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PHOTOS: Filipino devotees nailed to crosses to re-enact crucifixion

 (Reuters) - Hundreds of tourists watched in shock as actors dressed as Roman soldiers hammered four-inch nails through the hands and feet of a Filipino into a wooden cross for the 33rd time in a Good Friday re-enactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion. The gory display of devotion, which the...

Friday, April 19, 2019, 9:29 AM

Robots compete with child jockeys in Egyptian camel races

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Remote-controlled robot jockeys lined up at a major camel racing festival in northeastern Egypt, as owners came under pressure from campaigns to stop using child riders. Organizers fielded around 20 robots - child-sized devices with a whipping arm that can be triggered...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:40 PM

Ethiopian plane smoked and shuddered before deadly plunge

By Duncan Miriri GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - The Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed killing 157 people was making a strange rattling noise and trailed smoke and debris as it swerved above a field of panicked cows before hitting earth, according to...

Monday, March 11, 2019, 2:10 PM

Colombian vet charged in U.S. with smuggling heroin in puppies' bellies

By Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) - A veterinarian from Colombia was charged with illegally smuggling narcotics into the United States by surgically implanting packets of liquid heroin into the bellies of puppies, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday....

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11:23 PM

South Korean trust in North jumps after feel-good summit

By Hyonhee Shin and Haejin Choi SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean trust in North Korea has surged since last week's feel-good summit at which their leaders declared an end to hostilities and to work towards denuclearization of...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11:05 PM

Vatican treasurer's trial on historical sex offences to last 10 weeks, court hears

By Sonali Paul MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The trial of Vatican Treasurer George Pell, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of historical sexual offences, is expected to last 10 weeks, an Australian court heard on Wednesday, with his defense lawyer seeking speedy...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11:05 PM

South Korea says it wants U.S. troops to stay regardless of any treaty with North Korea

By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday the issue of U.S. troops stationed in the South is unrelated to any future peace treaty with North Korea and that American forces should stay even if such an agreement is signed...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11:05 PM

China media say Taiwan has sour grapes as another ally goes

BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan has a case of sour grapes, Chinese state media said on Wednesday, after the self-ruled island accused China of using a $3-billion aid pledge to persuade the Dominican Republic to switch long-standing diplomatic ties to Beijing....

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11:05 PM

Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Russian military spending fell by a fifth last year, its first decline in nearly two decades, with tighter purse-strings likely to affect Moscow's military activity ahead, a report by defense think-tank SIPRI showed on Wednesday...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:32 PM

Venezuela presidential aspirant vows $75/month minimum wage

By Andrew Cawthorne and Deisy Buitrago CARACAS (Reuters) - Presidential candidate Henri Falcon pledged on Tuesday to raise Venezuela's minimum wage to $75 per month in a newly-dollarized economy should he beat the ruling socialists in a May 20 vote...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:32 PM

Armenia protest leader calls for general strike

By Hasmik Mkrtchyan and Margarita Antidze YEREVAN (Reuters) - The leader of an Armenian protest movement that forced the country's veteran leader to step down announced on Tuesday a nationwide...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:32 PM

Pushing to bury Iran deal, Israel says no one wants war with Tehran

By Maayan Lubell, Dan Williams and Jonathan Landay JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel said on Tuesday it does not seek war with Iran and suggested U.S. President Donald Trump backed Israel's latest attempt to kill the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:32 PM

Witnessing blast in Kabul: 'You can still see the smoke in the pictures'

KABUL (Reuters) - The pictures show journalists killed in the second of two explosions that rocked Kabul during the morning rush hour. They were taken by Reuters photographer Omar Sobhani, 10 or 15 seconds after a suicide bomber, apparently targeting members of the media...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:32 PM

In show of continuity, Castro flanks new Cuban leader at May Day rally

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) - At Cuba's first major political rally since Raul Castro handed the presidency over to his protege Miguel Diaz-Canel, the two men stood side-by-side overseeing Havana's May Day march on...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:32 PM

Blazing building collapses in Sao Paulo; one dead, three missing

By Flavia Bohone SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A 22-story abandoned office building occupied by hundreds of squatters was engulfed in flames and collapsed in the center of Sao Paulo early...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:32 PM

U.N. could help Myanmar gather evidence of crimes against Rohingya: British envoy

By Michelle Nichols MAUNGDAW, Myanmar (Reuters) - Britain's U.N. envoy on Tuesday suggested that the U.N. Security Council could consider ways to help Myanmar collect evidence of crimes committed during a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in the...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:31 PM

British minister says unelected peers trying to block the people's will over Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's trade minister said on Tuesday that unelected lawmakers in parliament's upper House of Lords were trying to block the will of the people over Brexit. Britain's upper house on Monday voted to give parliament powers to block or...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 4:38 AM

North and South Korea start to dismantle border speakers, fulfilling summit pledge

By Joori Roh SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea began dismantling loudspeakers that blared propaganda across their heavily fortified border on Tuesday, South Korea's defense ministry said, fulfilling a promise made at last...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 4:38 AM

Trickle of 'caravan' migrants starts to enter U.S. soil

By Delphine Schrank TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S. immigration officials began processing a trickle of asylum applications on Tuesday from a caravan of Central American...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 4:38 AM

Faltering voice, head down, Korean Air daughter appears for police questioning

By Joori Roh SEOUL (Reuters) - With a faltering voice and her head down, the youngest daughter of Korean Air Lines' <003490.KS> chairman apologized on Tuesday for a recent angry outburst as she made her first...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 12:32 AM