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100 dogs in Canada killed after business slows

February 2, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Animal Care & Pets, Crime, Home & Family, News and Society, Society

WHISTLER (British Columbia) – ABOUT 100 sled dogs, some badly maimed and writhing in pain, were killed and dumped in a mass grave after bookings dropped sharply for a tour operator following the 2010 Winter Olympics. The gruesome event was described in documents awarding compensation to a worker who claimed post-traumatic stress disorder after having …

China CCTV Tries to Pass Off ‘Top Gun’ Clip as Military Drill. LOL

Beijing has lately stepped up its campaign against the country’s “fake news” scourge, with the General Administration of Press and Publications putting pressure on news organizations to dismiss journalists suspected of doctoring their stories. Ironically, the latest example of alleged news fakery comes from China’s own state broadcaster, CCTV. In a development that could further …

US mum shoots, kills kids for ‘talking back’

TAMPA (Florida) – THE army officer’s wife who authorities say killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with them talking back and being mouthy did not appear in court Saturday because she’s being treated at a hospital for an unknown condition. Authorities say Julie Powers Schenecker was taken to Tampa General …

Thai undertaker jailed for hiding 2,000 foetuses

BANGKOK – A THAI court has jailed an undertaker for 20 years for helping to hide 2,002 illegally aborted foetuses discovered in a Bangkok temple last year, an official said on Thursday. Suchart Phumee was initially sentenced to two months for each of the corpses after pleading guilty to two charges of concealing the bodies …

S. Korea seeks military talks with N. Korea next month

January 27, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Crime, Military, Politics, Society

SEOUL – SOUTH KOREA on Wednesday proposed holding working-level military talks with North Korea next month, in what would be their first dialogue since the North’s deadly bombardment last November. The defence ministry said it sent a message to the North suggesting a meeting on February 11 at the border truce village of Panmunjom. The …

Former property agent pleads guilty to cheating, forgery

January 26, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Crime, News and Society, Society

SINGAPORE: A former property agent pleaded guilty on Wednesday to offences including cheating and forgery. Thirty-eight-year-old Anika Priyadharshini pleaded guilty to offences involving S$183,556.29. She originally faced 69 charges, but 44 of them were taken into consideration while two others were withdrawn. She even cheated two of her clients of S$58,800, a district court heard …

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