Woman falls into sinkhole while hanging her laundry in yard (video)

The sinkhole 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman is lucky to be alive after the surface beneath her feet gave way and swallowed her.

The woman of Australia, was rescued after she was swallowed by a three-meter deep hole and plunged into the water while hanging laundry.

Christina Beaumont, 52, was helping an elderly woman with housework in Springvale, when the ground gave way beneath her around 11:30 a.m.

Paramedic Stephanie Palamberis said that at one point, the woman's head was submerged in water.

The woman said that she was hanging clothes over some grass when the ground suddenly gave way beneath her feet, and she just slid down and fell into a pool of water.

The woman who was immersed in the water, managed to get her head out, but was unable to get out of the hole because it was too deep.

After a half hour, she managed to attract the attention of neighbors, who called for help.

Firefighters were able to rescue to woman within 15 minutes of getting the call.

Pregnant woman lures girl into her home and helps her husband rape her

Tan Beibei and Bai Yun Jiang in court 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was jailed for life after luring a girl into her home so her husband can have sex with her.

The couple raped the victim and then killed her when she fought back.

A court in Heilongjiang Province, China, upheld the convictions of the husband and wife for murder, rape and robbery after the wife, who was pregnant at the time, pretended to be sick and lured the 17-year-old girl to her home before helping her husband sexually assault her.

The Higher People's Court rejected the couple's appeal to reduce their sentences, and upheld the original sentence handed down by a lower court.

The wife, Tan Beibei, was sentenced to life in prison, while her husband, Bai Yun Jiang, was sentenced to death.

According to authorities, the victim, identified as Hu, was walking home to her home in Jiamusi, when she met Tan. Beibei was on the sidewalk and appeared to have collapsed on the street.

Beibei asked Hu for help getting home. Once there, the husband offered the girl yogurt, which was laced with clonazepam, a sedative.

The couple then attempted to rape the girl, but were unsuccessful because she was conscious enough to fight back.

The couple then killed Hu by choking her with a blanket before burying her body.

Beibei reportedly said that she had been caught cheating on her husband, and out of guilt, she wanted to get the girl to pleasure her husband.

The court also heard that the couple had tried to carry out similar attacks on two previous occasions. One time, they attempted to rape the classmates of their daughter.

Men demand sex from woman in exchange for the safe return of her kidnapped daughter

Kidnapped woman illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was horrified when her daughter went missing.

However, she was even more horrified when the alleged kidnapper sent her a message saying: “Let me have sex with you or your daughter will die.”

Matshidiso Michaels, 36, of Ekurhuleni, South Africa, receive nasty messages from strangers, who claimed to have kidnapped her 17-year-old daughter.

In the calls, the men asked for thousands of dollars and sex for the release of her daughter.

Michaels said her daughter, Boitumelo Mofokeng, was last seen at a church. When she did not return home that night, the family thought she was with friends.

However, when they began looking for the teen, nobody knew where she was. The family reported her disappearance to the police in Thokoza.

Matshidiso said that since last week, she has been receiving calls from different people, who said that they have her daughter, and demanded money and sex from her for the release of Boitumelo.

"The callers said they have Boitumelo, but wants to have sex with me before I get my daughter back safely,” Matshidiso said.

The mother was overjoyed when her daughter called. She called from a landline phone in Pretoria. However, when police went to the home, the owner said that he did not know where she was.

Constable Patrick Mashiane said that police are working with the family to find the missing girl.

80-year-old man hires people to throw acid at teenage lover after she broke up with him

Vikki Horsman before and after photos 
By: Feng Qian

A woman of the United Kingdom, suffered horrific burns after breaking up with her 80-year-old lover.

The jealous man hired thugs to throw acid over his 19-year-old former girlfriend after he became jealous of her growing independence, a court has heard.

Mohammed Rafiq persuaded two men to pour the liquid over his young lover in an attempt to control her, a jury was told.

