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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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  • The Most Embarrassing Movie Poster Photoshop Fails

    Sex and the City 2 As you’d expect, the film’s four creaking leads have been airbrushed to within an inch of their pampered lives in the poster. What we weren’t prepared for, and what’s disturbing us very much indeed, is the fact that Kim Cattral’s got

  • MH370 Link Investigated After Debris Found

    A large piece of debris washed ashore on Reunion Island has sparked speculation it could be from missing airliner MH370. Experts from Malaysia are flying to the island to examine the find. Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that the debris is from a Boeing 777 - the same type of aircraft as the missing plane, according to a US official.

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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.

  • Overdose Killed 'Queen of Versailles' Daughter

    Victoria Siegel's death was the result of "acute" methadone and sertraline toxicity, according to the Orange County Medical Examiner's Office. Ms Siegel was the daughter of David and Jackie Siegel, stars of 2012 reality show The Queen of Versailles. The programme chronicled their extravagant lifestyle, including a plan to build a 90,000 sq ft (8,360 sq metre) mansion modelled on the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

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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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  • 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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  • ‘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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  • The Latest: Hundreds protest lion killing at dentist office

    A group of protesters outside the office of a suburban Minneapolis dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe has grown to a couple of hundred people. Demonstrators carried signs Wednesday and chanted outside the Bloomington office of Walter Palmer. Actress Mia Farrow joined other angry social media users by posting the business address of the dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe, but the post was later deleted.

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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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor

    It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years. Windows 8 was Microsoft's way of modernizing personal computers, as smartphones and tablets grew more popular. Apps that weren't designed for touch — including Microsoft's Office — got shoved into the basement, known as desktop mode.

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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.

  • Azerbaijan says it shot down Armenian drone; Nagorno-Karabakh denies report

    Azerbaijan said on Wednesday it had shot down an Armenian drone near the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, a report dismissed by separatists in the region. Renewed violence has broken this year along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan and around Nagorno-Karabakh, which lies inside Azerbaijan but is controlled by its majority ethnic Armenians. The Azeri Defence Ministry said the drone DJI Inspire 1, a commercial vehicle designed for aerial photography, was shot down over Azeri positions near the breakaway region but Nagorno-Karabakh's defence ministry denied the report.

    Reuters - UK Focus
  • 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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  • 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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  • Rescued: The Baby Orangutan That 'Tried To Die'

    Rescuers in Borneo have released video of a traumatised baby orangutan that nearly died from neglect after being stolen from its mother. Upon arrival at Borneo's International Animal Rescue (IAR) centre the orangutan - who rescuers have named Udin - was found to be severely malnourished and psychologically detached from his surroundings. Alan Knight, IAR Chief Executive, said: "The vets are doing everything they can to give Udin the best chance of survival.

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  • Poland's richest man, Jan Kulczyk, dies at 65

    Poland's richest man, Jan Kulczyk, died in Vienna on Tuesday from complications after surgery, a spokeswoman at Kulczyk Holding, the company he founded, said. Kulczyk had for years topped the list of Poland's richest people, with Forbes Magazine estimating his assets this year at more than 15 billion zlotys (£2.5 billion). Kulczyk Holding spokeswoman, Marta Wysocka declined to comment beyond saying he had died as a result of surgery complications in Vienna.

  • Tesco's 'Ribena Ban' Sparks Twitter Mockery

    Tesco (Xetra: 852647 - news) 's decision to pull Ribena, Rubicon and Capri-Sun from its shelves has met with dismay and ridicule from many Twitter (Xetra: A1W6XZ - news) users. The supermarket will no longer stock small cartons and lunch box-sized added sugar drinks from 7 September. Tesco said it will make "a positive difference to children's health" and campaign groups such as Action on Sugar have called it "great news" in combating obesity.

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