Story | Nov 20, 2013 | 7:55 AM
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Story | Nov 5, 2013 | 1:35 PMNorwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
Story | Mar 12, 2014 | 4:54 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - The concerns about China and other developing economies that are 2014's major theme so far came back to haunt foreign exchange markets on Wednesday, weakening the Australian dollar and other currencies closely linked to commodities...
Story | Mar 12, 2014 | 2:52 AM
(Reuters) - One phrase that AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf may have learnt during his recent stint playing in Brazil sums up the task he faces in Italy: He has an enormous pineapple to peel. The saying, based on the idea that pineapples are prickly...
Story | Mar 12, 2014 | 4:08 AM
BRASILIA (Reuters) - With the World Cup in June and July and a presidential election in October, many Brazilians aren't thinking beyond 2014. But next year is likely to be memorable for all the wrong reasons in Latin America's biggest economy....