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  • Lisa Marie Presley dies of suspected heart attack, aged 54

    Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of rock and roll legend Elvis, died of a suspected heart attack in the early hours of this morning. She was 54 years old. Paramedics were sent to a Calabasas home at 10.37am (6.37am Thai time) after receiving a report of a woman in cardiac arrest, according to Craig Little, a spokesperson for the…

  • Another black life taken in US police custody

    Three things are certain in life in the United States: day follows night, innocent people become fatal victims of random gunman attacks, and black people die in police custody. Already this year, three black men have lost their lives while in the hands of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The latest black life to be lost while in LAPD…

  • Green comet to be visible after 50,000 years

    A green comet is expected to be visible in the night sky for the first time in 50,000 years. Astronomers discovered the comet, named C/2022 E3 (ZTF), in March 2022 at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California. Today (January 12), the comet will reach perihelion, its closest point to the sun, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. According…

  • Toronto man stabbed to death by a group of eight teenage girls

    Toronto police say they know the identity of a 59 year old man who was stabbed to death by eight teenage girls. The man, Ken Lee, was allegedly swarmed by a group of girls in mid-December. He was reportedly living in a homeless shelter and was attacked at around midnight in the city’s downtown. He later died in the hospital.…

  • Indian flight departs with 55 passengers left on bus

    Every flight passenger hates being packed into a busy terminal transport bus from the gate to the stairs before climbing onto their aeroplane. But on Monday morning 55 passengers crammed onto a bus and sat there for an hour while their flight forgot about them and took off. The incident took place in India on a flight operated by budget…

  • New Zealand district in state of local emergency dealing with ex-cyclone Hale’s wrath

    A New Zealand district is under a state of local emergency after ex-cyclone Hale’s wrath pushed a major river toward breaching its banks. The Tairāwhiti Civil Defence declared the emergency as the Hikuwai River has reached a height of 12.5 metres yesterday. It was expected to reach 13 metres by midnight yesterday. Families are self-evacuating due to the risk of…

  • Probe finally launched into mystery of missing Vatican girl after 40 years (video)

    An inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl 40 years ago has been launched by the Vatican after a request by the girl’s family. The 15 year old girl’s vanishing in 1983 sparked a number of theories and has been the subject of a popular Netflix series called Vatican Girl in 2022. Emanuela Orlandi, the teenage daughter of a…

  • WHO to decide if Covid pandemic remains a global emergency on January 27

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is set to decide whether the Covid pandemic is still classified as a global emergency. The organisation is holding a meeting on Friday, January 27 to consider changing its classification. The move comes three years after a global emergency was declared. According to Reuters, WHO spokesperson Carla Drysdale confirmed the scheduled meeting at a Geneva…

  • Piracy in decline around the world

    The Covid-19 pandemic has been rough on everyone. But as we focus on rebuilding tourism and the economy, spare a moment in your thoughts for Jack Sparrow. A new report says that last year worldwide pirate activity was at its lowest since 2008, and possibly since 1992. Piracy and robbery on the high seas are at their lowest levels since…

  • Iran sentences young footballer to 16 years for ‘enmity against God’

    Iran’s regime sentenced a young footballer to 16 years of imprisonment for “enmity against God,” several news outlets reported yesterday. The footballer, 26 year old Amir Nasr-Azadani, participated in protests against Iran’s theocratic regime last year, which began after Iranian authorities murdered a young woman for allegedly showing too much of her hair. Nasr-Azadani was found guilty of “partaking in…

  • Bomb threat against Jetstar flight in Japan (video)

    A caller who appeared to be based in Germany made a bomb threat against a Jetstar flight in Japan on Saturday. The suspect called Narita Airport on Saturday morning in Japan time and said in English that he had planted a bomb on Jetstar Flight 501, according to the airline operator. The flight was headed to Fukuoka from Narita. Jetstar…

  • After year of cryptocurrency turmoil, investors see long winter ahead

    After a year of cryptocurrency turmoil, exchanges and investors are hoping for at least a rebound in 2023. Last year’s volatility tested even the truest of believers as exchanges and funds went into meltdown. Valuations collapsed, enterprises folded and thousands of people lost their jobs. Can the industry reemerge stronger than ever? Can it reemerge at all? After a cruel…

  • Indian man jailed for urinating on 70 year old female passenger

    An Indian man has been jailed after he urinated on a 70 year old woman passenger on an Air India New York to New Delhi flight. A New Delhi court sentenced Shankar Mishra to 14 days in prison for outraging the modesty of a woman while police investigated the incident on Saturday, November 26, 2022. If convicted, he faces up…

  • 2 men found frozen in the belly of Colombian plane

    An aircraft maintenance technician in Colombia made a shocking discovery. Under the belly of an Avianca plane at the airport in Bogota, the bodies of two young men were frozen to death. The airline technician was inspecting and performing regular maintenance on the aircraft of Colombia’s flagship airline when he was horrified by the corpses. The bodies were found today,…

  • Trivial tech at CES – tomorrow’s eyebrows today

    Tech companies showed off their latest products this week at CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, with new developments in video as well as lifestyle enhancements among the trivial tech at CES. The world’s biggest brands do business and meet new partners at CES, the most influential tech event in the world. It’s a proving ground for new…

  • Day of terror as drug cartel gunmen overwhelm Mexican city

    At least 29 people were killed in Culiacán as drug cartel gunmen fought a bloody battle to stop the transportation of El Chapo’s son. Álvaro Arandas was approaching the check-in counter at Culiacán international airport when the pandemonium began. “You could hear the shooting – huge blasts, so much noise,” said the Mexican businessman, who had planned to board a…

  • Teacher shot by 6 year old student in US

    A shocking and disturbing incident occurred at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia in the US yesterday. A 6 year old student shot and wounded a teacher, a woman in her 30s, during an altercation in the classroom. The teacher was taken to a local hospital with injuries believed to be life-threatening, but there has reportedly been “some improvement”…

  • Global food prices, hunger hit record highs

    Global food prices for grain and vegetable oil were the highest on record last year, even after falling for nine months in a row, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said, as Russia’s war in Ukraine, drought and other factors take the blame for inflation and global hunger. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in food prices, dipped…

  • Italian legend Gianluca Vialli dies after long battle with cancer

    Former Italy, Sampdoria, and Chelsea star Gianluca Vialli died at the age of 58. The Cremona-born Italian, who also managed Chelsea and Watford, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017 but was cleared three years later only for it to return in 2021. Vialli played in Serie A, for Sampdoria and Juventus, before moving to Chelsea in England to finish…

  • Absolutely amazing – Our ‘misused, overused, and useless’ language

    Every year since 1976, Lake Superior State University chooses the ten words it found were most “misused, overused, and useless” in the previous year and forbids people from using them for the 12 months to come. Over the years, more than 1,000 everyday terms – to say nothing of the Oxford comma – have made it onto the roll of…

  • Dell plans to stop using Chinese-made chips by 2024

    US computer maker Dell is planning to stop using Chinese-made chips in its computers by 2024. Amid economic tensions between the two countries, the company is also telling its suppliers to reduce the amount of other Chinese-made components in its products. According to Nikkei Asia, the world’s third-largest computer maker told suppliers as early as last year to cut down…

  • Prince Harry’s admiration for Jeremy Corbyn vilified by British establishment

    The vilification of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle by the British tabloids continues to gather pace on the back of a new book written by the Duke of Sussex with the revelation that he backed former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Led by the Daily Mail, which has a particular axe to grind after the High Court in…

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