Come to Rio, get robbed: Brazil tourism body shares awkward Instagram post

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When marketing Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s national tourism agency typically focuses on the city’s world-class beaches, samba-filled music scene and caipirinha-fueled parties. Violent...

Japanese billionaire Maezawa pulls out of dating show that promised the moon

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FILE PHOTO: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo, who has been chosen as the first private passenger by SpaceX, attends a...

Lengthy pizza delivers funds for embattled Australian firefighters

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(Reuters) - An Italian restaurant in Australia has made a 103 meter (338 foot) Margherita pizza to raise funds for firefighters battling bushfires. The pizza was rolled out...

Ultra trail runner Jornet beats base jumper in odd contest

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(Reuters) - Ultra trail runner Kilian Jornet beat base jumper Tom Erik Heimen in an unusual contest — one ran up and down a mountain while the other...

Doctor TikTok-ed off with injured All Blacks loose forward Savea

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Injured All Blacks loose forward Ardie Savea has been ordered to curb his use of the social media platform TikTok as he recovers from knee...

Drink like a Mexican kingpin: ‘El Chapo’ beer launched by daughter

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Reuters) - Have a cold one, have an “El Chapo” beer. That’s the message of Alejandrina Guzman, whose company has developed a craft beer dedicated to...

Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire’s girlfriend entrants top 20,000

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Applications to become Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s girlfriend have topped 20,000, streaming service AbemaTV said on Thursday, ahead of its documentary on his search for...

Brain freeze: Russian firm offers path to immortality for a fee

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SERGIYEV POSAD, Russia (Reuters) - When Alexei Voronenkov’s 70-year-old mother passed away, he paid to have her brain frozen and stored in the hope breakthroughs in science will...

Spotify launches playlists for dogs left home alone

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FILE PHOTO: A smartphone and a headset are seen in front of a screen projection of Spotify logo, in this picture illustration taken April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File...

Yamaha warns musicians not to climb in instrument cases after Ghosn escape

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Yamaha Corporation, has warned people not to try and squeeze inside musical instrument cases after reports former Nissan Motor boss Carlos Ghosn fled Japan concealed...

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