Monthly Archive: May 2018

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Drug-dealing dean shot student for not selling enough weed

BOSTON — A former high school dean known as an anti-violence advocate was convicted Thursday of shooting and nearly killing a student he had recruited to sell marijuana for him. Shaun Harrison, 58, was...

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Russian journalist who faked his death tells off his critics

Ukrainian authorities were raked over the coals for faking a Russian journalist’s death — as the very-much-alive reporter defended the scheme Thursday, telling critics to ‘go f–k themselves.’ Arkady Babchenko stunned friends, colleagues and...

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Uganda imposes WhatsApp and Facebook tax ‘to stop gossip’

Uganda’s parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms. It imposes a 200 shilling [$0.05, £0.04] daily levy on people using internet messaging platforms like Facebook,...

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Pompeii victim crushed by boulder while fleeing eruption

Archaeologists at Pompeii have uncovered the remains of an unfortunate man who was decapitated by an enormous rock while fleeing the volcano. Nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, killing many Pompeii residents and...

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Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team...