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Four men sentenced to have four fingers amputated in Iran

Hadi Rostami, Mehdi Sharafian, Mehdi Shahivand, and Kasra Karami, all aged over 20, have been sentenced to have four fingers cut from their right hands by a court in Urmia, northern Iran.


Woman bites mans testicle off as he tried to rape her in Brazil

The woman, named locally as Bruna, claims the man, named locally as Pedro, was her pimp and attempted to rape her while she was with a client at her home in Miguel Alves, northern Brazil.


You forgot this Thai national park warns it will post trash back to selfish litterbugs

Khao Yai National Park is taking a stand against visitors who litter, warning them that their trash will be posted back to them. Anyone caught littering could face up to five years in prison and a hefty fine.


Moroccan town demolishes pornographic fish statues after a social media outcry from locals

Local authorities in the coastal town of Mehdia began demolishing a statue of two fish on Thursday. Photos of the statue went viral recently, drawing mockery and outrage from residents.


Chinas third aircraft carrier is pictured under construction in Shanghais warship factory

Washington, which has 11 aircraft carriers in active service, will be closely monitoring the progress of the Type 003 carrier in the Jiangnan shipyard on the outskirts of Shanghai.


Madeleine McCann chief suspect Christian Brueckner had an ACCOMPLICE

Christian Brueckner had help snatching Madeleine McCann from her bed at a resort in Praia da Luz in 2007, Portugals top investigative show is set to claim, amid reports he is being hunted by police.


Venezuelas government is responsible for crimes against humanity, UN investigators claim 

The government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has committed crimes against humanity including torture and murder, independent experts commissioned by the UN have claimed.


Rare pink dolphins return to Hong Kong after Covid-19 halted ferry travel

The Indo-Pacific dolphins- also known as Chinese white dolphins and pink dolphins - are moving back into parts of the Pearl River Delta they once avoided due to the ferry traffic.


North Korea triples the amount of propaganda taught to pre-schoolers  

The new curriculum specifies that Greatness Education must take up half of the three hours preschoolers spend in class.


Coronavirus second wave may not lead to surge in deaths

The UKs rise of of 21,300 cases in the last week - more than double the figure of 8,700 two weeks ago - has sparked fears that Britain is following in the footsteps of France and Spain.


Ancient Indian wrestling tradition is dying out because competitors are expected to be CELIBATE

Traditional Kushti wrestlers in Kolhapur, India, preach a life of total discipline, practicing weight-lifting, celibacy and alcohol and tobacco abstinence. Boys as young as six are recruited to the sport.


Belarus leader looks to Putin to help him cling on to power

Lukashenko, facing the gravest crisis of his 26 years in power, will travel to Russias Black Sea resort of Sochi with his fate in Putins hands.


Man wrestled to ground after trying to abduct four-year-old at a South African restaurant

Shocking footage shows a 24-year-old man grab a girl, four, by her neck in front of her horrified mother at Bella Napoli in Florida, Roodepoort, Guateng, at around 5pm on Thursday.


Feminist book called I Hate Men sells out in France after government official attempted to ban it 

I Hate Men, a book by 25-year-old French activist Pauline Harmange, has flown off the shelves after being criticised by a special adviser to Frances ministry for gender equality.


Russian opposition group backed by Alexei Navalny is attacked with a chemical agent

Two people were taken to hospital on Tuesday for tests after the masked assailants entered the offices of the Anti-Corruption Foundation in Novosibirsk, Siberias biggest city.


Novichok poisoning Alexei Navalny comes OUT of induced coma

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been taken out of an induced coma and is responsive.


Hungry elephant eats PLASTIC rubbish as it rummages through trash dumped by tourists in India

The animal was snapped using its trunk to wade through the mound of waste which had been dumped in West Bengal, India.


Mask-wearing priest collapses and dies at the pulpit while giving a sermon at his church in Cameroon

Catholic priest Rev. Father Jude can be seen wearing a face mask, speaking to his congregation from the pulpit, when he falls to the ground in Cameroons western city of Douala during Sunday Mass.


MotoGP star Miguel Oliveira, 24, is engaged to his step-sister

MotoGP star Miguel Olivieiras (left) father Paulo has announced on that his son will wed Andreia Pimenta, 24, the daughter of his second wife. Pictured The couple together (right).


MotoGP star Miguel Oliveira, 24, is engaged to his step-sister

MotoGP star Miguel Olivieiras (left) father Paulo has announced on that his son will wed Andreia Pimenta, 24, the daughter of his second wife. Pictured The couple together (right).


