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Gulp! Georgian boy solves six Rubik's cubes under water in one breath

TBILISI (Reuters) - An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik's Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record. Learn More

 

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Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car

ZURICH (Reuters) - With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s. More »

 

Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

KARACHI (Reuters) - Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha. More »

 

Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade Zoo

BELGRADE (Reuters) - American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday. More »

 

Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday. More »

 

Trump 'live figure' thumps Merkel at Berlin's Madame Tussauds

BERLIN (Reuters) - Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled its latest attraction on Tuesday - a posturing Donald Trump figure striking a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a punchball. More »

 

Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals

PARIS (Reuters) - A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals. More »

 

Face value: Australians seek free portraits of Queen Elizabeth

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to such articles from local politicians. More »

 

Christmas comes early for London department store

LONDON (Reuters) - On a hot summery Thursday in London, Santa Claus turned up 144 days early wearing a studded leather jacket to open the new Christmas shop at department store Selfridges. More »

 

Who let the goats out? Runaway herd invades Idaho neighborhood

(Reuters) - More than 100 goats burst into a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, startling residents and captivating spectators on social media as they feasted on lawns, flower bushes and tree leaves. More »

 

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