Looking for foreign brides

July 26, 2011

Women from poorer Asian countries flood South Korea to find a husband
By Bryan Kay for Christian Science Monitor
Seoul: To put it simply, says Renalyn Mulato, the daughter of a Filipina immigrant married to a South Korean man here, the key to happiness in her multicultural home is love and understanding.
That may seem like a painfully obvious prerequisite for most marriages, but for many immigrants in South Korea, it doesn’t always work that way.
South Korea has been Read more

Man sentenced to death for raping daughter

July 24, 2011

A Pakistani court has awarded the death sentence to a man for raping his 15-year-old daughter.
Additional sessions judge Tahir Khan Niazi handed down the capital punishment after the charge against Khalid Amin was proved.
Complainant Parveen Bibi lodged an FIR with Kahna police, accusing her former husband of raping their Read more

Man drinks gasoline for 42 years

July 18, 2011

The 71-year-old man from China started drinking gasoline 42 years ago under the belief that it could cure his chest pain caused by a severe cough.
But soon, Chen Dejun was addicted to the fuel and has to drink 3 litres of gasoline every month.
Living by himself in a shabby thatched cottage on a hill in Shuijiang township of Chongqing, the Read more

Sex in jail: Prison boss behind bars

July 18, 2011

A prison governor in the UK is behind bars after being found guilty of having a sexual relationship with a woman inmate.
Russell Thorne demanded sex from the prisoner in return for giving her sweets, biscuits, Nescafe Gold Blend and yogurts.
She had fallen in love with Thorne, 41, but was terrified of losing her perks or being transferred if she Read more

woman cuts off husband’s penis

July 13, 2011

A California woman is in custody after she drugged her estranged husband, tied him to a bed, cut off his penis with a large knife and threw it down a waste disposal, authorities said.
Police Lt Jeff Nightengale said 48-year-old Catherine Kieu Becker drugged a meal and fed it to the 51-year-old victim, whose name was not released, shortly before the attack on Monday night Read more

Suspects Tracked By Satellite

July 11, 2011

Crime suspects on bail are to be tracked by a new system dubbed “Chav-Nav”.
Using technology similar to car navigation, ankle bracelets send the wearer’s location via satellite to a website. Police can even track where they have been in the previous month.
Currently, tags only raise an alarm if a wearer leaves their home during curfew hours Read more

Man who hasn’t bathed in 37 years

June 25, 2011

It is not an achievement that can readily be savoured by his nearest and dearest.
But Kailash Singh has as good a claim as any to the accolade of world’s smelliest man – after refusing to wash for more than 37 years.
Kailash, 65, has not bathed or cut his 3m-long dreadlocks since 1974, shortly after he married.
Explaining his unconventional Read more

Sacked cashier throws bomb into bank

May 14, 2011

A bank cashier fired for stealing money threw a gasoline bomb inside the bank Friday in northwestern China, injuring dozens of people, some of whom jumped from a fifth-story window to escape, the local government said.
Employees of the Tianzhu County Rural Credit Cooperative Union were meeting about 8 a.m. when the employee threw the gasoline bomb, the propaganda office of the county’s Read more

One in five women sexually harassed in China: Survey

May 4, 2011

One in five women has experienced sexual harassment at work in China, a survey has found.
The poll found that 20 per cent of the 1,837 participants from 10 enterprises in Guangdong, Jiangsu and Hebei provinces and Beijing had been sexual harassment victims.
The definition of sexual Read more

World’s oldest man dies aged 114

April 15, 2011

The world’s certified oldest man, whose advice to others included the observation “you’re born to die”, has passed away aged 114 in the US.
Walter Breuning was old enough to remember his grandfather recounting his part in the slaughter of the American Civil War, during the 1860s.
In his final years in Montana, he was passionate about ending two modern wars, those in Iraq and Read more

Woman sets herself on fire on train

April 15, 2011

A mother in the United Kingdom committed suicide by setting fire to herself on a train to London.
The Daily Mail reported the 43-year-old woman, Rachel James ignited a can of highly flammable gas in the lavatory.
Passengers fled after hearing a loud explosion.
Tim Naylor, who was on the Read more

China has 960,000 millionaires

April 14, 2011

China is closing in on having 1 million millionaires.
According to an annual wealth report released on Tuesday, the mainland has 960,000 millionaires with personal wealth of 10 million yuan (RM4.6 million) or more.
That is up 9.7 percent year-on-year, said the GroupM Knowledge – Hurun Wealth Report 2011. Read more

Tsunami dog found alive and well after three weeks at sea

April 4, 2011

It appears almost too good to be true, but this little dog has been found alive and well adrift at sea, an astonishing three weeks after the tsunami that devastated Japan.
Members of the Japan Coast Guard came across the dog on Friday as they were conducting an aerial search of the area.
Against all the odds, the dog appears Read more

‘Raped’ woman charged with slander

March 30, 2011

The Libyan woman who claimed she was gangraped, defecated and urinated on by 15 of Gaddafi’s men over two days, has been charged with slander.
Libyan authorities labelled her a drunk, a prostitute and a thief, reported The Daily Mail.
The men accused by Iman al-Obeidi are now suing her. A son of a high ranking Libyan official was among those Read more

Girls lured into Philippine cybersex industry

March 5, 2011

Maricel is a shy, attractive girl, who looks younger than her 15 years. But in her short life, she has already had to deal with experiences that would badly scar many adults.
Two years ago her aunt told her about a job in the city of Olongapo, several hours away from her home.
“She told me I would be working as a domestic Read more

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