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Posted at: Sep 18, 2019, 8:49 AM; last updated: Sep 18, 2019, 8:49 AM (IST)GLOBE TROT

US woman becomes 1st to swim English Channel 4 times

London: US endurance swimmer Sarah Thomas has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times without stopping, refuelling only on a liquid formula during her 54-hour feat. The 37-year-old woman from Colorado performed her record-breaking swim a year after receiving treatment for breast cancer, and dedicated her feat to fellow cancer survivors. She came ashore on a beach near Dover  on Tuesday. IANS

Thailand’s sex-shy giant panda dies at 19 

Bangkok: A beloved male giant panda on loan to Thailand from China has died aged 19 in Chiang Mai, leaving Thais on Tuesday to mourn the death of a mammal whose sex life captivated the kingdom. Chuang Chuang, a resident of the northern city’s zoo since October 2003, arrived with female Lin Hui. The pair’s mating habits —or lack of — became a source of public intrigue, with Chuang Chuang was shown clips of panda’s coupling in a bid to spice up their sex drive. But, Lin Hui finally gave birth thanks to artificial insemination to Linping in 2009. AFP

Plea to remove Maryam as PML-N vice-chief dismissed

Islamabad: The Election Commission on Tuesday dismissed a plea to remove PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz as a vice-president of the party and ruled that she was eligible to hold the position. The plea filed by PTI lawmakers contended that Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as PML-N vice-chief was in contravention of constitutional principles since she was convicted in a graft case. IANS

Johnson faces heat: People protest against British

London:  Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to prorogue Parliament in London on Tuesday. The top court opened proceedings to decide whether Johnson broke the law when he suspended the House just weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU. Reuters

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