Kardashian is top Google search
Published 15/12/2011 | 05:00
American reality television star Kim Kardashian was the most searched-for celebrity in 2011 according to internet giant Google.
Second most popular was Victoria Beckham, followed by Harry Potter star Emma Watson, actress Scarlett Johansson and Friends star Jennifer Aniston. The creator and star of The Office, Ricky Gervais, was the only man in the top 10.
Warlord's fugitive killer arrested
The fugitive killer of the Serbian warlord known as Arkan was arrested in South Africa yesterday and will appear in court next month on drug charges.
Dobrosav Gavric was sentenced in 2006 to 30 years imprisonment for killing Zeljko 'Arkan' Raznatovic, Serbia's most infamous wartime paramilitary leader and mafia boss, but has been on the run since.
Body hair keeps bed bugs at bay
Hairy people might be less bothered by biting insects, research suggests.
Hair makes it harder for blood-sucking bugs to feed, according to scientists from the University of Sheffield's Department of Animal and Plant Sciences. They studied 29 volunteers who had one arm shaved before bed bugs were placed on their skin.
Man dies after silicone injection
A man died after having his penis injected with silicone in an attempt to make it bigger.
Kasia Rivera (34), the woman who administered the injection to Justin Street (22) in New Jersey, US, has been charged with manslaughter. The man died the day after his injection. His death was ruled a homicide following a medical report that he died of a silicone embolism.
Wheelchair-bound woman steals elf
A wheelchair-bound pensioner has been caught on camera stealing a mechanical elf from a garden centre.
Chippy, the 2ft high pink-faced elf, used to wave at visitors to the nursery in Surrey, England. Three female suspects were caught on CCTV unplugging Chippy. One of them was in a wheelchair and looked like she was in her 70s.
'Witches' arrested for blackmail
Two women who advertise their services as witches have been arrested on blackmail and extortion charges in Romania. Police said the pair approached public figures promising to help them overcome work or love difficulties, and help them break curses for payment.