Reuters: Lifestyle

    Egyptian women challenge social norms by practicing Parkour


    A group of Egyptian women gather at an abandoned park in a Cairo suburb once a week, climbing walls and jumping around in the strenuous physical discipline known as Parkour, while also challenging... ...

    A group of Egyptian women gather at an abandoned park in a Cairo suburb once a week, climbing walls and jumping around in the strenuous physical discipline known as Parkour, while also challenging...

    Swiss folklore fans gather for world's biggest alpine horn festival


    The soft sounds of hundreds of wooden Swiss alpine horns filled the valley below Switzerland's Mount Tracouet on Sunday, as the world's largest festival of its kind concluded after three days. ...

    The soft sounds of hundreds of wooden Swiss alpine horns filled the valley below Switzerland's Mount Tracouet on Sunday, as the world's largest festival of its kind concluded after three days.

    Tightrope walker stuns Parisians with Montmartre performance


    French tightrope artist Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga impressed hundreds of Parisians on Saturday with a performance that featured a walk on a rope suspended 35 meters (115 feet) above the ground in the... ...

    French tightrope artist Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga impressed hundreds of Parisians on Saturday with a performance that featured a walk on a rope suspended 35 meters (115 feet) above the ground in the...

    Cuba's draft constitution opens path to gay marriage


    The draft of Cuba's new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in... ...

    The draft of Cuba's new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in...

    Bodysuits, boots and masks galore as Comic-Con opens in San Diego


    There were bodysuits, boots and masks galore in San Diego as thousands of comic, superhero and anime fans flocked to the opening of Comic-Con on Thursday. ...

    There were bodysuits, boots and masks galore in San Diego as thousands of comic, superhero and anime fans flocked to the opening of Comic-Con on Thursday.

    Austrian mountains play host to classic car rally


    More than 200 motorists driving a variety of classic cars have taken to the mountain roads of Styria, southern Austria, for the annual Ennstal-Classic race, cheered on by tens of thousands of... ...

    More than 200 motorists driving a variety of classic cars have taken to the mountain roads of Styria, southern Austria, for the annual Ennstal-Classic race, cheered on by tens of thousands of...

    Leaving on a jetsuit? London store offers chance to hover like 'Iron Man'


    Ever fancied a dab at being "Iron Man"? Now you can. A jet suit created by a British former commodities trader has gone on sale in a London department store with a cool price tag of 340,000 pounds... ...

    Ever fancied a dab at being "Iron Man"? Now you can. A jet suit created by a British former commodities trader has gone on sale in a London department store with a cool price tag of 340,000 pounds...

    Florida family allowed to keep 'Starry Night' house mural


    A Florida couple has won a nearly year-long legal battle for their right to cover their house and wall with a mural of Vincent van Gogh's famed "The Starry Night" painting, after being told the... ...

    A Florida couple has won a nearly year-long legal battle for their right to cover their house and wall with a mural of Vincent van Gogh's famed "The Starry Night" painting, after being told the...

    In Siberia, Trump burger joint draws customers, occasional ire


    A new burger joint named after Donald Trump has been drawing in customers in Siberia, its manager said on Wednesday, amid increased Russian interest in the U.S. president after his summit talks this... ...

    A new burger joint named after Donald Trump has been drawing in customers in Siberia, its manager said on Wednesday, amid increased Russian interest in the U.S. president after his summit talks this...

    A real body of work, artists ditch canvases for humans at art festival


    Austrian model Corina gave her body as a canvas and patiently stood for six hours in order to be transformed into a blue Egyptian goddess for the annual World Body Painting Festival. ...

    Austrian model Corina gave her body as a canvas and patiently stood for six hours in order to be transformed into a blue Egyptian goddess for the annual World Body Painting Festival.

    UK's Princess Eugenie copies cousin Harry for October wedding


    Britain's Princess Eugenie will follow in the footsteps of her cousin Prince Harry and invite 1,200 members of the public to her wedding at Windsor Castle later this year, Buckingham Palace announced... ...

    Britain's Princess Eugenie will follow in the footsteps of her cousin Prince Harry and invite 1,200 members of the public to her wedding at Windsor Castle later this year, Buckingham Palace announced...

    Queen Elizabeth owns how many swans? Annual count gets underway


    An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth started on Monday, an annual ceremony of "swan upping" that in modern times has become a means of wildlife... ...

    An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth started on Monday, an annual ceremony of "swan upping" that in modern times has become a means of wildlife...

    Prince Harry and Meghan visit Nelson Mandela tribute in London


    Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan visited an exhibition marking 100 years since the birth of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. ...

    Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan visited an exhibition marking 100 years since the birth of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.

    World's oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan


    Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital... ...

    Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital...

    Next stop, Gareth Southgate: London rail station renamed after England boss


    London's transport bosses temporarily renamed an underground station in honor of England soccer team manager Gareth Southgate after the team flew home following their run to the last four of the... ...

    London's transport bosses temporarily renamed an underground station in honor of England soccer team manager Gareth Southgate after the team flew home following their run to the last four of the...

    Paris fanzone fills with 90,000 willing 'Les Bleus' to World Cup victory


    Crowds of cheering French soccer fans gathered in Paris on Sunday, draped in red, white and blue and singing the Marseillaise, as excitement grew head of the France-Croatia showdown at the World Cup... ...

    Crowds of cheering French soccer fans gathered in Paris on Sunday, draped in red, white and blue and singing the Marseillaise, as excitement grew head of the France-Croatia showdown at the World Cup...

    Highchairs and cuddles: how parliaments are catering for lawmaker moms


    When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to parliament after becoming only the second elected leader in the world to have a baby in office, her daughter will be allowed to cuddle with... ...

    When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to parliament after becoming only the second elected leader in the world to have a baby in office, her daughter will be allowed to cuddle with...

    In waist-deep mud, soccer played in slow motion at swamp World Cup


    As soccer enthusiasts around the globe gear up for the World Cup's grand finale in Russia, the champions of a far muddier version of the game were crowned at a swamp in northern Finland on Saturday. ...

    As soccer enthusiasts around the globe gear up for the World Cup's grand finale in Russia, the champions of a far muddier version of the game were crowned at a swamp in northern Finland on Saturday.

    Egypt uncovers mummy burial site near Great Pyramids


    Egyptian archaeologists revealed on Saturday the details of an ancient burial shaft and a mummification workshop that were discovered 30 meters underground, near the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo. ...

    Egyptian archaeologists revealed on Saturday the details of an ancient burial shaft and a mummification workshop that were discovered 30 meters underground, near the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo.

    Pitana's path from film extra to World Cup final referee


    Argentine Nestor Pitana's roundabout route to becoming a World Cup final referee has taken in work as a film extra and as a security guard at a disco as well as a spell playing basketball at regional... ...

    Argentine Nestor Pitana's roundabout route to becoming a World Cup final referee has taken in work as a film extra and as a security guard at a disco as well as a spell playing basketball at regional...