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Pope defends in-flight wedding from conservative headwinds

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday defended his decision to marry a couple aboard a plane in Chile last week, responding to criticism by conservatives that it flew in the face...

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Prize camels keep tradition alive in changing Saudi, but please no Botox!

AL-RUMAHIYA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The dromedaries paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees. Crowds of men watched from the bleachers, hooting...

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In Year of the Dog, Malaysia plays down, skirts dog decorations

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Some Malaysian businesses are skirting around or playing down the portrayal of canines in Chinese New Year decorations this year, wary of offending the country's Muslim...

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Costa Rica's first gay marriage suffers bureaucratic hitch

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica's first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognize it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with the...

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Fired FBI director James Comey to teach ethics at Virginia college

(Reuters) - James Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was fired last year by U.S. President Donald Trump, will teach a course on ethical leadership at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, the school said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Penn Virginia Announces Retirement Of Executive Chairman And Appointment Of New Members Of The Board Of Directors

* PENN VIRGINIA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Hundreds commemorate Jewish sage at his tomb in southern Israel

NETIVOT, Israel (Reuters) - Hundreds of Jewish worshippers made a pilgrimage on Thursday to the tomb in southern Israel of a sage revered by his followers as a miracle-maker.

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Drone rescues swimmers in Australia in world first

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A drone rescued two swimmers off an Australian beach on Thursday, a world first for the fast-developing technology that seems perfectly suited to saving lives at sea, authorities...

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Dance bars, mobile phones and Chelsea jerseys: changing face of Bhutan

THIMPHU (Reuters) - For decades Bhutan had no television, no traffic lights and a culture that had barely changed in centuries.

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U.S. investors' love affair with bonds unshaken by rising yields

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors stampeded into bonds and world stocks during the latest week, ignoring warning signs about stretched prices, according to the Investment Company Institute...

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6-year-old dies after contact with bat

A 6-year-old Florida boy died after he came in contact with a bat and contracted the rabies virus.

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Fragment of flag Nelson flew at Trafalgar sells for almost 300,000 pounds

LONDON (Reuters) - A piece of the Union Jack flag believed to have been flown from the flagship of Britain's Lord Horatio Nelson's ship during the Battle of Trafalgar sold for 297,000 pounds...

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After 950 years, France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to Britain

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the tale of how William the Conqueror came to invade England in 1066, an official at the...

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Republican lobbyist tied to controversial causes attacked in Virginia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican lobbyist best known for fueling a conspiracy theory about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer was attacked with pepper spray outside his home in a Washington suburb, police and his publicist said on Wednesday.

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London zoo names newborn Okapi after Meghan Markle

LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan Markle, the American actress who is engaged to Britain's Prince Harry, has a new namesake after London zoo named a just-born Okapi after her in honor of her wedding in May.

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Wilma! Malaysian sultan gets his own Flintstone car

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian sultan, known for his love of cars, was this week given his very own car right out of history, but he won't be getting blisters on his feet driving it around.

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World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers say

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help...

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Brussels recreates rape victim outfits in exhibition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A new exhibition in Brussels showcases the stories of student rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault, inspired by a project created by students at...

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Whisky and waders as fishermen welcome salmon season in Scotland

KENMORE, Scotland (Reuters) - On the banks of the River Tay in the Scottish highlands, a parade of pipers and a whisky-based blessing helped mark the start of the country's salmon fishing season on...

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Ancient Greek tragedy tells timeless story of Syrian flight

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Syrian women are adapting the Euripides' tragedy "Iphigenia", using a a play set during an ancient war to bring Berlin audiences closer to the plight of women driven...

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Enjoying the high life, up on the roof in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv (Reuters) - When it comes to the high life in Tel Aviv, residents of the Mediterranean metropolis need look no further than their own rooftops.

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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the...

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Saudi women score right to watch men's soccer in stadiums

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women in black abayas and fluorescent orange vests stood at the gates at King Abdullah Stadium, welcoming people into the family section that, for the first time in Saudi Arabia,...

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Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A marble bull's head made 2,400 years ago for a Phoenician temple and looted during Lebanon's civil war arrived in Beirut on Friday after American officials found it in the United...

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Saudi women-only motorshow opens in Jeddah

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom's first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive.

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Horrible carriage, unwieldy crowns: Queen Elizabeth's candid views of coronation and royal jewels

LONDON (Reuters) - Speaking for the first time about her coronation 65 years ago, Britain's Queen Elizabeth has revealed how uncomfortable riding in her golden carriage to the ceremony was and how...

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Fragment of flag Nelson flew at Trafalgar to go up for auction

LONDON (Reuters) - A piece of the Union Jack flag believed to have been flown from British military leader Lord Horatio Nelson's ship during the Battle of Trafalgar is to be auctioned in London later...

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Gourmet chocolate becomes economic lifeline in Venezuela crisis

CARACAS (Reuters) - In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in...

