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... ...
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. ...
London relaunches its menswear fashion week, Brexit casts shadow
LONDON (Reuters) - London relaunched its menswear fashion week on Friday with a new name and quirky designs as the city seeks to hold on to its status as a creativity hub following Britain's vote to... ...
London relaunches its menswear fashion week, Brexit casts shadow
LONDON (Reuters) - London relaunched its menswear fashion week on Friday with a new name and quirky designs as the city seeks to hold on to its status as a creativity hub following Britain's vote to... ...
Skating is a frosty love affair for elderly Hungarians
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - In sub-zero temperatures, dozens of elderly Hungarians take to Budapest's beautiful City Park Ice Rink on their skates each morning to keep hale and hearty through ice dancing. ...
Chef Jamie Oliver to shut six UK restaurants over Brexit uncertainty
LONDON (Reuters) - British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's eponymous group of Italian restaurants said on Friday it would close six of its UK eateries, citing pressures and uncertainty after the... ...
Princess Diana letter about troublesome son Harry sold at auction
LONDON (Reuters) - A collection of handwritten notes by the late Princess Diana, one of which reveals that her younger son Prince Harry was constantly in trouble at school, went under the hammer on... ...
Thai baby elephant gets water-based treatment for injured foot
PATTAYA, Thailand (Reuters) - A baby elephant took a tentative dip in a swimming pool in Thailand on Thursday as part of a lengthy rehabilitation process to heal her injured foot. ...
Tuna fetches $614,000 at Tokyo's famed New Year's fish auction
TOKYO (Reuters) - In what could be the last New Year's auction at Tokyo's famed Tsukiji fish market, the owner of the Sushizanmai restaurant chain on Thursday paid top price for a single fish,... ...
105-year-old Frenchman cycles into history with hour-long ride
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (Reuters) - Robert Marchand, a 105-year-old Frenchman, made cycling history on Wednesday by covering 22.528 km (14.08 miles) in one hour on a track near Paris. ...
Cuba's Santeria priests forecast prosperity in New Year's prophesy
HAVANA (Reuters) - Priests from Cuba's Afro-Cuban religion forecast a prosperous 2017 in their New Year's prophecy and told Cubans to be hopeful despite the economic and diplomatic headwinds the... ...