Graffiti Artists Asked To Finish Off Vandalism Too Costly To Remove

Cash strapped public transport officials in a Russian town who cannot afford to repaint a graffiti vandalised tram have decided to offer local artists the chance to finish off painting the vehicle - but this time legally. The city elders in Krasnoturyinsk, a town in western Russia's Sverdlovsk Oblast region... weiter




Girl Tries To Flee Car Crash Scene By Changing Clothes

A Russian driver on her way home from a shopping trip tried to flee the scene of an accident by rushing into the nearby underground train station, and then coming back out again minutes later wearing a different dress. Anna Louganova, 22, had been driving along Moscow's Dmitrovskoe highway in the Russian capital in a white Mercedes when she caused... weiter




Cops Taught Dog Whispering In Bid To Cut Down Attacks

Mexican cops are being offered special seminars where they learn to talk to dogs in a bid to cut down on the spiralling number of canine attacks in the capital Mexico City. Trained animal psychiatrists have been enlisted to offer the officers insight into the way a dog's mind works and - if all else fails - they are also being given self defence... weiter





Patients Testicles Cut Off To Make Meatball Casserole Say Cops

Detectives investigating an attack by a care worker who tied up four residents he was supposed to have been looking after and hacked off their testicles say that it apparently happened in a row over meatballs. Wang Fan, 46, who was described as mentally disabled, had been given a job helping to feed and clean at the care home in north-eastern China... weiter




Priest Claims Hate Texts Are From Demon Spirit

A Polish priest claims he has been getting hate texts - from a demon. Parish priest Father Marian Rajchel from Jaroslaw, a town in south-eastern Poland, said he started getting the texts after carrying out an exorcism on a teenage girl. But he said that the attempt to drive out the devil from the girl's soul clearly failed... weiter




Spanish Village Rebuilt 2km Away To Make Way For Airport

After years of hunger strikes, legal battles and marches, residents of a village in the Canary Islands have won a battle against a new runway project by persuading developers to rebuild their homes 2km away. The residents of Ojos de Garza in the Canary Islands had been offered compensation after it was revealed that a new runway was going to be... weiter