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Year-old Xinhua alert spreads proclaiming U.S.-China trade row…

Year-old Xinhua alert spreads proclaiming U.S.-China trade row…

Published 20/05/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s official Xinhua news agency condemned the spreading of “false news” on Monday after some websites published a year-old alert announcing a [more…]

Back to nature: UK Duchess Kate shows off garden skills at Chelsea…

Back to nature: UK Duchess Kate shows off garden skills at Chelsea…

Published 20/05/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Kate, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, released new pictures of her family playing in a woodland wilderness garden she designed for London’s Chelsea [more…]

Schwarzenegger struck by flying kick at South Africa sports event

Schwarzenegger struck by flying kick at South Africa sports event

Published 18/05/2019

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A man struck Arnold Schwarzenegger with a flying kick at a sports event in South Africa on Saturday, though the actor and [more…]

Raven chicks in the Tower ward off prophecy of doom for Brexit Britain

Raven chicks in the Tower ward off prophecy of doom for Brexit Britain

Published 17/05/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s political establishment is in chaos over Brexit and Prime Minister Theresa May’s days in office are numbered but the kingdom and [more…]

Take or pay: Belgian ex-king faces paternity fines

Take or pay: Belgian ex-king faces paternity fines

Published 16/05/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian court has ordered the country’s former king to pay 5,000 euros ($5,600) a day until he takes a DNA paternity [more…]

Now you can explore a cave without actually going into a cave

Now you can explore a cave without actually going into a cave

Published 12/05/2019

CHYNOVSKA JESKYNE, Czech Republic (Reuters) - Czech speleologists have come up with a way to explore flooded cave systems without strapping on scuba gear, wet [more…]

Guns N’ Roses sues Colorado brewery over Guns ‘N’ Rosé ale

Guns N’ Roses sues Colorado brewery over Guns ‘N’ Rosé ale

Published 10/05/2019

(Reuters) - Guns N’ Roses is showing an appetite for litigation over a beer. The rock band has sued the Colorado brewery Oskar Blues, accusing [more…]

In crisis-hit Argentina, cancer researcher turns to game show for…

In crisis-hit Argentina, cancer researcher turns to game show for…

Published 10/05/2019

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Amid a swirling economic crisis and protests over budget cuts for research in Argentina, one scientist has found a novel way [more…]

Australia’s central bank takes ‘responsibilty’ for note typo

Australia’s central bank takes ‘responsibilty’ for note typo

Published 09/05/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Millions of A$50 ($35) banknotes in Australia have an embarrassing typographical error that was overlooked by the country’s central bank before they [more…]

Stop bugging him: Philippine leader brushes off finger-sized pest

Stop bugging him: Philippine leader brushes off finger-sized pest

Published 09/05/2019

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seemed unfazed when a finger-sized cockroach scrambled onto his shoulder as he spoke at a campaign rally on [more…]