Wednesday 21 March 2018

In brief: 'Dead' woman (88) wakes in her coffin

An elderly woman was declared dead -- and woke up hours later inside a coffin at the undertakers.

The 88-year-old woman died two days after the incident and police in Brazil's Minas Gerais state were last night investigating if poor medical care and the misdiagnosis contributed to her death. Doctors thought Maria das Dores da Conceicao, who was suffering from hypertension, had died, but she awoke inside the coffin four hours later.

Ukraine minister faces charges

Ukraine's prosecutors announced yesterday they have arrested a former minister on abuse of office charges.

Yuri Lutsenko, who is facing charges of misspending up to e22,000, is the latest ally of ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to be investigated since her rival, President Viktor Yanukovych, came to power this year.

Search for woman who killed baby

Police in United Arab Emirates are searching for a woman they believe delivered a baby and strangled it in an airport toilet before catching a flight out of the country.

Authorities are seeking help from Interpol to locate the Ethiopian woman in her 30s after the baby's body was found in a Dubai airport rubbish bin.

Man hands self in for drink driving

A public-spirited motorist in Iowa City in the US called police to report a drunken driver: himself.

Officers found Francisco Castro (25) sitting in the driver's seat of a running car after he called 911 on Christmas morning. Police say Castro told officers that he called because he thought he was too drunk to drive.

White Motown star dies at 54

Teena Marie, who made history as Motown's first white act, has died, aged 54.

During her tenure with Motown, the singer-songwriter and musician produced passionate love songs and funk jam songs like 'Need Your Lovin'', 'Behind The Groove' and 'Ooh La La La.'

Britain's men are getting fatter

British men are getting heavier and joining the "Jim Royle generation", researchers from Oxford University have warned.

The average British man piled on more than a stone in weight between 1986 and 2000, and experts predict an even fatter future.

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