Amazon’s ‘The Tick’ pokes fun at world of comic book superheroes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Marvel and DC Comics superheroes may be battling for box office domination, but on the small screen, a little known blue superhero is offering up a satirical take on…

Depopulation turns Serbian villages into ghost towns

REPUSNICA, Serbia (Reuters) – Repusnica was once a bustling village on the slopes of Mount Stara Planina in Serbia. Now its bars lie empty, its houses stand shuttered and nobody walks its streets.

Americans wish for luck in $700-million Powerball lottery jackpot

(Reuters) – The odds against wining are astronomical, but millions of Americans will be hoping for some life-altering luck on Wednesday night when winning numbers are drawn for the second-highest…

Microflats attract investor cash as millennials embrace co-living

(Reuters) – Millennials priced out of London’s traditional housing market are opting to rent tiny apartments in so-called “co-living” developments, a fast-growing area that private investors and…

The People’s Princess, Britons work to keep memory alive

LONDON (Reuters) – Abdul Daoud spilt most of the cappuccino into the saucer the first time he served Princess Diana, his nerves getting the better of him.

Paris revels in tourism surge, but cautious after Barcelona

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris is on track to welcome more tourists this year than ever before after a bumper first half, a senior official said, though some would-be visitors might think again after the…

Princess Diana beguiles the world 20 years after death

LONDON (Reuters) – From TV documentaries and the private memories of her sons to a slew of new “revelations” and renewed theories about her death, Britain’s Princess Diana is once again front page…

Currency gag wins best joke prize at Edinburgh Fringe

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – A comedian who quipped about Britain’s new pound coin at the Edinburgh arts festival has won Best Joke of the Fringe 2017, television channel Dave said on Tuesday