Uber taxi app banned from large city after driver rapes 26-year-old female passenger (video)

Shiv Kumar Yadav under arrest 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Officials of a large city in India, has decided to ban the Uber taxi app after a driver raped a female passenger.

New Delhi Police said that they have arrested 32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav, for raping the employee of a finance company on Friday night.

According to the police investigation, Yadav was hired by the woman using the Uber app following a dinner date.

Police said that they were considering taking legal action against Uber, for not performing background checks before accepting drivers.

Yadav was arrested for raping a woman three years ago, but was acquitted of the charges.

Uber said that there is no procedures in the country for background checks, and it was working with the government to address the issue.

The 26-year-old woman told detectives that the driver dropped her off at home after attacking her and warned her not to inform the police.

She managed to record the license plate of the driver and take a picture of his car.

Schoolchildren sell ‘Blood of Russian Children’ drinks at bake sale

Red drinks illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A group of schoolchildren in Ukraine, were seen selling “Blood of Russian Children” drinks at a charity bake sale event.

The kids were also selling "Tanks to Moscow" cakes.

The charity was organized by the children's school to raise funds for troops fighting pro-Russian separatists. The cakes were prepared by the students with the help of their parents and activists of the group “Family Community.”

The bizarre names were used in order to draw attention to the conflict in the eastern part of the country.

Other treats were named “Russian lawmaker Vladimir,” “Zhirinovsky’s Brain,” and “Yellow-and-Blue Stars on the Kremlin.”

The fundraising event called "Give a Soldier Warmth," was part of a series of bake sales held at various schools to raise money to buy warm clothes for troops.

About $325 was collected in the latest bake sale, which was held in Mykolaiv.

65-year-old man receives $270 fine after landlord caught him sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

Sad girl illustration 
By: Feng Qian

An elderly man was arrested, charged and convicted of sexual assault after sexually assaulting a young girl in his grocery store, prosecutors in Nigeria said.

Now, the Delta Magistrate’s Court sentenced 65-year-old Rafael Azubike, to 1 year in prison.

Judge Onyekwe Nnamdi also gave Azubike the option of paying a fine of N50,000 ($271) instead of reporting to prison. The court found Azubike guilty of one count of unlawful and indecent assault.

According to the police investigation, Azubike sexually assaulted the 12-year-old girl three times in his store.

When the girl entered the grocery store, Azubike ordered her to sit on his lap and he touched her inappropriately, the court heard.

He later warned her not to tell anyone. Azubike crimes were exposed when his landlord walked into the store and saw him touching the girl inappropriately.

Man with Down syndrome killed by police after refusing to leave movie theater

Robert Ethan Saylor 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man with Down syndrome, who refused to leave a theater after watching a movie, was killed by police, prosecutors in Maryland said.

Now, a Frederick County Grand announced that they will not indict the police officer who killed 26-year-old Robert Ethan Saylor.

According to the police investigation, Saylor verbally and physically resisted officers’ attempts to get him out of the theater, and because of his large size, officers said that they had to use three pairs of handcuffs on him.

When he showed signs of distress, officers began administering CPR and other first aid. However, the Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore, said that Saylor's death was a homicide as a result of asphyxiation.

The incident unfolded when police arrived at the movie theater, where Saylor refused to leave because he wanted to see "Zero Dark Thirty" for a second time.

Snake thrown at breakfast shop employee after refusing to dice customer’s onions (video)

Snake that was thrown at Tim Hortons employee 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A restaurant employee was attacked with a snake after she refused to dice a customer’s onions, police in Canada said.

Saskatoon Police said that the incident unfolded after a dispute that erupted over chopped onions at Tim Hortons.

Two men, who were unhappy by the way they were served, threw the snake at the employee.

She fled in fear after the incident, which occurred on Monday around 7:30 a.m. at the Tim Hortons located in the 600 block of West 22nd Street.

The employee told police that the two men argued about their breakfast order, specifically they wanted their onions diced.

When the discussion became heated, one of the men reached into the pocket of the other, pulled the snake and threw it behind the counter.

No one was injured, police said. The officers quickly found the snake and determined that it was not poisonous.

Police found a temporary home for the snake, which has since been named Outlaw, until it can be released into the wild in the spring.

