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Mexican Teen Reportedly Injects Krokodil Into Genitals (UPDATED)

Public authorities in Mexico shared details of a gruesome case of the flesh-eating drug krokodil, the first to be officially reported in the state of Jalisco.<p>According to José Sotero Ruiz Hernández, an official with Mexico's National Institute of Migration, a 17-year-old girl in Puerto Vallarta …

Data haul by Android Flashlight app 'deceives' millions

<b>Tens of millions of Android users have been "deceived" by a developer who covertly gathered personal data, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said.</b><p>GoldenShores Technologies took ID and location data from the millions using its Brightest Flashlight app.<p>The developer shared the data with ad …

Privacy

India: Prison no bar to Facebook updates

<b>Several prisoners awaiting trial in a notorious political murder case seem to be updating their Facebook pages from jail, it's reported.</b><p>Far-left activist TP Chandrasekharan was murdered last year in his home state of Kerala, and several of the accused are members of the Communist Party of …

Social Media

Egypt: 'Dwarfs' fight to be classed as disabled

<b>Amid the strife about Egypt's draft constitution, one group vesting its hopes in the document is the Association of the Rights of Dwarfs.</b><p>The courts recognised it only last year, and the Alexandria-based organisation is still fighting to make Egyptians aware of the unique problems faced by their …

Doubt cast on vitamin D's role against disease

<b>Scientists have cast doubt on the value of vitamin D supplements to protect against diseases such as cancers, diabetes and dementia.</b><p>Writing in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, French researchers suggest low vitamin D levels do not cause ill health, although they did not look at bone …

Vitamin D

India sex case: Ex-judge AK Ganguly to face no action

<b>India's Supreme Court has said that it will take no further action against a retired judge accused of sexual misconduct by one of his interns.</b><p>A court-appointed committee concluded that there was "prima facie evidence" of "unwelcome behaviour" by him.<p>But it said that it would drop legal action …

West Bengal

Some dude just bought a Tesla Model S with Bitcoins … and now you can, too

The electronic currency Bitcoin has been in the news a lot recently. Whether for its massive jump in value or for the increasing number of electronic …

Libya violence: US teacher shot dead in Benghazi

<b>An American teacher has been shot dead in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, local officials say.</b><p>Ronnie Smith, who is reported to be from Texas, taught chemistry at the international school in the city.<p>The 33-year-old was gunned down earlier on Thursday as he was jogging in the Fweihat district, a …

Benghazi

Survival and adventure gifts

If there’s one place where your high-tech gear might fail you, it’s in the wilderness. Mother Nature has no time to accommodate your gizmo nonsense, …

I regret my tattoos — Anita Joseph

Beautiful and curvaceous Nollywood actress and singer, Anita Joseph renowned for her controversial nature is back in the news. This time around she …

‘Satan Himself Lives In San Pedro’: Scary Pictures Of The Most Violent City On Earth

With a murder rate of 169 per 100,000 people in 2011, San Pedro Sula was named the world's most violent city in a study by Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice .<p>Over the last few years, homicides in Honduras have risen, even while violence falls in neighboring …

El Salvador

QUAALUDES, HOOKERS, AND PENNY STOCKS: 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Is Epic

It is the kind of movie that will inspire (mostly) men of a certain age (I am guessing 15 to 55) to memorize scenes and forever trade their favorite lines over and over. I won't give any of them away. But this movie will enter the pantheon of Martin Scorsese classics like "Goodfellas" and "The …

10 foods that should NEVER come in a can

So we can all rest easy that Game have got our backs this year when it comes to the festive feast with their Christmas Dinner, sorry Christmas TINner …

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Uganda gives iPads to all MPs

<b>Uganda's parliament has given iPads to all MPs at a cost of $370,000 (£230,000), saying it will make them more efficient.</b><p>Parliamentary commissioner Emmanuel Dombo says it means MPs can access official documents while travelling.<p>He also said the funds had been generated by reducing the budget for …

Africa

China bans banks from handling Bitcoin trade

<b>China has banned its banks from handling transactions involving the Bitcoin virtual currency.</b><p>The ban came in a notice issued by the People's Bank of China, financial watchdogs and the nation's IT ministry.<p>Bitcoins were a "virtual good", had no legal status and should not be used as a currency, it …

Bitcoin

Deadly storm and tidal surge batter northern Europe

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1034000/1034726_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532612229_887c11f8a58deebd65dce958835c0546<p><b>Hurricane-force winds and tidal surges have killed at least seven people in northern Europe, flooded parts of Hamburg and left thousands of homes without</b> …

Black President - Brenda Fassie, Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela

The longest married couple in America have celebrated their 81st wedding anniversary. Ann Shawah was just 17 when she ran away with her future husband John Betar. He was a 21-year-old with a Ford Roadster who drove her and her friends to school. Five children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren now make up their extended family. More here: http://fw.to/m3ah7oD

Young adult readers 'prefer printed to ebooks'

Sixteen to 24-year-olds are known as the super-connected generation, obsessed with snapping selfies or downloading the latest mobile apps, so it comes as a surprise to learn that 62% prefer print books to ebooks.<p>Asked about preferences for physical products versus digital content, printed books …

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Stock Markets

How to go to college like a venture capitalist

A job after graduation. It’s what all parents want for their kids. So, what’s the smartest way to invest tuition dollars to make that happen?<p>The …

College & University

Militias in the Central African Republic are slitting children's throats, razing villages and throwing young men to the crocodiles: http://gu.com/p/3ktn7/fb What needs to happen before the world intervenes? Photograph: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP/Getty Images

Nigerians Face More Violence, Emergency Rule in Northeast

Violence has not abated in northeastern Nigeria despite the military's efforts to quash the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram. Officials say …

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