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Russia’s Irina Rodnina apologizes for racist Obama tweet, says she was ‘hacked’

Irina Rodnina, Russia’s three-time Olympic gold medalist figure skater and torch-bearer who lit the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony in Sochi, has apologized to President Barack Obama after coming under fire for a racist tweet she now says was the result of her account being hacked. Rodnina, who helped light ...

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Etisalat denies the ‘Uche, face your work’ customer service call

Giant telecommunications company, Etisalat has disowned the very funny, alleged Etisalat customer care call which went viral last month on the social media. Speaking with Encomium Weekly last Friday, February 7, 2014, spokesperson of the telecommunications company reacted to the alleged call: “We are aware of the telephone conversation from ...

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Here We Go Again: Russian figure skater tweets racist Obama Photo

Olympic athletes are having their fair share of problems in Russia.  Friday’s epic opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics featured the classic lighting of the cauldron. Former Russian figure skater Irina Rodnina and hockey player Vladislav Tretyak were granted the honor which symbolically marks the opening of the games. ...

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New Study reveals that Excessive Use of Facebook can Make You Cheat

If you want a long lasting relationship with your partner, you may want to dial down on refreshing your Facebook page. According to a recent study published in the journal of Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking, the social networking site can cause huge problems in relationships. It helps people connect ...

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Nelson Mandela leaves $4 million estate in his will

Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela left his $4.1 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and several local schools, according to a reading of his will on Monday. The will was expected to set off another round of squabbling among members ...

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Obama ‘really impressed’ with Pope’s message of equality

US President Barack Obama expressed strong admiration of Pope Francis for promoting “a true sense of brotherhood and sisterhood and regard for those who are less fortunate,” in an interview aired Friday. “I have been really impressed so far with the way he’s communicated what I think is the essence ...

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Queen Elizabeth II down to her last million due to overspending

According to new reports, the Queen of England is down to her last $1.6m in reserves after royal overspending. She was once the richest woman in the world (in the 80s) and in 2010 Forbes magazine estimated her net worth at around $450 million. And now she’s broke? Dear Lawd! ...

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End Times Alert! Kanye West’s alter ego inspires a new religion called Yeezianity

The third track on Kanye West’s latest album, Yeezus, is called I Am God. And now, according to the anonymous founder of a new religion, called Yeezianity, the rapper is its followers’ God. A comprehensive website, called Yeezianity.com, naturally, touts the new faith as ‘THE BEST CHURCH OF ALL TIME!!!!!’ ...

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Woman uses Facebook selfie to save her life after attack

A Kentucky woman turned to Facebook to seek help after her husband allegedly attacked her and tore out the phone line in her home, posting a picture of her bloody face with the words, “Help please anyone,” WKYT-TV reports. Susann Stacy told police her husband beat her with a handgun ...

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