Traveler arrested at airport for wearing too many clothes

17 January 2018
Traveler arrested at airport for wearing too many clothes

* Man was arrested at the Iceland Keflavík International Airport on Wednesday* Ryan Carney Williams wore eight pairs of pants and ten shirts to avoid excess fee* He was rejected...

‘I replied to a Facebook post and was married six days later'

13 January 2018
‘I replied to a Facebook post and was married six days later'

Everyone who uses Facebook will have come across some pretty strange posts in their time. Random friend requests, being added to groups you did not ask to join, and tags...

‘I washed dead bodies to survive as student abroad’ - Ajimobi

10 January 2018
‘I washed dead bodies to survive as student abroad’ - Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Tuesday said that he washed dead bodies as a youth to pay his tuition fees while schooling abroad. Mr. Ajimobi said this at...

Woman kills self 'over WhatsApp bullying'

10 January 2018
Woman kills self 'over WhatsApp bullying'

A Hindu woman has killed herself after facing harassment over her friendship with a Muslim man in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, police say. She told a friend on...

Man dies as ‘bulletproof’ charm fails

10 January 2018
Man dies as ‘bulletproof’ charm fails

A native medicine seller in Katsina State, Mr Usman Saidu, has been remanded in prison custody in connection with the death of a 27-year-old man, Mr Aliyu Yahuza. Yahuza, it...

Countries that get by without a government

08 January 2018
Countries that get by without a government

At the heart of any modern democracy is the idea that leaders are elected to govern. But with 2018 starting without two European governments in place, the question might be...

Shock over lawyer’s death few days after celebrating SAN induction

06 January 2018
Shock over lawyer’s death few days after celebrating SAN induction

Bayelsa State, was yesterday thrown into mourning following the sudden death of a newly-inducted Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Francis Egele. Egele, an illustrious son of the state, who...

Drama as three officials claim to be IPMAN president at Senate hearing

05 January 2018
Drama as three officials claim to be IPMAN president at Senate hearing

Senate committee probing the lingering fuel crisis was thrown into confusion Thursday as three persons introduced themselves as president of Independent Petroleum Marketers of Nigeria, IPMAN. The first person to...

Maker of Marlboro took out a full-page ad saying its New Year's resolution is to 'give up cigarettes'

04 January 2018
Maker of Marlboro took out a full-page ad saying its New Year's resolution is to 'give up cigarettes'

* International tobacco giant Philip Morris International has said its 2018 New Year's resolution is to "give up cigarettes."* The firm ran full-page adverts in several UK newspapers claiming it...

Outrage over six dead appointees on Buhari’s board list

31 December 2017
Outrage over six dead appointees on Buhari’s board list

There was outrage on Saturday over President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of dead people into boards of Federal Government agencies. Prominent lawyers and civil society groups, in separate interviews, said the...

Germany paid people to use electricity over the holidays

31 December 2017
Germany paid people to use electricity over the holidays

* Electricity prices dipped below zero on Christmas in Germany.* That means consumers were essentially paid to use electricity.* This situation arises because Germany's renewable energy plants — primarily wind...

Boy, 3, playing with stove caused deadly N.Y. fire, officials say

30 December 2017
Boy, 3, playing with stove caused deadly N.Y. fire, officials say

A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials...

Iran's moral police storm parties to arrest 230 people

23 December 2017
Iran's moral police storm parties to arrest 230 people

Iran's moral police have arrested 230 people at two winter solstice celebration parties in Tehran. The shortest day of the year is traditionally celebrated in Iran, where it is known...

World’s busiest airport suffers power outage

18 December 2017
World’s busiest airport suffers power outage

A power cut at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson international airport has led to a partial shut-down and major delays to flights. The airport is the world's busiest, handling more than 250,000 passengers...

Couple have their day ruined when a TIGER gatecrashes their wedding sending screaming guests running for cover

17 December 2017
Couple have their day ruined when a TIGER gatecrashes their wedding sending screaming guests running for cover

* A tiger gatecrashed a wedding in India, leaving guests running for cover* The ceremony in the village of Madya Pradesh was abruptly interrupted* Footage shows guests screaming after the...

An entire village built on rooftops

09 December 2017
An entire village built on rooftops

In the village of Masouleh, nestled deep in northern Iran’s Alborz Mountains, every view is a rooftop view. I gazed out the window onto a series of yellow, mud-brick cottages...

Man cements microwave to head

08 December 2017
Man cements microwave to head

An internet "prankster" had to be freed by firefighters after cementing his head inside a microwave oven. West Midlands Fire Service said it took an hour to free the man...

Pregnant woman, husband, kids burnt to death

07 December 2017
Pregnant woman, husband, kids burnt to death

An expectant mother, her husband and two children were yesterday burnt to death in their Lagos home. The incident occurred at 13, Buraimoh Street, Bariga at the early hours of...

Rainbow lasts a record-breaking nine hours

05 December 2017
Rainbow lasts a record-breaking nine hours

Somewhere over the rainbow, a new world record was in the making last week. Students in Taiwan anxiously watched their clocks and kept their eyes on the skies as they...

Here are 9 foods that don’t ever spoil

02 December 2017
Here are 9 foods that don’t ever spoil

* It can be frustrating when food expires before you can get the chance to eat it. * There's no need to worry about expiration dates when it comes to...

Croat war criminal's shocking death stuns UN tribunal

30 November 2017
Croat war criminal's shocking death stuns UN tribunal

Seconds after a U.N. judge confirmed his 20-year war crimes sentence on Wednesday, former Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan Praljak shouted, "I am not a war criminal!" threw back his...

