Odd But True

Mentally disabled woman stripped, shaved and lynched in India


This is the horrific moment a woman is tied to a tractor and beaten to death by a mob – after she was accused of being a child kidnapper. Mentally disabled Otera Bibi, 42, had been living with her parents but wandered from her home to a nearby village in West Bengal, India, last Tuesday. Otera stopped inside the wooden ...

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‘An orgasm left me paralyzed’, woman explains


A mom has revealed how having sex with her husband led to her having a stroke that left her permanently paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Lucinda Allen, 38, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, a small town 125 miles northwest of London, found herself on the brink of death after she was hit by an excruciating headache after climaxing with her ...

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Has there been a real ‘dialogue’ between Ghana and China? [Article]

Dr, Bawumia with the Vice President of the People's Republic of China, Li Yuanchao (R)

Relations between two sovereign nations should be conducted on the basis that both are adults. Adults discuss the real issues that threaten to derail their relationships. If they live closely together and an important fence that serves them both breaks down, they try to find realistic ways of repairing the damage. They – like children – offer to share their ...

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South Africa prisoners entertained by ‘strippers’


Inmates at a South African prison known as Sun City were treated to “strippers” as part of an official event. Pictures circulating on social media show two scantily-clad women in thigh-high boots pressing themselves up against orange suited men at Johannesburg’s Medium B prison. On Monday, the Department of Correctional Services confirmed the veracity of the photos. A full investigation ...

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Assin Dansame: Corpse exhumed and left in the open


Some residents of Assin Dansame in the Assin North Municipality of the Central Region are incensed over a corpse that has been exhumed and left at the community centre. The corpse, laid in a coffin, has been left in the middle of the community for hours after the Chief of the town was alleged to have ordered it to be ...

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China’s Yulin dog meat festival begins despite rumours of ban


A controversial dog meat festival has begun in the Chinese city of Yulin, despite earlier reports it had been cancelled or toned down this year. The Lychee and Dog Meat festival takes place annually in Guangxi province. Earlier this year, US campaigners claimed that vendors had been told by authorities not to sell dog meat. But stall holders had told ...

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South Africa: Train derails after thieves stole part of rail tracks


The Phelophepa Healthcare Train’s locomotive has derailed between Carolina and Waterval-Boven in Mpumalanga after a piece of the railway line was allegedly stolen. Transnet’s rail freight services spokesperson Clement Maphaba said a part of the train track was allegedly stolen which caused the train’s locomotive to derail at around 10:00 on Saturday morning, Netwerk24 reported. The train driver saw the ...

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Man forced to pay ‘bride price for dead wife’


A man in Mozambique’s southern province of Inhambane had to pay the traditional bride price, locally known as “lobolo”, for a dead woman at the weekend, Mozambique’s state radio reports. After the woman died due to complications during childbirth, her relatives forced her young partner to pay the “lobolo”, warning that she would not be buried otherwise. The relatives accused ...

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Nigerian athlete’s wig falls off during long jump [Video]


Nigeria’s field and track athlete, Blessing Okagbare, suffered an embarrassing moment in Oslo, Norway when her wig fell off as she jumped during a competition. The 28-year-old Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medallist is competing in the Oslo leg of the IAAF Diamond League She recorded a jump of 6.21 metres to finish seventh while her wig was nearly half a ...

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Rhino kills Hungarian conservationist in Rwanda


A conservationist who played a key role in reintroducing the eastern black rhino to Rwanda has been killed by one of the animals, a wildlife group says. Krisztián Gyöngyi was tracking animals in the Akagera National Park when he was killed, African Parks added. It did not give more details, but rhinos usually charge and kill people with their horn. ...

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