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New idea for your Santa list? Crockery, slippers or trolleys from British Airways

LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways put crockery, slippers and trolleys from its now retired jumbo jets up for sale on Monday, seeking to shift retired stock and keep its brand on customers' minds at a time when very few people are travelling. Learn More


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British pianist's velvety tones soothe Thailand's hungry monkeys

LOPBURI, Thailand (Reuters) - While on tour in central Thailand, British musician Paul Barton has been mobbed by unruly audiences that tug his hair, steal his music and climb over his piano. More »


Chocolate Santas in marzipan masks - a coronavirus Christmas in Hungary

LAJOSMIZSE, Hungary (Reuters) - When confectioner Laszlo Rimoczi decided to put masks on his chocolate Santas in his small workshop in rural Hungary, he intended it as a light-hearted joke to raise people's spirits amid a worsening coronavirus pandemic. More »


Singapore activist faces fine over one-man smiley face sign protest

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is set to charge an activist with staging a one-man protest without a permit over an incident in which he held up a sign bearing a crudely drawn smiley face outside a police station. More »


Santa candles get masked up in Greece in COVID-19 surge

THESSALONIKI, Greece (Reuters) - A Greek candlemaker has come up with a novel way of highlighting the need to wear a mask to curb the spread of the new coronvirus; putting them on his Santa candles. More »


Sri Lankan lawmaker eats raw fish to promote sales hit by coronavirus

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A former Sri Lankan fisheries minister bit into a raw fish at a news conference in Colombo on Tuesday to encourage sales following a slump during the coronavirus pandemic. More »


Indian officials rescue elephant that fell down a well

CHENNAI (Reuters) - Forest officials in India's southern Tamil Nadu state said on Friday they used a crane to pull an elephant from a well, after working for more than 12 hours to rescue the animal. More »


Tricking the taste buds: flavour makers rise to meaty challenge

ZURICH (Reuters) - At flavour maker Givaudan's innovation centre near Zurich, veteran chef Sam Brunschweiler serves up a lamb shawarma dish that looks and tastes appropriately meaty but is made from pea protein. More »


Thieves steal $6.6 million of Apple products in UK truck heist

LONDON (Reuters) - British police are hunting for thieves who made off with 5 million pounds ($6.6 million) worth of Apple products from iPhones to watches after tying up a driver and security guard during a truck heist in central England. More »


Belgian racing pigeon flies past record in auction

KNESSELARE, Belgium (Reuters) - A two-year-old Belgian racing pigeon called New Kim set a world record of 1.6 million euros ($1.89 million) at an auction that ended on Sunday, the online auction house said. More »


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