Couple sues drug maker after fertility drug failed to get woman pregnant

Pregnant woman (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A couple in Canada, has filed a lawsuit against a drug maker after their fertility drug did not get the woman pregnant as promised, according to court documents.

Amanda and Joep Olthuis of British Columbia, are suing Ferring Pharmaceuticals, after their drug Bravelle, did not have the potency to help her get pregnant.

The couple told the court that they scrapped together $14,000 to cover the cost of the treatment by working very hard for years.

Last year, Ferring announced that tests showed four batches of Bravelle sold in the U.S. and Canada, had shown reduced potency and could result in reduced therapeutic effect.

The company said the lots were unlikely to lead to direct adverse health consequences in the short term, but warned that there was the possibility that the unnecessary overexposure of patients in the process of identifying an effective dose might be harmful.

Ferring is offering the couple reimbursement of the cost of the drug, which amounts to about $2,500. The couple however, wants to be compensated for the cost of the entire treatment.

Monkey attacks people with large knife after breaking into bar and getting drunk

Monkey with large knife 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Firefighters were called to detain a monkey after it attacked numerous people at a bar with a large knife, police in Brazil said.

The fire department in Patos, said that they were called to the bar on Friday, to disarm the aggressive monkey with a kitchen knife that was chasing people.

According to the police investigation, the monkey drank a glass of alcohol at the bar before picking up the knife and chasing people in the area.

Strangely, it chased only men, leaving the women alone. People managed to record the monkey in action. The video shows the monkey playing with the large kitchen knife on the roof of the bar.

The monkey was captured by firefighters and released back into the wild. Several hours later, police received a call that the monkey is again chasing people in the area.

The monkey was recaptured, and is being detained.

Young woman raped in hospital ICU hours after giving birth

The suspect in the hospital 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking for a man who broke into a hospital in middle of the night and raped a woman in an Intensive Care Unit, police in India said.

Surveillance video of the Brahm Shakti Sanjivani Hospital, showed the man parking his car outside the building before entering around 3:00 a.m. on Saturday.

He entered the Intensive Care Unit, where the 23-year-old victim was recovering for a traumatic birth. The suspect raped the woman who gave birth just hours earlier, and he fled from the scene.

Police said that there were other patients in the room with the victim, but nobody heard anything. The woman did not report the rape until she went home from the hospital.

So far, the suspect remains at large.

Thief who stole man’s wallet returns credit cards but keeps the cash to buy weed

The thief’s letter 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A thief in New York, shocked his victim by returning some of the stolen items.

Reilly Flaherty went to the Brooklyn Theatre, where he lost his wallet.

The wallet contained his credit cards, cash, driver’s license and metro card. Flaherty has given up on the items, but was shocked to receive an envelope at his house.

The envelope contained his credit cards and driver’s license, but not the cash, wallet or metro card. The thief also included a letter, stating that he kept the cash to buy some weed.

He also kept the metro card because the fare is $2.75 now, and he kept the wallet because it was kind of cool. “Enjoy the rest of your day,” the letter concluded.

Flaherty did not file a complaint with the police.

Rare baby dolphin dies after people pull it from water to take selfies

Dolphin(illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A rare baby dolphin died after it was passed around for people to take selfies.

A video of the incident was posted to the Internet. People went to social media to vent their outrage over the abuse of the mammal.

The incident took place at the Santa Teresita beach in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The video shows the body of the marine mammal lying on the sand with people surrounding it.

The La Plata dolphin was pulled from the water by tourists and was passed around to many people who wanted to take selfies with it.

The mammal died from dehydration and overheating from exposure to the sun.

A spokesperson for the Argentine Wildlife Foundation (AWF) condemned the acts, saying: “This serves as a reminder to the public about the urgent necessity to return these dolphins to the sea as soon as possible.”

Prostitute killed after leaving young son home alone for two days while having sex

Jessica McGraa 
By: Wayne Morin

Family and friends of a woman in the United Kingdom, were shocked to discover that she was working as a prostitute after being killed by client.

The woman’s 6-year-old son was found at home while his mother was away for two days working as a prostitute.

35-year-old Jessica McGraa of London, went on an adult website and agreed to be on a “two day tour” in Aberdeen, Scotland, for work.

The woman allegedly told friends that she works as a stripper at a nightclub, but they had no idea that she traveled across the country to have sex with clients.

She advertised her services with adults websites. McGraa charged £220 (about $315) an hour. Her family was notified after she was found brutally murdered in a rented apartment about 600 miles from her home.

A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection to her murder.

