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‘Vegan’ YouTube star forced to beg forgiveness after she was outed for eating fish

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Two million YouTube followers are complaining that they were “deceived” by 28-year-old raw vegan vlogger Yovana Mendoza Ayres known online as “Rawvana”. It seems she ate fish, and people are losing their minds about it.

“This video screams I got caught, so I have to make this,” Men’s Health quoted raging comments. “LOL there is nothing wrong eating whatever… the problem is the fraud, the deception, the fake news, the alternative facts… the LIES !!! You are morally bankrupt.”

The video confession now has nearly 400,000 views.

“I don’t think there was ever gonna be the perfect time for me to make this video,” she said in a 33-minute apology video. “I definitely did not feel ready to talk about this.”

According to the video, she was forced into “emergency [measures]” by doctors orders after six years as a raw vegan. She explained that her doctors told her to add eggs and fish back into her diet because she stopped menstruating and hasn’t for about two years. She was pre-menopausal and ultimately diagnosed with a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

“I’m really, really sorry about the way the news was communicated to you, how you had to find out,” she said. “I know that so many of you — you trust me. You listen to me, and you probably feel deceived and lied to, and you’re in your whole right to feel that. And for that I ask forgiveness, I’m human.”

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She noted that she wanted to walk through her new diet with followers, but hasn’t felt strong enough to do it after her health issues.

“I’m still figuring it out,” she closed. “I wasn’t going to sit in front of the camera and tell you, ‘Oh, I’ve been eating eggs and fish for the past two months and everything is better, everything is good, and the plant-based diet doesn’t work.'”

Rawvana hopes to return to a raw diet when she’s approved by healthcare professionals.

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Pilots, including Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, tell US Congress more training needed on 737 MAX

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US pilots called Wednesday for enhanced pilot training on the Boeing 737 MAX before the aircraft is returned to service after being grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes.

The pilots -- including Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, who famously landed a damaged plane on the Hudson River in New York in 2009 -- pushed back against the aviation giant's assurances that pilots will only need to review the 737 MAX modifications in a computer program.

Daniel Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association, told a congressional panel he was encouraged by changes Boeing made to a flight system seen as a factor in both the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes that killed 346 people.

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Shelling on American interests threaten Iraq’s fine line between Iran, US

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A nearly week-long barrage of anonymous shelling attacks on American interests across Iraq are intended to signal Iran's long reach and "embarrass" Baghdad amid spiralling US-Iran tensions, observers say.

The incidents were not claimed but largely originated from areas where Shiite-dominated armed groups loyal to Tehran and deeply opposed to Washington have free reign.

Starting Friday, mortars and rockets have rained down on the Al-Balad and Taji bases, the Baghdad military airport, and a military command centre in northern Mosul -- all sites where US troops and army equipment are present.

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Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare

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Bungling Japanese officials sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax form -- inadvertently alerting authorities to a potential accident.

Employees of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata -- where the 6.4-magnitude quake struck -- faxed a message to local authorities seeking to allay any fears of damage.

But TEPCO workers accidentally ticked the wrong box on the form, mistakenly indicating there was an abnormality at the plant rather than there was no problem.

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