• Wider Image: Mexico's indigenous Muslims in Maya heartland

    Reuters News: SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (Reuters) – A trip to Mexico’s indigenous Maya heartland showed me how a vibrant Muslim community had sprung up in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. A combination photo shows Muslims from the Tzotzil Maya ethnic group posing for photographs in San...
  • Saudi industrial city plans jazz festival as reforms take hold

    Reuters News: RIYADH (Reuters) – A Saudi Arabian industrial zone plans to host a jazz festival around the end of this year as it moves into tourism and entertainment, a result of economic reforms designed to end the kingdom’s reliance on oil exports. Fahd Al Rasheed, Group Chief Executive...
  • Note with Einstein's theory on life auctioned for $1.3 million

    Reuters News: JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Strapped for cash in a Tokyo hotel, Albert Einstein wrote his take on life on a note and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip. The physicist’s formula for happy living fetched $1.3 million on Tuesday, a Jerusalem auction house said. In...
  • Enthused by Wi-Fi hotspots, Cubans clamor for more Internet access

    Reuters News: HAVANA (Reuters) – At dusk, when the worst of the Caribbean heat has subsided, parks around Cuba fill with families video chatting with loved ones abroad or scrolling through social media, their animated faces lit by telephone and tablet screens. A dancer uses an internet hotspot from...
  • Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship

    Reuters News: ROME (Reuters) – A floor mosaic from one of Roman Emperor Caligula’s opulent private ships, which was stolen after World War Two, is on its way back to Italy from the United States where it has been recovered from a private collection. The first century AD marble,...
  • Too much sun. Hair too dry: L'Oreal adds Paris to digital beauty start-up cities

    Reuters News: PARIS (Reuters) – L‘Oreal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company wants to see more beauty tech like sensory hair brushes that tell you how to care for your hair, and skin patches that let you know how much sun you are getting. Founder of French broadband Internet provider...
  • 'If all goes well…' Titanic victim's letter expected to sell for thousands

    Reuters News: LONDON (Reuters) – A hand-written letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic is expected to fetch up to £80,000 ($105,000) at auction on Saturday. The letter, written by first-class passenger Alexander Oskar Holverson to his mother on embossed Titanic...
  • Thai vegetarian festival expects record spending

    Reuters News: BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s annual vegetarian festival began on Friday with record spending expected from Thais abstaining from meat-heavy diets to earn spiritual credit during the year-long mourning period for the late king. People shop for vegetarian food at a market in Chinatown Bangkok, Thailand, October 19,...
  • With the crazy 'Italics', Asterix returns for 37th adventure

    Reuters News: PARIS (Reuters) – Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns for his 37th comic adventure on Thursday, this time battling his way across Italy in a chariot race. The mustachioed hero, who has been entertaining readers with his magic-potion exploits alongside Obelix since 1959,...