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Paintings estimated to be worth a total of 215 million dollars (USD), including five masterpieces by Claude Monet, will go on sale at Sotheby\'s in London next week. Elly Park reports.
Brazil promotes safe-sex ahead of carnival  (30 January 12:45 am) 
The Brazilian government launches a safe-sex campaign, promoting AIDS testing and distributing 120 million condoms throughout the country ahead of the famed carnival celebrations. Elly Park reports.
TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man who was denied part of a C$27 million jackpot because he missed the deadline to buy the ticket by seven seconds has lost his appeal to get the money.
Puppies from animal shelters around the U.S. compete in the 11th annual Puppy Bowl in New York City. Sharon Reich reports.
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of
PARIS (Reuters) - An inquiry was under way on Wednesday after French trade unionists turned the lights off on a keynote speech by Prime Minister Manuel Valls in protest at planned energy reforms.
Red pandas frolic in the snow  (28 January 03:47 am) 
Red pandas enjoy the snow in New York after a massive blizzard hit the Northeast. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans\' oldest cemetery will soon be closed to visitors without an official escort or familial ties to the deceased, the result of a spate of vandalism that has included
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three bandits wearing ski masks crashed a stolen SUV into the Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco early on Tuesday and held a security guard at gunpoint before making
Colombians are overjoyed that a 22-year-old business student and model from Barranquilla, Colombia, was named Miss Universe. Roselle Chen reports.
JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - The estate of an eccentric Elvis Presley memorabilia collector who for more than two decades offered tours of his Mississippi house at any time day or night will be
Sheep herded to create Australian flag  (28 January 01:46 am) 
An Australian farmer uses the lure of food to herd sheep into the shape of the national flag. Roselle Chen reports.
Seven marathons, seven continents and seven days - 12 runners take part in one of the toughest footraces in the world in the inaugural World Marathon Challenge. Roselle Chen reports.
BEIJING (Reuters) - The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation on Tuesday on suspicion of feasting on an endangered giant salamander,
(Reuters) - The San Francisco Zoo is giving the spurned and broken-hearted a new reason to mark Valentine\'s Day - the chance to adopt a giant scorpion or hissing cockroach named after a
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon man who claims his rights were violated last year when he was arrested outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland for playing his violin in the nude is
Thailand beach road becomes bed race track  (27 January 11:57 am) 
Foreigners and local residents in Thailand\'s seaside town of Pattaya turn a street into a race track for the Pattaya International Bed Race 2015. Tara Cleary reports.
Rhino born at Copenhagen Zoo  (27 January 01:47 am) 
Copenhagen Zoo welcomes its first rhino calf in more than three decades. Tara Cleary reports.
A robot based on a stick insect can navigate difficult terrain autonomously and adapt to its surroundings. Tara Cleary reports.
Water fleas prepare for Space voyage  (26 January 06:47 pm) 
Scientists are preparing a group of water fleas for a unique voyage to the International Space Station. Jim Drury went to meet the team.
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said it was reviewing security procedures after a hoax caller claiming to be the director of Britain\'s GCHQ eavesdropping agency was put through to Prime
This week\'s animal stories features controversy surrounding a killer whale in Miami, new breeds for the Westminster Dog Show and a heroic feline in Russia. Jillian Kitchener reports.
(Reuters) - A car dealer is taking down an oversized mannequin that had been placed atop a roadside billboard advertisement in rural Iowa after a number of alarmed drivers called the 911 emergency
(Reuters) - A car dealer is taking down an oversized mannequin that had been placed atop a roadside billboard advertisement in rural Iowa after a number of alarmed drivers called the 911 emergency
Smart wristband to shock away bad habits  (24 January 12:48 am) 
A Boston start-up is developing a wristband they say will help users break bad habits by jolting them with an electric shock. Ben Gruber reports.