Hammer and tongs: China entrepreneur leads handmade wok revival

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[ad_1] DATIAN, China (Reuters) – A Chinese entrepreneur is reviving old ways of wok-making and hopes to tap into growing demand for niche, handmade goods from China’s young, affluent consumers. A blacksmith lights his pipe with a heated iron stick at a workshop for handmade woks in Datian village, Hubei province, China August 13, 2018.
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City in South Carolina’s ‘Golden Strip’ sells winning lottery ticket

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[ad_1] (Reuters) – Simpsonville, South Carolina is part of an area known as “The Golden Strip,” and it lived up to its moniker on Wednesday, as the city celebrated a local store selling the single ticket that matched all six numbers in the U.S. Mega Millions lottery. A KC Mart convenience store sold the ticket
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Winning lottery ticket sold in South Carolina for $1.5 billion jackpot

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[ad_1] (Reuters) – Only one ticket matched all six numbers in the U.S. Mega Millions lottery for a jackpot of $1.537 billion, just short of a world record, an official said on Wednesday. The ticket was sold in Simpsonville, South Carolina, at KC Mart convenience store, the city’s Mayor Janice Curtis said in a telephone
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Banksy prints sell intact at stunt-free Paris auction

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[ad_1] PARIS (Reuters) – Three Banksy prints were sold at a Paris auction on Wednesday – this time without any pranks by the British artist. Auctioneer Arnaud Oliveux reacts at the final price in the bidding of the offset lithograph entitled “Stop and Search” (2007) by British street artist Banksy at the urban art auction
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Single winning ticket sold in U.S. lottery just shy of world record

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[ad_1] (Reuters) – Only one ticket matched all six numbers in the U.S. Mega Millions lottery for a jackpot that was just short of a world record $1.6 billion, an official said early on Wednesday. The ticket, sold in South Carolina, where winners may remain anonymous, matched the five numbers 5, 28, 62, 65, 70
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Paris zoo says hello to Java, its newborn baby orangutan

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[ad_1] PARIS (Reuters) – A Paris zoo has welcomed a new addition to its menagerie – a baby Borneo orangutan called Java. Orangutan Theodora and her newborn daughter Java are seen at the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, France, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer The zoo at the French capital’s Jardin des
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Players on edge for record $1.6 billion jackpot in Mega Millions drawing

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[ad_1] NEW YORK (Reuters) – A record-setting $1.6 billion prize in the Mega Millions lottery has Americans dreaming of buying homes, cars, helping financially strapped friends and family and early retirement, but experts caution that with their newfound riches will come many headaches. “A big mistake people think: this is a lot of money so
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West Bank visitors attracted to hotel adorned by Banksy art

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[ad_1] BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) – Guests at the Walled Off Hotel in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem on Tuesday admired the works of British street artist Banksy, whose wall paintings and other works adorn the establishment. A staff looks on as a statue of a chimpanzee bell-boy is seen at the entrance
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