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  • Well, that’s just swell! Man suffers severe reaction to mosquito bite - and loses his job for taking time off work

    Immediately after he was bitten, Mr Zhang had trouble opening his eyes, while the bite quickly began to ooze pus. Mr Zhang was bitten in the face while at work at a printing factory in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province. Mr Zhang recalled: 'I remember very clearly.

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  • No one could quite believe the misfortune of this guy on Brits Behind Bars

    ITV’s new eye-opening documentary Brits Behind Bars delved into the deep, dark stories of a handful of UK citizens who broke foreign laws and are now facing terrifying consequences – even death. One unlucky Brit, not quite behind bars yet facing the threat of imprisonment, was  Dan Macdonald, who was arrested after being found carrying 10kg of cannabis resin at an airport in Prague, Czech Republic.

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  • HMRC Tax Crackdown Targets Ebay Sellers

    The crackdown would affect people who run online sales businesses through sites such as eBay and Amazon without declaring their earnings to the taxman. A consultation paper from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) outlines plans to change ‘HMRC’s data-gathering powers to obtain additional data in order to tackle the hidden economy’. While no companies are mentioned by name, the paper will ‘directly affect businesses who act as intermediaries or provide electronic payment services’ which would include site such as eBay, Paypal and Etsy.

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  • Hrithik and sons at the movies (5 photos)

    Bollywood’s hot dad Hrithik Roshan took some time off from his shoot for his two sons Hrehaan and Hridaan. He was spotted with his sons and some of their friends on two separate nights after they had just finished watching a film.Hrithik is super busy

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  • Why did 'Jihadi John' flee Islamic State?

    British terrorist “Jihadi John” has reportedly left the Islamic State (aka ISIS) group, fearing for his life after being identified six months earlier as a Kuwaiti-born Londoner from a well-to-do family. Jihadi John left because the terrorist organization might drop him "like a stone or worse if they feel he is no longer of any use to them," according to a source for the British news outlet, the Daily Express. Recommended: How much do you know about the Islamic State?

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  • Jess Wright Is Left Feeling Like The Third Wheel With Brother Mark And Michelle Keegan

    There is nothing worse than being stuck on your lonesome while the people around you are going full-blown PDA in the snogging department, and Jess Wright is clearly no stranger to that awks third-wheel feeling. Sharing a snapshot of her brother, Mark Wright, and his new wife, Michelle Keegan, TOWIE girl Jess caught the duo demonstrating the very definition of ‘the honeymoon period’. Love birds Mark and Michelle tied the knot just two months ago in a very romantic ceremony, and with Jess acting as bridesmaid to her new sister-in-law, we have a feeling that she’s pretty much used to her brother’s loved up displays of affection.

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  • ‘French Kissing’ Creates Greater Risk of Head and Neck Cancer Than Smoking, Say Doctors

    Contracting Human papilloma virus (HPV) infections through kissing is now a larger risk than smoking for developing head or neck cancer. According to Australian head and neck surgeon, Dr Mahiban Thomas - Oral HPV makes head and neck cancer 250 times more likely with 70% of all US cases being caused by the virus. While HPV is normally linked with cervical cancer - it can infect both men and women.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown autopsy sheds little light on bathtub mystery

    By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - An initial autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown on Monday found no significant injuries and no obvious underlying cause of death for the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, who died on Sunday after sustaining irreversible brain damage in January. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office in Georgia said Brown, 22, had no previously unknown medical conditions that would have contributed to her death. Brown, the only child of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died at an Atlanta-area hospice where her family had placed her a month ago after giving up hope she would recover.

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  • Jennifer Lopez - Is it time to cover up?

    Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 46th birthday at the weekend, wearing a daring little black dress with cut-out and see-through panels. Certainly no wallflower, J-Lo has always been proud of her enviable curves, and done her best to flaunt them at any given opportunity. Perhaps J-Lo’s most memorable dare-to-bare outfit was this sheer green slashed-to-the-navel Versace number which she wore to the Grammys 15 years ago.

