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El Salvador nun Roxana Rodriguez emerges a week after baby boy’s birth

Sister Roxana Rodriguez, who gave birth to a baby boy and named him after the Pope, said she feels more like a mother than a nun Roxana Rodriguez, a nun with the order of the Little Disciples of Jesus, stunned her mother superior and local church chiefs after giving birth last week to a baby boy A nun from El Salvador who gave birth to a baby boy in Italy has described him as “a gift of god” and pledged to take care of him as she faces expulsion from the convent. Sister Roxana Rodriguez, 33, was rushed to San Camillo de Lellis hospital with acute stomach pains in the town of Rieti, 50 miles north of Rome, late last Tuesday – apparently unaware that she was pregnant. A few hours later a baby boy, weighing nearly 9 pounds was born and Sister Roxana named him Francesco in honour of the pope. The father of the child is believed to be in El Salvador. “I will definitely take care of my baby because he is a gift of God,” Sister Roxana told social worker Anna Fontanella. “I called him Francis in honour of our South American pope. “However I am very worried about the commotion that this has stirred up. They are talking about this, not only in Italy but in my own country and I am afraid to return there.” The baby’s birth has provoked an outcry in the Catholic Church since Sister Roxana took a vow of “poverty, chastity and obedience” when she became a nun in September 2012. “How do I feel? More like a mum than a nun,” she said after the birth of the baby. But until the birth she was convinced she was suffering from an ongoing gastric infection and cystitis, a bladder infection, and thought the swelling in her abdomen was related to poor digestion.

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The teen more popular than Vogue who makes millions just from posting her shopping videos on YouTube

Bethany Mota is only 18-years-old but thanks to the wild popularity of her videos about shopping she’s more popular online than Vogue magazine and has her own national branded line of clothing and jewelry. The Northern California teen is turning a hobby she started at 14 into a million dollar phenomenon before she’s even moved out of her parents house and it’s all thanks to YouTube. ‘Hi. I’m Bethany. I’m a Youtuber,’ she writes on one of her many social media accounts. ‘My viewers are my besties and I love them bunches!’ The casualwear chain is hoping that teen girls across America who don’t already know her name will soon be wearing t-shirts and backless sweaters that bear the ‘Motavator’ label. And those followers love her back–all five million of them. Bethany is the queen bee of a craze called ‘haul videos’ on YouTube and they’re exactly what they sound like they are. It’s where girls record a play-by-play of their shopping mall ‘hauls’ and then post them for the teenaged world to see on YouTube. The teen’s Instagram account, where she posts photos of herself, her cloths and her meticulously decorated bedroom when she isn’t making YouTube videos watched by the hundreds of thousands, has over 2 million followers–more than Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, and Cosmo combined. Nearly five million people follow her YouTube channel. Mota is so popular that teen-centric mall staple Aeropostale has branded an entire line of clothes and jewelry with her name. The casualwear chain is hoping that teen girls across America who don’t already know her name will soon be wearing t-shirts and backless sweaters that bear the ‘Motavator’ label.

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Is this an alien structure or a secret human moon base?

A mystery object spotted on the surface of the moon has sent conspiracy theorists into overdrive. The mysterious structure that has raised eyebrows. The bizarre wedge-shaped structure with rows of seven light-like dots along its edge appears on the lunar surface. It was discovered on the Google Moon viewer at coordinates 22042’38.46N and 142034’44.52E. Speculation has exploded over the images of the anomaly that UFO websites have likened to an alien lunar base or spaceship. There are also theories that it is an alien spaceship nestled under the dust of the moon or even a secret moon base occupied by humans. The two-sided, triangular feature was uncovered by paranormal researcher WowForReeel and posted in a new video. The finder claims to have spotted a similar mystery structure in Antarctica ‘Is is just a weird looking crater? or is it something else?,’ he asks. ‘It is really there, not faked and I have no clue what it is. I found nothing else like it in any of the other craters.’ According to website Tech and Gadget News: ‘The gigantic shape actually looks like the leading edge of an immense, triangular space ship, similar to, so far, super secret stealth aircraft technology, but is much larger than any airplane ever built on Earth. ‘To date, no other feature has ever been discovered which matches this shape on the moon, or any other planet observed by satellite or exploratory rover. ‘The anomaly is so huge, it’s possible it is some sort of moon base used as a facility for storing and launching alien UFO spacecraft.’ The same YouTube user also claims to have found a similar mystery structure on Earth, nestled under the ice in Antarctica. ‘It is also a triangular shape, measuring 125 by 90mtres. ‘It is unique in the area,’ he said. Google Moon, which works in a similar way to Google Earth, was launched in 2009 on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Agencies

