People earn cash for using public toilets

Public toilet 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A city in India, is trying to clean up the streets by paying people to use public toilets.

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to give residents one rupee ($0.01) every time they visit a public toilet in an attempt to keep them away from open areas and public walls, which often smell of urine.

AMC health officials said that the campaign will be tested in 67 public facilities around the city. If proven successful, the project will be implemented in all 300 public toilets.

The move is the latest effort to encourage people to use the public toilets after the government announced that it will be cracking down on people urinating in public.

Many people however, consider toilets unhygienic and prefer to defecate far away from home. Nearly 594 million people or nearly half the population defecate in public.

Man punches customer at pizza store for telling his mother she is too fat to eat pizza

Fat woman illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A man became extremely angry when a customer at a pizza store told his mother that she is too fat to eat pizza, police in California said.

Salinas Police said that they are looking to arrest the man who beat the customer at Little Caesars Pizza for making fun of the weight of his mother.

The incident unfolded around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, when the 50-year-old man who was ordering a pizza at the store located on East Laurel Drive, told the woman she should not eat pizza because she is overweight.

The comment sent the woman into a rage. She went to her car to get an iron bar, but before she could beat the man, her son punched him several times in the head.

The mother and son took off before police arrived. Paramedics took the victim to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. So far, no arrests have been made.

Pregnant woman agrees to exchange her white baby for nice amount of drugs or cash

Baby illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest a woman who attempted to sell her unborn baby for cash or drugs, police in Georgia said.

Atlanta Police said that they launched an investigation after an advertisement appeared on Craigslist, which offered to sell a guaranteed white baby for money or drugs.

After the message appeared on Craigslist, police received more than 100 calls from concerned citizens. The message was removed by Craigslist.

According to the police, the message read: “I am six months pregnant and I do not want the baby. Willing to trade for cash or drugs. The baby is guaranteed to be white so do not come to me with cheap offers.”

So far, no arrests have been made.

Man shows his private parts to woman in exchange for dropping assault charges against him

Wiley Lee Sanders 
By: Wayne Morin

A man wanted a woman to drop assault charges, which she filed against him.

In a bid to please the woman, he exposed himself to her.

32-year-old Wiley Lee Sanders of Alabama, is now facing additional charges of indecent exposure after dropping his pants in front of his victim, police said.

According to court documents, Sanders of Tuscaloosa, offered to have sex with the victim in exchange for having the charges against him dropped.

He left when she refused, but he returned a few hours later, according to the victim.

When the victim opened the door, Sanders pulled down his pants and exposed his private parts, police said. He then allegedly offered to come in to her home or bring her back to his apartment.

The victim declined, closed the door and reported the incident to the police, who issued an arrest warrant for Sanders.

Sanders was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail, but has since been released on bail.

Woman raped by her friend's grandson after they celebrated her birthday

Arron Murphy 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman in the United Kingdom, was raped by a man she invited to her birthday.

The woman of Ebbw Vale, Wales, spoke about how she was raped on her birthday by her friend, “polite grandson,” whom she had invited to her birthday party.

Catherine Gwynne, who spoke out to encourage other victims of sexual crimes, revealed how she was attacked by the man shortly after hosting her 39th birthday party.

23-year-old Arron Murphy, who is the grandson of Gwynne’s friend, was found guilty of sexually assaulting the woman after everyone left the party.

Gwynne said goodbye to her guests and was preparing for bed when she heard someone in the kitchen. As she came to investigate, Murphy dragged her to her room and raped her while her 9-year-old daughter was sleeping a few meters away.

Gwynne said that when she saw the 23-year-old man in her kitchen, she thought that he came back to retrieve something that his grandmother left behind.

After greeting the man, he lunged at her and attacked her.

After raping the woman, Murphy ran from the home. Gwynne then called the police.

Murphy was arrested the same night on suspicion of rape, but he claimed that the sex act between them was consensual.

Murphy was found guilty of rape and was sentenced to seven years in prison. He was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

Big sex party to take place for people with disabilities

Andrew Morrison-Gurza 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A group of people decided to hold a big sex party, which will include able bodied and disabled people.