Doctors say outlaw was unhurt in the incident. The two men, both 20 years old, face charges of mischief and causing a disturbance.

11-year-old girl gang raped after being sent to beg for food from strangers

Sad girl illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A young girl was gang raped by several man after her mother ordered her to beg for food on the streets of Nigeria, police said.

Kwara State Police said that the 11-year-old girl was raped by two teen boys, who were identified as Wasiu and Ade.

According to the police investigation, the girl was begging for food and money from the two teens before they lured her into an apartment with a promise to feed her.

However, once she arrived at the apartment, she was raped.

The girl was only let go the next day, and a local who found her wandering on the street, took her home.

The two suspects fled from the apartment before police arrived. The father of the victim, Mallam Isiaka Akanji, accused his wife of being responsible for the brutal attack.

Akanji said that his wife doesn’t feed the girl, and she is left with no choice but to beg on the streets for food. Police are looking for the two suspects, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Woman blindfolds and stabs her former husband after having sex with him in her bed

Andrea Santon 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of attempted murder after inviting her former husband into her house for sex before stabbing him in the back, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 53-year-old Andrea Santon of Lancaster, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

According to the police investigation, the two spent a night together in the city before she invited him back to her home in Hasgill Close.

After a consensual sexual relationship, she blindfolded him and said that she had a surprise. She proceeded to stab him in the back with a kitchen knife.

Fortunately, the man managed to fight her off and flee from the home. He contacted emergency services and was discovered by police laying unconscious on the road.

Santon was convicted of attempted murder at the Preston Crown Court.

Man seen biting dog and kicking it on street in broad daylight

Dog illustration 
By: Feng Qian

Police are looking to arrest and charge a man with animal abuse after he was seen biting a dog in broad daylight, police in the United Kingdom said.

Gloucestershire Police are appealing for witnesses following reports about the man, who abused a brown and white dog.

According to the police investigation, the suspect was walking down Eastgate Street towards Southgate Street in Gloucester on Thursday about 3:30 p.m., when he stopped to abuse the dog, thought to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

He was seen punching, kicking and biting the dog.

Earlier this year a man was found guilty of animal abuse after biting his girlfriend's dog. He was also accused of throwing the dog against a wall.

Timothy Noonan was sentenced to 26 weeks in jail. However, the sentence was suspended for two years.

Man gets 10 years jail after stealing jewelry from his brother's home

Jewelry illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of armed robbery after stealing jewelry from his brother’s home, prosecutors in Nigeria said.

Now, the Maiduguri High Court sentenced the man to 10 years in prison for conspiracy and theft.

The court also sentenced the man’s partner in crime, Hamisu Haruna, to six months in prison.

According to the police investigation, Kyari Bukar of Ngomari, Maiduguri, armed himself with weapons including knives, machetes and bats, and broke into the house of Hauwa Bukar.

Bukar and his partner stole necklaces, four mobile phones, gold earrings and a DVD player, valued at N173,000 ($939).

Bukar received a harsher sentence because he was also accused of attempting to rape a woman at his brother's home during the robbery.

Man stabbed to death in hotel room after showing up to have gay sex

Hotel room illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly stabbing a gay man for showing up in his hotel room to have sex, police in Nigeria said.

Abuja Police said that Mohammed Snu, was killed by Mohammed Omar, in Garki.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, said that Snu suffered stab wounds in the abdomen after being attacked with a screwdriver on Thursday.

According to the police investigation, Snu, who was a regular guest at the hotel, invited Umar for sex, but when Snu refused to pay the two began to fight.

A witness at the scene said that when he heard screams coming from the room, he broke down the door. He saw Umar completely undressed and Snu laying dead in bed with stab wounds on his body.

The witness immediately called the police and Umar was arrested. Umar was charged with one count of murder.

College student puts camera in bathroom to record unsuspecting women because he couldn’t find a girlfriend

Mobile phone hidden in orange juice bottle 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A 40-year-old college student was arrested on charges of voyeurism after allegedly placing a camera in a university bathroom to record unsuspecting women, police in Spain said.

Badajoz Police said that the man hid his mobile phone inside an orange juice bottle, and he managed to record three women before it was discovered.

Morgan Bermudez Montes was arrested after the cleaner threw away the orange juice bottle and noticed the phone.