Vikki Horsman suffered burns to her face, neck and chest after being doused with acid during the horrific attack. The incident unfolded while she was at the home of a male friend.

The friend reportedly also suffered burns after he escorted the teen to the door where she was suddenly assaulted.

Rafiq of Smethwick, West Midlands, who is 60 years her senior, was described by prosecutor Anthony Warner as “controlling.”

He said that after beginning a sexual relationship,
Horsman converted to Islam and changed her name to Aleena Rafiq, to accommodate the elderly man.

Warner also said that Horsman had lost her mother and father and “came to rely” on Rafiq.

Rafiq became upset with her increasing independence and was “obsessed” with her movements, even going through her personal possessions.

Horsman had enough of his insecurities. She left the 80-year-old man and changed her name. That is when Rafiq sought revenge.

Supermarkets caught selling 15-day-old fish as catch of the day

Fish illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Consumers in the United Kingdom, are being sold old fish as fresh, according to a recent undercover investigation.

Fish from supermarkets can be labeled as fresh despite being more than 14 days old.

According to existing regulations, fish that were stored in ice can be sold as fresh for up to 15 days. A scientist purchased and tested 14 pieces of fish, and found that 5 pieces were between 12 and 15 days old.

Richard Chivers bought fish fillets from Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury, Morrisons.

Chivers said that one third of the fish were near the limit, while three samples were 9 to 12 days old and the rest were between six and nine days old.

None of the samples analyzed made any person sick. All fell within the guidelines suggested by the Food Standards Agency, so they are safe for consumption.

However, some fish may have a relatively short refrigerator life, and those who had been out of water for a significant period of time were less likely to have good taste.

Priest caught with dozens of lewd photos of nuns

By: Chan Yuan

A priest is being investigated over the disappearance of a woman.

During the investigation, police in Italy, found several photos depicting nuns in lewd poses on the computer of the priest.

According to police, Father Gratien Alabi, 45, told detectives that the women in the photos were nuns with whom he had friendly relations.

He said that he met the nuns in person before starting an online correspondence with them.

The priest is a suspect in the disappearance of Guerrina Piscaglia, 50, who disappeared from her of Ca Raffaello home near Arezzo.

Piscaglia is a married woman and mother of one child. She was a parishioner of the church, which was run by Alabi and another priest.

The police suspect that the priest and the missing woman had a more personal relationship as the two had reportedly exchanged a high volume of text messages and phone calls including the day of her disappearance.

Alabi is accused of aiding and abetting a kidnapping or murder, and has been ordered not to leave Italy, pending the outcome of the investigation.

The missing woman's husband, Mirko Alessandrini, is also being investigated for making false statements to authorities.

26-year-old woman arrested for raping 65-year-old man

Bedroom illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman was arrested for forcing herself onto an elderly man.

The 26-year-old woman from Phahameng, Mangaung, Free State, South Africa, has been arrested for allegedly attacking and raping the 65-year-old man.

According to authorities, the woman went to the man's house and knocked on the door. She then told the man that she was hungry and wanted food. He allowed her to come inside.

After she entered the house, the woman allegedly ordered him to remain silent and took off his pants. The elderly man was tied to his bed and the woman had her way with him.

The next day, the man went to the police to report the incident.

According to residents in the neighborhood, the woman sleeps with random men whenever she is drunk.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Ian Gaobepe said that the 26-year-old woman was arrested after the man claimed that the woman came to his house and forced him to sleep with her.

The man said that when he tried to scream for help, the woman pulled out a knife and threatened to stab him.

The woman will be brought before the Brandfort Magistrate’s Court.

Outrage as father dresses transgender daughter as boy in open casket at funeral

Jennifer Gable (left) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Members of a family, who refused to accept their daughter’s lifestyle choice, made their point during her funeral.

When a transgender woman of Idaho, died her friends were shocked to see that her family dressed her as a man for her funeral.

32-year-old Jennifer Gable died suddenly of an aneurysm while at her job at Wells Fargo Bank.

