Sex in Thai city frustrates junta

PATTAYA, Thailand (Reuters) – With mascots dressed as smiling fish and a police rock band, Thai authorities launched a “Happy Zone” at the weekend to improve the image of a city notorious for sex…

Britain’s Prince George, 3, to start school in September

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince George, Britain’s third in line to the throne, is to start school in southwest London in September, Kensington Palace announced on Friday.

Treehouses and mansions: Life in the shadow of the U.S.-Mexico fence

TIJUANA (Reuters) – The rust-red U.S. fence along the Mexican border has inspired various quirky architectural structures, from a frontier-themed mansion to a humble treehouse with uninterrupted…

Town of Reduction, population 60, up for sale in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – Got $1.5 million to spare? If so, tiny Reduction, a one-time company town built to house workers at a long-vanished garbage-processing plant in western Pennsylvania, could…

Australian water advocate kicks off 1,000-mile run in Las Vegas

(Reuters) – Last time she ran 40 marathons in a row, Mina Guli wore out eight pairs of shoes. Now she is trying it a second time.

‘I need to be safe’ – Crossing into Canada from the U.S.

HEMMINGFORD, Quebec (Reuters) – A Sudanese man hopped out of his taxi with a duffle bag slung around his shoulder just before daybreak, as he headed for the U.S. – Canadian border.

Egypt camel racers hope desert sport will spread to fresh pastures

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) – On a desert track in eastern Egypt camels race across the sand, urged on by their young jockeys and a convoy of cars speeding alongside them.

First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list

(Reuters) – The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government’s list of endangered and…