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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room.

Geneva toilets flush with cash
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:03:22 -0400
GENEVA (Reuters) - Geneva prosecutors are investigating after toilets in a bank and three restaurants were blocked by about $100,000 in high-denomination euro banknotes, they said on Monday.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Swinging dumbbells and chewing gum, several elderly Japanese gathered at a shrine in downtown Tokyo on Monday in sweltering temperatures, belying their age and importance in one of the world's most rapidly aging societies.

At Pet Rainbow Fiesta, a pet funeral expo, held in Tokyo on Monday, visitors were given a host of options on performing rites for dead pets, including cremation, constructing a household altar and making offerings of incense.

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than "cute pets" as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end chronic food shortages.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists taking on the deep questions of whether cats are liquid or solid, how holding a crocodile influences gambling and whether playing the didgeridoo can help cure snoring were honored Thursday at the Ig Nobel Prize spoof awards.

LONDON (Reuters) - It was seven inches long, two inches wide, pink, stripy and the English family who discovered it hiding under a bed thought it could be a dangerous lizard.

Monster "fatberg" found in east London sewer
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:47:38 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest "fatbergs" ever seen in Britain - a ball of fat as long as three soccer pitches - has been found blocking a Victorian-era, east London sewer.

(Reuters) - A novel U.S. legal battle over who owned a famous smiling "selfie" taken by a critically endangered monkey six years ago - the animal who snapped the picture or the nature photographer who owned the camera - has been settled out of court.

PRAGUE (Reuters) - For beer lovers who dream of brewing their own pint, a portable brewery from the Czech Republic may be just the thing - if they have $124,000 to spare.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
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(Reuters) - Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell joined the list of athlete protesters on Saturda...
BEIJING (Reuters) - The National Hockey League went to great lengths to win over the home crowd when...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's Macquarie Group Ltd has overtaken Goldman Sachs to break into the top...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co. has hired law firm Sidley Austin to take the lead in prepari...
BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman, whose firm has a 2 percent voting ...
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