Wife plunges meat cleaver into husband’s skull after catching him with lover but he survives attack

Meat cleaver (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A husband miraculously survived a violent attack after his wife caught him having sex with his lover, police in China said.

Beijing police said that they arrested the wife, who was not identified, after she allegedly plunged a meat cleaver into her husband’s skull because he was cheating on her.

Miraculously, the husband remained conscious as he was transported to a hospital for treatment.

People at the hospital took video from the husband with the meat cleaver lodged in his skull and uploaded the video to the Internet.

He was fully conscious and speaking with doctors. The wife was taken to a police station, and she was charged with one count of attempted murder.

During questioning, she admitted to plunging a meat cleaver into her husband's head because she caught him having sex with his lover.

Man takes last selfie with girlfriend before killing her because she spoke with other men

Ashish Kumar and Gurpreet Kaur 
By: Chan Yuan

A man is facing a charge of murder after allegedly killing his girlfriend because she spoke with other men, police in India said.

Dehradun police said that 27-year-old Ashish Kumar, took a selfie with his girlfriend before killing her.

After killing 30-year-old Gurpreet Kaur, Kumar checked into a hotel, where he slashed his wrist in an attempt to kill himself.

According to the police investigation, Kumar and his girlfriend went on a trip together the day before the murder.

While they were alone, Kumar took a selfie of himself and his girlfriend before confronting her about the fact that she was friendly with other men.

He then grabbed a rope and tried to strangle her. When that didn’t work, he pulled a knife and slit her throat. Kaur screamed for help, but when paramedics arrived, she was already dead.

After the murder, Kumar sent text messages to his friends, indicating that he killed his girlfriend. He also made the last selfie of him and his girlfriend as his profile photo.

Man meets five women through match.com and rapes them

Jason Lawrance 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly meeting women by using a dating website and raping them, police in the United Kingdom said.

Buxton police said that they have arrested 50-year-old Jason Lawrance, after being accused of setting up two profiles on match.com and luring women to him before raping them.

Lawrance was also accused of attempting to rape another woman and sexually assaulting a seventh woman.

Prosecutors told the Derby Crown Court, that Lawrance used two profiles on the website, KeepItStraightToday and StraightMan_Looking.

He persuaded the women to communicate with him through text messages or emails in order to avoid detection by match.com.

According to the police investigation, Lawrance raped a woman at her home in Buxton. The woman kept begging him to stop, but he ignored her.

After he was done, Lawrance got dressed and walked out of her house. In another incident, a woman met Lawrance for a drink.

He then offered to take her home with a white van. He drove to a remote location, where he persuaded her to get into the back of the van.

Once they were both in the back of the van, he raped her despite the fact that she was crying and asking him to stop.

Lawrance denied all the allegations.

Waffle House cook in coma after waitress spiked his drink with drugs because he did not want to date her

Sonserea Dawn Evans and Brian Mikeals 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A cook was hospitalized and is in serious condition after a waitress spiked his drink with drugs.

Police in Georgia, said that the Waffle House cook in Dawsonville, fell into a coma after his co-worker intentionally spiked his drink with methamphetamine.

Police reviewed the surveillance video of the store and it showed 43-year-old waitress Sonserea Dawn Evans, taking the chef’s drink into the toilet around midnight.

Police believe that Evans, slipped the drugs into Brian Mikeals' drink in the bathroom.

The 37-year-old father collapsed and was in a coma for four weeks. He is now recovering at the Northside Hospital in Cumming, but he cannot walk and he is barely able to speak.

Evans was arrested for aggravated battery and the possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Police have not yet released a motive for the crime.

However, his family believes that Mikeals was drugged because he did not want to date Evans.

Father forced to accept diseased liver after being given two weeks to live following consumption of popular weight-loss product

Matthew Whitby 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man is talking about his difficulties as a warning to other people to stay away from a popular weight-loss product.

Matthew Whitby of Australia, was given two weeks to live if he does not have an emergency liver transplant.

Sadly, the only available liver was one that is infected with Hepatitis B. Now, Whitby will have to take medication for the rest of his life to treat his condition.

Whitby said that his troubles began after taking a protein powder that contains the popular green tea extract, which he purchased online.

The supplement also contained garcinia cambogia, which is a tropical fruit that is believed to help with weight loss. There is no clinical evidence that supports this claim.

Doctors have warned about taking green tea without consulting a doctor as it can cause liver failure even in moderate doses. Green tea has been linked to dozens of cases of liver failure around the world.

There has also been cases of liver damage associated with Garcinia cambogia, doctors said.

Whitby wanted to bring awareness and warn people of the dangers of buying weight loss products online.

