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French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles

PARIS (Reuters) – A French start-up has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets.

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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children’s films this weekend in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the…

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Saudi women score right to watch men’s soccer in stadiums

JEDDAH (Reuters) – Women in black abayas and fluorescent orange vests stood at the gates at King Abdullah Stadium, welcoming people into the family section that, for the first time in Saudi Arabia,…

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Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A marble bull’s head made 2,400 years ago for a Phoenician temple and looted during Lebanon’s civil war arrived in Beirut on Friday after American officials found it in the United…

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Benin photographer captures voodoo via the lens

COTONOU, BENIN (Reuters) – Hundreds of Beninois marked National Voodoo Day, celebrating the once-banned religion on Wednesday with a series of ceremonies across the country.

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In digital age, circus maintains flesh-and-blood appeal

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Budapest’s international circus festival shows audiences are still captivated by the emotion of a live performance, Charlie Chaplin’s son Eugene, who heads the jury, said.

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Ancient finding in Peru sheds light on desert society: archaeologist

LIMA (Reuters) – Archaeologists have discovered two chambers used for political ceremonies on Peru’s desert coast more than 1,500 years ago that had previously only been glimpsed in the illustrations…

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Thousands of Belgians brave cold to take dip in wintery North Sea

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) – Thousands of people braved the biting cold of a Belgian winter on Saturday to take a dip in the North Sea in Ostend’s traditional New Year’s plunge.

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Big designers step off London men’s catwalk amid digital disruption

LONDON (Reuters) – Models will strut their stuff on catwalks when London’s menswear fashion week gets under way on Saturday, but absent will be some big industry names who have chosen to skip the…

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‘Hands off our Irn Bru’: Scots vent fury at sugar cut in popular drink

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – It’s known as Scotland’s second national drink, but a change in the secret recipe for Irn Bru, a sticky-sweet fizzy beverage prized as a hangover cure, has prompted outrage…

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