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A blood-filled mosquito squashed in a burgled apartment in China’s Fujian Province helped investigators catch the mysterious criminal. It sounds like the plot of a CSI episode, but according to Chinese news sources, authorities in Fuzhou, East China’s Fujian Province managed to bring a burglar to justice by analyzing the blood stain left on a wall by a squashed mosquito. While examining the crime scene – a burgled apartment in a high-rise residential compound – police noticed that the burglar, who appeared to have breached the home after climbing onto the balcony, may have spent the night there, and after…
A Bolivian woman was recently arrested for throwing hot water on her sleeping husband’s genitals because he was allegedly dreaming of another woman. The shocking incident happened last week in the Bolivian city of La Paz. According to the scorned wife’s testimony, her 45-year-old husband was sleeping and allegedly declaring his love to another woman in his sleep. Enraged, the woman went into the kitchen, brought a pot of water to a boil and then simply threw it on his genital area for his “transgression”. According to police sources, the man was hospitalized with second-degree burns on his privates as…
There was a mild drama in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Saturday as former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, was seen riding a tricycle and later stopped to pick a passenger. Obasanjo rode the tricycle, popularly called “Keke” from the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), at Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta, through the popular Kuto under bridge. Along the route, the former president stopped and picked a male passenger to demonstrate his expertise in riding tricycle. The development led to jubilation by onlookers and commercial motorcycle riders popularly known as okada riders as some of them hailed him, shouting “Obj, Obj.” Obasanjo…
“NEWBrew” is no ordinary beer. The new Singapore blond ale is made with recycled sewage. The alcoholic beverage is a collaboration between the country’s national water agency, PUB, and local craft brewery Brewerkz. First unveiled at a water conference in 2018, NEWBrew went on sale in supermarkets and at Brewerkz outlets in April. “I seriously couldn’t tell this was made of toilet water,” said Chew Wei Lian, 58, who had purchased the beer from a supermarket to try after hearing about it. “I don’t mind having it if it was in the fridge. I mean, it tastes just like beer,…
A monkey snatched and killed a month-old baby as he was being breastfed in Tanzania. Shayima Said had been feeding her child outside when the troop of monkeys invaded her house in the Mwamgongo village in Kigoma, on June 18, Tanzania news outlet The Citizen reported. The monkeys snatched the child from Said. The mother screamed for help, James Manyama, Kigoma Regional Police Commander, told The Citizen. "Villagers rushed to her house to assist her in getting her child—identified as Luhaiba Said—back from the troop of monkeys," Manyama said. One of the monkeys held the child in its hands and…
A human rights lawyer, Malcom Omirhobo, on Thursday, attended proceedings at the Supreme Court dressed in a traditional worshipper’s attire. Omirhobo, who appeared in court with white chalk-drawn around his right eye, had feathers stuck to his wig and cowry bracelets around his wrists. He wore his black gown over a white inner shirt with a gourd and cowries dangling on his chest. He tied a red wrapper around his waist as a replacement for grey trousers lawyers usually wear as part of their uniform. The barefooted lawyer also had two yellow bell bracelets around his two ankles. Omirhobo, who…
Starving monkeys are attacking children in eastern Ethiopia amid a severe drought. International charity Save the Children reported that the "current intensity" of the drought in the country is unprecedented. Abdirizak Ahmed, Save the Children's area operations manager for eastern Ethiopia, said in a statement that three months ago, the charity started receiving reports of wild monkey's attacking communities, particularly in Dawa and Shebelle. Monkeys have become particularly aggressive, with many families having to fend off the starving monkeys "with sticks." Ethiopia is in the grips of one of the worst droughts seen in 50 years. According to Oxfam, El…
A pair of identical twins who grew up in separate countries have somehow developed similar personality traits but significantly different IQ levels, a recent study has found. In the study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, researchers from Kookmin University in Seoul and California State University compared the characteristics of a woman who grew up in South Korea to that of her sister, who was raised in the U.S. The sisters were born in Seoul in 1974, but were separated from each other at the age of 2 after one of them got lost at a market. Despite…
An unidentified aircraft flew through airspaces belonging to multiple countries, almost all of them NATO members, without any official dispatch or approved flight plan. The illegal journey, which began in Lithuania, was monitored closely by all nations involved without any communication from the pilot. The plane was eventually found in Bulgaria covered in canvas without any trace of its crew. The plane is reported to have initially departed from an undisclosed airport in Lithuania and then proceeded to fly over Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Serbia, and Romania before entering Bulgaria through the northern city of Vidin. With the exception of Serbia,…
A US woman who contracted a sexually transmitted disease from her partner during romantic encounters in his car has been awarded $5.2 million in damages from his vehicle insurance company. The woman in the state of Missouri successfully claimed her partner had negligently infected her with HPV, and that his policy covered her for "injuries and losses." Referred to in court documents only as M.O., the woman had requested an award of $9.9 million, before an arbitrator determined a sum of $5.2 million would cover her "damages and injuries." "Insured should have disclosed his diagnosis to M.O. prior to the…
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Northern leaders slam Tinubu, say govt policies responsible of increasing misery, unemployment in Nigeria

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How to talk to people: 3 ways to stop the cycle of negative self-talk

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Wanted criminal pretends to be deaf and dumb for 20 years to avoid prison

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Scientists develop device that can detect when someone is sarcastic

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Finidi George is new Head Coach for Super Eagles

Former Nigerian winger Finidi George has been appointed as the head coach of the national…

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