Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lion cubs born in Chile after world first veterinary procedure

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Two baby lion cubs were presented to the public at a zoo in Chile on Thursday, born after a pioneering veterinary procedure that involved a reversed vasectomy of their father.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Singer Tony Bennett's career, paintings on show in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Legendary singer Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco, but the native New Yorker was in his hometown on Wednesday celebrating his long, prolific career as a...

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UK's Duchess Catherine joins school children down on the farm

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge joined schoolchildren at a farm in western England on Wednesday as they learned about rural life and how food is produced.

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Faulty new UK one-pound coins fetching a mint on eBay

LONDON (Reuters) - Sharp-eyed collectors have spotted slight flaws in some of Britain's new, ultra-secure one-pound coins and have been trying to sell them online for up to 5,000 times their face...

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Egyptian artist hopes for record with 700-meter Koran

BELQINA, Egypt (Reuters) - An Egyptian artist who educated himself after dropping out of school has spent three years creating what he hopes is the world's biggest Koran.

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World's 'oldest person' dies in Indonesia at 146: relatives

SRAGEN, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian man reported to be the world's oldest person died at the age of 146 this week, family members said on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ancient mummies rot as Yemen war vexes even the dead

SANAA (Reuters) - Famine and disease haunt the living, but not even the dead are spared the calamities of Yemen's two-year-old civil war.

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