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  • Five US police officers charged with murder over fatal beating of black man

    Five US police officers working in the state of Tennessee are charged with second-degree murder over fatally beating a black man. The officers were found to have beaten 29 year old Tyre Nichols, during a traffic stop on January 7, in which they pulled him over for reckless driving. According to The Straits Times, Nichols’ family attorney, Ben Crump, says…

  • Australia returns 9 ancient Buddha statues to Thailand after 112 years

    Nine wooden Buddha statues have returned to Thailand after being in Australia for 112 years. Murray Upton, an Australian man from Canberra, contacted the Royal Thai Embassy that he was in possession of nine ancient Buddha statues from Thailand. The Australian said he received the Buddha statues from his father. He said they were in his father’s possession since 1911.…

  • Israeli troops kill 9 Palestinians in a West bank military operation

    Palestinian officials reported today that nine Palestinians, including an elderly woman, were killed in a raid by the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian health minister stated that the situation in Jenin was dire, with numerous injuries and ambulances unable to access the affected area. Additionally, the children’s ward of a local hospital was hit with Israeli…

  • Bangladeshi child plays hide and seek, turns up in Malaysia five days later

    A young boy turned up in Malaysia after becoming trapped inside a shipping container for five days while playing hide and seek in Bangladesh. On January 17, a 45 year old shipping operator opened a container at Port Klang, Malaysia’s largest port, to find a confused, weak Bangladeshi boy named Farim who had travelled over 1,000 miles from home. A…

  • American clinic says nutrient in eggs could increase risk of blood clots

    An American clinic says that a nutrient found in eggs could make people more prone to blood clotting. Cleveland Clinic conducted a study suggesting that the nutrient choline could increase the risk of blood clots when consumed in high concentrations. According to Medical News Today, the body makes some choline, but most of it comes from dietary sources. The nutrient supports…

  • Pop singer Justin Bieber sells song rights for a cool US$200 million

    Pop singer Justin Bieber has reportedly sold his song rights for a cool US$200 million. Now, Hipgnosis Songs Capital will be the new owner of such international hits as “Baby” and “Sorry.” Agence France-Presse reported the sale amount, but Hipgnosis is staying tight-lipped for now. According to the BBC, the company has also acquired Bieber’s share of master recordings. Such…

  • One Iranian footballer sacked, another suspended, for supporting protesters

    Iran’s Islamic Republic regime continues to harass footballers who dare to show solidarity with protesters screaming for freedom. One Iranian footballer has been sacked, and another suspended, for supporting protesters. The footballer who was sacked is 35 year old Voria Ghafouri, the now former captain of the Persian Gulf Pro League club Foolad. IranWire reported yesterday that Ghafouri was sacked…

  • Mass shootings in the US this year up to 70 (video)

    The total number of killings in mass shootings in the United States this year is 70 and the month of January still has a week to go. California is currently wrestling with the aftermath of two consecutive mass shootings, the latest shooting saw a man kill seven ex-colleagues in Half Moon Bay, a coastal city south of San Francisco. The…

  • Maxwell says Epstein was murdered and Prince Andrew pic is fake

    Disgraced Ghislaine Maxwell insists sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was murdered in prison and reckons the infamous photograph of Prince Andrew standing beside Virginia Giuffre is fake. The 61 year old added she wished she had never met Epstein. The convicted sex trafficker made the claims on a televised phone call to the British TV programme the Jeremy Kyle Show yesterday.…

  • Turkey will not support Sweden’s NATO bid after Quran burning

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared he will not be supporting Sweden’s bid to become a member of NATO after a copy of the Quran was set on fire in Stockholm at the weekend. Far-right Swedish-Danish politician Rasmus Paludan was widely condemned for burning a copy of the Quran on Saturday but Sweden takes a more relaxed view of such things believing…

  • Russia to join navy exercises with China and South African next month

    Russia’s state-owned TASS news agency revealed today that a Russian warship equipped with hypersonic cruise missiles will join in exercises with the navies of China and South Africa next month. This marks the first official confirmation of the involvement of the Russian frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov. The frigate is armed with Zircon missiles, capable of…