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Wheelchair-bound athlete honored for climbing up mountain

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A car accident seven years ago stripped professional Hong Kong rock climber Lai Chi-wai of his ability to walk, but this did not stop him climbing up a mountain that is roughly...

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Round up my ride! Bulgarian returns Singapore's damaged rental bikes

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A sea of yellow and orange bicycles in Singapore's public spaces shows how quickly the city-state has embraced the shared-bike culture since major operators such as Chinese...

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Republicans control Virginia House after concession, court ruling

(Reuters) - Republicans took narrow control of the Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday after a Democrat conceded in a race decided by a tie-breaker and a federal appeals court refused to keep the winner of another disputed contest from being seated.

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Democrat concedes in Virginia race after losing lottery drawing

(Reuters) - A Virginia Democrat who lost a tied race for the state House of Delegates in a lottery-style drawing conceded on Wednesday but said she would run again in 2019.

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Palestinians in East Jerusalem cherish horses as family

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian Fares Salem treats the horses he looks after at stables overlooking Jerusalem's walled Old City as though they were members of his own family.

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In digital age, circus maintains flesh-and-blood appeal

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Budapest's international circus festival shows audiences are still captivated by the emotion of a live performance, Charlie Chaplin's son Eugene, who heads the jury, said.

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Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' of height increase

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing...

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Feeding the fashionistas: Gucci turns to fine dining

Luxury labels are accustomed to tempting fashionistas, and now they're stretching from haute couture to haute cuisine.

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Ancient finding in Peru sheds light on desert society - archaeologist

LIMA (Reuters) - Archaeologists have discovered two chambers used for political ceremonies on Peru's desert coast more than 1,500 years ago that had previously only been glimpsed in the illustrations...

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Thousands of Belgians brave cold to take dip in wintery North Sea

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - Thousands of people braved the biting cold of a Belgian winter on Saturday to take a dip in the North Sea in Ostend's traditional New Year's plunge.

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Dog guards body of dead owner for weeks over Christmas

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A dog has been rescued by animal protection services in Hungary after being found lying alongside the body of her mistress who died weeks before.

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Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara expecting second baby

LONDON (Reuters) - Zara Tindall, the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, is pregnant with her second child, her spokeswoman said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's Santander rural loans rise to $4 bln in 2017

SAO PAULO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The volume of Banco Santander Brasil's farm loans rose about 44 percent last year as the Spanish bank's local unit grew its presence in the country's booming agribusiness sector, an executive said on Thursday.

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Republicans keep control of Virginia state House after tie-breaker

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republicans appeared to maintain control of Virginia's House of Delegates on Thursday after their candidate won a dramatic, lottery-style drawing to resolve a tied race, but the losing Democrat said she might challenge the results.

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Republican wins lottery-style drawing in tied Virginia state House

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republican incumbent David Yancey won a lottery-style drawing aimed at resolving a tied Virginia House of Delegates race on Thursday but the losing Democrat said she could challenge the results.

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Republican wins lottery-styled drawing in tied Virginia state House

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republican incumbent David Yancey won a lottery-style drawing aimed at resolving a tied Virginia House of Delegates race on Thursday, state elections board Chairman James Alcorn said.

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Virginia Official Pulls Republican’s Name From Bowl to Pick Winner of Tied Race

The winner means the House is narrowly in Republican hands 51-49.

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'Hands off our Irn Bru': Scots vent fury at sugar cut in popular drink

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - It's known as Scotland's second national drink, but a change in the secret recipe for Irn Bru, a sticky-sweet fizzy beverage prized as a hangover cure, has prompted outrage...

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Virginia set for tie-breaking lot draw to decide House control

What's likely to be the most important lot draw in American political history is set to take place here Thursday.

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Control of Virginia statehouse chamber at stake in lottery-style draw

(Reuters) - The winner of a tied Virginia legislative race that could change the balance of power in the statehouse is set to be decided on Thursday when state election officials draw a name from a bowl.

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No winners in U.S. Powerball jackpot worth $460 million

CHICAGO (Reuters) - No one won the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday worth an estimated $460 million, the seventh-largest prize in the game's history, the lottery website said.

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U.S. Powerball jackpot swells to $460 million, game's seventh-largest

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lottery players have another chance to strike it rich on Wednesday night when Powerball holds a drawing for a jackpot that has ballooned to an estimated $460 million, the...

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Virginia’s Tiebreaker Drawing Is Back On. But It May Not Settle House Race.

While unusual, drawing lots to select political leaders has a rich history. Other means of settling ties include coin-flipping and card-picking.

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Democrat loses bid to overturn tie in key Virginia House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lottery-style drawing to determine the winner of a tied Virginia House of Delegates race will go ahead after a recount court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Democratic candidate to reconsider its ruling that the race was a tie.

