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No winner of Powerball jackpot - prize grows to $650 million

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nobody won a Powerball jackpot of $535 million in a draw on Saturday night, meaning the grand prize will grow to about $650 million, the second-highest level in the history of the Powerball.

Saturday, Aug 19

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Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

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(Reuters) - Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast…

Friday, Aug 18

O.J. Simpson LA exhibit shows memorabilia as art

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More than 20 years after the so-called Trial of the Century, an art exhibit examines the public's enduring fascination with O.J. Simpson during his sensational arrest and murder trial. Ben Gruber reports.

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Self-sufficient eclipse chasers hit the road to 'totality'

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(Reuters) - Michael Zeiler packed his portable toilet then headed out on a 10-hour drive from New Mexico to Wyoming where, on Monday, he intends to mark the ninth time he has seen the moon pass in front of the sun in a total solar eclipse.

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Forest rangers, fire crews brace for eclipse watchers to descend on U.S. West

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SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Forest rangers and fire managers across the U.S. West will be on high alert as motorists flock to Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming for next week's total solar eclipse, clogging roads and straining scarce resources at the…

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Barcelona steps up fight against illegal tourist rentals

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MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona plans to hire dozens of new inspectors to crack down on illegal holiday rentals, as the Spanish tourism hub seeks to enforce a licensing regime for people using sites such as Airbnb to let out their property.

Thursday, Aug 17

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"Stage" division tango dancers shine at annual festival

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Dancers battle for the "stage" category finals at the World Tango Festival and Championship in Buenos Aires. Roselle Chen reports.

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Citizen scientists will take to the field for U.S. eclipse

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REUTERS - When the moon passes directly in front of the sun on Aug. 21, casting a deep shadow across the United States, thousands of citizen scientists will be watching the eclipse while monitoring temperature changes, animal behavior and…

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Britain's female wrestlers grapple with acceptance

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LONDON (Reuters) - By day, Claire Heafford works as a personal trainer but, once every few weeks, she dons a mask and takes on the role of "Rag Doll" to slam and grapple around the ring in an all-female wrestling night in London.

Bolivia's police dogs get honored for their anti-drug work

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Fifteen police dogs that work for the country's anti-drug unit are honored on the Catholic feast day of San Roque on Tuesday.

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London's female wrestling scene boosted by Netflix show 'Glow'

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There has been more interest in female wrestling and a clearer sense of what it involves since hit Netlfix show 'Glow' came out. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Long-lost ring reemerges...on a carrot

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Eighty-four year-old Mary Grams has been reunited with her long-lost engagement ring which, earlier this week, was found wrapped around a carrot in her Alberta, Canada vegetable patch. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Saudi Arabia to restart work on $26.6 billion Grand Mosque expansion

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Binladin Group will restart work next month on the $26.6 billion expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, nearly two years after work stopped in the wake of a crane collapse at...

Rare trio of stinky corpse flowers to bloom at Washington garden

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A botanic garden on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol is expecting a stinky first in coming days as a trio of so-called corpse flowers is due to open and release an odor likened to the smell of rotting flesh.

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Woman finds long-lost engagement ring on garden's carrot

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A woman finds her engagement ring on a carrot after losing it while gardening 13 years ago. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Wednesday, Aug 16

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Blood and passion fuel Siena's street horse race

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SIENA, Italy (Reuters) - The sounds of thundering hooves and a roaring crowd have filled Siena's Piazza del Campo almost every year since the mid-1600s.

Cheetos-themed restaurant opens for three days in NYC

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"Cheetos make everyone happy," says celebrity chef Anne Burrell, who created the 11-item menu for The Spotted Cheetah. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Four years without Big Ben's bongs? It can't be right, says UK PM May

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LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday it could not be right for "Big Ben", the bell in the British parliament's clock tower whose bongs are one of the country's most...

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Seeking a liveable city? Try Melbourne, skip Lagos and Damascus

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LONDON (Reuters) - Melbourne and Vienna are the most liveable cities in the world, but you should probably steer clear of Lagos and Damascus, an annual survey has suggested.

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U.S. WW2 veteran returns flag to family of fallen Japanese soldier

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TOKYO (Reuters) - When U.S. Marine Marvin Strombo found a Japanese flag on the body of an enemy soldier during World War Two, he took and promised to one day return it to the family of his fallen foe.

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Belgian town cooks giant omelette amidst egg scare

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MALMEDY, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian town honoured its 22-year-old tradition of making a giant omelette on Tuesday amidst an egg contamination scare, cooking 10,000 eggs in a pan four metres wide.

Tuesday, Aug 15

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Bladerunners: UK lawnmowers in 12-hour endurance race

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Drivers donned their suits and climbed into their cockpits at the weekend for a 12-hour endurance race with a difference: they weren't driving rallying cars, but lawnmowers. Edward Baran reports.

Monday, Aug 14

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Egypt carries on tradition of steam-free 'foot ironing'

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ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - In a narrow alleyway in the heart of Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, Ebtesam Mohamed is busy working on a decades-old Egyptian tradition of ironing clothes using her feet.

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More than 100 Pikachus parade in Japan as fans cheer on

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Pokemon Go fans watch Pikachu parade in Japanese city. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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UK parliament's "Big Ben" bell to fall silent for four years

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LONDON (Reuters) - The "Big Ben" bell in the British parliament's famous clock tower will cease its regular bongs at noon on Aug. 21, falling silent for most of the next four years while renovation works are carried out, the House of…

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Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit

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EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A retelling of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and its dramatic political consequences might perhaps be framed as high drama or extreme farce.

Sunday, Aug 13

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Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

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ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco.

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More than 80,000 hit Sydney streets for City2Surf fun run

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than 80,000 runners took part in Sydney's annual City2Surf race on Sunday, with 2016 champion Harry Summers defending his title in 42 minutes and 16 seconds, media reported.

Saturday, Aug 12

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Wild brass bands festival kicks off in Serbia

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GUCA, Serbia (Reuters) - The 57h Guca Brass Band Festival, Serbia's liveliest traditional music event, has attracted tens of thousands of people crowding the streets and savoring the trumpet beat.

Friday, Aug 11

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Tel Aviv distillery to sell off Israel's first single malt whiskey

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) - In an unassuming building in the heart of hip and gritty south Tel Aviv, a young distillery is hours away from auctioning off a batch of what it calls the first Israeli-made single malt whiskey.