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Blackface skit in China’s new year gala sparks racism accusations

February 16, 2018   ·   0 Comments

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 ...

Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can’t run for Kansas governor

(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 ...

Cash and carry: Woman in China rides through X-ray scanner rather than part with purse

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 ...

Lithuania’s Pieno Zvaigzdes denies plans to produce cheese in Russia

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

South Korea’s ‘penis park’ draws an Olympic crowd

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

How do you like your eggs, Norway? By the thousand..

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 ...

‘A’ is for Armani: public grade school in Tokyo adopts designer uniforms

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 ...

Locust swarms pose threat to World Cup pitches: Russian official

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”, ...

Italian postman never rings once, hoards mail instead

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 ...

Kosovo farmer names one of his wolves Trump

GJAKOVA, Kosovo (Reuters) – When Hysni Rexha from Kosovo finally made his dream happen and took four wolves from the wild to feed and raise ...

A golden idea? Museum offered 18-karat toilet to Trump: Washington Post

(Reuters) – New York’s Guggenheim Museum offered to lend an 18-karat gold toilet to President Donald Trump after the White House asked to borrow a ...

The pain of chocolate as French shoppers brawl over Nutella

PARIS (Reuters) – Brawls broke out in a chain of French supermarkets as shoppers fought over cut-price tubs of Nutella chocolate spread. The Intermarche supermarket ...

New Orleans pulls 46 tons of Mardi Gras beads from storm drains

(Reuters) – The colorful beaded necklaces that are a signature of New Orleans’ annual Mardi Gras celebration have left the city known as “The Big ...

Baboons go on the run after jumping Paris zoo enclosure

PARIS (Reuters) – Several baboons escaped from their enclosure at a zoo in Paris on Friday, prompting evacuation of the premises while police hunted for ...

New Hampshire man arrested for biting police dog

(Reuters) – A New Hampshire man was arrested for biting a police dog while officers were investigating reports of a shooting in the town of ...

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