Poverty. Frustration. To buy mobile phones. Here are heart-wrenching reasons parents sell their babies for as low as N150k in Nigeria

07 July 2019
Poverty. Frustration. To buy mobile phones. Here are heart-wrenching reasons parents sell their babies for as low as N150k in Nigeria

Giving bizarre reasons such as using the proceeds to buy smartphones to the absurd like using them as collateral, no fewer than 15 parents sold out their babies between February...

Slap on the law as criminals grow cannabis inside a disused police station

06 July 2019
Slap on the law as criminals grow cannabis inside a disused police station

With brazen contempt for the law, criminals set up a sprawling £1.5 million cannabis factory in a disused police station. Remnants of the massive drugs farm, made up of more...

Clever cat correctly guesses which cup a ball is in as his owner mixes them up

05 July 2019
Clever cat correctly guesses which cup a ball is in as his owner mixes them up

This is the adorable moment a cat puts its paw out to pick the cup with the ball in as it plays a game with its owner. Snow the cat...

Flight crew arrest 'God' aboard Delta flight

04 July 2019
Flight crew arrest 'God' aboard Delta flight

Delta Air Lines flight attendants restrained a passenger on a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after he shouted “I am God!” and claimed he would save the world,...

Man wakes up just before being buried at his funeral

03 July 2019
Man wakes up just before being buried at his funeral

Mourners were left stunned when an Indian man started moving just before his funeral - a day after he was declared dead by a hospital. Mohammad Furqan, 20, was taken...

How your wrist watch is eight times dirtier than a toilet. And this is what you should do

27 June 2019
How your wrist watch is eight times dirtier than a toilet. And this is what you should do

Shocking new research has revealed that watches can be up to eight times more dirty than a toilet, with a quarter of Brits never having cleaned their time piece. Tic...

The town where rent hasn't gone up in 500 years

26 June 2019
The town where rent hasn't gone up in 500 years

If you’re being stung with extortionate rental fees you may wish to look away now. In there’s a walled enclave called Fuggerei where the rent has remained one Rheinischer Gulden...

Man dresses up in cuddly lion costume so zookeepers can practice what to do if a real big cat escapes

25 June 2019
Man dresses up in cuddly lion costume so zookeepers can practice what to do if a real big cat escapes

Staff at Tobe Zoo in Ehime, south, Japan, took part in an emergency drill on Saturday to make sure they could cope if one of their big cats escape. A...

Woman fell asleep during flight, but crew failed to wake her up after landing. What happened next was terrifying

24 June 2019
Woman fell asleep during flight, but crew failed to wake her up after landing. What happened next was terrifying

A woman has said she was left alone on an Air Canada plane after falling asleep during a flight. Tiffani Adams said she fell asleep while flying from Quebec to...

Dangerous animal falls asleep in wardrobe after entering home

24 June 2019
Dangerous animal falls asleep in wardrobe after entering home

A black bear has been found sleeping in a wardrobe after apparently locking itself into a room in a home in the US state of Montana. Alerted to the intrusion...

Lost a wallet? The more cash in it, the higher the likelihood of getting it back - Report

21 June 2019
Lost a wallet? The more cash in it, the higher the likelihood of getting it back - Report

People are more likely to return a lost wallet if it contains money — and the more cash, the better. That’s the surprising conclusion from researchers who planted more than...

Man filmed 'sleeping' behind the wheel of his moving car in rush hour traffic

17 June 2019
Man filmed 'sleeping' behind the wheel of his moving car in rush hour traffic

Motorists were horrified after witnessing a man seemingly asleep at the wheel during heavy rush hour traffic Friday. Video footage shows the vehicle traveling down the freeway in the San...

Slippery suspect: Police remove snake from patrol car engine

15 June 2019
Slippery suspect: Police remove snake from patrol car engine

How do you handcuff a snake? Police in Park Forest, a Chicago suburb, spent 30 minutes removing a snake from the engine of a patrol car Wednesday night. Chief Chris...

