Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fire breaks out in Virginia high school classroom, some students hospitalized

At least five students were rushed to the hospital after a fire broke out in a high school chemistry classroom outside Washington, DC, according to officials there.

Sudan unrest: War crimes, forced cannibalism in South Sudan

BOTH government and rebels in South Sudan carried out war crimes against civilians and should face justice, an African Union human rights inquiry has said. The AU’s Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan lists a string of abuses,

Prostitution: Should it be Legalized or Criminalized?

Attitudes toward prostitution in the United States have long been based on the Judeo-Christian tradition arguing that selling sex is immoral; however, global trends arguing for sexual self-determination and changing attitudes toward the sex industry have become more popular.

At least 77 kids drown at sea since Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, says migration group

A MIGRATION group says at least 77 children have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean into Europe since the lifeless body of a three-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach made worldwide headlines two months ago.

27 killed, more than 180 injured in fire at nightclub in Romania

At least 27 people were killed and more than 180 hospitalized with injuries on Friday after a heavy metal band's pyrotechnical show sparked a fire inside a nightclub in Romania, officials said.

Woman stopped from boarding IndiGo plane because staff said her skirt was ‘inappropriate’

A YOUNG woman has been stopped while boarding a plane because airline officials deemed her attire to be “inappropriate” for flying.

Jenna Jameson filming reality show about conversion to Judaism

A FORMER adult film star will be the subject of a new reality series, set to follow her conversion process to Judaism.

Philippines market fire 'kills 15 traders' in Zamboanga

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Fifteen traders including six children have been killed in a fire at a public market in the Philippines, police say.

Friday, October 30, 2015

UN: Climate plans must go further to prevent dangerous warming


The UN has released its assessment of national plans to limit climate change, submitted by 146 countries.

Iraq violence: Iranian exiles hit by intense rocket fire

An Iraqi army soldier inspects a Katyusha rocket (21 March 2008)

A former military base in Iraq housing exiled Iranian opposition members has come under intense rocket fire.

John Magufuli - Tanzania's 'Bulldozer' president-elect in profile

John Magufuli, CCM party's presidential candidate in Tanzania - July 2015

The son of a peasant farmer, John Pombe Magufuli has won the election to become Tanzania's next president on his 56th birthday - so it is the perfect gift for him.

Narendra Modi: India pledges $600m to help Africa

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes the opening speech during the India Africa Forum Summit at the Indira Gandhi sports complex in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced $600m (£393m) in assistance for development projects in Africa at a major summit in Delhi.

Narendra Modi: India pledges $600m to help Africa

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes the opening speech during the India Africa Forum Summit at the Indira Gandhi sports complex in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced $600m (£393m) in assistance for development projects in Africa at a major summit in Delhi.

This sniper crawled nearly 2 miles to kill one enemy general

Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock is a legend of Marine Corps history. One of the most lethal snipers in history,

3 injured, 1 critically, in Indianapolis mall shooting

At least three people were injured in a shooting Wednesday at a mall in Indianapolis, local police told FOX-59.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sugar babies: Students sell sex to pay rising tuition

Thousands of British students are funding their way through university on so-called "sugar daddy" websites.

5 ways drinking beer can boost your performance in the bedroom

Heading out for a few drinks after work today? Yeah you are, you superstar, you. Because according to your new favorite doctor, Dr. Kat Van Kirk, having a couple of brews could be the ticket to living your best sex life. It's science.

China ends its controversial one-child policy, allowing couples to have two children

CHINA has announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy, with the official Xinhua news agency saying that all couples would be allowed two children.

Two princes in Saudi Arabia battle for one throne

A POWER struggle is emerging between Saudi Arabia’s two most powerful princes, analysts and diplomats say, as the secretive kingdom confronts some of its biggest challenges in years.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Florida man placed in a coma after e-cigarette explosion

The family of a Florida man who was placed in a medically induced coma Monday after his e-cigarette blew up wants others to understand the dangers of the devices.

Court rules condoms don’t deliver orgasms. Duh

It’s a condom, not a magic trick. But do we want reality in the world of condom advertisi

In a decision that’s clearly, umm, nuts, a German court has rejected a manufacturer’s claims that a box of seven condoms contains “up to 21 orgasms”.

Pressure’s on Bush, Fiorina to shine at debate amid Trump-Carson tussle

Now it gets interesting. 
As Donald Trump -- not one accustomed to sharing the top slot -- suddenly faces a co-front-runner in Ben Carson in the Republican presidential race, the pressure is heavy on middle-of-the-pack candidates like Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina to shine as they enter their third primary debate Wednesday night.

Armed gang rape woman in front of boyfriend then force her to watch them drown him in lake

A WOMAN has allegedly been raped by an armed gang in front of her boyfriend who was then tied up and drowned in a suburban park.

Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes to be flogged again 'soon,' wife says

Saudi Arabia is set to resume the flogging of Raif Badawi, the blogger whose first 50 lashes became the center of international outcry, according to his wife, The Telegraph reports.

India pushes to ban foreigners from using Indian surrogate mothers to end ‘rent-a-womb’ exploitation

INDIA’S government will ban foreigners from using surrogate mothers in the country, a move likely to hit the booming commercial surrogacy industry.

