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People can use biometrics to enter airport

The government is reportedly planning to completely paperless aircraft boarding process by using biometric access. Aviation secretary R N Choubey reportedly said that they are linking the databases of airlines and airports with passenger IDs such as Aadhaar and passport numbers so that passengers will be able to use biometrics to prove identity before entering terminals and will not have to show ID cards.

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Couple detained over suspicion of eating 30 people

According to reports, Russian authorities arrested a couple on suspicion that they have murdered and eaten at least 30 people. Police reportedly found over half-a-dozen body parts, canned flesh, body parts in saline solution, frozen human meat, and 'recipes' for cooking a human inside the couple's apartment building. The couple reportedly confessed to being involved in preying on, kidnapping, killing and eating at least 30 victims since 1999.

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This country to have world’s first flying taxi

After their first test flight, Dubai has reportedly said that they will soon have the world’s first flying taxi. Developed by Germany’s Volocopter, the drone has a small two-seater chopper cabin. Just like booking a cab, the booking of drone taxi reportedly involves having a mobile phone app and booking through it.

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Prominent singer Charles Bradley passes away

Prominent singer Charles Bradley passes away at 68 in Brooklyn on Saturday. The soul singer’s official Twitter page confirmed his death. The singer had cancelled his trip to the US to perform during the New Year evening just a few days before his death.

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World’s heaviest woman dies in Abu Dhabi

Eman Ahmed, the world’s heaviest woman who underwent a weight-loss surgery in Mumbai earlier this year, passed away in Abu Dhabi on Monday. According to reports, numerous co-morbid conditions including heart diseases and kidney dysfunction resulted in her death. Eman weighed around 500 kg when she arrived in Mumbai in February and lost 324 kg during her weight-loss treatment at the Mumbai hospital. Eman went to Abu Dhabi to go through physiotherapy.

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Tamil bodybuilder dies of cardiac arrest after Muay Thai fight in Singapore

Pradip Subramanian, president of World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation (WBPF) Singapore, has reportedly died after a Muay Thai match on Saturday evening. The 32-year-old, a Tamil, took on YouTube personality Steven Lim at Marina Bay Sands, say reports. Subramanian appeared to lose consciousness after taking a few blows to the head. He was later rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Finland is the most drunkard country in the world: Report

According to a research report by the World Health Organisation, Finland tops the list as the most drunkard country in the world. The top ten countries in the list: Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Netherlands, Slovakia, Denmark, United Kingdom, France and Ireland. Moreover, the WHO report says 4% of the total deaths in the world happen due to drinking.

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US expands travel ban to include North Korea

The US President Donald Trump on Sunday announced new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela, and Chad. The countries were added to the list of affected countries which includes Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. The new restrictions will come into effect on October 18. "Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet", Trump said in a tweet.

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Miss Turkey stripped of crown for tweet on coup to overthrow Erdogan

Miss Turkey, Itir Esen, who won the beauty pageant in Istanbul on Thursday night, has reportedly been stripped of her crown, for her tweet about a failed coup to overthrow the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The 18-year-old reportedly wrote: “I am having my period this morning to celebrate the July 15 martyrs' day. I am celebrating the day by bleeding on behalf of our martyrs' blood.” Miss Turkey title was handed to Asli Sumen, who came second, reports added.

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Reality star Kylie Jenner pregnant with boyfriend's child: Reports

Famous reality television star Kylie Jenner is reportedly pregnant with boyfriend rapper Travis Scott's child. The 20-year-old star was photographed wearing an oversized graphic T-shirt while out with a friend in Los Angeles on September 12. Reportedly, They also know the gender of the child and have informed their friends that they are going to have a girl.

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After taking 290 lives, now another powerful earthquake jolts Mexico

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude on Richter scale struck Mexico on Saturday morning in the southern state of Oaxaca, said the U.S. Geological Survey. However, it reportedly added that there is a “low likelihood of casualties and damage.” Moreover, the quake was much weaker than the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit on Tuesday, killing at least 295 people, reports say.

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Woman allegedly kidnapped, gang-raped in moving car

According to reports, a 25-year old woman was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by four men in a moving vehicle on Friday. The woman was allegedly picked up from near Noida's Golf Course Metro station gate and was raped in a Mahindra Scorpio vehicle. The woman has been sent for medical examination and a case has been registered in Noida's Sector 39 police station.

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Decapitated cobra bites cook in kitchen

In China’s Guangdong province, a restaurant owner who was making a dish made from cobra meat fell unconscious after the snake bit her despite having its head chopped off, say reports. Police reportedly said the woman was preparing the snake in her restaurant's kitchen with her husband on Wednesday. However, as she was cleaning up, the venomous reptile's severed head sprung to life and chomped on her finger. She fell unconscious, and was rushed to hospital. Doctors reportedly said there she received anti-venom treatment and is now in stable condition.

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Pet dog dies on flight, airline offers lost luggage rate

China Southern Airlines reportedly offered a compensation of 1,400 yuan to a man whose French bulldog weighing 14-kilogram died on the airlines’ flight. However, unsatisfied with the offer, the man is now seeking 100,000 yuan, say reports. The dog owner relocated from South China's Guilin to East China's Hangzhou on August 21 and arranged to have his dog sent as cargo to join him. However, the dog of three years had died on the way, due to suffocation.

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Uber’s licence to operate in London cancelled

Uber’s licence to operate its transport service in London was cancelled on Friday as the London government was not satisfied with Uber’s approach. They claimed that there was a lack of corporate responsibility in Uber’s approach.

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Porn actor-turned spy sentenced for posing as jihadist

Reportedly, popular porn actor-turned-German intelligence agent, Roque M has been given a one-year suspended sentence for attempting to share state secrets while posing as a jihadist online. According to reports, he told the court that he pretended to be a jihadist planning an attack in online chatrooms because he was bored.

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Toilets flush with cash in Geneva

Geneva prosecutors are investigating after toilets in a bank and three restaurants were blocked by about $100,000 in high-denomination euro banknotes, they reportedly said on Monday. The Tribune de Geneve reported that the first blockage occurred in the toilet serving the vault at UBS bank in Geneva's financial district, and three nearby bistros found their facilities bunged up with 500-euro notes a few days later. The cash was confiscated during the investigation and it was unclear who would get it if it was found to be lawful, reports added.

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Daughter gang-raped in front of father: Rohingya Muslim’s horror story

Rohingya Muslims in the refugee camps in Bangladesh are experiencing horror with threats from all fronts. Mohammad Kasim, 40, allegedly witnessed his daughter's gang-rape and killing. When he tried to stop the attackers, the Burmese military, they branded his thigh with a red-hot knife, he allegedly said. He also added that he doesn't know his wife and other children’s whereabouts.

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NATO condemns UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

NATO on Wednesday reportedly condemned a UN treaty banning nuclear arms as unrealistic and warned that it risked undermining the international response to North Korea’s atomic weapons program. NATO said the treaty “disregards the realities of the increasingly challenging international security environment” in the face of growing threats, particularly from Pyongyang.

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Boy returns lost wallet with nearly Rs 1 lakh inside

According to reports, a teenager in the US returned a lost wallet, which was carrying $1,500 (about Rs1 lakh) and all his credit cards, to the owner. A woman named Melissa Vang said the teenager waved her husband’s wallet at the security camera outside her house before leaving it on the mat. The woman further added that she tracked the boy and reward him $150 (nearly ₹10,000) for the deed.

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