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JohnThomas Didymus

Digital Journalist based in Lagos, 05, Nigeria. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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Sikh who removed turban to save boy's life gets new furniture

Auckland - A "Sikh Samaritan" who disregarded religious tradition and removed his turban to cradle the head of a five-year-old boy hit by a car has received new furniture from a New Zealand business owner as reward for his kind act.

Tear-jerking organ donation ad, 'The man and the dog,' goes viral

An ad to raise awareness about organ donation, which dramatizes the saying that the dog is man's best friend, will surely make you cry. The video, titled "The man and the dog," uploaded to YouTube on 20 May, has gone viral with more than 2 million views.

Fox News viewers tend to be less informed, says new study

New York - A new study by Bruce Bartlett, a conservative economist, top official in the H.W. Bush administration and domestic policy adviser to Ronald Reagan, concluded that Fox News viewers tend to be less informed and engage in "self-brainwashing."

5-yr-old begs mom to buy homeless man dinner, says grace with him

Prattville - A kind-hearted five-year-old Alabama boy, Josiah Duncan, begged his mother to buy dinner for a homeless man he saw outside a Waffle House restaurant; and he brought diners at the restaurant close to tears when he said a "blessing" with him.

Watch scary plane landings under high winds at Madeira Airport

Madeiras - The video shows extreme landing tactics skilled pilots were forced to adopt over the weekend at the Madeira Airport due to threatening heavy crosswinds.

U.S. physicists pose with plutonium core of Nagasaki bomb

Tinian - Photos circulating online, taken on Tinian Island in 1945, show U.S. physicists with the Manhattan Project (1942-1946), Harold Agnew, Lawrence Johnston, Bernard Waldman and Luis Alvarez, posing with the plutonium core of the Nagasaki "Fat man" atom bomb.

Sikh abandons religious rule, removes turban to save boy's life

Auckland - A Sikh student from India studying in New Zealand is being hailed around the world as a hero after he ignored religious rule and strict tradition to help a little boy hit by a car. He removed his turban and used it to support the boy's bleeding head.

Florida dad catches 2-m shark in backyard canal where sons play

Miami - A South Florida dad was stunned when he caught a 2-meter shark he believes was a bull shark in the backyard canal where his sons often play. He captured the incident on his phone camera before he returned the fish to the water.

George Zimmerman suffers minor injuries in Florida shooting

Lake Mary - George Zimmerman reportedly suffered minor facial injuries in a shooting incident in Lake Mary, near Orlando on Monday. Police said he suffered injuries in an incident involving a man he had a previous altercation with in September.

Hispanic BBQ restaurant owner defends 'White Appreciation Day'

Milliken - Following an alleged bomb threat and backlash on social media, the Hispanic owner of a Colorado barbecue has defended the decision to observe "White Appreciation Day," saying it was not meant to be racist, but to celebrate the U.S. as a "melting pot."

Tampa family finds severed hand, 'pirate treasure' in attic [Vid]

Tampa - A family in Tampa was cleaning out the attic when they found an old box containing items collected by their great-grandfather thought to have belonged to the legendary eighteenth-nineteenth century buccaneer José Gaspar.

Woman sets car alight, because man won't give cigarette [Vid]

Jerusalem - Israeli police released on Wednesday a shocking CCTV footage showing a woman who appears to deliberately ignite a pump at a gas station in Jerusalem, allegedly because a man who was filling his car at the station refused her request for a cigarette.

Watch BASE jumpers dive off Dubai's tallest residential building

Dubai - Watch a group of adrenaline junkies BASE jump from the top of the Dubai's Marina district Princess Tower, currently the world’s tallest residential only building, second tallest building in Dubai and one of the world’s top 20 tallest buildings.

Baltimore mom Toya Graham smacks rioting son, goes viral [Video]

Baltimore - A furious Baltimore mom has become an Internet sensation after a video emerged online Monday showing her scolding and smacking her 16-year-old son in public, for allegedly taking part in the Baltimore riots.

Nigeria's GDP to hit $1 trn 2030 – Among top 20 world economies

Lagos - Nigeria's GDP will double in the next 15 years to more than $1 trillion, according to the latest projections by the USDA. The optimistic forecast says Nigeria's economy will grow at an annual rate of up to 7.92 percent in the next 15 years.

Watch Mortal Kombat theme song a cappella by The Warp Zone

To celebrate the release of "Mortal Kombat X," the latest in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series, YouTube gamer nerds and sketch-comedians, The Warp Zone, created an a cappella version of the game's iconic techno theme song.

Everest avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake caught on video

Kathmandu - A German climber, Jost Kobusch , posted to YouTube Sunday footage showing a deadly avalanche sweeping through the base camp at Mt. Everest. The avalanche was triggered by Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake, the worst to hit Nepal in decades.

Google now allows you to download, delete your search history

Google has added a feature that allows users to download their entire Google search history, including all search terms used and websites visited by the user. Google now also offers users the option of deleting their entire search history.

Near-Earth Asteroid 2015 HD1 narrowly missed Earth on Tuesday

Asteroid 2015 HD1, a small and faint asteroid, about 50 feet across, missed Earth by a hair's breadth at about 3 a.m. CDT ( 8 UTC), Tuesday, April 21, hurtling past at just 45,600 miles (73,400 kilometers) or 0.2 lunar distance.

Armed man robs Northwest Title Loans, Post Falls [Video]

Post Falls - Police in Post Falls say they are trying to find an armed man who robbed a title loan business on Monday afternoon. He entered the store armed with a shotgun, demanded cash and made away with an undisclosed sum.
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