35-year-old Stella Palikarova, who has muscular dystrophy and advocates for disability awareness, organized the event, which will be held in Canada.

Palikarova said that she is tired of people thinking that disabled people do not want sex or be intimate.

The event is called “Deliciously Disabled.” The event will take place at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto.

Andrew Morrison-Gurza, who has cerebral palsy, helped organize the event.

He said that it is being done to raise awareness in a world where most bars are not wheelchair accessible as many believe that people with disabilities have no libido or could be easily wounded.

2 legged dog takes chicken for a ride on wheelchair

The chicken and the dog 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A Chihuahua is becoming an Internet sensation after giving its chicken friend a ride on a wheelchair.

The two legged Chihuahua and the chicken were both adopted. The unlikely couple since became inseparable.

Penny the chicken and Roo the Chihuahua, were adopted by Alicia Williams, of Duluth, Georgia, and the animals have formed an affectionate bond.

Penny was still a chick when Williams, a science student, saved it from a laboratory.

Williams visited a farm for her science class in college when she realized that Penny was used in an experiment, which had run its course.

She did not want the animal to be disposed, so she adopted it. She later found Roo, the disabled newborn Chihuahua abandoned in a ditch.

Williams believes that Roo was born without its two front legs, and was deemed unprofitable by a breeder and dumped.

Since the rescue, the two animals have become best friends.

Teacher punished for using signal jammer to block student's cellphones

Dean Liptak 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A teacher’s good intentions landed him in hot water.

The teacher of Florida, has been suspended for using a signal jammer to prevent students from using their cellphones during class.

The Fivay High School allows students to use their cellphones between classes, but not during class.

Science teacher Dean Liptak was trying to get students to focus on his lessons instead of their phones so he came up with the solution to jam the phones during class.

However, Verizon called the school to complain that the cell tower close to the school was being effected from inside the building, causing people’s cellphone service to be disrupted.

Members of the Pasco County School Board said that Liptak’s actions could have been deadly as it might have disabled someone in the school from calling police in case of an emergency.

Police officers in the area might have also been affected by the signal jammer.

The school board has approved a 5-day suspension without pay for Liptak over his actions. Liptak did not challenge the decision.

Using a signal jammer is actually against the law. Liptak could have faced criminal charges. Police decided not to press charges against Liptak as he did not have malicious intent.

Transgender man fights for visitation of girl born to 2 lesbian mothers with gay sperm donor

The “family tree” 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A 9-year-old girl of the United Kingdom, was the center of a court battle when her legal guardian's transgender partner wanted visitation.

The transgender man went to court for the right to contact the daughter of his former lesbian partner.

He brought the civil case despite having no biological connection with the girl. The child who was identified as Alice, was born to 2 lesbian mothers who used a gay sperm donor.

The women, who are known as Rachel and Helen, separated when their daughter was 3 years old. Rachel, who is the natural mother of Alice, was diagnosed with schizophrenia so Helen got custody of the girl.

Helen then got into a relationship with the transgender man named Matthew. They were together for 4 years and raised Alice as their own.

Matthew said that the girl called him daddy and he became her stepfather. When Helen and Matthew broke up, he lost contact with the girl.

Matthew, who had a full sex change, began a relationship with his new partner, James. He asked the London Family Court to allow him to have visitation with Alice.

Deputy High Court Judge Clifford Bellamy said that such an order would require months of psychiatric assessments, social services reports and court hearings, which would be stressful for the child and her family.

Therefore, the judge refused Matthew’s request, saying: “There is a risk of disrupting Alice’s life to such an extent that she would be harmed by it.”

Alice is in contact with both her biological mother and her father, the gay sperm donor who is in a relationship with another man.

Woman gains 175 pounds in 6 months to widen hips to 64 inches to be a plus size model

Claudia Floraunce 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman of Austria, is proud to show off her massive body, which she amassed in just six months.

40-year-old Claudia Floraunce became a famous plus size model after moving to the United States.

Floraunce - who moved to Los Angeles, California, and gained 175 pounds within the first six months - tips the scales at 300 pounds.

Floraunce said that in Austria, it is very rare to have curves such as hers, so when she goes back to her home, people stare at her massive body.

“It used to bother me, but now I ask if they would like to take a picture,” Floraunce said.

