• German Police Criticized Over NYE Racial Profiling


    The chief of police in Cologne, Germany scrambled to defend his department Sunday against accusations of racial profiling after cops detained hundreds of North African men during New Year’s celebrations.“I reject this negative criticism,” Police Chief Juergen Mathies told reporters.“The clear aim was to prevent similar events to previous year.”The crackdown came a year after more than 2,000 men — including dozens of foreign nationals — sexually assaultedhundreds of womenacross Germany on

  • New Years Eve Nightclub Attack in Istanbul Leaves 35 Dead


    At least 39 people have been killed after a gunman attacked New Year revellers at a nightclub in Istanbul.Another 69people were wounded in the attack, which Istanbul's governor described as aterrorist attack.At least 16 foreign nationals wereamong the dead at the club which was popular with tourists, the Turkish interior ministrysaid.Witnesses told howthe gunman shot at police officers outside the Reina nightclubbefore opening fire at random inside the building.The club waspacked with600 peo

  • Manchester City Star Pays Hooker for Sex—And Disputes $5000 Fee


    A cheapskate Manchester City soccer star had sex with a $5000-a-night hooker while on a pre-season US tour — and then refused to pay her full fee.Raheem Sterling, 22, bedded the Kim Kardashian-look alike in Los Angeles last month but disputed the prostitute’s fee after the pair had sex, before later paying her cash in an envelope.Sterling, who earns nearly $300,000 a week, sent a string of angry WhatsApp messages haggling about the cost before finally getting a Man City fixer to hand over abou

  • Africa Has Entered The Space Race,With Ghana's First Satellite


    The GhanaSat-1―Ghana’s first satellite―began its orbit recently, with a little help from some friends.Thecubesat, built by a Ghanaian engineering team atAll Nations University, was delivered to NASA’s International Space Station in June on a SpaceX rocket that took off frompad 39aat Kennedy Space Center, a NASA spokesperson confirmed.The GhanaSat-1 deployed into orbit from the Center in July, and is now operational, according to project manager Richard Damoah, a Ghanaian professor and assist

  • Oral Sex Linked to Rise in Throat Cancer


    Throat cancer is on the rise in New Zealand and it appears oral sex is to blame.New data from the New Zealand Cancer Registry shows that the number of New Zealand men diagnosed with cancer has nearly doubled in the last 25 years.There were more than 100 cases of throat cancer diagnosed in 2013 alone( 96 of those were men, 26 were women).We're seeing younger professionals who are otherwise healthy (getting cancer), Dr Julian White toldFairfax.Oral sex carries the risk of contracting human pap

  • Starbucks Denies Rumor of Discounts for Immigrants


    Starbucks Corp. is shooting down a rumor that its coffee shops will give discounted drinks and food to undocumented immigrants on Aug. 11.Starbucks senior vice president of global communications, John Kelly, tells The Associated Press in an email that the rumor is “completely false. One hundred percent fake.”The company also took to Twitter to shoot down fake advertisements promoting the so-called “Dreamer Day.”The bogus ads promise 40% off any menu item for undocumented immigrants on Aug. 1

  • Man Dies During Penis Enlargement Surgery


    In an attempt to extend the length of his penis, a man cut his life short.A man in Sweden traded years for inches when he died during penis enlargement surgery performed at a private plastic surgery clinic in Stockholm, Sweden, theJournal of Forensic Sciencesreported.The surgery, considered a safe procedure, involved transferring unwanted fat from the patient’s belly to his penis.This marks the first known death from penis enlargement surgery, the journal reports.Surgeons first performed a peni

  • How Facebook Traps You in a 'Cycle of Failure'


    Millions of us spend endless hours scrolling through our news feeds on Facebook, only to do the same thing again five minutes later.So why do we waste so many hours on the popular social media platform? Scientists believe they have the answer.According to new research, going on your Facebook timeline makes you feel good, even if it doesn't seem that way.Even brief exposure to a Facebook-related image (a logo or screenshot) can cause a pleasurable response in frequent social media users, whic

  • Don’t Do This if You Want an Upgrade


    OPINION:Dress up, they said. You’ll get an upgrade, they said.If you’ve ever been given advice on how to get bumped up from economy on a flight, you would have heard of this “hack”: dress for success.The logic behind it being that if you dress like you should be flying at the pointy end of the plane, you’re more likely to get an upgrade. It’s something about maintaining the prestigious image of business class or first class, or not offending the paying passengers by wearing your comfy, alb

  • 12 Reasons Why You Need To Date a Foodie


    Dating a foodie is like dating the best kind of person. What's better than dating someone who not only understands your love of foodbut shares in that passion? If you wouldn't waste calories on blah food, don't waste time on a blah person (blah person = someone who only eats to survive, rather than someone who survives to eat.) Here are 12 reasons why you should date a foodie.1. Dates are centered around food.Sure, most dates involve food. But when youdate a foodie, it's not just

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