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25 Jan. 2018
A golden idea? Museum offered 18-karat toilet to Trump: Washington Post
(Reuters) – New York’s Guggenheim Museum offered to lend an 18-karat gold toilet to President Donald Trump after the White House asked to borrow a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
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30 Jan. 2018
Italian postman never rings once, hoards mail instead
ROME (Reuters) – Italian police have arrested a postman from the northern town of Vicenza after finding more than half a tonne (1,100 lb) of undelivered mail stashed away in his garage.
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13 Feb. 2018
South Korea’s ‘penis park’ draws an Olympic crowd
SINNAM, South Korea (Reuters) – Even the bright red lighthouse in the tiny South Korean port of Sinnam is shaped like a penis.
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19 Jan. 2018
Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years.
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8 Feb. 2018
How do you like your eggs, Norway? By the thousand..
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Egg sandwiches. Bacon and eggs. Egg salad. Eggs on toast. Scrambled eggs, or fried. After taking receipt of 15,000 eggs instead of the 1,500 they wanted, Norway’s team at this month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may have a pretty limited menu.
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8 Feb. 2018
‘A’ is for Armani: public grade school in Tokyo adopts designer uniforms
TOKYO (Reuters) – A public elementary school in Tokyo’s upscale shopping district of Ginza has raised parents’ eyebrows with a plan to adopt uniforms designed by Italian fashion brand Giorgio Armani for its students, media said on Thursday.
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13 Feb. 2018
Cash and carry: Woman in China rides through X-ray scanner rather than part with purse
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A woman in southern China accompanied her purse through a train station’s luggage x-ray machine rather than part with the bag amid the Lunar New Year holiday rush, Chinese media reported.
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31 Jan. 2018
Locust swarms pose threat to World Cup pitches: Russian official
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Swarms of locusts pose a threat to Russia’s soccer World Cup as they could attack stadium pitches and cause a “global scandal”, an Agriculture Ministry official said on Wednesday.
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26 Jan. 2018
Baboons go on the run after jumping Paris zoo enclosure
PARIS (Reuters) – Several baboons escaped from their enclosure at a zoo in Paris on Friday, prompting evacuation of the premises while police hunted for the missing monkeys.
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23 Jan. 2018
Prize camels keep tradition alive in changing Saudi, but please no Botox!
AL-RUMAHIYA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – The dromedaries paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees. Crowds of men watched from the bleachers, hooting when the beasts representing their own tribe loped down the track.
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26 Jan. 2018
The pain of chocolate as French shoppers brawl over Nutella
PARIS (Reuters) – Brawls broke out in a chain of French supermarkets as shoppers fought over cut-price tubs of Nutella chocolate spread.
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19 Jan. 2018
Ice packs: Cigarette smugglers find frozen route to Lithuania
VILNIUS (Reuters) – Tobacco smugglers are using river iceflows and GPS technology to transport their goods into Lithuania, where an estimated one in every six cigarettes smoked in 2016 was illegally imported.
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