Would you take a bite from this bread made from insects?

24 November 2017
Would you take a bite from this bread made from insects?

A Finnish bakery is to offer bread made from crushed crickets in a move that is hoped will help tackle world hunger. Fazer Bakery in Finland said the product, available...

The 'human beer keg': Man whose stomach produces its own alcohol after every meal

23 November 2017
The 'human beer keg': Man whose stomach produces its own alcohol after every meal

* Ray Lewis suffers from Auto-brewery Syndrome and produces alcohol after food* He is fighting a DUI after overturning a truck while suffering symptoms at work* Mr Lewis' wife feared...

From glimpses of heaven to revealing their secret regrets, nurses describe the heart-wrenching last words of dying patients

19 November 2017
From glimpses of heaven to revealing their secret regrets, nurses describe the heart-wrenching last words of dying patients

* An unwell couple wanted their beds pushed together so they could hold hands* Many complain life is too short and regret spending their retirement unwell* Previous research found terminally...

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

19 November 2017
100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts...

Girl, 14, is electrocuted by faulty iPhone charger after rolling on to the cable as she slept

16 November 2017
Girl, 14, is electrocuted by faulty iPhone charger after rolling on to the cable as she slept

* Teenager died after being electrocuted by her torn iPhone charger* It is thought she rolled onto cable in her sleep while charger was plugged in* The charger cable had...

The 30-year-old who looks like a toddler: 2ft 7in man has stopped growing since the age of two

14 November 2017
The 30-year-old who looks like a toddler: 2ft 7in man has stopped growing since the age of two

* Wang Tianfang, from rural China, cannot talk and needs around-the-clock care* His heart-broken mother doesn't know what has caused her son's abnormality * But she said she wanted him...

I’m free to have romantic affair with any policewoman – IGP

12 November 2017
I’m free to have romantic affair with any policewoman – IGP

Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has said that there is no law preventing him from marrying a serving female police officer. He challenged the lawmaker representing Bauchi Central Senatorial...

Mugabe says sacked deputy plotted his overthrow using witchcraft

09 November 2017
Mugabe says sacked deputy plotted his overthrow using witchcraft

Zimbabwe's president said Wednesday he fired his deputy and longtime ally for scheming to take power, including by consulting witch doctors, while Emmerson Mnangagwa said he has left the country...

Not man, not woman: German court rules in favour of third gender category

09 November 2017
Not man, not woman: German court rules in favour of third gender category

Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday in favour of the introduction of a third gender category for people who do not identify as either male or female or are born...

Flight forced to stop after woman learns her husband's cheating

08 November 2017
Flight forced to stop after woman learns her husband's cheating

* A flight heading to Bali was forced to stop in Chennai, India, on Sunday morning * It is believed an 'intoxicated' Iranian woman got into a fight with her...

The strange tie between Daylight Time and assault rates

07 November 2017
The strange tie between Daylight Time and assault rates

You'd think more sleep means less crankiness, but apparently not, according to a new study. The Monday after Daylight Saving Time ends in the fall is more dangerous than other...

Just 15 of the biggest ships emit more oxides of nitrogen and sulphur than all of the world's cars put together

05 November 2017
Just 15 of the biggest ships emit more oxides of nitrogen and sulphur than all of the world's cars put together

Shipping may seem like a clean form of transport. Carrying more than 90% of the world’s trade, ocean-going vessels produce just 3% of its greenhouse-gas emissions. But the industry is...

Inside the market for dead humans, where 'donated' bodies from low-income families sell for millions

01 November 2017
Inside the market for dead humans, where 'donated' bodies from low-income families sell for millions

* Many dead bodies in the US are "donated" in exchange for free or cheap cremation, thus attracting low-income and desperate families to "donate" bodies.* The bodies are often sold...

Cambridge lecturers told to register affairs with students

22 October 2017
Cambridge lecturers told to register affairs with students

* The measure is part of a campaign to crack down on harassment on campus * The university will unveil a policy that will actively discourage relationships * Says ‘personal...

Monkeypox victim commits suicide

17 October 2017
Monkeypox victim commits suicide

One of the victims of the viral disease, monkeypox, has committed suicide, Bayelsa State government said on Monday. The victim allegedly took his own life on Monday at the quarantine...

Gardener, 62, went to live in woods for TEN YEARS due to nagging wife

15 October 2017
Gardener, 62, went to live in woods for TEN YEARS due to nagging wife

* Malcolm Applegate, 62, married to his wife for three years before upping sticks* He made his way from Birmingham, where they lived, to London in three weeks* He made...

Friday the 13th: Flight 666 makes it safely to HEL

15 October 2017
Friday the 13th: Flight 666 makes it safely to HEL

Helsinki airport says Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL - the airport code for the Finnish capital - for the last time. The Finnair flight took off from Copenhagen,...

Mexico's largest state rocked by slayings of women

13 October 2017
Mexico's largest state rocked by slayings of women

Just like any other day, Dr. Jessica Sevilla Pedraza went to work at the hospital that morning, came home for a quick lunch and then left again. The plan was...

Vaccination: Residents accuse army of plotting to depopulate South-East

12 October 2017
Vaccination: Residents accuse army of plotting to depopulate South-East

Pupils in public and private schools in South-East states on Wednesday abandoned academic activities as information spread that a vaccination exercise had been added to the outreach and was meant...





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