Firefighters seen on video rescuing horse from near drowning

The horse being rescued 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A horse nearly drowned after slipping and falling into creek, rescue workers in Israel said.

Kiryat Bialik firefighters said that were called in to help rescue the horse that slipped and fell into the muddy waters of the Naaman Creek.

The white horse that was covered in brown mud was in danger of drowning, but the firefighters managed to rescue the horse. After receiving the call about the horse that was having trouble keeping its head above water, firefighters placed straps around the horse's body and tied it to a tractor.

The horse was then pulled from the water. After a few minutes of rest, the horse was able to stand up. It was taken by its owner to a nearby animal clinic for further medical treatment.

In March, 2 people were arrested and charged with animal cruelty after they were seen on video dragging a donkey by tying it to a horse and carriage, Israel Police said. Police launched an investigation into the incident after receiving a complaint by the “Let the Animals Live” animal rights group.

Police said that the suspects claimed that they were only trying to help the donkey. The video of the abuse was uploaded to the Internet last week.

It showed two men driving a horse-drawn carriage and a donkey tied behind it. The donkey is seen desperately trying to stop the carriage.

The video was recorded in Hod Hasharon. The Let the Animals Live organization published the video on their Facebook page, and asked viewers to help in identifying the suspects.

After a few days, police managed to arrest the two suspects.

Israel sends special forces to Nigeria to search for kidnapped school girls

Nigerians searching for abducted girls 
By: Aryeh Savir

(Scroll down for video) Israeli forces were dispatched to Nigeria, in order to search for hundreds of abducted school girls, the Tazpit news Agency reported.

The Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, has accepted Israel’s offer to track down the 200 kidnapped girls, and a team of Israeli counter-terror specialists will assist the Nigerian forces in rescuing the girls.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on a visit to Japan, spoke with Jonathan and told him that Israel expresses deep shock over the crime that has been committed against the girls.

The prime minister added that Israel is ready to assist in locating the girls and in fighting the brutal terrorism that is taking place in Nigeria. In an official statement by the Nigerian President office: “President Jonathan has accepted Mr. Netanyahu’s offer, and a team of Israeli counter-terrorist specialists will assist in the ongoing search and rescue efforts.”

Islamic militants from the Boko Haram terror organization stormed a secondary school in the northeastern village of Chibok, and seized 276 girls, who were taking exams. Some managed to escape, but around 200 remain missing.

The United States and Britain have flown in experts and they will now be joined by a team of Israeli experts. Israel has defense ties with Nigeria, and has provided it in the past with surveillance drones. Last September, Israel was among several countries that sent advisers to Kenya to assist in a standoff with Islamist terrorists, who attacked a mall in Nairobi.

Man promises women job as models but impregnates seven of them instead

Shoja Shojai insert 
By: Aarav Sen

A conman in Spain, managed to get women into his home by promising them a career as a model.

However, rather than a career as a model he held them as sex slaves and impregnated seven of them.

The British millionaire allegedly forced ten aspiring models into being his sex slave after pretending to be an oil tycoon, with an enviable list of contacts in the fashion industry.

Shoja Shojai, 56, has been arrested by Spanish police over claims that he allegedly fathered seven children with the women after convincing them to live in his palace in Costa del Sol Harem, for three years with the promise of making them catwalk stars.

He attracted women from Germany, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Denmark, Mongolia, Russia, and Turkmenistan. The women are said to be between the ages of 19 and 24.

After arriving at his mansion, the women soon realized that they were being deceived, but they could not leave after being subjected to emotional and physical abuse.

One of the women finally left and has filed a lawsuit against Shojai, claiming that he forced her family to pay almost $9,000 in rent for his villa in Marbella, where they were housed.

Eight others have since filed a lawsuit against him for physical and psychological abuse that left them in a state of “terror.”

Shojai, who posed as a CEO of an oil company, defended himself in a court in Marbella, by saying that the women were his employees.

Some women are now living in shelters. One has left the country.

Woman arrested after sending unsuspecting man to rape her coworker

Joanne Berry 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A woman was arrested after she tricked a man into hurting her coworker.

The woman chatted with a man on the Internet, and discussed her fantasy of being raped by a man, a court in the United Kingdom heard.

Joanne Berry, 30, is accused of telling the man that she
liked “role play” sex and wanted “to create a rape scenario.”

The man named Dean Hicks, fell for her tricks. The two exchanged some personal information, including a code word to use when he gets to the house.

However, the evil woman did not give her home address, but rather that of her coworker with whom she had a dispute.

Hicks was instructed to knock on the door, and then burst into the house and rape her in order to participate in her fantasy game.

Hicks did as he was instructed. When the woman opened the door he confirmed her name and he used the code words to make sure he was dealing with the right person.

He then began attacking her they way discussed on the Internet.

