The Rev. Billy Graham, the charismatic North Carolina pastor who took his evangelizing crusades around the country and the globe, died on Wednesday morning, according to officials of his organization. He was 99 years old.
Graham served as a counselor or minister to a dozen U.S. presidents, and he preached to an estimated 215 million people in 185 countries around the world during his life.
His message reached millions more as he maintained a near-constant presence on radio, television and the internet.
He also wrote more than two dozen books, including his 1997 memoir,” Just as I Am,” which was a New York Times bestseller.
There have already been 18 school shootings in the USA this year and it’s only February.
The school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Ash Wednesday, February 14, was the 18th school shooting of 2018.
On Jan 23 in Kentucky, a 15-year-old student killed 2 classmates and injured dozens others. Read more
The deputy head of UK charity Oxfam resigned on Monday following allegations that some staff had paid to have sex with Haiti survivors in 2011 during humanitarian relief efforts after an earthquake.
Penny Lawrence explained that she was leaving over what she said was the British charity’s failure to adequately respond to past allegations of sexual misconduct by some of its staff.
Her resignation comes after days of crisis at the charity triggered by a report in the Times newspaper accusing some Oxfam staff of sexual misconduct. Read more
A man who donated a kidney to the woman he loves was overjoyed at saving her life – but saddened when she said no to marriage.
Simon Louis popped the question to Mary Emmanuelle after nursing her back to health following both their ops.
He had carried a torch for her over two decades and had secret hopes of spending the rest of their lives together. But Mary gently rejected.
And Mary, 41, added: “He is my very best friend and always will be. The love between us is real. He could have died doing what he did for me.” Read more
According to Russian authorities, all 71 people on board a Russian jet were killed when it crashed after taking off from an airport near Moscow.
All 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the flight perished when the Saratov airlines flight plummeted to the ground after leaving Domodedovo airport, state news agency TASS reported.
The jet was heading to the city of Orsk in the Orenburg region that borders Kazakhstan when it disappeared from flight radars on Sunday. Read more
Police in China have begun using sunglasses equipped with facial recognition technology to identify suspected criminals.
The glasses are connected to an internal database of suspects, meaning officers can quickly scan crowds while looking for fugitives.
Critics however fear the technology will give even more power to the government. The sunglasses have already helped police capture seven suspects, according to Chinese state media. Read more
Two Brazilian brothers injected themselves with deadly chemicals so they can look buff and they are pleased with the unnatural result.
Tony ‘Hulk’ Geraldo, 49, and Alvaro ‘Conan’ Pereira, 50, are so obsessed with having big muscles they pump themselves full of supplement Potenay B12, which is normally used to treat cows and horses.
The chemicals gave them fake 28-inch biceps and they are not bothered about possible side effects.
They’ve been injecting twice a week since they were teenagers despite being warned by doctors and their family to stop. Read more
A new study has shown that so many men are dying as a result of “risky masturbation practices.”
In Germany specifically, the study showed that as many as 100 people are dying every year while masturbating.
Oxygen deprivation is the most common cause of death in people who are searching for the “ultimate orgasm”, according to forensic examiner, Dr Harald Voss. Read more
A fake doctor treating poor villagers in northern India for colds, coughs and diarrhea has infected at least 33 of them with HIV by using contaminated syringes and needles, a health official said Tuesday.
The health official, Sushil Choudhury, said police were looking for Rajendra Yadav, who fled Bangarmau, a small town in Uttar Pradesh state, after the HIV infections were detected in December last year.
The villagers said they rarely saw Yadav changing the needles. Choudhury said that probably led to the spread of HIV. Read more
A former U.S. Navy veteran who lost her curves after giving birth to twins has revealed how she wears a corset 23 hours a day to maintain her tiny 18-inch waist.
Mother-of-three Diana Ringo, 39, from San Diego, California, says she only takes off the device when she showers or works out – not even removing it to have sex.
The 5ft 2in chef, who’s married to Navy officer Brett, 33, started wearing her waist-shrinking garments nearly three years ago after she lost her natural curves following the birth of her four-year-old twins Armand and Lorenz. Read more