Thursday, 4 September 2014

Meet the couple being paid to queue

Joseph and Moon Ray, a married couple from Austin, Texas arrived in New York to stand in front of Apple's store for the iPhone 6, and are being sponsored by an app company.

Comedienne Joan Rivers dies at age 81

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers died this afternoon at the age of 81. The legendary comedienne passed away surrounded by her family at New York's Mount Sinai hospital, after she was rushed there on Thursday when she went into cardiac arrest during throat surgery at another clinic. She has been at the centre of American entertainment since her breakthrough in 1965 when she appeared on the Tonight Show.

Jail time for ex Guinea-Bissau Navy chief aide

former Guinea-Bissau Navy chief aide jailed for cocaine trafficking

A one-time aide to a former navy chief of Guinea-Bissau has been sentenced to six and half years in a US prison for his role in cocaine trafficking more than a year after the two were arrested in a drug sting off the West African coast.

Romanian mother abandons her twin babies so she can get a job in Britain

Mihaela Boghian (left), 32, left sisters Antonia and Iasmina (top right) in the corridor of a council apartment block in the city of Piatra Neamt, a city in north-eastern Romania.

Two British human rights researchers probing mistreatment of Qatar World Cup migrant workers disappear

Two British researchers have 'disappeared' in Qatar after being harassed and followed by plain clothes police, according to a human rights group.
Researcher Krishna Upadhyaya, 52, and photographer Ghimire Gundev, 36, from London, were due to fly from Doha to London on Sunday but failed to arrive at the airport.

Woman drives home to Kent from France - and finds an illegal immigrant hiding in the back of her car


Sue Taber was shocked to discover an illegal immigrant hiding in her car when she arrived home to Shepherdswell, Kent, having driven from France.

BREAKING NEWS Woman is found beheaded 'with a machete' in London back garden

A woman who was found beheaded in a suburban back garden after a man 'went berserk with a machete' has been named by police as Palmira Silva, 82

Fire razes 40 apartments at Police barracks in Lagos Nigeria

Fire has raised about 40 apartments at the Ijeh Police Barracks in Obalende Lagos state PM News reports.

Alimodu Sheriff breaks down as he tries to dissociate self from Boko Haram

Former Borno state governor Alimodu Sheriff broke down in tears during a press conference in Abuja yesterday as he tried to dissociate himself from Boko Haram. He'd been accused by Australian negotiator Stephen Davis of being a major sponsor of the sect. He vehemently denied this at the press conference


Groom Dumps Bride At Ikoyi Registry, Absconds With Her Money

Uzor Emmanuel, a 45-year old married man with three kids played a fast one on a 42-year old lady, Victoria Adeleye at the Ikoyi Marriage Registry Lagos state, Southwest Nigeria.

The child brides of BRITAIN

In demand: Esme is just 15 but has already been asked for as a bride. Luckily, her grandmother says no

Under the traditional Pachiv code, Roma gypsies must marry when they hit puberty - usually around 13 or 14 - and pay up to £5,000 in bride price.

Russian grandmother abandons her six-year-old grandson at the supermarket because she could not feed him

Eugene Kapustina, 61, was asked to look after her grandson Vova, six, by the boy's parents, who said they were going to look for work in a nearby town but never returned. Kapustina said she has spent all of her savings looking after the boy for a year, but can no longer afford to feed him. She then left him at the supermarket in the hope somebody would pick him up.


Jealous boyfriend tried to disfigure his girlfriend by BITING her lip during a kiss

Rhys Culley had asked Chanttelle Ward if he loved her before he sank his teeth into her face during the horrific attack.

'Where is your mercy?': Furious family of beheaded US hostage confront murderers in Arabic


The family of Steven Sotloff, the American journalist slaughtered in Syria, have described their son as 'a gentle soul' who 'tried to find good in a world of darkness' in a statement on Wednesday. Spokesperson Barak Barfi, left, said Sotloff had been 'torn between two poles', keen to live a normal life but also 'pulled by the Arab world'.