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Pope says religious leaders must unite to defeat “barbarity”

CAIRO (Reuters) – Leaders of all faiths should unite in renouncing religious extremism and counter the “barbarity of those who foment hatred and violence,” Pope Francis said on Friday at the start of…

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Saudi entertainment chief sees cinemas returning, eventually

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will one day open cinemas and build a world-class opera house, the man spearheading the kingdom’s entertainment reforms said on Thursday, downplaying opposition by…

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Not sure what to wear? Amazon’s algorithms may help

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc wants to help you choose what to wear.

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Madrid show highlights Picasso’s Guernica as abiding symbol of war

MADRID (Reuters) – Eighty years after the bloody air raid on the Spanish town of Guernica that drove Pablo Picasso to paint a masterpiece, a new exhibition in Madrid highlights the enduring relevance…

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Thailand reaches for the stars with new Michelin Guide

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will be the latest country to have a Michelin Guide, its state tourism agency said on Monday, taking its place on the culinary world map just days after authorities…

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Dolls, teddy bears return to eastern Mosul after Islamic State

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Toy shops are thriving in eastern Mosul, with Iraqi children once again able to buy dolls, teddy bears or action figures after Islamic State was driven out of the area.

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Lively, Chastain, Chelsea Clinton honored for philanthropic work

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hollywood actresses Blake Lively and Jessica Chastain were among the six women honored on Friday for their philanthropic efforts with organizations helping women and children.

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Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino sparks backlash from baristas

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Starbucks baristas have taken to social media to complain about the coffee chain’s entry into the latest food craze: Unicorn Frappuccino.

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Life’s illusions catching up with Japan’s middle-aged ‘parasite singles’

TOKYO (Reuters) – Their youth long gone, members of Japan’s generation of “parasite singles” face a precarious future, wondering how to survive once the parents many depended on for years pass away.

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Georgetown University renames buildings to atone for slavery ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Georgetown University moved to atone for its historical links to slavery on Tuesday by holding a religious service and renaming buildings after African-Americans, including for…

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