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紅色「駙馬」吳小暉被公訴 安邦魔術落幕.mp4
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紅色「駙馬」吳小暉(已故中共領導人鄧小平的外孫女婿)被公訴,去年6月被當局帶走。安邦魔術落幕。

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Revellers flock to Greek town for a floury, colourful carnival
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The small Greek town of Galaxidi was veiled by clouds of coloured flour on Feb.  19, in an annual tradition to mark Shrove Monday and the end of carnival.

Tourists and people from across the country come to Galaxidi, 124 miles  west of Athens, to view or take part in the event, donning goggles and plastic work suits.

Hundreds took part in the messy event, where revellers threw handfuls of flour tinted with food coloring at each other for several hours on the town's quay.

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紅色「駙馬」吳小暉被公訴 安邦魔術落幕mp4
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紅色「駙馬」吳小暉(已故中共領導人鄧小平的外孫女婿)被公訴,去年6月被當局帶走。安邦魔術落幕。

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Archaeologists discover ancient necropolis in Egypt
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Egyptian archaeologists have discovered an ancient necropolis containing 40 stone sarcophagi, about 1,000 small statues and a necklace charm bearing the hieroglyphic inscription "happy new year.”

SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF ANTIQUITIES, MOSTAFA WAZIRI, SAYING:
"On December 31, 2017, I was not here honestly, but a colleague alerted me to a scarab (popular amulet), which carried the words 'Happy New Year' in hieroglyphics. This is a message sent to us from the afterlife. It was sent to us on December 31, 2017. Look at this wonderful coincidence."

The site, which is more than 2,000 years old, is expected to take another five years to excavate.

Egypt's relics are a draw for foreign visitors and authorities hope new finds can help attract more as a way to help revive tourism hit by the unrest that followed the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

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U.S. woman found with eye worm previously known only in cattle


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Published at: 2018-02-13

26-year-old woman from Oregon becomes first human to have her eye infected with 14 of these tiny worms previously only seen in cattle.

An Oregon woman has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by a tiny worm species previously seen only in cattle that is spread by flies that feed on eyeball lubrication, U.S. government researchers said on Monday.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientists said 14 translucent parasitic worms of the species Thelazia gulosa, all less than half an inch (1.27 cm) long, were extracted from the 26-year-old woman’s eye over a 20-day period before her symptoms dissipated.

This species of Thelazia worm was previously seen in cattle throughout the northern United States and southern Canada, the researchers reported in a study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. They said the study indicates that North Americans may be more vulnerable than previously understood to such infections.

If the worms remain in a person’s eye for a prolonged time, they can cause corneal scarring and even blindness, according to the researchers.

“Cases of eye worm parasitic infections are rare in the USA, and this case turned out to be a species of the Thelazia that had never been reported in humans,” said study lead author Richard Bradbury, who works with the CDC’s Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria.

Bradbury said previously it was thought there were only two different species of these eye worms that infected humans worldwide, and that Thelazia gulosa is now the third.

The researchers said the woman noticed a small, translucent worm in her left eye after experiencing irritation. Her frequent outdoor pastimes during the summer months exposed her to the infection, they added.

She was from the city of Gold Beach, located on Oregon’s coast along the Pacific Ocean about 40 miles (65 km) north of the California border.

Previous cases of such eye worm infections have been reported worldwide, predominantly in Europe and Asia and in rural communities with close proximity to animals and with poor living standards, the researchers said.

Eye worms are found in a variety of animals including dogs, cats and certain wild carnivores.


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