Tuesday, 28 February 2017

This love-bra only unhooks for love

Finding true love is something that every human craves, but there are so many things that can get in the way of that. For women, one of the most undesirable problems comes in the form of guys just trying to hook up with them. A Japanese company called Ravijour aims to put an end to this epidemic with the revolutionary True Love Tester Bra, one of the first wearable true love detectors.
Able to tell how a woman is feeling (after some bio-signature readings of the operator so as to better understand the user), the True Love Tester Bra will unhook itself from the front clasp when the Bra senses that the user is feeling what their researchers are calling love. Elevated heart rates are the main form of communication between the Bra, the user, and the handy app that comes with the Bra.
Ravijour is set to change the way women date men, as well as the relationship between the bra and the woman. Now, instead of just a device to be unhooked, the bra is a relationship test in the bedroom.

Woman gives birth to rare conjoined twins, fused at the head and facing opposite directions

An Indian woman was stunned after she gave birth to twins fused at the head and facing different directions. The conjoined daughters have separate bodies and a healthy set of limbs and vital organs, but it still unknown if they share a brain. Sarifa Khatun, 35, was overjoyed when the midwife said she has given birth to twins but soon the joy vanished when she saw her girls were joined together at the head. After her home birth, Sarifa and her husband Yakur Ali rushed their babies to a nearby hospital where after preliminary care, they were referred to an advanced hospital for possible surgery.

Lucky cheating-boyfriend survives shots in his penis and scrotum by girlfriend

Delia Mary Flores, a 53yr old American woman from Arizona shot her boyfriend seven times with a .32-caliber revolver, firing one shot into his penis and twice into his scrotum after she suspected him of cheating. Luckily for the unnamed victim, he survived his injuries. He told police that he was sleeping upright in a chair around 8.30pm on Saturday when he woke up to what he thought were fireworks, until he felt an 'excruciating pain in his lower extremities'.
Feigning ignorance, Flores called 911 and said she didn't know how her boyfriend had been shot, only that he had asked her to get help.

A woman uses her whole body as canvas to paint an animal skull


This amazing image of a bull skull is actually hiding a real life human woman somewhere behind it. Talented make-up artist Mirjana Kika Milosevic used her own body as a canvas in order to create the breathtaking optical illusion.
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Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong to be indicted on bribery charges

Samsung's heir apparent Lee Jae-yong is to be formally indicted on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, prosecutors said. The case is tied to the scandal which led to the impeachment of the country's president, Park Geun-hye. South Korea's special prosecutor's office announced the charges against the de-facto Samsung chief, along with four other company executives. Three of those executives resigned on Tuesday following the announcement. Samsung also said it was dismantling its corporate strategic office, a unit coordinating the various arms of the huge conglomerate.

Reasons why you should reduce your baby's exposure to mobile phones

Mobile phones have become ubiquitous with modern life. So much so, realising either your battery is about to die, or there's no signal, OR you've left it at home are all likely to induce panic. Our phones are designed to make our lives easier, so we take them with us wherever we go, whipping them out whenever the situation demands, and even when it doesn't. This constant use, however, may be damaging our babies and young children. Mobile phones using 3G, 4G and Wifi communicate through electromagnetic fields (EMF). There has been much public concern regarding the possible effects (cancer, neurological effects, developmental disability effects) of this exposure on babies whose skulls are thin and incomplete and whose brains are still rapidly developing.
So, given what's known about EMFs, what's the best course of action for parents?
To understand more, MirrorOnline spoke to Dr Philip Chadwick, Chair of the European safety committee on EMF. You should limit your baby's exposure... "...To within existing safety limits," Dr Chadwick advises.
"On the other hand, they are smaller and that makes them less good at absorbing radio waves."
Dr Chadwick also points out the guidelines apply to children of up to three years of age.
"Once they're old enough to walk and talk easily at the same time they're not materially different to adults in this respect.

