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#HajjSelfie controversy dominates annual Islamic pilgrimage

Posted on October 7, 2014 by Contributor

Over two million Muslim pilgrims travel to Mecca every year for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Olympic swimmer suspended, heads to rehab

Posted on October 7, 2014 by SAPA

Michael Phelps' comeback took a major hit on Monday, with USA Swimming suspending the 18-time Olympic champion for ...

Chef dismembered transgender fiancé before committing suicide

Posted on October 7, 2014 by Contributor

An Australian-born chef dismembered his transgender fiancé before cutting his own throat when police came to inspect his ...

Wildlife populations have declined by more than 50% in last 40 years

Posted on October 6, 2014 by Contributor

Across the planet fish, birds, mammals and reptile populations have declined by 52 percent since 1970 according to ...

No buyers for abandoned pub due to ghost fears

Posted on October 3, 2014 by BANG Showbiz

The Four Crosses pub in Staffordshire is on the market for £325,000 (almost R6 million), but would-be buyers ...

Massive hairball nearly kills teen girl

Posted on October 3, 2014 by BANG Showbiz

Ayperi Alekseeva, 18, needed life-saving surgery after developing a huge hairball in her stomach.

Lesbian mom sues sperm bank after giving birth to mixed-race baby

Posted on October 2, 2014 by Contributor

A lesbian mother in Ohio in the US is suing a sperm bank after she gave birth to ...

Ebola is winning: Doctors Without Borders president

Posted on September 26, 2014 by SAPA

World Bank president Jim Kim said that the "spread, the magnitude and the complexity of the Ebola crisis ...

Queen’s racehorse tests positive in drug test

Posted on September 26, 2014 by SAPA

A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been stripped of a second-place finish in this year's ...

Record iPhone weekend sales top 10 million: Apple

Posted on September 23, 2014 by SAPA

Apple said Monday it sold more than 10 million of its new iPhone models globally in the opening ...

Three-breasted woman – Truth or scam?

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Contributor

A 21-year-old American woman from Tampa in Florida claims to have undergone plastic surgery to create a third ...

UK father pleads guilty to murder of 9-week-old

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Contributor

Two days into his trial at the Old Bailey in London, a 23 year old man changed his ...

Scotland votes “No” as final ballots are tallied

Posted on September 19, 2014 by SAPA

Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum.

Silly science awards for “seriously” funny research

Posted on September 19, 2014 by SAPA

Spoof Nobel prizes that honour the humour in science were handed out at Harvard University Thursday.

‘Nessie’ leaves Scots wondering as monster vote looms

Posted on September 18, 2014 by SAPA

As Scots prepare to vote for or against independence, the Loch Ness monster's thoughts remain typically shrouded in ...

Traffickers ‘laughed’ as they capsized boat to drown refugees, children

Posted on September 17, 2014 by SAPA

Survivors of Europe's most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat ...

Nightmare murder in paradise – Tourists killed in Thailand

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Contributor

A gruesome sight greeted beach goers in southern Thailand on Monday morning.

Designer says cycling outfits aren’t scandalous

Posted on September 16, 2014 by SAPA

The designer of outfits for a Colombian women's cycling team defended the uniforms against complaints by cycling authorities ...

Aid worker beheaded by IS, fourth captive is being threatened

Posted on September 15, 2014 by SAPA

British aid worker David Haines has been beheaded - like two American journalists before him - and the ...

Madonsela CIA accuser absconded from Umkhonto we Sizwe

Posted on September 15, 2014 by SAPA

It has emerged that the military veteran who accused Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela of working for the CIA ...

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