Jul 18, 2014

US man Robert Kemp charged with hugging 14-month-old boy to death

US man Robert Kemp charged with hugging 14-month-old boy to death. A US man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for hugging a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died, authorities say.

Robert Kemp, 27, was taken into custody on Tuesday and released on a $US10,000 ($A10,819) bond the next day.

Kemp is described as a family friend in a news release from Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

An arrest warrant said Kemp killed the child “by giving him a bear hug, squeezing the victim so tight that the victim stopped breathing as a result”.

Beauty queen Amanda Longacre sues Miss America after it deemed her to be too old to win

Beauty queen Amanda Longacre sues Miss America after it deemed her to be too old to win. Former Miss Delaware Amanda Longacre is suing the Miss America pageant after it stripped her of her title for being “too old.”

Longacre won the Miss Delaware title on June 14 but was replaced two weeks later by the first runner-up Brittany Lewis because she was deemed to be too old to have competed.

Under the rules of the pageant, contestants must be no older than 24, and say they cannot turn 25 before the end of the year. Longacre’s 25th birthday will be on October 22.

Jul 15, 2014

Dead girl wakes up in coffin during her funeral in Philippines [VIDEO]

Dead girl wakes up in coffin during her funeral in Philippines. A THREE-year-old girl, who was pronounced dead after a fever and who awoke in a coffin during her funeral ceremony, has reportedly died in hospital.

Dr Mary Silyne Asor-Cabahug, the Municipal Health Officer of Aurora, used a cardiac monitor to assess the condition of the girl who came back to life at her own funeral. She found no signs of life and confirmed that the child is dead, Noypistuff reported.

Waiter wins half of lottery jackpot from boss after predicting win in dream

Waiter wins half of lottery jackpot from boss after predicting win in dream. A Restaurant owner who won a $2 million lottery jackpot has been forced to share half the cash with one of his waiters — after a judge ruled that the superstitious worker had dreamt about the win.

Waiter Fatih Ozcan, who worked at the Kapadokya Turkish restaurant in York, northern England, thought his financial woes were over after he bought the winning EuroMillions lottery ticket in January 2012.

But things turned nasty when his boss Hayati Kucukkoylu, who runs the restaurant, claimed the jackpot for himself.

The bitter legal dispute ended up in court, with Mr Ozcan demanding half the money, insisting had it not been for him, his boss would never have entered the lottery draw.

Jul 9, 2014

Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple mauled to death by a polar bear after a trip-wire failed

Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple mauled to death by a polar bear after a trip-wire failed. AN Eton schoolboy was mauled to death by a polar bear after a trip-wire which had been mended with paperclips failed to trigger an alert, a report has found.

Horatio Chapple, 17, was dragged from his tent while on a £4000 adventure holiday in Svalbard, Norway, with friends in 2011.

The horrific details of the incident were laid bare in an independent report yesterday which concluded that the death was “not unforeseeable”.

It told how trip organisers had realised the trip-wire kit was defective only once the expedition had started, leaving the group to improvise with paperclips and safety pins.

Saudi man divorces wife on wedding night

Saudi man divorces wife on wedding night. A Saudi man is said to have divorced his wife on the night of their nuptials after he was given explicit pictures of his bride by her former lover.

According to local reports, which cite a story by religious preacher Shaikh Ghazi Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shammari, the newlyweds were celebrating their marriage at a hotel when the groom received a bouquet of flowers with a memory stick containing the offending photos.

Jul 1, 2014

Plane's evacuation slide deploys mid-flight

Plane's evacuation slide deploys mid-flight. An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to Southern California, filling part of the cabin and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas.

Passenger Mike Schroeder said he was sitting in the front row of the plane bound for Orange County, California, late Sunday when he heard a hiss and pop behind him.

Schroeder, 58, turned around and saw the Boeing 737-700's evacuation slide inflating. The slide — which would normally inflate outside the plane in an emergency — filled the galley.

Jun 24, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim Ishag set free from prison in Sudan

Meriam Ibrahim Ishag set free from prison in Sudan. A Sudanese woman who gave birth in prison after being sentenced to death for converting to Christianity, has been set free.

The case of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag sparked an outcry from Western governments and rights groups after a judge sentenced her to hang on May 15.

The young 27-year-old physician, was convicted under the Islamic sharia law that has been in force in Sudan since 1983 and makes conversions of faith punishable by death.

Hillary’s health issues much worse than she lets on, according to new book ‘Blood Feud’

Hillary’s health issues much worse than she lets on, according to new book ‘Blood Feud’. Hillary Clinton’s health issues are drastically worse than she has revealed publicly — and the potential presidential candidate tried to keep her medical information private for fear that it would damage her bid for the White House in 2016, according to a new book.

The 66-year-old former US secretary of state has suffered more fainting spells than publicly known, is prone to have blood clots, and may be at serious risk of a stroke, according to the book, Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas, by Edward Klein.

Jun 15, 2014

Abu Dhabi is set to build the world’s first underground park, Al Fayah Park, in the desert

Abu Dhabi is set to build the world’s first underground park, Al Fayah Park, in the desert. What happens when one of the richest countries in the world sits in the middle of a desert? They go underground.

The urban planners of Abu Dhabi asked London design studio, Heatherwick, to create a park that would provide some relief for its residents from the oppressing heat and as a place to wind down.

Spread over 1.3 million square feet, Al Fayah Park will look like a 65 foot high mound of earth from the outside. Using the natural landscape as inspiration, Heatherwick studied the surrounding desert to come up with their one of a kind design.