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Cuba unveils Jose Marti statue, a gift from Trump's hometown

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba unveiled a replica of a New York statue of independence hero Jose Marti on Friday, putting a gift from the hometown of U.S. President Donald Trump on public display at a time...

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Michelin trims star list to 25 restaurants for Chicago

(Reuters) - Michelin said on Friday it awarded its coveted stars to 25 Chicago restaurants in the latest edition of its dining guide that will be launched on Oct. 26, one less than last year.

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Michelin serves stars to 25 Chicago restaurants, down one from last year

(Reuters) - Michelin said on Friday it awarded its coveted stars to 25 Chicago restaurants in the latest edition of its dining guide that will be launched on Oct. 26, one less than last year's...

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Paris wants to regulate Asian bike-share operators

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris does not want Asian bike-sharing operators to burst into the city the way Airbnb and Uber did and plans to introduce regulation to ensure an orderly rollout of new bicycle...

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Too much sun. Hair too dry: L'Oreal adds Paris to digital beauty start-up cities

PARIS (Reuters) - L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics company wants to see more beauty tech like sensory hair brushes that tell you how to care for your hair, and skin patches that let you know...

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'If all goes well...' Titanic victim's letter expected to sell for thousands

LONDON (Reuters) - A hand-written letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic is expected to fetch up to £80,000 ($105,000) at auction on Saturday.

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Thai vegetarian festival expects record spending

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's annual vegetarian festival began on Friday with record spending expected from Thais abstaining from meat-heavy diets to earn spiritual credit during the year-long...

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Back to work, dad: Swiss government opposes paternity leave

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government on Wednesday opposed letting men take subsidized paternity leave from their jobs, saying it would cost too much and hurt companies' competitiveness.

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No gladiators vs lions, but cheap seats now open in Rome's Colosseum

ROME (Reuters) - Visitors to Rome's Colosseum can now see the structure as poor Romans once did - minus the wild animals, gladiators and Christian martyrs.

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George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize

(Reuters) - George Saunders' first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo," was on Tuesday named the winner of the 2017 Man Booker fiction prize, awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the...

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Golf: Furyk hopes Tiger will play role on U.S. Ryder Cup team

(Reuters) - Jim Furyk said on Tuesday he hopes Tiger Woods will be a part of his team at next year's Ryder Cup, calling the injury-plagued golfer a valuable resource to a U.S. squad looking to snap a 25-year drought on European soil.

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Two more Washington restaurants shine with Michelin stars

(Reuters) - Washington's dining scene received some extra sparkle on Tuesday as Michelin bestowed stars to two more restaurants in its second annual guide of the city's best eateries, which will go...

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UK's Prince William and wife Kate say baby expected in April

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate confirmed on Tuesday that their third child will be born next April.

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Foreign tourist numbers up 24 percent in Tunisia so far in 2017

TUNIS (Reuters) - The number of foreign tourists in Tunisia has risen by 24 percent so far this year, official data showed, indicating that a vital industry crippled two years ago by Islamist attacks...

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'Vanishing village' looks to Japan's LDP for survival

NANMOKU, Japan (Reuters) - Chikara Imai, 73, is quick to dismiss the new parties in Sunday's national election in Japan, saying old ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party is...

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London art auction raises $2.5 million for survivors of deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

LONDON (Reuters) - An auction of 31 artworks donated by some of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has raised close to 2 million pounds for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that...

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Tiger cleared by doctors to return to golf: ESPN

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has been cleared to resume full golf activity with no restrictions by the doctor that performed back surgery on the 14-time major champion in April, ESPN reported on Monday.

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Napoleon, tourists, divers and flu: flight opens up remote St. Helena

JAMESTOWN, St. Helena (Reuters) - On St. Helena, the remote volcanic outcrop in the South Atlantic where Napoleon breathed his last, big changes are afoot - well, big by St. Helena standards.

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British piers, Alabama buildings named among 25 at-risk monuments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - From a Syrian bazaar and the last active synagogue in Alexandria, to England's Blackpool Piers and Alabama civil rights buildings, historical gems around the globe are threatened...

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Greek church bells ring funeral toll over sex change law

ATHENS (Reuters) - Churches in a western Greek region will ring funeral bells every day until Saturday to protest a new law that makes it easier for people to change their legally recognized gender,...

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Ruins of Jerusalem hall shed light on Roman-era gatherings

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A small, half-built and roofed amphitheatre from 2nd-century Jerusalem has been unearthed during excavations below Judaism's Western Wall, the first such Roman-era find in the...

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Opinion: Merry Christmas, here's your next culture war

"Saturday Night Live" typically satirizes the political events of the previous week. But this weekend, "SNL" took a shot at forecasting what Trump's next culture war will be: Demanding every store employee say "Merry Christmas" this holiday season.

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Powerful hurricane roars toward Ireland

Hurricane Ophelia continued moving east toward Ireland on Sunday as officials there announced school closings, prepared for flooding -- and planned for power outages.

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Fruit, prawns off the menu at China's austere party Congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - No free fruit in hotel rooms, no free hair cuts and no prawns on the menu - delegates at this week's Communist Party Congress in China can expect austere treatment in keeping with...

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Germany's FDP does not expect coalition to form before Christmas

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of the pro-business Free Democrat (FDP) party that is likely to be a partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government said in a magazine interview he did not expect the coalition to form before the end of the year.

