No more pain for Philippine devotee nailed to cross for 32nd time

No more pain for Philippine devotee nailed to cross for 32nd time

CUTUD, Philippines (Reuters) - A Philippine man who has been nailed to a cross every Easter for the past 32 years in a Good...
'A' is for Armani: public grade school in Tokyo adopts designer uniforms

'A' is for Armani: public grade school in Tokyo adopts designer uniforms

TOKYO (Reuters) - A public elementary school in Tokyo's upscale shopping district of Ginza has raised parents' eyebrows with a plan to adopt uniforms...
You want tarantula with that? At U.S. burger joint, it's an option

You want tarantula with that? At U.S. burger joint, it's an option

DURHAM, N.C. (Reuters) - Kristin Barnaby, a self-described arachnophobe, found a way to overcome what she dreads at a North Carolina burger joint. ...
Marx birthplace cashes in on 0 euro notes for anniversary

Marx birthplace cashes in on 0 euro notes for anniversary

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German city of Trier is struggling to keep up with demand for 0-euro notes, bearing the face of its most...
Face value: Australians seek free portraits of Queen Elizabeth

Face value: Australians seek free portraits of Queen Elizabeth

Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to...
U.S. beats Belgium to win (Quidditch) World Cup

U.S. beats Belgium to win (Quidditch) World Cup

Already bored of the soccer World Cup with its single ball, earth-bound players and tiresome reliance on the laws of physics? Source link...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Singing road strikes wrong chord with Dutch villagers

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Take the highway past the Dutch village of Jelsum and the road will play you a tune. Source link
Slovenia claims world's first blockchain monument

Slovenia claims world's first blockchain monument

KRANJ, Slovenia (Reuters) - The first monument to the blockchain technology that underpins crypto-currencies took center stage on Tuesday on a roundabout in Slovenia,...
Japanese man, 112, recognized as world's oldest male

Japanese man, 112, recognized as world's oldest male

ASHORO, Japan (Reuters) - A 112-year-old Japanese man born months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity was recognized on Tuesday as...
Twice as nice - Barbra Streisand cloned beloved dog

Twice as nice – Barbra Streisand cloned beloved dog

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we, could we?" Barbra Streisand had a...

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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...