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Tourist beats 10-year-old boy over 20p toilet charge

A tourist has been caught on film battering a 10-year-old toilet attendant – after refusing to pay 20 pence (equivalent to 1 pesewa) to use the loo. CCTV shows the man with two blonde women approaching the lavatory in the red light district of Bangla Road in Phuket, Thailand, at 3.50am. But the boy Abdull Seesa – working as an ...

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People are marrying themselves, it’s called ‘sologamy’

If the secret to a happy marriage is finding the right person, we can all stop looking. At least, according to “sologamists.” They’re part of a growing relationship trend, in which people are tying the knot to themselves. Erika Anderson is one of them. “I would describe it as women saying yes to themselves,” Anderson said. “It means that we ...

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Scorpion terrorizes United Airlines flight again

Another scorpion invaded another United Airlines flight from Houston on Thursday, prompting an evacuation of the plane, Houston’s KHOU reported. A passenger told the station that the scorpion crawled out of the sleeve of a sleeping man in the back of the Quito, Ecuador-bound jet. Eek! That’s when takeoff was delayed. The captain of my flight just told us it’s a scorpion ...

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I acted as a man to get work – until I was accused of rape

Pili Hussein wanted to make her fortune prospecting for a precious stone that’s said to be a thousand times rarer than diamonds, but since women weren’t allowed down the mines she dressed up as man and fooled her male colleagues for almost a decade. Pili Hussein grew up in a large family in Tanzania. The daughter of a livestock keeper ...

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‘Attention seeking’ teen shows up to prom in a coffin

She was dying for attention. New Jersey teenager Megan Flaherty knows how to make an entrance at her senior prom ― by pretending it’s her end. The 17-year-old Flaherty showed up to Pennsauken High School’s junior prom Saturday night in a hearse. She really shocked the crowd when she stepped out of a coffin looking, dare we say, drop-dead gorgeous. Flaherty’s ...

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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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