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ENTERTAINMENT

Psychedelic mushrooms expand Jamaica tourism beyond sunshine and reggae

TREASURE BEACH, Jamaica, Nov 24 (Reuters) – A new group of Jamaican resorts is promoting tourism that offers mystical experiences and stress relief through “magic mushrooms,” as the Caribbean nation seeks to develop a niche industry in natural psychedelics. While mushrooms containing the psychoactive compound psilocybin remain illegal in most parts of Europe and the […]

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BUSINESS

EXCLUSIVE Bankman-Fried’s FTX, parents bought Bahamas property worth $121 mln

FTX unit bought 7 condos in high-end resort for “key personnel” Bankman-Fried’s parents named owners of $16.4 mln vacation home Bankman and Fried tell Reuters: Seeking to return deed to FTX NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX, his parents and senior executives of the failed cryptocurrency exchange bought at least 19 […]

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BUSINESS

Crypto exchange Binance helped Iranian firms trade $8 billion despite sanctions

$7.8 bln of trades were via Iran’s biggest crypto exchange Nobitex Revelations come amid U.S. Justice Department probe into Binance Binance says is not a U.S. company, but has taken proactive steps to limit exposure to the Iranian marketplace LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Crypto giant Binance has processed Iranian transactions with a value of […]

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Latest-News

Storm Roslyn dumps heavy rains, flooding on Mexico as it weakens

MEXICO CITY, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Storm Roslyn was weakening Sunday as it moved across west-central Mexico, though heavy rains and flash flooding continued, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Roslyn hit land as a Category 3 hurricane at 5:20 a.m. local time (1120 GMT) near Santa Cruz in northern Nayarit, the NHC said, […]

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Latest-News

Brazil’s top footballers lean toward Bolsonaro in polarized race

SAO PAULO, Oct 23 (Reuters) – A few days before Brazil’s first round of voting in this month’s general election, a 13-second TikTok video electrified supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro: soccer star Neymar coming out in favor of his re-election bid. The video posted on Sep. 29 showed Neymar dancing to a campaign jingle highlighting […]

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Latest-News

Lafarge pleads guilty to supporting Islamic State, will pay U.S. $778 million

NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) – French cement maker Lafarge pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a U.S. charge that it made payments to groups designated as terrorists by the United States, including Islamic State. The admission in Brooklyn federal court marked the first time a company has pleaded guilty in the United States to charges […]

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BUSINESS

More U.S. companies charging employees for job training if they quit

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – When a Washington state beauty salon charged Simran Bal $1,900 for training after she quit, she was shocked. Not only was Bal a licensed esthetician with no need for instruction, she argued that the trainings were specific to the shop and low quality. Bal’s story mirrors that of dozens of […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Mariachi bands fire up fading memories of Mexican Alzheimer patients

MEXICO CITY, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Mariachi bands have long been a staple of Mexican culture, and now their lively songs are finding a new use: reawakening the memories of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The Mexican Alzheimer’s Center is promoting the therapy, hoping the music will stir up recollections of times past among patients […]

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BUSINESS

OPEC+ members line up to endorse production cut after U.S. coercion claim

CAIRO Oct 16 (Reuters) – OPEC+ member states lined up on Sunday to endorse a steep production cut agreed this month after the White House, stepping up a war of words with Riyadh, claimed Saudi Arabia had pushed some other nations into the move. Iraq, OPEC’s second largest exporter, said the decision was based on […]

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WORLD

U.S., Canada deliver armored vehicles to Haitian police to fight gangs

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – U.S. and Canadian military aircraft on Saturday delivered tactical and armored vehicles and other supplies to the Haitian National Police (HNP) to help combat criminal gangs that have worsened a humanitarian crisis in Haiti. “This equipment will assist the HNP in their fight against criminal actors who are fomenting violence […]

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