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Three-year-old in China survives six-storey fall

Video of Monday’s incident shows the boy clinging onto a slab from a sixth-floor balcony in southwest China and trying to climb back up onto the balcony, while his feet kept slipping. WT24 Desk A three-year-old boy has survived a fall from a sixth-floor balcony in southwest China after neighbours caught him with a large blanket, according to state media, ...

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Go shark raving mad with 2019’s five oddest shark encounters

WT24 Desk  Just when you thought it was safe to go back onto basic cable, Shark Week returns this week to the Discovery Channel., UPI reports. In honor of Discovery’s celebration of all things shark, here are some of the oddest and most surprising shark encounters to make the news in the first half of 2019. The not-so-sneaky thief Doug Nelson, who ...

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Man stacks 30 bars of wet soap for Guinness World Record

WT24 Desk An Idaho man with a penchant for breaking Guinness World Records captured another title when he stacked 30 bars of wet soap in one minute, UPI reports. David Rush, whose previous records include fitting blueberries into his mouth and balancing a running lawn mower on his chin, said he grew out his fingernails to give him enhance ability to grip the slippery bars ...

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Tk 80 lakh seized from DIG’s house

ACC conducts drive on Sunday WT24 Desk In a drive in the city on Sunday, the Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) seized TK 80 lakh from the house of Deputy Inspector General of Prisons of Sylhet Partha Gopal Banik, Agencies report. ACC deputy director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar Bhatcharya told UNB that ACC director Muhammad Yusuf conducted the drive in Partha’s ...

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Mistaken as kidnappers, 2 Cong leaders among 3 thrashed by mob in MP

Suspecting them to be child-lifters, the villagers stopped them and beat them up, the officer said.WT24 Desk Bhopal: Three persons including two local Congress leaders were thrashed by locals on suspicion of being child-lifters in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, police said Friday, The Deccan Chronicle reports. The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday at ...

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Youth escapes lynching

Child-lifting rumour in Chattogram WT24 Desk A youth escaped death in mass beating as he managed to flee after local people caught him suspecting him to be a child-lifter in Hathazari here on Friday night, Agencies report. The victim was identified as Md Mumin, 20, son of Abdus Shukkur of Mirerkhal village in the municipality area. Quoting locals, Belal Uddin ...

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US govt to execute inmates for first time since 2003

Attorney General instructed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions starting in December for five men, all accused of murdering children WT24 Desk The Justice Department said Thursday the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003, ending an informal moratorium even as the nation sees a broad shift away from capital punishment, Agencies report. ...

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Thief takes circus trailer containing bed of nails, electric chair

WT24 Desk An Ohio-based circus said a trailer thief was likely surprised to find the pilfered container was filled with performance items including a bed of nails, a coffin and an electric chair, UPI reports. The Cincinnati Circus Company said the black Homesteader Challenger trailer was stolen from the company’s private lot Saturday in Cincinnati. Officials said it was filled ...

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North Carolina man credits $1 million lottery win to lucky dog

WT24 Desk A North Carolina man said he has a lucky dog to thank for the series of events that led to his winning a $1 million lottery jackpot, UPI reports. Moises Duarte of Henderson told North Carolina Education Lottery officialshe never would have stopped at the Buy Quick Food Mart if he hadn’t had to drop his shih tzu off ...

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Donald Trump And Boris Johnson Street Art Predicted The Future

WT24 Desk Remember this? The image of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump in a toe-curling clinch first appeared in May 2016. That was before the EU Referendum, before the Presidential election, and before the last general election. To many, it seemed like the nightmare that could never happen. Now, it has — if not the saliva-swap, then at least its ...

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