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Lawsuit: Male stripper did show at NY nursing home

Attorney Howard Fensterman, representing the East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, points to a newspaper article about the nursing home during a news conference, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. in West Babylon, N.Y. The nursing home hired a male exotic dancer to perform for its patients, according to a lawsuit filed by facility resident Bernice Youngblood in State Supreme Court in Suffolk County. Fensterman acknowledged the home hired the dancer, but said that Youngblood's attendance was voluntary. AP

A lawsuit claims an 85-year-old woman was subjected to an unwanted performance by a male stripper when she was living at a New York nursing home.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Spain town hires poo ‘detective’ to spy on dog owners

og walkers take a large group of dogs down an Upper East Side street for a walk in New York January 4, 2012 on the second day in a row as temperatures drop in the tri-state area . AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Snake forces evacuation of Swiss train

Undated photo issued Friday by the Scottish SPCA after Scottish airport staff got a slithery surprise when they stumbled on the Mexican serpent stowaway under a seat. AP PHOTO

A small snake that slithered its way onto a Swiss passenger train caused chaos Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of all 450 passengers as police hunted for the reptile.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Two men found in South African ATM


Police in the South African coastal city of Port Elizabeth said they arrested two suspected thieves found inside a cash machine on Monday.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Nyet!’ Ukrainian women call sex strike against Russia

Symbol of the campaign “Don’t give it to a Russian” shows an image of two hands cupped together which, depending on how you look at it, resembles a prayer pose or a vagina. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Political and economic sanctions may not have dissuaded Russia from annexing Crimea, but a group of Ukrainian women have called for a different kind of embargo: no sex for Russian men.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Habeas Corpuz: Fated to be a lawyer


Who would have thought that someone with a unique and legalistic name such as Habeas Corpuz would one day end up a lawyer?

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Dead’ man wakes up in US funeral home—report


A 78-year-old American man who was declared dead and taken to a funeral home dramatically woke up as he was about to be embalmed, US media reported Friday.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thieves make off with 7-ton Australian mango

This undated picture released by the the Bowen Tourism Center shows a man standing next to a 10-metre and seven-ton mango monument in the statue's hometown of Bowen, in Queensland. AFP FILE PHOTO

Thieves armed with heavy machinery and cranes made a daring midnight heist in northern Australia, stealing a 10-meter, seven-ton mango monument, officials said Monday.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Norwegian 10-year-old takes toddler sister on joy ride


A 10-year-old Norwegian boy took his toddler sister for a joy ride in the family car, ending up in a snowy ditch posing as a dwarf, police and media reports said Wednesday.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tokyo zoo stages ‘gorilla escape’

Zookeepers hold a net to capture an animal keeper dressed in a gorilla costume during a drill to practice what to do in the event of an animal escape at the Ueno zoo in Tokyo on February 6, 2014. About 70 zookeepers participated in the annual drill. AFP/KAZUHIRO NOGI

Staff at a Japanese zoo chased a keeper in a gorilla costume on Thursday as part of an annual escape drill to brush up their skills in the event of a real breakout.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Man says he ate birds, turtles in 13 months adrift

Marshall Islands

It’s a story that almost defies belief: A man leaves Mexico in December 2012 for a day of shark fishing and ends up surviving 13 months on fish, birds and turtles before washing ashore on the remote Marshall Islands some 5,500 miles (8,800 kilometers) away.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tokyo thief caught with 450 pairs of high heels

Japanese police display a total of 450 pairs of high-heeled shoes at a police office in Tokyo on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. A man arrested for stealing high-heel shoes from a Tokyo hostess club was found to have a total of 450 purloined pairs when his room was searched, Japanese police said. AFP

A man arrested for stealing high-heel shoes from a Tokyo hostess club was found to have a total of 450 stolen pairs when his room was searched, Japanese police said Wednesday.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bird steals camera in Australia, records journey


A brazen bird has snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and took it on a 110-kilometer (70-mile) journey.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  4. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
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  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
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  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

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  • 5 Filipinos with MERS in UAE reported in stable condition
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