Floraunce believes that men are attracted to larger women.

However, she said that it’s not just her size and 64 inch hips that turns heads and attracts attention, it's because she walks with confidence.

“I think a lot of people like me because I look very unique, very large, and I carry myself with confidence,” she said.

Woman defecates on Rite Aid store shelf before stealing 3 phone chargers

Store shelves illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman was arrested on charges of larceny after allegedly stealing three phone chargers from a Rite Aid store, police in Massachusetts said.

Middletown Police said that they arrested 28-year-old Ashley Timmons on Sunday, after being accused of stealing from the Rite Aid located at 10 Main Street.

Police were called to the store around 8:00 a.m., after Timmons of West Roxbury, spent about an hour in the store, opening items and placing them in a bag.

Police found Timmons kneeling on the floor with three phone chargers. She told officers that she needed the chargers for her cellphone because the battery died.

Police found a syringe in her bag and she admitted to using heroin. An employee showed officers that Timmons defecated on a shelf in aisle 31.

Police observed a pile of used tissues on top of what appeared to be human feces.

Timmons denied defecating in the store, saying that she stepped on something before coming into the store and used tissues to wipe her shoes.

She was charged with criminal mischief, larceny, breach of the peace and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $15,000.

Man forcibly kisses and licks girl’s toes while recording his actions on his phone

Girl’s foot illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A girl freaked out after a man approached her and forcibly licked her toes while recording the act on his phone, police in California said.

The incident unfolded at the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.

Pomona Police said that the 20-year-old suspect approached the student outside the men's gym around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, and asked her if he could take photos of her bare feet.

He bent over and kissed her toes while recording it on his cellphone. After licking her toes, the man fled from the scene.

The suspect was described as a 20-year-old male with an Asian appearance, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall with a light complexion and black hair.

He was last seen wearing a gray or blue shirt, blue pants and glasses. His phone was in a green color case.

Woman earns millions of dollars by selling worthless magic cheese to 5,500 naive people

Cheese illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was arrested on charges of fraud after allegedly selling worthless magic cheese to thousand of naive people in Chile, prosecutors in France said.

74-year-old Gilberte van Erpe operated a scam in which she persuaded thousands of people in Chile to give her millions of dollars to produce magic cheese for the cosmetics industry.

Van Erpe is accused of selling a worthless powder as a manufacturing kit to produce the cheese. Buyers were promised huge profits when their cheese are sold for use in beauty products.

Van Erpe collected a total of $16 million. She went on trial in a Paris court after she couldn’t be extradited to Chile. The scam attracted about 5,500 people, who invested between $450 and $189,000 each.

The victim were sent the powder and told to add milk, which will produce the magic cheese.

The victims were initially paid the dividends they had been promised, and the early success stories prompted them to invest large amounts of money.

Many victims encouraged their friends and family to sign up. Many people cashed in their life savings, homes and properties to concentrate on the magic cheese.

However, the dividend payments suddenly stopped.

5 men pose as police officers and gang rape 2 women

Police cars illustration 
By: Feng Qian

Five men were arrested on charges of rape after allegedly posing as police officers before abducting and gang raping two women, police in India said.

Goa Police arrested the five men on Wednesday, after allegedly posing as anti-narcotics officers before kidnapping, gang raping and robbing the two women.

The five men were identified as 39-year-old Ajaykumar Kushwaha, 28-year-old Nadeem Khan, 27-year-old Trebor Joseph, 26-year-old Jeevan Pawar, and 21-year-old Kamlesh Chaudhary.

According to the police investigation, the two women, aged 22 and 30, traveled to Anjuna Beach when the men posing as police officers stopped them.

They were taken by force to an apartment. In the apartment, the men took turns raping the two women, who were allegedly beaten with wooden sticks.

The suspects stole their mobile phones and withdrew cash from their ATM cards. The incident was reported to the police by the taxi driver after he managed to escape.

Man eats his smashed up computer to prevent police from getting evidence against him

Man smashes his computer illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man died after eating his smashed up computer as police officers were trying to arrest him, police in Russia said.

St. Petersburg Police said that the suspect died after eating parts of his smashed up tablet computer to avoid being taken into custody.