Her friends who attending the service, were disgusted to find that she was dressed as a man. Her long hair was cut short and she was wearing a suit.

Activists said that this incident demonstrates the importance of having a will that explicitly states provisions.

Gable had a sex change, and has been living as a woman for several years. However, her father reportedly never accepted her as a woman.

At the funeral, she looked like a man, and there was no mention of the woman she had become. The family only had an old photograph of how her parents perceived her to be.

Her obituary does not mention the fact that she had been living as a woman for several years. The obituary used the name Geoffrey and gender specific “he” and “his,” and there was no mention of Jennifer.

“How can they bury her as Geoffery when she legally changed her name? Very sad,” one friend said.

Man who tried to cure men from homosexuality marries his same sex partner

John Smid (left) and Larry McQueen 
By: Tanya Malhotra

The man who tried to “cure” homosexual people, came out as gay and married his male partner.

John Smid of Texas, was the executive director of “Love in Action,” which is a group that claims it could stop people from being attracted to the same sex.

However, after years with the organization, Smid finally saw that the claim was not true as he was still feeling attracted to men despite being married to a woman.

Smid left the organization “Love in Action,” which is now called “Restoration Path,” and divorced his second wife. He came out as gay and began dating men.

Smid recently married his same-sex partner Larry McQueen in Hugo, Oklahoma, where same sex marriage is legal.

Smid renounced his message that homosexuals could be cured saying: “You cannot repent of something that can not be changed.”

I had faith that something would happen, and it never did. I'm not willing to keep fighting for something that will never happen,” Smid said.

Man catches his wife making out with pastor’s son in church

Man catches his wife cheating illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A man filed for divorce after catching his wife having sex with his pastor’s son at church, according to court documents filed in Nigeria.

Olabisi Afolayan told a court in Osun, that he was devastated after finding his wife, Folasade, having sex in the church near his home.

Afolayan said that he could no longer tolerate his wife's promiscuity. Afolayan also complained that his wife lived with another man for four years before returning to him.

Afolayan was married to his wife for 20 years, and they have five children together. Afolayan told a judge that one day when he returned home from work, his wife was not home.

He went to church and found his wife having sex with the pastor’s son. Afolayan went home to get a machete, but when he returned, the man and his wife were gone.

Afolayan said that his is pregnant, but the child is not his.

The wife however, denied the allegations, saying that her husband is making the claims because he doesn't want to pay child support.

The judge granted the man’s request for a divorce on the grounds of adultery. The judge also ruled that Afolayan should pay his wife a total of N10,000 ($56) per month for child support.

Exploding human waste destroys residential apartment building injuring 15 people (video)

By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) 15 people were injured after a residential apartment building collapsed caused by exploding human waste, rescue workers in China said.

According to the police investigation, the explosion was caused by a man burning garbage near a sewer.

The fire ignited methane gas emanating from the sewer. The incident unfolded in Zhangjiajie, Hunan. Three people were seriously injured and were hospitalized.

12 people were treated for minor injuries and released. In October, five people were found dead on a farm after possibly drowning in liquid cow manure, police in Virginia said.

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office said that exposure to methane gas killed four family members and their helper. Investigators were unable to determine if they suffocated from the fumes or drowned in 18 inches of liquid cow manure. No autopsy was scheduled because police believe that the deaths were accidental.

The victims were identified as 34-year-old Scott Showalter, his wife Phyillis, 33, his daughters, Shayla, 11, Christina, 9, and 24-year-old Amous Stoltzfus.

According to the police investigation, Showalter entered a manure pit to unclog a pipe on Monday night, and was quickly overcome by methane gas.

Stoltzfus, who believed that Showalter had a heart attack, went after him and fainted as well. Another farm worker alerted Showalter's wife, who rushed to the pit followed by Shayla and Christina.

The victims had no warning about the deadly gas that had accumulated in the well. The victims were well known in their community.

The two surviving daughters were being cared for by family members, and friends tended to the animals of the family.

