Monday, 29 August 2016

Swiss fighter plane goes missing in central Swiss Alps


The Swiss Defence Department says an air force fighter jet has gone missing in the Alps of central Switzerland. The air force F/A-18C went missing on Monday afternoon near the Susten pass, east of Interlaken. The defence department says in a statement that searches are underway, and nothing was immediately known about the fate of the pilot. No further information was immediately provided. According to parent company Boeing, the first F/A-18 Hornet built by McDonnell Douglas took flight in 1978 and became the first tactical aircraft designed to conduct both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.


9 sexually transmitted diseases you need to know about


Taking care of your sexual health and that of your partner is important if you're going to enjoy a trouble-free sex life. Here is some info on some of the diseases you both need to be aware of:

1.    HIV/AIDS
AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a syndrome caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The illness alters the immune system, making people much more vulnerable to infections and diseases

2.    GONORRHOEA
Gonorrhoea is one of the most dangerous sexually transmitted infections and can cause lifelong problems if it isn't nipped in the bud. It is a venereal disease involving inflammatory discharge from the urethra or vagina.

World’s widest suspension bridge linking Asia to Europe opens in Turkey

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Turkey opened one of the world's biggest suspension bridges on Friday, the latest mega-project in a $200 billion building spree that President Tayyip Erdogan hopes will secure his place in history. The bridge creates a new link across the Bosphorus Strait, which divides Asia and Europe. President Erdogan oversaw a ceremony inaugurating the $3 billion Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which is touted by its Turko-Italian developers as the world's broadest suspension bridge at 58.4 metres (192 feet) wide. The toll bridge, spanning 1,408 metres (4,620 feet) over the Bosphorus, is built in the style of New York's Brooklyn Bridge and boasts pylons higher than the Eiffel Tower. It features 10 lanes, including two rail lines. At 322 metres (1,056 feet), officials say the bridge's towers are also the tallest in the world.

Church members storm mortuary with the hope of resurrecting the dead!


There was drama at a Kenyan hospital - Webuye county hospital on Saturday when faithfuls from Temple of God church stormed the hospital's mortuary "to resurrect the dead".
According to five members of the church of more than 200 members, they had been sent by the Holy Spirit to pray for the sick, heal them and resurrect the dead. Led by a man who called himself prophet Daniel Wechuli, the three women and two men squad claimed to have healed several people through their prayers, that they have led healing prayers for people living with disabilities and they all got healed.
"We have been moving to various hospitals praying for the sick and most of then have been healed by faith," Wechuli said.

Man caught sneaking into gay club and filling lubricant dispenser with hydrochloric acid


A  man has been arrested and charged after allegedly putting hydrochloric acid inside what is understood to be a lubricant dispenser at a gay club in Sydney's north-west. Police said the 62-year-old man went into the Bridge Street premises in Rydalmere on Saturday, filling a dispenser inside a room with the highly corrosive acid. According to ABC news , the venue was the Aarows Club, which describes itself as 'Sydney's gay and bi social club' with 'three levels of adult adventure'. Items in the room had been fitted with alarms after they had previously been tampered with in a similar way, police said. Security stopped the man before police arrested him, officers said.
Hydrochloric acid is a strong, corrosive acid which can produce burns, ulcers and scars when put into contact with skin. The man has been charged with a range of offences, including administering poison with the intent to cause injury, distress or pain, and malicious damage.

Meet the 40-year-old man who is addicted to sleeping in graves


Philip Mensah, is a 40-year-old man from the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern Region of Ghana who has shocked people with his bizarre lifestyle. The man revealed that he has spent 30 years with the dead in their damaged tombs, and according to him, he is taking all that step so as to gain spiritual powers. A report on Adom News reveals that Mr. Mensah made the claim during an interview with Brty Fm, a Koforidua-based radio station. In an interview, he revealed that in his quest to become spiritually powerful, he ended up under the tutelage of Togbe Azakli, a spiritualist at Anum Boso in the region, who ordered him to vacate his original place of abode to the broken tomb. He disclosed that “my desire is to gain powers that will enable me to discover hidden secrets like how to tell when one will die, one’s future, how to retrieve stolen items, how to make spiritual money, among many others, made me pay heed to the advice of Togbe Azakli who directed me to spend time with the dead in their broken tombs to gain the spiritual powers that I have been wishing for over the past years.”

