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Can't eat out? In locked down Paris, a chef can come to you
PARIS, April 20 (Reuters) - Parisians yearning for haute cuisine dining since the COVID-19 pandemic closed down restaurants have found an alternative: private chefs who serve up meals in customers' homes.
Human-octopus love story up for best documentary Oscar
(Reuters) - Pets can easily bond with humans, but when a wild octopus befriends a diver and becomes his life coach, that true story scores a best documentary nomination for this Sunday's Oscars.
Pandemic drives traditional burning of Swiss snowman into Alps
ANDERMATT, Switzerland (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic saw a traditional Swiss annual rite of spring, the burning of the Boeoegg snowman, moved to the remote Devil's Bridge in central Switzerland on Monday to deter crowds, the first time it has taken place outside Zurich.
Astra is yellow, Pfizer is green - Hungarian pastry shop offers vaccine-themed treats
VERESEGYHAZ, Hungary (Reuters) - A Hungarian pastry shop has launched a range of COVID-19 vaccine-themed sweet mousses as a light-hearted antidote to angst over the different types of vaccines and the implications of receiving one or another of them.
Belgian artist's 'portable oasis' creates COVID-free bubble for one
BRUSSELS, April 19 (Reuters) - When governments around Europe told people to create a "bubble" to limit their social contacts during the COVID-19 pandemic, this was probably not what they had in mind.
Google translation AI botches legal terms 'enjoin,' 'garnish' -research
(Reuters) - Translation tools from Alphabet Inc's Google and other companies could be contributing to significant misunderstanding of legal terms with conflicting meanings such as "enjoin," according to research due to be presented at an academic workshop on Monday.
The 'metaverse' bet: crypto-rich investors snap up virtual real estate
LONDON (Reuters) - What do you do with a $69 million artwork that doesn't physically exist?
INSIGHT-The 'metaverse' bet: crypto-rich investors snap up virtual real estate
LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - What do you do with a $69 million artwork that doesn't physically exist?
Mixed Martial Arts-Push during weigh-in forces Klose to pull out of bout
April 18 (Reuters) - The UFC Fight Night co-main event between Jeremy Stephens and Drakkar Klose in Las Vegas was canceled on Saturday after Klose said he had sustained injuries after being pushed by his opponent during Friday's weigh-in.
Kyrgyz health minister promotes herbal COVID-19 cure; expert says it's poisonous
BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan will use a herbal tonic to treat COVID-19, its health minister said on Friday after his president praised the remedy - despite warnings from a medical expert that it contained a potentially lethal poison.
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