Taiwanese police said Thursday they have questioned a 15-year-old girl suspected of murdering her newborn baby by throwing her out of the window of a second-floor apartment.
Police launched an investigation after the baby, with the umbilical cord still attached, was found lying in the street earlier this week in New Taipei city and died after being taken to hospital.Full Story
Ultra-sharp 3-D X-ray imaging of a 95-million-year-old fossil found in Lebanon has shed light on the evolution of snakes from limbed lizards, French scientists said on Wednesday.
The 50-centimetre (20-inch) fossil of Eupodophis desouensi shows a small hind leg attached to the animal's pelvis. It had been buried beneath its body, and was only visible thanks to the new technique.Full Story
A shop in the U.S. state of Alabama on Tuesday launched a Valentine's Day offer it hopes will trigger a large response in a limp economy: customers can swap their guns for sex toys.
"In today's economy, this is a way of helping people who may feel they can't afford something for Valentine's Day," said Sherri Williams, the owner of the "Pleasures" sex toy shop, where assorted erotica during the next week can be obtained in exchange for cast-off firearms.Full Story
U.S. police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old British student who got a silicone injection into her buttocks at a hotel near the Philadelphia airport, a report said.
Claudia Adusei died at a Delaware hospital early in the morning Tuesday just hours after getting the "enhancement" injections at a Hampton Inn near the international airport, NBC said.Full Story
A romantic gesture went tragically wrong in Germany Monday when a man trying to affix a sign on a motorway bridge to mark the 10th anniversary of his relationship fell to his death, police said.
"According to preliminary investigations ... the 29-year-old was somehow trying to attach a banner with his name, a woman's name and the phrase '10 years' to the bridge," said police in the western city of Cologne.Full Story
An unusual Berlin museum exhibition combining reindeer, canaries, mice, magic mushrooms and a dash of Hindu mysticism drew nearly 100,000 visitors during its three-month run, organizers said Monday.
The "Soma" show by Belgian-born artist Carsten Hoeller which wrapped up Sunday was a runaway hit for the Hamburger Bahnhof museum of contemporary art, a spokeswoman for the state-run museums in the German capital said.Full Story
Two rows of men greet demonstrators at the main entrance to Tahrir Square, clapping as people enter, and chanting in the rhythms of a traditional Egyptian wedding procession.
"We are becoming bigger!" they shout. "God is Great!"Full Story
The number of foreigners living in the tiny Gulf kingdom of Bahrain in 2010 overtook the number of local nationals for the first time, the statistics office announced on Monday.
The office's website said a census carried out in April 2010 indicated that out of Bahrain's 1.234 million inhabitants, about 54 percent or 666,172 were foreigners, while 568,399, or 46 percent, were nationals.Full Story
A drug-crazed father in Papua New Guinea has been accused of trying to eat his newborn baby boy in a grisly witchcraft ceremony, a report said Saturday.
Local residents awoke to the baby's screams and chased the man to the police station, where he was detained, Australia's AAP news agency said, quoting police. The baby died of his injuries.Full Story
Like many Taiwanese teenage girls, Lee You-fang likes to sing pop songs and play with her pet dog, but she has an unusual job: working with the bones of the dead.
For five years, 19-year-old Lee has honed her craft as a "bone collector," assisting her father in an ancient funerary rite that involves collecting, cleaning and arranging human skeletons for reburial.Full Story