Hidden Budapest bath a locals’ favorite for vibe, healing power

People sunbathe at the Lukacs Bath in Budapest, Hungary June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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Hidden Budapest bath a locals’ favorite for vibe, healing power
BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s capital owes its popularity as a tourist destination partly to its numerous hot springs and bathing culture which have drawn visitors to the area since Roman times.

Runners face steep challenge on skijump hill
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Annual Royal ‘Swan-Upping’ takes place on River Thames
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U.N. tombstone listing celebrated as rare joint success in Balkans
SARAJEVO (Reuters) – A World Heritage listing for 70,000 medieval tombstones spread across four countries that emerged from Yugoslavia’s bloody break up in the 1990s was praised on Monday as a rare…

Iraq’s marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site
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Australian fastest in Rubik’s cube championship, but European title goes to Germany
PRAGUE (Reuters) – Germany’s Phillip Weyer became the European champion in speedcubing, or solving a Rubik’s cube puzzle, in Prague on Sunday, reaching an average time of 7.88 seconds.

Le Corbusier buildings named world heritage sites
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Finland auctions vintage Soviet cars dumped by migrants at Arctic border
HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland on Friday auctioned off scores of vintage albeit ramshackle Soviet-era cars abandoned by asylum-seekers who used them to cross the country’s desolate Arctic border from…

Kobe Bryant slimed after winning Kids Choice prize
(Reuters) – Retired Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was given the traditional golden sliming at the Kids Choice Sport awards on Thursday after picking up the “Legend” prize.

A bird’s eye view on Bastille Day
PARIS (Reuters) – Reuters photographer Philippe Wojazer flew in an Alpha jet taking part in a military air parade for France’s Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on Thursday. Below is his account of…

On the sidelines of the 2016 presidential campaign
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Paris turns blue, white and red for Bastille Day
France held its annual Bastille Day celebrations on Thursday (July 14) with a traditional parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris, kicked off by French president Francois Hollande and with…

Q&A: Life Lessons from the man who gave us Bieber
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Scooter Braun made his name as the man who discovered music phenomenon Justin Bieber nearly 10 years ago.

Pamplona bull run festival closes with eight hurt, no gorings
PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) – Eight people were taken to hospital with minor injuries, though no one was gored on Thursday during the last bull run of the nine-day San Fermin festival in the northern…

Fashion forward flight attendants hit the runway at Russia airport
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Flights attendants from various international airlines hit the runway at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on Tuesday — but on a catwalk to showcase how fashion influences their…

Mercedes shows off 130 years of design
Mercedes-Benz was founded 130 years ago, but the car company is very much looking to the future. The brand held a one-day exhibition celebrating years of iconic design in Paris, which harked back to…

Hollande’s haircuts set French social media alight
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Solar plane lands in Egypt on penultimate leg of world tour
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One man gored in leg during bull run in Pamplona
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Special Israeli film screening is for the dogs
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FBI closes books on legendary D.B. Cooper skyjacking of 1971
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Qatar to build Zaha Hadid hotel shaped like desert flower
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From wooden glasses to honey, some Greeks innovating to survive
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One man’s silent run with Pamplona’s thundering bulls
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Five hurt, no gorings at sixth day of Spain’s bull-run festival
PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) – Five people were treated for minor injuries but there were no gorings at the sixth San Fermin bull run this year in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona on Tuesday.

Fashion forward men take over New York
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Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum closes over legal woes
HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s only museum commemorating the 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square is to close temporarily after a long-running legal battle with the management…

Musicians perform in Frankfurt in world’s biggest orchestra
FRANKFURT – More than 7,500 musicians gathered in a soccer stadium in Germany to perform together in the world’s largest orchestra.

Parties fewer, tone tamer at Calgary Stampede hit by low oil, fires
CALGARY (Reuters) – The Calgary Stampede, the annual rodeo and networking extravaganza in Canada’s energy heartland, is a tamer affair this year after a two-year slump in oil prices and wildfires in…

Hippos are the star of the show in Russian circus
KRASNOYARSK, Russia – Three 10-year-old hippopotamuses, Zlat, Yana and Aida, are the main attraction at a Russian family circus where they roll over, play ball and stack their bodies on each other.

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