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No money down the drain for Philippine sanitation workers

No money down the drain for Philippine sanitation workers

Published 18/10/2018

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines sanitation workers unblocking a drain discovered dozens of wallets had been clogging it up, some containing credit cards and IDs, but [more…]

Kanye gives Ugandan leader sneakers, gets African name

Kanye gives Ugandan leader sneakers, gets African name

Published 17/10/2018

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Kanye West and Kim Kardashian gave Uganda’s leader a pair of the rapper’s sneakers on Monday and he gave them both “Ugandan” [more…]

A pity to throw it away: insurer stores damaged art in Germany

A pity to throw it away: insurer stores damaged art in Germany

Published 17/10/2018

COLOGNE, (Germany) (Reuters) - What happens to artworks which are too badly damaged to be restored once the insurer has paid out the claim? Up [more…]

Building a lifelong love of opera in toddlers, one hop at a time

Building a lifelong love of opera in toddlers, one hop at a time

Published 17/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Two-year-old Emily is already on her way to a lifetime love of Opera. She particularly likes the hopping. Welcome to London’s Royal [more…]

She came, she saw, she conquered, British woman claims conker crown

She came, she saw, she conquered, British woman claims conker crown

Published 16/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Standing in a rain soaked English village, more than 200 competitors armed with horse chestnuts dangling from shoelaces faced off for the [more…]

Kangaroo attacks couple in northeastern Australia, injures woman

Kangaroo attacks couple in northeastern Australia, injures woman

Published 15/10/2018

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian wildlife carers Jim and Linda Smith are lucky to be alive, an ambulance official said, after they were attacked by a [more…]

Buyer goes ahead with purchase of shredded Banksy painting

Buyer goes ahead with purchase of shredded Banksy painting

Published 12/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The woman who bid more than 1 million pounds for a painting by the mysterious British artist Banksy which shred itself into [more…]

A wagging finger sticking out of your mobile phone is creepy. Why?

A wagging finger sticking out of your mobile phone is creepy. Why?

Published 11/10/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - A French researcher has invented a robot finger that attaches to your mobile phone. It can wriggle across your desk. It can [more…]

Purrfect job- Russian town hires cat chief to attend to strays

Purrfect job- Russian town hires cat chief to attend to strays

Published 10/10/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - It was an unusual job advert. Wanted: Cat chief. Location: Zelenogradsk, Russia: Duties: Tending to the town’s approximately 70 stray cats. Some [more…]

And the fattest bear in Alaska is … 409 Beadnose

And the fattest bear in Alaska is … 409 Beadnose

Published 10/10/2018

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - In an Alaska clash of tubby titans that has become a social media sensation, a shaggy, brown and possibly pregnant mother known [more…]