Reuters: Lifestyle

    Netflix, local rival Hotstar to censor content in India - sources


    Netflix Inc and home-grown rival Hotstar plan to adopt self-regulation guidelines for content streamed on their platforms in India in an effort to prevent potential government censorship, sources... ...

    Netflix Inc and home-grown rival Hotstar plan to adopt self-regulation guidelines for content streamed on their platforms in India in an effort to prevent potential government censorship, sources...

    Pregnant Meghan laughs off 'fat lady' comment on charity visit


    A stranger's comment on one's growing stomach may not always be welcome but a pregnant Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, took it all in her stride on Wednesday when a pensioner called her "a fat... ...

    A stranger's comment on one's growing stomach may not always be welcome but a pregnant Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, took it all in her stride on Wednesday when a pensioner called her "a fat...

    Face value: One-time Afghan wedding singer a ringer for Canada's Trudeau


    Afghan singer Abdul Salam Maftoon's striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country since his debut on a talent show. ...

    Afghan singer Abdul Salam Maftoon's striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country since his debut on a talent show.

    Ski chic on Berlin catwalk as Fashion Week kicks off


    Comfy puffer jackets, brightly printed tops and sleek goggles gave Berlin a cool start to its fashion week late on Monday, with German brand Bogner mixing ski and clubbing for its latest looks. ...

    Comfy puffer jackets, brightly printed tops and sleek goggles gave Berlin a cool start to its fashion week late on Monday, with German brand Bogner mixing ski and clubbing for its latest looks.

    Salmon-fishing season opens on Scotland's River Tay amid hopes of rain


    The salmon-fishing season got under way on the banks of Scotland's River Tay on Tuesday with a whisky toast and pipe band and, more unusually, hopes of rain. ...

    The salmon-fishing season got under way on the banks of Scotland's River Tay on Tuesday with a whisky toast and pipe band and, more unusually, hopes of rain.

    Hindu ascetics lead millions of Indians in holy bath, but politics weigh


    Millions of pilgrims began bathing on the first official day of India's Kumbh Mela on Tuesday, the world's largest religious festival where politics play an important role ahead of a general election... ...

    Millions of pilgrims began bathing on the first official day of India's Kumbh Mela on Tuesday, the world's largest religious festival where politics play an important role ahead of a general election...

    Meet the Ugandan entrepreneur peddling bamboo bikes


    At a workshop in Uganda's capital, Kampala, Noordin Kasoma measured and cut a length of bamboo. Within a few days, the 24 inch piece of grass would be transformed into the frame of a bicycle. ...

    At a workshop in Uganda's capital, Kampala, Noordin Kasoma measured and cut a length of bamboo. Within a few days, the 24 inch piece of grass would be transformed into the frame of a bicycle.

    UK royal Meghan reveals she's six months pregnant: media


    Meghan Markle, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, told royal well-wishers on Monday she was six months pregnant but the royal couple do not know the gender of their first baby, British media reported. ...

    Meghan Markle, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, told royal well-wishers on Monday she was six months pregnant but the royal couple do not know the gender of their first baby, British media reported.

    Braille technology firm builds 'Kindle for the blind'


    A British company plans to launch a Braille e-reader for blind people this year that should greatly enhance their reading experience and spare them from lugging around hefty print volumes. ...

    A British company plans to launch a Braille e-reader for blind people this year that should greatly enhance their reading experience and spare them from lugging around hefty print volumes.

    Millions expected to throng Indian city for world's largest religious festival


    Pilgrims from across the world are gathering in India for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, politics and tourism that begins on Tuesday, garnering extra attention ahead of a general... ...

    Pilgrims from across the world are gathering in India for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, politics and tourism that begins on Tuesday, garnering extra attention ahead of a general...

    All the rage: Beijingers vent their stress in 'anger room'


    It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and... ...

    It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and...

    Finns with fins make a splash at 'mermaiding' classes


    At a pool in Espoo, near Finland's capital Helsinki, Maija Mottonen is teaching adults to swim like mermaids in a class that combines fantasy with fitness. ...

    At a pool in Espoo, near Finland's capital Helsinki, Maija Mottonen is teaching adults to swim like mermaids in a class that combines fantasy with fitness.

    Whisky with your wax? South Africa rides 'metrosexual' wave


    Before male beauty parlors began popping up in South Africa a few years ago, image-conscious men like Gerhard Joubert felt awkward being pampered and preened in salons filled with women. ...

    Before male beauty parlors began popping up in South Africa a few years ago, image-conscious men like Gerhard Joubert felt awkward being pampered and preened in salons filled with women.

    Bulgaria's ancient Plovdiv celebrates as European culture capital


    Bulgaria's southern city of Plovdiv kicked off its year as an European Capital of Culture with a lights and music show on a 30-meter high tower in the city center and fireworks that attracted... ...

    Bulgaria's southern city of Plovdiv kicked off its year as an European Capital of Culture with a lights and music show on a 30-meter high tower in the city center and fireworks that attracted...

    Tintin marks 90th birthday with colonial controversy


    Tintin will mark his 90th birthday this year with a return to controversy as his Belgian creator's heirs release a new edition of "Tintin in the Congo", a work from 1930 that draws accusations of... ...

    Tintin will mark his 90th birthday this year with a return to controversy as his Belgian creator's heirs release a new edition of "Tintin in the Congo", a work from 1930 that draws accusations of...

    Miss Algeria trolled for skin color after winning title


    Winning a beauty pageant should be a moment of joy, but Miss Algeria Khadija Ben Hamou, from the country's vast desert south, was immediately targeted online for her dark skin color. ...

    Winning a beauty pageant should be a moment of joy, but Miss Algeria Khadija Ben Hamou, from the country's vast desert south, was immediately targeted online for her dark skin color.

    Meghan takes royal roles at UK charities for women and animals


    Meghan Markle, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, announced on Thursday she would become patron of four organizations to champion causes close to her heart, including the National Theater and charities... ...

    Meghan Markle, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, announced on Thursday she would become patron of four organizations to champion causes close to her heart, including the National Theater and charities...

    On Woodstock's 50th anniversary, double the peace, love and music


    The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, one of the watersheds of the 1960s counterculture movement, will be celebrated in August with two competing events. ...

    The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, one of the watersheds of the 1960s counterculture movement, will be celebrated in August with two competing events.

    Dior switches Paris catwalk date to avoid 'yellow vest' protests


    Christian Dior is bringing forward its men's fashion show in Paris to avoid "yellow vest" protesters who have fought police, torched cars and smashed up shops over recent weekends, a source familiar... ...

    Christian Dior is bringing forward its men's fashion show in Paris to avoid "yellow vest" protesters who have fought police, torched cars and smashed up shops over recent weekends, a source familiar...

    China kicks off month-long winter festival in northern city of Harbin


    Swimming enthusiast Yu Hongtao, 50, trained for months in the freezing water of the Songhua river to compete in a winter ice swimming tournament held annually in China's northern city of Harbin,... ...

    Swimming enthusiast Yu Hongtao, 50, trained for months in the freezing water of the Songhua river to compete in a winter ice swimming tournament held annually in China's northern city of Harbin,...