Wikinews Shorts: May 5, 2012
A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Dozens dead in the wake of Nigerian market attack
A cattle market in the Nigerian city of was attacked by gunmen Wednesday evening, according to an unnamed government official. The official said the attack occurred after would-be robber was subdued by market traders who then set him on fire.
Allies of the burned man retaliated by throwing grenades and shooting randomly into the crowd, the official said. The exact death toll is uncertain but is reported by various groups as being between 30 and 60. The anonymous official - who said he was not authorized to speak with journalists - said the gunmen used a strategy that mirrored those of the militant Islamist group.
- "Official: Dozens killed, injured in Nigeria cattle market attack" — , May 3, 2012
- Adamu Adamu. "Gunmen kill 34 at northeast Nigeria cattle market" — , May 3, 2012
Munch's The Scream sales for US$120 million in auction; sets record
One of the most recognized paintings in the world, New York City on Wednesday, making it the most expensive piece of art in the world., sold for 120 million at auction at in
The iconic painting was projected by experts to sell at auction for US$80 million, but an unknown buyer purchased the painting at US$119,922,500. Before the auction,'s was the most expensive artwork sold after it went for US$106.5 million two years ago at auction.
- Adam Reiss and Richard Roth. "'The Scream' sold for nearly $120 million" — , May 3, 2012
- Chris Michaud. "The Scream sale led to record $330 million auction at Sotheby's" — , May 3, 2012
Saturn V moon rocket damaged by bullets
Theon display at the was damaged by gunfire on Thursday. Nobody was injured. The shooter was suspected to be driving on .
- Pearlman, Robert Z.. "Gunshots Damage Historic Saturn V Moon Rocket" — , May 4, 2012
- Clines, Keith. "Shooting of Saturn V rocket in Davidson Center could be a federal offense" — , May 3, 2012