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KP government launches public toilet locator app

Now people can easily locate their nearest toilet

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November 20, 2019


Women fight for toilets in rural Pakistan

22 million Pakistanis relieve themselves in the open, says the UN

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November 24, 2018


This woman gave birth to cancerous mass after believing she was pregnant

NEWS DESK: A mum-of-two was forced to ‘give birth’ to a cancerous mass after she discovered that her pregnancy bump was actually cancer, reported The Independent. Lauren Knowles, 27, from Aberdeen in Scotland, was heartbroken when she discovered that her unborn baby was a deadly disease. When she went for a scan at seven and…

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December 3, 2017


18-karat gold toilet at New York museum

NEW YORK: A New York City museum is offering visitors a chance to sit on a golden throne, but only in private. As part of his “America” exhibit at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan replaced the toilet in the museum’s fourth-floor restroom with a fully functional replica cast in 18-karat gold….

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September 16, 2016


Self-cleaning toilet makes splash in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS: The demo high-tech toilets from Japan are unabashedly right in the middle of the floor at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. While the toilets are not functioning ones, manufacturer Toto is keen to show how its “intelligent” washlet system can be good for the environment and improve people’s experience in the…

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January 9, 2016


Swedish pilot uses axe to open toilet for drunk passenger

STOCKHOLM: The pilot of a Swedish domestic flight used an axe to pry open a toilet door after a drunk passenger locked himself just before landing, Swedish police said Thursday. The passenger, who was on board Nextjet's flight from Stockholm to the northern town of Ornskoldsvik on Wednesday evening, locked himself in the bathroom just…

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August 6, 2015


Australian mistook cockpit for toilet, triggering hijack scare

JAKARTA/PERTH:  An Australian passenger mistook the cockpit door for the toilet, triggering Friday's hijack scare on a Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, police said. Matt Lockley told Bali police after his arrest that he banged on what he thought was the toilet door for a last-minute bathroom break…

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April 26, 2014


Henkel pulls toilet freshener after Ukraine takes offence

KIEV: German consumer goods company Henkel has pulled a toilet freshener from the eastern European market after Ukrainians complained it looked like the former Soviet republic's flag.A television advertisement for the Bref Duo Stick freshener run in Russia (here) caught the attention of Ukrainians – many of whom watch Russian television – last week.In the…

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August 15, 2013


Abandoned Chinese baby rescued from toilet pipe

BEIJING: Firefighters in eastern China have rescued an abandoned newborn baby boy lodged in a sewage pipe directly beneath a toilet commode, state television reported, in a case which has sparked anger on social media sites.There are frequent reports in Chinese media of babies being abandoned, often shortly after birth, a problem attributed variously to…

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May 28, 2013


World's first toilet park flush with success in Korea

SUWON: Rodin's Thinker is pondering even harder than usual as he sits astride a toilet at what has been dubbed the world's first theme park dedicated to the humble restroom – a monument to one South Korean man's vision.The park, located about an hour outside of Seoul in the city of Suwon – otherwise known…

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November 27, 2012


On U.S. car license plates, DAMNIML8 is OK, TOILET is not

TENNESSEE: When Whitney Calk sought a personalized license plate from a Tennessee state agency to tout her vegetarian ideals, she was annoyed when she was told no. Turns out the letters ILVTOFU can be construed to mean more than enjoying bean curd.”When I see T-O-F-U, I see tofu,” says Calk, who requested the so-called vanity…

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June 6, 2012


India army offers 'glacier toilet' in hi-tech sell-off

NEW DELHI: Developed for troops serving on glaciers high in the Himalayas, the non-flushing “bio-digester” toilet made by India's top defence research body is now being offered to companies and poorer states. It is one of 200 technologies produced by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) identified as for sale via the Federation of…

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January 3, 2012


Afghan girl locked in toilet for 5 months

Kabul: Afghan police have rescued a teenage girl who was beaten and locked up in a toilet for over five months after she defied her in-laws who tried to force her into prostitution, officials said Tuesday. Sahar Gul, 15, was found in the basement of her husband's house in northeastern Baghlan province late on Monday…

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December 27, 2011


Puppy survives toilet death

LONDON: A British pup had a narrow flush with disaster after his 4-year-old master decided to give him a bath in the toilet. Daniel Blair was quoted as telling Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid that he tried to clean the muddy 1-week-old cocker spaniel because he was muddy, and he flushed him down the drain. His…

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June 15, 2009

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