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Trump: We're saying 'Merry Christmas'

President Trump addresses the Values Voter Summit, claiming that his administration is bringing back the phrase "Merry Christmas."

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French cabaret Crazy Horse returns to Singapore after a decade

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Crazy Horse, a French cabaret known for its topless female dancers, has returned to Singapore a decade after a franchise club failed in the conservative Southeast Asian...

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Toy-telligence the smart choice for children at Christmas

LONDON (Reuters) - Tyler the Playful Tiger, who roars, purrs and moves during play is among a group of animatronic toys tipped to be the most in demand for Christmas, according to the world's oldest...

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Collective consciousness to replace God: author Dan Brown

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Humanity no longer needs God but may with the help of artificial intelligence develop a new form of collective consciousness that fulfils the role of religion, U.S. author Dan...

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Thailand cuts 2017 tourist arrivals forecast to 33-34 million: minister

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's tourism minister on Thursday said the country expects 33 to 34 million visitors this year, down from an earlier forecast of 35 million.

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Thailand cuts 2017 tourism forecast to 33-34 million visitors: tourism minister

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's tourism minister on Thursday said the country expects 33 to 34 million visitors this year, down from an earlier ministry forecast of 35 million.

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Tattoos help Israelis scarred by attacks and war

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A group of Israelis who were physically and mentally scarred in shootings, suicide bombings and military operations were given free tattoos this week by artists who hope body...

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Brazilian woman who received heart from German Olympic coach vows active lifestyle

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A 67-year-old Brazilian woman, once bedridden, has pledged to pursue an active lifestyle, including even canoeing, after receiving the heart of the coach of Germany's...

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Satire on EU bureaucracy wins German book prize

BERLIN (Reuters) - A satirical look at the European Union and its bureaucracy, which opens with a pig running amok in one of Brussels' main squares, has won the prestigious German Book Prize.

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Chinese tourists vacationing at home up 12 percent: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - A total of 67 million Chinese tourists traveled around the country on Friday as the nation's Golden Week holiday drew to a close, state media reported, citing data from the China...

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'Who's Kazuo Ishiguro?' Japan asks, but celebrates Nobel author as its own

TOKYO (Reuters) - Minutes after Japanese-born Briton Kazuo Ishiguro was announced as the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, Japanese took to Twitter to ask: "Who (the heck) is Kazuo...

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Hops meet halos: Brussels church launches own beer

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Brussels church that was nearly forced to close its doors for lack of parishioners has turned to the Belgian brewing tradition and launched a new beer in order to raise more...

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Bank of England says Brexit transition deal needed by Christmas

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Britain's banks need a watertight Brexit transition deal by Christmas to avoid a potentially disorderly shift of people and operations to the European Union, a top Bank of England official said on Wednesday.

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European vine rules stunt Italian winemakers' ambitions

NIPOZZANO, Italy (Reuters) - In the Italian valley where his family has made wine for 30 generations, Lamberto Frescobaldi says his growth plans are being hampered by new European Union rules.

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From WALL-E to POST-E: Robot helps deliver mail in German town

BERLIN (Reuters) - Postal workers in the western German town of Bad Hersfeld are getting a helping hand from a new colleague. A bright yellow, four-wheeled robot will carry mail and packages and...

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Steven Tyler denies he had a heart attack

Steven Tyler says it broke his heart that his health issues caused Aerosmith to abandon its tour but he insists his heart is not actually broken.

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Greek archaeologists clear way for Hellenikon resort

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece welcomed a decision by senior archaeologists to conditionally permit a major tourism project in Athens on Wednesday, saying it cleared the way for the country to turn the...

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From death to no-contact, ancient martial art revived in Egypt

Sohag, EGYPT (Reuters) - Turn the clock back just over half a century and a contest between two men in the ancient Egyptian martial art of tahteeb could see the loser injured, or even killed.

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Greek archaeologists' decision clears way for Hellenikon tourism project

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece welcomed a decision by senior archaeologists to conditionally permit a major tourism project in Athens on Wednesday, saying it cleared the way for the country to turn the...

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White tiger, dark horse: North Korean art market heats up

DANDONG, China (Reuters) - Seated beneath tall windows and dressed simply in singlets and trousers, North Korean painters are hard at work. The artists staple canvases to frames or copy idyllic landscapes from laptop computers. One wears headphones as he brushes a group of running horses onto his canvas.

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Workers scale Brussels' Atomium to start cleaning process

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Dangling from ropes as they straddle giant silver spheres that reflect the cityscape below, a team of cleaners began the annual clean-up of Brussels' iconic Atomium.

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In China, performance art feels the chill from official disapproval

BEIJING (Reuters) - One woman, a performance artist from Taiwan, tied herself up with bras, but left her nipples exposed. Another artist, a Romanian woman in a bathing suit, had someone write the...

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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler shuts down heart attack rumors

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler dismissed speculation that he had suffered a heart attack or a seizure but did little to clarify the ailment that led the band to cancel the remainder of its South American tour.

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Ultimate cold case: Who betrayed Anne Frank?

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A former FBI agent is heading up a cold case team more than 70 years after Nazi occupation police stormed the secret Amsterdam canal house annex where Anne Frank was hiding and...

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U.S. trio win Nobel for finding Einstein's gravitational waves

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Three U.S. scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves, ripples in space and time...