However, the frightened woman began screaming for her sister, who was inside the house, to call for help. That is when Hicks realized that something was seriously wrong.

The two began talking and realized that they had been set up by someone. Police were called and found that Berry was behind it.

Berry was arrested and charged with putting her colleague in fear of violence, committing an offence of assault with the intent of committing a relevant sexual offence, common assault of the victim and attempting to cause the victim to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.

Man publicly kicked off dating show after proudly revealing he previously killed his wife and a lover

Sefer Calinak seen leaving the show 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A man was publicly thrown off a dating show after he bragged about killing his former wife and a lover.

However, the man claimed to be the victim of both women.

Sefer Calinak, 62, of Turkey, was a contestant on the “Luck of the Draw” show, which is a dating show for older people who want find a wife.

During the show, Calinak attempted to get sympathy from the audience by giving them a sob story about his life.

He told the crowd that he had served time in prison for both murders and had been released early under an amnesty program.

He told the host: “I am a honest person looking for a new wife,” before adding that he killed his first wife because he was irritated by her behavior and he later murdered his lover because he thought she was after his money.

Calinak was asked to leave, prompting applause from the studio audience.

His first wife was his cousin Fadime, who he married when they were both, 17 years old. Their marriage fell apart after 5 months and ended with Calinak killing her.

Calinak was found guilty of the murder, but released from prison after serving only four years and six months of his 14 year sentence.

He then married another woman, and they had two children, but they separated after he began having an affair with a married woman, who said she would leave her husband for him, but he said that she did not do so.

He then went on to explain that he killed her in self-defense after she attempted to kill him. “She was accidentally killed when I swung the axe,” he said.

Prostitutes insert ‘blood cherries’ into their bodies fooling men into believing they are virgins

Blood illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A doctor was arrested after he was caught selling “blood cherries” to women.

Women who worked as prostitutes, paid for the blood cherries.

They inserted it into their body so that they can charge more from men, who believed that they were taking their virginity.

However, these women of Taiwan, got a taste of their own medicine when they learned that the man who sold them the blood cherries and claimed to be a doctor, was no doctor at all.

Hsu Lung-tsai drew blood from willing participants and then soaked a cotton ball with the blood. The fake doctor is also accused of using the excess blood for other unsuspecting women.

He instructed the women to freeze the cotton ball until ready for use. The women then inserted the cotton ball into their body and it leaked blood as it thawed.

The fake doctor instructed the women to remove the cotton ball when done. However, if they were unsuccessful in removing the object then they were welcomed to come to his clinic where he removed it for them.

Hsu told the court that he was a qualified medical technologist and it was not illegal to draw blood from willing donors.

He was charged for taking blood from women without any inspection certificate, which is a violation of the Doctor Act and the Medical Technologists Act.

Tree takes revenge by throwing man in the air after being cut (video)

The man falling from the tree 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A man was cutting a tree branch while his family, friends and coworkers watched him in action.

One man has recorded the incident, and the video captured the funny moment the man was being shot down by the branch of a large tree after he cut it off, in an act that some call “revenge.”

Kurt Stepp uploaded the video to the Internet, which has since gone viral.

He described the incident as “My coworker cuts a tree and the tree is not very happy about it,” on YouTube.

The man was seen standing on top of a ladder, and he was heard shouting to people on the ground “get out of there, guys, don't want to hit no one, is everybody good?”

He then proceeded to use a chainsaw on the big branch. As it falls, the branch hit the man, sending him flying off the ladder and crashing to the ground.

A man was heard asking if emergency workers were needed.

Despite the fall, Stepp has confirmed that his friend was in good condition.

Company sells pigs that taste like whiskey

Pig illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A company has created pigs that taste like whiskey.

The founders of the Templeton Rye Distillery in Templeton, Iowa, created the whiskey flavored pork.

The company is raising 25 pigs that were born earlier this year, on a farm in Woodward. Nick Berry, who has a Ph.D. in Animal Science, is taking care of the pigs.

The whiskey taste is achieved despite the fact that the pigs are not drinking any whiskey. Instead, they are eating a different diet that incorporates grains from the whiskey-making process.

The company said on its website that the Templeton Rye Heritage Pork Project, stemmed from their close association to agriculture and livestock. “More and more, people want as much information as is available about the food they are eating – including its history and the path it took from origin to plate. As a group that appreciates both flavor and quality, we thought it would be interesting to bring to market a selection of heritage breed pigs fed a diet using spent Templeton Rye mash,” the company announced.

“We are fortunate to get to visit top chefs around the country and are fans of the farm-to-table movement. We have been involved in a number of culinary events including Aspen Food & Wine, Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, Cochon 555, Kohler Food & Wine, Green City Market Chef's BBQ, Slow Food Chicago, Chicago Gourmet and Slow Pig,” the company concluded.

Mother jailed after killing rapist when he was released from jail for asking how his victim was doing

Maria del Carmen Garcia 
By: Anika Rao

A woman was jailed after she set her daughter’s rapist on fire.

Human rights and other organizations asked a judge to pardon the woman and free her despite killing the man.

They believed that the woman of Spain, killed the rapist after he incited her. However, the woman was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to jail.

The incident began when Antonio Soriano, raped a 13-year-old girl in 1998. He was sentenced to prison.

When he was finally released on parole in 2005, he visited the town of Benejuzar. There he met his victim’s mother, Maria del Carmen Garcia, and asked “how is your daughter.”

The furious mother ran to a local gas station, bought some petrol, sprayed it on the convicted rapist and set him on fire. He was rushed to a hospital, but he died a week later as a result of his burn wounds.

Garcia was charged with the murder, but defended her actions by saying that she was suffering serious mental illness since her daughter was raped.

An appeals court judge upheld the lower court ruling and the woman will spend the next five and a half years in prison.

Woman, 28, kills her Air Force sergeant husband so she can live with her teenage lover

Sudha Gupta and Ramesh Chandra 
By: Devansh Dutt

A woman fell in love with a teenager and decided to kill her husband so she can be the boy.

Now, 28-year-old Sudha Gupta, was arrested and charged with the murder of her Air Force sergeant husband.

The woman’s 17-year-old lover, who the son of another sergeant, is accused of being an accomplice to the murder.

Gupta told police that her 40-year-old husband sergeant Ramesh Chandra, was complaining of chest pain for 12 hours before he died.

Chandra died at his home in Subrato Park in Delhi. Police initially believed that he died a heart attack. However, the autopsy revealed that he died of asphyxiation.

Police found 1,500 phone calls between Gupta and the boy before Chandra was killed.

The teenage boy was taken in for questioning and allegedly admitted to strangling Chandra at his home while he was drunk.

The married couple had a three-year-old daughter together. She was placed with child services.

Gupta told police that she was not satisfied with her sex life since they were married in 2008. She said that Chandra's alcoholism had strained their relationship even further.

Rather than divorce him, the woman along with her new lover killed him.

Sweet looking old lady accused of being a professional and international jewelry thief

Doris Payne 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A sweet old grandma is accused of using her innocent looks to steal thousands of dollars in Jewelry.

When 83-year-old Doris Payne entered the El Paseo Jewelry store in Palm Desert, California, the staff served her with love and respect.

The White haired woman, who is not in the best of health, told staff members that she had just received a $25,000 insurance payout and that she wanted to spend the money on a gift for herself.

Salespeople fussed around her while helping her choose between necklaces and rings with embedded gems.

The woman finally decided on a diamond and white gold pinkie ring, and she left the store.

However, staff did not realize that another $22,500 ring was still on her finger.

Within minutes, the old woman had sold the expensive ring for a mere $800 to a nearby pawn shop.

Unfortunately for Payne, authorities are now so familiar with her history of swapping jewelry from unsuspecting stores that they were quick to catch it.

The 83-year-old woman is accused of being a six-decade career criminal during which she has traveled the world to swipe millions of dollars in jewelry by “forgetting” that she was wearing them.

Over time, Payne has been linked to 20 aliases, nine dates of birth and five Social Security numbers. Now, she is once again back in jail for her crime spree.

Vigilantes seen on video spraying water cannon on people caught defecating in public

Urinating in public illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Some people will think twice before unzipping in public after being washed down with a water cannon.

Recently, vigilantes in the city of Mumbai, in India, have been looking to punish those people using the streets as a public bathroom.

Eyewitnesses saw the men riding around with a water cannon and spraying those who they caught defecating in public. “You stop, we stop,” is written on the vehicle.

The bright yellow water cannon was created by a group of anti-public urination activists, who call themselves “The Clean Indian.” The group's purpose is to deter those who are not ashamed to relieve themselves in the streets of the most populous city by turning the tables and “pissing on them.”

The group also hopes to fight the health hazard of urinating in public. The group has recently posted a video of the tank at work on YouTube, with the caption: “You won't believe what we did to the people using the outdoors as a toilet.”

Some people however, disagree with their tactics, saying that the problem is caused by the lack of public restrooms and by people who have no shame or manners.

Dolphin dies after feasting on too many fish

Dolphin illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A dolphin is dead after it ate too many fish.

Monty the dolphin, loved to eat fish.

Experts who conducted a post-mortem examination found that its stomach was overflowing with fish, and its last meal was stuck in its throat.

“Its stomach was full of fish, and I do not think there was room for anything else,” a marine expert of the United Kingdom, who examined the dolphin, said. “When it ate the last fish the meal had nowhere to go and it firmly lodged in the nostrils,” the expert added.