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Romanian tourist who went missing for four days found ‘safe and well’

A Romanian tourist who vanished after he got separated from his son on the Tube over three days ago has been found ‘safe and well’ after spotting his picture in Metro.  Vasile Belea, 63, who was last seen at Stockwell Tube station in south London at 10am on Tuesday was found safe and well in the Southall area of west London at around 10.45pm yesterday. Photo PA Vasile Belea, 63, saw our story before he wandered into Acton Police Station in west London at around 10:45pm last night. He has now been reunited with his family ‘Everyone he met was very kind to him but they didn’t realise he was a missing person,’ his daughter-in-law, Olimpia Belea, told MailOnline.  Mr Belea is pictured (right) with his two children – Ciprian (centre) and Alina (left) – on Sunday at the Science Museum ‘He approached police twice in the first day but they didn’t understand him and he gave up approaching them. ‘He saw his picture in the Metro newspaper and managed to get to the police last night.’ The missing man was last seen at Stockwell underground station in south London at around 10am on Tuesday. Mr Belea was travelling into central London with his son but they got split up when the younger man managed to get onto a train, and the doors closed before Mr Belea could join him. ‘He has been reunited with his family,’ said a Met Police spokesman. ‘We would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in publicising this appeal.’ He had come over to England to enjoy Christmas with his son when he went missing, he had only been to the UK once before. He speaks only very limited English and was not carrying any medication for his arthritis. His concerned family earlier said their lives had become a ‘living nightmare’ following his disappearance. ‘You don’t expect it to happen to anyone. It was just a normal day,’ his daughter-in-law Olimpia Belea told the Evening Standard.

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Dolphins, including rare albino worth millions, await fate as Japanese fishermen decide if they live or die

Sea Shepherd, the international direct-action conservationists, report that approximately 250 bottlenose dolphins have been corralled into Taiji’s “infamous killing cove,” featured in the 2009 documentary film “The Cove.”  They are currently livestreaming from Taiji here. The pod of dolphins being held captive in the cove on the coast of Japan. (Bottom) the dolphins huddle around one incredibly rare young albino bottlenose Sea Shepherd tweeted at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday EST (9:30 a.m. Saturday JST) that a rare albino bottlenose dolphin calf has been taken to the Taiji Whale Museum. As of 8:30 p.m. Friday EST (10:30 a.m. Saturday JST),  Sea Shepherd claims 14 dolphins have been captured. The pod are kept in the cove using strong nets in cramped conditions Fishermen in Taiji herd dolphins into a small cove by banging iron pipes and then harpooning them. Some are taken alive to be sold to aquariums, says the Japan Times. Japan’s fisheries agency says dolphins do not fall under the jurisdiction of the International Whaling Commission. Sea Shepherd claims it is the largest pod to be brought into the cove in several years. They also claim approximately 176 dolphins have been killed and 24 more taken for captivity since the new year. Taiji has a history as a whaling town, and came to international attention after Sea Shepherd worked with producers to create the 2009 documentary “The Cove,” which won an Oscar for best documentary that year. Sea Shepherd has been busy in 2014: They announced that they found Japanese vessels whaling illegally in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary last Monday, and continue to pursue Japanese ships in the area.

