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Woman in van arrested after striking White House barrier

Woman in van arrested after striking White House barrier

Washington – A Tennessee woman driving a white van yesterday intentionally drove into a White House security barrier but did not breach it, and she was immediately apprehended and put under arrest, the US Secret Service said. No shots were fired and no law enforcement personnel were hurt, the Secret Service said in a statement. […]

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El Salvador releases woman jailed over abortion

El Salvador releases woman jailed over abortion

A Salvadoran woman serving a 30-year jail sentence for having an abortion was released from prison yesterday on the orders of the Supreme Court, her lawyer and rights groups said. Wearing a white T-shirt, Teodora Vasquez was greeted by her family and members of organizations who fought her case in the courts as she left […]

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Stalker hacks 22-yr-old woman to death with axe

Stalker hacks 22-yr-old woman to death with axe

New Delhi – A 22-year-old woman was hacked to death in public in India by her stalker, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. According to local police Thursday, the stalker surrendered himself along with the axe, which he is believed to have used, following the killing. The woman was killed on Wednesday (Feb 14) evening in […]

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US woman found with eye worm previously known only in cattle

US woman found with eye worm previously known only in cattle

New York – An Oregon woman has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by a tiny worm species previously seen only in cattle that is spread by flies that feed on eyeball lubrication, US government researchers said yesterday. US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention scientists said 14 translucent […]

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Woman killed, 12 injured in Beijing mall knife attack

Woman killed, 12 injured in Beijing mall knife attack

Beijing – A woman was killed and 12 other people injured after a man carried out a knife attack in a mall in a busy shopping district in the Chinese capital, Beijing, police said today. Beijing police said in a short statement they had detained a man over the early afternoon attack at the Joy […]

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Woman left with square breasts after ‘surgery goes wrong’

Woman left with square breasts after ‘surgery goes wrong’

A beauty blogger claims one of her fake breasts has collapsed more than 10 years after she had the implants fitted. Yulia Debbagkh, who is in her early 30s and lives in Moscow, posted photos online revealing how the shape of her left breast has completely changed. Writing on Instagram, Yulia said that on her […]

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Warrants issued for Thai woman, French man over alleged murder

Warrants issued for Thai woman, French man over alleged murder

Bangkok – The Phichit Court on Wednesday approved arrest warrants for a Thai woman and her French boyfriend sought in connection with the alleged murder of the woman’s Italian ex-husband in Bung Narang district. The two are believed to be still in Thailand, and are probably lying low, provincial police chief Pol Maj-General Thawatchai Muannara […]

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Israel grants bail to Palestinian woman in ‘slap video’ case

Israel grants bail to Palestinian woman in ‘slap video’ case

Jerusalem – Israel on Friday released a Palestinian woman on bail after she was charged with assaulting an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank following a viral video of the incident. Nour Tamimi, 20, was released early on Friday from a military prison after a court rejected the prosecution’s appeal against her release, her […]

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Sleeping woman sexually assaulted on plane

Sleeping woman sexually assaulted on plane

Federal authorities in Michigan arrested a 34-year-old man after a woman said that he sexually assaulted her on an overnight flight when she fell asleep next to him. The man, Prabhu Ramamoorthy, who prosecutors said is an Indian national living in the United States on a temporary visa, was charged with aggravated sexual abuse and […]

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Thai court jails blind woman for 1-1/2 years over royal insult

Thai court jails blind woman for 1-1/2 years over royal insult

Bangkok – A Thai court today jailed a blind woman for 1-1/2 years for violating the country’s royal insult law, her lawyer and a court official said. Thailand’s lese-majeste law is the toughest in the world, and those judged guilty of breaking it face up to 15 years in jail for each count of offending […]

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