Kim Jong-Nam: Women arrested to face murder charges

Two women implicated in the killing of the estranged brother of North Korea's leader are to be charged with murder tomorrow, Malaysia's prosecutor says. Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali said the women - from Indonesia and Vietnam - would be formally charged and could face death if convicted. The women allegedly smeared a deadly chemical over Kim Jong-nam's face at a Malaysia airport earlier this month. They have said they thought they were taking part in a TV prank.
"They will be charged in court under Section 302 of the penal code," the attorney general said, confirming that they would face a mandatory death sentence if found guilty.
He said no decision had yet been taken on whether to charge a North Korean man, who is also being held over the killing.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Pictures from latest anti-migrant attacks in South Africa

Violence against foreigners has flared up again in parts of South Africa. Earlier this month, immigrants' homes and businesses were looted and torched in suburbs of Johannesburg and Pretoria, the capital city, raising concerns about anti-foreigner sentiment in the country. The latest attacks follow previous bouts of xenophobic violence in 2008 and 2015 which resulted in the deaths of foreign nationals and the displacement of hundreds of migrants who were too afraid to continue living in the new communities they now called home.
With the end of apartheid and the dawn of democracy in 1994, South Africa opened itself up to the world. A steady stream of migrants from around Africa made their way south in search of safety and better opportunities, in what was once the continent's fastest-growing and largest economy. But nowadays, with the economy static and youth unemployment rising, some locals are accusing foreigners of stealing jobs and of being involved in criminal activities, such as drug peddling and prostitution.
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First tourist trip around the moon planned for 2018

Two private citizens have paid money to be sent around the moon next year in what would mark the furthest humans have ever traveled to deep space, according to US tech company SpaceX. The United States has not sent astronauts to the moon since NASA's Apollo missions of the 1960s and '70s.
"We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year," said a statement by the founder and chief executive officer of the company, Elon Musk, on Monday.
"This presents an opportunity for humans to return to deep space for the first time in 45 years, and they will travel faster and further into the solar system than any before them."
The tourists, who were not named, "have already paid a significant deposit", Musk's statement added without specifying the amount. 

Meet the Indian man who suffers from a rare condition that makes him eat bricks and mud

This Indian man, Pakkirappa Hunagundi is addicted to eating bricks, gravel and mud, he swallows at least three kilos of his surroundings every day.    Pakkirappa first developed a taste for the inedible objects at the age of ten.  Ever since, he has snacked on walls and streets of Karnataka, India and claims to suffer no ill effects. The bizarre eating disorder is thought to be a form of Pica, an illness which gives sufferers an appetite for substances without any nutritional value.
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Five foods you need to eat every day for a flatter stomach

A flat stomach is something we all yearn for but something many of us struggle to achieve. We all know that ditching alcohol and doing hundreds of sit-ups can help shift the weight around our middle but did you know there's certain foods that will actually help you lose stomach fat?
From watermelon to miso soup and even wholewheat bread, we round up the foods you should be eating every single day to ensure you have a toned stomach.

Wholemeal bread
Dr Marilyn Glenville, author of Natural Alternatives to Sugar, www.marilynglenville.com, advises avoiding any foods that make your blood sugar rise quickly, because - as blood sugar drops again - your body releases adrenaline and cortisol to stabilise it once more and you end up caught in a catch 22 situation. She says you should swap to wholegrain alternatives that release energy slowly. 
According to Marilyn, wholemeal bread contains four times as much fibre, more than three times as much zinc and almost twice as much iron as white bread. The carbohydrates in wholemeal break are broken slowly over several hours, like the coals in the fire, and so do not give any sudden flooding of sugars into the bloodstream.

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Man arrested for raping 11-months-old baby niece left in his care

A 27-year-old man identified as Ibrahim has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command, Nigeria for allegedly raping his 11-months-old niece, leaving the baby bleeding severely. Total Media reports that incident happened in the Ijebu Igbo area of the state after the mother of the baby left her in Ibrahim's care and went to the market to buy some food stuff for the family. It was gathered that Ibrahim, seizing the opportunity of being left alone with the infant, first used his fingers to defile her before trying to penetrate her with his manhood.
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Little Tykes recalls 540,000 toddler swings

Little Tykes is pulling 540,000 of its “2-in-1 snug and secure pink toddler swings” from shelves due to fall hazards, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced this week. The company says it has received 140 reports of the swing breaking, including 39 injuries to children including abrasions, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head. Two of the children broke their arms. The product was sold at Walmart, Toys “R” Us and other stores nationwide and online from November 2009 through May 2014 for about $25.
The swing is suspended by four yellow ropes, and the model number 615573 is molded on the back of the swing seat. The CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop using the recalled swings and contact Little Tikes for a refund in the form of a credit towards the purchase of another Little Tikes product.

Angry wife pours hot water on husband for marrying second wife

A young woman identified as one Hafsat on February 20th, allegedly poured boiling water on her husband because he married a second wife. Below is a report by a journalist with Unity FM:
For marrying a second wife, this was what this young girl Hafsat did to her husband in Fill-in Ball area of Jos, Nigeria. Mubarak and Hafsat have been married for eight years after courting for six years. They have three children between them.Trouble however started when Mubarak decided to take a second wife. This did not go down well with Hafsat who became mad, enraged, infuriated and pissed off. She told the 37 year old Mubarak to divorce her but he begged her saying she just needs to understand that as a Muslim, he is entitled to marry more than one wife. She became hostile towards him.

Oscars 2017: Complete list of winners

Viola Davis

The 89th Academy Awards (Oscars) took place on Sunday, honoring the best in film. “La La Land,” tied the all-time record with 14 nominations. Viola Davis won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. With her Oscar win, Davis puts herself one step closer to a possibility of an EGOT (an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony). With the win for her work in the 2016 film “Fences,” Davis already has an Emmy, two Tonys, five Screen Actors Guild awards, a Golden Globe and now an Oscar.
See the full list of winners after the cut..

Manchester United wins EFL Cup final 2017

Manchester United Football Club on Sunday won the EFL Cup final 2017 after defeating. Southampton 3-2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, including netting the winner three minutes from time, to help Manchester United beat Southampton 3-2 and win the 2017 EFL Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
"Honestly, Ibrahimovic won the game for us because he was outstanding," Jose Mourinho said. "In a match where the opponent was better than us for long periods -- they deserved to go to extra time -- he made the difference and he gave us the cup."

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Parents charged for torturing 2 girls by forcing them to eat their vomit and raping them

Michael Miszczak and Sandra Jones

A judge in the United Kingdom, became teary eyed while hearing the account of the horrific abuse two girls have suffered. The Liverpool Crown Court heard how 54-year-old Michael Miszczak and his ex-wife Sandra Jones, 52, raped and beat their victims. The couple forced the children to fight each other while half-naked, and they also often raped and beat the girls. The Liverpool Crown Court heard how the children had eating problems and they vomited often. The cruel couple then forced the children to eat each other's vomit when they were under the age of eight.

Mo Farah says he is 'a clean athlete' after leaked report on doping by coach

Great Britain's Mo Farah says he is a "clean athlete" after a leaked report suggested his American coach may have broken anti-doping rules to boost the performance of some of his athletes. The leaked US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) report, dated March 2016, was obtained by the Sunday Times.
"If Usada or any other anti-doping body has evidence of wrongdoing they should publish it and take action rather than allow the media to be judge and jury," said Farah, who has won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at the past two Olympics.
The coach in question, Alberto Salazar, has been under investigation since a BBC Panorama programme made allegations about drugs use at his US training base. According to the Sunday Times, the leaked report also alleges Salazar, head coach of the world famous endurance Nike Oregon Project (NOP), routinely gave Farah and other athletes legal prescription drugs with potentially harmful side-effects without a justifiable medical reason. The investigation into Salazar, who is also a consultant to UK Athletics (UKA), has been under way since at least June 2015. Salazar and Farah deny they have ever broken anti-doping rules.

Hollywood actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as "The Terminator," "Aliens" and "Titanic," passed away due to complications from surgery. A representative for his family in a statement said,
"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has died. A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family's wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father."
Moments after news of Paxton's death broke, social media lit up with tributes to the versatile actor.

Game of Thrones star Neil Fingleton has died at the age of 36

Neil was once named as Britain’s tallest man, the 7ft 7in star played Mag the Mighty in the fantasy series and also took on roles in X-Men: First Class and Jupiter Ascending. According to reports, he passed away following a heart failure on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
Neil became Britain’s Tallest Man in 2007 passing the height of Chris Greener. He started off in basketball in the USA before becoming an actor and starring in the X-men first class and also recently in the Game of Thrones.

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona: Lionel Messi's winner puts Barca two points above Real Madrid in La liga race

Lionel Messi scored his 20th goal of the season and his 22nd against Atletico Madrid on Sunday evening after his late winner for Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon not only shattered Atletico Madrid's fans hearts, but also knocked Real Madrid off their perch at the top of the La liga standings.
Rafinha opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 64th minute before Diego Godin equalised for Atletico Madrid. Godin's second goal of the season looked like it had come to the end of the road for Barcelona but Messi's goal at the 86th minute ensured Barcelona took two points clear of Real Madrid. Barca are now 2 points ahead of Madrid but the stands could still change as Real Madrid face Villareal.

Builder accidentally fires nail gun into his own penis

The builder had been using a hydraulic hand nail gun at work in Swansea when he mistimed pulling the trigger and sent the nail flying into his groin, just centimetres from his penis. Although the 22-year-old man doesn't wish to be named, his colleague Mathew Meagher was on hand to capture photographs of the horrific injury - presumably so he can look back fondly when he's got over the pain. Mathew explained: "For want of a better phrase, the nail was pretty much through his d**k."
The man received the excruciating injury on Thursday afternoon while working on a site outside Swansea in Wales. Surely this injury would have him writhing on the floor in agony? Well, apparently not. Mathew says his mate 'wasn't fazed' by the accident. Mathew, who runs his own building company, said: "He was very, very lucky. If it had been any closer the doctors said it would have gone straight through one of the main arteries.

Watch a fearless French waitress drags hungry giant lizard out of a restaurant by its tail

A fearless French waitress had to remove a giant lizard from a restaurant with her bare hands. The video shows the giant reptile being dragged away by its tail as shocked customers watch the bizarre scenes in bemusement. It appeared that the lizard had accidentally wandered onto the terrace of Mimosa Wines restaurant in New South Wales, Australia. The brave waitress was forced to drag the reptile by its tail in order to get it out of the diner as customers cheered her on.
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Meet the Sikh who wears the world's largest turban that takes him 6 hours to put on and weighs 45Kg

Meet devout Sikh Avtar Singh Mauni - the proud owner of the world's largest turban. The holy man says his extra large headgear weighs a hefty 100lb (about 45 Kg) and measures a staggering 645m (2,115 feet) when unwrapped - the same length as 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The 60-year-old has been regularly adding to it for the past 16 years and it now takes him up to six hours to get it on. Mr Mauni said: 'I don't consider it to be a burden. I'm most happy when I wear it.
'I just keep putting on the cloth from top to bottom one layer at a time just like you would lay the storeys of a building.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

28 injured after car plows into crowd in New Orleans

28 people were injured after a car ran into crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade Saturday night in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans.  Eyewitness News medical reporter Meg Farris said that 12 people are in critical condition.  21 people were transported to different hospitals in the city by ambulance. Currently, 5 people are being treated in the trauma center at those hospitals. The investigation is on going.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "We are grateful that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. I want to thank all of our emergency personnel for responding quickly, aiding the injured, and apprehending the drunk driver."

A peep into 'world's first fitness machines' used 130 years ago

These days, working out at the gym is part of many people's daily routine - but these fascinating snaps suggest the desire to get fit dates back to the Victorian era. The black and white photographs feature the creations of Dr Gustav Zander, the man credited with inventing the fitness machine in its recognisable form. Each shot shows Dr Zander's machines aiding workouts for different parts of the body - much like the mechanised trainers in a modern-day gym. The photographs were taken in 1892 and are now kept by Stockholm's National Museum of Science and Technology.
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Malaysia airport terminal declared safe after Kim Jong-nam assassination

The airport terminal where the half-brother of North Korea's leader was killed with a nerve agent has been declared free of any "hazardous material" by Malaysian police. Security teams in protective suits had earlier swept the area. Malaysia's health minister said that an autopsy suggested the toxin used to kill Kim Jong-nam caused "very serious paralysis". Tests show Mr Kim was killed with the highly toxic nerve agent VX. An Indonesian woman arrested for the murder has said she was given 400 Malaysian ringgit ($90; £72) to carry out a prank. Siti Aisyah, 25, told Indonesian embassy officials that she was given the cash to smear Kim Jong-nam's face with "baby oil" as part of a reality show joke. VX is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations. A drop on the skin can kill in minutes.