Man 97, woman 92 who fell in love during World War II meet again 75 yrs later in emotional reunion

14 June 2019
Man 97, woman 92 who fell in love during World War II meet again 75 yrs later in emotional reunion

KT Robbins, now 97, and Jeannine Pierson, now 92, were reunited in France Robbins came back to the country for the 75th D-Day anniversary celebrations Told a group of French...

Passenger opens plane emergency exit, mistaking it for the toilet

12 June 2019
Passenger opens plane emergency exit, mistaking it for the toilet

A passenger on a UK-Pakistan flight at Manchester Airport caused severe delays after opening the emergency exit door in an attempt to reach the bathroom while the plane was still...

You may be eating a credit card's worth of plastic each week - Study

12 June 2019
You may be eating a credit card's worth of plastic each week - Study

Plastic pollution is so widespread in the environment that you may be ingesting five grams a week, the equivalent of eating a credit card, a study commissioned by the environmental...

Lawmakers pass Bill to castrate child sex offenders

07 June 2019
Lawmakers pass Bill to castrate child sex offenders

• Alabama's state legislature passed a bill, known as House Bill 379, that will require convicted child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration prior to their release. • While surgical...

Man commits suicide after his dog was killed by alligator

31 May 2019
Man commits suicide after his dog was killed by alligator

A distraught man has taken his own life just one day after his beloved service dog was killed by an alligator. Andrew Epp, 36, was found dead last Saturday, less...

‘Tiny but mighty’: Tiniest newborn having the weight of an apple miraculously survives

30 May 2019
‘Tiny but mighty’: Tiniest newborn having the weight of an apple miraculously survives

When she was born, the baby girl weighed about the same as an apple. A San Diego hospital on Wednesday revealed the birth of the girl and said she is...

Man who cooked for all Borno govs commits suicide at Govt House

29 May 2019
Man who cooked for all Borno govs commits suicide at Govt House

A middle age man, Mr John Achagwa, who was a chief steward at Government House Maiduguri, Borno State, has committed suicide. He was found dead hanging by the branch of...

Man flogged 40 lashes for eating mango during Ramadan

29 May 2019
Man flogged 40 lashes for eating mango during Ramadan

A 20-year-old man was on Tuesday flogged 40 lashes for eating a mango fruit during Ramadan. Mr Ibrahim Ismail was found guilty of eating during the Islamic holy month by...

Your ATM card has more germs than a toilet handle - Study

23 May 2019
Your ATM card has more germs than a toilet handle - Study

Now there's another reason to beware using credit and debit cards too much: Handling them might make you sick. In addition to the budget-busting potential of spending too much with...

America’s richest Blackman pays off students loans of all grads at varsity convocation

21 May 2019
America’s richest Blackman pays off students loans of all grads at varsity convocation

Morehouse College seniors got a surprise Sunday when billionaire investor Robert F. Smith announced during his commencement speech that he would pay off the student loan debt for the historically...

Like environmental sanitation day, Nigerians should dedicate one day monthly to cry - Ex-gov

19 May 2019
Like environmental sanitation day, Nigerians should dedicate one day monthly to cry - Ex-gov

Immediate past governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, and lawmaker representing Lagos West Senatorial District in National Assembly, Mr Olamilekan Adeola, have eulogised the virtues of Mr Abdulahi Enilolobo,...

Few days after burial of ‘Sugar’, slain Oyo Rep member, bullion vans kills his close aide

17 May 2019
Few days after burial of ‘Sugar’, slain Oyo Rep member, bullion vans kills his close aide

Mr Wale Azeez, a personal assistant to a former member of House of Representatives, Mr Temitope ‘Sugar’ Olatoye, is dead. Olatoye, popularly called Sugar, represented Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency of Oyo...

Scores escape death as pilot safely lands plane on its nose after landing gear failure

13 May 2019
Scores escape death as pilot safely lands plane on its nose after landing gear failure

A Myanmar pilot safely landed a passenger jet without its front wheels on Sunday, after landing gear on the Myanmar National Airlines plane failed to deploy, the airline and an...

