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Giant crocodile captured in Australia to stop it going to town

Giant crocodile captured in Australia to stop it going to town

Published 10/07/2018

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Authorities in Australia have caught a saltwater crocodile measuring almost 5 meters (16.4 ft), one of the biggest on record, to stop [more…]

Mick Jagger quips about Polish courts overhaul at Warsaw concert

Mick Jagger quips about Polish courts overhaul at Warsaw concert

Published 09/07/2018

WARSAW (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger took a swipe at the Polish government’s shake-up of the judiciary during a concert in Warsaw, adding [more…]

Lithuanian couple win world wife-carrying championship title in…

Lithuanian couple win world wife-carrying championship title in…

Published 08/07/2018

SONKAJARVI, (Finland) (Reuters) - Fifty-three men slung their wives or partners over their shoulders and hurtled off on an hour-long race in the small Finnish [more…]

Need a World Cup mural? Russian paints giant portrait of his wife…

Need a World Cup mural? Russian paints giant portrait of his wife…

Published 03/07/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of a Russian advertising agency tasked with decorating Moscow facades ahead of the soccer World Cup used the opportunity to [more…]

Scientists eye genome mapping to help chlamydia-stricken koalas

Scientists eye genome mapping to help chlamydia-stricken koalas

Published 03/07/2018

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists who have mapped the genome of Australia’s symbolic animal, the koala, say it could help them develop better vaccines to treat [more…]

KFA decides against punishing egg-throwers

KFA decides against punishing egg-throwers

Published 03/07/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - The Korea Football Association (KFA) has decided not to pursue charges against people who threw eggs at the national team after they [more…]

Shootout win is perfect gift for Russian newlyweds

Shootout win is perfect gift for Russian newlyweds

Published 01/07/2018

PUSHKIN, Russia (Reuters) - Russian couple Yekaterina and Dmitry Vasilyev enjoyed a perfect wedding celebration on Sunday as they briefly halted their nuptials to watch [more…]

‘Brides’ enjoy match-making on World Cup stage

‘Brides’ enjoy match-making on World Cup stage

Published 01/07/2018

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Russian women wearing elaborate bridal dresses took to the pitch in the World Cup host city of Kazan on Saturday for [more…]

Man charged after running in underwear on Atlanta airport runway

Man charged after running in underwear on Atlanta airport runway

Published 27/06/2018

(Reuters) - A teenager has been criminally charged after running half-naked across an Atlanta airport runway and jumping onto the wing of a Delta Air [more…]

Mexican party rapped for wraps in tortilla election row

Mexican party rapped for wraps in tortilla election row

Published 26/06/2018

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Struggling to catch up with the longtime front-runner, the two chasing parties in Mexico’s presidential election have become embroiled in a [more…]