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Big cat sanctuary under fire for allowing model, 24, into a cheetah’s enclosure for a raunchy photoshoot

A big cat sanctuary has been branded ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ after allowing a glamour model stage a raunchy photoshoot in its cheetah enclosure. Lusy Logan poses with a cheetah at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Smarden, Kent Tattoo model Lusy Logan, who has a cheetah inked on across her temple, posed for a series of pictures with animals at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Smarden, Kent. The Captive Animals’ Protection Society branded the shoot ‘unethical’, but the sanctuary said neither the safety of the animals or model was at risk. Scroll down for video A provocatively dressed Miss Logan poses with the cats in a video set to slow-motion electronic music that was posted to her YouTube Channel with a comment calling for fans to donate to animal charities A provocatively dressed Miss Logan is seen posing with the cats in a video set to slow-motion electronic music that was posted to her YouTube Channel. The 24-year-old strikes various poses while wearing a leopard-print halterneck dress, at one point even stroking one of the leopards. Miss Logan describes herself as an ‘internationally published tattoo model and animal lover’. She said on YouTube: ‘This photoshoot was in aid of the decreasing number of big cats, the people trying to save them and my passion for these beautiful creatures. ‘Please donate, follow and support this sanctuary they do an amazing job!’ The Wildlife Heritage Foundation (WHF) does not open to the public but says it offers paid-for ‘experiences’ with animals. But Captive Animals’ Protection Society director Liz Tyson said it was ‘shocking’ to find that ‘animals are now being rented out for photoshoots.’ ‘Allowing close interactions between members of the public and dangerous wild animals is unethical, irresponsible and extremely dangerous,’ she said. She added: ‘To call the continued use of animals in this way an accident waiting to happen is perhaps an understatement. ‘We have numerous examples of people either deliberately or innocently coming into contact with wild animals with tragic results. ‘It is time we all seriously question the keeping of these animals in captivity; not just for their sake, but for ours too.’ WHF spokesman Tanith Brown said: ‘We do up-close experiences with our smaller cats so they are used to having close contact with people. ‘The animals aren’t being rented out and we certainly wouldn’t do anything to put them or the animals at risk.’ She added: ‘Lusy does a lot of good publicity to raise awareness and good conservation work. ‘All she did was stand and pose for photographs. I can’t see anything negative about what she’s done. Our cats come first every time and we would never jeopardise their welfare.’ The WHF posted on its Facebook page: ‘Lusy Logan is a great model who spent a few hours at WHF to help promote the work we are doing and have a photoshoot in with some of the cats. ‘Lusy has a real passion in helping wildlife as you can see she is not worried about how close the cats get.’

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Terrifying moment ‘intoxicated’ woman plunges off cruise ship into sea

The woman who plunged seven stories off the side of a cruise ship into the Caribbean Sea has spoken out about her terrifying experience.  Sarah Kirby is suing Carnival Cruises, alleging a barman ‘pushed’ alcohol on her, that the ship’s staff delayed her rescue and they didn’t treat treat her significant injuries properly. Sarah Kirby, 31, fell 100 feet into the water in October 2012 and was floating for nearly two hours in fear of her life before she was plucked out of the waves. Kirby is suing Carnival Cruises, alleging a barman ‘pushed’ alcohol on her, that the ship’s staff delayed her rescue and they didn’t treat treat her significant injuries properly. Carnival Cruises have refuted the allegations. Scroll down for video Infrared video from the deck of the boat shows her terrible tumble from her balcony on the Carnival Destiny ship after a few drinks on a five-night Caribbean cruise with her fiance and a friend ‘I remember leaning over the balcony to look at the side of the ship and next thing I knew I was in the water. Pure terror,’ Kirby told ABC. Infrared video from the deck of the boat shows her terrible tumble from her balcony on the Carnival Destiny ship after a few drinks on a five-night Caribbean cruise with her fiance and a friend.  In the legal complaint she filed last year, Kirby claims that she became ‘extremely intoxicated’ after drinking Long Island Teas that a barman ‘kept pushing onto the plaintiff.’ Courthouse News Service reported that the complaint stated that the bartender encouraged the group to get drunk by giving them free $5 tokens for the ship’s casino the more they drank. Kirby claims that she then returned to her cabin. The filing goes on: ‘At approximately 12:10 am, the plaintiff stepped out to the cabin balcony to get some air. ‘As she was holding on to the balcony’s wooden banister, the plaintiff lost her grip and balance, slipped off the ground and fell overboard into the ocean.’ Kirby struck a life raft on they way down.  Once in the water Kirby told ABC: ‘I just prayed to God over and over please don’t let me die out here.’ But she alleges that staff on the boat they refused to turn the vessel round to rescue her until they had conducted a 90-minute search of the ship, despite her party and other passengers reporting seeing her go overboard

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