Chinese woman undergoes plastic surgery to evade $3.7 million debt: media
 A 59-year old woman from the central Chinese city of Wuhan transformed her appearance through plastic surgery in order...
I’ll have a rat with that: San Francisco’s new rodent cafe
The rodent-borne bubonic plague may seem unappetizing, but for a few San Francisco visionaries, it proved just the inspiration...
Girlfriend convicted in US texting suicide trial
A 20-year-old US woman was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Friday for ordering her teenage boyfriend to follow through on...
Chinese woman undergoes plastic surgery to evade $3.7 million debt: media
 A 59-year old woman from the central Chinese city of Wuhan transformed her appearance through plastic surgery in order to avoid 25 million yuan ($3.71 million) of personal debts, state news agency Xinhua said. In a case highlighting the challenges facing China as it tries to establish a “credit... Read more
I’ll have a rat with that: San Francisco’s new rodent cafe
The rodent-borne bubonic plague may seem unappetizing, but for a few San Francisco visionaries, it proved just the inspiration needed to launch one of the city’s latest eateries: The Rat Cafe. The pop-up cafe, which opened Saturday, offers visitors a chance to munch on a breakfast of pastries, coffee... Read more
Girlfriend convicted in US texting suicide trial
A 20-year-old US woman was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Friday for ordering her teenage boyfriend to follow through on his long-planned suicide and for failing to save him from harm. Michelle Carter broke down in tears and sobbed into a tissue during the 20-minute juvenile court hearing in Massachusetts,... Read more
Girl persuaded teen boyfriend to kill himself so she could get sympathy as ‘grieving girlfriend’
An American girl has been accused of persuading her teenage boyfriend to kill himself with a string of text messages in a bid to win sympathy as a grieving girlfriend was playing a “sick game”. Michelle Carter, 20, allegedly urged her 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy to kill himself by bombarding... Read more
French artist succeeds in ‘hatching eggs’
French artist Abraham Poincheval, who famously spent a week inside a rock and two weeks inside a bear sculpture, has succeeded in hatching chicken eggs after incubating them for some three weeks. Poincheval embarked on his latest project in late March of imitating a mother hen by incubating some... Read more
US man dies ‘peacefully’ after told Trump was impeached
A 75-year-old man died “peacefully” at his home in the US state of Oregon after his ex-wife led him to believe that President Donald Trump had been impeached. Michael Garland Elliott died earlier this month after Teresa Elliott, his ex-wife and best friend, broke the false news to him,... Read more
Australia charges Justin Bieber ‘look-alike’ with over 900 child sex offences
Australian police on Thursday urged fans of Justin Bieber and their parents to stay vigilant on the internet, after they filed charges over more than 900 child sex offences against a man who impersonated the popstar online. Bieber, a 23-year-old Canadian with more than 92 million followers on social... Read more
100 customers flee Spanish restaurant without paying
Spanish police were on Friday hunting more than a hundred restaurant customers who fled without paying the bill. The party enjoyed a 2,000-euro ($2,100) banquet on Monday at the Hotel Carmen restaurant in Bembibre, northern Spain, before promptly doing a runner. “They were dancing, then suddenly they had disappeared.... Read more
Hitler’s phone sells for more than $240,000
Originally a black Bakelite phone, later painted crimson and engraved with Hitler’s name, the relic was found in the Nazi leader’s Berlin bunker in 1945 following the regime’s defeat. The auction house Alexander Historical Auctions, which did not reveal the winning bidder’s identity, had estimated its worth between $200,000... Read more
Secret Service probes object thrown at Trump motorcade
The US Secret Service launched an investigation Friday, after an object was hurled at Donald Trump’s motorcade as it traveled to his Florida resort. As Trump’s motorcade was moving from the airport at West Palm Beach to his Mar-a-Lago home earlier Friday, an object appears to have been thrown... Read more
Hitler lookalike arrested in Austria
Austrian police arrested an Adolf Hitler lookalike Monday after he was spotted wandering around the Nazi dictator´s hometown sporting his infamous moustache and side parting, a spokesman said. The 25-year-old Austrian national was detained in his flat in the quaint northern town of Braunau am Inn where the Fuehrer... Read more
Hitler double seen around Austria birthplace
Austrian authorities are investigating reports of a man appearing in public in Adolf Hitler’s birthplace as the Nazi dictator’s double, including the distinctive mustache, haircut and clothing. “I have often seen this gentlemen in Braunau and wonder if this means something,” the Oberoesterreichische Nachrichten paper cited a local resident... Read more
Yale to change name of college tied to 19th century slavery defender
Yale University will change the name of its Calhoun College after protesters said the Ivy League school should drop the honor it gave to an alumnus who was a prominent advocate of U.S. slavery, the university said on Saturday. The college is named for John C. Calhoun, a South... Read more
Kenyan MP calls for sex boycott until men register to vote
A Kenyan opposition MP has urged fellow women to impose a sex boycott until their men register to vote in August’s general election. Mishi Mboko, who is married, said women should withhold sex until their menfolk present their credentials in the form of a valid voter ID card. “Women,... Read more