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Dec 26, 2014
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Dirty games among washing machines

A Samsung employee holds a smartphone remotely controlling a WW9000 washing machine at the IFA consumer technology fair in Berlin, September 5, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

You’ve heard of consumer businesses going cut-throat, but LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics may have reached a new high – or low, depending on how you look at it. Prosecutors raided the headquarters of LG Electronics as part of a probe into whether the South Korean company had vandalized the washing machines of rival Samsung Electronics at retail stores in Germany. Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised, seeing as how holiday sales look like they may barely reach Wall Street expectations.

Oct 28, 2014
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French street food and a rock star on Broadway

Zuru Pewu sits with her four-year-old son Micah on the veranda of a home in Staten Island, October 23, 2014. Pewu, 29, who emigrated from Liberia in 2005, and her son Micah recently underwent an experience where they were insulted and linked to the spread of the Ebola virus. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Slideshow: ‘We are not a virus’  

A West African enclave in Staten Island, New York, lives under the shadow of Ebola–and local prejudice about the illness.

Sep 12, 2014
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Glorious summer snow

A jogger runs through the snow at Nose Hill Park during an early year snow fall in Calgary, Alberta, September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Todd Korol

Just another summer snow storm

Calgary, Canada had a surprise event this late summer week: About a foot of snow.

Sep 10, 2014
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Things to wear on your wrist and other places


Models present creations from the Spring/Summer 2015 Tory Burch collection during New York Fashion Week September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Runway focus

Slideshow: Designers–including Britney Spears–bring artistry to the presentation of their spring and summer lines at New York’s Fashion Week.

Aug 21, 2014
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Volunteers make risky journey to protect Afghan children from polio


Performers puts on their make-up before a Peking opera performance “Hong Niang” (The Matchmaker) at a theatre in Beijing June 22, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The show goes on

China’s Peking Opera begins a New York tour with 90 singers, dancers and acrobats, to mark the birth of Mei Lanfang, one of the first to bring the art form to the United States.

Aug 20, 2014
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Politics happens next to the guy in the chicken suit


Texas Governor Rick Perry leaves the Travis County courthouse in Austin, Texas August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ashley Landis

Slideshow: Texas Governor Rick Perry is indicted

Governor Perry appeared at the Travis County courthouse in Austin, Texas, to provide fingerprints and a mugshot. The governor is facing felony charges of abuse of power.

Aug 19, 2014
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A Hindu celebration and comics for toddlers

Students spin an idol of Lord Krishna during celebrations marking the Janmashtami festival inside a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Slideshow: Celebrating Janmashtami

Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna with the festival of  Janmashtami in Mumbai with costumes, theater and human pyramids.

Aug 18, 2014
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War gains, lost homes


Displaced children from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, take refuge at Dohuk province, August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Broken lives in Iraq

Young Iraqis yearn for the homes they left behind after Islamic State militants forced them to flee.

Aug 14, 2014
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Brain food, robot chores and inner peace


Men take part in a yoga class in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

In a restless city

Slideshow: A nonprofit group in inner-city Chicago is offering men’s yoga groups to help promote meditation and inner peace.

Aug 13, 2014
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A Times Square justice league


A street performer dressed as Elmo buys food from a street food cart in Times Square, July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Times Square characters fight their bad rep 

The costumed performers who posed for tourists in the heart of New York want to form their own justice league after a spate of arrests and bad publicity