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Georgia magnetic man sets new 'spoon' record

An ex-Soviet kick-boxing coach from Georgia has set a new record, using his rather rare talent, the ability to attract metal to his body.

Etibar Elchyev, 41, discovered his talent of attracting metal things to his body few years ago. He set a new record on Friday by holding 53 spoons on his back and chest. Elchyev says by doing this he has also set a world record for magnetic body attraction.

Speaking of his plans for the future Elchyev said:"When the time comes I am going (to move) an airplane, then an empty train carriage, something like this, I won't reveal all my cards at once."

Human magnetism is held by some as ability attributed to either science or supernatural powers. Sceptics say the ability to attach things to a human body has nothing to do with magnetism, but other factors, such as the stickiness of a person's skin.

Girl 'abducted by armed robbers found alive'

Police in the US state of Georgia said 14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez has been found and is alive, Fox News reports. No other details of her condition have been released.

Clayton County Police just confirmed that 14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez has been found and is alive, Fox News reports. Credit: Family handout.

Police said the teen was kidnapped after her mother refused to give them jewellery during a break-in at their home.

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US police seek teenage girl abduction suspects

Police released photofits of two male suspects. Credit: Police handout

Police in the US state of Georgia have released photofits of two men suspected of abducting 14-year-old girl Ayvani Hope Perez during a burglary.

The men reportedly kidnapped the girl after her mother refused to give them jewellery during the break-in at the suburban home.

The armed robbers also reportedly shot the family's dog.

Report: Teenage girl abducted by armed robbers in US

Ayvani Hope Perez, 14, was reportedly abducted during a robbery. Credit: Handout

US police said a 14-year-old girl who was abducted after two armed men broke into her home may be in extreme danger, local media reported.

Officers in Ellenwood, Georgia issued an Amber Alert after teenager Ayvani Hope Perez went missing this morning during a burglary.

Clayton County Police said they believe the girl is "in harm's way".

Costumed revellers ski into icy water in Georgia

Revellers in fancy dress have been skiing down a slope into a pool of icy cold water as part of an annual competition in Georgia's Caucasus Mountains.

The competition drew 24 teams dressed in costumes ranging from Super Man to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

One couple, who came dressed in wedding attire, won the competition despite the fact that groom had only tried skiing once before.

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