Man's ring of deceit
A MAN stole his ex-girlfriend's engagement ring on Thanksgiving in the hopes of patching up his relationship with his wife, police in Pennsylvania said.
Donald Albritton (35) swiped the ring and later gave it to his current wife. He was charged with the theft.
Troops turned rapists
THE United Nations says preliminary investigations by the world body's peacekeeping force in Congo indicate Congolese army troops committed rapes, looting and other human rights abuses after retreating from the key city of Goma.
UN deputy spokesman Eduardo del Buey said the abuses took place in the Minova area.
Russia's Man in Black
'MEN in Black' may be about to recruit a new Russian assistant: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who has spoken about top secret files on aliens that may have landed in Russia.
In footage recorded after a TV interview, the former president joked each Russian leader got information about extraterrestrials that visited our planet – and stayed here. He is also heard saying more details could be found in the 'Men in Black' films.
Girl born to be wild
A NEW York zoo got a surprise visit – from the stork.
A woman gave birth on a wildlife path at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, delivering her baby girl with the help of zookeepers not far from the bear exhibit.
Fraud doctor jailed
A DOCTOR was jailed for 20 years and ordered to repay over €6m for fraud at a Mississippi cancer centre.
US district judge Daniel Jordan, sentencing Meera Sachdeva, said syringes were re-used and different patients' chemotherapy drugs were drawn from the same bag.
PSY sorry for protests
SOUTH Korean rapper and internet sensation PSY is apologising to Americans for participating in anti-US protests several years ago.
Park Jae-sang issued a statement after reports surfaced that he had participated in concerts protesting the US military presence in South Korea during the Iraq war.
Hunt on for gold dust
GOLD dust worth $700,000 (€541,000) has gone missing from a medical research lab in St Louis County, and police are trying to determine if it was lost or stolen.
Police began a probe after a Pfizer employee could not find the gold dust bought last year for use in research.