Cases of diarrhea, measles and tetanus have been reported in Haiti, the World Health Organisation said Friday as it expressed concern about the spread of such illnesses in camps for quake survivors.
"Several medical teams report a growing caseload of diarrhoea in the last two to three days," said WHO spokesman Paul Garwood.
"The are also reports of measles and tetanus, including in resettlement camps, which is worrisome due to the high… Continue
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A transgender New Yorker has filed a $10 million sex assault suit against an NFL player – and in a separate action is also suing the city, saying she was abused and humiliated by cops.Angelina Mavilia’s legal action against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Eric Green alleges he forcibly sodomized her. The two met in a Scottsdale, Ariz., casino in early 2009 when Green still played for the Arizona Cardinals, the 38-year-old East Side woman says in… Continue
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Winning $30 million in the Florida Lottery should have been the best thing that ever happened to Abraham Shakespeare. But with his newfound wealth came a string of bad choices and hangers-on who constantly hit him up for money. Nine months ago, he vanished. Friends and family hoped he was on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean. On Friday, detectives confirmed that a body buried under a concrete slab in a rural backyard was his.
The home… Continue
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The fiancee of a VIA bus driver whose bullet-riddled body was found in an East Side cemetery believes he was killed for the payout that would come from his life insurance policy.
As Samuel Allen Johnson Jr.'s relatives surrounded her, an emotional Erica Hinton, 27, declined Friday to elaborate on the crime, only saying her fiance “died protecting his son.”
“I can't put a… Continue
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Money might not buy love, but it will buy a six-figure Maybach for the teenaged son of a hip-hop superstar.
Thanks to his dad, hip-hop mogul and businessman Sean "Diddy" Combs, now Justin Dior Combs is the proud owner of a $360,000 luxury sedan.
His dad didn't just throw Justin a huge, star-studded birthday party at the Manhattan club M2 Ultralounge on Saturday night. He also presented the… Continue
Added by Englishchic on January 25, 2010 at 9:04pm —
Forget the Segway. Leave that jet pack behind. NASA is working on a personal flying suit.
Conceptual designs for the experimental vehicle, called Puffin, were introduced by Mark D. Moore, an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center, at a meeting of the American Helicopter Society on Jan. 20 in San Francisco. The Puffin is designed to be 12 feet in length, with a total wingspan of 14 and a half feet; it would weigh in at… Continue
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BEIRUT – An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut early Monday, setting off a frantic search as passenger seats, baby sandals and other debris washed ashore.
At least 34 bodies were recovered, but no survivors were found by nightfall.
The cause of the crash was not immediately known. Lebanon has seen stormy weather since Sunday night, with… Continue
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A baby who was just 11 days old when the Haiti earthquake struck has become one of its most amazing survival stories.
No one believed that Elisabeth Joassaint could have lived as the family home was crushed by the weight of its upper storey.
It was a full seven days later that a French rescue team returned to the ruins to search for the… Continue
Added by Englishchic on January 22, 2010 at 2:43pm —
In a high tech first — really, really high — astronauts in space finally have Internet access.
Space station resident Timothy (TJ) Creamer had been working with flight controllers to establish Internet access from his orbital post ever since he moved in last month. On Friday, his effort paid off. He posted the first live Twitter post truly from space.
"Hello Twitterverse!" he wrote. "We r now LIVE tweeting from the International… Continue
Added by Englishchic on January 22, 2010 at 2:30pm —
A Georgia woman is in jail after police say she forced her son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer as punishment for bad grades.
The sheriff of rural Meriwether County told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday that the 12-year-old boy told his teacher about the killing. The teacher reported it to the Division of Family and Child Services, who contacted police.
Sheriff Steve Whitlock said 38-year-old Lynn Middlebrooks… Continue
Added by Englishchic on January 22, 2010 at 2:20pm —
NBC said Thursday it has reached a $45 million deal with Conan O'Brien for his exit from the "Tonight" show, allowing Jay Leno to return to the late-night program he hosted for 17 years.
Under the deal, which came seven months after O'Brien took the reins from Leno, O'Brien will get more than $33 million, NBC said. The rest will go to his 200-strong staff in severance, the network said in an announcement on the "Today" show.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Former Memphis Tiger basketball star Shawne Williams was arrested Friday on drug charges.
According to Memphis Police, Williams turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Williams was indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury on Tuesday, January 12 on four (4) counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture/deliver/sell and four (4) counts of conspiracy to… Continue
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Sources have confirmed that visa restrictions have been lifted from dancehall artiste Adidja “Vybz Kartel” Palmer.
He has been given a permit that allows him one entry to the United States,” the source said, adding that Kartel will be able to work on this visa.
Kartel, whose last performance in the US was nearly five years ago, has since been trying to renew his work permit for the North American country, without much… Continue
Added by Englishchic on January 15, 2010 at 9:30pm —
The publicity team of Barrington Levy has released a statement to the press questioning why the iconic reggae singer is being persecuted and not the paedophile who violated his fourteen year old daughter?
The release was issued through Platinum Camp Productions, which manages and books Mr. Levy.
According to the release, the Living Dangerously Barrington Levy was called to the police station on January 7th to be questioned. It is… Continue
Added by Englishchic on January 15, 2010 at 9:26pm —
Crime got a big blow when the police made a whopping gun find at the Adolph Levy Warehouse in Kingston.
The police eized 12 high-powered firearms and more than 700 rounds of ammunition from the warehouse
Operation Kingfish spokesman, Sergeant Jubert Llewellyn, said the seizure was made during a joint effort by security personnel.
Reports are that the guns and ammunition, plus 28 magazines and atelescopic lens for a… Continue
Added by Englishchic on January 15, 2010 at 9:10pm —
ANASTACIA Louw of Eldorado Park in Johannesburg was ecstatic when she found out she was pregnant in March last year. Like any expectant mother she imagined what her child would look like.
Throughout her pregnancy she was told by the doctors that she was carrying a healthy baby who had a normal heartbeat. But last Friday the mother of three got the shock of her life when she saw her precious baby for the first time.
Added by Englishchic on January 14, 2010 at 12:52pm —
R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, who was one of the most electric and successful figures in music until a car crash 28 years ago left him in a wheelchair, has died of colon cancer. He was 59.
Pendergrass died Wednesday in suburban Philadelphia, where he had been hospitalized for months..
The singer's son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said his father underwent colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had "a difficult… Continue
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TV Evangelist Pat Robertson made some unusual observations about the Haiti earthquake on his CBN newscast Wednesday, calling the quake a possible blessing and saying the Haitian people are cursed. Take a look at this...What do you… Continue
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