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Man fired for washing himself with own urine

VIENNA (AP) -- A famed Austrian museum has fired an employee for washing his hands and face with his urine. Alfred Zoppelt says he was fired after 23 years of working as an attendant at the Belveder...

Updated : 2011.08.12 11:28

N.Z. school discovers real skeleton in closet

WELLINGTON (AFP) - Teachers at a New Zealand school received a macabre surprise when they realised a supposedly plastic skeleton to be used in anatomy lessons was actually a real set of human bones, ...

Updated : 2011.08.11 19:24

Boy hangs self after watching samurai film

An 8-year-old British boy was found hanged after viewing a film that features suicides. Lewis McGlynn had been watching the 2003 Tom Cruise film “The Last Samurai,” when his father discovered him ...

Updated : 2011.08.11 17:25

Girl shoots her sister in fight over cell phone

An American girl was charged with murdering her younger sister after shooting her during a quarrel over a cell phone. (A scene from Fox News) Elena Rendell, 17, shoot at her 14-year-old sister, Chr...

Updated : 2011.08.10 14:52

Woman with PhD in statistics wins lottery four times

A woman from Texas has reportedly won the lottery four times, prompting interest towards the secret of the unbelievable luck. Joan R. Gither, 63, has won four fortunes worth millions of dollars in t...

Updated : 2011.08.09 09:57

New Zealander sucked into plane engine and killed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A 51-year-old engineer working at an airplane testing facility has been sucked into an engine and killed. Domestic carrier Air New Zealand confirmed the man was perfo...

Updated : 2011.08.08 20:20

Three killed in Malaysia landslide: report

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) -- Three women were killed and three more people feared still buried under debris Monday by a landslide near Malaysia‘s Cameron Highlands tourist spot, the official Bernama news ag...

Updated : 2011.08.08 11:23

Malaysia-bound Nigerian drug trafficker dies aboard plane

LAGOS(AFP) - A Malaysia-bound Nigerian drug smuggler died aboard an aircraft, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in India, the anti-drug agency said Saturday. The National Drug Law Enfor...

Updated : 2011.08.07 11:55

University graduates still earn more: survey

University graduates earn significantly more than high school graduates, a labor ministry survey showed Friday as the government leads a campaign to increase hiring of those without university diplom...

Updated : 2011.08.05 15:55

Shepherd demanding sex without shower found guilty of rape

Italy’s Supreme Court ruled a shepherd, who forcefully had sexual intercourse with his wife without taking a shower, guilty of rape, ANSA reported on Thursday. The 51-year-old shepherd, whose name h...

Updated : 2011.08.05 14:44

Australian teenager safe after 'bomb' drama

SYDNEY (AFP) -- Australian bomb squad officers Wednesday safely removed a teenager from a "suspicious device" media reports said had been strapped around her neck, ending a 10-hour drama. Police off...

Updated : 2011.08.04 11:21

Intern blackmails boss for not offering permanent position

A Japanese woman was reportedly arrested for threatening her boss by sending hate messages, Yomiuri Shimbun reported Sunday. The blackmailer Yamazaki Rinako, 21, had allegedly sent the word “to kill...

Updated : 2011.08.02 13:24

Chimpanzee bottle feeds tiger cubs

At the Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, a 2-and-half-year-old male Chimpanzee named Dodo has been feeding a tiger cub every day for more than a year. At this Thai zoo located in Bangkok, Dodo p...

Updated : 2011.08.01 14:21

Forgiven Iran acid attacker will not be blinded

TEHRAN (AFP) - An Iranian man convicted of throwing acid in the face of a female student who was to have been blinded himself on Sunday in retribution was pardoned by his victim, the state-run televi...

Updated : 2011.07.31 17:05

Humane prison awaits Norwegian mass killer

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is likely to serve his jail term in one of the world’s best equipped and most “humane” prisons, according to news reports. Breivik has been accused ...

Updated : 2011.07.29 10:36