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I DO, I DO, I DO: A romantic English couple have renewed their wedding vows —— nearly 60 times. Margaret and John Beauvoisin, who wed in 1948, have renewed their vows annually since 1950.
They only missed out 1949 because John was stationed in Bermuda with the Royal Navy, reports The Sun.
Ex-Labour councillor Margaret (81) and John (84) fought back tears during the latest church ceremony on their diamond anniversary.

Ten of their 11 kids and most of their 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren were guests in their hometown of Waterlooville.
Margaret said: “It reinforces our promise to love and care for one another. We are still very much in love. I’m a terrible housewife but John puts up with that and keeps on loving me.”
John,  who met Margaret at a dance hall, joked: “I still love her… somehow.” —— Ananova.

CRICKET

CRICKET-GOD: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is to be worshipped as a god after fans announced they’re building a temple devoted to him.
 A white marble statue of the sports star will be the centrepiece of the temple when work starts next month in his home town of Ranchi, eastern India.
Relief carvings of the player in action will also look down on disciples as they pay homage to his success in restoring the country’s cricketing reputation.
“Dhoni is god to cricket and we have decided to construct a temple. He will be worshipped like other gods are worshipped in temples,” explained Jitendra Singh, president of Dhoni’s fan club.
 But Dhoni has doubts about being worshipped by his disciples: “I love my fans but this is actually a little over the top,” he said.
Indian cricket historian and Oxford scholar Boria Mazumdar called the decision “extreme passion”.
“To call it madness would be a simple way to dismiss it. But I think the act exemplifies what cricket means for India,” he added.
  Dhoni has helped India win the inaugural 20:20 World Cup in South Africa and a number of key home and away series against Australia and England. —— Ananova.

LOTTERY

DEAD-WINNER: A US woman who checked her late husband’s lottery tickets after his death discovered he had won a US$10 million jackpot.
Donald Peters bought two tickets hours before his death from a heart attack at a grocery shop in Danbury, Connecticut.
But after the retired hat factory worker’s death his wife, Charlotte, checked through his things and took the slips to the shop to check. “I’m numb,” the 78-year-old said as she handed in the winning ticket, at the Connecticut Lottery headquarters. The Peters children think their father would have appreciated the irony.
“He’d be very mad, he just passed away and she won a lot of money,” said Brian Peters, one of the couple’s three children. “He’d say: ‘Figures!’” —— Ananova.

FACEBOOK

FACEBOOK PRESIDENT: The president of Guyana has asked police to investigate who is impersonating him on Facebook.
The apparent Bharrat Jagdeo page has more than 170 supporters, and features images of the president as well as his biography.
It prompted the government to release a statement to say President Jagdeo was not a Facebook member, reports the BBC.
  Last year, a Moroccan was jailed for setting up a Facebook profile in the name of a member of the royal family.
    Facebook also removed two bogus profiles of Bilawal Bhutto, son of the murdered Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto, after an investigation found the entries “not authentic”. —— BBC.

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