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The Babe poised to hit another homer as historic bat goes on sale

The Babe poised to hit another homer as historic bat goes on sale

Published 26/11/2019

(Reuters) - Babe Ruth is poised to hit another home run, only this time on the sports memorabilia market when the bat he used to [more…]

China’s ‘national flag baby’ raises flag, captivates millions

China’s ‘national flag baby’ raises flag, captivates millions

Published 28/09/2019

XIAN, China (Reuters) - Feng Jianhan, 9, puts on his olive-colored army uniform, cap and white satin gloves each morning, and goosesteps across his living [more…]

Skirting U.S. sanctions, Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop…

Skirting U.S. sanctions, Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop…

Published 13/09/2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - Jason Sanchez, 35, was able to start buying spare parts online last year for his cellphone repair shop in Havana thanks to [more…]

Boeing spacecraft astronauts see new frontier for commercial space

Boeing spacecraft astronauts see new frontier for commercial space

Published 23/08/2019

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A crew of veteran U.S. astronauts and aviators are training in Houston for a manned mission to the International Space Station aboard [more…]

Cycling: Longer and higher, Internationelles strike a blow for…

Cycling: Longer and higher, Internationelles strike a blow for…

Published 29/07/2019

(This July 28 story corrects surname throughout) By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Colombian Egan Bernal won the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday [more…]

Robots to install telescopes to peer into cosmos from the moon

Robots to install telescopes to peer into cosmos from the moon

Published 15/07/2019

BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - As the United States races to put humans back on the moon for the first time in 50 years, a NASA-funded [more…]

From shrimp to fake eyelashes, social media sales soar in…

From shrimp to fake eyelashes, social media sales soar in…

Published 01/07/2019

SATUN, Thailand (Reuters) - The son of a Thai fisherman, Anurak Saruethai never really took to life at sea. But seafood has been good to [more…]

Outlook uncertain for Japan’s whaling industry despite commercial…

Outlook uncertain for Japan’s whaling industry despite commercial…

Published 24/06/2019

MINAMIBOSO, Japan (Reuters) - When Yachiyo Ichihara was a child in Wada, one of Japan’s oldest whaling villages, she’d go down to the harbor with [more…]

Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese law

Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese law

Published 10/06/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Miyako Shirakawa was a 19-year-old college student when she was raped by an older man. She said that when the attack started, [more…]

China’s rocket start-ups go small in age of ‘shoebox’ satellites

China’s rocket start-ups go small in age of ‘shoebox’ satellites

Published 29/04/2019

LONGKOU, China (Reuters) - During initial tests of their 8.1-metre (27-foot) tall reusable rocket, Chinese engineers from LinkSpace, a start-up led by China’s youngest space [more…]