Parents dump girl (2) in rubbish bin
A two-year-old girl was rescued from a bin in Spain after her parents abandoned her.
Residents in the south-east town of Cabezo de Torres heard crying sounds coming from the rubbish container. After removing several plastic bags, they found a girl "crying, sweating and with panic showing in her face".
Health scare as bat takes flight
HEALTH officials in the US are seeking 15 passengers who were on a flight in which a bat flew inside an aircraft's cabin to protect them against the possibility of rabies.
The plane was flying from Madison, Wisconsin, to Atlanta when the bat emerged. No one knows if it had rabies because it escaped.
Spiders give UK workers a fright
FACTORY workers at Barton-upon-Humber in England found three black widow spiders which dropped out of an aircraft engine imported from the United States.
The workers trapped one spider in a glass and captured another two before a fourth was spotted out of reach in the engine -- leaving the men to work around the poisonous arachnid. The engines were imported from Kansas and arrived via Amsterdam.
Killer bull claims second victim
A killer bull has claimed another victim after goring to death a 29-year-old man during festivities in the eastern Valencia region in Spain.
The bull -- named Raton, or mouse -- has killed two other members of the public.
Due to Raton's fearsome reputation, his owners earn €10,000 each time he appears at a festival.
Father and child found dead in car
THE bodies of a missing two-year-old Sacramento girl and her father have been found in the man's vehicle in El Dorado County, California.
The FBI said the bodies of Madeline Samaan-Fay and 49-year-old Mourad 'Moni' Samaan were discovered in his car about 45 miles north-east of Sacramento, California.
Nepal march to seek gay rights
HUNDREDS of gay, lesbian and transgender people marched in Nepal to demand equal rights under a new constitution which the country is preparing.
The estimated 500 demonstrators chanted slogans and marched in Narayanghat, a town about 100 miles south of the capital Katmandu.