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Lengthy pizza delivers funds for embattled Australian firefighters

(Reuters) - An Italian restaurant in Australia has made a 103 meter (338 foot) Margherita pizza to raise funds for firefighters battling bushfires. Learn More


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Doctor TikTok-ed off with injured All Blacks loose forward Savea

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Injured All Blacks loose forward Ardie Savea has been ordered to curb his use of the social media platform TikTok as he recovers from knee surgery. More »


Drink like a Mexican kingpin: 'El Chapo' beer launched by daughter

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Reuters) - Have a cold one, have an "El Chapo" beer. That's the message of Alejandrina Guzman, whose company has developed a craft beer dedicated to her infamous, incarcerated kingpin father Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. More »


Ultra trail runner Jornet beats base jumper in odd contest

(Reuters) - Ultra trail runner Kilian Jornet beat base jumper Tom Erik Heimen in an unusual contest -- one ran up and down a mountain while the other climbed up and flew down in a race last year, footage of which was released on Tuesday. More »


Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire's girlfriend entrants top 20,000

TOKYO (Reuters) - Applications to become Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's girlfriend have topped 20,000, streaming service AbemaTV said on Thursday, ahead of its documentary on his search for a "life partner" to take on his moon voyage. More »


Spotify launches playlists for dogs left home alone

LONDON (Reuters) - Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners' absence, after finding that nearly 74% of UK pet-owners play music for their animals. More »


Yamaha warns musicians not to climb in instrument cases after Ghosn escape

TOKYO (Reuters) - Yamaha Corporation, has warned people not to try and squeeze inside musical instrument cases after reports former Nissan Motor boss Carlos Ghosn fled Japan concealed inside in one. More »


UK's Johnson: I need to lose weight but becoming vegan would cheese me off

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wants to lose weight in 2020, but will not do "Veganuary" - the popular practice of becoming vegan in January - as it would take too much concentration and mean giving up cheese. More »


After Britain appeals for weirdos, spoon bender Uri Geller applies

LONDON (Reuters) - Spoon-bending celebrity psychic Uri Geller, 73, has applied for a job in the British government in response to an advert for "misfits" and "weirdos", saying no other candidate would possess his powers. More »


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