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06/22/2018 04:50 PM
Lone woman digs for family lost under Guatemalan volcanic rubble
SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (Reuters) - Eleven days after the Fuego volcano rained down on the Guatemalan village of San Miguel Los Lotes, a backhoe ripped the roof off one of the homes buried by ash, revealing a corpse in the still-hot dust.

06/21/2018 10:49 PM
Bank of England holds special vote: to decide World Cup winner
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top central bankers held an unusual vote during their policy deliberations this week - to decide which country is most likely to win the World Cup taking place in Russia.

06/21/2018 07:46 PM
Rat breaches bank ATM in India, eats $18,000 worth of cash
GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.

06/21/2018 03:55 PM
400 flown from James Bond mountain after Swiss cable car breaks down
ZURICH (Reuters) - Helicopters airlifted about 400 people off the Swiss mountain featured in the 1969 James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" on Thursday after a cable car broke down, stranding them briefly at about 10,000 feet above sea level.

06/21/2018 12:30 PM
Pro-smoking Japanese lawmaker apologizes for heckling cancer patient
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese member of parliament apologized on Thursday for jeering a lung cancer patient testifying about the dangers of secondhand smoke, saying he had spoken out to prevent discrimination against smokers.

06/20/2018 04:37 PM
Blood, sweat and accessories: artist recycles bodily fluids for fashion
LONDON (Reuters) - Struggling to make your fashion more personal? No sweat. A London fashion student can help you decorate your attire with crystal accessories formed from your bodily excretions.

06/18/2018 01:29 AM
Australian artist emerges alive from three-day burial under road
HOBART (Reuters) - An Australian performance artist who was buried in a steel container under a busy road for 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival was released from his self-imposed prison on Sunday.

06/16/2018 07:53 AM
Australian supermarket giant says 'yes' to mass nude photograph
SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than 11,000 Australians who rushed for the chance to strip for American photographer Spencer Tunick will soon wear only smiles after a national supermarket chain changed its mind about allowing the shoot to go ahead on a suburban rooftop carpark.

06/15/2018 09:29 PM
Russia cries foul over Nigerian fans' World Cup chicken requests
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nigerian fans cheering on their national team in Saturday's World Cup match against Croatia will be missing an important item in their supporter's toolkit: chickens.

06/15/2018 09:18 PM
Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogs’ responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans.