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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk over Florida road

Circus performer Nik Wallenda has walked across a high-wire over a busy road without a safety harness.

The six-time Guinness world record holder climbed 200ft (61m) into the air for the daring stunt in his hometown of Sarasota, Florida.

It took Wallenda about 15 minutes to complete his balancing act from Bayfront Park to the Marina Tower building.

How is Burkina Faso's witch doctor helping team

PLS VISIT http://goo.gl/kXzUs AND SUBSCRIBE  As Burkina Faso progress into the quarter-final stage of the Africa Cup of Nations, some people believe that there could be another force at play, besides player talent.

The football team were viewed by critics as rank outsiders, coming into the tournament.

Blackberry looks to win back users

PLS VISIT http://goo.gl/kXzUs AND SUBSCRIBE  Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of Blackberry phones, was once the leader in the global smartphone industry.

However, it has since lost a considerable amount of market share to rivals such as Apple and Samsung

In an attempt to win back its users, the firm is launching a new operating system, the Blackberry 10 as well as new phone models.

'I surfed the largest wave ever ridden' - Garrett McNamara

PLS VISIT http://goo.gl/kXzUs AND SUBSCRIBE  Surfer Garrett McNamara has been recognised by Guinness World Records for surfing the largest wave ever ridden, a towering 78ft (24m) wall of water he says he caught at Nazare, Portugal, in November 2011.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Boy freed after head stuck in balcony

Firefighters had to use hydraulic spreading pliers to rescue a boy in southwest China after he got his head stuck in between two stone pillars on a balcony.

China's state television, CCTV, said the boy lodged his head in the hole while playing with other children on a stairway of a local government building in Hezhang county in Guizhou.

'Sinkhole' appears in Guatemala bedroom

A Guatemalan woman woke up in the middle of the night to discover a 12m hole (39ft) under her bed.

The country's National Disaster Relief Agency says because Guatemala City is surrounded by volcanoes and prone to heavy rain, it is susceptible to natural erosions that cause sinkholes.

Young girls in rural Afghanistan 'sold as child brides'

Millions of girls across the world end up as child brides, despite the practice being outlawed in many countries.

In rural Afghanistan, the problem of child brides and underage marriage is widespread.

Some families struggle to remain together and feel forced into allowing this illegal practice.

Buildings in China collapse into huge hole

A huge hole has swallowed an entire building complex in China's southern Guangdong province.

The buildings collapsed inside the hole which was near the construction site of a new subway line in Guangzhou.

Police moved more than 300 nearby residents and closed the area to traffic.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Australia weather Cyclone leaves Mooloolaba covered in foam

http://braingamess.blogspot.com Wild weather in the Australian state of Queensland has led to a small town becoming covered in foam whipped up by rough seas.

Residents and visitors could be seen playing in the foam and taking pictures of the unusual phenomenon in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast

Motorcycle narrowly misses container truck hit

http://braingamess.blogspot.com Traffic cameras have captured an extraordinary escape for two men in eastern China.

A truck was taking a corner at an intersection in the city of Linhai, when its heavy container toppled over.
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