Summary A man in England who downed two goldfish as part of a Neknomination dare before regurgitating them has been fined by magistrates. The 20-year-old was filmed setting up a pint-sized aquarium, complete with gravel and fish food, in a glass before drinking it in one go. The clip, which was uploaded to Facebook, goes on to show him vomiting up the contents of the glass into a toilet.
Summary Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state, and Bihar, further north, are ravaged by encephalitis every year. Eighteen per cent children infected with the killer virus had died in UP in 2012, lower than the 37.2% who have lost their lives to the disease so far in 2014. The figures raise questions over initiatives taken by the health and family welfare department to check the outbreak of the disease.
Summary With a little more than a month left to go before the start of college football season, it is time to take a look at how the Auburn Tigers are expected to line up for what they hope will be another SEC championship season. No new starters have been made official by the coaching staff, although a few players stood out from the pack toward the end of spring camp and at the annual A-Day Game. A few key positions remain a mystery thanks to a recent major injury on the defensive line, a few players who did not participate in spring practices and a host of talented newcomers now on campus.
Summary The reception and customer service centre at Marischal College had to be closed during the incident. A spokesman confirmed the man will appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Thursday. The council said the reception and customer service centre were closed for a short time while police dealt with the situation.
Summary KADUNA (Nigeria): Two bomb blasts in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna killed at least 82 people on Wednesday, officials said, in attacks that bore the hallmarks of violent Islamist group Boko Haram. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau last week claimed responsibility for two explosions on June 25 at a fuel depot in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, that killed at least two people. A military offensive since May last year that was meant to dismantle their hold on the northeast has caused the militants to react in two ways: brutal attacks on civilians in the region have surged dramatically, and efforts to strike out in areas far from the rebels' strongholds have resumed.
Summary TAIPEI: A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said. The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, crashed near the runway on the island of Penghu, west of the mainland, with 54 passengers and four crew on board, they said.
Summary On Tuesday's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart announced the humorous launch of a fictional, $10 billion Kickstarter campaign to buy CNN. Stewart explained that if Rupert Murdoch was successful in purchasing CNN parent company Time Warner, the news network would have to be sold off in order to avoid regulatory problems because of the conflict that Murdoch also owns Fox News.
Summary The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people. For weeks after the crash, divers had combed accessible areas in vain for the body of the Indian man who was a Concordia waiter. Whether the Concordia itself might hold the body, "we will only know in the moment that the ship is dismantled in Genoa," Franco Gabrielli, the Italian government official monitoring the entire removal process, told reporters on the island.
Summary Dignified send-off in Ukraine contrasts with reported treatment of bodies after crash. Akmar Binti Mohd Noor, whose sister was aboard Flight 17, cries outside the family holding area at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on July 18. A man prays at a memorial in front of the Dutch Embassy in Kiev on July 18.
Summary Pin the tail on the donkey? The seaside resort town is a favorite destination of A-list celebs like Beyonce and Jay Z -- although I wasn't able to find either of them the one time I was there, and I was yelling their names really loudly. The "Slow Down" singer took a yacht full of friends out into the Mediterranean Sea, where she went parasailing with British supermodel Cara Delevingne and rode on a jet ski with a man who the New York Daily News has identified as Tommaso (Tommy) Chiabra, the reported founder and chairman of Royal Yacht .
Summary Watch as 6-year-old Willie O. shows off his best Michael Jackson dance moves during a talent show set to the hit song, "Smooth Criminal."
Summary DAVAO CITY - Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is offering a P1 million reward for any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect and mastermind in the killing of race car champion Enzo Pastor. Pastor was shot dead in Quezon City on June 12, 2014. The 32-year-old race car driver was on his way to Clark for the final leg of the Asian V8 Championship when he was shot by an unidentified gunman.
Summary * Two-thirds of fresh retail chicken in UK contaminated with campylobacter. * Guardian findings prompt investigations at three major supermarkets. * Government shelves plans to name and shame suppliers. "Time is upon us for everyone to work out how they are going to stump up money to make the interventions on [the production] line," she told the meeting. The eight members of the board were divided on the proposals, leaving the chairman and ex-president of the National Farmers' Union, Tim Bennett, to use his casting vote to quash the plans to name companies for the moment.
Summary The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. Some media reports said the plane was making a crash landing prompted by strong winds from Typhoon Matmo, which hit Taiwan early Wednesday, according to CNA. The plane had taken off from Koasiung, Taiwan, CNA reported. The Penghu islands are off the main Taiwanese island's west coast.