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Gay couple left bloodied and injured after homophobic attack in the UK

Homophobic attack on Rob and Pat in the UK

A gay couple sustained injuries after being subjected to a violent homophobic attack outside a bar in Birmingham in the U.K. early Sunday morning

Unprovoked attack: The victims, identified by their first names Rob and Patrick, had just left the Missing Bar in the city’s Gay Village around 4 a.m. when a group of four men yelled abusive verbal comments and threw bottles at them, reported the BBC.

Hospital Worker Wins $37,500 Lawsuit Against Co-Worker Who Made ‘Kung Fu Noises’ at Him

NHS worker

A Chinese NHS IT department worker won a £30,000 ($37,500) lawsuit against his colleague who repeatedly made “kung fu noises” at him while putting on an accent and talking about the Chinese beer Tsing Tao.

Sandy Sheun, who worked in the IT department at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 10 years, claimed his colleague Stephen Baldwin made the gestures while they were at work, according to Daily Mail.

‘Plague Inc.’ Game Sales Skyrocket in China, But Developer Has a Warning

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“Plague Inc.,” developed by U.K.-based gaming studio Ndemic Creations, saw a massive increase in sales amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China, but its creator advised the public not to rely on the game as a learning tool.

James Vaughn, the creator of the game, said he and the studio have been receiving messages from people asking them about the outbreak that began in Wuhan, China and is already spreading to other countries, according to GameSpot.

‘I’m dying because I can’t breathe… Mom, I’m so sorry’: Woman Suspected Dead in U.K. Smuggling Van Texts

With hopes of finding a better life, 39 migrants from Asia risked and lost their lives trying to reach the United Kingdom. 

Composed of eight women and 31 men, the victims’ bodies were discovered naked or with minimal clothing inside a truck found in Grays, Essex. The container reportedly crisscrossed the Channel via refugee hotspots. The bodies have been moved to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford where they are being formally identified.

U.K. Woman Slaps Indonesian Immigration Officer After She Overstayed Her Visa in Bali

A British tourist who lashed out at an immigration officer has been detained in Indonesia and is facing criminal charges, according to the Directorate General of Immigration.

Auj-e Taqaddas, 42, arrived at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali only to be told that she would need to pay $4,000 after overstaying her visa, which expired on Feb. 18, 2018, the Daily Mirror reported.

London Fashion Brand Sparks Outrage For Labeling ‘Hmong-Inspired’ Designs as ‘Tribal’

London fashion label Eponine incited furor on social media after featuring a new clothing line — obviously inspired by Hmong traditional garb — merely labeled “tribal.”

Have a 👀 at this new bespoke EPONINE Tribal dress, especially the detail on the sleeve 🙌🏻🤩🙌🏻 #eponinelondon #colour = my #happy #eponinelondon #bespoke #fashion for #women #london

Nanoparticles in Tea Leaves Destroy Lung Cancer Cells, Indian Scientists Discover

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves destroy up to 80% of lung cancer cells, according to a new study.

Researchers from Swansea University (UK), KSR Institute of Technology (India) and Bharathiar University (India) refer to the nanoparticles as “quantum dots,” which measure less than 10 nanometers — about 50 atoms. In comparison, a strand of human hair is 40,000 nanometers thick.

U.K. Men Who Tortured, Raped, and Burned Vietnamese Mother Alive Get Life in Prison

A court in the United Kingdom has given whole-life prison terms for the two killers who tortured, raped and murdered a Vietnamese beautician last year.

Newcastle Crown Court presiding judge Justice Morris called 51-year-old William McFall an “extremely violent man capable of monstrous behavior” while describing 40-year-old Stephen Unwin as a “calculating, manipulating and ruthless killer” who had both sexual and financial motivations.