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Alaskan 'sunrise' girl sheds light on how humans populated Americas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient DNA extracted from the skull of a six-week-old baby girl whose 11,500-year-old remains were unearthed in a burial pit in central Alaska is helping scientists resolve...

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Virginia court rejects Democrat's bid in tied state House race: media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia recount court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Democratic candidate in a disputed state House of Delegates race to reconsider its ruling that the election had ended in a tie, Washington's WTOP radio reported.

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California Today: California Today: For Sale in Santa Rosa, Fire-Scorched Land

Wednesday: Leaving fire-ravaged Santa Rosa, census fears, Silicon Valley sex parties and, finally, the California of a century ago

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No winner in Mega Millions drawing, jackpot climbs to $418 million

(Reuters) - A jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery climbed to an estimated $418 million, the fourth largest in the game's history, after no tickets matched all six numbers during Tuesday's grand...

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Cuba's Santeria priests wax positive as transition from Castros begins

HAVANA (Reuters) - Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion forecast on Tuesday that the upcoming retirement of President Raul Castro would signify "a moment of change" that accelerates the...

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Four shot dead in New Jersey home; 16-year-old arrested

(Reuters) - Police arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of killing four people including his parents and sister with an assault rifle at their New Jersey home on New Year's Eve, prosecutors said on Monday.

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Israeli archaeologists find 2,700-year-old 'governor of Jerusalem' seal impression

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Monday a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which they said belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem.

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In frigid Times Square, relief arrives with the new year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Intrepid revelers from around the world endured hours of waiting in a frigid Times Square on Sunday to witness the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at...

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Intrepid revelers flock to frigid Times Square for New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Revelers from around the world crowded into New York's Times Square on a bone-chilling Sunday evening to watch the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at...

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Party hardy: Revelers brave Times Square on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Times Square was filling up on Sunday as hordes of hardy revelers, undeterred by bitter cold and an unprecedented security operation, maneuvered for prime spots to...

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FBI raids home of suspected ISIS supporter in Virginia

An FBI raid in Sterling, Virginia, on Friday night was part of an investigation into a man who allegedly supported ISIS, according to an FBI affidavit obtained by CNN affiliate WJLA.

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Hundreds of Indonesian couples ring in the new year at mass wedding

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Indonesian couples celebrated New Year's Eve on Sunday night by tying the knot in a mass wedding in the capital Jakarta.

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Bright lights of Times Square beckon, even on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers are making the annual pilgrimage to New York's Times Square on Sunday to witness the giant New Year's Eve ball drop at midnight, undeterred...

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Republicans in Virginia warn against delay in settling election

Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates argue in legal motions that Democratic efforts to compel a circuit court to reconsider its decision allowing a questionable ballot to be recounted are frivolous and are delaying the organization of the new House for the coming legislative year.

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California set for New Year's buzz with recreational marijuana sales

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California adults not content to ring in the New Year with the traditional fizz of champagne can look forward to celebrating with the buzz of marijuana, purchased for the...

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Virginia Voting Mess Was Never Supposed to Happen After Bush v. Gore

The state produced a guidebook on questionable ballots after the hanging chads of the 2000 presidential race. But it’s now facing a similar snafu.

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Security cam catches attack on 86-year-old

A death, a beating and two arrests in a Florida assisted living facility. Officials question why it took so long to shut it down.

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Tel Aviv attempts plastic brick record with 36-meter tower

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Tel Aviv residents have built a world record-contending, 36-meter (118ft) plastic brick tower, featuring more than 500,000 pieces, to honor a young cancer victim in the Israeli...

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There's a good boy: Thai nurses dress babies up as dogs to ring in New Year

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nurses at a hospital in the Thai capital showed some festive puppy love on Thursday, dressing up newborn babies up in fetching canine outfits ahead of the Year of the Dog.

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Irish coastal village hosts annual beach horse races

BALLYHEIGUE, Ireland (Reuters) - On a rugged stretch of beach in Ireland's southwest, the residents of Ballyheigue braved the wild winds from the Atlantic coast on Wednesday for the annual Christmas...

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Tel Aviv attempts plastic brick record with 36-metre tower

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Tel Aviv residents have built a world record-contending, 36-meter (118ft) plastic brick tower, featuring more than 500,000 pieces, to honor a young cancer victim in the Israeli...

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Virginia officials postpone lottery drawing to decide tied statehouse election

(Reuters) - A lottery drawing to settle a tied Virginia legislative race that could shift the statehouse balance of power has been indefinitely postponed, state election officials said on Tuesday, after the Democratic candidate mounted a legal fight.

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Tied Virginia Race That Was Headed for Name-Drawing Gets Another Twist

The Virginia State Board of Elections announced it would delay a drawing of lots after receiving a letter from lawyers for the Democratic candidate.

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Virginia officials postpone draw to decide tied statehouse election

(Reuters) - A lottery drawing to settle a tied Virginia legislative race that could shift the statehouse balance of power has been postponed, election officials in the U.S. state said on Tuesday, after the Democrat candidate mounted a legal fight.

