German furniture store under fire for selling coffee mugs with image of Hitler

The Hitler coffee mug 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A popular furniture store in Germany, was criticised after it sold coffee mugs with the image of Hitler.

Now, the furniture chain store has been forced to apologize after selling the cups with Adolf Hitler's face printed on it.

The image appeared behind rose petals and poetry. The mugs had a faint image of the Fuhrer along with a swastika and the word Reich.

Nazi symbols are banned in Germany and Dortmund prosecutors said on Friday it had opened a criminal investigation. They were on sale at the furniture chain Zurbruggen.

5,000 mugs had been ordered and they sold at least 175 before noticing the error. The owners of the chain have offered a 20 euro gift voucher to customers who return the cups.

So far, only 16 cups have been returned. “Nothing like this has happened in the 75 years that my family has been in the business,” Christian Zurbruggen, the owner of the store, said.

Zurbruggen said that his company is cooperating with prosecutors to find out how the image made its way to the mugs. The unsold mugs have been destroyed.

City in Spain named ‘Jew Killer’ thinking about changing its name

Castrillo Matajudios 
By: Aarav Sen

A city in Spain named “Jew Killer” is now thinking of changing its name.

Castrillo Matajudios has discussed changing the name before, but no official action was ever taken until now that mayor Lorenzo Rodriguez put forward a firm proposal in writing to the city’s 60 residents, asking them if they would like the city to keep the name or change it.

More than 500 years ago the city was named “the city of the Jews” before being changed. Rodriguez said that the decision of the majority will be respected, even if only by one vote.

Before the vote , Rodriguez believes it is important for residents to know more about the role of the city in the history of Jews in Spain. One of Spain’s first Jewish communities lived in the neighboring city named Castrojeriz.

In 974, the city gave Jews the same rights as Christians. However, in 1035, the Jews in Castrojeriz were massacred, and the remaining Jews fled to Castrillo.

In 1478, the city was renamed to Matajudios (Jew Killer).

London teacher tells Jewish student to go back to her gas chamber

North London Collegiate School 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A British teacher was slammed after telling a Jewish girl to go back to her gas chamber.

Now, the parents of the Jewish student at the prestigious London school have expressed their outrage after their daughter was told to go to the gas chamber for cutting in line.

The teacher later apologized to the 17-year-old student , but the school has refused to say what disciplinary action was taken against the teacher. The girl said that after the incident she was shocked and upset.

The North London Collegiate School is one of the most expensive schools in the United Kingdom. Tuition costs about 24,000 pounds ($40,000) per year.

The school said in a statement that it had investigated the incident and after seeking expert legal advice, measures were taken.

Big black woman devastated as Subway worker wrote ‘big mama’ on her box of food

Big mama written on Subway box 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A big black woman said that she is still crying from an incident that occurred at a California Subway restaurant.

Allison Brown said that she is still very emotional two weeks after having lunch in the Vista Subway located at 1906 Hacienda Drive.

Brown said a young worker greeted her and took her order for a 6 inch tuna sandwich and two flatbread Flatizzas, one for her and one for her husband. When she got home, she could not believe her eyes.

She saw that “Big Mama” was written in one of the boxes. “It hurt. I was devastated. I was crying ,” Brown said.

Brown also said that she hired an attorney. A letter to the corporate office said that legal action is an option. However, instead of money , Brown wants anti-discrimination training led by an outside company for all employees.

A spokesperson for Subway said that the employee was reprimanded.

Important facts about H1B Status and Updates

 
By: Charlene Sampilo

The United States is one of the leading countries in the world that most foreigners dream of visiting.

Others dream of working in the country because of the many job opportunities and benefits. Their currency -- Dollars, also serve as the benchmark for most foreign currencies. For people who would like to go to the U.S., there are different ways to get there.

One of the ways on how to get to the U.S. and work, is to obtain an H1B visa.

As of 2012, more than 250,000 applicants have been approved for an H1B visa by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS.

