Bright lights, big city: Light art festival takes to London’s streets

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s dark winter nights will shine a little brighter starting Thursday, as a nighttime art exhibition featuring a range of publicly displayed works that use light as a medium…

Growing pains for #MeToo as Ansari tale sparks backlash talk

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Less than four months after the #MeToo movement inspired a national conversation about sexual misconduct and led to the downfall of dozens of powerful American men, a backlash…

Hundreds commemorate Jewish sage at his tomb in southern Israel

NETIVOT, Israel (Reuters) – Hundreds of Jewish worshippers made a pilgrimage on Thursday to the tomb in southern Israel of a sage revered by his followers as a miracle-maker.

Drone rescues swimmers in Australia in world first

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A drone rescued two swimmers off an Australian beach on Thursday, a world first for the fast-developing technology that seems perfectly suited to saving lives at sea, authorities…

Dance bars, mobile phones and Chelsea jerseys: changing face of Bhutan

THIMPHU (Reuters) – For decades Bhutan had no television, no traffic lights and a culture that had barely changed in centuries.

After 950 years, France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to Britain

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the tale of how William the Conqueror came to invade England in 1066, an official at the…

Fragment of flag Nelson flew at Trafalgar sells for almost 300,000 pounds

LONDON (Reuters) – A piece of the Union Jack flag believed to have been flown from the flagship of Britain’s Lord Horatio Nelson’s ship during the Battle of Trafalgar sold for 297,000 pounds…

London zoo names newborn Okapi after Meghan Markle

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan Markle, the American actress who is engaged to Britain’s Prince Harry, has a new namesake after London zoo named a just-born Okapi after her in honor of her wedding in May.