Two Chinese fanciers battled it out in an online auction to buy the star racer, smashing the previous record of 376,000 (425,000). New interest from Asian markets in recent years has given the flagging practice a lift.
France's prime minister has outlined stricter rules on yellow vest protests in three cities including Paris. Edouard Phillippe also said the head of police would be replaced following a weekend of violent riots in Paris.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has marked the fifth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea with a visit to the region. Moscow is making a show of its efforts to improve infrastructure on the Black Sea peninsula.
Singapore has been organizing a series of events marking the 200thanniversary of the arrival of Stamford Raffles on the island. But not everyone is happy to see a British colonizer being remembered with such fondness.
For months now, Serbs have been protesting against their president, Aleksandar Vucic. On Saturday, the situation deteriorated sharply: demonstrators stormed the state radio station and surrounded the presidential palace.
The Christchurch terror attacks have prompted the government to quickly review its gun law policy, with tighter legislation expected as the outcome. The shooter used military-style arms to target people at two mosques.
The Philippines is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court because its government fears investigation. Other countries have never even joined. Nonetheless, the ICC is more than just a paper tiger.
The French finance and interior ministers will face senators this week, as the government grapples with the chaos and disorder of the recent yellow vest protest. President Emmanuel Macron has vowed a strong response.
Rescue efforts began as the weather cleared in Zimbabwe's hard-hit Chimanimani district, where infrastructure was washed away by floods. Mozambique's environment minister said the disaster could be the nation's worst.
The country remained on a high security alert following the deadly terror attack on mosques in Christchurch. Victim burials were expected to begin as PM Jacinda Ardern and her Cabinet prepared to meet and propose action.
Black box data from last weekend's Ethiopian Airlines plane crash has indicated clear similarities with October's Lion Air jet crash. The MAX 8 crashed shortly after takeoff, killing everybody on board.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned MPs to approve her Brexit deal on the third attempt or face delays in leaving the EU. One of her ministers says a significant number of colleagues now support the plan.