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Virginia Democrat asks court to reconsider decision that made delegate race a tie

A dramatic race for a seat in Virginia's House of Delegates took another turn Tuesday as lawyers representing Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds filed a motion asking a trio of circuit court judges to reconsider their decision to allow a controversial ballot to be counted as a vote cast for her Republican opponent David Yancey.

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Editorials: Santa’s Manhattan Homes

... including the house where Virginia wrote the letter that inspired what is ranked as America’s most “unforgettable” editorial.

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Swedish roofs can handle Santa's sleigh - if he's careful

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's houses should be able to cope when Santa and his sleigh land on their snowy roofs this Christmas - as long as he doesn't try to deliver too many presents in one go.

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Italian chef's new restaurant chain: free food made from scraps

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura plans to open two new restaurants in Paris and Naples next year, but wealthy diners are not welcome. The food will be free, made from...

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Behold the Christmas story - in a limestone cave

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - One of the world's largest limestone caves, the Postojna Cave in western Slovenia, is a long way from a stable in Bethlehem, but its traditional living nativity is getting more...

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Franciscan monks put baby Jesus on bed of bullets to press for peace

ASSISI, Italy (Reuters) - Franciscan monks have put the baby Jesus in a crib made of bullet shells in a yearly "provocation" nativity scene designed to draw attention to those suffering in the world.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Tax-Cut Santa Is Coming to Town

He likes it when you’re naughty, as long as you’re already rich.

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Op-Docs: Santa Is a Psychedelic Mushroom

It’s time to embrace the shamanistic side of Christmas.

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Jerusalem 'Santa' offers free Christmas trees to residents

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In a corner of Jerusalem, a man dressed as Santa Claus and riding a camel tries to lift the atmosphere a little by offering free Christmas trees to residents of a city at the...

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Smells like heaven: Israeli farm recreates Magi's gifts to Jesus

ALMOG, West Bank (Reuters) - The aromatic plants bestowed on the infant Jesus are being cultivated by an Israeli entrepreneur who aims to transform the gifts of the Christmas story into therapeutic...

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Australia finds wreck of first Allied submarine to sink in World War One

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has discovered the wreck of its first submarine off the coast of Papua New Guinea, authorities said on Thursday, resolving one of the country's oldest naval mysteries...

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Beware, Italy. Santa the Invader Is Coming.

Italy’s cultural fascination with America stirs deep feelings among the faithful when Santa Claus outpaces the baby Jesus as the chief symbol of Christmas.

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Virginia is proof that every vote counts

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A One-Vote Victory in Virginia Lasts One Day as Judges Declare a Tie

A panel of judges agreed to count a challenged ballot for the Republican incumbent, so control of the House of Delegates may be decided in a drawing.

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BRIEF-Santander Holdings USA Files For Potential Mixed Shelf Offering, Size Not Disclosed

* SANTANDER HOLDINGS USA INC FILES FOR POTENTIAL MIXED SHELF OFFERING, SIZE NOT DISCLOSED - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2Dg8SdE) Further company coverage:

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Rovaniemi Journal: Santa in Finland, Where Marketing Triumphs Over Geography

Hundreds of thousands of tourists fly to Lapland to see Finland’s “official Santa.” Many come from lands like China, with no Christmas traditions.

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After ruling, Virginia legislature's majority to be chosen by lot

(Reuters) - A race that had appeared to change the balance of power in Virginia's legislature was ruled a tie on Wednesday, setting the stage for the winner of the outstanding district to be chosen by lot, which could leave Republicans in the legislature's majority.

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Name will be drawn out of a hat to settle Virginia Legislature race

A three-judge panel deliberating the final certification of the recount in the Virginia House of Delegates race has determined another vote should be counted, tying the race between Democrat Shelly Simonds and incumbent Republican Del. David Yancey.

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Champagne? It's all in the taste, says top Europe court

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's top court dashed brand-jealous champagne producers' hopes on Wednesday with a ruling that a sorbet sold by German discounter Aldi Sud could be labelled with the word...

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Retiro park: Madrid's green lung

MADRID (Reuters) - On a cold winter morning, Madrid's Retiro park is filled with joggers and dog walkers enjoying the fresh air and manicured flowerbeds of one of the city's most visited attractions.

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Democrat wins by one vote in Virginia legislative election recount

(Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds won a seat in the House of Delegates by one vote, changing the power balance in the state legislature and extending a tide of Democratic victories beginning with November's capture of the governorship and several legislative seats.

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Single Vote Decides Race That Creates Even Split in Virginia House

Republicans appear to have lost control of the House of Delegates in a nail-biting recount that produced a 50-50 division in the Legislature.

