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Girl dead, 18 injured in Karachi amusement park ride accident

KARACHI: One girl died and 18 other people got injured as an amusement park swing ride collapsed near Old Sabzi Mandi in Karachi on Sunday, ARY News reported. One eye witness said the Chair-O-Planes in the newly-inaugurated park fell while people were aboard it, turning the night of joy for the victim families into nightmare. Rescue sources identified the dead girl as Kashaf, daughter of Abdul Samad. Two women were critically injured. All the injured were forthwith rushed to nearby hospitals.  Taking notice of…

Exercise, not vitamins, urged to prevent falls in seniors

TAMPA: Falling is the leading cause of injury-related death among people over age 65, and seniors who want to avoid falls should exercise, not rely on supplements like vitamin D, US guidelines said Tuesday. The new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force update those last issued in 2012, when the independent medical advisory group was favorable to taking supplements containing vitamin D as a way of preventing fall-related injury. But unless a person has vitamin D deficiency or a frail bone condition…

VIDEO: Donkey falls through roof of house in Brazil

SAO PAULO: A wandering donkey fell through a roof of house in Brazil and the unusual incident was caught on camera. The video, filmed last month inside a home in Cajazeiras, starts with the donkey's legs dangling from a hole in the roof. The donkey's attempts to wriggle free eventually lead to it dropping inside the home, where it is able to quickly get back on its feet. The filmer said the donkey apparently climbed onto the roof from an adjacent hill. "Donkey falls through a roof of a residence in. The home is…

Bitcoin drops 50 percent as it falls below $10,000 from almost $20,000

SEOUL: Bitcoin fell almost 50%, piercing below $10,000, while other cryptocurrencies took similar spills due to investor fears that regulators could clamp down on them in an effort to curb speculation. The world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency at one point lost 30 percent of its value since Tuesday. Bitcoin, despite some stabilization in late U.S. trading, was half its record peak of almost $20,000 set on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange a month ago. Ethereum and Ripple, the No. 2 and No. 3 virtual…

Bitcoin falls 14 percent on crackdown fears, hits four-week low

BEIJING: A senior Chinese central banker says authorities should ban centralized trading of virtual currencies including Bitcoin as well as individuals and businesses that provide related services, an internal memo from a government meeting seen by Reuters showed. In the memo outlining details of discussions at a meeting of internet regulators and other policymakers last week, PBOC Vice Governor Pan Gongsheng said the government would continue to apply pressure to the virtual currency trade and prevent the build up of…

WATCH: Scooter zooms away without motorist after accident in China

TAIZHOU, China: A bizarre incident occurred in China when a man fell off his scooter only to see his vehicle whizzing past ahead without him. Sharing a 26-second video clip, People’s Daily, China shared the footage on its official Facebook account. “A scooter carrying two adults and a child flipped over when the driver tried to avoid colliding with a car that was making a U-turn in Taizhou, east China’s Jiangsu province, on Aug 19, 2017. The driver and two passengers were thrown from the scooter after its…