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Artists use Ukraine president's candy wrappers for critical portrait As Ukraine heads in a presidential election on Sunday, two artists have created an unflattering portrait of incumbent Petro Poroshenko using sweet wrappers and bullet casings.
Reuters | Mar 29, 2019 07:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dubai court restores yacht to Russia tycoon, move disputed in divorce contest A $436 million superyacht belonging to a Russian billionaire at the center of one of the world's costliest divorce battles has been released by a Dubai court after being impounded last year, but legal wrangling over the fate of the vessel continued.
Reuters | Mar 28, 2019 7:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Russian tycoon in divorce battle wins back $400 million yacht in Dubai A $436 million superyacht belonging to a Russian billionaire at the center of one of the world's costliest divorce battles has been released by a Dubai court after being impounded last year.
Reuters | Mar 28, 2019 3:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bears in Russian zoo predict Ukrainian election "Anyone but Poroshenko!" cried the crowd in a Russian zoo on Thursday as a brown bear made its way toward a butternut squash bearing a picture of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
Reuters | Mar 28, 2019 2:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Supplemental steroids, testosterone may lower men's sperm counts Men who abuse hormones such as testosterone or steroids for bodybuilding can have declines in sperm and testosterone production, researchers say.
United Press International | Mar 28, 2019 03:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Winning numbers drawn for $750M Powerball jackpot The Powerball selected its winning numbers for an estimated jackpot of $750 million on Wednesday night.
United Press International | Mar 28, 2019 03:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lawsuit says TGI Fridays potato skins contain no potato skins It is okay to sell French fries that are not made in France, but a new lawsuit says it is not okay to sell potato skin snack chips that are not made from potato skins.
Reuters | Mar 27, 2019 6:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Jiving eighty-year-old DJ parties in Poland Donning yellow trousers, shiny platform shoes, red lipstick and headphones, 80-year-old"DJ Wika"stands behind the decks,mixing party music in a huge Warsaw club.
Reuters | Mar 27, 2019 4:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
To kiss pope's hand - or not - enters the Catholic culture wars - To kiss the ring on the pope's hand or not to - that is the question.
Reuters | Mar 26, 2019 3:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UK prison guards smell a rat and find rodents stuffed with drugs Suspected organized criminals have been stuffing the bodies of dead rats with drugs, phones and cash and throwing them over the walls of a British prison to get contraband to inmates, the government said on Monday.
Reuters | Mar 25, 2019 12:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend