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Video: ‘Fake Doctor’ claims candidiasis develops into HIV

Every now and then, something pops up on TV that makes you wonder if there may have been some merit to the National Media Commission (NMC)’s unsuccessful attempt to push through a law that required media owners to seek content approval from them. The latest of these mind-boggling scenes on TV that made rounds was that of a so-called “doctor” advertising ...

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Honduras foils jail escape by murderer dressed as a woman

Prison officials in Honduras have told a convicted murderer who attempted to break out of jail disguised as a woman that he faces severe punishment. Francisco Herrera Argueta, 55, clad himself in a long skirt, blonde wig, sunglasses and fake breasts while trying to make the escape. He attempted to walk out of the maximum security jail with the families ...

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Australian politician becomes first to breastfeed in parliament

Australian Senator Larissa Waters has become the first politician to breastfeed in the nation’s parliament. Ms Waters, from the left-wing Greens party, fed two-month-old daughter Alia Joy during a vote on Tuesday. The lower house last year joined the Senate in allowing breastfeeding, but no MPs in either house had done so. It followed a backlash in 2015 when Kelly ...

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Husband slept in same room as wife’s body for six days

A man has revealed how he slept in the same room as his wife’s body for six days after she died. Wendy Davison, 50, died at home in Derby last month after a 10-year battle with cervical cancer. Russell Davison, who has been left “heartbroken”, said he did not want her body to go to a mortuary and he wanted ...

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I dont sleep at public events, I only pretend – Kano State Governor

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that blackmailers who accused him of not working but sleeps at public events, know nothing ‎The Governor stated this during an interactive session with labour unions as part of May Day celebration at the Government House, Kano. He said that his political opponents could not differentiate between sleeping and pretending. “My opponents always ...

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Smartphone ‘orders’ body to treat diabetes

Scientists have used a smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal. The fusion of biology and technology was used to control blood sugar levels in mice with diabetes. The idea, described in Science Translational Medicine, could be applied to a wide range of diseases and drug treatments. And the Chinese researchers say the approach could ...

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Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live

A Thai man filmed himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, Thai police say. The 21-year-old hanged his daughter, and then himself, at a deserted hotel in Phuket on Monday, reportedly after an argument with his wife. Facebook sent condolences to the family for the “appalling” incident and said that the content had now ...

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Funeral called off after ‘dead man’ was spotted drinking in bar

A funeral was dramatically called off after the supposedly dead man was spotted drinking at a nearby bar as mourners arrived. The grave for Wilson Oluoch had been dug in his home village near Awendo in Migori county, western Kenya. Oluoch had gone missing three weeks previously and when a decomposed male body was found in a sugar cane plantation, ...

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Project eternal life: a journey into transhumanism

Do you intend to live for a thousand years? Upload your mind to a machine? Augment your abilities and supplement your skills with electronic implants? Are you looking forward to the coming “singularity” when artificial super-intelligence will surge far ahead of human brainpower and computers take over the world? If you answered any of those questions with an enthusiastic “Yes”, ...

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Indonesia: Village finds missing man swallowed whole in python

This is the sickening moment a dead man was cut out of a seven-metre long python’s stomach after being swallowed whole. Akbar Salubiro, 25, went missing on Sunday night after setting off to harvest palm oil in a remote village on the island of west Sulawesi, Indonesia. Concerned friends and relatives found a giant python sprawled out in Akbar’s own back ...

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