If you are interested to be a recipient of an H1B Visa, here are the top 10 things you need to know:

1. H1B Visa allows any U.S.-based employer to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. Foreign workers may come from any country in the world.

2. H1B visa holders’ duration of stay is three years. It can be extended to six years. The maximum duration of the H1B visa is ten years and this condition is only for those United States Department of Defense project related works. A law passed in 2000, allows workers to extend their visa for more than six years while waiting for their green card under certain conditions. The U.S. has also made it easier for foreign workers to change the employers who sponsored them.

3. H1B visa is temporary. This applicable is for non-immigrants or for those people who enter the U.S. for a temporary stay.

4. The worker applying for H1B Visa needs to have a U.S. bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

5. H1B Visa is for workers who were hired on any of the following specialty occupations:

• Occupations in Architecture, Surveying, and Engineering

• Occupations in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

• Occupations in Life Sciences

• Computer Science, IT and Telecom Occupations

• Occupations in Medicine and Health

• Occupations in Education and Research

• Occupations in Business Management and Administration

• Occupations in Finance and Administrative Specializations

• Other Specialty Occupations such as fashion, models, museum curators, librarians, etc.

6. The quota for the initial H1B petition is 65,000 foreign workers. 6,800 of them are reserved for Chile and Singapore for some special programs. There is also an additional 20,000 slots for fresh graduates with a master’s degree.

7. The foreign worker must be on the payroll of a U.S. company and not on any other foreign company.

8. H1B Visa holders can bring family members that are considered immediate – a spouse and children who are under 21 years old. Any of these family members must have an H4 Visa wherein they can stay in the U.S. as long as the H1B Visa holder has legal status to work in the country. These family members with an H4 Visa may study in a school in the U.S. and get a driver’s license. However, they are not allowed to work and cannot get a social security number for themselves.

9. H1B Visa holders need an approval from the Department of Labor. A written document or proof should be presented from the employer stating that they are hiring a foreign worker because there is no qualified U.S. worker available to accept the job offer.

10. Blanket petition is not allowed or not available for H1B Visa. The petition must be filed individually for each proposed H1B applicant or worker.

Most of the companies getting H1B Visa holders are Infosys, Wipro, Microsoft and IBM. Most of these companies are IT-based, attesting the need for more workers who have specialties in Computer Science, Information Technology and Telecommunications.

For anyone who has competitive skills globally, they should take advantage of the H1B Visa. They can apply and pass the qualifications required. Big companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Google give opportunities for all individuals in any country to showcase their talents and lead the world in innovations and inventions.

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Residents panic after chicken begins talking before being slaughtered

Chicken illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

Residents of a small town in Nigeria, have fled in panic after a chicken began talking in Arabic before being slaughtered, police said.

Benue State Police said that the incident of the talking chicken occurred at a local market in Makurdi.

Residents living near the Wadata Market, fled as the news of the talking chicken spread like fire. “I heard that the police have taken the chicken into their possession, and that is why the police station is so crowded. Everybody wants to see the chicken talk,” a woman who identified herself as Aishetu, said.

As the residents crowded the local roads police shot tear gas to disperse the crowd and clear the roadways for normal traffic. This was not the first time that an animal began to talk before being killed.

Zalman Rosen, and his worker Luis Nivelo of New York, said that they were about to kill a fish when it began shouting at them. “It said ‘watch out’ and ‘the end is coming,’” Rosen said.

Rosen admitted that in a state of panic he tried to kill the fish, injuring himself in the process and ending up in a hospital. The fish was finally killed by Nivelo and sold.

Fisherman finds adult vibrator inside stomach of fish

Bjorn Frilund shows off his strange catch 
By: Aarav Sen

A fisherman of Norway, was shocked to find an adult vibrator inside the stomach of fish.

Bjorn Frilund reported that he was cleaning the large cod fish he caught when he felt a big lump on its stomach. While cutting open the fish, he pulled out an orange adult vibrator.

