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Twice as nice - Barbra Streisand cloned beloved dog

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we, could we?" Barbra Streisand had a hit singing this question in "The Way We Were," but when it comes to getting a new pet she does not have to wonder. Learn More


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English pub scraps snail race as cold makes competitors sluggish

LONDON (Reuters) - An English pub has canceled a charity snail race scheduled to take place on Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors too slow to compete. More »


'A' is for Armani: public grade school in Tokyo adopts designer uniforms

TOKYO (Reuters) - A public elementary school in Tokyo's upscale shopping district of Ginza has raised parents' eyebrows with a plan to adopt uniforms designed by Italian fashion brand Giorgio Armani for its students, media said on Thursday. More »


Blackface skit in China's new year gala sparks racism accusations

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A skit on China's widely-watched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online. More »


Cash and carry: Woman in China rides through X-ray scanner rather than part with purse

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A woman in southern China accompanied her purse through a train station's luggage x-ray machine rather than part with the bag amid the Lunar New Year holiday rush, Chinese media reported. More »


Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can't run for Kansas governor

(Reuters) - In the dog-eat-dog world of U.S. politics, a 3-year-old wire-haired Vizsla in Kansas was scratching his head, and behind his ears, after being denied a chance to run for governor, his owner said on Tuesday. More »


South Korea's 'penis park' draws an Olympic crowd

SINNAM, South Korea (Reuters) - Even the bright red lighthouse in the tiny South Korean port of Sinnam is shaped like a penis. More »


Lithuania's Pieno Zvaigzdes denies plans to produce cheese in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Lithuanian dairy company Pieno Zvaigzdes said on Tuesday it had no plans to produce cheese in Russia after the local government announced it intended to do so. More »


How do you like your eggs, Norway? By the thousand..

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Egg sandwiches. Bacon and eggs. Egg salad. Eggs on toast. Scrambled eggs, or fried. After taking receipt of 15,000 eggs instead of the 1,500 they wanted, Norway's team at this month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may have a pretty limited menu. More »


Locust swarms pose threat to World Cup pitches: Russian official

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Swarms of locusts pose a threat to Russia's soccer World Cup as they could attack stadium pitches and cause a "global scandal", an Agriculture Ministry official said on Wednesday. More »


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