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  1. Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey's drinkers to home-brewFri, 17 Nov 2017 14:36:05 -0500
    ANKARA (Reuters) - 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. More...
  2. Macron is popular - at least when he's imprisoned in a snow globeFri, 17 Nov 2017 11:29:18 -0500
    PARIS (Reuters) - His ratings may be down, but snow globes containing pictures of French President Emmanuel Macron are flying off the shelves in Paris - bought both by fans and by those who want to give a tongue-in-cheek present. More...
  3. Bones of contention: Australia returns ancient Aboriginal remains for outback burialFri, 17 Nov 2017 01:42:04 -0500
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The 40,000-year-old remains of an Aboriginal man that prompted a drastic rewrite of Australian history were returned to his ancestral homeland on Friday after four decades of examination in the country's capital. More...
  4. Sante! France welcomes start of Beaujolais Nouveau wine seasonFri, 17 Nov 2017 12:16:06 -0500
    PARIS (Reuters) - Early-morning parties, parades and lots of raised glasses marked the release of the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau wine across France on Thursday. More...
  5. Washington's new Museum of the Bible aims to inform, not preachThu, 16 Nov 2017 06:36:03 -0500
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient scripts and rocker Elvis Presley's Bible will be on display at the $500 million Museum of the Bible, which opens this weekend in Washington after questions about the origin of some of its artifacts and its portrayal of the holy book. More...
  6. Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New YorkThu, 16 Nov 2017 04:22:50 -0500
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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. More...
  7. Pakistan unveils 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha, evoking diverse heritageWed, 15 Nov 2017 13:54:42 -0500
    HARIPUR, Pakistan (Reuters) - 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. More...
  8. Pope gets white-and-yellow Lamborghini to auction for charityWed, 15 Nov 2017 10:06:10 -0500
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - 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. More...
  9. No flicking allowed, Subbuteo turned into an art formWed, 15 Nov 2017 16:57:35 -0500
    (Reuters) - 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. More...
  10. Necklace with largest flawless white diamond sold for record $34 million at auctionWed, 15 Nov 2017 08:10:15 -0500
    GENEVA (Reuters) - 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. More...
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