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App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

Guo Bonan has opened several new branches of his “8Peppers” spicy Sichuan-style restaurants across Shanghai since last year, and not one has a dining room. He doesn’t need them-stationed outside…

Award-nominated film spotlights trauma of Calais ‘Jungle’ kids

The director of an award-nominated film about a traumatized boy stuck in the Calais “Jungle” camp has urged Britain to take in more lone child refugees stranded across Europe to…

Drag queen caps unusually political Rio samba parades

Brazil’s superstar drag queen Pabllo Vittar provided a flashy closing highlight in Rio de Janeiro’s final samba parades early yesterday, capping a carnival filled with unusually sharp criticism of the…

Wider Image: The different faces of love

To mark Valentine’s Day, Reuters photographers documented the stories of over 20 couples from around the globe. Their stories run the gamut from storybook high school romances to the more…

Tickled pink: Japan lovers taste new chocs on Valentine’s Day

‘I love pink. I love chocolate. So this is just great for me’ It is a marriage made in Heaven for cute-obsessed Japan: this Valentine’s Day, lovers can present the…

Couples make Valentine’s Day deposit in ‘Love Bank’

In a small medieval Slovak town, couples are getting ready on Valentine’s Day to make a “deposit” about their romance in a place dedicated to love stories. The “Love Bank”…

Mayor’s backside and Dracula mark politicized Rio carnival parade

President Michel Temer as Dracula, crooked politicians, and a giant backside mocking Rio de Janeiro’s mayor set the tone for this week’s unusually politicized samba parades as the Rio carnival…

‘Cyborgs’ war drama replays real-life Ukraine battle

A new Ukrainian feature film called “Cyborgs” has become the first to depict the bloody war against Russian-backed separatists, focusing on a battle for a highly symbolic airport. The patriotic…

Abayas only: NY show spotlights rise of modest fashion

Indonesian designer Vivi Zubedi made her New York solo runway show debut Sunday, wowing the crowd with her abaya-only collection as she hopes to capitalize on the growing market for…

Valentine’s Day a rosy opportunity for jobless Colombians

  Valentine’s Day is a crazy rush for Colombia, one of the biggest flower exporters in the world, resulting in huge demand for labor in greenhouses near Bogota. That’s how…

Brazilian women say ‘No Means No’ at carnival

“No means no” is a new battle cry for Brazilian women mobilizing against assault at carnival, a raucous party whose free-wheeling atmosphere leaves women particularly vulnerable to unwanted sexual contact.…

Siriano champions 10 years of diversity on NY runway

  Christian Siriano, a plus-size diversity advocate and red carpet designer who has dressed leading Hollywood ladies and Michelle Obama, celebrated 10 years in the business Saturday with a masterclass…