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Saturday, March 03, 2018

Ten Things of Loss and Lay


Passengers walk off train in protest of snow delays/Piers Hanson
  1. Rail services were disrupted after passengers grew frustrated at delays in south London, and began walking down the tracks.
  2. Transhumanism is the theory that the human race can evolve beyond its physical and mental limitations with the help of technology, and an estimated 10,000 people now have chips under their skin.
  3. Two men have been charged with murdering a man who died on holiday in Turkey the day after a fight at a pub in his home town of Blackpool.
  4. Eight Turkish soldiers have been killed in fighting in the north Syrian region of Afrin, the military says, while last month, Amnesty International said indiscriminate shelling had killed scores of civilians in Afrin. And at least 36 pro-Syrian government troops have been killed by a Turkish air strike that entered Afrin two weeks ago to back Kurdish forces.
  5. A California couple has been arrested for keeping their three children in a plywood box in a desert community, living among their own faeces and mounds of rubbish for four years.
  6. An Oregon mortgage fraudster has had his jail sentence extended by a judge after he made his teenage son shoot him in the legs in a bid to delay prison.
  7. The company behind the hit mobile game Angry Birds has closed its London studio, after warning its profits were likely to fall.
  8. Cancer Research this week revealed that millennials are set to become the most overweight generation since records began.
  9. The world's biggest investment management firm is stepping up pressure on companies that make and sell guns after the Florida school shooting.
  10. An English farmer is helping his lambs survive the cold snap by popping them into his oven.

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