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Winning toilet paper gowns offered to brides-in-need

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:18:04 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A toilet paper wedding dress with 1,500 hand-cut butterflies made by a mother of two in her spare time won the $10,000 first prize in a quirky New York fashion competition on Thursday and a bride-in-need may have the chance to wear it down the aisle.(image)

Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:17:17 -0400

KRATIE, Cambodia (Reuters) - Cambodia's latest social media sensation is a five-month-old calf believed by a villager to be the reincarnation of her dead husband.(image)

Swedish train to be named Trainy McTrainface in tribute to Boaty

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:32:44 -0400

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish rail operator has vowed to name one of its trains "Trainy McTrainface" after a public vote, saying it would bring joy to people disappointed when Britain rejected the name Boaty McBoatface for a polar research ship following a similar poll.(image)

Hyenas spark admiration, not fear, in Ethiopia's Harar city

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:09:21 -0400

HARAR, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Hyenas roam the streets of the ancient walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia every night, seeking scraps of meat to drag to the nearby caves.(image)

Metamorphosis: Philadelphia street horrified as cockroaches invade

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:02:22 -0400

(Reuters) - Residents of a Philadelphia street were horrified when thousands of cockroaches emerged from a sewer drain, forming a swarm so big that it covered the street at one stage, according to city officials and local media on Tuesday.(image)

Cheesemaker kicks up a stink over vanishing prize-winning cheddar

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:21:34 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - A British cheesemaker has offered a 500 pound ($652) reward for the recovery of 40 kilograms of prize-winning cheddar stolen from an agricultural show in south-west England.(image)

Police helicopter crew recorded couple having sex, British court told

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:06:16 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - The crew of a police helicopter filmed people sunbathing in the nude, naturists at a campsite and even a couple having sex, a court in Britain was told on Tuesday, the BBC reported.(image)

River roll call as 'swan upping' gets under way on Britain's Thames

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:47:42 -0400

SHEPPERTON, England, (Reuters) - Six old-fashioned skiffs interrupted the sleepy pace of life on a stretch of the river Thames on Monday as teams embarked on the annual "upping" - a combined census and health visit for swans.(image)

Slovenian comic's parody has Merkel dancing with 'zombie' refugees

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:07:27 -0400

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - A Slovenian comic who has attracted millions of online hits with extravagant musical parodies of such figures as Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and the pope gives Angela Merkel the same satirical treatment in a clip released on Monday.(image)

Baboon causes power cut in Zambian tourist town

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:43:54 -0400

LUSAKA (Reuters) - A baboon plunged a Zambian tourist town into darkness on Sunday after tampering with equipment at a hydro-electric power station, the state electricity company said on Monday.(image)