Intern makes incredible discovery of unknown papers written by Abraham Lincoln in 1844

The 21-year-old, who just finished his junior year at St. Mary’s University in Minnesota, was preparing a stack of old papers to be logged in a database and put into storage.


Intern makes incredible discovery of unknown papers written by Abraham Lincoln in 1844

The 21-year-old, who just finished his junior year at St. Mary’s University in Minnesota, was preparing a stack of old papers to be logged in a database and put into storage.


Woman arrested on her own property for filming traffic police making a bust outside her house

Emily Good found herself in handcuffs after filming police arresting a man just outside her New York home.


Distraught mother speaks of devastation after 15-year-old son is stabbed to death in Spanish shopping centre

Andrew Milroy died from a single stab wound to the chest in Lloret de Mar during the early hours of yesterday morning.


Humpback whale thanks rescuers who saved it from dying tangled in fishing nets

The whale performed a breathtaking display of breaches after being freed from certain death off the coast of California. It was all caught on camera.


Humpback whale thanks rescuers who saved it from dying tangled in fishing nets

The whale performed a breathtaking display of breaches after being freed from certain death off the coast of California. It was all caught on camera.


Motorcyclist dies after being dragged for quarter of a mile under truck of illegal immigrant drink driver

Police said the 23 year old victim Matthew Denice was still alive when he became trapped in the wheel arch of Guamans truck.


Motorcyclist dies after being dragged for quarter of a mile under truck of illegal immigrant drink driver

Police said the 23 year old victim Matthew Denice was still alive when he became trapped in the wheel arch of Guamans truck.


Briton Suzanne Cassidy sucked into propellers after jumping off boat in Ibiza

Suzanne Cassidy, 26, (pictured) from Glasgow, only survived by grabbing the side of the boat as the razor-sharp blades hacked into her leg.


Harbin Ice and Snow Festival Spectacular sculptures spring up in China

The 28th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which opened on Christmas Day, features work by some of the countrys best ice sculptors and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.


Harbin Ice and Snow Festival Spectacular sculptures spring up in China

The 28th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which opened on Christmas Day, features work by some of the countrys best ice sculptors and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.


Scientists behind Armageddon flu virus suspend their research because it could put world at risk of catastrophic pandemic

Researchers studying a potentially more lethal, airborne version of bird flu have suspended their studies because of concerns the mutant virus they have created could be used as a devastating form of bioterrorism or accidentally escape the lab.


Pilot on Boeing 757 dies of heart attack mid-flight with 239 passengers on board

A pilot onboard a plane flying from Bangkok to Novosibirsk in western Siberia died from a heart attack, transportation prosecutors said Friday.


Grocery worker who handed out samples of semen-tainted yoghurt gets two years in prison

Anthony Garcia admitted adding a sample of the bodily fluid to a sample of yoghurt while working at a grocery story in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Australia Day 2012 Fireworks and lightning combine to light up Perths skies

An estimated 250,000 people turned out to watch the 28th annual Australia Day fireworks display in the western Australian city, despite fears weather conditions could disrupt the event.


Grocery worker who handed out samples of semen-tainted yoghurt gets two years in prison

Anthony Garcia admitted adding a sample of the bodily fluid to a sample of yoghurt while working at a grocery story in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Bugs Amazing photos show microscopic insects coping with a downpour

Tiny droplets of water make the bugs take on an altogether different look - looking inflated by the covering of liquid.


Photographer captures the moment 5,000 birds create an exclamation mark formation in the sky

Photographer Nuray Gonulalan was amazed when she looked up and saw the familiar punctuation symbol - often associated with shock or panic - hovering above her in Mogan Lake, Ankara, Turkey.


Baby sloths saved from infection by with onesie bandage treatment YouTube video

The twin sloths may look cute in the alternative outfits but actually it is a way of ridding their tiny bodies of the parasitic mites.


Furious father bites off six-year-old sons penis in China before spitting it out

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING Witnesses in Shenzhen, in the Guangdong province of China, said the 32-year-old father was walking with his naked son and four-year-old daughter on the street when he launched the sickening attack.


Britons urged to leave Mali as rebel gunmen attack northern city of Gao ten days after claiming capital

British citizens currently in Mali, in west Africa are being urged to leave after the Foreign Office has changed its travel advice.


