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Bright lights, big city: Light art festival takes to London's streets

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - London's dark winter nights will shine a little brighter starting Thursday, as a nighttime art exhibition featuring a range of publicly displayed works that use light as a medium gets underway.

Thursday, Jan 18

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Growing pains for #MeToo as Ansari tale sparks backlash talk

Reuters / Lifestyle

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Less than four months after the #MeToo movement inspired a national conversation about sexual misconduct and led to the downfall of dozens of powerful American men, a backlash seems to be underway.

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Hundreds commemorate Jewish sage at his tomb in southern Israel

Reuters / Lifestyle

NETIVOT, Israel (Reuters) - Hundreds of Jewish worshippers made a pilgrimage on Thursday to the tomb in southern Israel of a sage revered by his followers as a miracle-maker.

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Drone rescues swimmers in Australia in world first

Reuters / Lifestyle

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A drone rescued two swimmers off an Australian beach on Thursday, a world first for the fast-developing technology that seems perfectly suited to saving lives at sea, authorities said.

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After 950 years, France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to Britain

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the tale of how William the Conqueror came to invade England in 1066, an official at the...

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The Wider Image: Dance bars, mobile phones and Chelsea jerseys: changing face of Bhutan

Reuters / Lifestyle

THIMPHU (Reuters) - For decades Bhutan had no television, no traffic lights and a culture that had barely changed in centuries.

Wednesday, Jan 17

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Fragment of flag Nelson flew at Trafalgar sells for almost 300,000 pounds

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - A piece of the Union Jack flag believed to have been flown from the flagship of Britain's Lord Horatio Nelson's ship during the Battle of Trafalgar sold for 297,000 pounds ($410,000) at an auction in London on Thursday.

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London zoo names newborn Okapi after Meghan Markle

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan Markle, the American actress who is engaged to Britain's Prince Harry, has a new namesake after London zoo named a just-born Okapi after her in honor of her wedding in May.

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Fragment of flag Nelson flew at Trafalgar to go up for auction

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - A piece of the Union Jack flag believed to have been flown from British military leader Lord Horatio Nelson's ship during the Battle of Trafalgar is to be auctioned in London later this month.

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Wilma! Malaysian sultan gets his own Flintstone car

Reuters / Lifestyle

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian sultan, known for his love of cars, was this week given his very own car right out of history, but he won't be getting blisters on his feet driving it around.

World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers say

Reuters / Lifestyle

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya…

Tuesday, Jan 16

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Brussels recreates rape victim outfits in exhibition

Reuters / Lifestyle

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A new exhibition in Brussels showcases the stories of student rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault, inspired by a project created by students at the University of Kansas.

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French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles

Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - A French start-up has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets.

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Two Singapore Airbnb hosts to plead guilty to illegal letting charges: lawyer

Reuters / Lifestyle

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Two Airbnb hosts charged in Singapore with unauthorized short-term letting of four apartments are expected to plead guilty next month, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

Monday, Jan 15

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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

Reuters / Lifestyle

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom.

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Whisky and waders as fishermen welcome salmon season in Scotland

Reuters / Lifestyle

KENMORE, Scotland (Reuters) - On the banks of the River Tay in the Scottish highlands, a parade of pipers and a whisky-based blessing helped mark the start of the country's salmon fishing season on...

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Ancient Greek tragedy tells timeless story of Syrian flight

Reuters / Lifestyle

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Syrian women are adapting the Euripides' tragedy "Iphigenia", using a a play set during an ancient war to bring Berlin audiences closer to the plight of women driven from their homeland by conflict.

Wider Image: Enjoying the high life, up on the roof in Tel Aviv

Reuters / Lifestyle

Tel Aviv (Reuters) - When it comes to the high life in Tel Aviv, residents of the Mediterranean metropolis need look no further than their own rooftops.

Saturday, Jan 13

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Saudi women score right to watch men's soccer in stadiums

Reuters / Lifestyle

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women in black abayas and fluorescent orange vests stood at the gates at King Abdullah Stadium, welcoming people into the family section that, for the first time in Saudi Arabia, allowed women to attend a men's soccer…

Friday, Jan 12

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Gourmet chocolate becomes economic lifeline in Venezuela crisis

Reuters / Lifestyle

CARACAS (Reuters) - In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in local shops that cater to the crisis…

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Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

Reuters / Lifestyle

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A marble bull's head made 2,400 years ago for a Phoenician temple and looted during Lebanon's civil war arrived in Beirut on Friday after American officials found it in the United States and sent it home.

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Canada lynx no longer threatened by extinction: U.S. wildlife agency

Reuters / Lifestyle

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The Canada lynx, a wild cat found in just a handful of mostly western U.S. states as well as Canada, no longer needs federal protection from extinction in the Lower 48...

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Saudi women-only motorshow opens in Jeddah

Reuters / Lifestyle

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom's first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive.

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Horrible carriage, unwieldy crowns: Queen Elizabeth's candid views of coronation and royal jewels

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - Speaking for the first time about her coronation 65 years ago, Britain's Queen Elizabeth has revealed how uncomfortable riding in her golden carriage to the ceremony was and how wearing the Imperial State Crown risked …

Thursday, Jan 11

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Benin photographer captures voodoo via the lens

Reuters / Lifestyle

COTONOU, BENIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of Beninois marked National Voodoo Day, celebrating the once-banned religion on Wednesday with a series of ceremonies across the country.

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Wheelchair-bound athlete honored for climbing up mountain

Reuters / Lifestyle

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A car accident seven years ago stripped professional Hong Kong rock climber Lai Chi-wai of his ability to walk, but this did not stop him climbing up a mountain that is roughly the height of New York's Empire State…

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Fans shake, rattle and roll at Australia's Elvis festival

Reuters / Lifestyle

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley lookalikes and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll took trains from Sydney bound for Australia's annual Elvis festival on Thursday.

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Round up my ride! Bulgarian returns Singapore's damaged rental bikes

Reuters / Lifestyle

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A sea of yellow and orange bicycles in Singapore's public spaces shows how quickly the city-state has embraced the shared-bike culture since major operators such as Chinese firms Ofo and Mobike first rode in a year…

Wednesday, Jan 10

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Wider Image: Palestinians in East Jerusalem cherish horses as family

Reuters / Lifestyle

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian Fares Salem treats the horses he looks after at stables overlooking Jerusalem's walled Old City as though they were members of his own family.

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Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' of height increase

Reuters / Lifestyle

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing concern about whether he'd be safe on…