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Zika virus: Brazil says emergency is over

Zika virus: Brazil says emergency is over

Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus after a sharp decrease in cases. The number of cases dropped 95% between January and April, compared to the same period a year ago, officials said. The virus has been linked to the birth of babies with abnormally small heads. The threat […]

BIZARRE: Students strip off to celebrate May Day in UK

BIZARRE: Students strip off to celebrate May Day in UK

Students stripped off and ran into the freezing sea at raucous all-night May Day celebrations. Hundreds of revellers in St Andrews, Scotland, ditched their clothes and bravely jumped into the bitterly cold North Sea. The St Andrews skinny dip – known as the May Dip – isn’t just for fun. The annual ritual is believed […]

Bangladeshi girl born with three legs can walk again after surgery

Bangladeshi girl born with three legs can walk again after surgery

A Bangladeshi toddler born with a third leg attached to her pelvis is returning home after successful surgery in Australia. Choity Khatun, who is three, was born with caudal twinning, meaning that part of a twin had developed in her pelvis. Australian surgeons spent months working out how to remove the extra limb and reconstruct […]

SAD: Malaysian boy dies after beating by school staff

SAD: Malaysian boy dies after beating by school staff

A Malaysian schoolboy whose legs were amputated after allegedly being beaten by a staff member has died in hospital, local media report. The 11-year-old boy was among children beaten with a water hose by the assistant warden at a private Islamic school in Johor state, police say. Excerpts from the boy’s diary, published in Malaysian […]

Brazil indigenous groups clash with police

Brazil indigenous groups clash with police

Members of indigenous groups clashed with riot police in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, on Tuesday. Thousands gathered in front of the Congress building to demand more land rights and protest against the encroachment of their land by loggers and farmers. Campaigners say 13 indigenous people died in land conflicts last year. Police said they had […]

SHOCKING: Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live

SHOCKING: Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live

A Thai man filmed himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, Thai police say. The 21-year-old hanged his daughter, and then himself, at a deserted hotel in Phuket on Monday, reportedly after an argument with his wife. Facebook sent condolences to the family for the “appalling” incident and said […]

Nigeria: More than 30 Manchester United killed while watching game

Nigeria: More than 30 Manchester United killed while watching game

More than 30 supporters are feared to have died after a cable fell on them while they were taking in the Red Devils’ Europa League tie on Thursday. Manchester United have expressed their sorrow at learning that a number of supporters were electrocuted in Nigeria while watching their Europa League game with Anderlecht. The supporters […]

SHOCKING: Football fan pushed to his death in Argentina

SHOCKING: Football fan pushed to his death in Argentina

An Argentine football fan died Monday after being pushed from a stand at a derby match by an angry crowd who thought he was a rival supporter, officials said. Emanuel Balbo, 22, fell five meters (17 feet) at his football team Belgrano’s stadium in the northern city of Cordoba on Saturday, video images showed. He […]

US Facebook killer commits suicide

US Facebook killer commits suicide

The man wanted for shooting dead a 74-year-old man and posting video of the heinous act to Facebook has committed suicide. A tip came in shortly after 11am Tuesday that a car matching the description of Steve Stephens’ white Ford Fusion was parked outside a McDonald’s near Erie, Pennsylvania, Cleveland, Ohio Police Chief Calvin Williams […]

6 mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt

6 mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the southern city of Luxor, the antiquities ministry said Tuesday. The tomb, discovered in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near the famed Valley of the Kings, belonged to a nobleman who worked as the city […]