Monster 15-inch rat terrorises Swedish family after chewing through CONCRETE

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  • A 15-inch ‘Viking rat’ caught in a suburb to the Swedish capital
  • Family got suspicious when their cat refused to go into the kitchen
  • Giant rodent had gnawed its way in and was living behind the dishwasher

Russian girl’s heartbreaking life with drug-addled parents

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  • Photographic project from 2008 shows Russian family and their chaotic, drug fueled, lifestyle
  • Caused outrage in Russia when pictures were put online
  • Viewers were outraged at the neglect of two-year-old Asfina – who is surrounded by cigarettes, violence and drugs

Around 45% of UK graduates cannot pay back student loans

In a dramatic reassessment of UK student finance, the government estimates around 45 percent of graduates will be unable to pay back their loans. The shortfall could cancel out the profits made by the disputed tripling of tuition fees in 2012.

British Universities Minister David Willetts has said that the amount of graduates who will fail to pay back their student loans has greatly exceeded previous estimates. Before tuition fees were increased threefold in 2012, the government predicted that only 28 percent of loans would ever be paid back. However, in light of projections for the coming years, the government has reassessed this figure and almost doubled it to 45 percent.

‘Antisocial network’ Cloak helps users avoid their friends

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A pair of U.S. developers have created Cloak, an iPhone “antisocial network” to help users avoid running into their friends.
Cloak, created by programmer Brian Moore and former Buzzfeed creative director Chris Baker, is billed as the “antisocial network” and uses check-in data from Foursquare and Instagram to allow users to see the locations of their friends on a map, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
“Avoid exes, co-workers, that guy who likes to stop and chat — anyone you’d rather not run into,” the app description in the iTunes store reads.
The app also allows users to “flag” certain friends and they will receive notifications when the flagged friends show up within a certain range.