061 Man kicked off plane for ‘being too fat’

061 Man kicked off plane for ‘being too fat’

A man claims he was asked to disembark a Southwest Airlines aircraft for being overweight. Matthew Harper, who weighs about 24 stone (154 kg), was reportedly asked to step off the flight from ...

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060 Latin America ‘threatened by rising cancer cases’

060 Latin America ‘threatened by rising cancer cases’

Cancer is threatening to overwhelm Latin American countries, experts writing in Lancet Oncology warn. There are far fewer cases of cancer in the region than in the US or Europe - but the prop...

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059 Facebook to charge for messages sent to non-friends

059 Facebook to charge for messages sent to non-friends

FACEBOOK users are to be charged up to ?10 a time to message people who are not in their network of friends. The site will likely charge between 70p and ?10 to contact users who are not i...

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058 Baby sold on Facebook for drug money

058 Baby sold on Facebook for drug money

A man in India has been arrested for allegedly trying to sell his new-born grandson on Facebook for drug money, reports International Business Times. Feroz Khan, 47, made arrangements on the s...

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057 Wrinkle Fillers ‘A Crisis Waiting To Happen’

057 Wrinkle Fillers ‘A Crisis Waiting To Happen’

Injectable anti-wrinkle treatments are a "crisis waiting to happen", government health advisers have warned. A review of cosmetic procedures, ordered by the Department of Health, has found tha...

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056 The Length of the Average Cough

056 The Length of the Average Cough

If you're like most Americans, you head to the doctor for antibiotics when a hacking cough persists more than a week. But a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that we sh...

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055 Stop Killer Robots

055 Stop Killer Robots

WEIRD WORLD: A new global campaign warns of the dangers of "autonomous weapons" - aka killer robot drones - which could soon present an international threat. Academics, activists and Nobel pea...

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054 Samsung Unveils ‘World’s Biggest Smartphone’

054 Samsung Unveils ‘World’s Biggest Smartphone’

Samsung has unveiled the largest smartphone so far - a 6.3in device called the Galaxy Mega. The size of the phone fits into the 'phablet' category - a cross between a phone and a tablet. It is on...

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053 New Zealand Updates Banned Baby Names List

053 New Zealand Updates Banned Baby Names List

King, Princess, Prince. Just because your own little darling is a sweet princess in your eyes doesn't mean the government of New Zealand will let you name your newborn baby that. This week, th...

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052 Nestle CEO seeks to control the world’s water supply

052 Nestle CEO seeks to control the world’s water supply

Gun control may be a hot topic, but what about water control? Recent comments from Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck imply that the world's water will soon come under the control of corporations like his....

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051 Michelle Obama’s triceps spur 4,400 percent increase in upper arm plastic surgery

051 Michelle Obama’s triceps spur 4,400 percent increase in upper arm plastic surgery

First lady Michelle Obama's toned triceps have spurred an almost 4,400 percent increase in upper arm plastic surgery according to a report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (AS...

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050 Married Names vs Maiden Names

050 Married Names vs Maiden Names

A recent survey found that fewer than ten percent of American women plan to keep their names after getting married, down from 23 percent in the nineties. Both Ali and Ophira kept their last na...

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049 Employees Get Tattoo of Company Logo For Pay Raise

049 Employees Get Tattoo of Company Logo For Pay Raise

Talk about company loyalty. A New York-based real estate firm Rapid Realty has offered its 800 employees a 15% pay raise if they tattoo the company's logo onto their bodies, and the offer is s...

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048 Does technology hinder or help toddlers’ learning?

048 Does technology hinder or help toddlers’ learning?

Children under five years old have an uncanny knack of knowing how to master new technology. From smart phones to tablet computers and game consoles, it is not unusual to see toddlers intuitiv...

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047 Cinnamon Challenge: Doctors Warn Of Dangers

047 Cinnamon Challenge: Doctors Warn Of Dangers

Doctors in America have warned that a cinnamon-eating craze popular with teenagers is potentially harmful. The "Cinnamon Challenge" involves trying to swallow one teaspoon of cinnamon without wat...

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046 Celebs Freeze Eggs While Careers are Hot

046 Celebs Freeze Eggs While Careers are Hot

Sofia Vergara is planning ahead. The engaged actress, who hopes to expand her family with fiance Nick Loeb, recently revealed that she froze her eggs. "I'm 40-years-old now," Vergara told Dr. ...

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045 Britain now divided into SEVEN classes not just upper, middle and working: Which are you?

045 Britain now divided into SEVEN classes not just upper, middle and working: Which are you?

The traditional upper class, middle class and working class system appears to have disappeared, according to a new study. We are now grouped into seven social classes - not just upper, middle and...

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044 Airline bans flight attendants from wearing red lipstick

044 Airline bans flight attendants from wearing red lipstick

Turkish Airlines has sparked debate following a move to ban female flight attendants from wearing brightly-colored lipsticks such as red or pink. Turkish Airlines has changed its cabin crew dr...

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043 The Real-Life Merman

043 The Real-Life Merman

Like any other 22-year-old Floridian, Eric Ducharme loves to swim, except when he dives into the water, he trades his swim trunks for a floppy tail. Ducharme is a self-proclaimed merman, a mys...

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042 Woman who thought she was suffering from stomach cramps goes to hospital… and GIVES BIRTH seven hours later

042 Woman who thought she was suffering from stomach cramps goes to hospital… and GIVES BIRTH seven hours later

A woman who went to hospital with stomach pains was stunned to discover she was 35 weeks pregnant and in labour. Hannah Froud, 22, gave birth to her daughter Jessica just seven hours after doctor...

