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  • South Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison

    21 July 2018 5:19 AM 24

    A South Korean court has sentenced jailed former South Korean president Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws. She now faces the prospect of more than three decades behind bars. She's already serving a 24-year prison term over a massive corruption scandal that led to her removal from office last year. Seoul

  • PICS: Airbus unveils pioneering solar-powered drone

    20 July 2018 11:57 AM 27

    European air giant Airbus on Wednesday unveiled a solar-powered drone called Zephyr that will fly at a high altitude and fulfill the same functions as a satellite. The High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) has a wingspan of 25 metres and weighs less than 25 kilogrammes. It can fly at an altitude of 21 000 metres above the weather and conventional air traffic

  • Million-dollar mistake: Woman becomes millionaire for 10 minutes after mix-up

    20 July 2018 10:33 AM 22

    Boston – For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire. Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant on Wednesday afternoon that a deposit had been made into her account. The 26-year-old opened the company's app on her cellphone and was surprised to find $1.1m instead of the $50 that she had left a few months

  • Brazilian police arrest 'Dr Bumbum' after patient dies

    20 July 2018 7:12 AM 27

    Brazilian police have arrested celebrated plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado, who had been on the run since a patient died following injections he gave her to enlarge her buttocks. He was arrested on Thursday at an office complex in Rio de Janeiro's Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood. Police say Furtado performed the buttock enhancement procedure

  • Police: Machete-wielding man subdued after standoff at home

    20 July 2018 5:09 AM 22

    Authorities say a man who kept police at bay for more than two hours at a Pennsylvania home threw down incendiary devices that ignited a nearby store and scorched a police patrol car. Easton police say 32-year-old Jeffrey Folkner was captured after he left the home around 01:30 on Thursday. They say he was brandishing a machete that he refused to drop and was soon subdued

  • WATCH: Moment 2-metre long snake is found in London street

    19 July 2018 11:04 AM 22

    There was a small measure of pandemonium on Monday in London’s Stepney Street when pedestrians spotted a 2-metre long snake. The colourful milk snake, weighing in at 1,5kg, was spotted at around 09:55. The snake, which isn't endemic to England and is therefore thought to be an escaped pet, was caught safely in the borough of Tower Hamlets, in East London

  • Trump asked Iran's Rouhani for meeting 8 times at UN

    18 July 2018 3:09 PM 26

    The chief of staff to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that his US counterpart Donald Trump asked for a meeting eight times during the UN General Assembly last year. "During Rouhani's last visit to New York for the UN General Assembly session, Trump asked the Iranian delegation eight times to have a meeting with the president," Mahmoud

  • Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl inside her home

    17 July 2018 8:07 PM 36

    Authorities say a stray bullet struck and killed a 9-year-old girl inside her southern New Jersey home. Bridgeton police say the shooting was reported around 00:30 on Tuesday. They say relatives drove the girl to a hospital but she was pronounced dead there a short time later. The shooting occurred about a block away from the girl's home and authorities

  • Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

    17 July 2018 3:22 PM 25

    A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media. Cape May Patrolman Michael LeSage found Bean the pug in a yard on Sunday. He tells The Star-Ledger of Newark he tried to get the dog to hop into his police car, but her legs were too short so he had to lift her. Police posted a photo of Bean on Facebook with the caption

  • UK's official Brexit campaign fined, referred to police

    17 July 2018 2:20 PM 26

    Britain's official Brexit campaign, Vote Leave, has been fined for breaking spending rules in the 2016 EU referendum, the Electoral Commission said on Tuesday, adding it had referred the case to the police. Bob Posner, the Electoral Commission's director of political finance and regulation, said there had been "a thorough investigation into spending