Muslim insurgents kill eight and wound dozens more with bomb blast in Thailand

The devices were hidden inside inside motorbikes and cars and detonated by mobile phones.


Muslim insurgents kill eight and wound dozens more with bomb blast in Thailand

The devices were hidden inside inside motorbikes and cars and detonated by mobile phones.


Kim Jong-uns wife Ri Sol-ju makes first appearance after two months of home detention

The young wife of North Koreas leader has made her first public appearance in two months, bringing to an end what might have been a period of home detention for being too carefree.


135 bungee jumpers take leap at the same time in world record attempt

A video posted on You Tube shows the group of unnamed thrillseekers, who are all harnessed together with bungee cords, jumping from the bridge at the same time.


Kim Jong-uns wife Ri Sol-ju makes first appearance after two months of home detention

The young wife of North Koreas leader has made her first public appearance in two months, bringing to an end what might have been a period of home detention for being too carefree.


Hurricane Sandy Michael Bloomberg and Andrew Cuomo blame hurricane on climate change

Since New York Citys foundation in the early 17th century, the lower tip of Manhattan has been at the heart of metropolitan life - despite its vulnerability to flooding from the harbour. Two possible links between global warming and the damage wrought by Sandy are the raised sea levels which make it easier for the coast to flood, and warm air in the Atlantic Ocean increasing the fierceness of the storm.


Hurricane Sandy Michael Bloomberg and Andrew Cuomo blame hurricane on climate change

Since New York Citys foundation in the early 17th century, the lower tip of Manhattan has been at the heart of metropolitan life - despite its vulnerability to flooding from the harbour. Two possible links between global warming and the damage wrought by Sandy are the raised sea levels which make it easier for the coast to flood, and warm air in the Atlantic Ocean increasing the fierceness of the storm.


Man, 57, had sex with girl, 14, and gave her a cellphone so he could send her explicit texts

Francisco Alcala, from Indianapolis, was arrested after the teens father quizzed his daughter about the cell phone, which she said the man had given to her.


Could Sandy postpone next weeks presidential election? Yes, in theory

But the probability is unlikely despite the devastating effect superstorm Sandy had on 60 million people across the north-east, or one-sixth of the population.


Hurricane Sandy miracle Couple survive superstorm to welcome a baby boy

Though only 35 weeks pregnant, Christine Schleppy, 34, began having contractions at her home in Skillman, New Jersey just residents were warned to seek shelter and stay indoors.


Hurricane Sandy miracle Couple survive superstorm to welcome a baby boy

Though only 35 weeks pregnant, Christine Schleppy, 34, began having contractions at her home in Skillman, New Jersey just residents were warned to seek shelter and stay indoors.


Radio host attacked Bolivian journalist Fernando Vidal set on fire live on air in Yacuiba

A Bolivian radio presenter was set on fire by four masked men while hosting his show in the southern city of Yacuiba. Radio Popular journalist Fernando Vidal, 78, is being treated for burns.


Radio host attacked Bolivian journalist Fernando Vidal set on fire live on air in Yacuiba

A Bolivian radio presenter was set on fire by four masked men while hosting his show in the southern city of Yacuiba. Radio Popular journalist Fernando Vidal, 78, is being treated for burns.


Superstorm Sandy Over 120 people trapped on remote New York island

Twelve oceanfront houses were swept away and officials said there was damage to 80 per cent of the remaining homes on Fire Island, off the south shore of Long Island.


TV ad links gay Democratic Rep David Cicilline to a child molester, murderer and predator

The ad refers to the freshmans time as a lawyer two decades ago when he defended hardened criminals and is designed to boost GOP hopeful Brendan Doherty. Formerly the head of the state police, Doherty is making his first run for office.


Facebook shares plummet nearly 4 per cent as companys OWN employees dump stock

The social networking giant ended the day down 3.79 percent after 99million shares changed hands. Company stock fell 83 cents to close at $21.11 Wednesday. The stock is down 44 percent from its IPO price of $38.


TV ad links gay Democratic Rep David Cicilline to a child molester, murderer and predator

The ad refers to the freshmans time as a lawyer two decades ago when he defended hardened criminals and is designed to boost GOP hopeful Brendan Doherty. Formerly the head of the state police, Doherty is making his first run for office.


Superstorm Sandy 2012 Manhattans Bellevue Hospital is evacuated amid mass floods

The public hospital lost power when Hurricane Sandy hit on Monday and electricity was spotty as the facility relied on generators, with members of the Army National Guard hiking up to the hospitals roof with fuel throughout the week to power the generators.


