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Hitler watercolour fetches 130,000 euros at Nuremberg auction

BERLIN (Reuters) - A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler fetched 130,000 euros ($161,000) at auction in the German city of Nuremberg on Saturday, the auctioneers said.

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United Nations members resolve to end child marriage

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Friday that all members should pass and enforce laws banning child marriages, resolving to end a practice that affects about 15 million girls...

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Widespread flooding ahead for snowy western New York: officials

EVANS N.Y. (Reuters) - Warm temperatures and rain were forecast for the weekend in the city of Buffalo and western New York, bringing the threat of widespread flooding to the region bound for days by...

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Temple's silence over its ties with Cosby raises questions on campus

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - In the years since Bill Cosby graduated from Temple University, the images of the school and the veteran comedian have become closely intertwined, a carefully cultivated...

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Trip Tips: Hungary, where goose is king - and eaten - for a month

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - It isn't to everyone's taste, and animal rights activists wish the custom would vanish entirely, but anyone who ever fancied eating foie gras - fattened goose liver - would have...

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Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain.

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Japanese military taps youth culture in recruitment drive

ATSUGI/YOKOSUKA Japan (Reuters) - Japan's military is wooing new recruits with images of smiling soldiers posing like pop stars in a series of photo books and DVDs that tap into youth culture.

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HK collector pays $33 million for Sotheby's blue diamond, sets record

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Hong Kong buyer has paid $32.6 million for a near 10-Carat blue diamond at an auction held by Sotheby's in New York, underlining the rising demand for the sparkling gems from...

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Labor-intensive: China hospital gives men chance to experience pain of childbirth

JINAN China (Reuters) - A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their...

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Duchess of Alba, the world's most titled aristocrat, dies

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's 18th Duchess of Alba, who died on Thursday aged 88, was one of Europe's wealthiest and most titled aristocrats, the owner of fabulous palaces and priceless works of...

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U.S. politics takes center stage at Latin Grammys

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual Latin Grammys on Thursday in a ceremony where U.S. immigration politics played a prominent...

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Residents in western New York call snow worst in memory

(Reuters) - Fresh snow fell on Thursday in snowbound western New York, where longtime residents described the blast of winter weather as the worst in memory.

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Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for South Carolina to become the 35th U.S. state where gay marriage is legal, denying a request to block same-same weddings...

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Duchess of Alba, the world's most titled aristocrat, dies

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's 18th Duchess of Alba, who died on Thursday aged 88, was one of Europe's wealthiest and most titled aristocrats, the owner of fabulous palaces and priceless works of...

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Mike Nichols, award-winning American director, dies at 83

(Reuters) - Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of influential films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," and "Carnal...

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Forget Noma, Danes vote for dripping bacon as their national dish

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark may have the world's best restaurant but Danes' favorite dish is a simple "Stegt Flaesk" - thick slices of fried pork bacon dripping in fat with lashings of white...

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Pope says food commodity speculation hurts fight against hunger

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis condemned speculation in food commodities and greed for profits on Thursday, saying they were undermining the global fight against poverty and hunger.

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Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group...

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Writers Phil Klay and Evan Osnos win top National Book Awards

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Phil Klay and Evan Osnos were given the top prizes at the 65th National Book Awards, among the most prestigious literary prizes in U.S. publishing, at a gala dinner on Wednesday...

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Australian actor Chris Hemsworth named 'sexiest man alive' by People magazine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth was named People magazine's "sexiest man alive" on Tuesday in a live broadcast of the late night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

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You'll shoot your eye out: Watchdog lists '10 worst' holiday toys

BOSTON (Reuters) - A plastic battle hammer for 3-year-olds, a glow-in-the-dark bow and arrow set and a pencil that doubles as a slingshot are on the short list of the most dangerous children's toys...

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Banking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds

LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a...

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Ebay founder Omidyar commits $50 million to combating global slavery

LONDON (Reuters) - Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate an extra $50 million to tackling slavery worldwide, the chief executive of their US-based foundation Humanity United said on...

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German auction house putting Hitler watercolor on market

NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A 1914 watercolor by Adolf Hitler to be auctioned on Saturday could fetch up to 50,000 euros ($62,685) given strong global interest, a German auction house...

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Pope to raffle gifts given to him to raise money for the poor

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Want a white Panama hat owned by the pope? Now is your chance.





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