Female doctor loses license after performing colonoscopy under the influence of alcohol

Glass of wine illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A female doctor will no longer be able to practice medicine after admitting to performing a colonoscopy under the influence of alcohol, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine ruled on Friday.

The former doctor of a Cape Cod hospital, had her license to practice medicine suspended indefinitely.

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine said that it took the action against Dr. Kathleen E. Koehler after she admitted to ethics violations.

Koehler also admitted to being charged with drunk and negligent operation of a motor vehicle by police. Koehler had been a licensed physician in Massachusetts since 1985.

According to the investigation, Koehler entered the Caron Treatment Center in Pennsylvania, and performed a colonoscopy procedure on a patient under the influence of alcohol.

In another incident, Koehler was arrested by police in Yarmouth, for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. After a probation period of one year and completing a program, the charge was dismissed.

4-year-old boy eats cookies contaminated with blood at blood drive (video)

Cookie illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A couple freaked out after their 4-year-old son ate cookies, which were contaminated with blood at a blood drive event, according to a lawsuit filed in Ohio.

The American Red Cross was sued after the child ate the cookie contaminated with blood, WBNS-10TV reported.

The blood drive was held in Lancaster.

Joshua and Allyson Wilson said that after months of trying to get to the Red Cross to respond to their concerns, they had no choice but to seek legal action.

The Wilsons said that they stayed up a few nights crying just worried about their son Declan.

They said that their fears began at the Fairfield Medical Center, where Allyson Wilson was donating blood at the blood drive organized by the American Red Cross.

Declan was with her at the time. At one point, she noticed red stains on his face and hands. Declan had been eating a cookie from the refreshments table.

"I realized that he had just eaten blood that was in his cookie. He had blood on his hands from another donor who was there," according to the lawsuit.

Follow-up tests confirmed that the child was not exposed to any infectious disease as a result of this situation. The Wilsons want compensation for the way they were treated.

Elderly woman jailed for hitting her husband with magazines after fight erupts over TV show

By: Tanya Malhotra

An elderly woman was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly hitting her husband with several magazines during an argument over a television show, police in the United Kingdom said.

65-year-old Irene Clark was placed by police in a riot van after assaulting her husband James Clark, who was treated by paramedics for a paper cut on his forehead.

Police came to the home after a neighbor heard the couple fighting about what to watch on TV Sunday night. Four police officers responded to the couple's home in Tayport, Fife.

According to the police investigation, Clark wanted to change the channel, but his wife lost her temper because she liked to watch Foyle's War.

Irene Clark complained that she was treated too harshly by being put in a jail cell with drug addicts.

Irene Clark spent two nights in custody before being brought before a judge at the Dundee Sheriff Court, where she admitted to hitting her husband.

She was let go with a warning. James Clark, 52, said that he told police about being hit with a magazine, but he did not know that his wife will be arrested.

4-year-old boy shoots 3-year-old boy in the face (video)

Michael Holzworth 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A 3-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after being shot in the face by a 4-year-old boy, police in Washington said.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s office believes that the four-year-old boy accidentally shot the three-year-old boy in the face on Friday night in Lake Stevens, as the father of the child was in a different room.

Jon Holzworth, the father of Michael Holzworth, was in a different room when his 4-year-old neighbor found a loaded gun and shot his boy in the head.

Doctors say that the boy will survive the shooting, and his family said that he has no brain damage. He was shot point blank in the mouth, but the bullet stopped before it went to his brain, a doctor said.

Police have not made a decision about filing charges against the father. The three-year-old boy will be in the hospital for several days, and will soon have plastic surgery on his face.

Holzworth warned other parents to keep their guns locked in safes. The mother of the boy was not at home at the time of the shooting.

Newborn baby survives 5 days in sewer after being dumped by his mother (video)

By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of attempted murder after allegedly dumping her newborn baby into a sewer, police in Australia said.

Sydney Police said that they 30-year-old mother who dumped her baby in the sewer, was denied bail.