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London cafe unveils the 'selfieccino' - self portraits in froth

LONDON (Reuters) - A cafe in London is taking barista art to a new level by giving customers the chance to sip on their own self-portraits.

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Romans decry 'Mangy', city's threadbare Christmas tree, as symbol of decline

ROME (Reuters) - Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree. How mangy are your branches! That could be Rome's version of the classic Christmas carol, which speaks instead of branches, lovely and steadfast.

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'White gold' on deck of French trawler signals bumper haul of scallops

OFF THE COAST OF NORMANDY, France (Reuters) - On the trawler Thierisa the mood was festive. It was the first day of the scallop season and the deck already groaned with the "white gold" of a bumper...

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California Today: California Today: The World Asks Santa Barbara, ‘Are You O.K.?’

Tuesday: An evacuated Montecito resident, the mysteries of the Amargosa River, Bay Area infrastructure dreams and a Trader Vic’s legend retires.

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Pope puts Polish Cold War Cardinal Wyszynski on path to sainthood

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has put the late Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, a towering figure of Polish religious freedom who was persecuted by communist authorities during the Cold...

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How many kids still believe in Santa?

About 85% of young children in the United States believe in Santa Claus, and that percentage has not changed since the '70s, according to researchers. The percentage seems to be similar in the UK.

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Lucky lottery winners get first peek at Japan's baby panda

TOKYO (Reuters) - The lucky winners of a Japanese lottery got their first live glimpse of baby panda Xiang Xiang on Tuesday, but others had to settle for watching the six-month-old cub and her mum on...

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Japan panda cub meets media before public debut

TOKYO (Reuters) - The wife of China's ambassador to Japan and the governor of Tokyo turned out on Monday to help mark this week's public debut of Japan's popular panda cub, who turned six-months-old...

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Season's micro-greetings: Scientists claim smallest Christmas card

(Reuters) - British scientists have created what they believe is the world's smallest Christmas card, a seasonal greeting so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp.

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Fifty Chinese couples marry in mass ceremony in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Fifty couples from China tied the knot in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday in a mass wedding ceremony, conducted in the island's Buddhist traditions, as the island aims to woo...

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Blade running Thai dog gets new lease of life

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai dog which had its legs hacked off for chewing a pair of shoes is running free again after being fitted with the type of blades used by paralympic runners.

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Does Pentagon still have a UFO program? The answer is a bit mysterious

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other...

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Thomas Fire Spreads Rapidly to Santa Barbara County

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for parts of the county, in Southern California. The fire is the third largest in modern California history.

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Welcome to Chez Santa. Do You Have a Reservation?

The annual trip to the department store has long been a Christmas tradition, but in 2017, you can’t just show up anymore.

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Santa traffic cop sleighs it with Manila dance routine

MANILA (Reuters) - Directing motorists at busy intersections in Manila isn't the easiest job, but traffic cop Ramiro Hinojas makes it fun by adding dance to his beat.

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White nationalist charged with first-degree murder in Virginia car killing: media

(Reuters) - A white nationalist accused of killing a 32-year old woman when he plowed his car into a crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, was charged with first-degree murder on Thursday, local media reported.

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Watch 16-year-old find out he got into Harvard

A 16-year-old high school student from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana celebrated with his classmates after opening his acceptance letter to Harvard University.

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Santa Ana winds fuel growing California wildfire

Gusty Santa Ana winds, dry conditions and single-digit humidity in Southern California offered no relief Thursday to firefighters battling one of the largest wildfires in state history.

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World's steepest funicular railway to open in Switzerland

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss technology is due to hit new heights on Friday when the world's steepest funicular line opens at one of its Alpine resorts.

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Decorated kayaks light up Copenhagen canals on Saint Lucia's Day

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A flotilla of kayaks decked in lights and Christmas decorations floated through the canals of central Copenhagen on Wednesday evening to celebrate Saint Lucia's Day.

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Red-suited frontman for Finland's Santa village calls for Christmas love

ROVANIEMI, Finland (Reuters) - A red-suited frontman for Santa Claus village in Lapland has asked people to "share the compassion and the love of Christmas" this year.

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Control of Virginia state House at stake as recounts begin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia officials started recounts on Wednesday in the first of four state House of Delegates races, a process that could lead to a Democratic takeover of the chamber after the party's historic election gains last month.

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Swiss church bells ring out after dark as court upholds nighttime chiming

ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss church can let its bells ring out in celebration after the country's highest court overturned a restriction on its peeling chimes demanded by a local couple.

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Alabama results and the race for Virginia governor this year reflect trends that could bode well for Democrats

Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win a statewide office in Alabama since 2008, defeating Republican Roy Moore, 49.9% to 48.4%, in a special election Tuesday to fill the Senate seat held by Jeff Sessions before he became Donald Trump's Attorney General. Democrats haven't won a Senate race in Alabama since 1992, back when GOP. Sen. Richard Shelby was still a Democrat (he switched parties in 1994).

