An angry four-year-old Saudi boy shot and killed his father for refusing to buy him a PlayStation, Saudi media reported on Monday.
The Asharq daily, citing police in the southern Jizan area, said the child, aged four years and seven months, grabbed his father's pistol and shot him in the head.Full Story
A stomach-turning way of smuggling cocaine is clogging up local prisons in Peru, as officials warn the life-threatening method is attracting more and more foreigners.
The so-called drug mules -- people who ingest narcotics in a malleable capsule, often condoms or another kind of wrapping, to transport them across borders undetected -- are increasingly coming from abroad to this South American country, and often end up getting caught or killed in the process.Full Story
U.S. property mogul Donald Trump lent his name Sunday to a new luxury skyscraper project in ex-Soviet Georgia, which is emerging from a 2008 war with Russia and seeking Western tourists and funds.
Trump unveiled the planned building in the Black Sea resort of Batumi at a ceremony attended by President Mikheil Saakashvili, who hailed Trump's presence as "a sign that the country is on the path of an irreversible success."Full Story
In schools and backyards, for their birthdays and out with their dads, kids are gaga for archery four weeks into the box office run of "The Hunger Games" and less than 100 days before the London Olympics.
"All of a sudden sales of bows have, like, tripled," said Paul Haines, a salesman at the Ramsey Outdoor store in Paramus, New Jersey.Full Story
India is to declare tea as its national drink to celebrate the life of a pioneering tea-planter who was hanged by British colonial rulers for taking part in the rebellion of 1857.
Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Saturday announced the decision while on a visit to Assam, the tea-producing northeastern state that borders on Bhutan and Bangladesh.Full Story
It took a few months to treat a blind sea lion found injured on a Southern California Beach. It took two years to find the Big Guy a home.
The 700-plus-pound (317.5-kilogram-plus) sea lion will be flown FedEx from Los Angeles to Hogle Zoo in Utah on May 3.Full Story
South Africa's power utility has moved cables in a wildlife sanctuary after several giraffes were electrocuted when they walked into the low-hanging wires, a conservation official said Friday.
At least four giraffes have died since June 2011 in Marloth Park holiday town nestled against the legendary Kruger Park after power utility Eskom installed electricity poles that were too short.Full Story
A 49-year old Russian with a big spoon in hand swallowed a pound (500 grams) of caviar in about 90 seconds to win what was billed as the world's first eating contest featuring the pricey fish roe.
"In Texas, people organize hot dog and hamburger eating championships and contests," the swanky Apartment restaurant said in a press release for the event.Full Story
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's Air Force Two plane suffered a bird strike as it came into land in California on Thursday night and had to be grounded, a U.S. official said.
The plane, a Boeing C-32 modeled on the 757, in blue and white air force livery, was hit by birds as it came into land in Santa Barbara, California, after a flight from Los Angeles where Biden attended a campaign event.Full Story
The 9-year-old patient sits still, munching on popcorn and sipping grape juice while he gets an ultrasound of his heart.
Every so often, he wiggles free long enough to swing from the ceiling or stick out his tongue before resuming a statue-like pose. Orangutans aren't known for their patience, but this one, named Satu, has been trained to let researchers at Zoo Atlanta perform echocardiograms on him while he's awake.Full Story