Tight security as Madame Tussaud's unveils UK waxwork of Trump
LONDON (Reuters) - A waxwork of Donald Trump was unveiled on Wednesday amid tight security at Madame Tussauds museum after protests at a similar ceremony in Spain earlier this week. ...
Asola Bhatti Lakes: Nameless Delights of the Lawless Backyard
“Well, I can’t stop you if you want to go… but be careful as things can happen…”, said the local guy we came across at the entry point with the usual smugness of the Delhi NCR folks. Sorry for the stereotyping but anyone familiar with the city would recognise that tone. ———————– Desolated and pristine lakes are not something one expects to see anywhere near Delhi. However, those who like to explore have been aware o...
Juuso the bear makes artistic debut at Finnish gallery
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Artists usually like to attend the opening of their exhibitions but the painter of the works that went on display at a gallery in Helsinki on Tuesday preferred to carry on... ...
Simon Rattle offers up musical 'tapas bar' for first season in London
LONDON (Reuters) - Conductor Simon Rattle unveiled what he described as a musical "tapas bar" on Tuesday as he presented an eclectic program for his first season with the London Symphony Orchestra... ...
Chattanooga: A Guide for Outdoorsy Backpackers
Chattanooga is a city that is blessed with mountains, ridges, and rivers. From rowing in the Tennessee River to hiking in the Appalachians, this city offers many options for adrenaline junkies. It proudly calls itself the Scenic City and for good reason. Chattanooga occupies a scenic location at the meeting point of the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains. The city also plays host to the RiverRocks Outdoor Festival, where scores of professional athletes and amateur enthusiasts gath...
After Vatican controversy, McDonald's helps feed homeless in Rome
ROME (Reuters) - McDonald's received a lukewarm reception when it opened a new branch just steps from St. Peter's Square last month, but on Monday the fast food giant accepted a challenge to adopt... ...
Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by Islamic State
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - As Iraqi forces fight to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State, an artist in nearby Erbil is chiseling at clay in a tiny, unheated studio to recreate historic... ...
New York City Travel Guide
This post is originally from IHG’s Guide to New York City New York City is the most popular destination in the world, and for good reason. With first-class entertainment options, world-famous landmarks, buzzing street activity and nightlife, it is an epicenter of culture, diversity and excitement. Your choices are seemingly endless when it comes to hotels, which means deciding which hotel to book can be a challenge, as options range from hostels to ultra-luxurious global chains. IHG® ...
LVMH cuts ties to crocodile farms criticized by animal rights group
PARIS (Reuters) - Luxury good maker LVMH said its Louis Vuitton brand had ceased all trading with Vietnamese farms which animal rights activist group Peta alleged mistreated crocodiles, whose skins... ...
Prized pigeons fetch high prices at famed Turkish auction
SANLIURFA, Turkey (Reuters) - As night-time approaches in Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey, most of the alleyways of the city's old bazaar are emptying out, except for one. ...
It's the Year of the (Giant Inflatable Trump) Rooster at one Chinese factory
BEIJING (Reuters) - A factory in eastern China is racing to keep up with demand for its new clutch - giant inflatable rooster balloons that bear what some say is an uncanny resemblance to U.S.... ...
Germans cheer new landmark as Hamburg concert hall opens
BERLIN (Reuters) - Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie concert hall opens on Wednesday, delivering one of Germany's most prestigious 21st century cultural projects - albeit some seven years late and busting... ...
Swedish archaeologists discover 12 ancient Egyptian cemeteries near Aswan
CAIRO (Reuters) - Swedish archaeologists have unearthed a dozen burial sites near the southern city of Aswan that date back almost 3,500 years to the New Kingdom era of ancient Egypt, the Antiquities... ...
Scientists find clues to why binge-drinking causes binge-eating
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found that the brain cells in mice that stimulate the urge to eat can be activated by alcohol as well as by hunger - a discovery that could help explain why binge... ...
Raised for meat in South Korea, dogs head for new homes in U.S.
WONJU, South Korea (Reuters) - "You're OK, you're OK," Lola Webber, a campaign manager with the Humane Society International (HSI), whispers to a lab-mix puppy, cradling her in a jacket as dozens of... ...
Cuban rides around advertising rules on towering bike
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans are adept at inventing ways to earn cash but Felix Guirola stands - or rather, cycles - head and shoulders above them. ...
Millions of devotees in Philippines join Black Nazarene procession
MANILA (Reuters) - About a million and a half barefoot Philippine devotees praying for miracles joined a procession on Monday for a black statue of Jesus Christ being paraded through the old... ...
Gagron: Fortress on the Black Indus
Way back in the noughties, when I was not a traveller, didn’t have a blog, didn’t even have a camera, and had no clue about life in general, I made a trip to Daman with a friend because it was the nearest “wet” place near the dry state of Gujarat where I was wasting a good part of my early adult life. Among other things, I noticed that the river running through the union territory was called Daman Ganga. Over the years, I have come across the likes of Laxman Ganga, Dhau...
Rapper Tinie Tempah makes catwalk debut with menswear line in London
LONDON (Reuters) - British rapper Tinie Tempah made his catwalk debut at London Fashion Week Men's on Saturday with a minimalistic, casualwear collection inspired by architecture and "the everyday... ...
Fans pay tribute to George Michael in London club named after Wham! hit
LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of devoted fans gathered at a party in central London on Friday night to pay tribute to George Michael, after the double Grammy-award winning singer died on Christmas Day. ...