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Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:53:46 -0400

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were likely snatched to be eaten, a further sign of hunger in a country struggling with chronic food shortages.(image)

Belgian town cooks giant omelet amidst egg scare

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:40:57 -0400

MALMEDY, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian town honored its 22-year-old tradition of making a giant omelet on Tuesday amidst an egg contamination scare, cooking 10,000 eggs in a pan four meters wide.(image)

Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:06:43 -0400

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A retelling of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and its dramatic political consequences might perhaps be framed as high drama or extreme farce.(image)

Bladerunners: UK lawnmowers in 12-hour endurance race

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:21:51 -0400

FIVE OAKS, England (Reuters) - Drivers donned their suits and climbed into their cockpits at the weekend for a 12-hour endurance race with a difference: they weren't driving rallying cars, but lawnmowers.(image)

Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:25:35 -0400

(Reuters) - A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York's Westchester County several years ago was arrested on Friday and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said.(image)

Sick of congested roads, German man swims to work

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:56:02 -0400

MUNICH (Reuters) - Fed-up with the grind of taking a bus or bike to work every day on congested streets in Munich, Benjamin David started swimming there instead.(image)

Low-crime Singapore investigating man after toothpicks found in bus seat

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:48:47 -0400

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A 60-year-old Singaporean man is under investigation for inserting toothpicks into a seat on a public bus, a suspected case of "mischief" that could put him behind bars for up to two years, the police said on Tuesday.(image)

Boasts could expose culprits in decapitation of Australian dinosaur replicas

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:40:28 -0400

(Reuters) - Australian police on Tuesday said they expected the individuals who decapitated three dinosaur replicas at a museum to boast about their trophies to friends, so bringing about their own exposure.(image)

Czech pig farm to quit WW2 Roma concentration camp site

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 20:03:56 -0400

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government has persuaded an agricultural firm to sell a pig farm partly covering the site of a World War Two Nazi concentration camp where most of the victims were Roma.(image)

Cooked It tops pecking order in real life Chicken Run

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:49:48 -0400

BONSALL, England (Reuters) - While pundits often say some of the best runners can fly, one group of competitors gathered in England's Peak District really did have wings and feathers.(image)