Superstorm Sandy 2012 Manhattans Bellevue Hospital is evacuated amid mass floods

The public hospital lost power when Hurricane Sandy hit on Monday and electricity was spotty as the facility relied on generators, with members of the Army National Guard hiking up to the hospitals roof with fuel throughout the week to power the generators.


Hope she knows what shes letting herself in for! Sex-shame DSK takes new partner on vacation

Disgraced former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been spotted canoodling with his new girlfriend at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Myriam Aouffir, 43, is a high-profile press officer for French television. She has already seen with her new boyfriend on the Mediterranean island of Corsica but now the couple have been pictured lapping up the sun in the holy city.


Horror as another baby sitter goes on bloody rampage, stabbing to death girl, 5, boy, 8, and their two dogs

The victims, an eight-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl, were discovered by Naperville police at the home of Elzbieta M. Plackowska, 40 in Illinois.


Hope she knows what shes letting herself in for! Sex-shame DSK takes new partner on vacation

Disgraced former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been spotted canoodling with his new girlfriend at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Myriam Aouffir, 43, is a high-profile press officer for French television. She has already seen with her new boyfriend on the Mediterranean island of Corsica but now the couple have been pictured lapping up the sun in the holy city.


Horror as another baby sitter goes on bloody rampage, stabbing to death girl, 5, boy, 8, and their two dogs

The victims, an eight-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl, were discovered by Naperville police at the home of Elzbieta M. Plackowska, 40 in Illinois.


The hunter becomes the hunted Dead bear shot with a rifle springs up and attacks its would-be killer

Alex Machavo, of Medford, Oregon, was attacked by the injured animal near Shady Cove on Thursday. According to Andrea Carlson, a local sheriffs spokeswoman, the hunter and his wounded target rolled down a 50-ft embankment with the bear biting 22-year-old Machavo all the way down.


Broadway star Celeste Holms longtime Manhattan home put on the market for $14million by estranged son following her death

Boasting spectacular views over the city, the duplex at 88 Central Park is where the star lived for more than half a century and died this July, aged 95. Dan Dunning, whose father was Holms third husband, told the New York Times She loved it because of the view of the park and the way she felt involvement with the seasons, just by looking through her windows.


Clarence Williams Teacher duct tapes 11-year-old students mouth shut for more than a half hour

Clarence Williams, of Palo Alto Middle School in Killeen, Texas, has been placed on paid leave for a week while the local school district reviews a report of the incident. School officials did not provide details on what prompted the teacher to allegedly tape the boys mouth shut on October 23.


Boy, 16, arrested for raping two women in brutal attack that rattled small Arizona community

A teenager from Scottsdale, Arizona has been arrested for allegedly raping two women, including a neighbor who lives in his apartment building. DNA evidence linked the 16-year-old boy to the assaults, which happened one week apart on Oct. 18 and Oct. 24, police said.


The last words Neil Filipowicz heard from his nephew were Im not leaving Daddy . . . then hours later he was pulling their bodies out of the basement locked arm in arm after Sandy snatched them away

John Filipowicz, 51, and his son John, 20, were found still holding onto each other in their basement as they shielded themselves from the torrent which covered them in 12ft of water in seconds. Relatives said that the two had an incredible bond and would never have been separated – in life or in death. John the elder stayed behind to watch over his house in Staten Island, New York, but his son refused to leave because he wanted to be by his side.


Boy, 16, arrested for raping two women in brutal attacks that have shaken small Arizona community

A teenager from Scottsdale, Arizona has been arrested for allegedly raping two women, including a neighbor who lives in his apartment building. DNA evidence linked the 16-year-old boy to the assaults, which happened one week apart on Oct. 18 and Oct. 24, police said.


Hurricane Sandy Hotels and landlords make a quick buck charging $700 a night for a single room in New York

Greedy landlords and hotel owners looking to make a quick buck from the thousands without power or displaced by Hurricane Sandy were exploiting peoples desperation by demanding outrageous prices for a shelter. As of yesterday morning Craigslist was full of posts for costly rooms, with one ad promising people the luxury of a single bedroom apartment with electricity for a mere $700 per night.


Hurricane Sandy Hotels and landlords make a quick buck charging $700 a night for a single room in New York

Greedy landlords and hotel owners looking to make a quick buck from the thousands without power or displaced by Hurricane Sandy were exploiting peoples desperation by demanding outrageous prices for a shelter. As of yesterday morning Craigslist was full of posts for costly rooms, with one ad promising people the luxury of a single bedroom apartment with electricity for a mere $700 per night.