French artist living inside a rock surrounded by excrement


Abraham Poincheval is attempting to survive inside a 12-tonne boulder inside a Paris art museum for a week. An artist entombed inside a 12-tonne rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like “tripping”, insisting he would stick it out for a week. Speaking through a crack in the limestone boulder late on Friday, Abraham Poincheval said he had been buoyed by how his performance has “got into people’s heads”.
“I am travelling in this rock without moving, like an astronaut,” he said.
The artist, who is having store his own excrement around him, made headlines worldwide when the two halves of the rock closed around him on Wednesday at Paris’s Palais de Tokyo art museum. Poincheval, 44, had carved out a hole inside the rock in his own image, just big enough for him to sit up in, with a niche to hold supplies of water, soup and dried meat.

Meet the world’s youngest minister, 22 year old Shamma Al Mazrui

In February 2016, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vice President and Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum appointed Shamma Al Mazrui as the country’s youth minister. The announcement officially made 22-year-old Mazrui the world’s youngest minister.
Her appointment came two years after graduating from the New York University (NYU), Abu Dhabi with a degree in Economics, and just after she’d earned her Master’s from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Mazrui was selected to lead the country’s younger generation and forge links between them and the country’s public entities.

Chinese divorcees lie in 'graves' to reflect on marriage failure

A new meditation ritual in China is seeing women lying in shallow graves to reflect on marriage failure. The women who are from Chonngqing, a city in southwestern China, are ‘meditating’ at the graves to help them cope with the devastating effects of divorce. In the photos, the women are seen sleeping in graves with only a thin piece of plastic. They appear to be lost in thoughts as they lay with their eyes closed and hands in a prayer position. Speaking to Daily Mail, the woman behind the strange philosophy, a 30-year-old, Liu Taijie, said she wanted to help other women suffering from depression and divorce after battling through hardships herself. 'When a person is desperate, he or she could almost feel they’re near death. By lying in the grave, my students could try to experience death.'
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Man sets ex-wife on fire in Thailand

A 43-year-old woman from Thailand suffered a horrific domestic abuse after her ex- husband doused her with lighter fluid and set her on fire. The culprit, 50-year-old Somkuan Jongsuk was said to have stormed the victim's place of work in Thepkrasattri, Thaland District, where she works as a cleaner. He first beat her up before setting her on fire.  Rungruedee Sithibut who sustained a third-degree injury after 30 percent of her body was burnt is presently at the hospital, painfully recovering from the burns on one of her arms and shoulders, as well as on her back.

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US-Mexico border wall construction contracts to be awarded mid-April

President Donald Trump has promised to build a wall between Mexico and the United States, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that it plans to start awarding construction contracts for the project by mid-April, according to a report from the Associated Press. The president told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that construction will start “very soon” and is “way, way, way ahead of schedule.”
There are no details from the agency nor the Trump administration on where exactly the wall would be built and how many miles it would cover. Additionally, the agency gave no word on how the wall would be paid for. President Trump has said Mexico would cover the construction cost, but that country’s president — Enrique Peña Nieto — has said he has no intention of funding the project.

Witches gather to cast spell on Donald Trump in New York

Witches across the world and singer, Lana Del Rey on Friday night pledged to stand together and cast a hex against President Donald Trump. A handful of people gathered outside the president's Manhattan Midtown penthouse as witches worldwide prepared to cast a magic spell at midnight. Men and women had pledged to cast spells under the crescent moon in a bid to stop Trump from doing harm while also possibly banishing him from office. The first one was scheduled for Friday night and is set to be followed by similar spell casts on March 26, April 24 and May 23.  While the New York turnout may not have lived up to the hype, social media was flooded with photos of witches posting photos of their spell set up, with many using the hashtags #blindtrump and #feb24.

