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Bailey’s News Bytes

Bailey Rankin, ‘Doah Staff Writer
October 2, 2013

In the wake of something tragic, a new discovery is found. CNN reports that a powerful earthquake in Pakistan took place on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The 7.7 magnitude quake struck in the southern part of Pakistan. The earthquake was strong enough that it pushed a mass about 20-30 feet high to emerge from the Arabian Sea. They confirmed that an island had been formed.

CNN states that a leading Saudi cleric has warned women who drive cars that it could be damaging their ovaries and pelvises. He also says that it increases the risks of the children being born with “clinical problems”. The rumors of medical students say that just by getting into the car and driving it pushes the pelvis upward and can automatically affect the ovaries. This is part of the attempt to get woman from driving cars in Saudi Arabia.

Coca-Cola has seen its last days as the world’s most valuable brand as Apple over passes them, knocking the 13-year runners number three. The constant battle between Google (Android) and Apple has come closer with Google taking the second place over Coke. CNN speculates that Apple’s brand is estimated to be worth $98.3 billion.

NBC News tells of a couple in Richmond, Texas is re-evaluating their lives after they survived the terrible Boston Bombings attack. They are making plans for their post-tragedy life by building a home and support system for each other to work through their recovery. The girlfriend has had 13 surgeries in hopes of saving her left leg from amputations. While her boyfriend lost 90% of his Achilles tendon and suffered multiple broken bones.

An 87-year-old great-grandfather skydives to help raise money for his 11-month-old great-grandson. NBC News reports that the boy has a rare protein deficiency and has had a lung transplant already. Parachuting wasn’t something new to this grandfather however, he had made 16  jumps while in the Army during World War II.

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