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Napoleon feted in Czech reenactment of Battle of Austerlitz

Napoleon feted in Czech reenactment of Battle of Austerlitz

Published 02/12/2017

Czech history enthusiasts dressed as soldiers march ahead of a re-enactment of Napoleon's famous battle of Austerlitz, that will take place tomorrow, near the southern [more…]

Charity shop customers leave empty-handed, refugees benefit

Charity shop customers leave empty-handed, refugees benefit

Published 01/12/2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Customers at a new charity shop in London walk away empty-handed and any money they spend goes to assist refugees in Europe [more…]

Walking the dog? Motion monitor to aid actors playing pooches

Walking the dog? Motion monitor to aid actors playing pooches

Published 29/11/2017

BATH, England (Reuters) - From a poodle’s strut to a basset hound’s lolloping gait, scientists plan to capture the movements of different breeds to make [more…]

Two American tourists fined in Thailand for ‘butt selfie’ at temple

Two American tourists fined in Thailand for ‘butt selfie’ at temple

Published 29/11/2017

Thai authorities have fined two American tourists for public indecency for posing for a "butt selfie" in front of a famous Buddhist temple, police said on Wednesday. [more…]

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

Published 29/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: An actor dressed as a 'Yeti' waves from a tour bus during a promotional event for Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the [more…]

Flipping lids! Chinese barber offers eyelid shaves

Flipping lids! Chinese barber offers eyelid shaves

Published 25/11/2017

Xiong Gaowu, a 62-year old street barber cleans his customer eye using the straight razor in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China November 18, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone SiuCHENGDU, [more…]

Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

Published 23/11/2017

The first mass-delivered bread made of insects are seen at the Finnish food company Fazer bakery in Helsinki, Finland November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Attila CserHELSINKI (Reuters) [more…]

British embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser

British embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser

Published 20/11/2017

Lawrence of Abdoun, the first diplo-cat to be appointed by the British Embassy in Jordan sits next to a laptop that shows its official Twitter [more…]

U.S. Navy crew grounded after pilot draws penis in the sky

U.S. Navy crew grounded after pilot draws penis in the sky

Published 18/11/2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy air crew was grounded on Friday after using their advanced fighter jet to draw a giant image of a [more…]

Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

Published 17/11/2017

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a [more…]