Wednesday 18 October 2017

Man finds 248 foetuses in forest

Police in Russia have launched an investigation after a fisherman found four plastic barrels holding 248 human foetuses in a forest.

The remains are believed to have come from three hospitals in the Sverdlovsk region. "It seems the company responsible for disposal of the bio-medical waste did not carry out its duties," said the deputy head of the regional government, Vladimir Vlasov.

Gay marriage big earner for NYC

New York City reaped a $259m (€214m) economic boost from same-sex marriages in the first year of the law allowing the practice, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has claimed.

At least 8,200 gay marriage licences were issued, accounting for more than 10pc of the 75,000 marriage licences issued in New York City in the past year.

Murder charge for buttock enhancer

A US woman has been charged with murder following the death of a London tourist who died from a buttocks-enhancing silicone injection.

Padge Windslowe was arrested as she prepared to host a "pumping party". Police say Windslowe injected Claudia Aderotimi (20) who died at a Philadelphia hotel.

Lotto rapist jailed over benefit claim

A convicted rapist who won nearly £5m (€6.4m) on the British lottery but continued to fraudulently claim benefits was yesterday jailed for nine months.

Edward Putman (46), who was convicted of rape in 1993, won the lottery in September 2009. But he continued applying for housing benefit and income support and even wrote to his local council claiming he was broke.

'Cool Hand Luke' screenwriter dies

Frank Pierson, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 'Dog Day Afternoon' and 'Cool Hand Luke' has died, aged 87.

He won an Oscar for 1975's 'Dog Day Afternoon' and was nominated for his screenplays for 'Cool Hand Luke' and 'Cat Ballou'. He recently worked as a writer and consulting producer on TV's 'Mad Men' and 'The Good Wife'.

Runway bull shuts down airport

An airport in one of Vietnam's tourist cities was forced to close because of a roaming bull.

The animal was first spotted in a wooded area that borders the airport's runway in the city of Hue. Nearly 100 police officers, soldiers and rangers eventually managed to track and tranquillise it.

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