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Chanel models parade past Paris waterfalls

PARIS (Reuters) - Karl Lagerfeld brought the drama of the natural world indoors for Chanel's catwalk show on the final day of Paris Fashion Week, with a huge cliff complete with waterfall towering...

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Gravitational wave pioneers win 2017 Nobel Physics Prize

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - U.S. scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics for their pioneering role in the detection of gravitational waves, prize...

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Greece overcomes forestry setback to develop Athens coastal resort

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has won an appeal over objections from forestry officials to a major tourism project in Athens that forms part of its third international bailout, overcoming one of the...

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Don't play cute; Japan's brewers learn how to make women drink more

TOKYO (Reuters) - Faced with a shrinking beer market at home, Japanese brewers are shoring up sales by targeting women with a range of fizzy, fruity canned cocktails, but the strategy hasn't been...

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Size-zero ban hits Paris catwalks, campaigners hopeful

PARIS (Reuters) - Labels from Givenchy to Saint Laurent showed of their new designs at Paris Fashion Week, alongside another innovation meant to wean the industry off its association with unhealthily...

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Hell's bells! Britain to get less bong for its buck in Big Ben blunder

LONDON (Reuters) - Renovations that will silence the Big Ben bell in the British parliament's famous clock tower for four years will cost more than double the original estimate, officials said on...

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Golden getaway: cost, safety prompt more Chinese tourists to stay closer to home

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - As China's army of tourists prepares for next week's 'Golden Week' vacation, the hottest destinations aren't Paris, New York or Tokyo. Instead, a cooling economy means...

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In Pakistan's coal rush, some women drivers break cultural barriers

ISLAMKOT, Pakistan (Reuters) - As Pakistan bets on cheap coal in the Thar desert to resolve its energy crisis, a select group of women is eyeing a road out of poverty by snapping up truck-driving...

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Hot and sweet and red all over, Serbian village hangs peppers out to dry

DONJA LOKOSNICA, Serbia (Reuters) - The village of Donja Lokosnica has turned red, as the pepper harvest hanging out to dry on almost every wall brings a wash of intense color to this Serbian farming...

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Britons open wallets to secure White Cliffs of Dover for nation

LONDON (Reuters) - A British charity seeking to buy land abutting the White Cliffs of Dover to secure the landscape for the nation says it has hit its target to raise one million pounds ($1.3...

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'You look so beautiful!': Indonesians celebrate the dead in ancient ritual

TORAJA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Yosefina Tumanan, a resident of the remote Toraja region of Indonesia's island of Sulawesi, was thrilled to see her sister-in-law.

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Indonesia welcomes giant pandas on loan from China

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia welcomed a pair of giant pandas on loan from China on Thursday, a move officials said would boost friendship and cultural cooperation between the two countries.

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Lanvin show kicks off carousel of new designers in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - France's oldest fashion house, Lanvin, sought to draw a line under a period of upheaval on Wednesday with a sleek, largely monochrome collection by its newest artistic director.

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Jamaica expects tourism boost after hurricanes batter rest of Caribbean

DOHA (Reuters) - Jamaica expects an increase in the number of tourists to the country as travelers rebook holidays to avoid other destinations in the Caribbean that were hit by hurricanes, the...

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Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2017

(Reuters) - Tiger economies and competition from China will undoubtedly be forces to reckon with, but anyone looking to find the most influential research leading to the most transformative...

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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler experiencing medical problem, band cancels shows

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is dealing with an "unexpected medical issue" that has forced the band to cancel four shows in South America, the group said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Steven Tyler suffers 'unexpected medical issues'

Aerosmith will be missing a thing or two on its Aero-Vederci tour.

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Speedboat once driven by President Kennedy available at right price

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It's not PT-109, but President John Kennedy is said to have driven his former speedboat as if it were the small warship he famously commanded in World War Two.

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Playful Dior brightens Paris Fashion Week with mirrors and mosaics

PARIS (Reuters) - Christian Dior brought fun and a touch of fairytale to the start of Paris Fashion week with a collection featuring multi-colored dragon motifs and glittering bodices reminiscent of...

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Bike-sharing takes off among youths in major Asian cities: survey

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Orange, yellow and other brightly colored bikes have been popping up in cities across Asia, surprising residents and frequent visitors with their sudden ubiquity outside train...

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Nobel laureates in line for even bigger pay-day

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - This year's Nobel laureates can look forward to a rise of 12.5 percent in prize money as the finances of the foundation have improved after previous years of overspending, the...

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China's 'office chef' a hit with online foodies

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's latest online star uses everyday office equipment to cook pancakes, hot pot and even flame-grilled fish at her desk.

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Asymmetrical cuts by Japan's Ujoh close Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (Reuters) - Milan Fashion Week wrapped up on Monday with clean, asymmetrical cuts from Japan's Ujoh by designer Mitsuru Nishizaki, an enthusiast of the Italian fashion capital where he made his...

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Tiger Woods has no timetable for return

He can only hit 60-yard shots as he recovers from his latest back surgery but Tiger Woods will return to a golf course this week as an assistant captain at the Presidents Cup.

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Rap and the Party: China taps youth culture to hook millennial cadres

BEIJING (Reuters) - In his baseball cap and baggy yellow t-shirt, the rap star Li Yijie - better known by his stage name "Pissy" - is an unlikely face of China's strait-laced ruling Communist Party.

