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Bangladeshi lawmaker hired 8 lookalikes to take her place in exams

Bangladeshi lawmaker hired 8 lookalikes to take her place in exams

A Bangladeshi lawmaker has been expelled from university after allegedly hiring as many as eight lookalikes to take exams in her place, officials said Monday. Tamanna Nusrat, from the ruling Awami League party, is accused of paying the lookalikes to pretend to be her in at least 13 tests. The scandal emerged after private broadcaster […]

German court rules hangovers are ‘illness’

A German court said in a ruling published Monday that hangovers are an “illness”, in a timely judgment days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in Munich. The case landed before judges in Frankfurt when plaintiffs claimed a firm offering anti-hangover “shots” and drink powders to mix with water was making illegal health claims. […]

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New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that U.S. health officials have linked to vaping. Cuomo said vaping was dangerous and that he was concerned fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes were leading young […]

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Thais allowed 6 cannabis plants per household under draft law

A party in Thailand’s ruling coalition has proposed a draft law that would allow Thais to grow a limited amount of cannabis at home, less than a year after the country legalized the drug for medicinal purposes and research. Under Thailand’s current drug laws, recreational users of cannabis can incur tough penalties, including up to […]

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The iPhone 11 is here

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The iPhone 11 is here

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) caught up with hardware rivals on Tuesday by revealing a triple-camera iPhone, and it rolled out a streaming TV service priced at $5 (P260) a month, undercutting Disney and Netflix. The announcements came at the company’s biggest marketing event, where it unveils its top products for the year ahead, and showcased an […]

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Each additional 10 centimeters in height translates into a 41 percent smaller chance of contracting the disease in men and a 33 percent smaller chance in women, according to the research in medical journal Diabetologia. The greater health risk in shorter individuals is likely linked to higher liver fat content, and a larger number of […]

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