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Environment14 hours ago

An English pub has canceled a charity snail race scheduled to take place on Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors too slow to compete.

Oddly Enough17 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The Armani logo is seen on an outlet store in Metzingen, Germany, June 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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.

Oddly Enough8 days ago

Chinese actor Lou Naiming (C) performs a skit on a Lunar New Year gala in Beijing, China, February 15, 2018. Picture taken February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A skit on China's widely-watched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online.

Oddly Enough11 days ago

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.

Oddly Enough11 days ago

Angus, a a 3-year-old wire-haired Vizsla dog owned by Terran Woolley is pictured in Hutchinson, Kansas, U.S. in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters February 13, 2018.   Terran Woolley/Handout via REUTERS

In the dog-eat-dog world of U.S. politics, a 3-year-old wire-haired Vizsla in Kansas was scratching his head, and behind his ears, after being denied a chance to run for governor, his owner said on Tuesday.

Full coverage of the Winter Olympics.10 days ago

Tourists look at statues in South Korea's Haeshindang Park, also know as "penis park", a shrine to fertility dedicated to the legend of a local girl who died a virgin, in Sinnam, South Korea, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Even the bright red lighthouse in the tiny South Korean port of Sinnam is shaped like a penis.

Oddly Enough11 days ago

Lithuanian dairy company Pieno Zvaigzdes said on Tuesday it had no plans to produce cheese in Russia after the local government announced it intended to do so.

Full coverage of the Winter Olympics.16 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Volunteers for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games walk in Pyeongchang, South Korea, January 22, 2018.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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.

Oddly Enough24 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Locusts are seen in a meadow near a wheat field near the town of Neftekumsk, Russia, May 24, 2012. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko/File Photo

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.

Oddly Enough25 days ago

Italian police arrested a postman from the northern town of Vicenza on Monday after finding hundreds of pounds of undelivered mail in his garage.

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.

Oddly Enougha month ago

Hysni Rexha plays with his wolf 'Trump' in Gjakova, Kosovo January 25, 2018. Picture taken January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

When Hysni Rexha from Kosovo finally made his dream happen and took four wolves from the wild to feed and raise them he had no doubts over how to name one of them. He called it Trump.

Oddly Enougha month ago

FILE PHOTO: Revelers throw beads from a balcony while celebrating Lundi Gras on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., February 19, 2007. REUTERS/Sean Gardner/File Photo

The colorful beaded necklaces that are a signature of New Orleans' annual Mardi Gras celebration have left the city known as "The Big Easy" with a big mess.

Oddly Enougha month ago

FILE PHOTO: Baboons preen each other at the Paris Zoological Park in the Bois de Vincennes in the east of Paris, France, October 23, 1995. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon/File Photo

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.

Oddly Enougha month ago

FILE PHOTO: Jars of Nutella chocolate-hazelnut paste are displayed at a Carrefour hypermarket in Nice, France, April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Brawls broke out in a chain of French supermarkets as shoppers fought over cut-price tubs of Nutella chocolate spread.

Science Newsa month ago

The reconstructed face of 'Dawn', a young woman who lived around 7,000 BC in a cave in Greece, is displayed during a presentation at the Acropolis museum in Athens, Greece, January 19, 2018. A Greek team led by an orthodontics professor has reconstructed the face of 'Dawn', from her remains, bringing to life a person who lived during the mesolithic period and uncovering details of her everyday existence. Picture taken January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

The last time anyone looked on Dawn's face was 9,000 years ago.

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO:  Maurizio Cattelan’s “America,” a fully functional solid gold toilet is seen at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, U.S., August 30, 2017.   REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

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.

Oddly Enougha month ago

Saudi men stand next to camels as they participate in King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rimah Governorate, north-east of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 19, 2018. Picture taken January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

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.

Oddly Enougha month ago

A New Hampshire man was arrested for biting a police dog while officers were investigating reports of a shooting in the town of Boscawen, police officials said on Tuesday.

World Newsa month ago

Pope Francis celebrates the marriage of crew members Paula Podest (C) and Carlos Ciufffardi (L) during the flight between Santiago and the northern city of Iquique, Chile January 18, 2018. Osservatore Romano/Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis on Sunday defended his decision to marry a couple aboard a plane in Chile last week, responding to criticism by conservatives that it flew in the face of Church rules and set a bad precedent.

Environmenta month ago

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Basadre Institute in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Francis may have divine inspiration but not divine inflation: on Friday he suffered what millions of ordinary people have to deal with -- a flat tire.

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