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Here’s a viral video about an invisibility cloak. Except it isn’t all that invisible

NEWS DESK: Millions of people have been amazed by a ‘quantum invisibility cloak’ after footage of a man using one went viral, reported Metro News. Within days, over 21.4 million people had seen the video which shows the man disappearing behind a cloak he is holding. However, with popularity comes scrutiny and it did not…

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Teen behind viral ‘Angelina Jolie’ botched surgery photos comes clean

Sahar Tabar claimed to have gone under the knife more than 50 times in a bid to look like Angelina Jolie. NEWS DESK: A young woman who shocked the internet with her shocking appearance – which she claimed was the result of botched plastic surgery to look like Angelina Jolie – has finally come clean:…

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Hell hath no fury: wife jailed over mistress bomb hoax

GRENOBLE: It is often said that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but one cheated wife went to extraordinary lengths to exact revenge on her husband’s mistress. Tired of playing second fiddle to her husband’s paramour, the jealous 41-year-old mother-of-four triggered a bomb scare at Geneva airport in an effort to stop her…

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Man held over Multan bus hijacking hoax

MULTAN: A man has been detained over a hoax call made about the hijacking of a bus near Khanewal, Samaa reported. “Tanveer, who was one of the passengers on board the bus, told the authorities over the phone that armed men were trying to force the bus to Dera Ghazi Khan,” officials told Samaa. Responding…

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Hoax call put through to British prime minister

LONDON: A hoax caller pretending to be a spy chief was put through to British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday, prompting a review of security procedures, a government spokeswoman said. The caller pretended to be the director of Britain's electronic spy agency GCHQ Robert Hannigan, and was put through to Cameron on an official…

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Multan man gets 26 years in jail for hoax bomb threats

LAHORE: A man was sentenced to 26 years in jail for making two hoax calls to police claiming he had planted bombs in crowded public places, prosecutors said on Saturday. Mohammad Yousuf, who is in his 30s, made the calls in July in the central city of Multan, telling police that he had placed bombs…

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Police arrest hoax federal minister in Islamabad

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Police have arrested a hoax federal minister and his two brothers for cheating people and public in Islamabad, SAMAA reports.According to police, a person namely Tahir has been taken into custody on complaint of a local lady from Islamabad for pretending as a federal minister and cheating local police with fake official registration…

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MQM slams MRA hoax, demands probe

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Monday deplored what it called a baseless hoax of Mohajir Republican Army (MRA) and termed it a shameful conspiracy. Addressing a press conference here, Mian Atiq ur Rehman, a member of MQM’s Rabita Committee, said that deployment of army in Karachi was the only solution to restore…

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MQM urges CJ to probe MRA hoax

Staff ReportKARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain Friday called upon the Chief Justice of Pakistan CJP) to order a probe to expose people behind a new ‘hoax’ of Muhajir Republican Army.Speaking to members of MQM’s Rabita (Coordination) Committee on phone, he demanded a sincere and impartial investigation to expose elements behind spreading the…

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Hoax tweet tests firms that filter social media for Wall Street

NEW YORK: Firms that scour social media sites such as Twitter for information to help investors and traders make money faced their biggest test yet this week.A tweet reporting explosions at the White House appeared on the Associated Press's official feed Tuesday afternoon, sparking a temporary sell-off that briefly wiped out about $140 billion in…

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Hoax phone calls trouble operators at Fire Brigade Station

Abbas Naqvi shows us how hundreds of hoax calls trouble daily to operators at Fire Brigade Station in Karachi.

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Family of royal hoax nurse tell of “unfillable void”

LONDON: The family of a nurse who apparently committed suicide after taking a prank call at the hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate delivered a tearful tribute to her on Saturday, saying her death had left “an unfillable void”.Jacintha Saldanha was found hanged from a wardrobe with injuries to her wrist in staff lodgings…

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UK hospital divulges Kate's condition in radio hoax

LONDON: The London hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate for severe morning sickness admitted on Wednesday it had fallen for a prank call from an Australian radio station, relaying personal details about her condition.Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in central London on Monday suffering from Hyperemesis…

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Facebook pix spat sparks Philadelphia plane bomb hoax

PHILADELPHIA: A man avenging his girlfriend over a questionable Facebook photograph was charged on Friday with falsely reporting explosives aboard a plane that was ordered to return to Philadelphia Airport, authorities said.Kenneth Smith Jr., 26, was charged with using a telephone to convey false information about the woman's former boyfriend, who was a passenger aboard…

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Man apparently attempting Bigfoot hoax killed on Montana highway

MISSOULA: A man wearing a bushy, military-style camouflage suit in an apparent attempt to impersonate the mythical creature Bigfoot has died after being struck on a Montana highway by two cars, police said on Tuesday.Randy Lee Tenley, 44, was dressed in a “ghillie” — an outfit favored by military snipers and game hunters — and…

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Mom admits to 'Balloon Boy' hoax

DENVER: The mother of a Colorado boy thought to be aboard a homemade helium balloon has admitted to investigators the whole thing was a hoax, according to a court document made public on Friday. The local sheriff had already said the Oct. 15 “Balloon Boy” incident was a publicity stunt and expected felony charges to…

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'Hoax' call from Indian Foreign Ministry: Sherry Rehman

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman said it is impossible that a fake call is delivered to the president of Pakistan and no one can call the President of Pakistan directly. She said that the number from which the call was received on November 28, was a confirmed number of Indian Foreign…

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