When towering rivals Rabin and Nasser met for lunch - in Rabin’s own words
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the midst of a furious Middle East war nearly 70 years ago, a group of Israeli and Egyptian officers put down their guns, ate lunch together and discussed the prospects for... ...
Blue-collar bathers revel at alternative to Rio beach scene
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In a city best known for fashionable beaches and world-class surf, bathers at one local watering hole take pride in the exact opposite – the no-fuss atmosphere of a giant,... ...
Belgian entrepreneur invites you to scuba dive to dinner
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Pulling on their scuba gear and flippers at a swimming pool in Brussels, Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence are not just going diving - they're going out for dinner. ...
Cockfighters reap Year of Rooster bonus in Thailand
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Prized birds faced off in front of thousands of spectators at a stadium near Thailand's capital on Sunday as celebrations for the Year of the Rooster brought a windfall for some. ...
UK Princes William and Harry say they will erect statue to late mother Princess Diana
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his younger brother Harry have commissioned a statue in honor of their mother Princess Diana who died in a Paris car crash 20 years ago to be erected... ...
Japan artist says latest sticker graffiti aimed at Trump
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese graffiti artist "281 Antinuke" says his latest street art - politically-charged stickers plastered around central Tokyo - takes aim at U.S. President Donald Trump. ...
Australian wine exports to China soar as premium labels sparkle
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The value of Australian wine exports to China surged 40 percent in 2016, industry figures showed on Friday, unexpectedly driven by sales of premium labels rather than the cheaper... ...
Osaka through 5 Cultural Delights
Image via Flickr by Pedro Szekely Osaka is a gigantic metropolis, and just like most other great cities of the world, it offers myriad options for visitors to keep themselves occupied. While it is hard to cover all the attractions in one go, here are its five cultural delights that everyone should savor in this city with such a rich heritage.   Osaka Museum of Housing and Living The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living is not a mere museum; it’s a recreation of the city’s glorio...
Miss Universe beauty pageant kicks off in Manila
MANILA (Reuters) - More than 86 women from all over the world gathered in Manila on Thursday to compete in the Miss Universe beauty contest that will culminate in a coronation in the Philippines... ...
Young girl who tweeted from Aleppo asks Trump to help Syrian children
LONDON (Reuters) - The seven-year-old Syrian girl who gained a global following last year with her Twitter updates from Aleppo has written an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump asking him to... ...
Japan doll maker offers mini Trump ahead of Girls Day holiday
TOKYO (Reuters) - A traditional Japanese doll modeled after U.S. President Donald Trump has raised eyebrows among some Tokyo shoppers ahead of "Girls Day", a holiday meant to celebrate the health and... ...
Traveling to India from Abroad? 3 Smart Ways to Conquer Demonetization Aftershocks
The demonetization announced by PM, Narendra Modi has caused a lot of upheaval in every section of the society. The withdrawal of old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes apparently was also looking at the elimination of black money as well as the counterfeit currency notes of the same denomination in the country. The opinion regarding the demonization move remains divided so far. There are supporters of the move too but many had to face troubles after the this decision came into effect on ...
Traveling to India from Abroad? 3 Smart Ways to Conquer Demonetization Aftershocks
The demonetization announced by PM, Narendra Modi has caused a lot of upheaval in every section of the society. The withdrawal of old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes apparently was also looking at the elimination of black money as well as the counterfeit currency notes of the same denomination in the country. The opinion regarding the demonization move remains divided so far. There are supporters of the move too but many had to face troubles after the this decision came into effect on ...
Valentino showcases ethereal haute couture collection in Paris
PARIS (Reuters) - Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli showcased his debut solo haute couture collection in Paris on Wednesday, presenting an ethereal spring/summer 2017 line. ...
Wear high heels or go home - British report finds sexist dress codes rife
LONDON (Reuters) - You must wear shoes with heels 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) high at all times when you are at work. You must wear make-up and regularly re-apply it. You must wear tights, but not opaque... ...
Lookalikes of Trump, North Korea's Kim grab Hong Kong by surprise
HONG KONG (Reuters) - It is a scene unlikely ever to become reality - American president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hugging and leaning in for a kiss on the bustling streets of... ...
Trainspotting author sees 'bleak dystopia' in real life too
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The author of "Trainspotting", a grim comedy about young Scottish drug addicts that proved a huge hit in the 1990s and still enjoys cult status, sees "bleak dystopia" in the age... ...
Jhalrapatan: Of Temple Bells and Swaying Idols
According to one of the Jhalrapatan’s origin stories the name basically means the city of temple bells. However, there are other stories too. Nevertheless, this story does not seem farfetched because according to one account the small town had 108 temples at one point of time. Most of them can still be seen as one walks around the narrow lanes of the congested and sadly squalid town. To be honest, I had not heard of Jhalrapatan until recently. I heard it for the first time just before I w...
Paris Fashion sparkles in Chanel's hall of mirrors
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris sparkled under Chanel's stage lights on Tuesday as the French house created a hall of mirrors to showcase its latest couture collection at Paris Fashion Week. ...
Paris Fashion sparkles in Chanel's hall of mirrors
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris sparkled under Chanel's stage lights on Tuesday as the French house created a hall of mirrors to showcase its latest couture collection at Paris Fashion Week. ...