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21 Apr 2017

After three weeks, French artist succeeds in hatching eggs

PARIS (Reuters) - French artist Abraham Poincheval, who famously spent a week inside a rock and two weeks inside a bear sculpture, has succeeded in hatching chicken eggs after incubating them for some three weeks.

18 Apr 2017

Images show North Koreans playing volleyball at nuclear test site

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. experts who have been forecasting an imminent North Korean nuclear test said on Tuesday they were surprised when they viewed their latest satellite images of the country's nuclear test site and saw volleyball games under way.

18 Apr 2017

Durham farmer runs off with coal carrying crown

LONDON (Reuters) - A Durham farmer has beaten dozens of rivals to the title of World Coal Carrying Champion after charging through a northern England town with a 50kg (110 pounds) sack on his back.

11 Apr 2017

Runners brave cold and snow for North Pole marathon

(Reuters) - Wrapped warmly against the cold, a group of runners set off for the barren white landscape for one very cool race - the North Pole Marathon.

10 Apr 2017

Bank of Canada gets nerdy to celebrate anniversary

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada may not be known for its humor but it marked the nation's 150th anniversary with a bit of whimsy, embedding a computer code in its website that lets users unlock a digital celebration.

10 Apr 2017

Slovak media face fines for referring to 'Britain' instead of UK

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak media covering the Brexit process are facing fines of up to 6,600 euros ($6,987) for using the unofficial but widely known name for the country in question, Britain, rather than the official United Kingdom.

7 Apr 2017

Slovenian firm brings tombstones to life with digital content

MARIBOR, Slovenia (Reuters) - A firm in Slovenia are giving tombstones a 21st-century makeover, with 48-inch interactive screens that can show pictures, video and other digital content.

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