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April 23, 2018 10:29 PM Johns Hopkins performs world’s first penile transplant

In the latest breakthrough for the Hopkins reconstructive team, nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons transplanted a deceased donor’s entire penis, scrotum and partial abdominal wall on a wounded soldier over the course of 14 hours. “It’s a real mind-boggling injury to suffer, it is not an easy one to accept,” the soldier said in a statement 12

March 31, 2018 8:14 PM Young boy blossoms despite bloom’s focus on pain

A dense layer of text shields the audience from any wisdom bloom’s lead character has gleaned, writes Carly Maga. Written by Guillermo Verdecchia. Directed by Soheil Parsa. Until April 8 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. or 416-975-8555. “Oh, nostalgia. Oh, before. Oh, happy lie,” bemoans Gerontion, confined to a wheelchair 15

March 19, 2018 2:00 AM Rory McIlroy survives challenge from Tiger Woods to win Arnold Palmer Invitational

Woods got within one shot, but McIlroy pulled away with five birdies over the last six holes Bay Hill was rocking all afternoon, mostly for that red shirt. Woods, who started the final round five shot behind, made three birdies in a four-hole stretch to start the back nine and was within shot of the lead as everyone behind him on the course appeared 12

March 16, 2018 2:35 PM Ex-South African president Jacob Zuma charged with corruption

Zuma will be face 16 charges including fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering. The 75-year-old resigned as president last month, after he was ordered to do so by his party. JOHANNESBURG—The director of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority says that former president Jacob Zuma will be prosecuted on 16 charges of corruption 17

March 15, 2018 4:54 PM Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does, says crown prince

Saudi has put out tender for nuclear energy reactors Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear weapons if its arch rival Iran does, the kingdom's crown prince said in remarks released on Thursday, raising the prospect of a nuclear arms race in a region already riven with conflict. "Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt if Iran developed 42

March 2, 2018 6:21 PM Tattoos found on ancient Egyptian mummies are oldest of their kind

Wild bull, Barbary sheep motifs reveal new insights into use of tattooing At top is the infrared image of the male mummy known as Gebelein Man. On the lower left is a detail of the tattoos observed on his right arm under infrared light. On the lower right are the mummy and tattoos under normal lighting conditions. (British Museum) Researchers have discovered 44

February 28, 2018 9:08 PM Pennsylvania worshippers bring their AR-15s to church, prompting school to cancel classes

The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, which has a worldwide following, believes the AR-15 symbolizes the “rod of iron” in the book of Revelation. NEWFOUNDLAND, PA.—Crown-wearing worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania church on Wednesday, prompting a nearby 20

February 15, 2018 12:54 PM Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen wins Olympic gold in 10,000-m speedskating

Bloemen was so far ahead of his Dutch rival Sven Kramer that his coach was already giving the Canadian a victory hug when Kramer still had 2,000 metres to skate. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Ted-Jan Bloemen won Canada’s first gold medal in the men’s 10,000 metres in long-track speedskating Thursday in Pyeongchang. The 31-year-old, who moved from the Netherlands 13

January 30, 2018 11:47 AM Misprinted tickets invite guests to Trump's 'State of the Uniom' address

Members of U.S. Congress poke fun at the error online Tickets inviting attendees to U.S. President Donald Trump's first official state of the union address are being reissued over a typo.The tickets read, "Address to the Congress on the State of the Uniom." Lawmakers had fun with the glitch: "Looking forward to tomorrow's State of the Uniom," Sen. Marco 40

January 23, 2018 8:57 PM North Korea signals it might hold large military parade day before Winter Olympics

Pyongyang’s statement Tuesday did not mention a parade, but it said the North would “significantly mark” the new Army Building Day on Feb. 8 with “diverse events.” SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—North Korea announced Tuesday that Feb. 8, the day before the Winter Olympics open in South Korea, will be a national holiday honouring its army, raising the possibility 20