“I didn’t know that buying an over the counter product can do so much damage. They did not say that the products could cause liver failure,” he said.

Girl becomes pregnant after being raped by her friend’s 64-year-old grandfather

Pregnant woman (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A man in Russia, was arrested after it was discovered that he impregnated his 13-year-old neighbor.

Police said that the victim went to the elderly man’s home to visit his granddaughter.

However, the girl was not home. The victim told police that she decided to wait at the home until her friend returned. While she was at the home, the 64-year-old grandfather raped her.

The victim then went home, but was afraid to tell anyone about the rape. The incident came to light 5 months later when her parents noticed that her body was changing.

They took the girl to a doctor, and it was confirmed that the girl was 22 weeks pregnant.

The 64-years-old man was arrested on a charge of rape. A DNA test will be performed when the 13-year-old girl has her baby.

Female death row inmate manages to obtain sperm in plastic bag and gets pregnant to avoid death penalty

Nguyen Thi Hue 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman came up with a plan to avoid being executed for her crime.

The woman of Vietnam, received the death penalty at sentencing after being found guilty of drug trafficking.

Nguyen Thi Hue, 42, appealed her sentence, but she lost her appeal. She then decided to get pregnant. Hue is accused of paying $2,200 to a male inmate for his sperm.

Officials said that on two occasions, the 27-year-old male inmate placed his sperm in a plastic bag with a syringe. He then placed the bag at a mutually agreed location.

Hue inseminate herself and became pregnant. She is expected to give birth in two months. Under current law, Hue will have her death sentence commuted to life imprisonment for having a child under three years old.

Four prison guards were suspended for negligence because the sperm was transferred while they were on duty.

Restaurant owner bans all bankers because they turned him down his loan request

Alexandre Callet with the sign 
By: Wayne Morin

A restaurant owner in France, banned all bankers from eating at his establishment after he was turned down for loan.

The owner of the restaurant in Paris, became angry after he was turned down for a loan of €70,000 (about $78,000).

He decided to ban all bankers from his gourmet restaurant as a form of protest.

30-year-old Alexandre Callet said that he asked for a reasonable amount of money so he can open a second restaurant, but he was rejected by several banks.

Callet, who is the owner of the Les Ecuries de Richlieu restaurant, placed a sign outside his store which reads: “Dogs welcome, bankers banned unless they pay an entry fee of €70,000 (about $78,000),” which is the amount he wanted as a loan.

“As soon as I see a banker that I recognize I won’t let them enter my restaurant. They have treated me like a dog, so I have denied them access,” Callet said.

The Les Ecuries de Richlieu restaurant is well-known, and is frequented by celebrities. According to Callet, the business is profitable.

The restaurant was named in the prestigious Michelin guide.

Mother and boyfriend force girl to eat her 30 pet goldfish

Fish (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A mother was arrested for torturing her daughter.

Police in Japan, said that the mother forced her teenage daughter to eat more than 30 of her pet fish as a punishment.

The mother Yuko Ogata and her boyfriend Takeshi Egami, both of Tokyo, have been arrested after being accused of forcing the girl to eat the dead fish.

The daughter told police that she has been abused by the couple on a daily basis. The couple killed the fish by pouring detergent into the tank.

After they died, the couple forced the girl to eat the 30 dead fish one by one. Doctors said that the girl did not suffer any long term damage to her health as a result of eating the contaminated dead fish.

This is not the first time that the couple was arrested for abusing the teenage girl. Last year, Ogata and Egami were charged for tying the girl to her bed with a rope, hitting her in the face and burning her tongue with a cigarette lighter.

The mother and her boyfriend were now charged with abuse of a child.

Husband shoots gun at his wife after becoming jealous that she was breastfeeding their baby

Nicholas George Lehmeier 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A husband was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly shooting a gun at his wife because he got jealous that she spent time with their baby, police in Minnesota said.

Cold Spring police said that they have arrested 28-year-old Nicholas George Lehmeier, after being accused of abusing his wife for more than 10 years.

Lehmeier was charged with one count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $14,000.

The woman told the police that when she was sitting on the couch with the baby, Lehmeier became upset because she was spending time breastfeeding the child instead of being with him.

Lehmeier grabbed a shotgun, loaded it, and pointed it at her and the child. He then pulled the trigger of the gun, but it did not shoot.

Lehmeier said that one bullet is all that he needs to end it all.

Lehmeier left the room and shot the gun out of the window of the room in his wife’s direction.

