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We’ve got this mountain of trash – why don’t we ski down it?

February 14, 2019   ·   0 Comments

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – What to do with the mountain of garbage a major metropolitan area produces is an age-old question. Copenhagen has come up with ...

‘Tinder for cows’ matches livestock in the mood for love

PETERSFIELD, England (Reuters) – A Tinder-inspired app is helping farmers match up potential partners for their cattle. Called “Tudder” – a mix of dating app ...

Toronto police probe hurling of chair from high-rise balcony

TORONTO (Reuters) – Toronto police said on Monday they are investigating an incident of a woman hurling a chair from the balcony of a high-rise ...

Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade ...

Greek minister caught taking a puff tells EU official to butt out

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s deputy health minister has told the European Union’s top health official to butt out after getting a reprimand for smoking in ...

Memories made of this: USB stick found in frozen seal poo

(Reuters) – Scientists in New Zealand say they have found a USB memory stick containing holiday photos inside a frozen slab of seal poo. The ...

NFL: Fans in St. Louis can flush away anger at Kroenke

(Reuters) – Three years after leaving St. Louis for the glamor of Tinseltown, the Rams are going to the Super Bowl, adding an extra sucker ...

Pungent ‘J-Queen’ durians sell for $1,000 in Indonesia

JAKARTA (Reuters) – An Indonesian variety of the durian – a pungent, spiky fruit considered a delicacy across many parts of Asia — has been ...

Robots serve up food and fun in Budapest cafe

A robot waiter serves customers at a cafe in Budapest, Hungary, January 24, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The robots at the Enjoy Budapest ...

Spate of rabbit killings spooks village in rural France

A woman holds a rabbit near in a hutch in Montbert, France, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe PARIS (Reuters) – Dozens of domestic rabbits have ...

Roman remains unearthed near famous Lisbon restaurant

A view of findings from an ancient Roman cemetery with 2000-year-old skeletons and various artefacts, found below a restaurant in Lisbon, Portugal, January 24, 2019. ...

Brexit survival kit helps Britons face the worst with freeze-dried fajita

LEEDS (Reuters) – With just nine weeks to go until Britain is due to leave the European Union, a company is selling worried Britons a ...

Papal Swiss Guard keep cool heads with 3-D helmets

FILE PHOTO: Members of the Swiss Guard arrive at the Saint Peter’s Square before the Pope Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” message at the Vatican, December ...

Pets, owners flock to Madrid church for blessing of animals

MADRID (Reuters) – Dogs, cats and birds were blessed at a church in Madrid on Thursday on the feast day of St. Anthony, the patron ...

Face value: One-time Afghan wedding singer a ringer for Canada’s Trudeau

Afghan singer Abdul Salam Maftoon (L) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are seen in this combination photo. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/Chris Wattie KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan ...

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