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World's Most Costly Painting on Saudi Prince's Yacht, Says Report

Since its sale for a record $450 million, the whereabouts of the "Salvator Mundi," said to be painted by Leonardo da Vinci, has become one of the art world's greatest mysteries.

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Around the World in Seven Years: Taiwanese Cyclist's Odyssey

It was four years ago when Jacky Chen embarked upon a challenge after quitting his job as an electronics engineer: riding his bicycle across the world.

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Alternative Meat Seen as Potentially Juicy Business

No longer at the food fringes, plant-based meats are selling well in supermarkets and emerging as a hot commodity for fast food chains, industrial food companies and Wall Street investors.

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Gondoleering Goddesses Teach Ancient Art to the Masses

"Big wave incoming, use your legs!" shouts Gabriella Lazzari, as her laughing students try out their new gondoleering skills in the sunshine of Venice's lagoon.

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Spain's Sagrada Familia Gets Building Permit... after 137 Years

Construction of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia may have started 137 years ago, but the emblematic basilica only got a building permit... on Friday.

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First Athens Mosque to Open by September

Greece's leftist government on Friday said an official mosque in Athens, over a decade in the making, would open by September to satisfy a longstanding demand by tens of thousands of Muslims in the capital.

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World's Best Sommelier Used to Think Wine 'Stank'

Just 10 years before he was crowned the world's best sommelier after winning a rigorous global competition against dozens of elite beverage connoisseurs, Marc Almert thought wine "stank."

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Pope Seeks More Prayer, Less Business at Lourdes Shrine

Pope Francis has named a special envoy to prioritize spirituality at the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes in France over "managerial and financial" aspects.

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Jerusalem Gay Pride Draws Thousands under High Security

Thousands took part in Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade Thursday, waving rainbow flags and calling for tolerance in the Holy City with security tight following a 2015 knife attack by a Jewish extremist that killed a teenager.

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Chinese Cartoonist Slams Twitter for Refusing Tiananmen Emoji

Chinese artist Badiucao, whose anonymous political satire infuriated Beijing, on Thursday announced a protest campaign against Twitter for what he says is pandering to China, after the platform's refusal to create a special tank man emoji to mark the 30th Tiananmen anniversary.

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