The 100-year old Imam who went to church

12 May 2019
The 100-year old Imam who went to church

Ghana's chief imam is a man of few words, but the 100-year-old Muslim cleric certainly knows how to make waves - by attending a Catholic Church service as part of...

I ate election papers in panic - INEC official

09 May 2019
I ate election papers in panic - INEC official

A collation officer of Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr Felix Nte, on Wednesday told commission of inquiry into the violence and killings that characterised the February 23 and March 9,...

Don’t want to be shot at police checkpoints? Here are things to do

07 May 2019
Don’t want to be shot at police checkpoints? Here are things to do

Nigerian Police have issued tips to Nigerians on how to avoid clashes with officers at a police checkpoint. Police gave the tips via their verified Twitter handle, @PoliceNG, on Monday....

Sharia police to arrest adults eating in public during Ramadan

05 May 2019
Sharia police to arrest adults eating in public during Ramadan

Commander-General of Kano Hisbah, Mr Nabahani Usman, said Sharia police will arrest adults found eating in public during Ramadan. “We do this kind of operation yearly and we will continue...

Lagos school which accepts plastic wastes as fees

04 May 2019
Lagos school which accepts plastic wastes as fees

It sounds strange but it is real - a school in Lagos State accepts empty plastic bottles from parents and guardians in exchange for payment of their children’s school fees....

Cross River workers quarrel with gov for paying salaries ‘too early’

02 May 2019
Cross River workers quarrel with gov for paying salaries ‘too early’

Workers in Cross River State have protested payment of May salary on the first day of the month. Governor Ben Ayade has consistently paid May salary on the first day...

Pilot rescued from plane that crash-landed on tree

26 April 2019
Pilot rescued from plane that crash-landed on tree

A pilot who was trying to crash-land this week in an Idaho field instead brought his small plane to rest at the top of a 60-foot (18-meter) tree, officials said....

Air passenger caught throwing coins at plane's engine while boarding

24 April 2019
Air passenger caught throwing coins at plane's engine while boarding

A female passenger has been detained by police for tossing six coins at a plane's engine for good luck before take-off in south . CCTV footage of the bizarre incident...

Mother wakes up from a 27-year coma after car crash

24 April 2019
Mother wakes up from a 27-year coma after car crash

A woman from United Arab Emirates has regained consciousness after spending 27 years in a vegetative state. Munira Abdulla was aged 32 when she suffered a traumatic brain injury after...

Snakes force Liberian President out of office

20 April 2019
Snakes force Liberian President out of office

Snakes have been found in Liberian President George Weah's office, forcing him to work from his private residence, the BBC has learnt. Press secretary Smith Toby told the BBC that...

Taiwan’s richest man says he’ll run for president because sea goddess told him to do so

19 April 2019
Taiwan’s richest man says he’ll run for president because sea goddess told him to do so

Alexandra Ma • Foxconn founder and CEO Terry Gou announced his bid for the Taiwanese presidency on Wednesday. • He said he was running in the 2020 election because a...

Bearded men carry ‘more germs than dogs’ - Study

19 April 2019
Bearded men carry ‘more germs than dogs’ - Study

Men’s beards carry more germs than dogs do in their fur, a study has found. Scientists looked at the levels of bacteria lurking in 18 men’s facial hair and 30...

Saudi women abandon their babies on the street if ...

17 April 2019
Saudi women abandon their babies on the street if ...

Maya Oppenheim • In Saudi Arabia, unmarried women face prosecution and even jail if they are found to be pregnant. So unwed mothers abandon their babies in the street. •...

Man killed by bird raised by him

15 April 2019
Man killed by bird raised by him

Cassowaries, large, flightless birds native to Austrialia and New Guinea, have built a reputation as being the 'world's most dangerous bird.' On Friday, a Florida man was killed by a...