Bosnia settles on new government
After more than a year of negotiations, political parties in Bosnia yesterday agreed on the formation of a new government.
For 14 months, election winners quarrelled over who would run which ministry, but agreement was reached because the lack of a budget could have brought state institutions to a halt in 2012.
Ex-mistress of Woods is pregnant
THE former mistress of Tiger Woods, Rachel Uchitel, has announced that she is five months pregnant.
Ms Uchitel (36) and her husband Matt Hahn (26), who wed secretly in October, made the announcement on Twitter.
UK council fights crime with stink
An English council has come up with a crime-fighting tactic that's not to be sniffed at -- pig slurry.
Middlesborough Council said yesterday it had spread the manure over a stretch of land after residents complained of young people gathering to take drugs. The policy has led to a sharp decline in crime.
Island emerges in sea close to Yemen
A new island has emerged in the Red Sea following an underwater volcanic eruption.
Fishermen spotted the phenomenon, caused by lava fountains, in a part of the sea close to the Yemen coast. Scientists are unsure whether the island will be permanent.
Face painting is good for business
Two entrepreneurs are attempting to survive for a year solely by charging businesses to paint their company logos on their faces.
Cambridge graduates Ross Harper (22) and Ed Moyse (22) sell advertising by the day on their faces and have made more than £11,000 (€13,100) in three months.
Tyler engaged to younger woman
Aerosmith star Steven Tyler is engaged to a woman 25 years his junior.
The rocker proposed to girlfriend Erin Brady on the Hawaiian Island of Maui over Christmas. At 38, Brady is just three years older than Mr Tyler's film star daughter, Liv.
Man blasts ankle in painkiller rage
A man in Montana, US, shot himself in the ankle after hospital staff refused to give him painkillers for his back.
Police said the 48-year-old man was upset when he left Holy Rosary Healthcare hospital this week, so he grabbed a gun from his car and shot himself in the hospital car park.