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Bogus Mandela hired to feature in new advertising campaign

Johannesburg: The South African who provided bogus sign language for Nelson Mandela’s memorial last year has been hired to feature in a new advertising campaign for a live-streaming app. Thamsanqa Jantjie, who sparked outrage with his gibberish translation of eulogies — including those by US President Barack Obama and Mandela’s grandchildren — is now the

Brazil’s Osama Bin Laden bar attracts tourists and media

Football fans heading to Brazil this summer for the 2014 FIFA World Cup may be in for a surprise when they stumble across the “Osama Bin Laden” bar in Sao Paulo – a local watering hole that has attracted international media attention over its name. The establishment, named after the late al-Qaeda leader, is run

Now, digital glasses will help to express your emotions

Tokyo:  Can’t be bothered to show anyone what you’re thinking? Then a Japanese scientist has the answer — a pair of digital eyes that can express delight and anger, or even feign boredom. Building on a long line of slightly wacky and not-very-practical inventions for which Japan is famous, Hirotaka Osawa has unveiled the “AgencyGlass”. “I

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