Last year, a cat that attracted national attention for its weight, died of obesity. Meow had a reputation as the fattest cat in the United States. The cat died after developing respiratory complications.

Meow lived at the Santa Fe Animal shelter after its elderly owner could no longer care for it. Meow had lost some weight and was doing well when he began having breathing problems.

John F. Kennedy Airport TSA supervisor arrested for having sex with underage girls

Vernon Lythcott 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A TSA supervisor was arrested and charged with having sex with underage girls, police in New York said.

The suspect was arrested at JFK Airport after organizing a meeting in the Dominican Republic to participate in sexual activities with minors.

Vernon Lythcott was charged on Friday afternoon in federal court. A judge set his bail at $250,000. He is being accused of sexual conduct with a minor in a foreign country, and faces up to 30 years in prison.

Lythcott engaged in sexual acts with two 15-year-old girls in the Dominican Republic. Lythcott used the help of a Dominican man to attract teenagers to a beach in a van, promising them money and gifts.

The victims said that Lythcott paid them $80. Investigators also found pictures of the victims on his cellphone.

He admitted to investigators that he had sex with girls, but claims he thought they were older. He also admitted to traveling to the Dominican Republic 45 times with the help of the local to find girls for sex.

Man with long history of drunk driving killed by drunk driver day after being sentenced

Haitham Gamal 
By: Devansh Dutt

A man who has a history of drunk driving, was killed by another drunk driver, police in California said.

After three drunken driving convictions, Haitham Gamal received a harsh sentence.

Gamal of Dana Point, gave up his car and began bicycling.
Unfortunately, the 38-year-old man died as a result of alcohol.

Police said that a 19-year-old man who was speeding and had been drinking, hit Gamal while he was riding his bicycle. Gamal was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash occurred a day after Gamal pleaded guilty to a DUI in the Superior Court of Orange County. Detectives are awaiting the results of blood tests before filing charges against the suspect who killed Gamal.

The Acura flipped on its top after hitting Gamal, and the driver and his 18-year-old passenger were treated for head trauma at a hospital. The injuries are considered moderate. Gamal left behind his wife and young children.

Gamal pleaded guilty to DUI in 2005, and again in 2009. The second conviction earned him probation for three years, but court records showed that he violated his probation within one month of starting it. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor public intoxication in 2012, and then was arrested for DUI a third time about a month later.

He was sentenced the day before he died to five years probation and 45 days in jail, of which he was to serve 20, followed by house arrest.

New York man strangles his 88-year-old mother with necktie

Necktie illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A man was arrested and charged with murder after killing his elderly mother by choking her with his necktie, prosecutors in New York said.

A defense attorney for the suspect said that the incident occurred after he spent years caring for his sick 88-year-old mother.

The defendant broke down and strangled the woman while she slept. Then he cut his wrists in a suicide attempt.

A court was told that James Olsen lacked the mental capacity to appreciate his conduct when he put one of his ties around the neck of his bedridden mother. The lawyer is pursuing an insanity defense.

The court was also told that the 59-year-old defendant was tired of the stress for caring for the woman, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Olsen’s mother, Ruth, was found by emergency workers after he called 911 from his Garden City, Long Island, home. The Nassau County prosecutors however, said that Olsen methodically planned the murder, including choosing the tie.

Ruth Olsen's body was found in her bedroom, with the tie around her neck.

Man stabs barber while giving haircut because person he was looking for was not there

Abraham Silva 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A barber was seriously injured while giving a haircut after a man became angry because he did not find a person he was looking for, police in Rhode Island said.

The Pawtucket barber was stabbed several times while giving his customer the haircut.

Police said that after arriving at the scene, they arrested Abraham Silva, 25, for being behind the stabbing at the Major League Kuts located on Pleasant Street. Police also confiscated a knife.

According to the initial police investigation, Silva attacked the barber without provocation after the person he wanted to talk to was not there. Abraham jumped at the barber with a knife and stabbed him.

The barber picked up a bottle of Heineken and threw it at Silva. There were children at the shop during the attack. The victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with injuries to his back, neck and head.

Silva was admitted to a psychiatric facility until a court orders otherwise. His bail was set at $50,000.

Teen critically injured when makeshift illegal drug laboratory exploded

Drug lab illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A teen was rushed to a hospital after the makeshift laboratory in which he was cooking illegal drugs exploded, police in Montana said.

Rescue workers said that the explosion severely burned the teenager of Hamilton.

The 17-year-old boy injured in the blast was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Police suspect that the boy and another man ran a makeshift drug manufacturing facility.

Tuesday's blast not only put a child in the hospital, but the other suspect, 25-year-old Howard Matthew Wease, was also burned. He was indicted on charges of drug offenses in the hospital.

According to a police report, cans of butane gas were found along with marijuana plants. Investigators believe that the teen and the Wease were making hash oil from marijuana.