Reuters: Lifestyle 6 April 2018

Farnese blue diamond goes on sale after 300 years of royal history

LONDON (Reuters) - The historically important Farnese Blue diamond, which was passed down through European royal families for some 300 years, is to go on sale for the first time next month,...

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Flawless white diamonds, among largest ever offered, to go on sale

LONDON (Reuters) - Two flawless white diamonds each weighing in at more than 50 carats are expected to fetch more than $15 million when they are auctioned in May, auctioneers Sotheby's Diamonds said...

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Potholes as flower pots? Brussels protester brightens up damaged roads

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Brussels man has begun planting flowers in potholes across the Belgian capital to highlight what he says is the sorry state of many of the city's roads.

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A dream comes true-Sarajevo cable car runs again after 26 years

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Edmond Offermann's dream turned to reality after 20 years on Friday when the landmark Sarajevo cable car, destroyed early in Bosnia's 1990s war, resumed services up Mount...

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Vietnam warns against 'inappropriate' statues after nude sculpture cover-up

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's culture ministry has issued a directive against "inappropriate" statues after images of godlike sculptures with animal heads and human genitalia stoked controversy.

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Southeast Asia's idyllic islands buckle under tourism strain

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Reuters) - The six-month closure of the Philippine tourism island of Boracay for a revamp after the country's president branded it a "cesspool" reflects the growing pressures on...

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