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

Nov 18 – Every week, Reuters journalists produce scores of multimedia features and human-interest stories from around the world.
Below are some stories from this week selected by our editors, as well as explanatory context and background to help you understand world headlines. For a full schedule of news and events, please go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect

Ireland looks to seaweed in quest to curb methane from cows ATHENRY, Ireland – Scientists are combing Ireland’s west coast for seaweed to feed to cattle and sheep after research showed it could prevent them from breathing out so much climate-warming methane. (IRELAND-ENVIRONMENT/SEAWEED (PIX, TV), 888 words)

Croatia’s seed-scattering drones replant forests hurt by fire
OKLAJ, Croatia – Seed-scattering drones are crisscrossing Croatia’s skies in an airborne attempt to replant remote forests damaged by fire, an initiative its backers aim to promote internationally. (CROATIA-ENVIRONMENT/TREES (TV, PIX), 360 words)

From backflips to pogo sticks, Guinness World Records are smashed
LONDON – From a backflipping gymnast to a man pulling a car while walking on his hands, this year’s Guinness World Records Day is as colorful as ever.(GUINNESS-RECORDS/ (PIX, TV), 311 words)
Ollie the dog helps U.S. kids with vaccine hesitancy one jab at a time
SAN DIEGO – There is no vaccine hesitancy like that of a 9-year-old girl staring down the glint of a hypodermic needle. And there is no remedy quite like Ollie, a 6-year-old goldendoodle therapy dog who is helping kids at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego overcome the anxiety associated with getting a COVID-19 vaccine. (HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA-DOGS (PIX, TV), 352 words)

Pandemic peace brings new life to threatened Senegalese turtles
GUEREO, Senegal – On a moonlit shore in Senegal, Djibril Diakhate’s evening walk came to an unexpected halt when his torch revealed more than 140 baby turtles clambering from their nest and sprinting towards the glimmering ocean. (SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/TURTLES (TV, PIX), 411 words)

Historic Rome villa with world’s only Caravaggio mural is up for auction
ROME – Looking for an opulent residence in Rome and have a spare half a billion euros to spend? Look no further: Villa Aurora, a real estate and art gem in the Italian capital is up for sale. (ITALY-VILLA AURORA/ (REPEAT, PIX, TV), 401 words)

Mulled wine only for vaccinated at some German Christmas markets
HAMBURG, Germany – At the Christmas market on Hamburg’s main square this year, only revelers who are vaccinated against COVID-19 or recently recovered will be able to indulge in steaming hot mulled wine and candied almonds or gingerbread under festive fairy lights. (HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GERMANY-CHRISTMAS (TV, PIX), 355 words)

86-year-old crowned ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’ in Israeli pageant
HAIFA, Israel – An 86-year-old great-grandmother was crowned “Miss Holocaust Survivor” on Tuesday in an annual Israeli beauty pageant designed to honor women who endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide. (ISRAEL-HOLOCAUST/PAGEANT (TV, PIX), 300 words)

How building Harry Potter’s world conjured its own school of magic
LONDON – Surrounded by “Daily Prophet” front pages and books from the magical world of “Harry Potter,” graphic designer Miraphora Mina holds up an envelope that countless children have surely wished to receive. It’s from Hogwarts, the school for wizards, and it is addressed to a certain “Mr H. Potter, The Cupboard under the Stairs, 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey.” (FILM–HARRY POTTER/ANNIVERSARY (TV, PIX), 487 words)

Young Venezuelans attempt to break Guinness record for largest orchestra
CARACAS, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Venezuela on Saturday attempted to break the Guinness record for the world’s largest orchestra, as 12,000 musicians played a classical piece together for more than five minutes. (VENEZUELA-GUINNESS/ORCHESTRA (TV, PIX) moved, 142 words)

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