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Cellist turns locked-down museums into backdrop for "healing art"

PARIS (Reuters) - It's an ideal pairing for the COVID-19 era: a musician who cannot play for a live audience and sumptuous museums that cannot welcome visitors. Cellist Camille Thomas has put them together to create what she hopes will be a balm for troubled times. Learn More


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Monolith mystery deepens as Utah desert object vanishes

(Reuters) - No word as to whether Star Trek's Scotty "beamed it up," but the mysterious, shiny monolith that was spotted in a remote southeastern Utah desert two weeks ago is gone. More »


When the circus can't leave town - French family show stranded in Belgian car park

GEMBLOUX, Belgium (Reuters) - The exotic animals are confined to small paddocks, the acrobats have been grounded, and the clowns aren't able to make an audience laugh anymore. More »


Health companies tap Hungarian red berries to beat COVID-19 blues

SARSZENTAGOTA, Hungary (Reuters) - Demand for the humble Hungarian elderberry has soared this year as U.S. and Chinese buyers have snapped up supplies, attracted by the fruit's purported health benefits as a supplement to boost the immune system. More »


Russia's budget airline under fire for plane's phallic flight route

MOSCOW (Reuters) - National carrier Aeroflot should consider sacking the head of its budget airline after one of its passenger planes appeared to trace a phallic-like route in the sky during a commercial flight, Russia's state aviation authority has recommended. More »


Biker dog Bogie thrills fans as he cruises Philippine highways

IMUS, Philippines (Reuters) - With his black sports jacket, reflective aviator sunglasses and bespoke orange helmet with holes so his ears can stick out, Bogie the dog sure is one suave-looking canine, with an Easy Rider look that would earn him a place in any motorcycle gang. More »


Cambodian villagers trust magic scarecrows to ward off coronavirus

DECHO, Cambodia (Reuters) - Cambodian villager Ek Chan has avoided the novel coronavirus so far without masks or social distancing but rather the scarecrows she has made to keep the deadly virus at bay. More »


German restaurant bears out pandemic with furry customers

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The owner of a Frankfurt restaurant is staging a protest against the coronavirus lockdown in Germany by filling his tables with a hundred stuffed toy pandas, in a play on the word "pandemic". More »


Tired of sniggers, Austrian village tweaks its name to Fugging

VIENNA (Reuters) - The Austrian village of Fucking is changing its name, the mayor of the municipality where it is located said on Thursday, after residents apparently grew tired of the sniggers it prompted in the English-speaking world and of visitors stealing its signs. More »


Space oddity? Monolith in Utah desert mystifies helicopter crew

(Reuters) - They were on a mission to count sheep when they found something they had not counted on. More »


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