Millions go hungry in wealthy Canada. Some die young as a result

21 January 2020
Millions go hungry in wealthy Canada. Some die young as a result

Canadians who cannot afford regular meals are more likely to die early, according to a study released on Monday, showing that people are dying from hunger even in wealthy countries....

Australia: More than 10,000 camels to be shot because they drink too much water

08 January 2020
Australia: More than 10,000 camels to be shot because they drink too much water

More than 10,000 camels will be shot by professional firearms experts from helicopters to prevent them from drinking too much water in drought-afflicted South Australia. The shooters will begin the...

A pilot passed out while flying an F-15 fighter jet. Here’s what happened next

05 January 2020
A pilot passed out while flying an F-15 fighter jet. Here’s what happened next

A fighter jet doesn’t need to crash to suffer millions of dollars of damage. In late March of 2019, in a military operating area over Oregon, a student pilot and...

Woman wakes up from seven-month coma just after doctors lost hope on her recovery

01 January 2020
Woman wakes up from seven-month coma just after doctors lost hope on her recovery

Kertisha Brabson spent seven months in a coma in Ohio after suffering a seizure The 31-year-old was diagnosed by medics with Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis Doctors told Brabson's family to 'pull...

'Ghost boat' containing human remains washes up on Japanese island

30 December 2019
'Ghost boat' containing human remains washes up on Japanese island

Five corpses and two human heads have been discovered inside a shipwreck on the coast of Japan. The boat washed ashore on Japan's Sado Island, northwest from the mainland, on...

Trump retweets meme that Jesus likes him better than Obama. Critics raise holy hell

29 December 2019
Trump retweets meme that Jesus likes him better than Obama. Critics raise holy hell

"What part of Donald Trump's past would Jesus be more proud of?" tweeted one wit. Lust, pride, greed, envy or wrath? Twitter followers were agog after President Donald Trump retweeted...

British Prime Minister and girlfriend Carrie Symonds fly British Airways economy on holiday trip

29 December 2019
British Prime Minister and girlfriend Carrie Symonds fly  British Airways economy on holiday trip

The Prime Minister has saved British taxpayers tens of thousands by flying economy class for his Caribbean holiday with girlfriend Carrie Symonds. touched down in St Lucia on Thursday morning...

Northern state where pregnant women are ‘rushed’ to hospitals on donkeys

26 December 2019
Northern state where pregnant women are ‘rushed’ to hospitals on donkeys

Residents of some communities in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State say they convey pregnant women and sick people to hospitals on donkeys and ox-drawn trucks due to lack...

China will rewrite the Bible and the Quran to 'reflect socialist values'

25 December 2019
China will rewrite the Bible and the Quran to 'reflect socialist values'

China will rewrite the Bible and Quran to 'reflect socialist values' amid crackdown on the country's religious groups, a report has revealed. New editions must not contain any content that...

Girl arrested after 'stealing plane and crashing it into airport'

21 December 2019
Girl arrested after 'stealing plane and crashing it into airport'

A 17-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a plane before crashing it into an airport in California, US authorities say. The girl, who has not been named,...

Miss USA, Miss America, Miss Teen USA, Miss Universe and now Miss World are all black women

17 December 2019
Miss USA, Miss America, Miss Teen USA, Miss Universe and now Miss World are all black women

For the first time, top beauty pageants -- Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss Universe and now, Miss World -- have crowned black women as their winners at...

The 391-MILE traffic jam: Paris suffers record road jam

17 December 2019
The 391-MILE traffic jam: Paris suffers record road jam

Paris suffered from a record 391-mile traffic jam yesterday on the 12th consecutive day of transport strikes which have struck the country's capital. Authorities measured a record traffic jam of...

Man born without testicles gets one transplanted from twin

14 December 2019
Man born without testicles gets one transplanted from twin

Surgeons have transplanted a single testicle from a 36-year-old Serbian man to his identical twin brother, who was born with none. The six-hour operation was only the third of its...