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Fragrant name for baby panda unveiled by Tokyo governor

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo's newest baby panda, who is just beginning to crawl and has now lived long enough to get a name, will be called "Xiang Xiang," to evoke the image of petals unfurling, the...

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Dolce & Gabbana play their trump card with queen of hearts collection

MILAN (Reuters) - Dolce & Gabbana, fashion's most famous duo, played their trump card on Sunday with their spring summer 2018 collection themed around the queen of hearts in one of the final shows at...

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Tattoos move into cultural mainstream

LONDON (Reuters) - Mothers shopping with teenage children and parents pushing baby buggies joined the crowds of body art enthusiasts at this weekend's annual London Tattoo Convention, underscoring...

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Bottega Veneta's neoclassical look and Blumarine's boudoir on show in Milan

MILAN (Reuters) - Bottega Veneta's neoclassical-inspired looks and Blumarine's delicate boudoir pieces took center-stage on Saturday, the fourth day of Milan fashion week.

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Frida the rescue dog emerges as hero of Mexican earthquake

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - For a country still in mourning and counting its dead from Tuesday's devastating earthquake, Frida the Navy rescue dog has emerged as a source of inspiration and pride in the...

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Baseball: Ausmus will not return as Detroit Tigers manager

(The Sports Xchange) - The Detroit Tigers announced Friday the contract of manager Brad Ausmus will not be extended beyond the 2017 season.

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Tiger progressing but still no timetable for return

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods is not hitting full shots and has no timetable for his return to competitive golf after undergoing his fourth back surgery in April, the former world number one said on Friday.

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Colors can chase away the blues, says Giorgio Armani

MILAN (Reuters) - Color is the answer in times of sadness and austerity, according to Italian designer Giorgio Armani who was showcasing his spring summer 2018 collection at Milan Fashion Week on...

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Russia's Bolshoi to premiere postponed 'Nureyev' ballet in December

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Bolshoi Theater said on Friday it would hold the postponed premiere of its ballet about late Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev in December, but probably with a new director...

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Tod's focuses on high-end products without a chief designer

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Tod's will press ahead without a chief designer, Group' Chairman Diego Della Valle said on Friday after its Spring Summer 2018 catwalk show in Milan.

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Suite with wifi and bars, sir? Dutch hotel offers hard cell

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A beaming Syrian refugee called Monjid welcomes guests to Amsterdam's newest hotel, offering them hummus and olives before walking them from the bright pink reception area to...

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Magritte exhibit opens in Brussels 50 years after his death

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An exhibition opened at Brussels' Atomium building on Thursday to honor twin anniversaries of two Belgian icons -- the Atomium itself, which turns 60 next year, and Surrealist...

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Polish climbers hope to make historic winter conquest of K2

RZEDKOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Polish climbers hope to pull off one of the last big feats of mountaineering in coming months by scaling K2, the world's second highest peak and the only of the 14...

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Nigerian fashion magazine stirs debate about men in skirts

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerians who say a new online fashion magazine promotes homosexuality by featuring men wearing makeup or clad only in miniskirts have misunderstood its agenda, according to its...

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Yoko Ono won't let it be, forces "John Lemon" drink to re-brand

LONDON (Reuters) - It wasn't exactly instant karma when Beatle John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, heard about a Polish beverage company's new drink called "John Lemon".

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Fashion doesn't need to kill animals: British designer MacDonald

LONDON (Reuters) - British fashion designer Julien MacDonald has apologized for using fur in his past collections - raising a hot topic that returned to rock London Fashion Week.

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Hurricane Maria roars ashore in the Caribbean

Hurricane Maria has made its first landfall in Dominica, causing "widespread devastation"

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Japan restaurant highlights dementia awareness

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - Diners have no complaints about the service at a pop-up restaurant in central Tokyo, where the 17 waiters and waitresses all suffer from dementia.

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Koala survives 16 km drive trapped under 4WD

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A koala survived a 16-kilometre (10-mile) road trip in Australia clinging to the axle of a four wheel drive vehicle, before the driver stopped and heard the cries of the...

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Brexit looms over London catwalk as overseas brands take spotlight

LONDON (Reuters) - London kicked off fashion week on Friday to pleas from the local fashion industry to protect the city's international outlook as uncertainty about Britain's impending departure...

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Tiger Species Thought Extinct Is Possibly Spotted in Indonesia

Rangers at a national park in West Java photographed a rare big cat, leading to speculation that it was a Javan tiger, a species declared extinct 40 years ago.

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Watchmaker Zenith bets on new way of keeping time

LE LOCLE, Switzerland (Reuters) - High-end watchmaker Zenith is replacing a part that has kept time in mechanical watches for almost 350 years, hoping its new, apparently more accurate mechanism will...

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Young Muscovite group risks life and limb to scale tall buildings

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A handful of young Muscovites spend their spare time braving the risk of arrest, injury and even death to scale tall buildings. Their motivation is simple: to feel more alive.

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Marc Jacobs closes New York Fashion Week echoing Arabian Nights

(Reuters) - Outfitting models in knotted turbans, veteran designer Marc Jacobs showcased a bold Spring 2018 collection with an Arabian flair.

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Road blighting Stonehenge to be buried in solstice-compliant plan

LONDON (Reuters) - The prehistoric stone circle of Stonehenge in southwest England will be freed from the sight, sound and smell of traffic under plans announced on Tuesday to bury a busy road that...

