Pink lake, treehouses and African beats in Senegal


LAC ROSE, Senegal - Approaching Senegal's sand dune-flanked Lac Rose, overcast skies hid the sun and, at first, obscured the vibrant pink hue that gives the expansive lake its name.

Black women booted from California wine train sue for discrimination

- Eleven women from a predominantly black book club who were kicked off a California wine train in August sued the company on Thursday for racial discrimination, seeking $11 million in damages.

01 Oct 2015

Women in heavy-drinking South Korea fuel demand for lighter booze

SEOUL - Jeon Seo-jin, 25, finds traditional soju, the clear grain-based liquor popular in South Korea, too strong for her liking.

10 Sep 2015

From lepers to art lovers, an ever-changing Brussels district

BRUSSELS - Once the last refuge of lepers and criminals, one of Brussels' quirkiest neighborhoods teems with vintage furniture sellers, flea markets and linguistic invention.

28 Aug 2015

Street artist Banksy's 'Dismaland' is 'escape from mindless escapism'

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, England - Britain's newest theme park, "Dismaland", opens on Friday, with a decrepit castle, a merry-go-round horse set to be cooked and model boats on a pool full of refugees, all courtesy of British street artist Banksy.

20 Aug 2015

Chef Jacques P├ępin wins first Julia Child Foundation culinary prize

- French-born, Emmy-award winning chef Jacques Pepin was named on Thursday as the first recipient of the Julia Child Foundation award for the influence he has had on the way America cooks, eats and drinks.

13 Aug 2015

Glass of good wine is daily elixir for world's oldest twin brothers

GHENT, Belgium - Eating in moderation, drinking a glass of good wine every day and avoiding chasing women are the secrets of a long life, Belgians Pieter and Paulus Langerock, the world's oldest living twin brothers, say. | Video

12 Aug 2015

Goats and herbs: Germans get back to basics in deserted Bulgarian village

ODRINTSI, Bulgaria - A self-described shaman who discovered the healing powers of herbs while seeing visions on his sickbed; a former consultant for IBM who ditched PowerPoint presentations to drive across Africa and an artist from Luxembourg who is a qualified plumber.

12 Aug 2015

Royal treatment: Buckingham Palace opens doors to state banquets

LONDON - Ever wondered what it must be like to dine with royals, presidents and prime ministers? | Video

24 Jul 2015

High on the menu: cannabis spaghetti features at Italian foodfest

LONDON - Any Italian will tell you: pasta is healthy and makes you feel good. But what about spaghetti made from cannabis?

Health, Italy 22 Jul 2015