Woman at core of South Korea political crisis detained

Woman at core of South Korea political crisis detained

The woman at the centre of the snowballing political scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye is a “flight risk” and has been placed under emergency detention, South Korean prosecutors said Tuesday. Choi Soon-Sil, who faces allegations of fraud and meddling in state affairs over her decades-long friendship with Park, was grilled for hours Monday after she […]

Australian woman freed after kidnapping in Afghanistan

Australian woman freed after kidnapping in Afghanistan

An Australian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan four months ago has been freed and is “safe and well”, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Monday. Katherine Jane Wilson, who goes by the name Kerry and is reportedly aged around 60, was grabbed in the city of Jalalabad, close to the border with Pakistan, in […]

Frenchman suspected of stabbing woman to death in Australia in ‘possible extremist attack’

Frenchman suspected of stabbing woman to death in Australia in ‘possible extremist attack’

  A British woman was stabbed to death on Wednesday at a backpackers’ hostel in Australia and two people were injured, one seriously, in what police say may have been an “extremist” attack. A spokesman for Queensland state police said the suspected attacker, in Australia on a tourist visa, was a 29-year-old French national who […]

Police seek gunman after deadly shooting in Texas capital

Police seek gunman after deadly shooting in Texas capital

A gunman killed a woman and seriously wounded three others in Austin early on Sunday when he shot into a crowd as people streamed out of nightclubs in the Texas capital’s downtown area, police said. The unidentified gunman opened fire at about 2:15 a.m. local time before fleeing, Austin police chief of staff Brian Manley […]

“Undress, and we’ll see if you’re a woman”: Policeman’s rant scandalises China

“Undress, and we’ll see if you’re a woman”: Policeman’s rant scandalises China

A Chinese police officer has angered Chinese internet users after a video showing him spouting misogynistic and obscene statements started circulating online a week ago. The officer had just arrested two women who refused to show their ID cards in Bao’an, a district located near Shenzhen (a city in southern China that is close to […]

REFILE-Suspected robbers in Pakistan say police hacked off their hands

REFILE-Suspected robbers in Pakistan say police hacked off their hands

Pakistani police chopped off the left hands of two men accused of theft after they refused to confess to stealing electrical wire and mobile phones, the victims told Reuters on Monday. The two men, Ghulam Mustafa, 38, and Liaquat Ali, 42, said that police hacked off their hands with a large butcher’s knife on Friday. […]

Bubble Baba Challenge 2011: Rafting on Sex Dolls

Bubble Baba Challenge 2011: Rafting on Sex Dolls

More than 800 people rode inflatable sex dolls down Vuoksa river rapids, 90 km from St Petersburg, at the ninth annual Bubble Baba Challenge 2011 – a bizarre but popular Russian race event. Anyone over 16, and of either sex, is allowed to take part in the competition. All they are required to do is […]