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Angie's List halts expansion over Indiana law seen targeting gays

(Reuters) - The company behind the Angie's List business-rating website on Saturday put on hold a planned expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters over a new Indiana law that opponents say could...

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Spanish 'pop-up' Pompidou art centre opens in Malaga

MALAGA, Spain (Reuters) - France's Pompidou Center on Saturday brought dozens of its 20th and 21st century artwork to one of Spain's most popular coastlines, opening in the Andalusian port of Malaga...

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Shakespeare's Globe theaters sets stage for new funding for culture

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - - William Shakespeare's Globe theaters is taking on a new role as a financial trail-blazer by seeking to tap into a form of funding dominated to date by social...

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Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police have recovered a painting by Spanish master Pablo Picasso that a retired frame maker in Rome said he had been given nearly 40 years ago.

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Vietnam's collectors keep war memories alive, with bullets, bombs and dogtags

HANOI (Reuters) - Grubby satchels, helmets, rusty knives and chunky radios are strewn around Dinh Van Loc's front room, transforming his house in Vietnam's capital into an abandoned battlefield.

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Photo of Myanmar’s reclusive former dictator surfaces on Facebook

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s reclusive former military dictator, Than Shwe, appears to have surfaced in public for the first time in almost four years in a photograph on Facebook showing him being...

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Thais smile through gritted teeth for China's tourists

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Drying underwear at a temple and defecating in public, kicking a bell at a sacred shrine and washing feet in a public restroom: that's a sample from a litany of complaints about...

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It's in the grape: New Zealand vintners pioneer low-alcohol techniques

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's cooler climate is giving its winemakers an edge as they seek to exploit growing global demand for lighter, premium wines, as rising temperatures push up the...

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Pope Francis meets homeless on private visit to Sistine Chapel

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis made a surprise personal visit to 150 homeless people on a special tour of the Sistine Chapel on Thursday, in the latest nod to his vision of creating a church...

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Richard III, England's 'villainous' warrior king, is finally reburied

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) - Richard III, the last English king to die in battle whose remains were found under a car park three years ago, was reburied on Thursday in a ceremony the current queen...

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New British Museum galleries to help counter militants' image of Islam

LONDON (Reuters) - Art from the Islamic world will be shown in the heart of the British Museum, instead of on the sidelines, in two new galleries funded by a Malaysian foundation which hopes to...

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TV documentary probes mysteries, treatments, advances in cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For documentary maker Ken Burns the film "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" has a special significance because the multiple Emmy award-winner's mother died of the disease when...

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After film, Bosnian woman agrees to meet son born of wartime rape

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A Bosnian woman has agreed to meet the son she bore as the result of wartime rape after having read of a film made about the now 22-year-old man and his search for his biological...

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Renee Richards still amazed she broke transgender taboo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than three decades after putting down her tennis racquet, Renee Richards is still astonished she had the moxie to join the women's professional tour after living the first...

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Singaporeans say BreadTalk's Lee Kuan Yew bun is in poor taste

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Bakery chain BreadTalk Group apologized and pulled a bun commemorating the city-state's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, from its stores after drawing flak from social media...

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Thais smile through gritted teeth for China's tourists

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Drying underwear at a temple and defecating in public, kicking a bell at a sacred shrine and washing feet in a public restroom: that's a sample from a litany of complaints about...

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Housework and families to blame for girl dropouts in Uganda: study

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Excessive housework and lack of parental support are the main reasons why girls in Uganda drop out of school, research showed, highlighting the importance of...

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Limit U.N. development goals for 2030, get more value for money: study

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Focusing on a few global U.N. targets for 2030, such as cutting child malnutrition or phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, will give better value for money than a scattergun...

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Innovation helps Japan's tsunami-hit farmers bounce back

SENDAI, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Even before a tsunami swamped fields east of the Japanese city of Sendai in March 2011, Chikako Sasaki and her husband, a rice farmer, had dreamed of...

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England's Richard III, the 'villainous' king, gets ceremonial reburial

LONDON (Reuters) - Richard III, the last English king to die in battle and the country's most maligned monarch, will be re-buried on Thursday three years after his remains were found under a car...





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