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It's a rum thing: Madeira's lost spirit gets a boost

FUNCHAL, Portugal (Reuters) - The Portuguese island of Madeira is best known for its eponymous fortified wine, but it was not always king of drinks alone -- there was rum, too.

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BRIEF-Mangrove Partners Master Fund-Continues To Have Conversations With Penn Virginia Board

* MANGROVE PARTNERS MASTER FUND-CONTINUES TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH PENN VIRGINIA BOARD, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARDS TO STRATEGY AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

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BRIEF-Santander Holdings Announces Pricing Of Private Offering Of Senior Notes

* SANTANDER HOLDINGS USA, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PRIVATE OFFERING OF SENIOR NOTES

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‘S.N.L.,’ Santa and James Franco Relentlessly Tackle Sexual Harassment

This weekend’s episode opened with children asking Santa questions like “What did Al Franken do?” and “Is President Trump on the naughty list?”

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'SNL': Kids grill Santa on political scandals

A group of precocious kids had some tough questions for Santa Claus on "Saturday Night Live."

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UK Princes William and Harry announce sculptor for new Diana statue

LONDON (Reuters) - A sculptor who produced the image of Queen Elizabeth used on Britain's coins has been chosen to create a new statue of Princess Diana, the office of Princes William and Harry said...

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Loose Ends: Office Secret Santa Guidelines for 2017

Remember, this is voluntary! No forcing colleagues to participate — in gift giving, or anything.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

The week's most notable new songs, from Migos to Johnny Mathis.

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High prices for haute cuisine in France this Christmas

RUNGIS, France (Reuters) - If you're holidaying in France this festive season, you'll have to pay more for delicacies like foie gras and snails after a turbulent year for agricultural production that...

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Bosnian museum of wartime childhood aims to go global, wins top prize

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - In just a year, a small Bosnian museum dedicated to the experience of growing up during the Balkan wars has opened its doors, won a best European museum prize and decided to go...

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Breast milk and soot mark Turkey's fading beauty

KIZILTEPPE, Turkey (Reuters) - When Ayse Yusufoglu was a girl, she and her friends in southeast Turkey tried to win the hearts of young men in their village using breast milk and soot.

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Pope wants better translation of phrase on temptation in 'Our Father' prayer

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase "lead us not into temptation" in the "Our Father", the best known prayer in...

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Neapolitan pizza making wins world heritage status

JEJU, South Korea (Reuters) - The art of Neapolitan pizza making won world heritage status on Thursday, joining a horse-riding game from Iran and Dutch wind mills on UNESCO's culture list.

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See Naples and pie: pizza making wins world heritage status

JEJU, South Korea (Reuters) - The art of Neapolitan pizza making won world heritage status on Thursday, joining a horse-riding game from Iran and Dutch wind mills on UNESCO's culture list.

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Emperor Hirohito's memoir bought by Japan surgeon criticized for praising Nazis

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese cosmetic surgeon criticized for praising Nazis and playing down Japan's wartime atrocities won an auction for a memoir by Emperor Hirohito that chronicles the nation's...

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BRIEF-General Dynamics Awarded $432 Million By U.S. Navy For Virginia-Class Submarine Work

* GENERAL DYNAMICS AWARDED $432 MILLION BY U.S. NAVY FOR VIRGINIA-CLASS SUBMARINE WORK

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Global murder hot spot? No problem, let's stroll around Caracas!

CARACAS (Reuters) - The murder and kidnap rates rival a war zone. Streets often shake to violent political protests. The poor scavenge garbage for food, while the rich go around with armored cars and...

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Japan's slide into war chronicled in Emperor Hirohito's memoir

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan's Emperor Hirohito did not veto his advisers' decision to declare war on the United States in 1941 because he feared triggering an internal conflict that would destroy his...

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6-year-old writes scathing letter to Santa

Santa gets lots of letters, but none like this one. A 6-year old writes, "I know your notty list is emty. And your good list is emty. And your life is emty." CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story.

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Lubaina Himid awarded Britain's Turner Prize, oldest artist ever to win

LONDON (Reuters) - Lubaina Himid, a 63-year-old artist whose creations include dinner plates painted with vomiting aristocrats, became the oldest person ever to win Britain's most prestigious art...

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Austria's supreme court paves way for same-sex marriage from 2019

VIENNA (Reuters) - Same-sex couples will be allowed to get married in Austria from 2019, the country's supreme court ruled on Tuesday, saying a current law to the contrary violated the principle of...

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Sierra Leone "Peace Diamond" sells for $6.5 million at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sierra Leone sold one of the world's largest uncut diamonds for $6.5 million at a New York auction on Monday to raise funds for development projects in the West African country.

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Six-year-old tells Santa: 'You don't know my troubles'

(Reuters) - A 6-year-old Virginia boy has shaken up social media with an all-too-skeptical letter to Santa Claus in which he says he knows that jolly Saint Nick's life is empty and that Santa had no...

