An Ohio man has been accused of bashing his brother over the head with a cremation urn, breaking the urn and creating a cloud of human ashes.
Police, responding to a domestic violence report, saw Joel Perez threaten to kill his brother and smash the urn against his head, knocking him unconscious.
Humans are 'plague'
The 86-year-old broadcaster said the negative effects of climate change and population growth would be seen in the next 50 years. He told the 'Radio Times': "It's coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It's not just climate change – it's sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde."
UK's real iron lady
A laundry manager who has ironed more than a million items of clothing in her 30 years service said she only meant to cover a fortnight's maternity leave.
Val Robson (56) puts on 30 washes and irons more than 180 items a day at Middleton Hall Retirement Village in Middleton St George, near Darlington.
Police get the hump
Jason Andreozzi was handing out leaflets to promote a movie he directed that did not make it into the festival line-up.
Big Apple is squeezed
New York has legions of residents living in tiny apartments. Now the city is about to see just how small they are willing to go.
Expectations that population and rents will keep climbing are challenging architects to design dwellings no larger than a one-car garage. New Yorkers can get a feel for one at an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York showing the latest space-saving designs.
Silvio's election break
Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi will not face a verdict in a trial where he is charged with paying for sex with a juvenile prostitute until after elections next month, according to a decision by judges that could help his political comeback.
A new timetable of hearings set by Milan judges shows the last session in the trial will be held on March 11, well after the February 24-25 elections.