Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey's drinkers to home-brew

ANKARA Carefully testing the temperature of a bucket of fermenting beer, Onder Ceyhan pushes back the foam to add a touch of yeast to his latest batch of home-brewed drink.

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Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New York 16 Nov 2017

NEW YORK Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ, "Salvator Mundi", sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie's, more than double the old price for any work of art at auction. | Video

Pakistan unveils 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha, evoking diverse heritage 16 Nov 2017

HARIPUR, Pakistan Pakistan unveiled the remains of a 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha image on Wednesday, part of an initiative to encourage tourism and project religious harmony in a region roiled by Islamist militancy.

Pope gets white-and-yellow Lamborghini to auction for charity 15 Nov 2017

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis received some hot new wheels on Wednesday in the form of a white-and-yellow Lamborghini but he won't be using it on the tree-shaded roads of the Vatican gardens.

No flicking allowed, Subbuteo turned into an art form 16 Nov 2017

Hidden away down a drab side street in Milan's gray suburbs, the little figures lined up in the dusty window of a local ceramic workshop add a welcome dash of a color on a chilly autumn day.

Necklace with largest flawless white diamond sold for record $34 million at auction 15 Nov 2017

GENEVA An emerald and diamond necklace set with the largest flawless white diamond ever to come to auction has sold for a world record 33.5 million Swiss francs ($34 million), the star lot at a Geneva sale, Christie's said. | Video

Delhi's toxic smog null

A thick cloud of toxic smog 12 times the recommended limit has enveloped India's capital New Delhi.