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Carolina Herrera gets playful with color for Spring 2018

NEW YORK - (Reuters) - Fashion designer Carolina Herrera, known for her timeless designs, debuted an electric, multi-color Spring 2018 collection at the Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden for New York Fashion Week on Monday.

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UK's only female panda is not pregnant after all: zoo

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's only female giant panda bear will not give birth this year, dashing hopes that she was about to produce the first panda cubs born in the country, Edinburgh Zoo said on...

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Circle of life: Japan's homeless banish despair through dance

TOKYO (Reuters) - Penniless and subsisting only on water for three weeks, Tokyo street-dweller Tokuchika Nishi thought he had come to the end of his life.

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Japan picks 'Wagyu Olympics' winner amid growing demand for luxury beef

SENDAI, Japan (Reuters) - More than 500 cattle paraded through a ring in northern Japan in the "Wagyu Olympics" to win prizes and renown as the most fertile - and mouth-watering - examples of "wagyu"...

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Ivy League graduate and dance champion crowned Miss America

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - An Ivy League graduate and national dance champion from North Dakota was crowned Miss America on Sunday, becoming the first contestant from the state to win the nearly...

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Irma Roars In. And an Entire State Shakes and Shudders.

Hurricane Irma hit hardest at the Florida Keys and the Gulf Coast, but the whole state felt its wrath after one of the largest evacuations in American history.

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Hurricane Irma roars into Florida Keys, brings deadly storm surge

FORT MYERS, Fla (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma's northern edge crashed into the Florida Keys on Sunday, bringing a double barrel threat of destructive winds and life-threatening storm surges that sparked one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history.

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Cats on a train! Japan railway lets felines roam to raise awareness of strays

OGAKI, Japan (Reuters) - A Japanese civic group teamed up with a railway operator on Sunday to let some 30 cats roam on a local train at an event, hoping it will raise awareness of the culling of...

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Egypt archeologist unearth goldsmith's tomb near Luxor

LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a tomb of a prominent goldsmith who lived more than 3,000 years ago, unearthing statues, mummies and jewelry in the latest major find...

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Fashion and Ferraris drive agenda at Goodwood Revival

CHICHESTER, England (Reuters) - At Goodwood racetrack, one of England's famed venues, motor sport aficionados arrived in vintage attire from the 1940s, 50s and 60s to celebrate classic cars from the...

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On cricket homage, Britain's May challenges robotic jibe

LONDON (Reuters) - Armed with a tupperware box full of home-made chocolate brownies, Prime Minister Theresa May made an appearance on Britain's most popular cricket program on BBC radio on Friday and...

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UK's Farage says PM May might not last until Christmas

BERLIN (Reuters) - Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May might be out of a job by Christmas unless she manages to get her party behind her and take charge of Brexit negotiations.

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No smartphones! Vintage mobile phone museum opens in Slovakia

DOBSINA, Slovakia (Reuters) - As new smartphones hit the market month in month out, one Slovak technology buff is offering visitors to his vintage cellphone museum a trip down memory lane - to when...

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Flights, camera, action: Chinese couples in pursuit of perfect photos

BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - Under a rare blue summer sky on London's Westminster Bridge, Jiachun Lin poses in a flowing white lace gown and windtossed veil with her fiance Da Song.

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Police in suburban Atlanta kill escaped circus tiger

(Reuters) - Police in Georgia shot and killed a Bengal tiger on Wednesday after the animal escaped from a transport truck and briefly roamed a suburban Atlanta neighborhood, menacing outdoor pets, authorities said.

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Hurricane Irma, One of the Most Powerful in History, Roars Across Caribbean

The storm left wreckage and flooding on Caribbean islands and is making its way toward Florida.

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Loose tiger roams suburban Atlanta streets

A tiger who escaped from a truck was shot dead near Atlanta. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the dachshund that was lucky to survive.

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Tiger roaming Atlanta streets killed by police

A tiger seen roaming the streets of suburban Atlanta is dead, but the question remains: Where did it come from?

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump Gifts From Saudi Arabia: Tiger Fur Robes and Chiffon Dresses

The president received more than 80 gifts from Saudi Arabia, some of them extravagant. But diplomatic gift-giving is not unusual, a former official said.

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Don't look down! London runners stretch their legs 16 floors up

LONDON (Reuters) - Athletes risked vertigo on Tuesday at the launch of London’s highest running track, 16 floors above the capital's streets.

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Gaza rapper hopes to hip hop to world stardom

GAZA (Reuters) - Ibrahim Ghunaim, or MC Gaza as he likes to be called, raps to a different beat in an Islamist-ruled Palestinian enclave rocked by internal conflict and three wars with Israel over...

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For Chinese millennials, despondency has a brand name

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese millennials with a dim view of their career and marriage prospects can wallow in despair with a range of teas such as “achieved-absolutely-nothing black tea”, and...

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Can man and tiger co-exist here?

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Sculptors build 55feet sandcastle in Germany to claim world record

DUISBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Using almost 4,000 metric tonnes of sand, 19 sculptors have built a 55ft tower featuring a number of famous landmarks to claim the world record for tallest sandcastle.

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Tiger Woods cleared to start short-game practice

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has made a step toward returning to competitive golf after being cleared by his doctor to work on his short game.

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Britons gather at dawn to remember Diana 20 years after her death

LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of Princess Diana gathered at dawn at the gates of Kensington Palace on Thursday to celebrate the life of a woman who transformed Britain and its royal family when she died 20...

