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World Equestrian Games over but Bellissimo back in saddle

World Equestrian Games over but Bellissimo back in saddle

Published 24/09/2018

TRYON, North Carolina (Reuters) - Mark Bellissimo, the man who brought the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) to this bucolic corner of recession ravaged North [more…]

Amazon eyes Chilean skies as it seeks to datamine the stars

Amazon eyes Chilean skies as it seeks to datamine the stars

Published 04/09/2018

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Amazon.com is in talks with Chile to house and mine massive amounts of data generated by the country’s giant telescopes, which could [more…]

Foreign casino operators go all in as they vie for Osaka license

Foreign casino operators go all in as they vie for Osaka license

Published 20/08/2018

OSAKA (Reuters) - In late July, a lavish fireworks display lit up Osaka’s skies in the finale to one of Japan’s most famous festivals, courtesy [more…]

‘Communist’ Frida Kahlo swept up in debate on cultural change in…

‘Communist’ Frida Kahlo swept up in debate on cultural change in…

Published 08/08/2018

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Sixty-four years after her death, the personal life and politics of Frida Kahlo have come under scrutiny in Hungary. A right-wing pro-government [more…]

Artist captures war as seen by children – toys included

Artist captures war as seen by children – toys included

Published 10/07/2018

BEIRUT/DEBAGA CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. photographer Brian McCarty wants you to see the horrors of war, but through the eyes of a child. There [more…]

Scientists defy ‘force of nature’ to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcano

Scientists defy ‘force of nature’ to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcano

Published 08/07/2018

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Dressed in heavy cotton, a helmet and respirator, Jessica Ball worked the night shift monitoring “fissure 8,” which has been spewing [more…]

Laver and King launched Wimbledon into new era

Laver and King launched Wimbledon into new era

Published 26/06/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - In the debate about the greatest players of all time, the names of Rod Laver and Billie Jean King crop up again [more…]

Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey

Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey

Published 17/06/2018

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn breeding are working on a project they hope one [more…]

Olympics: Sporting events put Japan businesses in the mood for love

Olympics: Sporting events put Japan businesses in the mood for love

Published 29/05/2018

(Refiling item from May 25 to change name to ‘Russell Mark’ in 6th paragraph) By Jack Tarrant TOKYO (Reuters) - As Japan gears up to [more…]

China’s multi-story hog hotels elevate industrial farms to new levels

China’s multi-story hog hotels elevate industrial farms to new levels

Published 11/05/2018

YAJI MOUNTAIN, China (Reuters) - On Yaji Mountain in southern China, they are checking in the sows a thousand head per floor in high-rise “hog [more…]