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Batman befriends Syrian boy: refugee video named best charity ad
LONDON, Dec 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A video about Batman visiting a refugee camp has been named best fundraising film after a charity appeal featuring singer Ed Sheeran was branded the worst for its exploitative "poverty tourism."
Berlin zoo on survival watch for newborn polar bear
BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin's Tierpark zoo is anxiously waiting to see if a polar bear cub survives its first few days, when the likelihood of it dying is especially high, the zoo's director said.
'This is not a life': migrants stranded on Greek island
LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - Syrian migrant Bashar Wakaa and his heavily pregnant wife are days away from the birth of their third child, stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos in a muddy, garbage-strewn olive grove with no running water or toilets.
WIDER IMAGE-'This is not a life': migrants stranded on Greek island
LESBOS, Greece, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Syrian migrant Bashar Wakaa and his heavily pregnant wife are days away from the birth of their third child, stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos in a muddy, garbage-strewn olive grove with no running water or toilets.
Pope wants better translation of phrase on temptation in "Our Father" prayer
VATICAN CITY, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase "lead us not into temptation" in the "Our Father," the best known prayer in Christianity.
UPDATE 1-Neapolitan pizza making wins world heritage status
JEJU, South Korea, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The art of Neapolitan pizza making won world heritage status on Thursday, joining a horse-riding game from Iran and Dutch wind mills on UNESCO's culture list.
Palestinians switch off Christmas lights in Bethlehem in anti-Trump protest
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Palestinians switched off Christmas lights at Jesus' traditional birthplace in Bethlehem on Wednesday night in protest at U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
FEATURE-Global murder hot spot? No problem, let's stroll around Caracas!
CARACAS, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The murder and kidnap rates rival a war zone. Streets often shake to violent political protests. The poor scavenge garbage for food, while the rich go around with armored cars and bodyguards.
Trump, Obama dominate Twitter year, but chicken nuggets prevail
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump continued to dominate Twitter in 2017 even though former President Barack Obama's tweets were more liked and both were blown away by one man's quest for free chicken nuggets.
'Smart bags' may not fly if battery cannot be removed
GENEVA (Reuters) - "Smart suitcases" may be able to charge mobile phones or be easily found if misplaced, but unless their battery can be removed they risk being sent packing by the world's airlines.
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