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COUPLE TRYING TO CONCEIVE FOR 4 YEARS HAD MISTAKENLY BEEN HAVING ANAL SEX
A married couple who had been trying to conceive for four years were told they had mistakenly been having anal sex all this time. But when they visited obstetrician Liu Hongmei, they made a shocking discovery.

While asking about the wife’s medical history during visit, Doctor Liu was told that the couple had sex regularly. The wife also revealed that the experience was ‘unusually painful’ for her every time, but she suffered through it in the hope of becoming pregnant.

The woman’s symptoms led Doctor Liu to believe that she may have had some sort of gynaecological disease. But following an examination, the wife was revealed to be a virgin.

Doctor Liu then inspected the woman’s anus and discovered that she ‘could fit three fingers’ inside. It was then that the medic is said to have learned the couple had been mistakenly having anal sex for four years, resulting in their failure to conceive.

The couple were very young, the man 26 and the woman 24. Doctor Liu reportedly handed the couple each a sex-ed handbook and also gave them ‘guidelines’ before they were sent home.

The advice appeared to work, as news of the wife’s pregnancy arrived just a few months later. They reportedly informed the now-retired doctor that they were finally expecting – by sending 100 eggs and a live hen as gifts to her former hospital.

The doctor said: ‘Four years of marriage and neither the husband nor wife knew how to get pregnant. Couples so lacking in general knowledge are very rare.’ ‘But it is not uncommon for people to lack or have misconceptions regarding sexual knowledge.’

PRESIDENT TRUMP SCRAPPED  OFFICIAL STATEMENT PRAISING SEN. JOHN MC CAIN
President Donald Trump reportedly rejected sending out a statement praising Sen. John McCain, opting instead to write a short tweet.

According to the Washington Post, Trump nixed the statement, despite calls from his senior aides, including press secretary Sarah Sanders and Chief of Staff John Kelly.

The statement, drafted before the senator's death Saturday, would have commended the Arizona Republican for his military service and his decades in the Senate. It also would have called him a "hero." A final draft of the statement was ready for the president's approval, per the Post.

But Trump reportedly told his aides that he'd prefer to send out a tweet. In that missive, he was brief – and his words focused on the McCain family and didn't offer praise for the senator's legacy.

"My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!" the president wrote late Saturday.

BECKHAM JR BECOMES THE HIGHEST-PAID WIDE RECEIVER IN NFL HISTORY
Odell Beckham Jr has signed a 5-year contract extension at the New York Giants worth a reported $95m (£73.7m), making him the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history.

The agreement includes a guaranteed $65m and an average $20m over the first three seasons for the star player.

The Giants confirmed the deal on social media: "Our sensational and record-breaking wide receiver has signed a lucrative contract extension."

He suffered a season-ending broken ankle in October 2017 but is expected to be fit for the first game of the new NFL season against Jacksonville Jaguars on 9 September.

CLINICAL SPURS INFLICT MORE MISERY ON MAN UNITED
Tottenham heaped more misery on Manchester United and Jose Mourinho by inflicting a second successive Premier League defeat on them, running out 3-0 winners at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura.

Despite their recent woes and the six alterations Mourinho made to his starting XI, United looked surprisingly fluid early on – Fred shooting just wide with their first chance inside 13 seconds.

Spurs had an even luckier escape 13 minutes later, as Romelu Lukaku intercepted Danny Rose's woeful back-pass, beat Hugo Lloris and then shot wide from a tight angle with his weaker right foot.

Lukaku and Fred continued to look like the hosts' most potent weapons, but at the back they were susceptible and Lucas arguably should have been given a penalty when Phil Jones clumsily tripped him just prior to the half-hour mark.

United were not so fortunate early in the second half and soon found themselves in deep trouble – Kane beating David De Gea with a looping header four minutes after the restart, before Lucas swiftly made it 2-0 when turning in Christian Eriksen's cut-back.

Spurs should have made it worse for United, but De Gea bailed out Victor Lindelof by denying Dele Alli after a poor back-pass, before Kane headed the resulting corner just wide.

United never looked like clawing it back and Lucas finished them off at the end, riding a challenge on the edge of the box before confidently beating De Gea.

BOMB KILLS 7 SECURITY PERSONNEL IN BURKINA FASO
Seven members of the security forces were killed early Tuesday after their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Burkina Faso, security sources said. The fatalities were gendarmes and troops who had been sent to the town of Pama as reinforcements after a police station there came under attack, they said.

One of the sources said the blast, caused by an improvised explosive device, killed eight people. The earlier attack in Pama lasted an hour and but caused no casualties, although the police station was set ablaze.

There were no immediate details about on the roadside blast, but it bore the hallmark of attacks attributed to jihadists that have shaken the country's east in recent months.

The Sahel state, one of the poorest countries in the world, has been battling Islamist violence since 2015, starting with cross-border incursions in the north. The recent surge of attacks in the east is the result of pressure on jihadist insurgents in neighbouring Mali and Niger, experts say.

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