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Last post: Titanic victim's letter sells for record $166,000

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for 126,000 pounds ($166,000), a record price for correspondence from the doomed liner.

Sunday, Oct 22

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Titanic letter sold for record 126,000 pounds

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A personal letter, written on embossed Titanic 'on-board' stationary, is sold for a record 126,000 pounds at a UK auction. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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London the starting line as Adidas laces up robotic shoe run

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalizes on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics.

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Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship

Reuters / Lifestyle

ROME (Reuters) - A floor mosaic from one of Roman Emperor Caligula's opulent private ships, which was stolen after World War Two, is on its way back to Italy from the United States where it has been recovered from a private collection.

Saturday, Oct 21

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Cuba unveils Jose Marti statue, a gift from Trump's hometown

Reuters / Lifestyle

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba unveiled a replica of a New York statue of independence hero Jose Marti on Friday, putting a gift from the hometown of U.S. President Donald Trump on public display at a time of heightened U.S.-Cuba tensions.

Friday, Oct 20

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Michelin trims star list to 25 restaurants for Chicago

Reuters / Lifestyle

(Reuters) - Michelin said on Friday it awarded its coveted stars to 25 Chicago restaurants in the latest edition of its dining guide that will be launched on Oct. 26, one less than last year.

France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes towards sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down…

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Michelin serves stars to 25 Chicago restaurants, down one from last year

Reuters / Lifestyle

(Reuters) - Michelin said on Friday it awarded its coveted stars to 25 Chicago restaurants in the latest edition of its dining guide that will be launched on Oct. 26, one less than last year's...

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Paris wants to regulate Asian bike-share operators

Reuters / Technology

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris does not want Asian bike-sharing operators to burst into the city the way Airbnb and Uber did and plans to introduce regulation to ensure an orderly rollout of new bicycle...

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Too much sun. Hair too dry: L'Oreal adds Paris to digital beauty start-up cities

Reuters / Lifestyle

PARIS (Reuters) - L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics company wants to see more beauty tech like sensory hair brushes that tell you how to care for your hair, and skin patches that let you know how much sun you are getting.

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'If all goes well...' Titanic victim's letter expected to sell for thousands

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - A hand-written letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic is expected to fetch up to £80,000 ($105,000) at auction on Saturday.

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Thai vegetarian festival expects record spending

Reuters / Lifestyle

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's annual vegetarian festival began on Friday with record spending expected from Thais abstaining from meat-heavy diets to earn spiritual credit during the year-long mourning period for the late king.

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Playboy's first transgender 'playmate' hopes to 'pave way for all women'

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Ines Rau becomes the first transgender person to appear as a Playboy centerfold. Roselle Chen reports.

Thursday, Oct 19

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Jan Fabre brings 'Belgian Rules' to Russia

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Famous visual artist Jan Fabre presents his fresh performance 'Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules' in Moscow. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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With the crazy 'Italics', Asterix returns for 37th adventure

Reuters / Lifestyle

PARIS (Reuters) - Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns for his 37th comic adventure on Thursday, this time battling his way across Italy in a chariot race.

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Harry Potter exhibition blends wizardry with history

Reuters / Lifestyle

Rare memorabilia from the creation of the Harry Potter books by J.K.Rowling go on display at the British Library in London. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.

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Spanish paraglider becomes part of a natural phenomenon of starlings

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Paraglider Horacio Llorens became part of a flock of starlings to embrace his dream of flying like a bird. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Wednesday, Oct 18

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Latvian dancer, Senegal singer receive Japan's Praemium Imperiale awards

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Ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and Senegalese artist Youssou N'Dour, along with others, received Japan's Praemium Imperiale awards. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

A ticket with the pleb's-eye-view of the Colosseum, please!

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For the first time in decades, the top floors of the Colosseum built to host gladiatorial contests nearly 2,000 years ago have opened for small groups of visitors. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Back to work, dad: Swiss government opposes paternity leave

Reuters / Lifestyle

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government on Wednesday opposed letting men take subsidized paternity leave from their jobs, saying it would cost too much and hurt companies' competitiveness.

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No gladiators vs lions, but cheap seats now open in Rome's Colosseum

Reuters / Lifestyle

ROME (Reuters) - Visitors to Rome's Colosseum can now see the structure as poor Romans once did - minus the wild animals, gladiators and Christian martyrs.

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George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo," - a fictional account of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln burying his young son.

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Two more Washington restaurants shine with Michelin stars

Reuters / Lifestyle

(Reuters) - Washington's dining scene received some extra sparkle on Tuesday as Michelin bestowed stars to two more restaurants in its second annual guide of the city's best eateries, which will go on sale Friday.

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UK's Prince William and wife Kate say baby expected in April

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate confirmed on Tuesday that their third child will be born next April.

Foreign tourist numbers up 24 percent in Tunisia so far in 2017

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TUNIS (Reuters) - The number of foreign tourists in Tunisia has risen by 24 percent so far this year, official data showed, indicating that a vital industry crippled two years ago by Islamist attacks on holidaymakers is recovering.

London art auction raises $2.5 million for survivors of deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - An auction of 31 artworks donated by some of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has raised close to 2 million pounds for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed about 80 people in June.

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Japan's 'Blade Library' offers joy of blade running to amputees

Reuters / Lifestyle

TOKYO (Reuters) - Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic "running blade" for the first time.

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'Vanishing village' looks to Japan's LDP for survival

Reuters / Lifestyle

NANMOKU, Japan (Reuters) - Chikara Imai, 73, is quick to dismiss the new parties in Sunday's national election in Japan, saying old ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party is...

Jockeying for cash: North Korea allows racetrack gambling as sanctions bite

Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Punters in North Korea who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races as the isolated country scrambles to unearth new sources of hard...

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British autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire signs finished drawing of NYC skyline

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Wiltshire has an eidetic memory that allows him to recall every detail of a city from one 45-minute helicopter ride. The artist says drawing the New York City skyline was "truly hard work." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).