Police arrived at the man’s apartment around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, after neighbors complained about a man throwing objects out of his window.

As the officers tried to place the 41-year-old unidentified man in handcuffs, he began to behave strangely by eating pieces of glass and his computer to avoid arrest.

An officer was injured while trying to stop the man from eating his tablet. An ambulance was called to the scene, but the suspect died before help arrived.

Police did not reveal why they attempted to arrest the man.

Tourist arrested for posing nude at sacred site causing deadly earthquake

Tourist pose nude on Mount Kinabalu 
By: Wayne Morin

A tourist was arrested on charges of causing a public nuisance after allegedly posing nude, causing a deadly earthquake, police in Malaysia said.

The 38-year-old man of Europe, allegedly stripped and urinated on Mount Kinabalu before the deadly earthquake and posted the pictures on Facebook.

The tourist was arrested in Kota Kinabalu, moments before boarding a plane to the Philippines. If convicted, he faces a fine of up to $106.

The man was among a group of 10 foreign tourists who stripped and posed for pictures at the top of the mountain.

The images were subsequently published on the Internet, angering residents who blamed the earthquake on the indecency.

They believe that the nudist angered the spirits and prompted them to shake the mountain. Mount Kinabalu is considered sacred as people believe it to be the resting place for spirits.

16 people have been confirmed dead and two remain missing.

Man wins lottery by purchasing almost every combination of numbers

Lottery ticket illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man in Ireland, managed to win a multi-million dollar lottery jackpot after getting a team of people on board to buy nearly every number combination possible.

45-year-old Stefan Klincewicz worked with 28 people and managed to win the top prize of 2.2 million pounds ($3.4 million) and millions more in secondary prizes.

Klincewicz devised the plot while drinking at a bar in Dublin. He waited for the jackpot to rise to record levels and put his plan into action.

He sent his team of ticket buyers throughout the country to buy as many tickets as possible.

When workers at the Irish lottery realized that sales had increased dramatically, they shut down the terminal, but the team managed to purchase 80 percent of the total 1.94 million available number combinations.

Klincewicz said that he would not attempt such a scheme in the United Kingdom, as statistics show that eight or nine people share the jackpot prize.

Lottery officials in the United Kingdom, said that when they detect a sharp increase in ticket purchases, they will shut down the system.

Mother flushes newborn baby down public toilet after accidentally giving birth while squatting

Baby being rescued from toilet 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Paramedics managed to save a newborn baby who was accidentally flushed down a toilet bowl, police in China said.

The mother had to call emergency services to intervene after she gave birth in the public restroom.

According to the police investigation, the woman, who was not identified, squatted on the toilet when her baby suddenly came out.

A passerby with recording equipment quickly began capturing the event as it unfolded. A firefighter can be seen going into the toilet pit and helping a colleague get the baby out.

Incredibly, the baby was unharmed. The child was crying while being wrapped in a blanket and carried to an ambulance nearby.

The mother and baby were then taken to a hospital and released. The video was uploaded to the Internet, where it quickly went viral.

6-year-old girl dies of burns while shielding her younger brother of boiling water from tipped over kettle

Masha and Dima Yantuganova 
By: Feng Qian

A little girl in Russia, died while trying to prevent her younger brother from being burned by boiling water.

6-year-old Masha Yantuganova of Suuk-Chishma, was playing with her 18-month-old brother Dima, when the tragedy took place.

Dima accidentally stumbled on a cable connected to a kettle, which fell as a result. When Masha saw the boiling water headed for her brother, she ran across the room to push him out of the way.

As a result, she suffered third-degree burns on 60 percent of her body. The girl’s parents said that they were in the garden when the incident occurred.

Her mother Tatyana, said that she heard the screams of her daughter and ran inside the house. Tatyana soaked both of her children in the icy water, while other family members called for help.

After a few minutes, the mother decided to drive her children to a nearby hospital. Doctors covered the body of Dima in ointment, but said that don’t have ointment for Masha.

The mother took her daughter to another hospital, but Masha lost consciousness on the way. She was taken into intensive care, but died later in the day.

Dima suffered burns on over 40 percent of his body, but it is expected to survive.