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Angry dad 'crushes daughter's £10k Audi with a digger after catching her in it with a boy'


An angry dad allegedly crushed his daughter's beautiful £10,000 Audi with a mechanical digger after 'catching her in it with a boy'. Mike Card reportedly got behind the controls of a massive digger and smashed it into the roof of the red sports car. Although the exact details of what his daughter Ashlyn is alleged to have done are not clear, her brother Kaylor posted the video to Facebook with the caption:
 "Yep! When a dad has to prove a point! #DADDYNOTHAPPY " All I can say is Brandon Anderson won't be in this car anymore!
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Pest controller strangled by huge python while filming reality TV show


A pest controller almost got strangled by a python while filming a reality TV show in Australia. Craig Freeman, from Birmingham, was shooting for the series Deadliest Pests Down Under. His face went bright red as he was slowly strangled by the snake in the frightening footage. Yet the desperate dad managed to slither free. Craig, who runs the company Stop That Pest, was selected last year along with eight other Brits to experience pest control, Aussie style.
 Craig told the Birmingham Mail: “I kept thinking of myself on the news, getting strangled by a python on TV. But I thought to myself that I can’t let the Brummies down back home. I went to grab it and it went for me. It throttled me.”
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Foster mother locks up 5-year-old girl in kiosk for 5 months after suspecting she was HIV positive


A 42 year-old woman, Mrs. Mary Matthew, has been paraded by the Ondo State Police command in Nigeria for allegedly maltreating her late younger sister’s 5 year old daughter, Precious Michael. Mary who is a mother of six children, was accused of chaining and caging the little Precious in a kiosk for five months for allegedly being possessed and suffering from (HIV). Mary, an indigene of Enugu State but a resident  in Akure was said to have traveled to their home town around last year December, when she was informed about the death of her younger sister and returned to her base with Precious. It was learnt that Precious was caged, when Mary and her husband accused her of being spiritually possessed and also suffering from HIV.

Man gets 40 years for pouring boiling water on gay couple


A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery. Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding Martin Blackwell, 48, guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in the February attack on Anthony Gooden and Marquez Tolbert. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk said the evidence was overwhelming and that Blackwell had behaved in a soulless and malicious way. He noted that it "takes a long time" for a pot of water to boil.
"You had so many outs where the voice of reason could have taken over," the judge told Blackwell, who had faced up to 80 years in prison.
Prosecutors said it was a vicious, premeditated attack. Tolbert testified that after pouring hot water on them, Blackwell grabbed him as he jumped and screamed in pain and told him: "Get out of my house with all that gay."

Grandma with over 50Kg tumor has life changing surgery


A grandmother with a debilitating growth weighing the same as a baby hippo, has undergone pioneering surgery to remove it.  Charlene Branham had been trapped in her home for ten years because of the 112lbs (over 50Kg) mass on her stomach, which hung between her legs. The 40-year-old could barely walk and remained a prisoner in her home, unable to work and relying on her mother Debbie to look after her. But she has been now been given a new lease of life after a surgeon, specializing in large tumors, operated to remove the ginormous growth. Called a penduculated pannus, the condition is caused when abdominal fat becomes distended and hangs down dangerously below the body.
Charlene, from Aurora, Missouri, became so disabled she could barely move and could not find clothes to fit and resorted to wearing a bed sheet like a toga. Desperate for help, Charlene spent years by herself in her bedroom scared of being seen, and her weight soared to 550lbs (250Kg). She first noticed the growth in 2005, but had often got cysts on her skin, so ignored it.
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Friday, 26 August 2016

Truck driver kills pedestrian while playing ‘Pokemon Go’


A Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go while driving hit two women, killing one and injuring the other, in Japan’s first death related to the Nintendo Co craze. The driver said he had been distracted by the game after his arrest for negligent driving following the accident on Wednesday evening, a spokesman for the Tokushima prefectural police said.
“The driver is still in custody. No decision has been made yet on whether to proceed with a prosecution,” he added
A spokesman for Niantic Inc, which developed Pokemon GO jointly with Nintendo affiliate Pokemon Company, said the company had added a pop-up to the Pokemon Go screen when it detected an increase in speed asking for confirmation the user was not driving. He didn’t say whether the developer would take further steps to guard against accidents. A spokesman for Nintendo offered condolences to the family of the dead woman.

Russia launches appeal with Swiss federal court against ban on Paralympics team


The Russian Paralympic Committee has launched an appeal in the Swiss federal court against the court of arbitration for sport’s decision to uphold a blanket banon their athletes competing at next month’s Rio Games.
“The appeal has been launched in the Swiss court,” the Interfax news agency quoted the RFC president, Vladimir Lukin, as saying on Friday.
The appeal will be held on Monday. This week Cas rejected an RPC appeal against the ban issued by the International Paralympic Committee.

Police station in Turkish town hit with car bomb killing at least 11 and leaving 78 injured

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At least 11 police officers have been killed and 78 wounded in a truck bomb attack at a police headquarters in Cizre in southeastern Turkey, according to the local governor's office. The bomb was exploded at a checkpoint outside the headquarters on Friday, after the attackers failed to pass the guards there, state media said. The blast was followed by an armed battle between the police and attackers. Predominantly-Kurdish Cizre is in Turkey's Sirnak province and it borders both Syria and Iraq.
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