Stephen Long shot and killed his son Samuel in a hunting tragedy

STEPHEN Long had already received the worst punishment a parent could possibly endure. The knowledge he killed his own son.

Scott Guy murder: Who gunned down young farmer on his driveway?

THE morning of his death began like any other for Scott Guy.
The New Zealand farmer rose at the usual time of about 4.30am, not waking his pregnant wife Kylee and their young son Hunter as he left the house and drove down a driveway in his ute towards the road. His destination was the farm shed just over a kilometre away.

Meet Nepal’s first female president, Bidhya Devi Bhandari

NEPAL’S parliament has elected the Himalayan nation’s first female president.

Outrage has followed student being marked down for claiming 5+5+5=15

AN ONLINE post of a third grade maths quiz has caused a firestorm after it showed a student was marked down even though they gave the correct answer.

Economist receives heated backlash for wife-sharing proposal to address generation of lonely men

SHARING is caring.
That’s the message from Chinese economist Xie Zuoshi, who has proposed the idea of wife-sharing for China’s new generation of lonely bachelors.

iPhone sales send Apple profits up

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Dave Lee, North America technology reporter, San Francisco

2015 has been Apple's most successful year ever. Revenue is up 22% on 2014, mostly thanks to the continued success of the iPhone.

When a saver marries a spender ?

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From the day they met it was clear: Taylor Murray and his wife are polar opposites when it comes to money.

Boxer in gay porn video says he was drugged

PHILADELPHIA boxer Yusaf Mack enjoyed a pretty decent career as a pro, even fighting for a world title against Carl Froch in 2012.

Fears for safety of transgender woman Tara Hudson after she is sent to all-male prison

A TRANSGENDER woman has been sent to an all male prison, sparking fears for her safety.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Raped, pregnant and afraid of being jailed

Monica, pictured from behind
In the United Arab Emirates, migrant women are routinely jailed for having sex outside marriage. Desperate to leave the country, one Filipina maid who was raped found a dramatic way to escape.

South African students continue fees protest

Students march through the campus of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on October 21, 2015, during a protest against fee hikes. Universities in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and other cities have halted lectures during several days of protests against fee increases that many students say will force poor blacks further out of the education system.
Some South African students are continuing university fee protests, despite the president agreeing to freeze increases.

Five Britons dead after Canadian whale-watching boat sinks

Image of Leviathan II boat that sank near Vancouver Island - 26 October 2015
Five Britons were killed when a whale-watching boat sank off the coast of western Canada, the UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

Processed meats do cause cancer - WHO

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Processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and ham - do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Friday, October 23, 2015

How to help someone who is addicted to drugs

Former NBA player Lamar Odom has emerged from a coma after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, allegedly after several days of using cocaine and unregulated supplements that some call "herbal Viagra."

Lack of sleep linked to risk factors for diabetes and heart disease

People who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their odds of diabetes, heart disease and strokes, a Korean study suggests.

New species of tortoise found on Galapagos island

There are few species that symbolize the Galapagos archipelago more than the giant tortoises found there.

Earth may be much older than we thought, scientists say

Researchers have found evidence in Western Australia that Earth may be 300 million years older than we thought.

This couple fell in love because of an accidental text

ISIS graduates its first class of junior jihadists in shocking photos

Hurricane Patricia: Mexico awaits 'strongest ever' storm

Residents of Boca de Pascuales, Colima State, Mexico, prepare to be evacuated on October 22, 2015, before the arrival of hurricane Patricia

The strongest hurricane recorded in the Western hemisphere is bearing down on Mexico's Pacific coast, threatening a "potentially catastrophic" landfall.

Indonesia haze: Child evacuation plan prepared

An Indonesian woman rides a motorbike amid thick yellow haze in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, 23 October 2015.
Indonesia is preparing warships and ferries in case it needs to evacuate children affected by haze caused by the country's illegal forest fires.

6 Killed, 17 injured in another Maiduguri Mosque bombing

Military sources disclosed early today that a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Mosque during the morning Islamic ‘Subhi’ Prayers in Maiduguri killing 6 persons while 17 others were injured.

Twitter chief shares £128m of stock with employees

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Twitter chief executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey has said he will give a third of his shares in the firm to employees.

South African university students charged with violence

Twenty-nine South Africans have been charged with public violence amid the biggest student protests to hit the country since apartheid ended in 1994.

Police say racism motivated deadly Sweden school attack

Swedish authorities said Friday that the masked attacker who fatally stabbed a teacher and a student at a school was motivated by racism.

May I have a taste?' Minnesota woman allegedly threatens to eat neighbors' children

A Minnesota woman was charged with stalking and disorderly conduct on Thursday after allegedly sending notes to a neighboring family saying she wanted to “taste” their children.

At least 42 dead after bus, truck collide on French highway

At least 42 people, most of them retirees on a day trip, were killed and four others were gravely injured Friday morning after a bus and truck collided and caught fire in southwestern France.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

What it means if you’re attracted to other people

It shouldn’t shock you to learn that your wife or partner may be attracted to other men. You’ve probably checked out other women—maybe even fantasized about one—in the last 24 hours.

Tattoos help breast cancer survivors heal emotional scars

When Miriam Valderrama lost both breasts to breast cancer at the age of 40, she had to get used to seeing the scars of her mastectomy in the mirror on a chest she did not recognize.

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