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         Man claims sexual stimulation cleared his sinus    
 
 
Sinuses may be common but they can make life difficult as a stuffy nose can come in the way of several day to day activities. But while people try everything from traditional remedies to pills for curing sinuses, one man claims to have used a bizarre way to do it and doctors are backing him.

 
         Turns out, women are fussed about face fuzz    
 
 
LONDON: Women are more attracted to men with facial hair, a recent study has found. The study, by extra-marital dating site Gleeden, revealed that 76% of ladies have fantasied about a rugged, bearded man and 53% prefer face fuzz to the clean-shaven look, the Daily Star reported.

 
         A Mumbai man's love story with his iPhone X    
 
 
THANE: A man from Thane's Naupada district surely made headlines with his recent stunt, wherein he took a rather unconventional route to get his pre-ordered iPhone X.

 
         Mom who beat girl for incorrect Bible verses gets prison    
 
 
A Pennsylvania woman who beat and tried to strangle her daughter for incorrectly reciting Bible verses has been sentenced to prison. Forty-one-year-old Rhonda Shoffner was sentenced Wednesday to two-and-a-half to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges including aggravated assault of her daughter, who was younger than 13.

 
         Bipasha Basu turns down offer to endorse aerated drink!    
 
 
New Delhi: Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu, who is immensely disciplined with her fitness regime, was recently approached by the makers of a popular aerated drink to endorse their product on the social media.

 
         Vampires may have been real people with a blood disorder    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: The folklore of Vampires has been inspiring a lot of horror stories for hundreds of years and continues to be a hit in Hollywood.

 
         When sex robots helped creator spice up his marriage    
 
 
LONDON: The creator of an artificial intelligence (AI) sex doll has recently claimed that having regular "orgasms" (5-minute orgasms) with his life-like androids spiced up his marriage.

 
         Lord Ganesha issued admit card by a Bihar university    
 
 
PATNA: In a surprising turn of events, Lord Ganesha has been issued an admit card by a university in Bihar and if everything goes smooth then he will write the examination on behalf of an undergraduate commerce student.

 
         Karnataka: Infants placed on hot coals as part of religious ritual    
 
 
HUBLI: In the name of rituals, infants wrapped in banana leaves are made to lie down on a bed of hot coals in Dharwad's Kundgol town near Hubli.

 
         Sex robot Samantha breaks down after being molested tech enthusiasts    
 
 
AUSTRIA: An AI sex doll has been left “heavily soiled” and in need of repairs after being repeatedly molested while on display at an electronics fair in Austria.

 
         Owl feathers may inspire quieter aircraft, turbines    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Owl wings may inspire the next generation of wind turbines, specialised aircraft and autonomous drones with minimum noise footprint, scientists say.

 
         'Honest' thieves return booty with a piece of advice    
 
 
MANGALURU: In a bizarre incident, a group of men broke into a house at Adumaroli near here and stole 99 sovereigns of gold ornaments and cash, only to return two days later with the booty and a piece of advice.

 
         Chhattisgarh: July 1-born girl named 'GST'    
 
 
KORIYA: In an unusual and bizarre instance, parents from Chhattisgarh's Koriya district have named their daughter 'GST' after the launch of India's biggest tax reform as she was born on July 1.

 
         Playing video games makes you a better university student!    
 
 
LONDON: Starting your university life? Playing video games may help you develop 'graduate attributes' - skills required for higher education, a new study suggests.

 
         UP minister's guard carries gun during MRI scan, ruins machine    
 
 
LUCKNOW: In a bizarre incident, Uttar Pradesh Textile minister Satyadev Pachauri's security guard tried to get a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan with his weapon still on him. The result was hysterical yet serious.

 
         Saddam tries to get Aadhar card for Bin Laden    
 
 
JAIPUR: Osama bin Laden is dead and gone but a Saddam Hussain operating an E-Mitra kiosk centre in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district tried to make an Aadhaar card for the slain Al Qaeda terrorist.

