An Italian groom left hanging at the altar after his runaway bride changed her mind at the last minute because she was in love with another man is now suing her for 500,000 Euros (743,000 dollars).
The 32-year-old said he had suffered emotional and material damages after booking a villa for the wedding outside Rome, reserving a honeymoon on a Pacific island and refurbishing an apartment to his fiancée’s tastes.Full Story
An Indian state has told newly-wedded women to avoid talking too much on their mobile phones for the first two years of marriage in case it provokes jealousy from their husbands.
The Punjab State Commission for Women (PSCW) issued an official advisory last week urging brides "to focus on their domestic life instead of having long conversations on mobile phones".Full Story
You could say his fingerprints -- all 12 of them -- were all over the crime. An accused drug-trafficker was nabbed by police in Brazil's southern state of Santa Catarina after they confirmed his identity through the betrayal of a rare birth defect: six fingers on each hand.
"We had indications that it was him, but because he presented his brother's papers as identification we had no proof," police commissioner Enio de Oliveira Matos told Globo's news website G1.Full Story
The last World War I combatant, who has died aged 110, was staunchly anti-war and snubbed remembrance activities despite a 41-year navy career which began when he was just 14, Agence France Presse reported.
Britain's Claude Choules, nicknamed "Chuckles", witnessed the 1919 scuttling of the German fleet and saw out World War II as a demolitions expert in Western Australia.Full Story
It's official: Smokey the cat has roared her way into Guinness World Records having achieved the loudest purr by a domestic cat.
Guinness said Thursday the gray-and-white tabby earned her place with record-setting 67.7 decibels. In a video on the cat's website, the 12-year-old, ordinary-size feline purrs with a sound akin to the cooing of an angry dove.Full Story
An Emirati man is being sued for a whopping $12 million dollars for failing to have sex with his wife and causing her mental anguish, a report said Wednesday.
The unidentified woman told the court that her Emirati husband did not sleep with her in the first four months of their marriage in 2008 and later she discovered that he suffered from erectile dysfunction, Gulf News said.Full Story
Fast-growing Asian economies may be flush with money but filthy toilets remain a blight across the region despite rising standards of living, with dire effects on poverty reduction and public health.
Social activists say dismal sanitation facilities are causing preventable diseases in poor communities where people would readily spend money on a mobile phone -- but not on a latrine.Full Story
Superman the ultimate American? Perhaps not any more.
The superhero is embroiled in battle with prominent Republicans and others furious at his decision in a new issue of Action Comics to renounce his U.S. citizenship.Full Story
Traditional artisans in southern Italy have put a clay statuette showing U.S. President Barack Obama holding Osama bin Laden's head on sale in an unusual reaction to the Al-Qaeda chief's killing.
The statuette was fashioned by artisans who usually make religious figures for the elaborate Christmas Nativity scenes typical of the city of Naples and who have branched out in recent years into pursuing more contemporary themes.Full Story
An IT consultant who hoped for a quiet life in a summer resort town in Pakistan has become an Internet sensation as the first to report the attack on the world's most wanted man.
Sohaib Athar was just another witty voice on micro-blogging site Twitter until he heard the sound of helicopters near his home in a Abbottabad, 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Islamabad early Monday.Full Story