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Sierra Leone city offers 'virgin scholarships'

BO, Sierra Leone (AFP) - A city in Sierra Leone is offering a five-year scholarship to girls who keep their virginity until they complete university. The aim is to cut teenage pregnancies by ensurin...

Updated : 2011.11.27 12:07

Fake doc injected cement in woman's rear

MIAMI (AP) - A woman who wanted to work at a nightclub started searching for someone who could perform plastic surgery at a cheap price to give her a curvier body. Police say what she found was a wom...

Updated : 2011.11.21 09:10

Egypt activist posts herself nude, sparks outrage

CAIRO (AP) _ A woman activist who posted nude pictures of herself on her blog to protest limits on free expression has triggered an uproar in Egypt, drawing condemnations from conservatives and liber...

Updated : 2011.11.18 17:17

Russian woman keeps 'alien corpse' in fridge

(MCT) A Russian woman said she kept a frozen alien corpse in her fridge for two years and unveiled five pictures of it to prove its existence. Daily Mail reported that Marta Yegorovnam in the weste...

Updated : 2011.11.16 15:59

Ex-porn star reading to LA students causes stir

COMPTON, California (AP) -- Some parents have filed complaints with the Parent-Teacher Association after a former adult film star said she read to children in a classroom at a Los Angeles County elem...

Updated : 2011.11.13 16:28

US government seeks $70M from African official

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The son of Equatorial Guinea's president plundered his country's natural resources through corruption, spending more than $70 million in looted profits on a Malibu mansion, a Gulf...

Updated : 2011.10.26 12:35

Environmentalists call for toilets on Everest

KATHMANDU (AFP) - An environmental group is asking the Nepal government to consider installing portable toilets on Mount Everest for climbers caught short at the roof of the world. Eco Himal says th...

Updated : 2011.10.13 17:18

Exploration company finds sunken ship of silver

TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- A Florida deep-sea exploration company with a record of finding sunken treasure has discovered a ship filled with silver 8,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic Ocean, the firm s...

Updated : 2011.10.11 15:19

Judge sets $1 million bond in US fetal abduction

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A woman who faked a pregnancy and panicked as her supposed due date grew near attacked a pregnant mother with a baseball bat and cut her full-term fetus from her womb, killing the m...

Updated : 2011.10.11 11:42

Japan donor leaves 10 million yen gift in public toilet

TOKYO (AFP) - An anonymous donor has left a wad of cash worth $131,000 in a public toilet in Japan, with instructions it be used to help victims of the March earthquake and tsunami, an official said ...

Updated : 2011.09.29 15:37

Ex-porn star aims to clean up Italian politics

ROME (AFP) - Italy's flamboyant ex-porn star and former politician Cicciolina plans to set up a new political party as the antithesis to her country's corrupt politics, according to excerpts from an ...

Updated : 2011.09.28 11:01

China tax department's yacht sparks outcry

BEIJING (AFP) - Officials in eastern China have triggered public outrage by claiming that a $425,000 yacht bought with government money was intended for collecting taxes. Images of the 32-metre (100...

Updated : 2011.09.27 13:44

Willow the cat is reunited with owners in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -- Five years after she went missing from her Colorado home, Willow the cat has been reunited with her owners in New York City. How the calico cat ended up on a Manhattan street remain...

Updated : 2011.09.25 10:27

Russian tycoon punches fellow billionaire on TV

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian tycoon has punched a fellow billionaire on a television panel show after a discussion on the financial crisis degenerated into petty name-calling. Alexander Lebedev, a former...

Updated : 2011.09.19 00:14

Court upholds murder conviction in baby's death

ATLANTA (AP) -- The top court in the U.S. state of Georgia on Monday upheld the conviction and life sentence against a vegan couple over the death of their malnourished 6-week-old boy, who was fed a ...

Updated : 2011.09.13 14:32