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  • Beautiful Creature Found on Gold Coast

    James and his parents were walking along the beach at the Gold Coast in Queensland, when they came across a beautiful creature. Glaucus atlanticus is a type of sea slug with delicate cerata and a brilliant blue colour. James and his dad picked it up on a shell for a closer look. Credit: YouTube/P Plater Ralliart

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  • Microsoft's free Windows 10 giveaway: What that means

    Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the upgrade away for free will help it carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. Many people will also get Windows 10 as part of new PCs. Windows 10 is coming to PCs and tablets first, but it's also designed to run phones, game consoles and even holographic headsets.

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  • Cecil The Lion: US Dentist 'Regrets' Killing

    The US hunter who killed a prized lion in Zimbabwe has said he "deeply regrets" his actions and did not realise the animal was so revered. American dentist Walter Palmer, from Minnesota, allegedly paid park guides $50,000 (£32,000) to kill the lion, who was a hugely popular attraction at the Hwange National Park. The animal, named Cecil, was lured from a national park and shot with a crossbow, before being tracked for 40 hours and then shot with a rifle, according to Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.

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  • Dispatcher tells 911 caller, 'deal with it yourself'

    Matthew Sanchez was reassigned after officials became aware of the call, fire officials said on Monday. The call was made after Jaydon Chavez-Silver, 17, was shot in June as he watched other teens play cards at a friend's house in Albuquerque. In the recording obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, the panicked caller snaps at the dispatcher for repeatedly asking whether Chavez-Silver is breathing.

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  • Drama and disaster strike Emmerdale! What's going to happen?

    Emmerdale is set to be rocked by a series of events, as the ITV soap’s summer season launches. Pete (Anthony Quinlan) and Debbie (Charley Webb) become Mr and Mrs, and it looks like Debbie has finally made up her mind following her love triangle with Pete’s brother Ross (Michael Parr). Just when newlywed Debbie thinks things are going swimmingly well with her and Pete, her new husband soon discovers her secret affair with his brother – at the wedding reception.

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  • Meet Tonkey: The Shar Pei Puppy Who Looks Like A Teddy Bear

    How could deny treats to that face? (Picture: Caters)Forget grumpy cat, Tonkey the bear-faced shar pei puppy is breaking the internet with her cuddliness and glorious wrinkles.The fourth-month-old has now collected over 100,000 social media followers

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  • Up to £1 million of Class A Drugs Found in Tesco Banana Box

    There must be a rather angry drug dealer somewhere missing at least £600,000 of Class A drugs which was stumbled across by supermarket worker in bananas containers in Tesco in Wokingham, Berkshire. Police officers estimated that each container was worth at least £150,000, and even more at street value. ‘He opened the box and saw the packets underneath the bananas.

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  • Irish Muslims are protesting against ISIS today

    The islamic centre of Ireland will march today on Dublin’s O’Connell Street in protest at the murder of three Irish citizens in Tunisia last month. The centre says the Not In My Name march aims to show that the “murderous campaign” by the Islamic State terrorist group is “absolutely against the teachings of Islam”. Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, CEO of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council called on those who observe the faith to get involved.

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  • Stars Scammed By Madoff

    Celebrities who lost big in Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme are still reeling from the losses.

  • The UK is living off borrowed time - and money

    This kind of thing has long been common enough in central London, but not in the wilds of Brent for heaven’s sake. I cite this story not to criticise foreigners for buying up London property - that’s their affair - but to point out that it is precisely this sort of thing which is underpinning Britain’s economic recovery. It’s fair to say that it is not an entirely healthy state of affairs, never mind growing evidence that London property is being quite extensively used for money laundering purposes.

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  • Poor Boy Who Asked Postman For JUNK MAIL To Read Is Swamped With Books From Around The World

    Twelve-year-old Mathew Flores was desperate to read something and asked postie Ron Lynch, who does the rounds in Salt Lake City, USA, if he could spare any free adverts. Lynch decided to go one step further and asked if any of his Facebook friends could spare the odd book to donate.

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  • Ancient Huts May Reveal Clues to Earth's Magnetic Pole Reversals

    The fiery demise of ancient huts in southern Africa 1,000 years ago left clues to understanding a bizarre weak spot in the Earth's magnetic field — and the role it plays in the magnetic poles' periodic reversals. Patches of ground where huts were burned down in southern Africa contain a key mineral that recorded the magnetic field at the time of each ritual burning. "It has long been thought reversals start at random locations, but our study suggests this may not be the case," John Tarduno, a geophysicist from the University of Rochester in New York and lead author of the paper, said in a statement.

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