Four generations of US family die in plane crash

03 December 2019
Four generations of US family die in plane crash

Federal investigators have reached the site of a South Dakota plane crash that killed nine members of a prominent US business family on Saturday. Spanning four generations, they had been...

Man shot to death in home by own booby trap

03 December 2019
Man shot to death in home by own booby trap

A man in Maine was killed after his homemade booby trap malfunctioned, according to police. Police say 65-year-old Ronald Cyr dialed 911 to report being shot on Thanksgiving night in...

Man tells police wind blew bag of cocaine into car

01 December 2019
Man tells police wind blew bag of cocaine into car

A Florida man was arrested after he tried to claim that the wind blew a coke baggie into his car, according to a report. Joseph Zak, 37, was busted trying...

Conan the dog gets hero’s welcome at White House after raid

26 November 2019
Conan the dog gets hero’s welcome at White House after raid

A U.S. military dog that played a starring role in the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seemed oblivious to the praise that President Donald Trump heaped...

Lion discovered in residential building at high-brow Victoria Island, Lagos

18 November 2019
Lion discovered in residential building at high-brow Victoria Island, Lagos

A two-year-old lion has been discovered in a residential building in Victoria Island area of Lagos State. The lion said to be owned by a yet to be named Indian...

Convicted murderer says his life sentence has been served after he was revived 5 times

09 November 2019
Convicted murderer says his life sentence has been served after he was revived 5 times

An Iowa inmate serving a life sentence says he should be a free man after he became ill, momentarily died, and had to be revived at the hospital. But the...

Man dies while trying to complete 50-egg eating challenge

09 November 2019
Man dies while trying to complete 50-egg eating challenge

A man died after trying to eat 50 eggs in an eating competition in India after collapsing unconscious when he reached number 42. Subhash Yadav, 42, had gone to Bibiganj...

Evil sprits come to trouble us in Govt House, governor cries out

03 November 2019
Evil sprits come to trouble us in Govt House, governor cries out

Anambra State Governor, Mr Willie Obiano, yesterday raised the alarm that there were evil spirits in the Government House. Consequently, he has urged the church to pray so that the...

The man who can't grow old: Farmer, 34, is trapped in a child's body

03 November 2019
The man who can't grow old: Farmer, 34, is trapped in a child's body

A 34-year-old man in has been trapped in a child's body due to brain injuries he had when he was six. Farmer Zhu Shengkai from the province of Hubei claimed...

No one believed him when he said he hadn't been drinking. Then researchers found his body was producing alcohol

02 November 2019
No one believed him when he said he hadn't been drinking. Then researchers found his body was producing alcohol

When a man in North Carolina was pulled over on suspicion of driving drunk, police didn't believe him when he said he hadn't had any alcohol. The man, in his...

Man who helped draft laws ordering adulterers to be flogged is flogged for adultery

01 November 2019
Man who helped draft laws ordering adulterers to be flogged is flogged for adultery

An Indonesian man working for an organisation which helped draft strict religious laws ordering adulterers to be flogged has himself been whipped after he was caught having an affair with...

Woman texted father’s number every day after he died. She got a response 4 years later

28 October 2019
Woman texted father’s number every day after he died. She got a response 4 years later

A 23-year-old woman in Arkansas lost her father four years ago, but she continued to text his phone every day to update him about her life. She never got a...

96 year-old man weds woman, 73, in Abuja

26 October 2019
96 year-old man weds woman, 73, in Abuja

Agrarian village of Kiyi in Abuja went agog on Thursday, October 17, when 96 year-old Mr AbdRahman Munse-Bwaye married his heartthrob, 73 year-old, Rukaya Yamwa-Piri. The solemnisation of the marriage...

Despite knowing we’ll die eventually we refrain from thinking about death. This is why

20 October 2019
Despite knowing we’ll die eventually we refrain from thinking about death. This is why

The human brain is wired to make us believe that death only happens to other people to stop us obsessing about the inevitable. Researchers found that by banishing thoughts of...

