Hippo's leap from moving truck ends badly in Taiwan

Dec 27, 2014

Hippo's leap from moving truck ends badly in Taiwan

A hippopotamus that panicked while being transported by truck in Taiwan jumped from the vehicle and landed on a car, breaking a leg and causing confused residents to report a “dinosaur” on the loose. Television footage showed the animal lying on the road with ...

Dec 21, 2014

Wrong-way drunk driver covers 50 km on French highway

A drunk driver clocked 50 km going the wrong way on a highway in western France, colliding with three cars along the way but injuring only one person, police said Saturday. The 56-year-old from the central city of Tours was driving home from southwestern ...

Dec 18, 2014

'Multiple human errors' led to deadly Taiwan gas blasts: prosecutors

Prosecutors said deadly gas explosions in Taiwan were caused by “multiple human errors” Thursday as they charged 12 people over the blasts, including the head of a chemical company and government officials. The disaster killed 32 people and wounded more than 300 in southern ...

Dec 17, 2014

Castaway rescued from remote Bahamas island

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a man who drifted at sea for five days and ended up stranded on an uninhabited island in The Bahamas. Coast Guard Petty Officer John-Paul Rios says the 39-year-old set out from Marathon in the Florida Keys in ...

Home-wrecker: Dutch man's proposal destroys neighbor's house

Dec 14, 2014

Home-wrecker: Dutch man's proposal destroys neighbor's house

An overamorous Dutchman became a home-wrecker — literally — when a crane he was using to have himself lowered into his girlfriend’s garden for a marriage proposal fell through the neighbor’s roof. The unnamed man hired a crane in the central town of Ijsselstein ...

Dec 12, 2014

'Catastrophic' Bangladesh oil spill threatens rare dolphins

An oil spill from a sunken tanker in Bangladesh is threatening endangered dolphins in the vast Sundarbans delta, officials warned Thursday, calling it an ecological “catastrophe.” The tanker was carrying an estimated 357,000 liters (77,000 gallons) of oil when it sank in the Sundarbans’ ...