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Algeria approves more measures to ease coronavirus lockdown

Algeria approves more measures to ease coronavirus lockdown

Published 31/08/2020

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian authorities said on Monday they will carry out further measures to ease a coronavirus lockdown from Sept. 1, including lifting a [more…]

Heads of Hungary’s top arts university quit amid fears of state control

Heads of Hungary’s top arts university quit amid fears of state control

Published 31/08/2020

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The management of Hungary’s prestigious University of Theatre and Film Arts resigned on Monday in protest over the imposition of a government-appointed [more…]

Lone revellers brighten Notting Hill’s empty streets on carnival day

Lone revellers brighten Notting Hill’s empty streets on carnival day

Published 31/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Notting Hill Carnival, a highlight of the British summer, may have been cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a [more…]

Japan’s Toshimaen amusement park closes after 94 years, to make way for Harry Potter

Japan’s Toshimaen amusement park closes after 94 years, to make way for Harry Potter

Published 31/08/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - A popular Tokyo amusement park on Monday closed its doors for the last time after being in business for more than nine [more…]

Girl, 3, survives wild skyride caught in tail of giant kite

Girl, 3, survives wild skyride caught in tail of giant kite

Published 31/08/2020

(Reuters) - A three-year-old girl entangled in the tail of a giant kite survived a terrifying ride after being swept more than 100 feet (30 [more…]

Firefighters make headway against lightning-sparked California wildfires

Firefighters make headway against lightning-sparked California wildfires

Published 31/08/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California fire officials on Sunday reported significant headway battling the two largest of dozens of lightning-sparked blazes raging in and around [more…]

Singapore battles record dengue outbreak with more mosquitoes

Singapore battles record dengue outbreak with more mosquitoes

Published 28/08/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - From the high balcony of a Singapore public housing block, an environment official steadies his mosquito launcher, the latest contraption authorities have [more…]

Indians seek out fortune tellers to fight COVID-19 blues

Indians seek out fortune tellers to fight COVID-19 blues

Published 28/08/2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In his golden-hued office, decked out with peacock feathers and crystal balls, Indian mystic healer and astrologer Sanjay Sharma is busy [more…]

Frans Hals painting ‘Two Laughing Boys’ stolen for a third time

Frans Hals painting ‘Two Laughing Boys’ stolen for a third time

Published 27/08/2020

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Thieves stole a painting by Dutch Golden-Age master Frans Hals from a small museum near the Dutch city of Utrecht on Thursday, [more…]

Factbox: High profile art thefts

Factbox: High profile art thefts

Published 27/08/2020

(Reuters) - Thieves stole “Two Laughing Boys” by Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals from a small museum near the Dutch city of Utrecht, police [more…]