Odd But True

Ghanaian promises befitting burial for his dead dog


The well-known dog in Ketu North District in the Volta Region who survived a torture two years ago, has died in a domestic accident and the owner has promised a befitting burial. The dog, known as  Fofoe was in 2015 tortured in Ehi near Dzodze by a pork  seller who was said to have intentionally trapped it. The suspect was ...

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Excessive masturbation is hurting China’s military, test reveals


The Chinese military says excessive masturbation and too many video games are among the reasons its physical-test failure rates have reached an “alarming high.” The People’s Liberation Army is now dishing out advice after one city saw more than half its candidates — 56.9 percent — fail their physicals, according to the BBC. PLA found that 8 percent of candidates failed ...

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Kenyan woman advertises for husband


A Kenyan single mother has taken to the streets of the capital, Nairobi, with a huge banner in search of a husband. Dressed in a white dress similar to a wedding gown, 28-year-old mother-of-one Pris Nyambura holds a banner in the air which bears the words: ”Need For A Husband, I Have a Girl Child Seven Years Old.” To show ...

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Egypt: Couple commit suicide to explore ‘what happens after death’


An Irish woman and her Egyptian husband committed suicide, by drowning themselves in a swimming pool in a villa in Hurghada on the Red Sea coast in Egypt, Al Arabiya English reports. According to the report, the couple wanted to discover the other world and know what happens after death. Major General Hossam Kamal, director of the Red Sea Security, received a ...

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Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations

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A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York’s Westchester County several years ago was arrested and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said. Vedoutie Hoobraj, 38, used the name Shivonie Deokaran while perpetrating the scam from about October 2014 through at least March 2016, federal prosecutors said in a statement. ...

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British model kidnapped in Milan ‘to be sold in online auction’


A British model was drugged and kidnapped in Milan to be sold in an online auction, say Italian police. The woman, 20, had arrived in the city to take part in a photo shoot arranged through her agent, but was abducted and held captive for six days. Polish national Lukasz Herba, 30, who lives in the UK, has been arrested ...

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South Africa: Smugglers use donkeys to smuggle cars into Zimbabwe


Police in South Africa have foiled an attempt to smuggle a stolen luxury car into Zimbabwe using donkeys to pull it across the Limpopo river. The suspects fled into the bushes towards Zimbabwe after their efforts to free the car from the sand failed, local police say. Last December a vehicle stolen in Durban was recovered on the same river, ...

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Driver wrecks £200,000 Ferrari an hour after buying it

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A driver lost control of his new £200,000 Ferrari and careered off a motorway before it burst into flames – after owning it for just an hour. The high-performance Ferrari 430 Scuderia was reduced to a twisted wreck after the smash on the M1 near junction 37 in South Yorkshire on Thursday afternoon. Police described how the car “went airborne” ...

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Man kills wife after finding her lover hiding between sons’ beds

Azad Singh has been jailed for life after being convicted of the murder of Kulwinder Kaur.

A man has been jailed for life after he stabbed his wife to death when he caught another man hiding in their home. Azad Singh, 46, found his wife’s boyfriend Majinder Virk hiding between his sons’ beds when he returned from a night shift. Kulwinder Kaur had been having an affair with Virk and allegedly had just been having sex ...

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3 women in court for allegedly raping Zimbabwean pastor


Three women have appeared in court after a pastor says he was raped. Two of the women are alleged to have pinned the man down on a bed while the third carried out the sex attack. A magistrates’ court in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, was told that the victim was owed money by the attackers and he went to their home to ...

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