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Instagram video boosts ‘Michael Jackson is alive’ theorists

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The theory that Michael Jackson is still alive has re-emerged after a convincing lookalike posted a new video on Instagram. “I am Sergio Cortes, I will see you soon,” the doppelganger tells Russian followers. Underneath, fans left comments insisting the video was made by Jacko himself. “Michael it has to be you,” one commented. Another wrote: “Omg, MJ isn’t dead.”

Bear blamed for break-ins at airport 

A bear has been blamed for vehicle break-ins at a car park at an Alaska airport. After leaving her car for two days at the airport, Alyssa Brenteson returned to find a caved-in roof, broken window, ripped seats, and muddy bear prints. The owner of another damaged vehicle said: “We live in a place where we have to be more aware of bears breaking in than humans.”

Tube tooth-brusher causes revulsion 

A photograph of a man brushing his teeth and then spitting out the contents of his mouth onto the floor as he waits for the tube in London have provoked anger and revulsion. As the photo did the round on Twitter, one user wrote: “Wtf?! He’s lucky it wasn't me on the platform as I probably would have vomited on him.”

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