Dogs ruin family photo with hilarious stunt

Dogs ruin family photo with hilarious stunt 1

20th January 2019 World By Agencies A pair of randy golden retrievers ruined a family portrait – and raised some laughs – when they got in front of the camera. When Liam Bornovski visited family late last month in his hometown of Koror in the Pacific islands of Palau, he was excited to pose for a portrait with his loved ones so they’d remember the occasion. The 23-year-old, who lives in New York, said it was only right that their beloved five-year-old dogs Finn and Nemo be included in the…

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Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash 2

By Associated Press Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he’d seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognise missing friends. He couldn’t. Only a handful of the remains still had skin. Dozens were burned to the bone or to ash when the gusher of gasoline exploded, killing at least 73 people. Perez said he and his son bypassed soldiers and ignored warnings to stay clear of the geyser Friday evening in the town of Tlahuelilpan in Hidalgo state,…

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Wild week over Brexit leaves British politics in crisis mode

Wild week over Brexit leaves British politics in crisis mode 4

By AFP LONDON: Britain’s Parliament is crumbling — shored up by scaffolding, patched by endless repairs. And after a week of upheaval over Brexit in the House of Commons and angry exchanges on the streets outside, Britain’s democratic system is looking a bit shaky, too. In the Commons chamber, Prime Minister Theresa May suffered the biggest defeat in Parliament’s history over her European Union divorce deal, narrowly survived a no-confidence vote the next day and was left scrambling for a workable new Brexit plan. Outside, rival protesters sounded off and…

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Woman convicted in Singapore of forcing maid to hurt self with hot water

Woman convicted in Singapore of forcing maid to hurt self with hot water 6

AFP A Singaporean woman was found guilty on Friday of abusing her Myanmar maid, including forcing her to pour hot water onto herself and to drink water laced with floor cleaner. The abuse of the maid, Phyu Phyu Mar, happened from August to October 2016 at the house of the Singaporean married couple who employed her, according to court documents. The abuses detailed in six charges against the wife – Linda Seah – include two instances when the maid was forced to pour hot water onto her left shoulder “to…

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US government shutdown continues to wreak havoc

US government shutdown continues to wreak havoc 8

SABC A scenario of political tit-for-tat is playing itself out in the United States as the government shutdown there edges closer to a month long over irreconcilable differences for the funding of a southern border wall with Mexico. In the latest salvo President Donald Trump blocked a Congressional trip led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Afghanistan and Brussels by denying her delegation the use of a military aircraft just a day after the Democratic leader wrote to the White House to urge the postponement of the State of the Union…

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UK: Queen’s husband, 97, in car accident while driving

UK: Queen’s husband, 97, in car accident while driving 10

By Associated Press LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, was involved in a car crash Thursday while driving in rural England but was not injured. Buckingham Palace said Philip, 97, was checked by a doctor after the accident and determined to be fine. The palace said the two-car accident happened Thursday afternoon near Sandringham Estate, the queen’s country retreat in eastern England. Witnesses told the BBC Philip appeared “very shocked” and shaken after the collision, which caused the Land Rover he was driving to overturn. Norfolk Police said the…

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Rock and roll nuns to perform for pope in Panama

Rock and roll nuns to perform for pope in Panama 12

By AFP With millions of YouTube views and hits on Spotify and iTunes, a group of young nun rockers play one of their biggest gigs next week, and thousands of Catholics, including the pope himself, will lap it up. It may be rock and roll, but Twisted Sister they ain’t, and sex and drugs are not an option for the Sisters of the Servants of the Plan of God. They play their brand of melodic rock in their traditional habits. “We’re young sisters,” says 37-year-old guitarist Sister Ivonne of the…

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‘I select on penis length,’ says female coach of German men’s team

‘I select on penis length,’ says female coach of German men’s team 16

By AFP The first woman to coach a men’s team in one of Germany’s top five leagues is tackling sexism by sarcastically suggesting her selections are based on penis lengths. Former Germany women’s Under-20 midfielder Imke Wuebbenhorst was last month appointed head coach of the men’s team at BV Cloppenburg, who currently sit bottom of the Lower Saxony Oberliga in the fifth tier of German football. When German newspaper Welt jokingly asked whether she sounds an alarm on entering the dressing room, to ensure her players cover themselves up, the…

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Israel police investigate ‘sex-for-judgeships’ allegations

Israel police investigate ‘sex-for-judgeships’ allegations 18

17th January 2019 News, World BBC Police in Israel have arrested a top lawyer as part of an investigation into claims that judicial appointments were traded for sexual favours. The lawyer has not been named and a gag order covers most details of the case. But police said it concerned the appointment of a female magistrates’ court judge and an attempt to promote a male judge to a district court. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has reportedly recused himself because he is a friend of the main suspect. Country profile Justice…

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FRANCE President: Poor people must just stop ‘messing around’

FRANCE President: Poor people must just stop ‘messing around’ 19

By Bloomberg News FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron is trying to convince the Yellow Vest protesters that he’s not an out of touch elitist. But his bid to reconnect with voters hit another snag on Tuesday with an attack on, in his view, feckless poor people. “For people in a difficult situation, we will try to make them take more responsibility,” he said in the northern French town of Gasny. “Because some are doing the right thing, and some are just messing around.” Macron had traveled to the town in Normandy…

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