The 64-year-old Frilund, has spent his free time fishing in the waters around his hometown of Eidsbygda, for as long as he can remember. He said that this was the first time he found an adult toy inside a fish.

Frilund believed that the fish mistook the adult toy for a tasty fish. Investigators believe that the adult toy was probably thrown overboard from a cruise ship by a frustrated woman.

Probation officer resigns after teen killed a father to be under his watch

Nathan and Jennifer Trapuzzano 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A pregnant woman is devastated after her husband was killed a short time before she was due to give birth.

Simeon Adams, 16, was on probation when he shot and killed 24-year-old Nathan Trapuzzano.

Adams had a curfew and was supposed to be home at the time of the shooting. A probation officer went to check on Adams a number of times and he was not home when he was supposed to be there.

However, probation officer Tracy McDonald of Indianapolis, Indiana, did not immediately file a probation violation, which would have placed the 16 year old behind bars.

McDonald allowed the teen to continue being on the streets. One early morning, Adams was out on the street when Adams tried to rob him. Surveillance cameras in the area showed Adams and an accomplice following Trapuzzano before killing him.

Adams ordered the father to be to remove his pants at gunpoint, and when he reached down to untie his shoe the suspect shot him.

Trapuzzano, a software engineer, was married to his wife Jennifer about a year and was expecting their first child.

Jennifer said that her husband decided to switch his daily walk from the evenings to the early mornings because he wanted to spend more time with her after work.

May he rest in peace.

Two women steal from store before returning the stolen goods for store credit

Dominika Johnson (left) Kendra Hill (right) 
By: Devansh Dutt

Two women were busted after returning to a store with items they stole earlier.

The two Californian women, have been arrested in Moraga, after receiving credit on the items they stole.

Dominika Johnson, 25, of Oakland, and Kendra Hill, 28, of Antioch, went to the Home Goods store and stole some items.

At about 2:00 p.m., they went back to the store and returned the stolen items. That is when they received store credit.

Employees recognized Johnson as she had returned stolen items to the shop three times in the past two weeks, police said.

Officers were called to the store, and Johnson was arrested on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy, receiving stolen property, probation violation, and outstanding warrants for grand theft and traffic violations.

Hill was also arrested on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy, and child endangerment after officers discovered that she had left her children in a car outside the store during the alleged robbery.

The children were unharmed and were released to a relative.

Conjoined twins who are being worshiped as gods vow never to undergo separation surgery (video)

Shivram and Shivanath Sahu 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Conjoined twins of India, vowed never to undergo a separation procedure, doctors said.

Shivram and Shivanath Sahu caused a stir when they were born as some people began worshiping them as gods.

Now, doctors said that it is possible to separate the children, who are 12 years old. The children were born joined at the waist, and the two are determined to stay together.

“We do not want to separate. We will go on like this, even when we get old,” the conjoined twins said.

The two of Raipur, share two legs and four arms, and work together to get around. They have amazed doctors with their ability to wash, dress and feed themselves.

The two also share the same stomach, but have separate lungs, hearts and brains. With practice they have learned to do all their basic daily tasks, including showering , eating, dressing and combing their hair.
They are able to walk up the stairs of their simple two story house, and even run and play with the neighborhood kids.

Their father, 45-year-old Raj Kumar, has five daughters, but he is very protective of his two boys and does not allow them to leave the city.

Man pours hot grease over his sleeping girlfriend because he was angry with her

Anthony Dwayne McGraw 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with domestic assault after he allegedly poured hot grease on his girlfriend as she was sleeping on a couch, police in Alabama said.

Tuscaloosa Police said that the incident occurred early on Sunday morning.

40-year-old Anthony Dwayne McGraw, poured hot grease on his 39-year-old girlfriend after they had a heated argument about ending their relationship. The victim told investigators that when she awoke she saw McGraw standing next to her.

The assault occurred around 4:00 a.m., at their home located in the 2900 block of West Ozment Road. By the time police arrived, McGraw had fled the scene.

The woman suffered severe burns to her face and arms, and was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment. She is expected to survive , but doctors said that it will take a long time for her wounds to heal.