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Bees on the roof are all the buzz in Slovenia's capital

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - When you visit the main congress center in Slovenia's capital you may get more that the usual conference: how about a jar of honey?

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Fans gather at dawn to remember Diana 20 years after her death

LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of Princess Diana gathered at dawn at the gates of Kensington Palace on Thursday to celebrate the life of a woman who reshaped Britain and its royal family when she died 20...

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Revelers hurl tomatoes in Spanish festival amid higher security

BUNOL, Spain (Reuters) - More than 20,000 revelers threw 160 tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes at each other in Spain on Wednesday in an epic, annual food fight known as the "Tomatina".

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The bells, the bells: Notre-Dame's crumbling gargoyles need help

PARIS (Reuters) - The Archbishop of Paris is on a 100 million euro ($120 million)fundraising drive to save the crumbling gargoyles and gothic arches of the storied Notre-Dame cathedral.

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LVMH looking to turn historic Paris grounds into theme park

PARIS (Reuters) - Luxury goods giant LVMH is to lead a 60 million euros ($72 million) plan to turn the capital's 157 year-old Jardin d'Acclimatation into one of France's top three amusement parks.

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A mammoth engineering feat, Scotland's third Forth bridge is ready to open

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The Queensferry Crossing, the third bridge in as many centuries to link Edinburgh and the north of Scotland over the River Forth, was formally completed on Monday, concluding...

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RPT-China's R&F Properties roars back into the spotlight on Wanda deals

* R&F involved in two property deals with Wang's Dalian Wanda

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At Maltese festival, climbing the greasy pole is part of the fun

ST JULIAN'S, Malta (Reuters) - For more than a century, locals in the small Maltese town of St Julian's have celebrated their patron saint by running up a steeply angled log, smeared with lard,...

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London's Notting Hill Carnival remembers Grenfell Tower fire

LONDON (Reuters) - Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest street party in Europe, fell silent for a minute on Sunday to remember the more than 80 people who were killed in June in an apartment block fire...

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Live Briefing: Hurricane Harvey: Storm Roars Ashore Near Corpus Christi, Tex.

Fueled by warm water from the Gulf of Mexico, a Category 4 hurricane slammed into Texas late Friday. There were reports of power loss and damage to buildings.

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China's R&F Properties roars back into the spotlight on Wanda deals

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Once the leader of the elite group of developers known as the "Five South China Tigers", Guangzhou R&F Properties gradually became overshadowed by bigger beasts, but it's now back in focus even as many rivals shy from the limelight.

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Hurricane Harvey Roars Toward Texas

Forecasters say the Category 4 storm could be the strongest to hit the United States in 12 years.

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For tsar's great-grandson, Russia needs a strong leader

ZURICH (Reuters) - A century after the October Revolution that ended his family's three-century reign of Russia, Hans Georg Yourievsky believes the country needs a tough leader.

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In Ireland, summer goes on rain or shine

GALWAY, Ireland (Reuters) - Anyone who visits Ireland in summer might experience bright sunshine, a thunderstorm, driving rain and more sunshine on a single day.

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Palestinians share appetite for traditional food

HEBRON, West Bank (Reuters) - For a people struggling to establish their own state, traditional food is an important part of the national heritage, and for Palestinians in the West Bank that goes...

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Man charged with smuggling tiger cub

A California man has been charged with smuggling a Bengal tiger cub into the United States from Mexico. He told investigators he wanted to keep the tiger as a pet, the United States Attorney's Office said.

Baseball nytimes.com

Tigers 10, Yankees 6: Punches and Ejections Mar a Yankees Loss in Detroit

The Yankees lost to the Tigers, 10-6, in a game that will be remembered more for its bench-clearing brawl, four hit batters and eight ejections.

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At ancient pyramid in Peru, remains of 20th century Chinese laborers found

LIMA (Reuters) - Archaeologists exploring Peru's pre-Colombian past recently unearthed a glimpse of a less prominent chapter in the Andean country's history - the remains of 16 Chinese laborers from...

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Baseball: Tigers beat Yankees in brawl-filled encounter

(The Sports Xchange) - Pitches buzzed heads, tempers flared, fists flew and thumbs were extended. The New York Yankees-Detroit Tigers game on Thursday turned in a giant fiasco.

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Anyone for cricket - in the middle of the sea?

BRAMBLE BANK, England (Reuters) - Gathered on a strip of sand in what is normally a busy shipping lane, a group of men in white uniforms and a dog played cricket on Thursday, fusing Britain's passion...

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Meet Lulu Hashimoto, the 'living doll' fashion model

TOKYO (Reuters) - Meet Lulu Hashimoto, a "living doll" and the latest trend in Tokyo's fashion modeling scene.

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Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts wins $700 million jackpot

(Reuters) - The owner of a Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts won an estimated $700 million on Wednesday, one of the largest prizes in the lottery's history.

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Pope due to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh, before Christmas: source

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will almost certainly visit Myanmar and Bangladesh, two countries caught up in a crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority, before the end of the year, a senior Vatican source said on Wednesday.

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Depopulation turns Serbian villages into ghost towns

REPUSNICA, Serbia (Reuters) - Repusnica was once a bustling village on the slopes of Mount Stara Planina in Serbia. Now its bars lie empty, its houses stand shuttered and nobody walks its streets.

