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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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Teachers apologize for pounding fufu during teaching hours

Eight teachers who were queried for preparing Fufu on the premises of their school, after which they failed to teach students as they were practically dazed by the heavy meal, have officially written letters apologizing for their action. The 8 are teachers of the Amanhia M/A Basic school, who were queried by the Akuapim North Municipal Director of Education, Grace Owusua Addo. In an ...

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US firefighter saves lifeless dog with mouth-to-mouth

A US firefighter has been praised for giving a dog 20 minutes of “mouth-to-snout” resuscitation after the animal was rescued from a house fire. The dog was overcome by the heat and smoke of the blaze in Santa Monica, California, and was unresponsive. But firefighter Andrew Klein managed to bring 10-year-old Nalu, a Bichon Frise/Shih Tzu, “back from the dead”. ...

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India declares Ganges, Yamuna rivers as human entities

Two of India’s most iconic rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Hindus in the country, have been given the status of living entities to save them from further harm caused by widespread pollution. The High Court in the northern state of Uttarakhand ruled Monday that the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers be accorded the status of living human entities, ...

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Beijing installs facial recognition in toilets to combat tissue theft

Public toilets in Beijing are deploying facial recognition technology to stop tissue paper thieves. At the Temple of Heaven, a popular tourist site, toilet users have to stand in front of the smart paper machines with a high definition camera to have their faces recognised, according to Huanqiu, a publication affiliated to the People’s Daily. Each toilet user can only get ...

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Ghanaian striker thanks wife and girlfriend for his two goals [Video]

In a moment that caused mass hilarity on Twitter on Friday night, Free State Stars’ Ghanaian striker, Mohammed Anas appeared to accidentally reveal his womanising ways while accepting his man of the match award. He scored both goals for his team in a 2-2 draw against Ajax Cape Town. He started off well, thanking God for being able to perform so ...

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Russian blogger on trial for playing Pokemon game ‘in church’

Russia put a blogger on trial Monday on charges of offending religious believers and fomenting hatred by posting a video online that showed him hunting Pokemons in a church. Ruslan Sokolovsky, 22, faces up to seven years in prison over the YouTube video of him zapping Pokemons on a smartphone in a Russian Orthodox church in the Urals city of ...

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