Art

All Raphael's tapestries return to Sistine Chapel after centuries

All Raphael's tapestries return to Sistine Chapel after centuries

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Putting more masterpieces in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to join his ceiling frescoes and Last Judgement wall might seem as superfluous as adding more diamonds to the Crown Jewels. A tapestry designed by Renaissance artist Raphael is installed on a lower wall of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican as part of celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of his death in this handout photo released on February 17, 2020. ... Full story

Education

Alibaba's DingTalk gets bad grades from China's stuck-at-home students

Alibaba's DingTalk gets bad grades from China's stuck-at-home students

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group’s ( BABA.N ) communication app DingTalk has begged China’s school students to stop venting anger on the software after they gave it poor grades when made to use it to attend online classes. FILE PHOTO: Employees work at DingTalk office, an offshoot of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China July 20, 2018. Picture taken July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song. Millions of Chinese are stuck at ... Full story

Economics

Oil traders rent South Korean storage for excess supplies after virus hit China demand

Oil traders rent South Korean storage for excess supplies after virus hit China demand

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Several top trading houses have rented millions of barrels of crude storage in South Korea this month to keep excess oil supplies after the coronavirus outbreak dampened demand in China, the world’s largest importer, trading sources said. Supplies in the region are piling up after Chinese refineries cut output by about 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) over just two weeks. Trading firms Trafigura [TRAFG.UL], ... Full story

Entertainment

How Outlander is increasing tourism in Scotland  Washington Post

How Outlander is increasing tourism in Scotland Washington Post

Best-selling author Diana Gabaldon hadn’t even set foot in Scotland when she began the book that launched the popular Outlander series. But she’s made the country so attractive to readers — and to watchers of the Starz television program, which resumes with Season 5 on Sunday — that the Scottish government’s tourism agency gave her an honorary Thistle Award for generating a flood of visitors to the fens, glens, jagged mountains and soft jade ... Full story

Health

This easy jambalaya recipe — with chicken, sausage and shrimp — is perfect for beginners  Post

This easy jambalaya recipe — with chicken, sausage and shrimp — is perfect for beginners Post

This traditional, simple jambalaya is a great dish to serve at parties. The Cajun or Creole rice-based dish typically includes a several proteins and a variety of vegetables. Full story

Law

Thai army to transfer control of land after mass shooting

Thai army to transfer control of land after mass shooting

FILE PHOTO: Family members and Police officers ride with coffins containing bodies of SWAT members Trakool Tha-arsa and Petcharat Kamjadpai, who were killed in a mass shooting at the Terminal 21 shopping mall, at a military airport in Bangkok, Thailand, February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo. BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s army agreed on Monday to transfer management control of 160,000 hectares of commercial land to the ... Full story

Living

Map and chart showing the spread of China's novel coronavirus

Map and chart showing the spread of China's novel coronavirus

Reuters maps all places where COVID-19 cases have been confirmed. Full story

Politics

Equatorial Guinea argues luxury Paris mansion was part of embassy when raided

Equatorial Guinea argues luxury Paris mansion was part of embassy when raided

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Equatorial Guinea argued on Monday that a luxury mansion in central Paris used by the son of the country’s president was protected by diplomatic immunity when it was raided by French authorities in 2012. FILE PHOTO: A Ferrari LaFerrari (2015) and a Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 Coupe (2010), part of a collection of luxury cars owned by Teodoro Obiang and confiscated by the Geneva prosecutor's office after a deal ending a ... Full story

Sport

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Star of ‘Queen of Katwe,’ Dies at 15

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Star of ‘Queen of Katwe,’ Dies at 15

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the young Ugandan newcomer who starred in “Queen of Katwe,” the 2016 Disney film about a chess champion’s coming of age, has died of a brain tumor. She was 15. Her death was announced on Sunday by Gayaza High School , an all-girls boarding school outside the Ugandan capital of Kampala where Ms. Waligwa had been a student. “You were a darling to many and we have lost you to a brain tumor at such a tender age,” the high ... Full story

Technology

UAE's nuclear regulator issues operating license for Barakah plant

UAE's nuclear regulator issues operating license for Barakah plant

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates’ nuclear regulator has issued an operating license for the first reactor at the Barakah nuclear power plant, a senior official said on Monday. The license granted to the plant’s operator Nawah Energy Company will be for 60 years, Hamad al-Kaabi, deputy chairman of Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) told a news conference. Barakah is the first nuclear power plant in the Gulf region, and ... Full story