Egypt uncovers 'huge cache' of ancient sealed coffins

18 October 2019
Egypt uncovers 'huge cache' of ancient sealed coffins

Archaeologists have uncovered a "huge cache" of more than 20 sealed coffins in the city of Luxor, according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. The seemingly well-preserved sarcophagi were discovered "as...

Billionaire Warren Buffett, a major Apple investor, uses a $20 flip phone

07 October 2019
Billionaire Warren Buffett, a major Apple investor, uses a $20 flip phone

Warren Buffett doesn’t use an iPhone, despite the fact that the firm he runs, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 5.5% of Apple. Instead, he uses a $20 flip phone: the Samsung SCH-U320,...

Judge shoots himself in the chest as he tries to kill himself in court

06 October 2019
Judge shoots himself in the chest as he tries to kill himself in court

A Thai judge who tried to kill himself in court after accusing his superiors of interfering with his verdicts has highlighted questions about judicial independence and fairness in the country....

DSS detains infant, parents for texting gov to pay dad’s gratuity

05 October 2019
DSS detains infant, parents for texting gov to pay dad’s gratuity

Four family members, including a six-month-old baby in Kebbi have sued the Kebbi State Government and Department of State Services for alleged illegal arrest and detention for 13 days without...

Do you relish potato chips? Ants, cockroaches, crickets taste just like them - Report

03 October 2019
Do you relish potato chips? Ants, cockroaches, crickets taste just like them - Report

Head of University of Costa Rica’s Insects Museum decided three years ago to replace animal protein in his diet with crickets, ants, cockroaches, beetles and other insects - and wants...

Woman found rare $250,000 Rolex wedged in cushions of a thrift-store couch she'd bought for $25

01 October 2019
Woman found rare $250,000 Rolex wedged in cushions of a thrift-store couch she'd bought for $25

Writing for Robb Report, founder and CEO of the luxury-watch reseller Bob's Watches recounts getting a call from a woman who said she found a rare Rolexbetween her couch cushions....

Hangovers are an 'illness' rules court, as they 'disrupt body's normal state'

28 September 2019
Hangovers are an 'illness' rules court, as they 'disrupt body's normal state'

A German court has ruled that hangovers are a type of 'illness' in a case involving an anti-hangover drinks company A German court has ruled that hangovers are a type...

Man who died while having sex on a business trip was the victim of a work accident, court rules

12 September 2019
Man who died while having sex on a business trip was the victim of a work accident, court rules

A man who died from a heart attack after having sex with a woman he met on a business trip is a 'victim of a professional accident', a French court...

Invisible-ink stamps to identify gropers on Japanese public transport sell out in minutes

02 September 2019
Invisible-ink stamps to identify gropers on Japanese public transport sell out in minutes

A new device aimed at tackling sexual harassment on crowded trains and public transport has sold out just half an hour after it went on sale in Japan. The "anti-groping"...

Fowl, owner sued for loud crowing complained about by neighbour

01 September 2019
Fowl, owner sued for loud crowing complained about by neighbour

A loud 4-year-old rooster called Maurice on an island off the French Atlantic shore has pitted a couple of city slickers who bought a second home next door against his...

Fake dog testicles made this man a millionaire

25 August 2019
Fake dog testicles made this man a millionaire

Gregg Miller proves you can make a fortune with anything. Even dog balls. Not the kind you throw around playing in the dog park. “What I’m doing is I’m developing...

Town installs anti-sex public toilets that will spray amorous couples with water if they start having intercourse

19 August 2019
Town installs anti-sex public toilets that will spray amorous couples with water if they start having intercourse

A seaside town is planning to install public toilets that spray occupants with water and sound an alarm if they detect 'violent movement'. Sensors in Porthcawl lavatories will automatically open...

Mayor paraded through town in women’s clothes for failing to keep campaign promises

17 August 2019
Mayor paraded through town in women’s clothes for failing to keep campaign promises

When the residents of a municipality in southern Mexicogot fed up with their mayor after he failed to keep a campaignpromise, they knew what they had to do. They made...