Kurt Cobain's daughter says time for U.S. to get over mental health taboo

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Kurt Cobain’s daughter said on Tuesday the United States should overcome its taboo about mental health and addiction almost a quarter of century after her rock star father took his own life. Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain poses for a photograph at the opening of ‘Growing Up Kurt’ exhibition featuring personal items of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain at the museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, Ireland, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh KilcoyneFrances Bean Cobain was speaking in Ireland at the launch of a new exhibition of the…

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Indictment of Russian officers puts pressure on Trump at Putin summit

GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) – If U.S. President Donald Trump was inclined to be tentative when raising election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking in 2016 has made that approach a much harder sell. U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he holds a news conference after participating in the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueA federal grand jury on Friday alleged that officers of Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, secretly monitored computers and stole data…

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Artist captures war as seen by children – toys included

BEIRUT/DEBAGA CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) – U.S. photographer Brian McCarty wants you to see the horrors of war, but through the eyes of a child. A drawing by an Iraqi child shows two siblings fleeing next to a dismembered body, next to a photo rendition in the old city of Mosul, Iraq, in this handout obtained by Reuters on July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Brian McCarty/Handout via Reuters There is no blood or mangled bodies. Instead there are pink dolls and blue tanks. A bird from a video game represents bombs falling from…

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'Oldest known extract' of Homer's Odyssey discovered in Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) – Archaeologists in Greece have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known extract of Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”. An undated handout picture released by the Greek Culture Ministry shows a clay plaque discovered in Ancient Olympia with an engraved inscription depicting thirteen verses from the Odyssey’s 14th Rhapsody, in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Greek Culture Ministry/Handout via REUTERS A team of Greek and German researchers found it on an engraved clay plaque in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games in the Peloponnese peninsula, the…

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Banksy's subversive art draws tourists and locals in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – British graffiti artist Banksy, known for his politically charged sketches on walls from London to New York to Gaza City, has descended on Paris, painting a series of murals that are sparking debate among residents and tourists. FILE PHOTO: A recent artwork believed to be attributed to British activist-artist Banksy is pictured in Paris, France, June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVESThe satirical images, tackling issues such as migration and poverty, began popping up late last month. The secretive artist has since posted photographs…

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Hundreds of shivering Australians get nude for U.S. photographer Tunick

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Around 500 Australians shivered in the nude for American photographer Spencer Tunick on Monday, braving the winter chill on a Melbourne supermarket rooftop for his latest mass nude shots. Contemporary New York artist Spencer Tunick is seen photographing nude Melburnians for his latest piece, “Return of the Nude”, as part of Chapel St, Prahran’s Provocare festival, in Melbourne, Australia, July 9, 2018. AAP/Penny Stephens/via REUTERS The participants, chosen from 12,000 eager applicants, posed standing and lying down on concrete, covered only in transparent red fabric, with the…

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Albanian actors protest as parliament backs National Theatre demolition

TIRANA (Reuters) – Albanian actors and activists rallied on Thursday to demand the government halt a project to demolish the National Theatre in Tirana, but the ruling Socialists pushed the plan through parliament. They protested in front of parliament as lawmakers debated a law allowing a private company to build a new theater on the site of the 78-year-old building and several skyscrapers close by. Demonstrators held placards saying “I am the theater” while a youth performed lines from William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, warning Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama would be…

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Neymar joins Messi and Ronaldo in Kazan mural club

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – It has been a busy World Cup for Kazan’s mural artists and in the early hours of Thursday morning they were back at work again painting the face of Neymar on a wall behind the Brazil team hotel. Soccer Football – World Cup – Neymar Mural – Kazan, Russia – July 5 , 2018 Mural of Brazil’s Neymar REUTERS/John SibleyThe Brazil forward, in Kazan for Friday’s quarter-final against Belgium, is the third footballer to receive the honor with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi having…

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Egypt puts relics recovered from smugglers in Italy on display

CAIRO (Reuters) – Hundreds of ancient artifacts returned by Italy after they were recovered from smugglers in May went on display at the Egyptian museum in Cairo on Wednesday. Tourists look at artefacts inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El GhanyThe relics date to different eras, suggesting that the smugglers were well organized, according to museum curator Ahmed Samir. “They researched Egypt from north to south to extract these artifacts. Thank God they were returned to their country,” he said. Slideshow (4 Images)Shaaban Abdel-Gawad,…

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