Post Tagged with: "Odd News"

US President Donald Trump wants to ‘hand out’ food packages instead of food stamps

February 13, 2018 2:13 am
US President Donald Trump wants to ‘hand out’ food packages instead of food stamps

SNAP amounts to just over 1/10 of what the US spends on its military and war. US President Donald Trump is proposing a drastic change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps) in his 2019 budget where recipients would receive a portion of their benefits in the […]

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US teacher accused of assaulting child for refusing to respect flag

February 4, 2018 12:39 am
US teacher accused of assaulting child for refusing to respect flag

Colorado school teacher, identified as Karen Smith, has been accused of assaulting a child for refusing to stand for the US flag. A US public school teacher in the southwestern state of Colorado has reportedly assaulted a student for refusing to stand in class during the daily routine of reciting […]

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Bosnian Croat wartime general Slobodan Praljak kills himself with poison in UN court

November 29, 2017 2:39 am
Bosnian Croat wartime general Slobodan Praljak kills himself with poison in UN court

Bosnian Croat wartime general Slobodan Praljak has killed himself by drinking poison, after a United Nations court in The Hague upheld a previous ruling for his war crimes against Bosnian Muslims. The 72-year-old former general told shocked judges in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday that he “drank […]

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Turkish Interior Ministry to pay over $271,000 to man blinded in anti-government rally

November 13, 2017 2:00 am
Turkish Interior Ministry to pay over $271,000 to man blinded in anti-government rally

Burak Ünveren, a lecturer at Yildiz Technical University The Turkish Interior Ministry is going to pay over 270,000 dollars to an academic who went blind in one eye during a heavy-handed police crackdown on a demonstration against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) back in June 2013. Burak Ünveren, […]

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Britain is most obese country in Western Europe: Study

November 12, 2017 2:02 am
Britain is most obese country in Western Europe: Study

Britain was ranked sixth-worst for obesity levels out of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 35 member states. A new study finds that Britain is the most obese country in Western Europe and the sixth fattest nation in the world, with levels of obesity growing faster than in the […]

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Pope Francis urges bishops to put down smartphones

November 8, 2017 1:53 am
Pope Francis urges bishops to put down smartphones

Faithful people take pictures of Pope Francis with their smartphones and tablets as he arrives for his general audience, at the Vatican, on January 11, 2017 in Vatican City. (Photo by AFP) Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task on Wednesday, telling them mass was a time […]

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Police officer in the US state of Ohio shoots newspaper photojournalist after confusing camera with gun

September 6, 2017 5:00 am
Police officer in the US state of Ohio shoots newspaper photojournalist after confusing camera with gun

US cop shoots journalist after confusing a camera with a gun (File photo) A newspaper photojournalist has been shot by a police officer in the US state of Ohio after the cop mistook the reporter’s camera and tripod for a rifle. The incident occurred in the town of New Carlisle, […]

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Police officer in the US state of Ohio shoots newspaper photojournalist after confusing camera with gun

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Police officer in the US state of Ohio shoots newspaper photojournalist after confusing camera with gun

US cop shoots journalist after confusing a camera with a gun (File photo) A newspaper photojournalist has been shot by a police officer in the US state of Ohio after the cop mistook the reporter’s camera and tripod for a rifle. The incident occurred in the town of New Carlisle, […]

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Archaeologists discovers tombs dating back 2,000 years : Egypt’s antiquities ministry

August 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Archaeologists discovers tombs dating back 2,000 years : Egypt’s antiquities ministry

A handout picture released by the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry on August 15, 2017 shows three ancient tombs containing sarcophagi which were discovered in a cemetery dating back about 2,000 years in the al-Kamin al-Sahrawi area in Minya province, south of Cairo. (Photo by AFP) Egypt’s antiquities ministry says that archaeologists […]

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Falling tree kills 13 at religious festival in Portugal

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Falling tree kills 13 at religious festival in Portugal

Thirteen people were crushed to death and 49 injured Tuesday when a 200-year-old oak tree fell on them at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira, doctors said. A dozen people, four of them children, were seriously injured, Miguel Reis, the chief surgeon at the hospital in Madeira’s […]