Low North Carolina bridge destroys a truck a month¿and there¿s nothing to stop it, says Department of Transportation

North Carolina man Jurgen Henn, who works in a nearby retail complex, said he heard so many crunches and metal grinding crashed over the years.


Low North Carolina bridge destroys a truck a month¿and there¿s nothing to stop it, says Department of Transportation

North Carolina man Jurgen Henn, who works in a nearby retail complex, said he heard so many crunches and metal grinding crashed over the years.


Hurricane Sandy Storm WAS more powerful than Hurricane Katrina

Researchers have found that Sandys Integrated Kinetic Energy index, or IKE, which quantifies the power of a hurricane based on how far out tropical-storm force winds extend from the center, ranked second only to Hurricane Isabel in 2003.


Hurricane Sandy Storm WAS more powerful than Hurricane Katrina

Researchers have found that Sandys Integrated Kinetic Energy index, or IKE, which quantifies the power of a hurricane based on how far out tropical-storm force winds extend from the center, ranked second only to Hurricane Isabel in 2003.


No, theyre not in training for Im A Celebrity... theyre just going to school

The school run can be a real balancing act for these children. These determined school pupils balance on a high wire 30-feet above a river from Batu Busuk village in Sumatra, Indonesia.


Filipowicz funeral Heartbreaking farewell to father and son who died in Superstorm Sandy

John Filipowicz, 51, and his son John, 20, who died side-by-side as the fierce floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy rushed into their home, were buried together on Monday in an emotional funeral.


Eight-year-old girl who died after being tortured by her father was forced to eat her own faeces when his mistress locked her in toilet

An eight-year-old girl who died from torture was forced to eat her own faeces after her father and his mistress left her to starve in a locked toilet, a Dubai court heard.


Man, 43, arrested in hunt for Michigan sniper who fired at random cars in four counties in two-week campaign of terror

The 43-year-old suspect was taken into custody on Monday night in Wixom, the Detroit suburb where the shootings began.


Raulie Casteel, arrested in Michigan highway shootings, had far right-wing political views

Raulie Wayne Casteel, 43, was arrested at his home in suburban Detroit, Michigan. He said said President Obama should be arrested by the military and marched out of the White House in handcuffs.


Raulie Casteel, arrested in Michigan highway shootings, had far right-wing political views

Raulie Wayne Casteel, 43, was arrested at his home in suburban Detroit, Michigan. He said said President Obama should be arrested by the military and marched out of the White House in handcuffs.


Parents of woman who died when Irish doctors refused to perform abortion meet with Indian government to demand justice

The Indian and Irish governments have promised to do all they can for the parents of Savita Halappanavar, who died of blood poisoning after Irish doctors refused her an abortion.


Looking for someone to hang out with Parents peg details of their children on a washing line in bid to find them a partner

The bizarre dating ritual takes place at Peoples Park in Shanghai, and the ads reveal everything from the childs age and height to their job and income.


Looking for someone to hang out with Parents peg details of their children on a washing line in bid to find them a partner

The bizarre dating ritual takes place at Peoples Park in Shanghai, and the ads reveal everything from the childs age and height to their job and income.


Lydia Callis New York Mayor Bloombergs sign language interpreter becomes breakout star of Superstorm Sandy

Lydia Calliss larger-than-life facial expressions and dramatic gestures have provided a rare moment of pleasure during the unfolding natural disaster.


Cattle ranch that feeds its cows BEER Texas farmers swear by a secret ingredient that makes beef juicer

A cattle ranch in Texas has revealed the key ingredient behind its premium beef beer. The Texas T Kobe ranch in Wallis, Texas, adds beer to the hay that its cows feed on.


My snakes are so charming - I could cuddle them all day! Man wraps himself in Burmese Pythons

A Filipino man gets himself a little tied up as he plays with Albino Burmese Pythons, some of the largest pythons in the world.


Wild horses face slaughter after breeding too fast Mustangs roaming plains of America ¿endanger animals¿

Americas iconic mustang has reached a critical state of overpopulation prompting some ranchers to consider slaughter as a way of managing the crisis.


Wild horses face slaughter after breeding too fast Mustangs roaming plains of America ¿endanger animals¿

Americas iconic mustang has reached a critical state of overpopulation prompting some ranchers to consider slaughter as a way of managing the crisis.


