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Fastest food: The Thai street cooks who get to protests first
BANGKOK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Thai street food sellers have earned the nickname "CIA" for the intelligence that helps them reach protests not only before police, but before many protesters too.
Lucky baby anteater escapes birds, falls from tree into care of Australian zoo
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A lucky echidna puggle, or baby spiny anteater, that survived an attack by birds and fell from a tree is taking its first steps as zoo keepers in Australia hand-feed the young mammal.
Britain's new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, set for sea trials
BIRKENHEAD, England (Reuters) - Britain's new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, will leave for sea trials on Wednesday to be put through its paces before making its maiden voyage to Antarctica late next year to boost research into climate change.
Naples teachers bring socially distanced school to streets and balconies
NAPLES, Italy (Reuters) - Since schools in the southern Italian region of Campania closed due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, teachers have been taking their classes to the streets to prevent students from falling behind.
RPT-Trump and Biden 'pooper' figurines steal the show in Catalan nativity
TOROELLA DE MONTGRI, Spain Oct 20 (Reuters) - Caught with their pants down and wearing face masks, U.S. President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden are the stars of a new range of defecating figurines that are a longstanding Christmas tradition in the Spanish region of Catalonia.
Trump and Biden 'pooper' figurines steal the show in Catalan nativity
TOROELLA DE MONTGRI, Spain (Reuters) - Caught with their pants down and wearing face masks, U.S. President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden are the stars of a new range of defecating figurines that are a longstanding Christmas tradition in the Spanish region of Catalonia.
'For heaven rest us, we're not Asbestos': Canadian town chooses new name
TORONTO (Reuters) - Residents of the town of Asbestos in the Canadian province of Quebec have voted to rename their community in a move to distance it from the once-ubiquitous mineral now recognized as being extremely poisonous and linked to lung and other cancers.
What language for COVID vaccines in the EU? Brussels opts for English
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - COVID-19 vaccines should have labels and packages with information only in English, European Union regulators have agreed, loosening multilingual requirements that could slow the roll-out of shots in the continent.
Danish submarine killer caught after prison escape: police
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Peter Madsen, who was convicted of killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall in a self-built submarine in 2017, was caught by Danish authorities on Tuesday after he briefly escaped from prison, police told Reuters.
Impossible Foods launches in Asian grocery stores as it aims to move into China
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Impossible Foods' faux beef burgers will be sold in grocery stores in Hong Kong and Singapore starting Tuesday, the company said as it vies to bolster its presence in Asia and before entering the potentially lucrative mainland China market.
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