Sport 

NBA All-Star: Joel Embiid fans bombard Rihanna with messages after starting spot confirmed

If unfamiliar with the story line, Embiid publicly, although jokingly, professed his desire to take Rihanna out on a date back in 2014. He sent out the tweet just months after he was drafted No 3 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. He then suggested Rihanna would go on a date one on condition: “Come back when you’re an All-Star”. And now the 23-year-old has fulfilled his part of the deal, Embiid’s devout followers have flooded Rihanna’s Instagram calling on her to follow through with her word. One fan suggested it…

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WORLD WAR 3 WARNING: Sweden sends emergency guide to five million residents as fears peak

The advice booklet, titled “If Crisis or War Comes”, will be sent out to all 4.7million Swedish households by June. It will updated giving advice on how to handle terrorist attacks and cyber warfare, as well as conventional war tactics. Christina Andersson, from Sweden’s civil contingencies agency, which will produce the guide, said the decision to update procedures came as a result of intensifying Russian military manoeuvres in the region. Experts believe Russia has rehearsed military drills involving the capture of Sweden, within the last year. Vladimir Putin’s eastern superpower…

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Supergran ‘CURES brain tumour’ by eating nothing SAND for more than a decade

Stanislava Monstvilene, 70, from Lithuania claims that she has been living for more than a decade, consuming nothing but sand. The substance which is believed to be indigestible has not only made her healthier but has even cured her brain tumour, she claims. She said:“I had a late stage brain tumour. They said I wouldn’t last long. My haemoglobin level was 60. “I was passing by and once an idea came to my mind – take the sand and eat it. For the first time I choked but then I…

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Japanese PM in PLANE ALERT: Wing panel FALLS OFF Shinzo Abe’s Boeing 747

Officials noticed the panel was missing from the Boeing 747, one of two jetliners used by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for foreign trips, after it flew from Tokyo to its base on the northern island of Hokkaido. A spokesman for the Japan Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) said the part, measuring 15in by 10in has not been found.  It is believed to be an access panel near the pylon connecting one of the engines to the right wing. The ASDF spokesman said the air force would conduct an urgent investigation…

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Lifestyle 

New Year’s Day: Top 10 facts about January 1

1. From the 12th century until Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752, the official new year was not on January 1 but on March 25.  2. Officially in England, 1751 was the shortest year ever, lasting only from March 25 to December 31.  3. Scotland had changed its New Year’s Day to January 1 in 1600.  4. January is named for the two-headed god Janus who could look backward and forward, to the old year and the new, at the same time.  5. If you don’t want to be…

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US Marines boss warns troops to prepare for WAR with Russia

The stark warning by General Robert Neller came as Boris Johnson became the first foreign secretary for six years to visit Moscow, with both sides conceding relations are at a “low point”.  Addressing 300 US Marines on a Christmas visit to their base in Norway, Gen Neller, who heads the 200,000-strong US Marine Corps, told his soldiers to be prepared for a “big-ass fight”.  He said: “I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming.  “You’re in a fight here, an informational fight, a political fight, by your presence.”   He…

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Technology 

Jesus in nanoscale nativity is smaller than a human cell – CNET

This miniscule nativity scene can easily fit into the eye of needle. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University There’s an elaborate nativity scene in Cathedral Square in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. It depicts everything from the baby Jesus to the three wise men and a collection of animals, including sheep and a camel. Researchers at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) have now rendered that scene in nanoscale proportions and nicknamed the project NanoJesus. The team behind the nano-nativity says it’s the world’s smallest, and they’ve submitted it to Guinness World Records…

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UN Jerusalem vote by country: What countries voted against US call on Israel’s capital?

An overwhelming majority of United Nations member states opposed the United States regarding the disputed status of Jerusalem on Thursday. In what was seen as a massive blow to the US, a total of 128 of the 193-member UN General Assembly agreed to resolve the Holy City dispute through “negotiations in line with relevant UN resolutions”. The vote followed President’s Trump decision on December 6 to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.   The official UN position is that East Jerusalem is part of the occupied Palestinian territory –…

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‘We will not act under pressure’ Macron’s ambitions SHOT DOWN as EU leaders shelve reforms

Emmanuel Macron followed up his resounding election victory this year by unveiling plans to reform the EU, including closer eurozone integration. However, following the latest EU summit, Mr Macron’s plans appear in jeopardy after a series of EU leaders came out against the plans. EU leaders had already postponed discussions on the French leader’s eurozone plan until at least March.  Dalia Grybauskaité, President of Lithuania, said that there was no rush on reforming the eurozone and criticised Macron for not releasing any concrete proposals to his plans. She said: “Up…

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LiAngelo Ball says UCLA made him thank Trump

It looks like the feud between President Donald Trump and the Ball family isn’t ending any time soon. LiAngelo Ball, who was on the UCLA men’s basketball team until recently, said Wednesday that the university pressured him to thank the president for his release from China after he and two teammates were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting more than a month ago. “[Trump] tweeted about it before my speech so I had to add it in there right before I gave it,” Ball told “The Breakfast Club,” a morning radio…

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