According to the police investigation, Saifale Nai dumped her baby in a Quakers Hill drain on Tuesday, 24 hours after giving birth.

That means that the boy survived in the drain for five days before being found by a cyclist on Sunday morning. The baby is now in a stable condition at Westmead Children's Hospital.

Police suspect that the baby was squeezed through the narrow opening of the storm drain before falling about 8 feet.

After a cyclist heard a baby screaming underground on Sunday, several people raised the heavy slab covering, revealing the baby.

The baby was found wrapped in a hospital blanket just after 7:30 a.m.

"The boy was malnourished and dehydrated. I doubt that the baby would have survived another day in the drain," a police spokesperson said.

Nai faces 25 years in prison if convicted.

Police officer shoots arrow into dog for trespassing on his property

Dog illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A police officer in Australia, is under fire after admitting to shooting an arrow into a dog because it trespassed on his property.

Now, prosecutors in Whakatane, said that they launched an investigation against the officer and are looking into filing charges.

According to the police investigation, the arrow hit the 4-year-old dog in the chest, causing serious injuries. The injured dog made its way back home, where its owner, Jess Wallace, found it in extreme pain.

Three days after the incident, the police officer introduced himself as the person who shot the arrow. The police department is also contemplating the termination of the officer’s employment.

Under the Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2010 it is an offense to intentionally or recklessly abusing an animal that involves prolonged pain and suffering and the need for veterinary treatment.

Man tries to rob and rape man after withdrawing cash from ATM

Phuc X. Kieu 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on charges of attempted rape after trying to rob and rape a man who withdrew cash from an ATM, police in Florida said.

The Gainesville Police Department said that they arrested the Orlando man on Sunday afternoon, after the victim filed a complaint, saying that the suspect tried to rape him and steal his money.

The incident unfolded after the victim withdrew money from the ATM around 4:30 p.m., at the Campus USA credit union located at 1900 SW 34th Street.

As the victim passed by the suspect’s car, 58-year-old Phuc X. Kieu jumped onto him pulled him into the driver's seat of his Honda, straddled him and tried to undress him.

The man wrestled himself out of the Honda, and Kieu tried to grab the victim’s bag as he ran away. The victim managed to run to a nearby mall screaming "Rapist."

Police officers determined that Kieu was watching pornography on the driver's seat of the Honda with a portable DVD player before attacking the victim.

Kieu was booked into the Alachua County jail on charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and robbery without a weapon.

Man and woman sexually assault female job applicants at their homes after being promised a job

Randy Purves 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Police arrested a man on charges of sexual assault after allegedly showing up at a woman’s home and sexually assaulting her, police in Canada said.

The Toronto Police Department said that a 21-year-old woman told police that she applied for a job online through Kijiji

 with a company called Corerite Salvage Logistics.

She agreed to meet a representative of the company at a local coffee shop


However, it is alleged that the representative showed up at the woman's home accompanied by another woman,

 and began engaging the woman in sexually inappropriate conversation.

The man is alleged to have sexually assaulted the job applicant.

In another incident, a 29-year-old woman who applied for a job online with the same company, is alleged to have also been sexually assaulted after being engaged in an inappropriate conversation.

41-year-old Randy Purves was charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of committing an indecent act.

Tree lover and environmental activist marries a tree in public ceremony (video)

Richard Torres marrying tree 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man who is an avid tree lover and an environmental activist, married a tree in a public ceremony.

We've all heard of tree huggers, but this activist in Colombia, took tree loving to a whole new level on Sunday in Bogota.

The man’s guests gathered in Bogota’s National Park, to witness the actor, who is originally from Peru, tie the knot with his beloved tree.

During the ceremony, young girls placed fruits and vegetables at the base of a tree as offerings. Richard Torres said that he hoped the wedding ceremony would draw attention to the problems of the environment.

This is not the first time that Torres married a tree. Last year he married a tree in Buenos Aires, Argentina.