Wednesday, 28 September 2016
A baby boy has been born with a rare condition making him look like an 80-year-old in a real life scenario of Brad Pitt film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The birth of the infant stunned doctors at a hospital in the district of Magura, Bangladesh on Sunday, September 25, who said the baby has a rare condition called progeria. The syndrome causes wrinkles on the face, a very sunken body and hollow eyes reminiscent of elderly features.
"The baby does not look like a newborn at all," said a doctor who has been treating the baby.
"There are prominent signs of ageing such as excessive wrinkles and rough skin texture."
The parents of the baby are said to be jubilant with the birth of their "miracle" child. Biswajit Patro, father of the baby, who is a farmer, is ecstatic and cannot hold back his happiness.
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A blind hoarder who had always wondered what became of her son 20 years ago has discovered that he was lying dead upstairs the whole time. But because there was so much junk and bad smells in the house, she apparently had no idea. Authorities in New York say they believe the woman thought he had simply left home without saying anything, Daily Mirror reports. Now the horrific truth has been revealed at the house on Avenue N near East 22nd Street. The mother is now quite elderly and had been living with the skeletal remains of her son, possibly for as long as 20 years, the New York Post reports.
A couple were looking through their holiday pictures ,only to spot the moment they were mugged by child thieves . Reddit user, mildlyinteresting uploaded the photo with the caption: "Girlfriend in the progress of having her watch stolen."
The photo shows a woman smiling at the camera in between two young girls in traditional Thai dress in Chaingmai. He then admitted his girlfriend was "a bit drunk" and hadn't noticed it happening.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Hong Hong was born with 15 fingers and 16 toes in Pingjiang County in Hunan province. He also has two palms on each hand and no thumbs. Doctors diagnosed Hong Hong with polydactylism, a congenital condition that happens in humans, dogs and cats, giving them extra fingers and toes. Polydactyly is a pretty common condition, affecting about one in every 1,000 live births, according to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Often, the extra digits are removed surgically. It is speculated that he may have inherited the condition from his mother, who has an extra finger on each hand.
A bizarre video has emerged online showing a man allegedly predicting a woman's future by touching her breast.The woman appeared unbothered by the intrusion but looked concerned about what the future holds in store for her. The incident occurred in China and has been shared on social media.
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Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager by mutual consent after just one game in charge of the national team. Allardyce was filmed advising undercover journalists on how to circumvent rules against third-party ownership, according to the Daily Telegraph. Video accompanying the report shows Allardyce meeting twice with journalists posing as representatives of a Far East agency who were interested in bypassing rules from the Football Association and FIFA.
"You can still get around it. I mean, obviously, the big money's here," Allardyce said on the video, while also calling the regulations "ridiculous."
A transgender man has given birth after conceiving with his transgender wife. The couple have made history as the first transgender couple in South America to do so in the world. Fernando Machado, who used to be a woman, and Diane Rodriguez, who used to be a man, had their first child in June after Fernando gave birth. The pair are Eduador's first transgender couple to have a baby after meeting on social media more than two years ago.
Monday, 26 September 2016
Actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) are going their separate ways after 11 years together and 2 children. The couple confirmed the split on Monday. In a joint statement, they said:
'Over the past few months we've come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple
It is with great love, respect, and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship.'
'While we appreciate your curiosity and support, we ask the press to be mindful of our children and respect their right to privacy.'
Korean plastic surgery often aims to make the patient look more western. However, some South Korean surgeons are so skilled, it’s causing their patients problems. The problem occurs when these surgery tourists try returning home. It seems that some of the transformations are so extreme, the patients no longer resemble their passport pictures. It is reported that this problem is so common, some South Korean hospitals have started providing ‘plastic surgery certificates’ so patients can prove they are who they say they are.
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A Sunderland couple who met whilst playing dwarfs in a Snow White panto have married in a fairy-tale wedding, with their miracle son as page boy/ring-bearer. Laura Whitfield, who is just 4ft 2, proposed to 3ft 11 Nathan Phillips a month before the birth of their son - the only 'double dwarf' in Britain. Nathan Junior was born with two different forms of dwarfism, anachondaplasia like his mum and pseudochondaplasia like his dad, and was not expected to survive more than a few hours. However two-and-a-half years later, the healthy toddler acted as a ring bearer at his parent's wedding.
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A total of 170 bodies have been pulled from the waters, days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe (You can read the story here). An Egyptian Health Ministry official says the death toll is expected to rise as many bodies are believed to be trapped inside the boat's refrigerator.
The boat is believed to be at a depth of 15 metres, about 18km from Egyptian shores.
Governor Mohammed Sultan of Beheira province told The Associated Press that a vessel is being sent by British Petroleum with specialised equipment to help lift the 80-tonne boat.
Reclusive, gentle and quick to roll up into a ball, pangolins keep a low profile. But they are also the world's most heavily trafficked mammal, and experts at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference this week are ringing alarm bells over their survival. Demand for pangolin meat and body parts has fuelled a bloodbath, and driven the scale-covered, ant-eating mammal towards extinction. More than a million pangolins are believed to have been poached from the wild in the past decade. Most are used to supply demand in China and Vietnam, where they are highly regarded as a delicacy and an ingredient in traditional medicine.
A Russian teenager spent ten terrifying minutes desperately trying to climb back onto the roof of a high-rise building before falling to his death. He was filmed clinging to the edge by his fingertips before his strength failed and he fell nine floors. It is unclear what the teenager was doing messing around on the roof, with some people saying he was planning to take a selfie hanging over the edge, and others suggesting he wanted to commit suicide but then changed his mind.
Medics who turned up at the location in the town of Novy Urengoy in north central Russia’s Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug said the 19-year-old had been killed instantly. Friends of the teenager said: “He argued with his girlfriend before climbing onto the roof.
“I reckon maybe he just wanted to scare her and I certainly don’t think he wanted to commit suicide. But by the time he slipped, it was too late.”