A spokesperson for the hospital said that the woman will need cosmetic surgery to correct her face. Prosecutors told a court that the victim's children were present during the assault. Additionally, the victim and the suspect have a 10-year-old child together.

McGraw was charged with one count of domestic assault in the first degree, and he is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $60,000 bond.

Group of vigilantes set female kidnapper on fire

Kidnapped woman illustration 
By: Anika Rao

An angry mob set a woman on fire after being accused of kidnapping a baby, police in Nigeria said.

Ilorin Police said that the woman was suspected of kidnapping eight children before being lynched by the crowd on Friday.

The incident took place on Emir Road while the suspect tried to escape. She was stripped by the mob, who later set her on fire while beating her with a machete, sticks and stones.

Police who arrived at the scene, attempted to save the woman, but they were stoned as well. The police left and later returned with reinforcements. Tear gas was fired to disperse the crowd.

The woman died as she was being transported to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital by police. A police spokesperson said that so far, seven people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Police intend to charge all suspects with murder.

Man steals pregnant dog after offering woman to walk it outside

Samoyed dog illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A man was arrested and charged with theft after he made off with a woman’s pregnant dog, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they arrested 20-year-old Victor Ige on Friday, after being accused of stealing the dog worth N150,000 ($932).

Ige, who resides at 70 Adeniji Adele Street, stole the four-year-old white dog called Susie, from its owner, Adebisi Adepoju. Prosecutors told a court that the defendant took the pregnant dog without permission.

The incident began when the suspect told the victim that he would like to take the dog out for a walk. Ige took the dog but never returned.

Ige faces three years in jail if convicted of the crime. Ige was released after posting N100, 000 ($621) bail.

Teacher who was caught on video peeing into tea of his female colleagues keeps his job

Gao Chao peeing into tea 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Several teachers are extremely angry after police announced that they will not file charges against a male teacher, who was caught peeing into tea.

When asked why he peed into the tea, the teacher claimed that he was not getting enough respect from his female colleagues.

54-year-old Gao Chao, who is employed at the Dongsheng Art Kindergarten school located in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, China, had been angry that he had not been given the job of principal.

Police said that the teacher was arrested after video showed that he had urinated in teas belonging to four women. 26-year-old Li Kao, one of the victims, said that she knew something was wrong when her tea tasted funny.

She also said that since the glasses are not transparent it was difficult to see that something was wrong. She went to smell the thermos where the tea was kept, and it also smelled strange.

In protest, the four women threatened to quit if the suspect continued to work at the school. The women became even more angry when police announced that they won’t file any charges since the urine was not infected with any diseases.

The suspect kept his position at the school. The women decided to stay at the school after receiving $325 and an apology.

Father charged with assault after tapping son over his head with book

Child with book illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

What ever happened to parents being allowed to discipline their children?

A man of the United Kingdom, was horrified when police showed up at his house after arguing with his son over homework.

The 50-year-old man who “hit” his 8-year-old son on the head with a textbook when he refused to do his homework, has been convicted of assault.

The father’s attorney, Joe Wright, said that the man came home after a day of work, and he was very tired and stressed when his son told him that his teacher had ordered him to read more at home. However, the boy refused to read.

The Somerset man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, hit the child over the head with the book while trying to get him to read. His teenage daughter who witnessed the incident, told her mother about what happened. The father then had an argument with his teenage daughter and hit her in the face, leaving her with a bloody lip.

The father was arrested after a family friend reported him to the police. He was taken to South Somerset Magistrate’s Court in Yeovil, where he pleaded guilty to two counts of assault.

The judge imposed a 12 month conditional discharge.

Man wearing suit seen on video being pulled like dog with leash in public

The man on a leash 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) People were shocked by the sight of a well-dressed man being pulled with a dog leash.

While seeing men in suits walking with women is an ordinary sight, this couple who were spotted walking together, was very strange.

