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LONDON (Reuters) - An English pub has canceled a charity snail race scheduled to take place on Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors too slow to compete.

TOKYO (Reuters) - A public elementary school in Tokyo's upscale shopping district of Ginza has raised parents' eyebrows with a plan to adopt uniforms designed by Italian fashion brand Giorgio Armani for its students, media said on Thursday.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A skit on China's widely-watched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A woman in southern China accompanied her purse through a train station's luggage x-ray machine rather than part with the bag amid the Lunar New Year holiday rush, Chinese media reported.

(Reuters) - In the dog-eat-dog world of U.S. politics, a 3-year-old wire-haired Vizsla in Kansas was scratching his head, and behind his ears, after being denied a chance to run for governor, his owner said on Tuesday.

SINNAM, South Korea (Reuters) - Even the bright red lighthouse in the tiny South Korean port of Sinnam is shaped like a penis.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Lithuanian dairy company Pieno Zvaigzdes said on Tuesday it had no plans to produce cheese in Russia after the local government announced it intended to do so.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Egg sandwiches. Bacon and eggs. Egg salad. Eggs on toast. Scrambled eggs, or fried. After taking receipt of 15,000 eggs instead of the 1,500 they wanted, Norway's team at this month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may have a pretty limited menu.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Swarms of locusts pose a threat to Russia's soccer World Cup as they could attack stadium pitches and cause a "global scandal", an Agriculture Ministry official said on Wednesday.

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police have arrested a postman from the northern town of Vicenza after finding more than half a tonne (1,100 lb) of undelivered mail stashed away in his garage.

SPORTS NEWS
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The United States delivered a gold-medal knockout punch, scoring ...
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Andrew Ebbett and Chris Kelly both scored twice as Canada beat th...
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean crowd favorite Lee Seung-hoon stormed to Olympic gol...
FINANCE NEWS
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The world's largest asset manager put U.S. gunmakers on notice on Thursd...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A company behind U.S.-based funds tied to Wall Street's "fear gauge" is making ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors inched back in to the markets during the most recent week, ...
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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
(Reuters) - Nanette Fabray, a child performer in the 1920s who went on to star in Broadway musicals,...
BERLIN (Reuters) - British singer Ed Sheeran said on Friday that the hardest part of songwriting was...
(Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey put to rest any lingering questions about a potential 2020 bid for the pre...
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HEALTH NEWS
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Kingdom violates women's rights in Northern Ireland by unduly restrict...
HINDHEAD, England (Reuters) - For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English car...
(Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday recommended against approving Puma Bio...