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Scientists Test Ecstasy As Anxiety-Reducer For Gravely Ill

CALIFORNIA: California scientists are testing whether the illegal psychoactive drug commonly known as Ecstasy could help alleviate anxiety for terminally ill patients, the trial’s principal funder said on Tuesday.

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Working To Death In Japan: Health Warning Over 'No Overtime' Law

Pic: AFPJAPAN'S push to take away overtime from high-paid workers has critics warning it will aggravate a problem synonymous with the country's notoriously long working hours – karoshi, or death from overwork.

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The Rise Of Drones: Is The 'Eye In The Sky' Invading Our Privacy?

Drones are the future. Whether it be for hobbyists, for mail deliveries, photo and video shoots, warfare, police surveillance or maybe even for flying transportation one day.

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Edible LEGO Bricks Anyone?

LEGO is loved by all throughout the years, to build anything and everything.

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5 Richest World Leaders

If you think being a leader of a nation will make you rich beyond imagination, you thought wrong. Well, of course there are those who have gained unbelievable wealth, if you consider their inherited and accumulated assets. Unsurprisingly, many of their countries' citizens lead much, much humbler lives.

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has a staggering amount of wealth, more than the kings in the Arab world. Bisnis.com states the following list of people as the top 5 richest world leaders:

1. President of Russia, Vladimir Putin - USD$40 billion

He took over the president's post in 2012. Before this, he only earned USD$80,000 and since then, he has owned shares in many of Russia's industrial giants making him the wealthiest leader on this list. He owns the house that was built as the official home for the country's leader. One of the houses in Praskoveevka near the Black Sea alone is worth USD$1 billion.

2. King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej - USD$30 billion

The people of Thailand adore him. He has been ruling the country since 1946 making him the longest ruling monarch alive. Bhumibol always has his people's interest at heart in his overseeing the nation's affairs making him the second wealthiest on the list.

3. Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah - USD$20 billion

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah was crowned as Sultan of Brunei after his father relinquished the position in 1967. One of the key components of his accumulated wealth comes from the string of exclusive car manufacturing plants he owns. His Highness also owns a 24-carat gold plated Rolls Royce.

4. King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Abdul Aziz Al Saud - USD$18 billion

The late Abdullah Abdul Aziz Al Saud came third in the list of world's richest kings. He was crowned the ruler of Saudi Arabia when his half brother, Raja Fadh passed away and was given the responsibility to look oversee the two major mosques in his kingdom.

Throughout his reign, he has made many transformations especially in making significant progress for women’s right. King Abdullah is known for his kindness and generosity because the world saw him offer a helping hand to countries that were affected by natural disasters like the earthquake in China in 2008 and during the Katrina hurricane disaster in New Orleans.

5. President of UAE, Khalifa Zayed Al Nahyan - USD$15 billion

Khalifa Zayed Al Nahyan took over after the passing of his father in 2004. He also leads the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and after the calculation has been done, the value of his wealth stood at USD$150 billion. Among the initiative that he helped put in place include a hospital in the USA and schools in Wales.


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What If Your Favourite Marvel Character Swaps Gender? See How They Look Like

Bored with male superheroes? A talented artist on Tumblr called Disimilis has done all of us a favour by creating pictures of the Marvel superheroes; only this time by swapping their gender.

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10 Countries With The Largest Muslim Population In The World

In the year 622, the first revelation was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who embarked on his journey to spread Islam. The event was seen as so important as the start of a golden age and the rise and fall of Islam in its development.

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Men Who Masturbate Will Find Their Hands Pregnant In The Afterlife, Televangelist Says

Jerking the gherkin, chocking the chicken, stroking the snake, spanking the monkey, yanking the chain – these are just some of the many analogies used to describe the act of men, ahem, self-pleasuring themselves.

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Brides For Sale: European Women Lured For Sham Marriages

LONDON — Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met.

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Not Happy? Be Stupid, As Idiocy And Silliness Rules The Day

Do you still remember Bobo? The guy who did the parody of “Sayang” made popular by the Indonesian singer Shae. The video was hilarious and of course like any other funny video that was posted online, it went viral.

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