Japanese company to pay part of salaries in bitcoin

Friday, 15 December 2017

A Japanese company will start paying part of its employees’ salaries in Bitcoin, as it aims to get better understanding of the virtual currency, a spokeswoman said on Friday.GMO Internet, which operates a range of web-related businesses including finance, online advertising and internet infrastructure, will start paying up to 100,000 yen ($890) monthly by Bitcoin to its employees in Japan from February next year.“Employees can receive salaries by Bitcoin if they want to,” ...

Driver in India wins an award for not honking for 18 years

Thursday, 14 December 2017

It is quite a challenge for people’s patience to not honk while driving in India. A man from Kolkata has done wonders demonstrating his calm superpowers, when it came to not honking on the road . Dipak Das has not honked for 18 years and he has just won an award for his rare behavior. Das, 52, believes if a driver follows this no-horn policy, she/he will become more alert while driving. The Indian driver was awarded in this year's festive gathering ‘Manush Mela’.

British Surgeon pleads guilty to initialing his name on patients’ livers

Thursday, 14 December 2017

A renowned liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon has pleaded guilty to marking his initials on the livers of two patients while performing transplant surgery, according to The Guardian. Simon Bramhall, 53, admitted to two counts of assault in a hearing at Birmingham crown court on Wednesday. The incidents took place on 9 February and 21 August of 2013. He pleaded not guilty to the more serious charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was granted unconditional bail and will be sentenced ...

Treating bumps and humps: Dubai opens $10 million camel hospital

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Pristine operating theatres and state-of-the-art medical equipment are featured in a new Dubai hospital that opened last week - exclusively for camels. Camels remain an important part of the Gulf Arab state's heritage. Camel races and camel beauty pageants are a favorite recreation for locals, and some beasts fetch millions of dollars at auctions in the country. Preserving that heritage is part of the purpose of Dubai Camel Hospital, which cost 40 million dirhams ($10.9 ...

Baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived three surgeries to place her heart inside her chest.Glenfield Hospital in Leicester said Wednesday that baby Vanellope Hope was born in late November with her heart growing on the outside of her body. The unusual condition is called ectopia cordis.Dr. Nick Moore said the baby is in the hospital's pediatric intensive care unit.He says "she has a long way to go but so far at least she now has a chance at a ...

How social media turned ‘lowly’ maid into a star in India

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

A domestic help who took to Facebook to expose sadistic employers and shine a torch on her miserable existence, has become a media darling in Kolkata – capital of India’s West Bengal state and the country’s cultural hub where intellectuals love to lionize the underdog. The more Alpana Mondal writes, the more she is written about!Thanks to relentless coverage, the 29-year-old is a minor celebrity today exactly a year after she began chronicling her life experience on social ...

Video shows awkward moment Russian soldier stops Assad from following Putin

Monday, 11 December 2017

Footage emerged on Monday showing a Russian military personnel preventing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from following Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria's coastal province of Latakia.The video shows Assad hurryingly walking behind Putin trying to catch up but is stopped by a Russian soldier who placed his hand to slow down the Syrian president. Assad can be seen extending his arm thinking the Russian was attempting to shake his hand.The awkward moment was ...

Sudan drops ‘indecency charges’ against women for ‘wearing trousers’

Monday, 11 December 2017

A Sudanese court has acquitted 24 women after they were charged for “being indecent” after wearing trousers at an all-female party in the capital Khartoum.The court of public order in Khartoum has released all 24 women after the judge only fined the party’s organizer with $1,500 (10,000 Sudanese pounds) for providing false information to the concerned authorities regarding the parties’ licensing.Details of the court’s ruling stated that the host of the party issued ...

Five elephants killed by train in India

Monday, 11 December 2017

A train has struck and killed five elephants as they crossed over tracks at a tea plantation in northeast India, an official said Monday. The elephants, including a pregnant female, were part of a larger herd wandering through the plantation early Sunday in Assam state, home to India’s biggest wild elephant population, when they were mowed down by the train. “All five elephants died on the spot. A stillborn calf was later removed from the pregnant female,” said Vikas Brahma, ...

Emirati dies of heroin overdose, friends accused of hiding his body

Monday, 11 December 2017

Three students have been accused of abandoning their Emirati friend’s body in his car in a remote sandy area after he died of a heroin overdose, according to a court hearing on Sunday. One of the students, an 18-year-old Emirati, had been consuming the heroin with the now deceased young man at the time of his death in August, Gulf News reported. The student then called two other friends, both aged 19, to help him hide the body, according to records. The trio are believed to have drove the ...

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