Commuters in London, England, were left speechless after seeing the man wearing a dress shirt, pants and shoes crawling on the sidewalk on all fours while being dragged by the woman.

The woman who was also dressed in work attire, was walking a few steps ahead of the man while holding the leash attached to the man's neck.

The dark haired woman had a coffee and her purple purse in her right hand while pulling the man on the leash with her left hand.

The strange couple was seen walking down the side of the road near the Farringdon station. Given that it was during the rush hour commute, many passersby grabbed their cell phones and recorded the strange couple.

Some people pointed out that this could have been part of a sex fetish.

Woman deliberately kills 2 kindergarten students by poisoning their pizza rolls

Pizza rolls illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A woman admitted that she deliberately placed poison in the food of young children.

The woman wanted to take revenge against the school after they refused to renew the lease on her apartment when her lease was up.

She was forced to move out of her home.

Police arrested the woman of Yunnan Province, China, after feeding the kindergarten children contaminated pizza rolls, resulting in the deaths of two children.

The woman, Zhao Jianzhi, 44, confessed to police in Qiubei County, that she entered a classroom while the 4 and 5 year olds were napping. She took a bag pizza rolls and laced them with rat poison.

When the children woke up and ate the snacks many of them became sick and were hospitalized after suffering from food poisoning. Two students later died at the hospital.

The school had apparently been operating without proper certification since last year, and the owner of the school was also arrested after the poisoning occurred.

This is not the first time a person took revenge by targeting young kids.

Recently, a principal at a kindergarten in Hubei, China, was sentenced to death for the murder of two students who died, after he laced yogurt with rat poison in a dispute with a rival school.

Parents are calling on the authorities for more supervision at schools, and the National Health and Family Planning Commission is conducting an inspection of all kindergartens as a result of the tragic events.

Man left with huge hole in head after treating cancer with alternative ointment

Doctors treating patient illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A man who was diagnosed with cancer, decided to treat it with alternative medicine.

The 55-year-old Australian man, was left with an inch wide hole on the side of the head while using an ointment to treat skin cancer.

The man of Brisbane had a large lesion in the right temple after using black salve ointment, which is used as an alternative medicine.

The man told doctors that he had applied the ointment for 4 months before he decided to seek professional medical attention when he saw a huge black hole in his head.

The man admitted that he was using a strong narcotic to relieve pain. Doctors at the Princess Alexandra Emergency Department initially believed they would have to operate.

However, doctors first tried a wound management strategy. Within three months his wound was cured.

Deadly love triangle leaves one woman dead and another in jail

Woman caught cheating illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A woman heard rumors that a younger woman was messing around with her boyfriend.

Rather than confronting her man, she confronted the other woman, who then killed her.

Nompumelelo Hlongwane, 37, of Umzinto, South Africa, was dating 26-year-old Mondli Ngidi, when she heard that he was seen with a 22-year-old woman.

Hlongwane’s friend, Ntokozo Myende, 30, said that trouble started on Tuesday, when Hlongwane heard about the alleged affair and asked the son of a neighbor to call the 22-year-old woman to her house.

When the boy came back saying that the woman had refused to come, Hlongwane became very angry.

She stormed out the house and said that she was going to teach the woman a lesson. Neighbors followed the angry woman and found her overpowering the younger woman. Neighbors pulled them apart and stopped the fight.

“The younger woman ran away while cursing and telling Hlongwane to find a man her own age,” Myende said.

Hlongwane felt insulted and began running after the woman. Nompumelelo and her neighbors went to the parents of the woman to discuss the matter.

“While we were inside, the younger woman called Hlongwane outside. When she stepped out, the woman stuck a knife into her chest and she died before we could get help,” Myende said.

The boyfriend denied cheating on Hlongwane. He said that they had been dating for over four years and he loved her. He also said that their age difference was never an issue.

“Someone saw me greet the young woman and made up lies about us dating. I want my girlfriend's killer to rot in jail,” Ngidi said.

Captain Thulani Zwane said that the 22-year-old woman was arrested and is expected to appear in court soon.