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‘Youngest’ conjoined sisters separated at Swiss hospital

Doctors in Switzerland say they have separated eight-day-old conjoined sisters, believed to be the youngest babies to be successfully parted. The twins, born in December, were fused at the liver and chest. Swiss media say doctors had originally planned to separate them when they were several months old but brought the operation forward when they each suffered a life-threatening condition. ...

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The man who’s turning into a tree [Photos]

A Bangladeshi man dubbed as the tree-man because of wart-like lesions growing from his hands and feet has been admitted to hospital. Abul Bajandar, 25, from Khulna, has been suffering from a disease known as Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis – a rare and inherited skin disorder – for the past seven years. Doctors at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) will ...

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Italian town welcomes first baby in 28 years

A small town in northern Italy is celebrating the arrival of its first baby since the 1980s. The mayor of Ostana, which lies in the mountains of the Piedmont region, says the new arrival is a “dream come true” for the tiny community, which has seen its population plummet over the past 100 years. Baby Pablo, who was born in ...

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Woman says she is a cat trapped in the wrong body

We probably all feel a bit like a sleepy housecat when we have to get up for work in the morning. This Norwegian woman has taken that feeling to the next level. Nano claims she realised she was a cat when she was 16 years old, and has adopted feline mannerisms since. The 20-year-old has opened up about her life ...

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Woman arrested for abusing female friend with ‘artificial penis’

A 26 year old woman, Queenie Akuffo, has been arrested for using a dildo also known as sex toy, to violently abuse her 22-year old friend. A dildo is an object having the shape and often the appearance of an erect penis, used in sexual stimulation. Miss Queenie Akuffo is being accused of drugging her victim and allegedly using the ...

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Holidaymaker has entire plane to himself on trip

A lucky holidaymaker didn’t have to worry about annoying seatmates, crying babies or a lack of space on his flight to an idyllic island – he had the entire plane to himself. Alex Simon, 28, basically had his own private jet, as he was the only passenger who showed up for a Philippine Airlines flight from Manila to Boracay. The ...

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SA mayor defends virgin scholarships for students

A South African mayor has defended the decision to award scholarships to 16 female university students, which are conditional on them remaining virgins. Dudu Mazibuko told the BBC that the scheme was intended to “reduce HIV, Aids and unwanted pregnancy” among young girls in the Uthukela district of eastern KwaZulu-Natal province. Those receiving the bursary would have to provide proof ...

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Man banned from having sex unless he gives police 24 hours’ notice

A man has been banned from having sex unless he lets police know at least one day in advance. North Yorkshire Police have sought a “sexual risk order” for the man who has not yet been convicted of a sexual offence, but who is thought to be unsafe for the public, according to the York Press. The man from York ...

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Obese woman finally sleeps with husband after losing weight

A 43-stone (270 kg) woman who was too fat for sex with her husband has finally slept with him – after losing more than 15 stone (95 kg). Brittani Fulfer turned to food after being sexually abused by a family member from the age of five. She was 28 stone when she married husband Bill but ballooned to 43 stone ...

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Church in Taiwan shoe-shaped to attract female worshippers

What would take us to church? More than a hit song from Hozier, according to this Taiwanese church. An enormous Cinderella-liked glass slipper church has been erected in Ocean View Park in Budai town, situated on the east coast of Taiwan, according to reports by Huanqiu.com. Made entirely out of blue tinted glass and measuring 55 feet tall and 36 ...

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