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02/24/2018 11:35 AM
English pub scraps snail race as cold makes competitors sluggish
LONDON (Reuters) - 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.

02/16/2018 04:49 PM
Blackface skit in China's new year gala sparks racism accusations
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - 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.

02/14/2018 03:16 PM
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.

02/14/2018 10:52 AM
Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can't run for Kansas governor
(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.

02/14/2018 05:37 AM
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.

02/13/2018 04:30 PM
Lithuania's Pieno Zvaigzdes denies plans to produce cheese in Russia
MOSCOW (Reuters) - 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.

02/09/2018 09:04 AM
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.

02/08/2018 11:38 AM
'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.

01/31/2018 03:29 PM
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.

01/30/2018 05:32 PM
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.