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Microflats attract investor cash as millennials embrace co-living

(Reuters) - Millennials priced out of London's traditional housing market are opting to rent tiny apartments in so-called "co-living" developments, a fast-growing area that private investors and...

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The People's Princess, Britons work to keep memory alive

LONDON (Reuters) - Abdul Daoud spilt most of the cappuccino into the saucer the first time he served Princess Diana, his nerves getting the better of him.

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Princess Diana beguiles the world 20 years after death

LONDON (Reuters) - From TV documentaries and the private memories of her sons to a slew of new "revelations" and renewed theories about her death, Britain's Princess Diana is once again front page...

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Currency gag wins best joke prize at Edinburgh Fringe

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A comedian who quipped about Britain's new pound coin at the Edinburgh arts festival has won Best Joke of the Fringe 2017, television channel Dave said on Tuesday

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Syrian refugees in Germany name daughter Angela Merkel Muhammed

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Syrian refugee family in Germany has named their newly born baby girl Angela Merkel Muhammed out of gratitude to the chancellor for her open-door asylum policy in 2015, hospital...

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'Eclipse of the Heart': Bonnie Tyler belts her hit

Singer Bonnie Tyler belted out her favorite line from "Total Eclipse of the Heart' live on CNN Monday, just hours before a total solar eclipse is expected to darken parts of North America.

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Ready, set, slow! British Citroen 2CV enthusiasts stage 24-hour race

SNETTERTON, England (Reuters) - Roaring engines and squealing tyres - though not especially great speeds - were the ordre du jour at a 24-hour endurance race in Britain celebrating one of history's...

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Dutch build vital new infrastructure: World's biggest bike parking lot

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The city of Utrecht in the cycling-mad Netherlands opened on Monday what it said would be the world's largest parking garage for bikes with room for 12,500 once completed next...

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Fisherman nets message in a bottle in isolated Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) - For Palestinian fisherman Jihad al-Soltan, it was a surprise summer catch -- a message in a bottle that he netted off a Gaza beach.

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Britain's Big Ben falls silent for four years of renovation work

LONDON (Reuters) - The "Big Ben" bell in the British parliament's famous clock tower tolled for the last time on Monday before it ceased its regular bongs for four years while renovation work is...

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Specially brewed beer for dogs on menu in Croatia's only beach bar for dogs

CRIKVENICA, Croatia, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Specially brewed beer made of chicken and vegetables and ice cream made from bananas, peanuts, yogurt and soy milk are top items on the menu in Croatia's...

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Deutsche Post eyes record Christmas parcel business in Germany

BOCHUM, Germany, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Deutsche Post DHL is expecting another record year for parcel deliveries in Germany during the crucial Christmas period, a company executive said on Monday.

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Pilgrims dance in cosmic energy ritual in Bulgaria

RILA MOUNTAINS, Bulgaria (Reuters) - Lilya Ivanova, a 29-year-old Bulgarian psychologist, glows with joy. She has just finished a ritual dance along with some 2,500 white-clad followers of the...

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'Catching' a U-2 fresh back from America's air wars

AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - It may not sound possible to "catch" an American spy plane while driving a Dodge Charger. But that's precisely what we did on a sweltering August...

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Powerball jackpot grows to $535 million, fifth largest ever

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A $2 investment could yield more than a half-billion dollars in the Powerball lottery's fifth-largest jackpot in a 25-year history that is up for grabs on Saturday. But the odds...

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Self-sufficient eclipse chasers hit the road to 'totality'

(Reuters) - Michael Zeiler packed his portable toilet then headed out on a 10-hour drive from New Mexico to Wyoming where, on Monday, he intends to mark the ninth time he has seen the moon pass in...

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O.J. Simpson LA exhibit shows memorabilia as art

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 20 years after the so-called Trial of the Century, an art exhibit examines the public's enduring fascination with former footballer O.J. Simpson through memorabilia...

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Britain's female wrestlers grapple with acceptance

LONDON (Reuters) - By day, Claire Heafford works as a personal trainer but, once every few weeks, she dons a mask and takes on the role of "Rag Doll" to slam and grapple around the ring in an...

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Barcelona steps up fight against illegal tourist rentals

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona plans to hire dozens of new inspectors to crack down on illegal holiday rentals, as the Spanish tourism hub seeks to enforce a licensing regime for people using sites...

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Saudi Arabia to restart work on $26.6 billion Grand Mosque expansion

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Binladin Group will restart work next month on the $26.6 billion expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, nearly two years after work stopped in the wake of a crane collapse at...

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Citizen scientists will take to the field for U.S. eclipse

(Reuters) - When the moon passes directly in front of the sun on Aug. 21, casting a deep shadow across the United States, thousands of citizen scientists will be watching the eclipse while monitoring...

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Rare trio of stinky corpse flowers to bloom at Washington garden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A botanic garden on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol is expecting a stinky first in coming days as a trio of so-called corpse flowers is due to open and release an odor likened...

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Blood and passion fuel Siena's street horse race

SIENA, Italy (Reuters) - The sounds of thundering hooves and a roaring crowd have filled Siena's Piazza del Campo almost every year since the mid-1600s.

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Seeking a liveable city? Try Melbourne, skip Lagos and Damascus

LONDON (Reuters) - Melbourne and Vienna are the most liveable cities in the world, but you should probably steer clear of Lagos and Damascus, an annual survey has suggested.

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Four years without Big Ben's bongs? It can't be right, says UK PM May

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday it could not be right for "Big Ben", the bell in the British parliament's clock tower whose bongs are one of the country's most...

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U.S. WW2 veteran returns flag to family of fallen Japanese soldier

TOKYO (Reuters) - When U.S. Marine Marvin Strombo found a Japanese flag on the body of an enemy soldier during World War Two, he took and promised to one day return it to the family of his fallen foe.

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Belgian town cooks giant omelet amidst egg scare

MALMEDY, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian town honored its 22-year-old tradition of making a giant omelet on Tuesday amidst an egg contamination scare, cooking 10,000 eggs in a pan four meters wide.

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Tiger Woods had pain, anxiety, sleep drugs in his system during arrest

Golfer Tiger Woods had pain, anxiety and sleep medications, as well as THC, in his system when he was arrested on Memorial Day on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a toxicology report released Monday by the Palm Beach County (Florida) Sheriff's Office.

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BRIEF-Tiger Global Management cuts stake in Netflix, Facebook

* Tiger Global Management LLC cuts share stake in Facebook by 24.7 percent to 531,000 class A shares

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Egypt carries on tradition of steam-free 'foot ironing'

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - In a narrow alleyway in the heart of Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, Ebtesam Mohamed is busy working on a decades-old Egyptian tradition of ironing clothes using her...

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UK parliament's "Big Ben" bell to fall silent for four years

LONDON (Reuters) - The "Big Ben" bell in the British parliament's famous clock tower will cease its regular bongs at noon on Aug. 21, falling silent for most of the next four years while renovation...

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More than 80,000 hit Sydney streets for City2Surf fun run

SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than 80,000 runners took part in Sydney's annual City2Surf race on Sunday, with 2016 champion Harry Summers defending his title in 42 minutes and 16 seconds, media reported.

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Pearson roars back to win world 100m hurdles gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's Sally Pearson completed one of the great sporting comebacks when she overcame two years of injury agony to win the world 100 meters hurdles title at the age of 30 on Saturday.

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Sailing, sailing, over the grassy waves

ELBLAG, Poland (Reuters) - It is a tram or a train? Neither, it's a boat.

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New York City students need comfort? In trots Petey the Shih Tzu

(Reuters) - When distressed students at Middle School 88 in Brooklyn end up in the principal's office, Petey Parker often totters over, tail wagging, to comfort them.

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Poverty, land rights feature at film festival in Indonesia's Papua

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua hosted its first independent film festival this week, showing documentaries on social issues such as land rights and grinding poverty,...

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'Mermaids' find raison d'etre in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Children with disabilities being treated at Brazil's hospitals, where economic hardship has crimped services, are getting an emotional lift from a mythical creature of the...

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Tel Aviv distillery to sell off Israel's first single malt whiskey

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - In an unassuming building in the heart of hip and gritty south Tel Aviv, a young distillery is hours away from auctioning off a batch of what it calls the first Israeli-made...

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In a remote Irish town, a goat reigns supreme

KILLORGLIN, Ireland (Reuters) - For a few days this week a goat will be king of a small town in Ireland's rural south west.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Review: On ‘Rainbow,’ Kesha Nods to the Past and Roars Into the Future

The singer explores a broad palette of emotions and a wider range of sounds — jittery punk, country-folk — in her first new music since 2013.

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America's total eclipse floods market with fake sunglasses

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When millions of Americans turn their faces skyward to witness the nation's first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in a century, many will reach for specially designed...

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Tiger Woods enters DUI program

Tiger Woods, who was arrested in Florida on Memorial Day on suspicion of driving under the influence, has entered a DUI first-offender program, according to a spokesperson for the state attorney in the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County.

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Book first if you're going over the sea to Skye, UK police say

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Police on the Isle of Skye have warned tourists to respect the area and ensure they have a prior booking for an overnight visit after the Scottish island known for its natural...

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Bosnia's Muslims, Jews, Christians chide politicians

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnia's religious leaders say politicians are standing in the way of peaceful coexistence between Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities trying to forgive and forget after the...

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Pokemon Go fans join giant Pikachus at Yokohama festival

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Thousands of Pokemon Go players gathered in the Japanese port city of Yokohama to try their hand at catching rare virtual creatures while watching dance shows featuring...

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Tiger Woods likely to enter first-time DUI offender program in Florida

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Reuters) - Golfer Tiger Woods is expected to enter a program for first-time DUI offenders to resolve charges filed against him after police found him asleep at the wheel of his parked car alongside a Florida road, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

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Cuban graffiti artists bring social critique to Havana's walls

HAVANA (Reuters) - The graffiti of alien-like beings and balaclava-clad men appearing on Havana's dilapidated walls strikes a contrast with the upbeat political slogans and effigies of Cuban...

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Tiger Woods set for arraignment on DUI charge in Florida

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Reuters) - Golfer Tiger Woods, arrested in May on a charge of driving under the influence after police found him asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz stopped on a Florida road, is due to be arraigned in the case on Wednesday.

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History unearthed as London's mail rail line opens to public

LONDON (Reuters) - Deep below London's bustling streets, a piece of once-vital communications technology will soon be roaring back into life after years of disuse - a train.

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Australia to hold postal vote to decide on same-sex marriage law

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will hold a non-compulsory postal vote on legalizing same-sex marriage if a second bid to win political support for a national ballot fails, a minister said on Monday.