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India fires couple officers for fake Everest climb

August 8, 2017 10:30 pm
India fires couple officers for fake Everest climb

Sacked Indian police officer, Dinesh Rathod, with an Indian flag on Mount Everest in a photo claimed to be fake. (Photo by Facebook) Two Indian police officers who falsely claimed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest last year have been sacked, authorities said Tuesday. Nepal’s government last year […]

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Italian police arrest 15 Sicily firefighters for starting fires to earn money

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Italian police arrest 15 Sicily firefighters for starting fires to earn money

This file photo taken on July 10, 2017 shows firefighters attempting to control a raging fire in the Annunziata district of Messina, northeastern Sicily. (By AFP) Italian police have arrested 15 volunteer firefighters in Sicily on charges of starting wildfires as well as reporting non-existent blazes in a bid to […]

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Trillion-tone iceberg breaks off Antarctica

July 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Trillion-tone iceberg breaks off Antarctica

This file handout picture received from NASA via Swansea University on June 1, 2017 shows an aerial view of the Larsen C ice rift in Antarctica. (Photo by AFP) A trillion-tone iceberg, one of the largest ever recorded, has snapped off the West Antarctic ice shelf, scientists who have monitored […]

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Reckless man attempts car ramming near Paris mosque

June 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Reckless man attempts car ramming near Paris mosque

A man has unsuccessfully attempted to plough his car into a crowd in front of a mosque in a Paris suburb. The would-be attacker was arrested by the police after the failed attempt in the Paris suburb of Creteil on Thursday. He stopped short of reaching his target because of […]

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Reckless man attempts car ramming near Paris mosque

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Reckless man attempts car ramming near Paris mosque

A man has unsuccessfully attempted to plough his car into a crowd in front of a mosque in a Paris suburb. The would-be attacker was arrested by the police after the failed attempt in the Paris suburb of Creteil on Thursday. He stopped short of reaching his target because of […]

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Thailand finds click farm with 347,000 SIM cards

June 13, 2017 7:43 pm
Thailand finds click farm with 347,000 SIM cards

The undated photo shows a number of cellphones seized in Thailand. Three Chinese men arrested in Thailand have acknowledged that they were operating a “click farm,” using hundreds of cellphones and several hundred thousand SIM cards to run up “likes” and views on WeChat, a Chinese social media mobile application, […]

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Text messages show teenage girl suggested ways for her boyfriend to kill himself

June 9, 2017 2:41 am
Text messages show teenage girl suggested ways for her boyfriend to kill himself

Conrad Roy, Michelle Carter. Photo / Supplied, AP Massachusetts teen Michelle Carter repeatedly gave boyfriend Conrad Roy III lists of ways he could commit suicide in the weeks before he took his own life, a court heard on Thursday. Carter, then 17, told Roy, 18, in text messages that he […]

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Helpless Canadian woman stabbed and raped, then sent to jail with her rapist

June 7, 2017 2:42 am
Helpless Canadian woman stabbed and raped, then sent to jail with her rapist

The woman was stabbed in the hand as she tried to fend off a knife to her chest. Photo / Supplied WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT It’s a story that almost beggars belief. Attacked and sexually assaulted by a notorious rapist, a 29-year-old Canadian woman identified as Angela Cardinal* was thrown in […]

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Lydia Ferguson quits her teaching job after she was suspended for posting ‘sultry’ selfies

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Lydia Ferguson quits her teaching job after she was suspended for posting ‘sultry’ selfies

The mother-of-three was eventually suspended over her glamorous snaps. Photo / Facebook A teacher who was suspended over her sultry selfies has quit her job despite pupils defending her social media posts. Students at the Ousedale School in Newport Pagnell, near Milton Keynes said they overheard Lydia Ferguson being told […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte under fire for rape jokes

May 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte under fire for rape jokes

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference at Manila international airport in Manila on May 24, 2017, after returning from a visit to Russia. (Photos by AFP) Human Rights Watch has censured Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for joking about soldiers being able to rape women while battling Daesh. […]

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