10 killed in China’s hotel blaze

A fierce blaze at HNA Platinum Mix hotel in southeastern China killed 10 people, the official Xinhua news agency said in a post on its official microblog on Saturday. The fire broke out on Saturday morning at the hotel in the inland city of Nanchang, the capital of China's Jiangxi province, trapping people inside, including workers who were carrying out renovations on the building. Videos and photos on Chinese social media showed thick plumes of smoke coming from the hotel building and dozens of fire trucks and rescue workers on the scene. Xinhua said one person had been injured jumping from a second floor window to escape and had been taken to hospital.

Cameroon deports 517 Nigerians, including 313 asylum seekers

Cameroon has expelled 517 Nigerians, including 313 asylum seekers, who fled the insurgency by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has said. UNHCR said it was "very concerned" about the expulsions and it urged Cameroon  to offer asylum and respect international conventions against the forced repatriation of asylum seekers, , AFP news agency reports.  The UN body said it planned to sign an agreement with Cameroon and Nigeria on 2 March for the voluntary return of 85,000 Nigerian refugees.
Correspondents say a similar crisis has developed in East Africa, where Kenya's government has been trying to close down the Dadaab refugee camp and forcibly repatriate Somalis who fled the insurgency by militant Islamist group al-Shabab.

Malaysia to sweep airport for chemicals after Kim Jong Nam murder

Malaysia plans to sweep one of the terminals at Kuala Lumpur international airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam was murdered there with a nerve agent last week. The teams involved include the police forensic team, the fire department and the Atomic Energy Licensing Board, the Malaysian police said in a statement on Saturday. The sweep will be conducted from 1 a.m. (1700 GMT) on Feb. 26, the police said.
Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed on Feb. 13 at the airport by VX nerve agent, classified by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction, Malaysian police said on Friday.

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Zambia hit by magnitude 5.9 earthquake, Tanzania, DRC feel effects

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that an earthquake hit northern Zambia early on Friday. According to the USGS, the magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the southern area of Lake Tanganyika adding that the epicentre of the quake was in a national park area located in the north. The quake, which struck at 2:32 a.m. (0032 GMT), could be felt across the lake in Tanzania and to the north in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, the USGS said. It was however considered as shallow due to its depth of only 6.2 miles (10 kilometres).

Illegal immigrant jumps to his death 30 minutes after being deported from the US

Guadalupe Olivas Valencia

A man jumped off a border bridge shortly after being deported from the United States. The man was taken to a hospital, where is succumbed to his injuries.  45-year-old Guadalupe Olivas Valencia was upset that he was being deported to Mexico for the third time. He threatened to commit suicide if he was deported again. Just 30 minutes after he was deported, Valencia acted on his threat and he jumped off a bridge. He was found a few feet from El Chaparral, the main border crossing point between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico.

Crucifixion statue of Kanye West on Hollywood Boulevard

A life-size version of a crucified Kanye West appeared on Hollywood Boulevard outside of the Dolby Theatre Wednesday morning. The gold sculpture,features Kanye with arms outstretched, wearing a crown of thorns, gold chains and a pair of Yeezy sneakers. A plaque at the base of the statue reads “False Idol.” .The anonymous artist, who goes by Plastic Jesus, said in a statement.
“We have built Kanye West into some kind of god-like idol, I believe he’s a genius when it comes to writing and producing but he’s human. When we build people into idols we have expectations, and if they fail to meet those expectations we crucify them,”
“We saw this last year when Kanye was admitted to a medical facility to get treatment for stress, anxiety and paranoia. We need to take a step back and remember our idols are only human and as such we need to give them space to err.”

