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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT–Schedule of Reuters features from this week

13 Aug 2020 / 13:01 H.

    Aug 13 (Reuters) - Every week, Reuters journalists produce scores of multimedia features and human-interest stories from around the world.

    Below are some engaging stories selected by our editors, as well as explanatory context and background on world headlines. For a full schedule of news and events, please go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning.

    Baby George, born amid Beirut blast, is "light in the darkness"

    BEIRUT, Aug 12 - Stepping into the delivery room where his wife Emmanuelle was about to give birth, Edmond Khnaisser meant to capture their son's first moments on camera. Instead, he recorded the instant the biggest blast in Lebanon's history sent windows crashing onto the hospital bed. (LEBANON-SECURITY/BLAST-BABY (TV, PIX), moved, 401 words)

    Squeegee selfies: Tel Aviv tower-washer is rising TikTok star

    TEL AVIV, Aug 11 - Twirling to hip hop over chasms of steel and glass, soapy squeegee in one hand and a smartphone in the other, Noa Toledo is an Israeli social media star who aims to encourage other women to take on her traditionally male-dominated job. (ISRAEL-SOCIALMEDIA/WINDOW WASHER (TV, PIX), moved, 155 words)

    From carats to peanuts: how a pandemic upended the global diamond industry

    JOHANNESBURG/MUMBAI, Aug 12 - As the coronavirus pandemic shuttered mines from Lesotho to Canada and disrupted supply chains, Rajen Patel swapped diamond polishing for peanut farming. (HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/DIAMONDS (PIX, GRAPHICS), by Helen Reid, Tanisha Heiberg and Rajendra Jadhav, 828 words)

    Raphael did a nose-job in self-portrait, face reconstruction suggests

    ROME, Aug 11 - Raphael probably didn't like his nose, and replaced it with an idealised version in his famous self-portrait. (ARTS-ITALY/RAPHAEL (PIX, TV), by Philip Pullella, 399 words)

    Back from the dead? Stem cells give hope for revival of Malaysia's extinct rhinos

    KUANTAN, Malaysia, Aug 12 - Some skin, eggs and tissue samples are all that remain of Malaysia's last rhino, Iman, who died last November after years of failed breeding attempts. (MALAYSIA-WILDLIFE/RHINO (TV, PIX), by Joseph Sipalan, 517 words)

    'Dream destination' cafes offer taste of paradise in blockaded Gaza strip

    GAZA, Aug 11 - Mediterranean waves crash below patrons snacking on freshly-caught fish at the "Maldive Gaza" cafe, offering a glimpse of paradise to Palestinians confined to the blockaded strip. (PALESTINIANS-GAZA/MALDIVES (TV, PIX), by Nidal al-Mughrabi, 207 words)

    Virtually identical: Grounded Japanese try 'foreign' holidays with a difference

    TOKYO, Aug 12 - Japanese businessman Katsuo Inoue chose Italy for this year's summer vacation, and he enjoyed the trimmings of a business class cabin and soaked up the sights of Florence and Rome - without ever leaving Tokyo. (HEALTH CORONAVIRUS/JAPAN-VR TRAVEL (TV, PIX), by Akira Tomoshige, 296 words)

    For the art collector with everything, the $1.5 million COVID mask

    MOTZA, Israel, Aug 12 - Art rather than ostentation is the rationale behind the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, say the Israeli jewellers who are crafting the $1.5 million object for an unnamed U.S.-based client. (HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/ISRAEL-MASK (TV, PIX), moved, 234 words)

    Coping with campus coronavirus: U.S. fraternities, sororities give it the old college try

    MADISON, Wisconsin, Aug 12 - Sixteen gallons of hand sanitizer sat in the foyer of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority house at the University of Wisconsin as house mother Karen Mullis reconfigured tables in the dining room to maintain social distancing. (HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/FRATERNITIES-SORORITIES (PIX, GRAPHIC), by Brendan O'Brien, 754 words)

    Some U.S. colleges stick to in-person reopening in pandemic despite doubts, pushback

    Aug 11 - Many U.S. universities are revamping campuses to resume in-person classes despite COVID-19, drawing criticism from some college town residents and critics who say schools are putting profits before public safety. (HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/UNIVERSITIES (PIX, TV, GRAPHIC), by Jan Wolfe and Catherine Koppel, 729 words)

    EXPLANATORY CONTENT

    EXPLAINER-The U.S. push to extend U.N. arms embargo on Iran

    Where Biden and Trump stand on key issues (https://tmsnrt.rs/3iDd4YG)

    FACTBOX-Who is speaking at the Democratic National Convention - and why

    NEWSMAKER-How Kamala Harris found the political identity that had eluded her

    FACTBOX-Political crisis unfolds in Belarus after presidential vote

    EXPLAINER-Microsoft's TikTok bid spotlights Windows maker's history with China

    FACTBOX-Who is Jimmy Lai, the media tycoon arrested in Hong Kong?

    FACTBOX-How financial firms in Hong Kong may be affected by U.S. sanctions

    UNDERSTANDING COVID-19

    EXPLAINER-When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?

    FACTBOX-World reaction to Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

    FACTBOX-U.S., UK spend billions to take lead in securing coronavirus vaccines

    GRAPHIC-U.S. COVID-19 deaths drop for first time in four weeks (https://tmsnrt.rs/2WTOZDR)

    The Lifeline Pipeline: the drugs, tests and tactics that may conquer coronavirus (https://reut.rs/3bhMUaE)

    Coronavirus and the global economy (https://tmsnrt.rs/3cg7OXF)

    The new normal: How far is far enough? (https://tmsnrt.rs/3dKqnnn)

    Prominent people diagnosed with COVID-19

    Global tracker (https://tmsnrt.rs/2W82n73)

    U.S. tracker (https://tmsnrt.rs/2ySIhG0) (Compiled by Leela de Kretser, Patrick Enright and Tiffany Wu)

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