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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…]

Vietnamese man with five-metre hair says lifelong grow-out is divine calling

Vietnamese man with five-metre hair says lifelong grow-out is divine calling

Published 27/08/2020

DONG HOA, Vietnam (Reuters) - While coronavirus lockdowns caused many men across the world to grow their hair longer than usual, none compare with Vietnam’s [more…]

Haley fuels 2024 presidential speculation with Republican convention speech

Haley fuels 2024 presidential speculation with Republican convention speech

Published 25/08/2020

(Reuters) - Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley may have fired up speculation about a 2024 presidential bid on Monday, delivering a speech at the Republican [more…]

Couple who pointed guns at protesters tell Republican convention that suburbs in peril

Couple who pointed guns at protesters tell Republican convention that suburbs in peril

Published 25/08/2020

(Reuters) - A white St. Louis couple who brandished guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home in June were given a prominent speaking [more…]

COVID-19 scary? Japan group offers coffins, chainsaws for stress relief

COVID-19 scary? Japan group offers coffins, chainsaws for stress relief

Published 22/08/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Finding the pandemic scary? A Japanese group is trying to take people’s minds off COVID-19 - by putting them in coffins surrounded [more…]

Nigerian lesbian love film to go online to avoid censorship board

Nigerian lesbian love film to go online to avoid censorship board

Published 21/08/2020

LAGOS (Reuters) - Two young women fill the screen, reclining on a bed, talking about their hope of having children. They are protagonists in a [more…]

New dog walking rule in Germany leaves owners scratching their heads

New dog walking rule in Germany leaves owners scratching their heads

Published 19/08/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - A new rule forcing Germans to take their dog for a walk twice a day has unleashed a debate on whether the [more…]

Netflix tools up in South East Asia as Disney+ Indonesia launch sets scene for streaming battle

Netflix tools up in South East Asia as Disney+ Indonesia launch sets scene for streaming battle

Published 17/08/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S streaming giant Netflix is ramping up its mobile-only subscription plans in Southeast Asia and expanding local content, senior executives told Reuters, [more…]

New Zealand’s Ardern postpones election as coronavirus flares up

New Zealand’s Ardern postpones election as coronavirus flares up

Published 17/08/2020

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s prime minister postponed the country’s general election on Monday by a month to Oct. 17 as the city of Auckland [more…]

Japan’s record economic plunge wipes out Abe era gains

Japan’s record economic plunge wipes out Abe era gains

Published 17/08/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan was hit by its biggest economic slump on record in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic emptied shopping malls and [more…]