Wednesday 29 January 2020

Alligator roams German streets

An alligator was found roaming the streets of a small German town in the middle of the night, authorities said yesterday.

Gross-Rohrheim police got a 2am-phone call on Thursday from a man who said he had just seen an alligator walking in front of a motorcycle shop in the town centre.

Nurse's killer dies by lethal injection

A convicted killer was executed by lethal injection in Texas for gunning down a nurse at her suburban home nine years ago and stealing her car.

Michael James Perry (28) mouthed to relatives and friends watching through a window that he loved them. He did not acknowledge relatives of his victim, who looked through an adjacent window.

Little Ms Muffets needed for study

An Austrian university is on the hunt for girls who recoil at the sight of spiders, for research into how fear affects brain processes.

"The researchers are looking for girls aged between eight and 13 years who are very fearful of spiders and/or who feel sick at the sight of them," the University of Graz said on its website.

Shoe thrower gets jail sentence

A man who threw a shoe at Israel's chief justice, knocking her off the bench, was sentenced this week to three years in jail.

"This kind of incident must never happen again and this punishment is a warning to others," said judge Shimon Feinberg, sentencing Pini Cohen (52) for the action.

Sex marks the spot

AN acupuncturist who claims she can detect a man's virginity based on a small dot on the ear has become a minor celebrity in Vietnam, where she is credited with helping to free three convicted rapists from prison.

Pham Thi Hong (54) took their cases all the way to President Nguyen Minh Triet, because she believes all three men are virgins. "They all had small red spots on the back of their ears. The spots should have disappeared if they had had sex." The cases were reopened and the convictions were suspended due to flaws by initial investigators.

'Magical' festival moment for Kylie

Kylie Minogue said appearing at Glastonbury five years after her battle with cancer forced her to pull out of the festival was "just magical". She said walking on stage to huge applause "was magical."

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