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The unique creature, atretochoana eiselti, was found after engineers drained a hydroelectric dam which spans a river connected to the Amazon.
Biologists discovered six of the unusual-looking creatures – each about a meter long – at the bottom of the river-bed on the Madeira river in Rondonia, in Brazil.
Scientists discover new species of ‘blind snake’ in Brazilian river that looks remarkably like a piece of the human anatomy (and stop sniggering).
This blind snake might look a little disgusting, but it is an exciting discovery for scientists, who believe it is closely related to salamanders and frogs
The creatures were discovered in November, however it took until today for scientists to correctly classify the snake’s genus – confirming it is a rare creature which has only been spotted sporadically since first spotted in 1968.
A woman has been hailed a hero after details of her astonishing work with abandoned children has emerged.
Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from kidney failure, found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a living by recycling rubbish.
She and her late husband Li Zin, who died 17 years ago, kept four of the children and passed the others onto friends and family to start new lives.
Her youngest son Zhang Qilin – now aged just seven – was found in a dustbin by Lou when she was 82.
‘Even though I was already getting old I could not simply ignore the baby and leave him to die in the trash. He looked so sweet and so needy. I had to take him home with me,’ she said.
‘I took him back to our home, which is a very small modest house in the countryside and nursed him to health. He is now a thriving little boy, who is happy and healthy.
‘My older children all help look after Zhang Qilin, he is very special to all of us. I named him after the Chinese word for rare and precious.
‘The whole thing started when I found the first baby, a little girl back in 1972 when I was out collecting rubbish. She was just lying amongst the junk on the street, abandoned. She would have died had we not rescued her and taken her in.
‘Watching her grow and become stronger gave us such happiness and I realised I had a real love of caring for children.
‘I realised if we had strength enough to collect garbage how could we not recycle something as important as human lives,’ she explained.
‘These children need love and care. They are all precious human lives. I do not understand how people can leave such a vulnerable baby on the streets.
Word of her kind-hearted gestures has now spread in China, where thousands of babies are abandoned on the streets by their poverty stricken parents.
Lou, who has one biological daughter, Zhang Caiying and now aged 49, devoted her life to looking after the abandoned babies.One fan explained: ‘She is shaming to governments, schools and people who stand by and do nothing. She has no money or power but she saved children from death or worse.’
‘In the local community she is well known and well respected for her work with the abandoned babies. She does her best. She is a local hero. But unfortunately there are far too many abandoned babies in China who have no hope of survival.
Only last week there was news of a baby lucky to be alive after having its throat cut and then put in a plastic bag and thrown in a dustbin at Anshan city, in northeast China’s Liaoning province.
The baby – a girl – was thought to be a victim of the country’s one child policy where parents restricted to only having a single child prefer boys and girls are unwanted and often discarded.
Infanticide of ‘guilt children’ is still a problem in rural areas but it is rare in cities, where children are usually abandoned but not killed.
The baby’s fate has horrified China. The tot was spotted when a passerby went to throw some rubbish in the bin the and saw what he thought was a dead baby in the bag.
He told police that the child was purple and had not moved until he examined the bag more closely.
A resident who witnessed the girl being taken to hospital said: ‘She was still breathing and had a heartbeat. Blood from the wound stained the whole body.’
Doctors said that if the baby had been left in the bag a few minutes longer she would have died of suffocation and it had already been affected by the lack of oxygen hence the purple color.
They said that the baby had been born premature and was probably between 32 and 34 weeks old and weighing just 1.4 kg.
A medic said that if the cut had been just a millimeter deep in the baby would have died.
In Thailand, a buffalo gave birth to a human-like baby.This is a photo of a buffalo very similar to human especially its face which is dominantly similar to human. However, its hands and feet are more like a buffalo. But overall the buffalo-boy has most organs of a cow having human shaped.
It has passed away immediately after it was born. Thais believe this is some sort of phenomenon that brings luck and everyone in that village were praying for blessings. The face of this mystery human-like baby buffalo was totally deformed that I can’t know whether it looks like a buffalo or human face. !!
Masjid al-Haram (The Holy Masjid) – Saudi Arabia
Masjid Nabawi – Saudi Arabia
Alnour Masjid Sharjah
Bahrain Grand Masjid
Cairo · Muhammad Ali Masjid
Cordoba Cathedral – The Mezquita – Spain
Crystal Masjid, Malaysia
Faisal Masjid – Pakistan
Grand Masjid – a.k.a. Sheikh Zayed Mosque
HOLY GOLDEN Masjid – Singapore
Holy Makkah – Saudi Arabia
Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Masjid, Brunei
Jumeirah Grand Masjid, Dubai
Lao Huasi sufi mosque in Linxia, China
Masjid in North America
Masjid Al-Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco
Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque) Singapore
Masjid in Brunei
Masjid on Mirror
Petronas Twin Towers – Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Putrajaya Masjid on Water – Malaysia
Saudi Arabia – Evening prayer at Floating Masjid in Jeddah
Schwetzinger Masjid from Germany
Sehzade Masjid (Istanbul) Turkey
Shahjahan Masjid – Pakistan
Stormy weather over the Masjid. Paris, France
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Masjid, Brunei
The Blue Masjid from Hagia Sophia
The largest Masjid in India
The Omayad Masjid and full moon – Syria
The Putra Masjid in Putrajaya, Malaysia
The Umayyad Masjid – Damascus
Tooting Masjid, London
Turkey – Brand New Day over The Blue Masjid (Sultan Ahmet Camii) in Istanbul
UAE – Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Masjid in Abu Dhabi
Ubudiah Masjid (in mono and square)
Ubudiah Masjid in Kuala Kangsar
Zahir Masjid, Malaysia
BERN – Director Swiss Bank said that Pakistan has 97 billion dollars in Swiss Banks.
Director Swiss Bank said ‘Pakistanis are poor but Pakistan isn’t a poor country.’ He added that 97 billion dollars of Pakistan is deposited in respective bank and if this money would be utilized for the welfare of Pakistan and its people then Pakistan can make tax less budget for 30 years, can create 60 million jobs, can carpet four lanes road from any village to Islamabad, endless power supply to five hundred social projects, every citizen can get 20000 rupees salary for the next 60 years and there is no need to see IMF and any World Bank for loan