Masterpiece theater: Chinese make-up artist brings paintings to life

Masterpiece theater: Chinese make-up artist brings paintings to life

CHONGQING, China (Reuters) - Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the famous faces that Chinese make-up artist...
George Washington gold coin sells for $1.7 million

George Washington gold coin sells for $1.7 million

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An 18th century gold coin featuring the likeness of first U.S. President George Washington sold for $1.7 million at...
Despite summer heat, Brussels' flower carpet emblazons city center

Despite summer heat, Brussels’ flower carpet emblazons city center

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian flower growers bested the summer’s blistering heat to lay out 500,000 blossoms on the central square of Brussels, in...
Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car

Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car

ZURICH (Reuters) - With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms...
Five 'Crazy Rich Asian' ways to splash your cash in Singapore

Five ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ ways to splash your cash in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is the setting for new Hollywood movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ - an adaptation of a best-selling novel that explores...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Vienna tops Melbourne as world’s most liveable city: Economist survey

VIENNA (Reuters) - Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, strengthening...
Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

MITZPE RAMON, Israel (Reuters) - Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by...
Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals

Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals

PARIS (Reuters) - A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals....
Like 'The Wife,' Glenn Close says she's a late bloomer

Like ‘The Wife,’ Glenn Close says she’s a late bloomer

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Glenn Close may be known for playing strong, often ruthless women, but like her long subdued character in “The...

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USA Gymnastics ex-doctor moved from prison after alleged assault

(Reuters) - Disgraced USA Gymnastics ex-team doctor Larry Nassar has been removed from a federal prison where he has been held, records showed on...

Asia shares inch up, cautious on Sino-U.S. trade talks

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets crept cautiously higher on Monday as investors awaited developments on proposed Sino-U.S. trade talks, while keeping a...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes NNE of Indonesia’s Lombok – USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck in the sea 124 km (75 miles) north-northeast of the holiday island of Lombok, Indonesia, on...