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‘Year in Review: Weirdest stories from 2018’

Life is full of events. Sometimes you encounter phenomenally odd circumstances which leave you flabbergasted and plunge you into pondering that how this just happened. These jaw-dropping events may leave deep impact on your minds. These could be happy, sad as well as awe-inspiring moments. Year 2018 has also had such abnormal incidents; here are the weirdest of all such stories. Car runs over child and what happened next will blow your mind! Brasilia  The 1.59-minute clip titled ‘Lucky Day’ was posted by a user in…

Nigeria’s amputee football team prepares for World Cup debut

LAGOS: Sixteen years after Emmanuel Ibeawuchi lost a leg in a road accident, his dream of playing soccer in a World Cup is about to become a reality. He will captain Nigeria’s team when it makes its debut at the Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico in October. The team hopes to follow in the footsteps of Nigeria’s disabled athletes who won eight gold medals at the 2016 Paralympics, along with two silver and two bronze medals, to finish 17th in the medal table and top among African countries. “We are the best all…

Boys lost weight but in good health as Thai cave rescue restores faith

CHIANG RAI, Thailand: The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from inside a flooded Thai cave lost an average of 2 kg (4 pounds) during their 17-day ordeal but were generally in good condition and showed no signs of stress, a senior health official said on Wednesday. Thais reacted with relief, gratitude, and exhilaration after the last group of the “Wild Boars” soccer team was rescued from the Tham Luang cave, near the border with Myanmar, on Tuesday night, ending an ordeal that gripped Thailand and the world. They…

At least 30 drown as boat carrying football team capsizes in Uganda

KAMPALA: At least 30 Ugandan members of a village football team and their fans drowned on Sunday when their boat capsized on Lake Albert during a party, police said Monday. "There was a party on the boat, the passengers were dancing and others were drunk. The boat was overloaded with 45 people, all members of the football team and local fans," police commander John Rutagira told AFP. "The water was calm but the problem came in when the merrymaking team and fans tilted on one side of the boat... It capsized killing…

Soccer crash survivors undergo operations in Colombia, probe begins

LA UNION, COLOMBIA: Doctors treated traumatised survivors and an investigation was to get underway on Wednesday into an air crash that killed 71 people and wiped out Brazil's Chapecoense football team en route to a cup final in Colombia. Only six people - three players, a journalist and two crew members - survived the disaster on Monday night when Chapecoense's charter plane hit a mountain en route to their Copa Sudamericana showdown in Medellin city. All were being treated at local hospitals. Of the…