An Indian teenager has supposedly committed suicide after playing the online Blue Whale game that goads young people into killing themselves. Ankan Dey, 14, from the town of Anandpur, West Bengal State, India, was found suffocated by a plastic bag in his bathroom. He was discovered by his family who grew suspicious when he did not come out after his bath. Ankan's friends told police he had been playing the Blue Whale game online.
A senior British soldier stationed at a training camp in Kenya collapsed and died while visiting his girlfriend at her home. David Jones, 42, had complained of headache shortly before his mysterious death in front of his 22-year-old partner, Joyce Nyakinyua, in Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya. Police had to fire shots into the air to disperse a crowd that had formed in the vicinity in order to retrieve the body from Nyakinyua's apartment on Saturday evening.
A retired postman saved his drowning tortoise's life after performing CPR on its limp body. Distraught John Fletcher found 45-year-old Freda at the bottom of his garden pond and immediately called his daughter to tell her the bad news. An hour after finding his beloved pet John started performing CPR - and gave the animal mouth to mouth resuscitation, unwilling to accept it had passed away.
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Selecting a term
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