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Pilgrims flock to Indian temple said to grant U.S. visas

Donald Trump, look away now — devotees are flocking to a temple in southern India where a Hindu god is said to help grant U.S. and other visas. About 500 years old, the Chilkur Balaji temple near Hyderabad was built as a shrine to Lord Balaji, a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Typically, worshippers perform a wish-making ceremony that ...

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Premature baby kept alive in plastic bag after mother’s silent labour

A baby born prematurely after his mother went into silent labour was kept alive in a sandwich bag. This amazing photo shows little Isaac Derwent in the plastic bag before he was moved to an incubator. His mother Jennifer, 32, from Avonwick, Devon, went into labour when she felt a slight stomach pain while out shopping, which she believed to ...

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Trabzonspor player shows referee red card [Video]

Trabzonspor’s Salih Dursun did what every player has secretly wanted to do to a referee after a questionable call. In the last minutes of the Turkish Super Lig match between Galatasaray and Trabzonspor, the referee showed a red card to Trabzonspor’s Luis Cavanada and called a penalty in favor of Galatasaray. The game was 1-1, and two Trabzonspor players had ...

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Woman marries her two Cats

For 48-year-old web designer Barbarella Buchner, finding another man after her seven-year relationship ended was the last thing on her mind – because she believes she’s found happiness, companionship and emotional fulfillment with… her cats.Incredible as it sounds, Barbarella thinks she’s found not one, but two soulmates in the form of her male cats, Spider and Lugosi. Her devotion to ...

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Estate developer charged for renting 3 rooms to 27 tenants

An estate developer, Prince Horace Allotey, who took a total amount of GHC 24, 883.00 from 27 prospective tenants with the promise to rent out three rooms, has been arraigned and charged with defrauding by false pretence contrary to Section 131 of Act 29/60. The accused person was alleged to have conspired with two others and collected various sums of monies ...

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Kenya raises alert over lions’ escape

Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is on alert after several lions escaped from a nearby national park overnight and strayed into the city. One lioness and her two cubs have been recaptured, and two other animals are believed to have gone back into the Nairobi National Park on their own accord. But it is not clear whether more lions remain on the ...

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Man beheads mother, butchers 5 at Assin Akrofuom

Police in the Central Region have confirmed the brutal killing of six people at Assin Akrofuom. The slain included four relatives of the suspect, Akwesi Ganu, an ex-convict . Those butchered were his parents, sister, brother and two other neighbors. But a six year old boy, who survived the gruesome attack, is currently on admission at a hospital. The Divisional Crime Officer for ...

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Ghanaian jailed in UK for raping lesbian

A Ghanaian by name, Francis Kofi Okrah has been jailed in the United Kingdom for raping a lesbian in that country. He was sentenced to seven years in prison, however his jail term has been increased after he filed an appeal. According to the Daily Mail, the “remorseless rapist who tried to appeal his seven-year jail sentence by claiming his ...

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Australian town overrun by ‘hairy panic’ weeds

A fast-growing tumbleweed called “hairy panic” is clogging up homes in a small Australian town. Extremely dry conditions mean the weeds pile up each day outside a row of homes at Wangaratta, in Victoria’s northeast. Frustrated residents are forced to clear out the weeds for several hours every day, with piles of hairy panic at times reaching roof height. A ...

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Nigerian judge hits out at man’s 90-lawyer defence team

A Nigerian judge has criticized a lawyer facing criminal charges after he turned up to court in Lagos with a defence team of more than 90 people. Justice Aishat Opesanwo described the approach as tantamount to “harassment and intimidation”, a statement by Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency says. Prominent lawyer Rickey Tarfa is charged with the obstruction of justice and attempting to ...

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