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Six-year-old skeptic tells Santa 'your life is empty'

(Reuters) - A 6-year-old boy from the Washington area has shaken up social media with an all-too-skeptical letter to Santa Claus in which he pretends to know jolly Saint Nick's life is empty and that Santa had no idea whether he had been naughty or nice.

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Move over Paddington...Winnie-the-Pooh to bear all in London show

LONDON (Reuters) - Paddington Bear may have captivated cinema audiences this year, but another ursine star, Winnie-the-Pooh, will get his own show at London's historic V&A museum this month.

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'Expats go home': Amsterdam's visitor boom angers locals

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch politicians gave each other high-fives when they won a contest to host the European Medicines Agency last month, but not everyone in the capital is celebrating the...

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'Dream come true': Brigitte Macron names French baby Panda

BEAUVAL, France (Reuters) - French First Lady Brigitte Macron revealed on Monday that the first panda born in France, to whom she is "Godmother", will go by the name of Yuan Meng.

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Kiwi-Aussie hybrid 'Kwaussie' wins Australia's word of the year

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe is one, and so is Barnaby Joyce, Australia's deputy prime minister whose dual citizenship almost brought down the government.

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Liberated Belgian artist ends chain reaction performance

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian man who chained himself to a block of marble to show the "burden of history" from which artists cannot escape, was unable to free himself and had to be cut loose...

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Researchers date discovery of Christ's tomb in Jerusalem to Roman era

ATHENS (Reuters) - Mortar under a slab at the heart of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre dates to the era of Roman Emperor Constantine, confirming historical accounts of the discovery of the...

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Turkish 'Microangelo' tells Istanbul's tale on miniature objects

ANKARA (Reuters) - Following his morning stroll around Istanbul's medieval Galata tower, Hasan Kale walks into a bulk food market to examine the goods that will make up his next canvas.

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Muslim holds ancient key to Jesus tomb site in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - As dark falls, Adeeb Joudeh, a Muslim, makes his way through the stone alleyways of Jerusalem's walled Old City cradling the ancient key to one of Christianity's holiest sites.

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Works in Progress: Santa’s Workshop Is Real, and It’s in Brooklyn

When you need an over-the-top, talking, moving, blinking, singing Christmas display, call Lou Nasti, maestro of the holiday lawn ornament.

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Santander ends Ferrari and F1 sponsorship

(Reuters) - Santander is ending its long-running sponsorship of Ferrari and Formula One at the end of the season and teaming up with the Champions League, the Spanish bank announced on Wednesday.

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Sweet and sour: price rises hit seasonal Egyptian candies

TANTA, Egypt (Reuters) - The sugary sweets that form part of the annual celebrations of the Prophet Mohammad's birthday are a treat enjoyed by generations of Egyptian children, but price rises in the...

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UK newspapers try to guess Prince Harry and Meghan's mystery matchmaker

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's newspapers were rife with speculation on Wednesday about the mystery matchmaker of Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry and his fiancee American actress Meghan Markle...

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YouTube sharpens how it recommends videos despite fears of isolating users

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google's YouTube has updated its recommendation feature to spotlight videos users are likely to find the most gratifying, brushing aside concerns that such an approach can...

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UK's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry in Windsor in May

LONDON (Reuters) - The wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will take place next May in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, a venue with royal associations going back...

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UK's Prince Harry to wed Meghan Markle in Windsor in May

LONDON (Reuters) - The wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will take place in May at St George's Chapel in Windsor, a spokesman for the prince said on Tuesday.

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Famed Libyan ruins rely on locals for support

LEPTIS MAGNA, Libya (Reuters) - The limestone and marble ruins of Leptis Magna on Libya's coast could be a hive of activity and a top tourist destination, but conflict has left one of ancient Rome's...

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Rare pink diamond falls short of world record price in Hong Kong auction

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A large oval-shaped diamond known as the "Pink Promise" was sold to an anonymous buyer for $32 million in Hong Kong on Tuesday, just short of shattering a world auction record.

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Victoria Beckham's fashion business raises $40 mln for expansion

LONDON (Reuters) - Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl turned luxury fashion designer, has raised 30 million pounds ($40 million) to expand her stores and e-commerce channel via a new funding...

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South African self-defense trainer crowned Miss Universe

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A South African woman who helps train women in self-defense was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday at the pageant held in Las Vegas, with Miss Colombia and Miss Jamaica also making...

