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Trump or Biden? Peruvian shamans try to predict U.S. election winner

LIMA (Reuters) - With incense smoke, flowers and photos of President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden, Peruvian shamans performed an ancestral ritual on Wednesday for the U.S. elections, but there was little agreement about who would win the Nov. 3 ballot. Learn More

 

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Ig Nobel science award: An alligator on helium sounds like ...?

(Reuters) - If humans sound like Minnie Mouse after inhaling helium, would an alligator squeak on the gas used to float balloons? More »

 

Fifty meters up and two apart - Belgium's dinner-in-the-sky relaunches

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgians looking for a different culinary experience will once again be able to eat 50 metres (164 feet) above the ground as the dining-in-the-sky experience returns from COVID-19 lockdown with a new, socially distanced feel. More »

 

A.I. robot serves customers at Seoul restaurant

(Reuters) - "Aglio Kim", a trolley-like robot which uses artificial intelligence (A.I.), is delivering food to customers at a restaurant in Seoul, in order to minimise human contact and help ensure social distancing. More »

 

Wanted: Animal Godparents for Chilean Zoo in 'Bleak' Year

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Oliver the rhinoceros, King Julien the lemur, Chilly Willy the penguin and their friends are urgently seeking sponsors for their bed and board in a Chilean zoo as visitors have dwindled to zero with the arrival of coronavirus. More »

 

Belgian city finds its former mayor's heart in a fountain

VERVIERS (Reuters) - For years it was just an urban myth. Then the diggers moved in and found it was true - that the heart of a former mayor of the eastern Belgian city of Verviers really was buried under a fountain. More »

 

Investigators launched over 150 probes in French horse mutilations, killings spate

PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators have opened more than 150 probes into a spate of killings and mutilations of horses across France, Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie said on Wednesday. More »

 

As Rome boosts micro-mobility, some complain of E-scooters gone wild

ROME (Reuters) - They're a far cry from the ancient Roman chariots immortalized in the 1959 classic movie "Ben-Hur", but critics say they can be just as dangerous in the wrong hands. More »

 

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