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Oddities News Archive - September 02, 2008

Home News IN BRIEF *A man who faked his own death to get 300,000 in life insurance was caught after visiting his GP for a check-up. Ahmad Akhtary, 34, gota fake death certificate from Afghanistan stating he died of a "brain trauma" in an accident there.

A MAN who faked his own death to get pounds 300,000 in life insurance was caught out after he visited his GP for a check-up. Ahmad Akhtary, aged 34, got hold of a mockup death certificate from Afghanistan stating he had died of a "brain trauma" in the wake of an accident there.

By Charles Levinson BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military turned over control of Iraq's Anbar province, once the country's most dangerous, to the Iraqi government Monday in a landmark step toward the withdrawal of more American troops.

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Who says science doesn't turn people on? Kate McAlpine is a rising star on YouTube for her rap performance - about high-energy particle physics.

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A disposable diaper has saved the life of an 18-month-old boy, breaking his fall from a third-floor apartment window, officials said Thursday.

A MAN'S bid to cash in his pounds 300,000 life insurance policy was foiled when his own fingerprints were found on his fake death certificate.

Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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