Maya, the only female porter in Ludhiana, carries bags for a few rupees to pay for her son, 12

Maya Devi, 40, is the only woman railway porter in the Punjab city of Ludhiana. As the mother of a 12-year-old, she has no choice but to keep working.


Maya, the only female porter in Ludhiana, carries bags for a few rupees to pay for her son, 12

Maya Devi, 40, is the only woman railway porter in the Punjab city of Ludhiana. As the mother of a 12-year-old, she has no choice but to keep working.


Police task force begins hunt for sniper suspect tied to 22 car shootings in two weeks

A task force of investigators has started questioning drivers in four Michigan counties in hopes of catching a man suspected of shooting at other highway motorists head-on. Police investigators are searching for anything out of the norm during their traffic stops in Oakland, Livingston, Ingham and Shiawassee counties.


Mystery wolf slayer who leaves the dead animals displayed in Tuscan villages has shot seven of them and STRANGLED one in bizarre vendetta

Eight endangered native wolves have been found dead in the hills of Tuscany since the beginning of November, with three fresh corpses emerging in the last week.


Mystery wolf slayer who leaves the dead animals displayed in Tuscan villages has shot seven of them and STRANGLED one in bizarre vendetta

Eight endangered native wolves have been found dead in the hills of Tuscany since the beginning of November, with three fresh corpses emerging in the last week.


The rich will keep getting richer 300 wealthiest people in the world are more than £300 billion better off than this time last year, and Bill Gates is back on top

The worlds richest people grew even richer in 2013, adding $524 billion to their collective net worth, with Bill Gates adding $15.8billion to his net worth.


The rich will keep getting richer 300 wealthiest people in the world are more than £300 billion better off than this time last year, and Bill Gates is back on top

The worlds richest people grew even richer in 2013, adding $524 billion to their collective net worth, with Bill Gates adding $15.8billion to his net worth.


Korea tensions over claims that warship was sunk by torpedo

The 1,500-tonne vessel went down near Baengnyeong island, several of the 104 crew were killed and others were missing last night.


Korea tensions over claims that warship was sunk by torpedo

The 1,500-tonne vessel went down near Baengnyeong island, several of the 104 crew were killed and others were missing last night.


Five Saudi men sentenced to 32 years in prison and 4,500 lashes for holding a Valentines Day party with unrelated women, drinking and dancing

The law breaking men were caught at a rented rest house in Al-Farouq area of Buraidah and accused of holding a party with women who were unrelated.


Man who shot his wife to death in front of their children in a crowded park found dead after Florida manhunt

Julian Paris, 54, was wanted by police after he callously shot his wife dead at a crowded park in Orlando in broad daylight in front of their three children.


Man who shot his wife to death in front of their children in a crowded park found dead after Florida manhunt

Julian Paris, 54, was wanted by police after he callously shot his wife dead at a crowded park in Orlando in broad daylight in front of their three children.


Father and daughter plucked from China river after he tried to commit suicide

The harrowing scene unfolded in Qingjiang township of Yueqing, Zhejiang province yesterday. The man was identified as Mr Wang.


Girlfriend Tiniko Thompson arrested after chilling note is found next to police officers body

Tiniko Thompson, 46, is alleged to have killed her boyfriend Carl Patrick, 53, a Miami police officer in his Pembroke Pines, Miami Florida home on May 9.


Russian teens stabbed man to death at party then murdered four guests

Sergey Burkaev, 16 (pictured), and Konstantin Surkov, 17, have been arrested on suspicion of knifing to death a man and four young women at a flat in the small Russian town of Kumertau.


12 pupils in Ballarat Catholic school photo their own lives after abuse

A tragic class photo has been revealed where 12 out of the 33 of pupils pictured went on to commit suicide because of the sexual and physical abuse that took place at the school in Ballarat.


Drug dealer arrested while sitting on the loo

The accused, identified as Jose Spencer Bilbao Rivers, was apprehended by police while he was sitting reliving himself in a small white bucket by Peruvian police (above).


Cardinal George Pell denies bribing pedophile Gerald Ridsdales nephew

Cardinal Pell released a statement denying he tried to bribe the nephew of pedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale when he told him on the phone in 1993 that he was abused as a child by his uncle.


Ultra-Orthodox grandmother gives birth to her 20TH child

The unnamed 42-year-old grandmother was rushed to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem after going into labour on Wednesday.