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Super spooky: Halloween trick-or-treating amid COVID-19
Oct 26 (Reuters) - On a typical Halloween, Sarah Schwimmer would answer her door and put candy in the outstretched hands of costumed trick-or-treaters, but this year she will be shooting their sweets through a 10-foot-long (3-meter-long) pipe rigged up as her COVID-19 socially distanced delivery system.
Mexico's legendary masked wrestlers seek new ways to keep fighting
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's famed masked wrestlers are trying to get their coronavirus-hit sport off the canvas by taking their colorful fights to a small island nestled in the heart of Mexico City's popular Xochimilco canals.
'Murder hornet' nest vacuumed out of tree in Washington
(Reuters) - A team of entomologists in full-body protective gear vacuumed Asian giant hornets out of a tree in Washington state on Saturday, eradicating the first nest of the so-called murder hornets found in the United States.
Soccer-Ajax set Eredivisie record with 13-0 hammering of Venlo
Oct 24 (Reuters) - Ajax Amsterdam set an Eredivisie record when they scored 13 goals past a hapless VVV-Venlo side to move to the top of the standings on Saturday, with seven different players getting their names on the score sheet.
NASA probe leaking asteroid samples after hearty collection
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) - The U.S. probe that collected a sample from an asteroid earlier this week retrieved so much material that a rock is wedged in the container door, allowing rocks to spill back out into space, NASA officials said on Friday.
Five bodies found in fertilizer shipment from Serbia to Paraguay
ASUNCION, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Paraguayan authorities said on Friday they had found at least five badly-decomposed bodies inside a shipment of fertilizer that left Serbia three months ago.
Austria prints a postage stamp to remember COVID-19 by, on toilet paper
VIENNA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Austria's postal service has united two aspects of the coronavirus pandemic in a stamp printed on toilet paper that people can also, at a push, use for social distancing.
Hitler under the hammer: speech cards auctioned in Munich
MUNICH, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A sheaf of papers, scrawled with notes in a vigorous hand, here and there a recognizable phrase: "the Jewish problem," "work, sacrifice" - these are Adolf Hitler's speaking notes, which went under the hammer at a Munich auction house on Friday.
Holocaust survivor and Nazi sympathiser's son forge friendship in Belgium
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - More than seven decades ago, their families were divided by war and hatred - Koenraad Tinel, the son of a Nazi sympathiser, and Simon Gronowski, a Holocaust survivor who lost his mother and sister to Auschwitz.
CORRECTED-Born without arms, plenty of moxie, Pakistani man masters snooker
SAMUNDRI, Pakistan, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Muhammad Ikram, 32, takes aim, flexes his neck and strikes with his chin, sending the cue ball across the table and sinking his shot in a corner pocket. Born without arms, Ikram has nevertheless mastered the game of snooker.
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