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Figure skating: Wardrobe malfunction affects ice dancers

Figure skating: Wardrobe malfunction affects ice dancers

Published 19/02/2018

Figure Skating - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Ice Dance short dance competition - Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea - February 19, 2018 [more…]

Blackface skit in China’s new year gala sparks racism accusations

Blackface skit in China’s new year gala sparks racism accusations

Published 16/02/2018

Chinese actor Lou Naiming (C) performs a skit on a Lunar New Year gala in Beijing, China, February 15, 2018. Picture taken February 15, 2018. [more…]

‘Easy on the fries!’, Japan scientists tell hopeful bald people

‘Easy on the fries!’, Japan scientists tell hopeful bald people

Published 16/02/2018

Professor of Yokohama National University, Junji Fukuda (R) and a researcher in his team, pose with mice in cages at their lab at Yokohama National [more…]

South Korea’s ‘penis park’ draws an Olympic crowd

South Korea’s ‘penis park’ draws an Olympic crowd

Published 14/02/2018

Tourists look at statues in South Korea's Haeshindang Park, also know as "penis park", a shrine to fertility dedicated to the legend of a local [more…]

Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can’t run for Kansas governor

Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can’t run for Kansas governor

Published 14/02/2018

Angus, a a 3-year-old wire-haired Vizsla dog owned by Terran Woolley is pictured in Hutchinson, Kansas, U.S. in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters [more…]

Cash and carry: Woman in China rides through X-ray scanner rather…

Cash and carry: Woman in China rides through X-ray scanner rather…

Published 14/02/2018

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A woman in southern China accompanied her purse through a train station’s luggage x-ray machine rather than part with the bag amid [more…]

Lithuania’s Pieno Zvaigzdes denies plans to produce cheese in Russia

Lithuania’s Pieno Zvaigzdes denies plans to produce cheese in Russia

Published 13/02/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Lithuanian dairy company Pieno Zvaigzdes said on Tuesday it had no plans to produce cheese in Russia after the local government announced [more…]

Second asteroid in a week to pass close to Earth on Friday

Second asteroid in a week to pass close to Earth on Friday

Published 09/02/2018

(Reuters) - A recently discovered asteroid was due to zip within 39,000 thousand miles (64,000 km) of Earth on Friday, marking the second space rock [more…]

Slimmed-down ‘fatberg’ goes on display in London museum

Slimmed-down ‘fatberg’ goes on display in London museum

Published 09/02/2018

Pieces of a 130-tonne "fatberg", a ball of fat and waste that was discovered in a London sewer in late 2017, have gone on display at a museum in the city. [more…]

How do you like your eggs, Norway? By the thousand..

How do you like your eggs, Norway? By the thousand..

Published 09/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: Volunteers for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games walk in Pyeongchang, South Korea, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio BenschPYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - [more…]