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Heavy snow hits parts of China

Northwestern and eastern China continues to suffer roadblocks and travel chaos, after days of continuous snowfall and temperatures dropping to -25 degrees Celsius in some areas. Since December 20th, heavy snow has been falling on and off in Xinjiang and snow accumulated to over one meter in some parts. State media announced that in Urumqi, [...]

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Jailed Russian oil tycoon found ‘guilty’

Jailed Russian and former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev have been pronounced guilty of embezzlement at the end of the politically charged second trial. The judge said the two men were also guilty of laundering stolen oil funds. The accusation of stealing oil from his now-defunct company Yukos was the main [...]

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Britain fails to make top ten successful countries survey

Britain has failed to make the world’s top ten successful countries, according to a leading international survey of wealth and happiness. The Prosperity Index by the Legatum Institute, the world’s only global assessment of wealth and wellbeing, crowns Norway in first place, up four places from last year’s listing, with Britain lagging behind in 13th, down one [...]

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Father and son record amazing homemade spacecraft video

Amazing video footage of the curvature of the Earth recorded by a device which was homemade by a father and son has been released. Seven-year-old Max Geissbuhler and his dad Luke Geissbuhler from Brooklyn managed to send their homemade spacecraft up nearly 19 miles, high into the stratosphere, bringing back perhaps the most impressive amateur [...]

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Runway opens at Branson’s spaceport

Commercial space travel has taken another step closer to reality with the inauguration of the runway at the world’s first spaceport in the US state of New Mexico. The event was marked with a flypast of an aircraft carrying SpaceShip Two, the vehicle that has been designed to take fee-paying tourists on trips to the edge [...]

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Kanye West shows new diamond teeth inserts

Kanye West has had his bottom row front teeth removed and replaced with diamond ones. The rapper showed off his bizarre new purchase whilst chatting on the Ellen DeGeneres show. The rapper who once controversially appeared on the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine in the image of Jesus Christ wearing a crown of thorns said: “I [...]

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Skydive murderess sentenced to 30-years

A Belgian woman who killed her love rival by sabotaging her parachute has been imprisoned for 30 years. Els Clottemans, a primary school teacher, joined 38-year-old Els Van Doren on a skydive with their mutual lover Marcel Somers and another man in November 2006. Prosecutors said Clottemans, 26, sabotaged key parts of Van Doren’s skydiving equipment the [...]

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French police ordered to clear protest barricades

Police have been sent in to clear barricaded fuel depots and restore supply routes through France. The blockades have been set up as a protest by trade unions to uphold their resistance to a pension reform due for a final vote this week. The action has been magnified by the by fringe members support. The [...]

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Euromillions record prize £113m jackpot claimed

After intense speculation and an agonising wait since being ‘won’ in the weekly draw on 8 October, the UK’s largest ever lottery win has been claimed and paid out, Camelot has announced. The winner beat odds of more than 76 million to one to choose the record-breaking £113m Euromillions Lottery jackpot prize-winning numbers which were [...]

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‘Kangaroo’ released onto dance floor of Dublin hotel

Distressing video footage of what is believed to be a kangaroo or wallaby being manhandled and released onto the dance floor of a Dublin hotel disco has surfaced on the Internet. The incident is being investigated by gardaí and efforts are being made to identify the culprits of such marsupial madness. Around 200 partygoers were [...]

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