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Meet the ‘world’s first transgender dad and daughter’

ERIC and Corey House from Detroit, Michigan, share a bond like no other parent and their child: they’re both transgender. Corey was born a boy but at the age of 14 she told her mother she was transgender. That was

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‘Jealous’ husband doesn’t speak to his wife for 20 years

It’s completely natural for married couples to have the occasional spat (and the proverbial silent treatment that typically follows). But one man reportedly took it to a whole new level — and it had nothing to do with an argument. Otou

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Auckland beachgoers turn out to ‘Free the Nipple’

Disclaimer: This story contains images of nudity that may offend some readers. Aucklanders turned out in droves to enjoy the sun shining on Mission Bay beach on Saturday afternoon. Included was a small group on the sand who caused a

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Muhammad Ali letter to Nelson Mandela sold for £7,200

A signed letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela offering his condolences on the death of an anti-apartheid leader has sold for £7,200. The typed letter, signed by the boxing legend on “Muhammad Ali in South Africa” stationery, dates from

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A Farmer’s Son with No High-Flying Management Degree Starts an Airline Company in the Himalayas

Budhi Prakash Thakur, an entrepreneur with no degree in business or management, is probably India’s first ever aviation magnate from a farmer’s family. “In the hills, there is no difference between a child and adult when it comes to work.

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Fidel Castro leaves strong mark on modern political literature

The leader of the Cuban revolution and former President, Fidel Castro, who died on Friday night at the age of 90, left a strong mark on contemporary political literature, the media reported on Sunday. A voracious reader, Castro was a

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From Castro Vareeth to Cuba Mukundan

KOCHI: When Lal Jose finalised the name ‘Cuba Mukundan’ for the protagonist in his hit film Arabi Katha, he was yet to give different shades to that character. The prefix `Cuba’ was powerful enough to qualify a proletarian ideologue, who

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Fidel Castro in context

The revolutionary’s achievements in the face of US meddling made him a powerful symbol of resistance against hegemony. As of the year 2006, Fidel Castro, Cuba’s revolutionary leader who has died aged 90, had reportedly been the subject of no

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Melania Trump: 15 things you never knew about Donald’s wife

From nude photo shoots and a creepy phone call to a $100,000 wedding dress and a secret half-brother After acknowledging that her husband’s tweets sometimes “got him in trouble”, the 46-year-old was asked if she tells him when she thinks

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Indian woman wins top bravery award for dramatic sea rescue

Seven fishermen owe Captain Radhika Menon their lives. After their engine failed and their anchor was lost off the coast of India’s Andhra Pradesh state in June last year, the men were left stranded in dangerous waters. They drifted helplessly

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India rupee ban: Film star Ravi Babu takes piggy to bank

A south Indian film star has caused a sensation after being photographed standing in a bank queue with a live piglet tucked under his arm. Ravi Babu said the piglet would star in his next film called Adhigo, which translates

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Michel Lotito: The Man Who Ate An Airplane And Everything Else

Michel Lotito, better known as “Monsieur Mangetout,” which appropriately translates to “Mr. Eats All,” has certainly

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Texas diner gives waiter $750 tip to visit family in Northern Ireland

A waiter in Texas was given a $750 (£605) tip by a diner after mentioning he

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