United States

Man fired for failing to pay taxes. His job title? Louisiana tax commissioner

A New Orleans media outlet has reported that a state tax commissioner has lost his job after a local television station exposed the fact...

North Carolina man steals $1 from bank, just to get free health care in...

Life hasn’t been kind to 59-year old James Verone, a resident of Gaston County, North Carolina. After losing his job as a delivery man...

Canada

Fool’s Gold: The rise and fall of Bre-X, from a $6bn mining giant to bankruptcy

Throughout the ages, gold has been revered, used to store wealth and to trade for...

Canadian man saved from bear attack by pet dog later ‘forced to eat pet dog’ to survive

Authorities have said that a 44-year old Quebec man rescued after three months lost in...

Saskatchewan man jailed after ‘filling wheelbarrow with stolen potato chips’

A man from Regina, Saskatchewan has received a jail sentence after he placed large boxes...

United Kingdom

Student who took party drug “meow meow” stabs mother, cuts off own penis

A 19-year old student in the UK town of Brighton has made headlines after he reportedly went on a deranged frenzy after overdosing on...

Emotional reunion after cat tracks down prior owner to new home at retirement village

There are no shortage of remarkable tales of lost pets travelling, often great distances, to return to their owner's homes. In the case of...

Australia

Australian police officer locates the 6-year old owner of lost Christmas present

A police officer in Western Australia has used his investigative skills to play Santa's helper...

Swarm of tarantulas invade remote Australian country town

If you're not a fan of spiders you may wish to look away now. The...

Hospital offers therapy dogs for sick kids; reduces recovery times by ‘up to 30%’

Medical professionals around the world are monitoring the results of a trial by an Australian...