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Clawing back normality: Bangkok cat cafe reopens after virus shutdown

BANGKOK (Reuters) - As Thailand's capital cautiously reopens many restaurants shuttered over coronavirus fears, the feline "employees" of the Caturday Cafe are back at work. Learn More


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Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police say

(Reuters) - A trooper stopping a car with a suspected "impaired driver" on a U.S. highway on Monday was bemused to find a 5-year-old in the driver's seat, the Utah Highway Patrol tweeted. More »


Thailand's pet groomer reopens as new coronavirus cases slow

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Chewy and Miley, both two-year-old Schnauzer dogs, are getting their hair cut at a groomer in Bangkok for the first time since the new coronavirus outbreak began in Thailand in January. More »


'Darth Vader' enforces lockdown in Philippine village

MANILA (Reuters) - Dressed as "Star Wars" characters, local officials in the Philippines are out and about to enforce strict quarantine measures while also handing out relief packages. More »


Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battle

SUKOHARJO, Indonesia (Reuters) - Volunteers clad as Superman and Spider-Man sprayed disinfectant against the coronavirus on Indonesia's island of Java, flanking a colleague wearing the winged helmet of local superhero Gatotkaca who shouted, "Wear masks, wash hands and stay alert." More »


President queries Tanzania coronavirus kits after goat test

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw. More »


Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urged

MOUSCRON, Belgium (Reuters) - With potato farmers and processors struggling, Belgians are being urged to eat more fries to offset a slump in demand during the coronavirus pandemic. More »


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