Officers replaced the dead battery of the phone and found images of three women who had been recorded using the bathroom.

The phone also recorded the suspect as he hid the device in the orange juice bottle. He was identified by staff members as a university student, and was arrested.

Police searched his room, where they found additional spy cameras and images.

During questioning, Montes admitted to placing the camera in the bathroom, saying that since he failed in finding a girlfriend he wanted to have some pictures of college girls.

Man and woman die while on their way to tell her mother that she was pregnant

Hannah Sanders and Lee Palmer 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman and her boyfriend were killed in a horrific accident a short time after finding out she was pregnant.

The woman of England, was very excited about the positive pregnancy test, and went to her parents’ home to give them the wonderful news.

Sadly, the couple never made it to her parents’ home as they were killed in a car crash.

20-year-old Hannah Sanders was driving her car with fiance Lee Palmer, 26, when the vehicle slid and crashed into another car.

The couple of Oxted, Surrey, had just picked up the keys to a new apartment, and were looking forward to telling her parents that they were going to be grandparents.

In a heartbreaking interview after the tragedy, Sanders’ father, David, 52, and mother Pat, 59, spoke about how they discovered that their daughter was pregnant.

Police handed the parents a printout of messages, which their daughter had posted on an online forum for mothers-to-be.

After taking a home pregnancy test, Sanders announced the news of her pregnancy online. Her last message was 1:15 p.m., and the accident occurred about 1:45 p.m.

Sanders received many messages of congratulations and warm wishes. Some of the messages were posted after she was already deceased.

As news of the deaths spread, people began posting their condolences.

Investigators determined that Sanders lost control of her car and slid into oncoming traffic and directly into the path of a Toyota, driven by 75-year-old Rita Heath.

Heath, who did not suffer major injuries, told police that the Sanders was speeding before the two vehicles collided.

“Being a mother and marrying Lee was all Hannah ever wanted,” her broken-hearted mother said. May they rest in peace.

Father-to-be killed after fleeing from taxi into oncoming traffic

Rachel Symington and Murray D'Angelo 
By: Feng Qian

A pregnant woman is devastated over the loss of her boyfriend.

Rachel Symington and her boyfriend Murray D'Angelo of Scotland, were preparing for the birth of the first child.

The couple was supposed to move into a new home before the birth of their daughter. However, their dreams were shattered when D'Angelo died in a car accident.

D'Angelo, 28, was traveling in a taxi with two other passengers when he ran out of the vehicle on highway M8 on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

He was struck by two passing cars around 6:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Emergency services were called, but D'Angelo was pronounced dead at the scene. The busy highway was closed for about 10 hours, as police carried out their investigation.

The two other passengers escaped, leading police on a manhunt. A 23-year-old man was arrested in connection to the incident.

10 friends and family members die in car accident while rushing a child to hospital

The funeral 
By: Chan Yuan

Police are investigating a horrific car crash that left 10 people dead.

The incident took place in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Police said that the driver of a van was trying to pass a slow moving car.

The van became unstable and flew down an embankment.

The driver of the van, 37-year-old Khethabakhe Zikhali, was rushing a 9-year-old child to a hospital. The child was accompanied by relatives and friends. Most of them died in the car accident.

Hospital spokesperson Robert McKenzie said that ten people died in the crash that unfolded at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Five victims were from the same family.

The 9-year-old child who was being transported to the hospital, was also among the dead.

The investigation revealed that road conditions were not a factor in the accident. However, the poor condition of the van may have contributed to the accident. Police said that the van did not pass government inspection.

The victims were identified as Thembani Nsele, 9, Nkosinathi Zikhali, 40, Khethabakhe Zikhali, 36, Bhekizenzo Zikhali, 35, Bheki Ncamphalala, 36, Thulile Zikhali, 36, Amandla Manuza, 24, Sithembiso Mlambo, 26, Sithembiso Zikhali, 35, and 35-year-old Bhekiyise Gumede.

The Zothani Funeral Home covered funeral expenses for all ten victims.

Man kills his pregnant wife in car accident to collect 26 different life insurance policies

By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) An evil husband killed his wife in a car accident so he can collect life insurance policies.

