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Indian home minister to investigate rape documentary

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's home minister said on Wednesday he would investigate how a film crew managed to interview a death row convict who expressed no remorse for his part in the fatal gang...

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In New Orleans, training a lost generation while feeding the next

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - At age 17, Akira Holmes dropped out of high school and had a baby. Last week, the 18-year-old stood in a crisp white chef's jacket at a cafe in New Orleans, on the cusp of...

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Slovenia allows same-sex couples to marry, adopt children

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia joined a growing number of European countries that allow same-sex marriages late on Tuesday, almost three years after a similar law was rejected in a national...

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Singapore gains halal cred, top marks from Muslim tourists

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Halal has never looked so good for Singapore. A survey ranked the Asian country as the top non-Islamic destination for Muslim tourists, weeks after official data showed overall...

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Archaeologists find ancient tomb of temple guard in Egypt's Luxor

CAIRO (Reuters) - An ancient tomb belonging to Amenhotep, guard of the temple of Egyptian deity Amun, has been discovered in the southern city of Luxor, the Egypt's antiquities ministry said on...

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MoMA retrospective journeys into world of Iceland's Bjork

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With pulsating sounds, stunning videos and elaborate costumes, a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) dedicated to the work of Bjork transports visitors into the...

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A business person's guide to Munich: Beer included

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jim Koch considers Munich a beer-lover's paradise. The founder and chairman of Boston Beer Co, which brews Samuel Adams beer, heads to the region north of the city every year to...

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Smithsonian okays selfies, bans them on a stick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Millions of museum visitors in the U.S. capital will no longer be able to take pictures of themselves in front of a T-rex dinosaur using a camera mounted on a rod.

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Film on 2012 Delhi gang rape stokes debate on Indian male mindset

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A new documentary based on the fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi in 2012 highlights gender inequality and sex crimes in India, with the seeming lack of remorse among those...

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Catholics and Jews pan film defending wartime Pope Pius XII

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A new Italian film that attempts to defend wartime Pope Pius XII against accusations he turned a blind eye to the Holocaust has been panned by the Vatican as well as Catholic...

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World Chefs: Vegan cookbook author extols dairy-free life

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cookbook author Kristy Turner was so passionate about cheese that she worked as a professional cheese seller and server. But once she decided to go vegan, she never looked back.

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German pensioner needs drill to dig for Nazi-looted Amber Room

BERLIN (Reuters) - A pensioner has started digging in Germany's western Ruhr region for the Amber Room, a priceless work of art looted by Nazis from the Soviet Union during World War Two and missing...

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Small step by Tokyo district could be giant leap for LGBT equality

TOKYO (Reuters) - Same-sex couples in Japan are awaiting the results of a debate in a Tokyo local assembly that may give them what their Western counterparts have long had: a chance to step out of...

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London calling: A burger guy on its sizzling spots

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When it comes to hot restaurants and IPOs, it's hard to get any hotter than Shake Shack. The high-end burger joint, now publicly traded, has locations from Dubai to Moscow. But...

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Los Angeles water sommelier wants bottled water treated like wine

LOS ANGELES, Mar 2 (Reuters) - Water sommelier Martin Riese has seen the eye-roll and heard it before: "Water tastings? Only in L.A."

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New coin portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth unveiled

LONDON (Reuters) - A new portrait of Britain's long-reigning Queen Elizabeth which will appear on the nation's coins was unveiled on Monday, and is set to reach her people's purses and pockets later...

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For casinos in Manila's gaming strip, more is better

SINGAPORE/MANILA (Reuters) - More than three years after opening ultra-luxe nightclub Pangaea in Singapore's glitzy Marina Bay Sands, owner Michael Van Cleef Ault is now betting that Manila's casinos...

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Apple car rumors fuel Geneva debate about car of future

GENEVA (Reuters) - The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car.

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Rare objects stolen from Fontainebleau palace's Chinese museum

PARIS (Reuters) - About 15 rare pieces of art were stolen on Sunday morning in the Chinese Museum of the Chateau de Fontainebleau, southeast of Paris, the French culture ministry said.

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Pope Francis prays for teenager killed in Venezuela protest

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Sunday for an end to political violence in Venezuela and said he would pray for a teenager killed during an anti-government demonstration last week.





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