A Bosnian scrap metal dealer raised his sights from stealing and illegally selling metal drain covers and made off with an entire iron bridge, local police in the northeast of the country said Friday.
"A few hours after we were informed about this most unusual crime we detained a suspect, a man of 29, at his home," Mile Jurosevic of the police in Brcko in northeast Bosnia said.Full Story
Japanese ministers are pooling together money to help purchase a washing machine for Shinya Yamanaka, who was recently awarded the $1.2 million Nobel prize along with a British researcher.
Yamanaka joked that he was fixing a rumbling washing machine when he received a call from Oslo saying that he and Britain's John Gurdon were jointly honored with the prize for their discovery in stem cell research.Full Story
Japanese police Saturday arrested a man who allegedly stabbed five people at a railway station in southwest Japan, Kyodo news agency reported.
The five victims -- all men -- were taken to hospital but their injuries did not seem to be life-threatening, the agency said, quoting firefighters.Full Story
A New York judge has banned an annual skateboard race which had been due to run the length of Manhattan and draw up to 2,000 riders on Saturday.
The Broadway Bomb, as the event is known, started with a few dozen people in 2002 and last year saw 1,000 participants, riding colorful longboards down Broadway into New York's financial district.Full Story
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Thursday compared Franco-German relations to the "balanced" relationship he has with his wife, saying that discussion would prevent any misunderstandings.
The premier denied that France and Germany's relationship, which has always been central to a strong European Union, was in trouble amid the eurozone crisis, as leaders of the bloc prepared to meet for a summit in Brussels.Full Story
A man stole a marked police car at a police station in the South African capital Pretoria on Thursday after an officer left the keys in the ignition while he rushed to use the toilet, police said.
The Nissan pick-up truck was stolen from Pretoria West police station, according to SAPA news agency, quoting police.Full Story
British television network ITV on Thursday issued a humiliating apology after daytime hit show This Morning was fooled into running a feature on a hoax celebrity sperm bank.
The program carried an interview with self-styled businessman Dan Richards, who said his company would match up women with donors including professional sportsmen and musicians.Full Story
A female keeper at Sydney's Taronga Zoo was fighting for her life Friday after being crushed against a fence post by "miracle" elephant Mr Shuffles, an animal she had cared for all its life.
An ambulance spokeswoman said emergency services were called to the elephant enclosure and discovered that a woman in her 40s had been badly hurt.Full Story
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has a history of losing shoes and another footwear fumble that saw her take an embarrassing tumble in India grabbed the headlines Thursday.
The nation's first female leader, who last week won international attention for a stinging speech about sexism and misogyny, had just laid a wreath at a Gandhi memorial in New Delhi Wednesday when she fell in front of the cameras.Full Story
An 82-year-old Austrian grandmother took on a bank robber who was armed with a gun and a home-made bomb, newspapers reported Wednesday.
Hertha Wallecker ripped the thief's mask off his head and tore a bag containing cash he had stolen out of his hand, shouting: "The money belongs to the bank."Full Story