  • Pakistani man caught smuggling 80,000 pills into Thailand

    A Pakistani man was arrested at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport on Friday after he attempted to smuggle a suitcase brimming with drugs from Pakistan into the Kingdom of Thailand. Airport security flagged down a suspicious suitcase from Karachi, Pakistan, found to contain a plethora of Type 2 and Type 4 psychotropic substances. In total, police at the airport seized 79,200 pills…

  • Know your mouse – facial recognition technology coming for Mickey and Mighty

    The world’s biggest pest-control group, Rentokil, is planning to kill rats through the use of facial recognition software, with trials now taking place in people’s homes, according to Sky News. The software – which Rentokil began developing 18 months ago in partnership with Vodafone – tracks the beasties’ habits to help decide how to kill rats. Rentokil has been developing…

  • Malaysian PM condemns Swedish politician burning Quran

    The Prime Minister of Malaysia condemned the recent act of Islamophobia committed by a Swedish-Danish politician who burned a copy of the Quran. Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim released a statement criticising the burning of Islam’s holy book in Stockholm, Sweden by far-right politician Rasmus Paludan. “Malaysia urges the Swedish government to take urgent measures against the perpetrators of this vile act,…

  • Gunman kills 10 in shooting at California dance studio

    A gunman killed 10 people in a shooting at a California dance studio on Saturday night. The gunman, 72 year old Huu Can Tran, also injured another 10 people after opening fire in the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, located in Los Angeles County. LA County Sherrif Robert Luna did not have the victims’ exact ages, but said…

  • Pad Thai in top 5 most requested meals by US foodies

    A recent survey revealed that the popular Thailand dish pad Thai is the fourth most-requested meal by US foodies. US food delivery platform Grubhub announced the result of its top food ordering trends in its report “2022 Delivered: A Year of Takeout Wrapped in Layers of Comfort,” and pad Thai ranked the fourth most–delivered dish to the doorsteps of hungry…

  • Google announces 12,000 layoffs amid new “economic reality”

    Google is cutting 12,000 jobs globally its parent company, Alphabet, announced yesterday. Like other tech titans in recent weeks, Google is laying off workers as it embarks on some large-scale restructuring. The announcement follows similar layoffs by other tech giants such as Microsoft, Meta (parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp), Amazon and Twitter, as the previously stable tech sector…

  • Taliban forces Afghan shopkeepers to cover mannequins’ faces

    The Taliban is forcing Afghan shopkeepers to cover mannequins’ faces. Mannequins in women’s clothing shops across Kabul now have cloth and bags covering their faces, the Associated Press reported on Monday. The Taliban initially wanted the mannequins beheaded. While some shopkeepers obeyed, others weren’t having it. Shopkeepers complained that they would not be able to advertise their clothes, or that…

  • Super Mario theme park to open in California ahead of new film

    Super Mario is getting its first theme park outside of Japan by way of the US state of California. The Nintendo-themed park is set to open next month just weeks before the old-school characters grace the Hollywood big screen. According to Japan Today, Super Nintendo World will be part of Universal Studios Hollywood- an amusement park that has seen the likes…

  • Pet-loving couple accidently imprison themselves in a dog cage (video)

    A hilarious video of a pet-loving couple from California locking themselves in a dog cage has gone viral. Hats off to Stephanie Ferrari for posting the priceless video on TikTok @stephanieiferrari and allowing the rest of the world to laugh at her mishap. Pet lover Stephanie and her husband are seen in their home with three dog cages. He husband,…

  • Famous Belgian murderer Robert Beijer arrested in Pattaya, Thailand

    Convicted murderer and suspect in Belgium’s infamous ‘Brabant Killers‘ case of the 1980s – Robert Beijer – has been arrested in Pattaya, Chon Buri province, eastern Thailand. Robert Beijer, a former state policeman, was convicted of murdering and robbing an Antwerp diamond dealer in 1995 along with Madani Bouhouche. Beijer was sentenced to 14 years but was let out early…

  • US police officer asks appeals court to overturn George Floyd murder conviction

    The US police officer who was convicted of murdering unarmed black man George Floyd has asked the court to overturn his murder conviction. Derek Charuvin argued to the appeals court that the extreme media attention and potential for riots had deprived him of a “fair” trial. According to NDTV.com, the 46 year old was convicted of murder in Minnesota back…

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