Several hundred people in Somalia have attended the wedding ceremony of a man who claims to be 112 years old, and his wife who is only 17 years old.
Ahmed Muhamed Dore - who has already fathered 18 children by five previous wives - said he would like to raise more with his new teenage wife, Safia Abdulleh.
"Today God helped me realise my dream," Mr Dore said, after the wedding in the Galguduud region. The bride's family said she was "happy with her new husband".
Mr Dore has led an interesting life which includes serving as a soldier in the British colonial forces from 1941 and working as a police officer after Somalia’s independence in 1961. His birth certificate was written on goat skin, in traditional Somali style, by his father. Mr Dore’s family currently contains 114 children and grandchildren, including an 80 year old son.
Mr Dore said he and his bride - who is young enough to be his great-great-grand-daughter - were from the same village in Somalia and that he had waited for her to grow up before deciding to propose.
"I didn't force her, but used my experience to convince her of my love; and then we agreed to marry," the groom said.
A spokesperson for Ban Ki-moon, the current UN Secretary General, said that an investigation into the security breach has begun.
The break-in is understood to be a publicity stunt organized by KFC as part of a wider campaign to promote a new menu range. This campaign has included several previous attempts to ‘lobby’ the UN – including a letter written to Mr Ki-moon asking for grilled chicken lovers to be represented at the assembly – for inclusion of the fictional ‘Grilled Nation’ as a UN member state.
News that the actor who dressed as Colonel Sanders for the stunt has been named by KFC as Robert Thompson will surely disappoint those die-hard fans who maintain that the iconic Colonel did not die in 1980.
Fifteen students from the University of Exeter have been left permanantly scarred after branding themselved with heated coat hangers at a house party.
The group apparently decided to give themselves unique and permanent reminders of their time together, by fashioning a home made brand in the shape of their residence's initials from a metal coat hanger. The crude device was first heated on a stove then pressed against the participants' flesh for approximately 10 seconds.
Students that witnessed the event reported large amounts of alcohol had been consumed at the party, whilst another unnamed student added there was no coercion involved.
A spokeswoman for the university said: "This is the first incident of its kind and it is not one we would condone. "Nevertheless we wish the students involved a speedy recovery."
The university spokeswoman added that there would be no formal investigation into the incident.
Activists have shut down Didcot Power Station by climbing on top of the chimney. This power station is being targeted because they want to build new coal stations.
Here is a video of the protesters on top of the power station chimney.
Here is a video from the top of the chimney where the protesters are staying, they say they have enough food and water to last them a week
What do you think about this? Is it going to help us into a greener future or is it going to shut down our power stations and restrict us from progress?
A lost city, sunk off the coast of southern Greece, may have formed the inspiration for the enduring and popular myth of Atlantis. A recent exploration of the site, known as Pavlopetri, by a team of British and Greek marine geologists and archeologists has revealed a great deal about the mysterious location.
The sunken city dates back 5,000 years to the time of the poet Homer’s heroes – long before the ascendancy of classical Greece – and according to experts is wholly unprecedented in terms of size and wealth of detail. Significantly, it is the first sunken city to be found in Greece that predates Plato’s tale of Atlantis and may have formed the inspiration for the poet’s most famous work.
With artifacts and ruins dating from 2,800 to 1,200 BC, Pavlopetri is the world’s oldest submerged city and is said to offer greater potential insight into Mycenaean Greece than any other archeological site.
It is as yet unknown why the city might have sunk but current theories include changes in the sea level, ground subsidence as the result of earthquakes, or a tsunami.
Alternative US newspaper, Westword, claims to have received over 100 applicants for the newly created post of marijuana critic.
The Denver based paper is searching for a writer willing to contribute weekly review of Colorado's booming medical marijuana dispensaries.
Candidates must have a medical ailment allowing them to enter a dispensary and use marijuana under Colorado State law.
"Keep in mind this isn't about assessing the quality of the medicine on site; it's about evaluating the quality of the establishment," says the Westword job posting. "After all, we can't have our reviewer be stoned all the time."
There are now fourteen US states which permit the sale of cannabis for medical purposes, including Colorado and California, and there has been an explosion in the number of pot shops. The dispensaries sell a wide variety of strains, ranging from the upmarket White Widow to the less expensive Afghan Gold Seal. With some strains costing up to $360 (£219) an ounce. However the writer of Westword's 'Mile Highs and Lows' column is expected to focus on the dispensaries, not the drugs. "Compensation will be meagre," says the posting. It says the paper can't pay for marijuana purchases, "although that would be pretty cool."
According to Westword many of the job applicants have offered to work for free.
Despite seemingly endless campaigns from the UK Government for healthier eating, the enduring recession has produced a surge in fast food sales as Brits opt for budget burgers instead of expensive meals.
A man will apear in court for stealing five tourtoises from the Tortoise Garden in Lower Sticker, near St Austell.
Danny Stephen Woodley, of Enfield, London, will appear at Bodmin Magistrates Court on November 6.
At least the tourtoises have been found now and can go back to enjoying the tortoise garden. News from Cornwall UK.
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