The man of South Korea, killed his wife who was 7 months pregnant, after taking out 26 life insurance policies on her.

Police believe that the man, who was identified as Lee, drugged his wife and then placed her in the passenger seat of his car.

Lee is accused of deliberately crashing his car into a parked truck with great force, hitting the side where his wife was sitting.

Lee was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, and survived. However, his wife was not wearing a seatbelt. She and her unborn child died on impact.

Lee then called the police to report the accident. He told police that he had fallen asleep at the wheel before crashing into the truck.

Lee almost got away with his crime as the incident was initially ruled as an accident. However, police opened a criminal investigation after learning about the 26 life insurance policies, which Lee was trying to collect.

Now, Lee was arrested for murder of his wife and unborn baby.

‘Paralyzed’ beggar caught running to catch a bus

The beggar 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A beggar was exposed as a fraud after being caught walking.

The beggar who claimed to be a paraplegic, was seen using a skateboard to get around Wenling, Zhejiang, China.

People helped the sad-looking man by giving him cash. The man managed to get the sympathy of many people who thought he was paralyzed from waist down.

The man added some drama to his situation by playing soft music and pulling himself around on the skateboard. One day, a reporter gave the man some money.

The reporter then asked him what else he can do to make his life easier. Rather than thanking the reported, the man replied: “I hate journalists.”

The reporter decided to follow the beggar and learn more about him. To his shock, he discovered that after a day of begging as a paraplegic, the man hauled himself to the side of the road and began walking.

The man took off all his ragged clothes and put them in a bag. He then removed his dirty socks, put on shoes and stood up before rushing to get on a bus.

Shirtless man smashes ATM and blows kisses at security camera to impress his wife (video)

The suspect 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man is in trouble after he smashed an ATM.

The entire incident was captured by a security camera.

The man of Jiangxi, China, who was not wearing a shirt, was seen breaking several ATMs.

At first, the suspect used a wooden bench to smash the machines. He then took a storage battery and continued breaking the screens of the ATMs.

Apparently pleased with his work, the man was seen turning to several security cameras and blowing kisses towards the them.

Police identified the suspect and he was arrested. While in custody, the suspect told police that he did not attempt to rob the place or steal money from the ATM, rather he has done the crimes just to impress his wife.

Woman wakes up to find stranger's baby in her bed

The child in police custody 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman called police after she found a stranger’s baby in her bed.

The woman of Michigan, had no idea from where the child came or who were the parents of the child.

The woman told Battle Creek Police, that she was unable to get in touch with her 18-year-old son to ask if he knew from where the boy came.

Police took the baby into custody while waiting for Child Protective Services to arrive.

Police officers immediately took a liking to the one-year-old child. Officers gave the child Matchbox cars, teddy bears and Beanie Babies, in an effort to make the mystery child's experience a little easier.

After an investigation, police learned that the woman’s son brought the baby into the home and left the child with his mother for the night.

The son, did not wake his mother to notify her of the stranger’s baby who was sleeping in her home.

Police released information on the mystery boy in order to find his mother. Moments later, the baby was identified and he is in the process of being returned to the mother.

Child Protective Services is investigating the facts of the case.

Magician gets out of ticket by doing impressive magic trick for officers (video)

Steven Brundage 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A magician got himself out of a ticket by entertaining police officers at a traffic stop.

Steven Brundage was pulled over by police after he was caught driving over the speed limit. The incident unfolded after he left a party in New York City, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The magician managed to avoid receiving a speeding ticket after showing the police officers tricks with a Rubik’s Cube.

Brundage admitted that he was traveling at 42 miles per hour in a 30 mile-per-hour zone at 3:00 a.m.

A ticket seemed certain. However, the officers allowed him to perform a magic trick to get out of the ticket.

Brundage posted the clip of the traffic stop on YouTube, which showed him performing the impressive tricks for the officers.

The magician said that one of the officers spotted cards in his car and asked what he was doing with it. That is when Brundage revealed that he was a magician.

The officers asked him to perform a trick and if impressed, he would be allowed to go free.

Brundage completed the Rubik’s Cube in an impressive 20 seconds. He then showed the officers two more tricks. He was able to get the Rubik’s Cube in order in just one second.

“I'm happy to say that I left without a ticket,” Brundage said.