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‘The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe’: World-record diver can hold his breath underwater for 22 MINUTES

‘The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe’: World-record diver can hold his breath underwater for 22 MINUTES

By Paul Donnelley

  • Stig Severinsen is the holder of multiple records in diving using his ‘State of Zen’ technique to control his breathing
  • Also swam 500ft underwater in 2mins and 11secs 
  • Mr Severinsen, 41 from Aalborg, began free diving in 2003
  • By the end of first year of practising he had already broken three records

These photographs show a world record holder in training – a man who can hold…

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Incredible photographs capture Israeli missiles a split second before they reduce Gaza buildings to rubble in front of Palestinians

Incredible photographs capture Israeli missiles a split second before they reduce Gaza buildings to rubble in front of Palestinians

By Simon Tomlinson

  • Young men and children cower in street as four missiles smash into apartment block a few hundred yards away
  • Family of 35 fled the building moments earlier after being warned by the Israeli military of the impending strike
Gazing skywards with their hands over their ears, these astonishing pictures capture the moment terrified Palestinians watch Israeli missiles falling from the…

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Disabled man, 23, sues Shaq for mocking him on Instagram

Disabled man, 23, sues Shaq for mocking him on Instagram

By Mail Online Reporter

  • Ex-NBA star Shaquille O’Neal shared a picture showing him pulling a face imitating Jahmel Binion in April
  • Binion has ectodermal dysplasia, which affects his face, teeth and hair
  • Shaq deleted the post and apologized following a public backlash
  • Binion started a campaign to raise awareness of his disorder
  • The Michigan man is also suing basketball player Trey Burke and rapper…

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USC engineering student Xinran Ji, 24, was beaten to death

USC engineering student Xinran Ji, 24, was beaten to death

By James Gordon

The family of Xinran Ji, a USC graduate student who died after being beaten in a robbery, arrived to see him at a funeral home near Los Angeles on Thursday.

A cousin spoke on behalf of the family, with help from a translator, who said Ji was killed just one year before he was set to graduate.

His mother and father were overcome with grief as they stepped outside and were unable to…

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Giraffe on trailer smash head against low bridge as truck pass underneath

Giraffe on trailer smash head against low bridge as truck pass underneath

A giraffe has died after smashing its head into a low bridge while it was being transported along a busy highway in South Africa.

The moments before the accident at around 2.30pm today were caught on camera by a horrified fellow driver who described hearing a loud crack.

South Africa’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals told local media the giraffe has since died and the truck…

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Parties Lash Out at Modise Over Pigs

Parties Lash Out at Modise Over Pigs

Johannesburg — Political parties on Tuesday denounced National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairwoman Thandi Modise, following criticism of her controversial North West farm.

henriThe Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters expressed disgust at the cruelty in which the animals were living.

“The [EFF] is utterly disgusted by… Thandi Modise’s negligence on the farm which was bought with a…

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Pieter-Dirk Uys - Activist By Day, South Africa’s Most Popular White Woman By Night

Pieter-Dirk Uys – Activist By Day, South Africa’s Most Popular White Woman By Night

By Helen Reid

Comedian Pieter-Dirk Uys fought apartheid with humour. Today he calls out political hypocrisy and celebrates the contradictions and absurdities of South Africa.

henriWhen Pieter-Dirk Uys gets on stage, no one and nothing is safe. Whether through his incisive impressions of well-known figures or his mimicking of ordinary South Africans, his sharp satire touches on all the facets of South…

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EFF - a Year of Living Dangerously

EFF – a Year of Living Dangerously

henri“Fighters, discipline!” a voice called over the loudspeaker at last week’s protest outside the Gauteng Legislature as EFF members tried to push past police into the building. “Fighters, where is your discipline?”

Groups of EFF supporters marched through the streets, stopping traffic and throwing rubbish from bins across the road. Their leader, Julius Malema, was staging a sit-in with other…

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Wealthy diners driving pangolin to extinction

Wealthy diners driving pangolin to extinction

henriSome wild mammal species are being driven to extinction for their fur, hides, horns or tusks, but the pangolin, or scaly anteater, is being eaten out of existence by wealthy humans, the IUCN warned on Tuesday.

“Consumers are willing to pay increasingly high prices for their meat, which is being plated up at banquets across the East as a luxury food,” the International Union for Conservation of…

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South Korea says North Korea fires 4 short-range projectiles

South Korea says North Korea fires 4 short-range projectiles

SEOUL, South Korea –  North Korea fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast on Wednesday in its latest in a series of missile and artillery tests, officials said.

henriA South Korean Defense Ministry official said the North fired two projectiles in the morning and two in the afternoon from a site at Mount Myohyang northeast of Pyongyang. The official spoke on condition of…

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