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Church nativity scene depicts Holy Family as caged refugees

A Methodist church in Southern California has turned a classic Christmas tradition - the Nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus - into a statement about immigration by putting the Holy Family in cages.

11 Dec 2019 8:12 am
'Grease' jacket regifted to Olivia Newton-John after auction

The buyer of Olivia Newton-John's famous leather Grease jacket has returned it to the singer and donated the $243,000 he spent to her cancer treatment center in Australia.

11 Dec 2019 4:57 am
Man who ate $120,000 banana at art show says 'I'm not sorry'

A performance artist who ate a banana taped to a wall that was an artwork valued at $120,000 said his actions were not vandalism and he does not regret his snack at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida.

10 Dec 2019 4:04 am
Whisky galore! Largest ever collection could fetch up to $10 million

Scottish auctioneers hope to sell off 3,900 bottles of rare whisky for up to 8 million pounds ($10.3 million) next year in what they said would be the largest private collection of the tipple ever to go up for auction.

9 Dec 2019 9:29 pm
Belgian man decks out his garden with 25,000 Christmas lights

The Belgian village of Hamme-Mille became Christmas central on Saturday when Elf Serge turned on more than 25,000 lights in his garden.

7 Dec 2019 11:40 pm
From posters to helmets, Star Wars collectibles up for auction

From vintage posters to action figures, Star Wars collectibles are up for grabs in an online auction, days ahead of the release of the sci-fi saga's highly-anticipated ninth chapter.

6 Dec 2019 10:05 pm
'Super Trouper': ABBA exhibition opens in London

From a superfan's shrine to a replica of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest stage where they triumphed with Waterloo, a new exhibition opening in London on Friday looks back at the huge success of Swedish pop sensation ABBA.

5 Dec 2019 9:02 pm
Reuters pictures of the decade

From Haiti's devastating earthquake to war in Syria, Reuters photographers have covered the biggest news stories of the decade, capturing images of armed conflict, natural disasters, the plight of migrants and the drama of sport.

4 Dec 2019 3:08 am
Star-stricken: Tokyo's famed Jiro sushi restaurant excluded from Michelin guide

The tiny basement restaurant that hosted U.S. President Barack Obama and featured in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi is not included in this year's Michelin guide to Tokyo because it no longer accepts reservations from the general public.

27 Nov 2019 9:18 am
French doctor still treating patients at 98

When French doctor Christian Chenay saw his first patients in 1951, penicillin was state of the art.

22 Nov 2019 9:56 pm
KAPOW! Original Batman and Robin costumes to go under the hammer

A pair of Batman and Robin outfits, described as the only known complete costumes worn on the 1960s television show, is going up for auction in Los Angeles and the owner is determined that his childhood comic book heroes stay together.

22 Nov 2019 9:46 pm
Study reveals music's universal patterns across societies worldwide

From love songs to dance tunes to lullabies, music made in disparate cultures worldwide displays certain universal patterns, according to a study by researchers who suggest a commonality in the way human minds create music.

22 Nov 2019 4:02 am
DNA test shows abandoned pup in Australia is endangered dingo

A DNA test has revealed that a stray dog found in the garden of an Australian east coast home is a rare purebred dingo, rather than an abandoned puppy as rescuers first thought.

6 Nov 2019 10:32 am