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041 Terra Motors launches electric tuk-tuk for Philippines

041 Terra Motors launches electric tuk-tuk for Philippines

"E-trikes" are part of a movement to cut CO2 emissions and fuel costs in Asian cities. Manila wants 100,000 by 2016.Tuk-tuks are a common way to get around in many Asian cities, but they contribu...

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040 Pay-as-you-weigh airfares the ‘next step’

040 Pay-as-you-weigh airfares the ‘next step’

The head of Samoa Air has defended its policy of charging passengers by their weight, arguing such a system is not only fair but the future for other airlines. "The next step is for the indust...

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039 Motorcycle Helmet Laws: An Attack on One’s Freedom of Choice or a Necessary Safety Requirement?

039 Motorcycle Helmet Laws: An Attack on One’s Freedom of Choice or a Necessary Safety Requirement?

All motorcycle riders in the state of Maine may soon be required by law to wear motorcycle helmets while operating or riding their bikes. The new law proposal has sparked a fierce debate between ...

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038 Medical tourism: A global stampede for affordable care

038 Medical tourism: A global stampede for affordable care

As health costs skyrocket, Western travellers are getting comfortable with "foreign doctors" and much cheaper procedures If you're considering surgery and a vacation this year, you may want to co...

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037 French school excludes Muslim girl for wearing headband

037 French school excludes Muslim girl for wearing headband

A French family is set to sue a school for separating their daughter from her classmates for wearing a five-centimetre-wide headband and a long skirt that was deemed too religious. France has str...

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036 Oklahoma Dentist’s Patients Begin HIV Tests

036 Oklahoma Dentist’s Patients Begin HIV Tests

Up to 7,000 people begin tests for hepatitis and HIV after being treated at dental clinics accused of re-using needles. Hundreds of patients of a dentist accused of poor hygiene at his clinics ha...

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035 Chewing gum could make you FAT because the minty taste makes sugary food more tempting

035 Chewing gum could make you FAT because the minty taste makes sugary food more tempting

It may well give you minty-fresh breath, but chewing gum could also cause weight gain, new research suggests. Scientists have discovered that people who chew gum eat more high calorie sweet foods...

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034 Barack Obama criticised for commenting on California attorney general’s looks

034 Barack Obama criticised for commenting on California attorney general’s looks

President Barack Obama rankled some of his own female supporters on Thursday after he described California's Kamala Harris as the "best-looking attorney general in the country". Mr Obama complime...

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033 Attacking ‘goths, emos, punks and metallers’ now a hate crime in Manchester

033 Attacking ‘goths, emos, punks and metallers’ now a hate crime in Manchester

LONDON - If you punch a punk in Manchester, it could be a hate crime. Police in the English city announced Wednesday that they will begin recording offenses against members of alternative subc...

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032 Nigeria: Floating School Built In Slum Makoko

032 Nigeria: Floating School Built In Slum Makoko

A three-storey floating school will soon be used in Makoko, a poverty stricken community on the flooded coastline of Nigeria's capital. The new primary school in the Lagos slum is built on a f...

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031 Mini ‘Blood Labs’ Can Predict A Heart Attack

031 Mini ‘Blood Labs’ Can Predict A Heart Attack

A blood testing laboratory that is so small it can be implanted under the skin has been invented by Swiss scientists. The device, which is just 1.4cm (0.5in) long, can check up to five differe...

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030 Mass migration: Who benefits and why?

030 Mass migration: Who benefits and why?

It has often been called the brain drain - highly skilled workers in developing countries leaving their homeland to work in one of the rich nations. It is perhaps best known in relation to hea...

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029 Kit Kat Bars Recalled After Plastic Found

029 Kit Kat Bars Recalled After Plastic Found

Nestle has recalled four varieties of Kit Kat Chunky bars after pieces of plastic were found by seven people. The company said the 48g peanut butter, hazelnut, choc fudge and caramel flavour c...

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028 Homeless man who returned diamond ring reunited with long lost family

028 Homeless man who returned diamond ring reunited with long lost family

A homeless man whose life has been turned around after he returned a diamond ring that was dropped into his collection cup has been reunited with siblings he has not seen for 16 years. Billy Ray ...

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027 Dog eats boys finger, dad shoots dog and then retrieves finger while ambulance arrives

027 Dog eats boys finger, dad shoots dog and then retrieves finger while ambulance arrives

An 11-year-old boy in Bradenton, Florida is recovering in hospital after his pinky finger was bitten off by the family's pet dog. According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the boy reached...

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026 Countries with highest suicide rates

026 Countries with highest suicide rates

India: With the growing number of farmer suicides, India has one of the world's highest suicide rates with an average of 10.4 suicides per 100,000 people, according to a World Health Organization...

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025 Cold, hard — and dirty – cash

025 Cold, hard — and dirty – cash

March 28, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- You may want to wash your hands every time you pay with cash. A team of scientists at Oxford University found an average banknote contains 26,000 bacteria. Th...

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024 Berlin Wall: Parts Torn Down By Developers

024 Berlin Wall: Parts Torn Down By Developers

Campaigners have hit out at the developer who removed sections of the wall "in a sneaky manner" before dawn. Parts of the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall have been torn down in a ...

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023 Beer good for your heart and bones, study shows

023 Beer good for your heart and bones, study shows

March 25, 2013 -- Beer may not seem like a healthy drink, but drinking it in moderation can protect your bones, reduce your heart disease risk and more. Brew Master Eric says his mixtures migh...

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022 Vandals Remove an Umbrella from a Statue

022 Vandals Remove an Umbrella from a Statue

Marija Juric Zagorka was a Croatian journalist and writer who worked in the first part of the 20th century. A statue was dedicated to her in Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. Last week, ...

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