Americans oppose bathroom laws limiting transgender rights: poll
(Reuters) - The majority of respondents to a new U.S. poll opposed laws barring transgender people from using bathrooms consistent with their gender identities and indicated growing acceptance for... ...
Colossus probably depicting Ramses II found in Egypt
CAIRO (Reuters) - Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive eight-meter statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum that they say probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who... ...
Relatives seek truth about Irish babies 'discarded like litter'
TUAM, Ireland (Reuters) - Peter Mulryan's little sister may lie buried among the bones of babies and toddlers found in the sewers of what was once a home for unmarried mothers in the Irish town of... ...
Elephants lumber across Thai polo field
BANGKOK (Reuters) - About 30 elephants took part in the opening of Thailand's annual elephant polo tournament in Bangkok on Thursday. ...
Luxury tycoon Arnault to revamp Paris museum
PARIS (Reuters) - French luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault is expanding his art museum empire with plans to renovate a disused public building near his Louis Vuitton Foundation on the outskirts of... ...
Boston gay vets group says booted from St. Patrick's Day parade
(Reuters) - A gay veterans' group that marched in the past two editions of Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade said the event's organizers have voted to exclude them from the march, reigniting a fight... ...
Gay vets group says kicked out of Boston St. Patrick's parade
(Reuters) - A gay veterans' group that marched in the past two editions of Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade said the event's organizers have voted to exclude them from the march, reigniting a fight... ...
Six years after Fukushima nuclear disaster, residents trickle back to deserted towns
NAMIE, Fukushima (Reuters) - A truck occasionally whizzes past the darkened shops with cracked walls and fallen signs that line the main street of Japan's mostly deserted seaside town of Namie. ...
Women in U.S. plan to stay off the job, rally in anti-Trump protests
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Women in the United States plan to use International Women's Day on Wednesday to stay off the job and stage demonstrations across the country in an effort to seize on the... ...
Afghan women fencers aim to parry prejudice
KABUL (Reuters) - In Kabul's national sports stadium, two young women fencers take guard, their faces covered with protective wire masks as they stand off warily, foils circling before they thrust at... ...
Crossing the Kunzum: Some Freezing Postcards
I’d almost forgotten about this part from my #60daysofsummer trip. It was just an eventless crossing compared to what I faced at Sach Pass a couple of weeks later. However, yesterday I just stumbled in the photographs and so I think I should share them anyway. I was leaving Spiti after a middling trip with some good experiences but also after a bout of AMS. This also made me wonder if I would be able to comfortably cross the 4600 meter high pass or not. I planned to reach Kullu and then ...
Study finds security tops tourist concerns in holiday choice
LONDON (Reuters) - Security is holidaymakers' main consideration when choosing a destination, a research report released on Wednesday by Bournemouth University and travel search site Travelzoo said. ...
Chanel collection takes off at Paris Fashion week
PARIS (Reuters) - With a giant white rocket in the middle of Grand Palais Hall in Paris, Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld took his A-list audience on an intergalactic journey with a space-inspired collection... ...
Grandest sale on travel by Thomas Cook India
Remember those days when you watched exotic foreign locations on TV and films and sighed because you were unlikely to ever reach those places? You are not alone, most Indians have been through this phase because of the costs involved in foreign travel. Hardly any Indian travelled to the foreign shores on their own as a tourist until recently. Few lucky ones got jobs abroad and helped their relatives see a different world once in a while but overall Indians were never very frequent travellers u...
Three Brooklyn women at same nursing home celebrate 100 years of life
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women at the same nursing home on Monday celebrated living more than 100 years with cake, songs and flowers while sharing their secrets of long life with friends, family... ...
Coca-Cola serves up gay-friendly ad for all genders, generations
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Soft drinks maker Coca-Cola Co has launched a gay-friendly ad featuring a brother and sister vying for the attention of a handsome pool boy in the campaign that has won praise... ...
Far from war's front lines, life in Syria is still tough
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Large parts of Damascus have survived almost six years of conflict in Syria relatively unscarred, but shortages of fuel and electricity, spiraling prices and a lack of jobs mean... ...
Saint Laurent told to modify ad campaign after uproar in France
PARIS (Reuters) - France's advertising watchdog on Monday said it had asked French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent to modify two ads from its latest campaign after receiving 50 complaints that they... ...
Hoard of coins extracted from sea turtle
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai veterinarians on Monday removed 915 coins from a 25-year-old sea turtle which had been swallowing items thrown into her pool for good luck, eventually limiting her ability to... ...
Opening a new chapter at India's 'grandmothers' school'
FANGANE, India (Reuters) - Aajibaichi Shaala is not your ordinary school in India. ...