Grandmother has sex with a man in front of her 2-year-old grandson

April Purvis 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A grandmother was arrested on a charge of child neglect after allegedly having sex in front of her 2-year-old grandson, police in Florida said.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 42-year-old April Purvis, after getting drunk and having sex in the bathroom of a community center.

Purvis was charged with one count of a child neglect. She was booked into the Palm Beach County jail, and her bail was set at $3,000.

According to the police investigation, Purvis got high on Xanax, morphine and vodka before having sex in the bathroom of the Boynton Beach community center.

She was watching her 2-year-old grandson. Another child told police that he saw Purvis having sex in the bathroom with a man.

The boy told police that the man emerged from the bathroom and gave him money to go away. When the boy returned, he saw Purvis unconscious on the bathroom floor near her grandson and a knife.

She and her grandson were taken to a hospital.

Purvis’ grandson was dirty and wet, and after checking her apartment, police learned that there was no electricity or running water.

The child was picked up by his mother, who told officers that Purvis helped care for him.

18-year-old man poses as doctor and runs medical clinic to treat patients

Malachi Love-Robinson 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) An 18-year-old man was arrested on a charge of practicing medicine without a license after allegedly running a medical clinic and treating patients despite not being a doctor, police in Florida said.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 18-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson, after being accused of treating an elderly woman for arthritis deposit not being licensed to practice medicine and stealing her checks.

Love-Robinson was charged with grand theft, uttering a forgery, practicing medicine without a license and naturopath without a license.

The Palm Beach Narcotics Task Force and the Florida Department of Health began investigating Love-Robinson after
he opened a medical office at 4700 north Congress Avenue, suite 303, West Palm Beach.

He was presenting himself as a medical certified doctor.

The Department of Health conducted an undercover operation at the medical office of Love-Robinson.

During this undercover operation, Love-Robinson performed a physical exam on an undercover agent and offered medical advice.

Additionally, an 86-year-old woman filed a complaint with the police after she learned that Love-Robinson had stolen, cashed, and forged her personal checks.

The woman said that she suffered from severe stomach pain and her gastroenterologist could not provide her with treatment.

She decided to try a naturopathic doctor and found Dr. Malachi Love-Robinson of the "New Birth New Life Medical Center of West Palm Beach" online.

She called the medical center and spoke to Dr. Love-Robinson who came to her home wearing a white lab coat and stethoscope.

There, he examined her "lungs, heart, and legs."

He diagnosed her with arthritis and sold her natural vitamins.

Dr. Love-Robinson returned to her home four more times to treat her, resulting in her paying him thousands of dollar with personal checks.

During one treatment, she became so ill that Dr. Love-Robinson called an ambulance to her home.

Before leaving, she recalled that Dr. Love-Robinson recommended that she not bring her purse and keys into the hospital emergency room so she gave them to him and asked that he lock up her home.

She said after these events, she went to her bank for a routine transaction and learned that her account had no money.

The victim obtained copies of her checks and learned that three had been forged and cashed by Dr. Love-Robinson without her consent or knowledge.

Man rapes 1-year-old girl to record video and share it with others

Eric Devin Masters 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of rape after having sex with a 1-year-old girl in order to record a video and share to with others, police in Michigan said.

Now, 29-year-old Eric Devin Masters of Grand Rapids, has been sentenced to serve 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct.

Police learned of the rape while investigating Masters for sexually exploiting children outside the state. He was already sentenced to serve 50 years in prison for that crimes.

Masters admitted to assaulting the 1-year-old girl three times over a period of eight days at a motel in Byron. Videos taken at the motel shows Masters involved in various sex acts with the girl who was tied to a bed.

Masters’ older brother, Eric Masters, was sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.

The FBI said that the brothers were active collectors of child pornography and regularly emailed back and forth about their sexual interest in children.

They escalated their criminal conduct to sexual assaults and produced their own child pornography that they shared with each other.

Timothy Masters bragged to his brother that he groped several girls he knew during trips to an amusement park and in the girls’ homes.

He took pornographic pictures of one of the girls while she slept.

Baby burns to death after parents leave crib close to burning stove

Baby (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A baby burned to death while being cared for by relatives after the parents left his crib too close to an open flame, police in Michigan said.

Vienna Township police said that they were called to the hospital that treated the 5-month-old baby on suspicion of foul play.

However, investigators said that the death appears to be a tragic accident. The parents of the baby left him in the care of family members while they went to work.

The baby's crib was left too close to the stove in the kitchen and the bedding caught on fire. After several minutes, the entire crib went up in flames, and by the time the fire was extinguished, it was too late for the boy.

The boy was rushed to the Hurley Medical Center on Thursday, and he died of his injuries.


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