Man found eating body of 7-year-old boy whom he beheaded

Police in India, were called after a young boy went missing while he was playing with his friends.  They launched a search for 7-year-old Mohammad Monis, who went missing at about 12:30 p.m. Officers eventually came across a disturbing scene inside an abandoned house in Pilibhit. They found 26-year-old Nazim Miyan, sitting and eating the body parts of the boy, who was killed and beheaded. The house was splattered with blood from the child’s body after being completely mutilated. The boy’s body parts were cut off and his stomach was ripped open.
Miyan, who is a heavy drug user, surrendered to police without any resistance. He was booked on charges of murder and kidnapping. He is being held without bail. Miyan reportedly lured the boy away from his friends with treats before carrying him away and killing him.

15-year-old girl violently stabs her mother to death

Police arrested a teenage girl, who they believe stabbed her mother to death.  15-year-old Chastinea Reeves of Indiana, went to a relative's house and told her family member that her mother was a victim of a crime.  The family member said that while she called a neighbor to check on the girl’s mother, she ran out the back door. The girl’s mother, 34-year-old Jamie Garnett, was found stabbed to death. Police said that she was violently stabbed numerous times.  Authorities issued an Amber Alert earlier this week, after Reeves went missing as they thought she was in danger.  However, their investigation uncovered that Reeves is not a victim, but she is the suspect who killed her mother.  Reeves was charged with first-degree murder and prosecutors will determine if she will be tried as an adult.

East Libya imposes foreign travel curbs

Authorities in control of eastern Libya on Thursday imposed foreign travel curbs on residents aged between 18 and 45, saying they would need security clearance. "Libyan men and women aged between 18 and 45 are forbidden from leaving the country without prior security clearance from the relevant authorities," said General Abdelrazek al-Nadhouri, military commander of forces loyal to authorities in the east of Libya. The aim was "to put in place the necessary regulations to confront dangers from abroad which threaten national security" and not to damage the rights of Libyans, he said. The permits are to be issued by the intelligence services.

Friday, 24 February 2017

New Zealand to the rescue of exploding whale carcasses after mass stranding

New Zealand authorities were cutting holes in 300 whale carcasses on Monday, popping the dead animals "like balloons", to avoid them exploding as they decompose on Golden Bay after more than 600 whales became stranded. Hundreds of rescuers managed to save around 400 pilot whales on the South Island beach on the weekend after one of New Zealand's largest whale strandings (You can read the story here). But hundreds of whales died on the beach and the Department of Conservation (DOC) cordoned off the bodies and urged the public to call them if they found whale carcasses that had floated off the beach and washed up on nearby shores.

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Newborn boy miraculously survives 33 foot fall after being thrown from a 5th floor window by his 15-year-old mother


A newborn baby boy is now thriving having been given the worst start to life when he was thrown from the fifth floor of a building by his teen mother moments after birth. After surviving the 33 foot fall with just a broken arm, the baby was found by the landlord of the building in Dongguan, southern China. His mother, who is just 15, has now been detained by the police, reported People's Daily Online. According to reports, the teen mother, named as A Zhen, gave birth on her own in the communal toilet of their rented accommodation on October 14.

Libya: 13 Europe bound migrants dies of suffocation in shipping container

The bodies of 13 migrants, including two teenagers, who died of suffocation in a shipping container bound for Europe have been found in Libya and 56 survivors rescued, aid officials said Thursday. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), citing the Libyan Red Crescent, said on its website that the African migrants had been trapped for “four days” in the metal container. Some of the 56 who survived were “suffering from various injuries and fractures and needed immediate medical attention”.

Xenophobia: MTN 'shuts' offices in Nigeria, police 'on guard'

Police in Nigeria are reportedly guarding the head office of the mobile phone giant MTN in the capital Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in South Africa tried to storm it on Thursday. According to BBC, the building was sealed off and no-one was "being allowed to enter". An unnamed senior manager in Abuja allegedly confirmed the development.
"We had to hurriedly lock up and go home. I don't see them as protesters but as people who came to steal and cause confusion.
"It is a case of invasion. They came, opened the gate, entered and harassed people. They stole customers' phones; they stole the phones and laptops of staff. There were up to 30 policemen but they didn’t do anything to stop them," Nigeria's Daily Post newspaper quoted the manager as saying.
The source condemned the invasion, saying that the protesters could have made their point in a more civilised way, the report said. Meanwhile, reports indicated that the telecoms giant released a statement, expressing its concerns and calling for calm.