 
         Aussie senator breastfeeds in Parliament    
 
 
SYDENY: Greens’ senator Larissa Waters returned to the Upper House Senate for the first time on Tuesday since giving birth to her second child, and brought her in for a feed during a vote. “So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament! We need more #women & parents in Parli,” Larissa wrote on Twitter. Being able to breastfeed in the chamber follows rules introduced last year to create a more family-friendly Parliament in the wake of wha

 
         Pet dogs may help cut stress in kids: study    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Parents, take note! Pet dogs can lower stress levels in your kids and provide valuable social support, a new study has found for the first time. "Many people think pet dogs are great for kids but scientists aren't sure if that's true or how it happens," said Darlene Kertes, from the University of Florida in the US. Kertes reasoned that one way this might occur is by helping children cope with stress. "How we learn to deal with stress as children has lifelong consequences

 
         Rats, it's now hic hic time in Udaipur!    
 
 
JAIPUR: Like their cousins in Bihar, it seems Rajasthan's rodents do not quite believe in keeping matters bottled up. An excise department official in Udaipur, when asked to present before a local court alcohol seized from a resident eight years ago, turned up with a pile of empty bottles, a lawyer said.

 
         Rats drinking alcohol: Bihar police    
 
 
PATNA: Rats in Bihar are in high spirits -- or so the state Police insist. Rodents are believed to have finished off more than 9 lakh litres of alcohol which the police had seized from people flouting prohibition laws in the state.

 
         Fruit Juice Floods Russian Town After Factory Roof Collapses    
 
 
MOSCOW: Russian authorities on Wednesday were probing an accident at a beverage factory that saw fruit juice flood the streets of a town south of Moscow.

 
         Veg dishes irk groom, bride finds another man    
 
 
MUZAFFARNAGAR: The ban on illegal slaughterhouses across Uttar Pradesh took a toll on a wedding as a man in the district refused to solemnise his marriage after seeing that only pure vegetarian dishes were served.

 
         Book reveals why Jinnah shaved off his moustache    
 
 
NEW DELHI: When 42-year-old Muhammad Ali Jinnah popped the question to teenager Ruttie, little did he know that the only condition put forward by the bride-to-be would be "shaving off his moustache". And, Jinnah obliged. Not only did he get rid of his thick moustache, but also redid his hair to impress the lady.

 
         Treatment-resistant 'HIV reservoir' cells identified    
 
 
NEW YORK: In a first, scientists have identified HIV reservoir cells where the virus can persist despite treatment, a finding that may pave the way for new therapies to effectively treat the disease. HIV cure research to date has focused on clearing the virus from T cells, a type of white blood cell that is an essential part of the immune system, researchers said.

 
         Kidnapping, forced marriage: Pakistan's Hindu women hope for protection    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Sapna Gobia is busy preparing for her wedding in Pakistan in a few weeks. In many ways, her wedding will follow traditions passed down through generations, with the bride and groom circling a sacred fire lit by their families. But unlike the marriage of her parents, Gobia's will be formalised by a government certificate under a new Hindu marriage law.

 
         Dogs can adopt human perspective to find food: study    
 
 
LONDON: Ever wondered how your pet dog knows exactly where the food is hidden? It is because they are capable of adopting human perspective to correctly interpret cues and find food that they cannot see themselves, a new study has found. By adopting the position of a human and following their gaze, dogs understand what the human could see and consequently know, researchers said.

 
         Legal spat in US over parents wanting to name child "Allah"    
 
 
WASHINGTON: A civil rights group is suing the US state of Georgia because it will not let a couple give their toddler daughter "Allah" as her last name. Parents Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk want to name their 22-month-old daughter ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah.

 
         Chimp filmed cleaning dead son's teeth for first time    
 
 
LONDON: For the first time, chimpanzees have been observed using tools to clean the corpse of a deceased group member, scientists say. Researchers, including those from University of St Andrews in the UK, observed a female chimpanzee sitting down near the dead body of a young male, selecting a firm stem of grass, and intently removing debris from his teeth. They suggest that the isolated activities of the chimp in the video might offer some clues as to how mortuary rituals began in humans.

 
         Mediterranean diet may improve sperm quality: study    
 
 
LONDON: Adhering to a Mediterranean diet - rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains and healthy fats - may significantly improve sperm quality in men, a new study claims.

 
         Sexual harassment at epidemic levels in UK universities: Report    
 
 
LONDON: Sexual harassment, gender-based misconduct and violence perpetrated by university staff in the UK has hit "epidemic" levels, according to a media report. Freedom of information (FoI) requests by the Guardian newspaper sent to 120 universities, including the prestigious Oxford University, found that students made at least 169 such allegations against academic and non-academic staff from 2011-12 to 2016-17.

 
 
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