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Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Donning leather and helmets (sometimes), they roar along Libya’s hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis.

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Kendall Jenner ousts Gisele Bundchen as world’s top-earning model

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kendall Jenner topped a list on Tuesday of the world’s highest paid models, edging Gisele Bundchen out of the No. 1 spot for the first time in 15 years in a ranking that…

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Angels or demons? Politics in the air as Victoria’s Secret show hits China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Victoria’s Secret’s glitzy annual fashion show hit the stage in China for the first time on Monday, though without several of its “Angels” and star names who had been expected to…

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China pledges another three years of ‘toilet revolution’ to boost tourism

BEIJING (Reuters) – China announced on Sunday plans to build and upgrade 64,000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 as part of its “toilet revolution” aimed at boosting tourism and lifting the…

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Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey’s drinkers to home-brew

ANKARA (Reuters) – Carefully testing the temperature of a bucket of fermenting beer, Onder Ceyhan pushes back the foam to add a touch of yeast to his latest batch of home-brewed drink.

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Sante! France welcomes start of Beaujolais Nouveau wine season

PARIS (Reuters) – Early-morning parties, parades and lots of raised glasses marked the release of the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau wine across France on Thursday.

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Pakistan unveils 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha, evoking diverse heritage

HARIPUR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan unveiled the remains of a 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha image on Wednesday, part of an initiative to encourage tourism and project religious harmony in a…

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Wonder Woman sword, Spider-Man drone land on ‘Worst Toys’ list

BOSTON (Reuters) – A plastic version of comic-book superhero Wonder Woman’s sword and a Spider-Man drone showed up as villains on a U.S. child safety advocacy group’s annual list of potentially…

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Poems in Dottyville: How two traumatized soldiers changed notions of war

(This version of the Nov. 10 story was corrected to show that Craiglockhart is part of Edinburgh Napier University, not Heriot Watt University)

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s: At long last, Fifth Avenue store opens a cafe

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A half-century after Audrey Hepburn starred in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” the landmark New York jewelry store is making the title of the 1961 romantic comedy film a reality by…

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