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Korean Air to raise refund fees after K-pop fans get the picture, get off

Korean Air to raise refund fees after K-pop fans get the picture, get off

A Korean Air flight lands at O’Hare International Airport after a blizzard cancelled hundreds of flights in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/Files SEOUL (Reuters) – Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will raise refund penalties after K-pop fans got on a plane only to ...

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Bees, brothels and monkey selfies: oh my; 2018 abuzz with odd U.S. stories

Bees, brothels and monkey selfies: oh my; 2018 abuzz with odd U.S. stories

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A hive of honeybees in the heart of New York City, a monkey with a photographer’s eye, a brothel full featuring robotic sex dolls and a political candidate who carried the day from his grave were among the characters featured in the strangest stories of 2018. ...

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How Aussie Chef Peter Kuruvita wears many hats | brunch | feature

How Aussie Chef Peter Kuruvita wears many hats | brunch | feature

One of Aussie Sri Lankan chef Peter Kuruvita’s most abiding memories is the time he cooked on a northern beach in Sri Lanka just after the war. “There was a very tense situation with Tamil fishermen and the Sri Lankan army,” he recalls. “I cooked Jaffna Kool (the Jaffna version ...

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Party special! 10 pre-party foods to up your energy | brunch | feature

Party special! 10 pre-party foods to up your energy | brunch | feature

What’s the best thing to eat before a party? Or, would it be ideal to fast throughout the day to fit into that LBD? Most of us have to deal with these dilemmas during the party season and as a result, we either end up gorging on fried food or ...

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Meet Hungry, the world famous drag artist with a heartwarming tale to tell | brunch | feature

Meet Hungry, the world famous drag artist with a heartwarming tale to tell | brunch | feature

Is drag a revolt against traditional masculinity or just an ironical take on gender-bending impersonation? For the world-famous drag artist Hungry – who has over 3,40,000 followers on Instagram – it’s surprisingly neither. But that doesn’t make Hungry’s avant-garde take on the art form – popularly known as distorted drag ...

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The James Ivory Interview: The oldest recipient of an Academy Award ever in an intimate chat about his film Call Me By Your Name and his 40-year relationship with Ismail Merchant | brunch | feature

The James Ivory Interview: The oldest recipient of an Academy Award ever in an intimate chat about his film Call Me By Your Name and his 40-year relationship with Ismail Merchant | brunch | feature

On the morning of March 5 this year, I rose early to watch the live telecast of the 90th Academy Awards. I was particularly invested in one award category; that of Best Adapted Screenplay, and I wept and cheered unabashedly when 89-year-old James Ivory made his way to the Dolby ...

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Mehr Jesia says that motherhood has taught her to “always keep the child inside you alive” | brunch | feature

Mehr Jesia says that motherhood has taught her to “always keep the child inside you alive” | brunch | feature

What’s the most Parsi thing about you? My honesty. What’s the most bizarre look you have tried in real life? I think I was the first model in India to try all these bizarre hair extensions! I was so bad with the upkeep of it that every time I would ...

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My most intimate travel tales | brunch | feature

My most intimate travel tales | brunch | feature

What is travel? To me it is a series of images in my head strung together by gossamer threads of memories… The sound of a string quartet at Covent Garden, the fragrance of lavender flowers in Tuscany, the taste of Brie, a baguette and blueberries for breakfast in Cape Cod… ...

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Luck by chance! | brunch | feature

Luck by chance! | brunch | feature

Given a choice, writer, director and producer Karan Anshuman wouldn’t have been doing films. This despite the fact that his father Manjul Sinha was the director of iconic TV series like Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Nukkad and Rishtey, in the 1980s and ’90s. What Karan wanted to do was what ...

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Worth the sting: Cuba’s scorpion pain remedy

Worth the sting: Cuba's scorpion pain remedy

HAVANA (Reuters) – Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains. A worker extracts venom from a scorpion to produce homeopathic medicine Vidatox at LABIOFAM, the Cuban ...

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