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Japanese artist creates ramen face mask to complement fogged glasses

Slideshow ( 5 images ). SYDNEY (Reuters) - Japanese artist Takahiro Shibata’s glasses are fogging up because of his face mask - a problem familiar to many spectacles wearers during the coronavirus pandemic. But Shibata has turned the annoying side effect into a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The more his glasses fog up, the hotter and steamier the noodle soup on his “ramen mask” appears to be. Shibata, an animator and artist, initially set out to ... Full story

Thailand takes first legal action against Facebook, Twitter over content

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand began legal action on Thursday against Facebook FB.O and Twitter TWTR.N for ignoring requests to take down content, in its first such move against major internet firms. Slideshow ( 2 images ). The digital ministry filed legal complaints with cybercrime police after the two social media companies missed 15-day deadlines to comply fully with court-issued takedown orders from Aug. 27, the digital minister, Puttipong ... Full story

Two officers shot during Louisville protests - BBC News

Image caption Anger erupted after the grand jury's decision. Two policemen have been shot amid protests in the US over a decision not to charge any officers over the killing of Breonna Taylor. Ms Taylor, 26, a black hospital worker, was shot multiple times as three officers raided her home on 13 March. A grand jury in the city of Louisville indicted one of the officers with "wanton endangerment" for shots which hit a neighbour's apartment. The ... Full story

Italy may adopt targeted closures against coronavirus: PM to paper

FILE PHOTO: Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte looks on after addressing the upper house of parliament following the EU summit on the recovery fund, sealed to revive economies ravaged by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rome, Italy, July 22, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo. MILAN (Reuters) - Italy may apply well-targeted closures where necessary to contain the spread of the new coronavirus while another general ... Full story

Shaheen Bagh: India celebrates grandmother on Time magazine's icon list

Shaheen Bagh: India celebrates grandmother on Time magazine's icon list - BBC News - - - - - sign-incaret-downsearchnolistlistdurationdurationdurationdurationplayplayplayplayplayplayplaymobile-smartmicrophonenewsletteremail Full story

UK health minister doesn't rule out telling uni students to stay away from home at Christmas

Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls. LONDON (Reuters) - British health minister Matt Hancock on Thursday didn’t rule out the possibility that university students would have to stay away from home over Christmas to reduce the spread of COVID-19 if there were widespread issues with outbreaks on campus. “We haven’t reached that point yet... I don’t rule ... Full story

French business confidence grew in September despite COVID resurgence

FILE PHOTO: Tourist wearing protective masks enter a duty free shop in Paris as the country is hit by the new coronavirus, France, January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier. PARIS (Reuters) - French business confidence rose in September to its highest level since just before the coronavirus outbreak, despite a resurgence of new cases in recent weeks, a monthly survey showed on Thursday. The official statistics agency, INSEE, said its business ... Full story

Global climate goals 'virtually impossible' without carbon capture - IEA

OSLO (Reuters) - A sharp rise in the deployment of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology is needed globally if countries are to meet net-zero emissions targets designed to slow climate change, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Carbon dioxide storage tanks are seen at a cement plant and carbon capture facility in Wuhu, Anhui province, China September 11, 2019. REUTERS/David Stanway. A growing ... Full story

Israeli cabinet tightens coronavirus lockdown as infections climb

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet decided on Thursday to tighten Israel’s coronavirus lockdown after he voiced alarm that a surge in infections was pushing the nation to “the edge of the abyss”. A nurse provides medical care for a patient at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward amid a surge in new cases that has forced Israel into a second nationwide lockdown, at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), Tel ... Full story

Nobel winners to get $110,000 raise as prize money increased

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Winners of the prestigious Nobel prizes this year will receive an extra 1 million crowns ($110,000), the head of the foundation which oversees the awards said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The flags of Sweden and Norway draped around a copy of the Nobel Prize medal at the Nobel award ceremony are pictured at Stockholm Concert Hall, in Stockholm, Sweden December 10, 2019. TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery via REUTERS. Prize money ... Full story