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Emotional Moment Man Who Was Kidnapped As A Toddler Reunited With His Parents 32 Years Later After Using Facial Recognition Technology

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A Chinese man who was kidnapped 32 years ago when he was a toddler, reunited with his parents on Monday, May 18, thanks to facial recognition technology.

He was a toddler when he was abducted from a hotel and sold to a childless couple.

Mao Yin was just 2 when he was abducted on the way home from nursery school after his father briefly looked away while getting him some water in a hotel in the Chinese city of Xi’an, according to Chinese state-broadcaster CCTV.

He was then sold to a childless couple in a neighboring province.

After the boy was taken, the parents dedicated their lives to finding him, with his biological mother Li Jingzhi quitting her job to search for him full time.

She posted more than 100,000 flyers around 10 provinces and became a frequent guest on television shows — including “The X-Factor” — asking for help in finding Mao.

Mao had seen his biological mother on the television shows, but had no idea he was the one being searched for by the family for over 3 decades.

In late April, Xi’an police received a tip about a man who had bought a baby in the 1980s, according to news agency Xinhua.

Investigators used facial recognition technology to analyze an old photo of Mao as a boy and came up with a simulated image of what he might look like today. They compared the photo to the ones in a national database and were able to track down a man living in the city of Mianyang and going by the name of Gu Ningning.

A DNA test proved Gu was actually Mao who had been kidnapped all those years ago.

Police later said a childless couple had paid the equivalent of $840 in today’s money for Mao at the time of his kidnapping.

Jingzhi was told authorities had tracked down her long-lost son on Mother’s Day.

“This is the best gift I have ever got,” she said, according to BBC.

On Monday, the family broke down in tears embracing each other after finally being brought together at a news conference held by the Xi’an police.

“I don’t want him to leave me anymore. I won’t let him leave me anymore,” said Mao’s mother, Li Jingzhi.

Mao, who now runs a home decoration business in Sichuan, said he will move to Xi’an to live with his biological parents, according to CCTV.

As an investigation into the October 17, 1988 disappearance is ongoing, police have yet to provide any more details on the couple who paid for Mao.

Below is a video of Mao reuniting with his parents.

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Roger Federer Replaces Lionel Messi As The World’s Highest-Paid Athlete

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Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic knocked football’s Lionel Messi off top spot, according to the annual Forbes list released on Friday.

The Swiss tennis great, owner of a men’s record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, earned $106.3 million in the last 12 months, including $100 million via endorsements, to move up four places and become the first player from his sport to top the list.

Footballers Cristiano Ronaldo ($105 million), Messi ($104 million) and Neymar ($95.5 million) and American basketball player LeBron James ($88.2 million) rounded out the top five.

“The coronavirus pandemic triggered salary cuts for soccer stars Messi and Ronaldo, clearing the way for a tennis player to rank as the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time,” said Kurt Badenhausen, senior editor at Forbes.

“Roger Federer is the perfect pitchman for companies, resulting in an unparalleled endorsement portfolio of blue-chip brands worth $100 million a year for the tennis great.”

Japan’s Naomi Osaka ($37.4 million), who was ranked 29th on the list, surpassed fellow tennis player Serena Williams ($36 million) as the world’s highest-earning female athlete.

Osaka and Williams were the only women on the list.

Basketball players led all sports with 35 players among the top 100. American football occupied 31 spots, none higher than six-times Super Bowl champion Tom Brady ($45 million) who was ranked 25th.

Football was the next most-represented sport with 14 players, followed by tennis (six), boxing and mixed martial arts (five), golf (four), motor racing (three), and baseball and cricket with one each.

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Real Madrid Offer Man United Four Players To Seal Pogba Deal

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Real Madrid has offered four players to Manchester United in a bid to finally land Paul Pogba, the UK Sun reports.

The players include James Rodriguez and Martin Odegaard.

It is understood that Lucas Vazquez and Brahim Diaz could also be thrown in as a deal sweetener.

Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has remained an admirer of his compatriot, who has missed most of the Premier League season with a series of ankle issues.

However, the LaLiga giants are still keen on Pogba, although United will insist he is not for sale.

With the COVID-19 affecting clubs financially, Madrid will press on with their pursuit and will try to do swap deals in order to secure their targets.

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A Ghanaian Lady Who Was Bathed With Acid In Saudi Arabia Shares Her Story

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A Ghanaian lady who was bathed with acid in Saudi Arabia has come out to share her story and how she is contemplating taking her life.

According to the woman narrating her sad ordeal to Crime Check Foundation, somewhere in December 2018, she went to braid her hair in a salon in Saudi Arabia and that was where the unfortunate incident happened.

She narrated that the acid was not meant for her but rather the hairdresser but she was the one that got the worse injury.

She revealed that the hairdresser identified as Rabi was having a fight with the lady who committed the heinous act also known as Salomey over an apartment.

Read her full story below:

“As Rabi was braiding my hair, she stopped to go and eat. As she was eating, we heard a knock on her door and she asked me to help her open it. As soon as I opened the door all I saw was someone pushed me and poured a substance on me. That was my end”

“I had to come back home because I couldn’t see anything talk less of going to work to cater for myself. Rabi too visited me only twice and have never visited again. I returned to Ghana without a pin. Here I am without even a pesewa to go to the hospital because I still feel pains and sick always”.

Saudi authorities promised to arrest her attacker but Memuna says she could not follow up on the case after she was brought to Ghana.

She has completely given up on life and prefers to die. “I’d rather die than to live this painful life,” she said.

Memuna narrated that when children see her they start running away because they think they have seen a ghost.

“One day my mother wasn’t well so I decided to wash our clothes and go dry them outside. As I was drying the things, two children that were standing by were having a conversation and one told the other that- you see this sister her face is really scary and looks like a monster, that made me less of a human being”.

Her mother, Hajia Safia, who could not hold her tears said it was difficult when she first saw pictures of her daughter after the incident.

“It wasn’t easy for me at all because she is all I’ve got in life. She traveled to go and seek greener pastures to support the family and see what has happened to her” she added.

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