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Virginia pastor charged in Thanksgiving Day killing of his family

(Reuters) - A Virginia youth pastor remained in jail Saturday after being charged in the Thanksgiving night shooting deaths of his wife, stepdaughter and the stepdaughter's boyfriend, police said.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. regulator preparing to sue Santander bank over auto loans -sources

WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A leading U.S. consumer watchdog is preparing to sue Santander bank alleging that the Spanish bank overcharged borrowers on auto loans, two sources familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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U.S. regulator preparing to sue Santander bank over auto loans: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. consumer watchdog is preparing to sue Santander bank [SOVBAN.UL] alleging that the Spanish bank overcharged borrowers on auto loans, two sources familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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U.S. regulator preparing to sue Santander bank over auto loans -sources

WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A leading U.S. consumer watchdog is preparing to sue Santander bank alleging that the Spanish bank overcharged borrowers on auto loans, two sources familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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Berkshire pub is Britain's most dog-friendly

LONDON (Reuters) - A French bulldog walks into a bar and orders a pint...

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Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.

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HK tycoon pledges $128 million to charity as index passes milestone

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The billionaire chairman of Hong Kong developer Henderson Land said he will donate HK$1 billion ($128 million) to charity after the city's benchmark index surpassed the...

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U.S. bond fund investors stirred, not shaken

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pumped millions into bond funds for a 50th straight week, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) said on Wednesday, showing that caution in recent weeks may not portend a flight from debt generally. Taxable-bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) took in $839 million during the turbulent week ended Nov. 15, the lowest in nearly a year, as high-yield debt came under pressure, according to the trade group.

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Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Donning leather and helmets (sometimes), they roar along Libya's hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis.

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The social media answer to stressful U.S holiday: Friendsgiving

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are turning for relief to the latest...

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Virginia election results face delay, possible recounts

(Reuters) - Two Virginia House of Delegates election races remain in question two weeks after the vote after a state board delayed certification of the results over an alleged ballot mix-up.

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In rural Belarus, villagers prefer hard work to city smoke

KHRAPKOVO, Belarus (Reuters) - Just a few hours drive from the Belarussian capital of Minsk, many villagers still live off the land - planting, harvesting and pickling crops according to the season...

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Dying at home rather than in hospital, elderly Japanese "go to the afterlife quietly"

TOKYO (Reuters) - After he was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, Katsuo Saito decided not to treat it and opted for palliative care. He had a hard time finding a bed at a hospice or hospital, so he...

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British embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser

AMMAN (Reuters) - At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser - as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global.

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California Today: California Today: Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Santa Rosa

Monday: Crews in white protective suits are clearing wildfire debris, Charles Manson dies, and get ready for turkey trots and Thanksgiving dinners.

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Angels or demons? Political shadow hangs over Victoria's Secret China show

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Victoria's Secret's glitzy annual fashion show hits the stage in China on Monday night for the first time, but will do so without several of its "angels" and star names who had...

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Morocco Food Stampede Leaves 15 Dead and a Country Shaken

Morocco has generally fared better than other countries in the region, but poverty is high in rural areas like the town where the stampede took place.

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China pledges another three years of 'toilet revolution' to boost tourism

BEIJING (Reuters) - China announced on Sunday plans to build and upgrade 64,000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 as part of its "toilet revolution" aimed at boosting tourism and lifting the...

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Editorial: Virginia Makes Every Voter Count

Its governor restored the rights of thousands of disenfranchised felons to go to the polls, something all states should do.

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Macron is popular - at least when he's imprisoned in a snow globe

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...

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Bones of contention: Australia returns ancient Aboriginal remains for outback burial

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...

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Sante! France welcomes start of Beaujolais Nouveau wine season

PARIS (Reuters) - Early-morning parties, parades and lots of raised glasses marked the release of the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau wine across France on Thursday.

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Washington's new Museum of the Bible aims to inform, not preach

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...

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Republican governors say they were jarred by Democrats' easy victory in the Virginia race last week

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No flicking allowed, Subbuteo turned into an art form

(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...

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MOVES-Deutsche Bank, Santander, Invesco, Intercontinental Exchange

Nov 15 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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

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...

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Pope gets white-and-yellow Lamborghini to auction for charity

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.

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

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...

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With just one mosque, Belgrade's Muslims are forced to improvise

BELGRADE (Reuters) - In the shadow of a demolished mosque, three dozen men gathered in a house in a gloomy district of northern Belgrade. The Muslim call to prayer drifted out through the open door.

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Going strong after 70 years: UK's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate platinum anniversary

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth will add another landmark to her record-breaking reign on Monday when she and Prince Philip celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

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The Boy on the Bus: A 16-Year-Old Recounts a Terror Attack

In those first frantic moments, a student with Down syndrome called his mother. She asked him where he was. He wasn’t sure.

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India gives 'king of sweets' a geographical tag to end bitter rivalry

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - India has awarded a "geographical indications" tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighboring states over the ownership...

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Australia 'brings a smile' with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke

SYDNEY (Reuters) - In the grand tradition of Britain's Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney's world famous harbour Ferry McFerryface, but some...

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Bush 41 facing allegations he groped 16-year-old in 2003

Former President George H.W. Bush is facing allegations that he squeezed a teenager's buttocks in 2003.