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U.K. first aid demo for kids goes wrong as 'victim' gets injured

It's rather a given a first aid demonstration is supposed to be about how to help someone who gets injured. Not about actually injuring someone. But the best laid plans....
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

6.6-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville

Sydney - A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island on Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.The quake, scaled back from an initial reported magnitude of 6.
In the Media by AFP

Lady Gaga posts painful selfie after getting wisdom teeth yanked

Given Lady Gaga has over 40 million twitter followers it must be the most viewed I-got-my-wisdom-teeth-pulled photo in history. The Fame Monster tweeted out the photo after visiting the dentist Thursday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Munich creates 6 Urban Naked Zones for nudists to sunbath in buff

If you're visiting the German city of Munich you have the choice of experiencing it naked while still in the public eye. That's because Munich city council has created 6 zones in which it's okay to strip and be nude.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Florida man says he killed baby son so he could keep playing Xbox

Florida police have charged a man who they say suffocated his infant son to death to stop the child from crying in order to keep playing Xbox. Citrus County Sheriff's spokesperson Heather Yates said Cody Wygant is charged with third-degree murder.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Twelve sherpas killed on Mount Everest avalanche, 3 more missing

A tourism ministry official in Nepal, Krishna Lamsal, reports an avalanche early Friday morning on Mount Everest has killed at least 12 Nepalese guides. Another 3 guides, also called 'sherpas', are missing and believed to have died in the avalanche.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Study shows fitness trackers help older people lose weight

A study from Wake Forest University in the U.S. shows the use of fitness trackers helps older people to lose weight. The researchers worked with 48 obese persons from 65 to 79 for ten months.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Man taking selfie as train goes by, kicked in head by conductor

I'm not sure this is the most riveting piece of footage but it is one of the oddest results of a selfie you'll see. It's a video of a man, Jared Michael, posted on YouTube, getting kicked in the head as he attempts to take a selfie as a train passes by.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

South Korea hopes 'air pockets' keeping some in sunken ship alive

It may not be much to hope for but officials leading the efforts to rescue missing ferry passengers, most of them high-school students, are hoping "air pockets" in the sunken ship are keeping some alive. As many as 268 are still missing.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Search for plane debris on ocean surface ending

Perth - Authorities investigating the still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 say their search for debris floating in the Indian Ocean is ending and efforts will shift to the seabed.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

Perth - The mini-sub searching for missing flight MH370 has reached record depths well beyond its normal operating limits, officials said Friday as it dived on its fifth seabed mission.
In the Media by Greg Wood (AFP)

The hunt for MH370: Search area has been 'significantly narrowed'

On Saturday it will be six weeks since the disappearance of Malaysia flight MH370 but there is a chance it will be found by then. Searchers are buoyed in their belief they are close by an examination of pings heard to date conducted by the U.S. Navy.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 19 comments

William and Kate tour Australian town ravaged by bushfires

Valley Heights - Survivors of last year's devastating Australian bushfires met with Prince William and his wife Catherine on Thursday as the royal couple visited the Blue Mountains.
In the Media by AFP

Portland dumps 38 million gallons of water after man pees in it

The city of Portland has emptied out a water reservoir that had been full of 38 million gallons of the city's drinking water. Why? Because video surveillance caught a 19-year-old man urinating into the water.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

Study finds couples who sleep close together are happier

A study from the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K. polled 1,000 people about how they sleep with their partner. The study found that the closer couples slept to one another, the happier they are.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has dementia, can't peform again

Aussie rock band AC/DC has been about long enough they're near 60 or beyond and long enough a band member has come down with dementia. Malcolm Young, 61, is having issues consistent with the disease, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Study of young marijuana users' brains shows abnormalities

An American study on young people who use marijuana up to 4 times each week has found their brains show abnormalities that could indicate cognitive problems. The study was published in the Wednesday issue of the 'Journal of Neurosciences.'
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 10 comments

Mini-sub completes first full mission in hunt for Malaysian jet

Perth - A mini-submarine hunting for wreckage of a missing Malaysian airliner has completed its first full mission at the third attempt, officials said Thursday, as seabed data it retrieved was being analysed.
In the Media by Greg Wood (AFP)

Ship sinks, hundreds missing in South Korean ferry tragedy

Reports from South Korea are contradictory but it now appears that up to 300 passengers, most are high-school students, are unaccounted for on a ferry that sank Wednesday. Only four are confirmed dead but that number is expected to rise.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

BHP boosts iron ore output and lifts production guidance

Sydney - Global mining giant BHP Billiton raised its fiscal year iron ore production outlook for a second time this year on Wednesday after seeing a better-than-expected jump in output for January-March.
In the Media by AFP
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