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South Korean arrested over girlfriend’s odd octopus death

A South Korean has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend who was originally have thought to have suffocated while eating a live octopus, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Prosecutor Lee Geon-Tae told Friday, that the suspect identified only as Kim after months of investigation. “Kim will be charged within the next 10 days,” said Mr. […]

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2-year-old toddler rescued from well using iPhone (Video)

A Chinese two-year-old was trapped in a 40-foot-deep well, and the crews working to extract him could not get their hoist harness properly positioned. According to reports, rescuers managed to lower an iPhone into the well to record video of the boy’s position. Once they were able to see the situation more clearly, the team […]

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Urine-soaked eggs are a springtime taste treat in China (Video)

Filed in Featured, Foods, Health, International News, Weird, World, World News by on March 30, 2012 3 Comments

DONGYANG, China – Officials in China have listed a local food delicacy of eggs soaked in boys’ urine as part of the region’s intangible cultural heritage. Every spring, street vendors in the city of Dongyang sell ‘virgin boy eggs‘ as a unique snack. Basins and buckets of boys’ urine are collected from primary school toilets. […]

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BMW Company to recall 1.3m cars worldwide due to battery problem

BMW is recalling more than 1.3 million cars worldwide because of a battery problem which could cause a fire. Included model on the recall are BMW 5 Series and 6 Series. as reported by international news sites, March 26, 2012. The recall affects more than 100,000 cars in the UK, 368,000 cars in the United States and about 293,000 cars in Germany, […]

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Japan Tsunami “Ghost Ship” drifts towards US

After being flushed out to sea by 2011 massive tsunami and earthquake, a Japanese squid-fishing boat has drifted across the Pacific Ocean and was about 120 nautical miles off British Columbia’s north coast Friday evening. The 150-foot ship was found drifting right-side-up about 140 nautical miles (260 km) from Cape Saint James, on the southern […]

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7.4 magnitude quake hits Mexico, homes damaged

Filed in Featured, International News, Weather, World by on March 21, 2012 0 Comments

A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake shook resort towns Tuesday, 200 miles south-southeast of Mexico City.   According to reports, residents rushed into the streets after feeling the temblor in Mexico City. Tourists and residents also felt the earthquake in the resort city of Acapulco. More than 60 homes were damaged, though there were no reports of […]

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Station made famous by Harry Potter gets $875 million makeover

King’s Cross Station, a train terminal in London made famous by J.K. Rowling’s series Harry Potter, has undergone a 550 million pound ($875 million) makeover. The new King’s Cross station concourse, will be a new major London landmark which is expected to serve some 45 million real-life commuters a year. The newly refurbished station will […]

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Northern Texas: severe weather forecast, flash flood warning

Severe weather forecast released by National Weather Service stated that Flash Flooding is likely by Tuesday morning in Northern Texas. Parts of north, south and central Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, were under a tornado watch, while a tornado warning was in effect for southern sections of San Antonio through 10 pm, NWS said. […]

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Mr. Universe 1952: Manohar Aich celebrates his 100th birthday (Photo)

‘Pocket Hercules’: Former Mr Universe Manohar Aich flexes his muscles as he poses for a photograph on the eve of his 100th birthday in a gymnasium in Kolkata, India. Celebrating his 100th birthday, the muscular Manohar Aich who are being crowned as Mr Universe way back 1952, give a piece of advice stating ‘don’t take […]

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President Hugo Chavez energetic come-back after surgery

Filed in Health, International News, World by on March 18, 2012 0 Comments

CARACAS, Venezuela – Thousands of Venezuela supporters have gathered at a rally to welcome President Hugo Chavez on Saturday from a balcony of the presidential palace. After three-weeks in Cuba for cancer surgery, Chavez makes energetic homecoming that turned the event into a campaign rally. Suring the hourlong speech, Chavez explained briefly about his health […]

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North East Line (NEL): Sabotage Transit not ruled out, say SBS Transit

Filed in International News, News by on March 16, 2012 0 Comments

Singapore, SBS Transit still does not rule out sabotage as a possible cause of the disruption in train services along the North East Line (NEL). Disruption on Thursday, affect some of 90,000 commuters. On a press conference, Thursday, Wong Wai Keong, SBS Transit’s Executive Vice President; clarified that the main cause of disruption are the two […]

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6.8 magnitude quake hits Japan

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck northern Japan, Meteorological agency said on Wednesday. Japan has issued a tsunami warning of a wave as high as 50 centimeters or equivalent to 20 inches. The said warning were expected to reach the coasts of Iwate and Aomori prefectures at a depth of 10 kilometers and may also hit […]

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