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Beer with the prince: Liechtenstein marks 300th anniversary The tiny principality of Liechtenstein celebrated its 300th anniversary on Thursday as an island of peace and prosperity in an unsettled world -- and a place where citizens can go drink a beer with their monarch.
Reuters | Aug 15, 2019 4:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Staring at seagulls can stop them stealing food, research shows Britain's seaside towns are at war with their seagulls, urging visitors not to feed the birds in an effort to stop them snatching titbits like potato chips from tourists' hands.
Reuters | Aug 7, 2019 2:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Oh rats! Japan convenience store apologizes after viral rodent video Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart apologized after video went viral on social media of rats scurrying about one of its stores in Tokyo's popular Shibuya district, prompting it to close the outlet until further notice.
Reuters | Aug 7, 2019 12:40 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Polls show top tier 2020 Democrats widening lead over rest of presidential field In the first polls after the second Democratic debate, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders are the top contenders.
Yahoo! News | Aug 6, 2019 9:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A nanny broke up with her boyfriend. He stabbed her and her boss to death, police say Court records lay out grisly details of an early-morning double homicide set off by a violent refusal to accept a rejection.
Yahoo! News | Aug 6, 2019 8:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A GOP lawmaker from Nebraska accused his party of 'white supremacy.' They told him to leave State Sen. John McCollister, tweeting after the shootings in Dayton and El Paso, said President Donald Trump "stokes racist fears in his base."
Yahoo! News | Aug 6, 2019 4:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Americas Workers Needa Labor Union Comeback (Bloomberg Opinion) -- There are two basic ways to improve the economic situation of the middle and lower classes. First, you can use taxes and government spending to shift income down from the top, either via direct transfers or through services like hea
Yahoo! News | Aug 6, 2019 1:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
China, Pakistan slam India's move to change Kashmir's special status SRINAGAR, India/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to change the status of Kashmir ran into fierce opposition from China and its ally Pakistan on Tuesday as the disputed territory lay under a telecoms blackout to forestall pr
Yahoo! News | Aug 6, 2019 07:14 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The man in the plastic mask: Brazil inmate busted in brazen jailbreak A masked Rio de Janeiro inmate dressed as a woman tried to break out of a Brazilian jail this weekend in a surreal act of derring-do, only to be thwarted on the cusp of freedom by state prison authorities.
Reuters | Aug 5, 2019 4:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The man in the plastic mask: Disguised Brazil inmate busted in brazen jailbreak A masked Rio de Janeiro inmate dressed as a woman tried to break out of a Brazilian jail this weekend, in a surreal act of derring-do, only to be thwarted on the cusp of freedom by state prison authorities.
Reuters | Aug 5, 2019 12:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend