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Japanese mafia group whose member cuts his finger on his own

(Web Desk) – From Italy to Japan, there are dangerous groups, gangs and mafia which have strange rituals and principles. Similarly, there is an ancient group of criminals Yakuza in Japan. Every member entering this group cuts part of the smallest finger of his back. According to some circles, this ...

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Sugar-craving gene helps lower body fat

(Web Desk) -A common version of a gene that makes you eat more sugar also plays a role in reducing body fat, surprised researchers report. According to UPI, Study first author Timothy FrayLing, a molecular geneticist at University of Exeter Medical School in England, said, “This goes against the current ...

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Wind topples giant statue of China’s first emperor

BEIJING (AFP) – A strong gale-force wind has toppled a giant statue of China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang and flattened its face at a popular tourist site in eastern Shandong province. The 19-meter (62-foot) bronze replica of the monarch — who was the first to unify warring factions in ...

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FBI solves mystery surrounding identity of 4,000-year-old mummy

(Web Desk) – A century-long mystery over the identity of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy has finally been solved by the FBI. According to British newspaper reports, since 1915, scientists have puzzled over the severed head discovered in the corner of a looted tomb in Deit el-Bersha, an ancient Egyptian necropolis. ...

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How weight loss makes us hungrier

( Web Desk) – A Norwegian study of individuals with severe obesity has found that although hormones that control both fullness and hunger increase after weight loss, it seems that hunger wins. Why do we feel more hungry after weight loss?, the researchers conclude, is that overweight individuals who lose ...

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Better sleep can make us feel like a million bucks

(Web Desk) – Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are dangerous, costly, and impact our health and overall well-being. New research puts forth sleep as a major public health concern, and shows that the effects of a good night’s sleep are as beneficial for our happiness and well-being as winning the ...

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Very rare Qing Dynasty bowl sells for $30.4 million

BAIJING (AFP) – An extremely rare Qing Dynasty bowl made for the Chinese emperor Kangxi fetched US$30.4 million (HK$239 million) at auction Tuesday, Sotheby’s said. The bowl, just under six inches (14.7 cm) in diameter, is decorated with falangcai — painted enamels combining Chinese and Western techniques — and flowers, ...

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