A photo of a Washington State firefighter administering oxygen to a baby hamster with a minuscule makeshift breathing tube has melted hearts on Twitter with its message that no life is too small to save.
Two asylum seekers have been severely beaten and abused by security guards in a German town. The police compared the brutal actions to those committed by US guards in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, against the prisoners.
With thousands of flights canceled in two days at the second busiest US air hub, aviation authorities say they will need another two weeks to fully restore the Chicago air control center which was crippled by fire after sabotage by an employee.
Six people, including two children died after their car fell into a monster sinkhole in the middle of the highway near the Crimean capital of Simferopol. The hole appeared to be 6 meters deep and 8 meters wide.
Over 30 people are feared dead near the erupting Ontake volcano in central Japan, police reported. The volcano started erupting on Saturday, sending ash clouds down the mountain’s slope for more than 3 kilometers.
A huge overnight fire at an oil refinery on the Italian island of Sicily sent hundreds of panicked residents fleeing the area, fearing the fire could spread to residential buildings. The fire was reportedly seen miles away.
Anti-terror police raided a London sweet shop on Thursday morning that they suspected had links with radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary. But instead of bombs and jihadist literature, all they found was “sweets, ice cream and Indian food.”
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet was forced to make an emergency landing at Glasgow Airport on Friday after a fire alert prompted its pilot to request the urgent stop. The aircraft had been en route from Chicago to Warsaw.
A six-year-old boy who was left alone in a Moscow apartment fell out the window on the 16th floor, reportedly when he was trying to see his parents outside. The boy has survived, but is in critical condition.
An Indian school student has been attacked and killed by a white tiger at a New Delhi zoo. The young man jumped over security barriers before falling over five meters into the tigers’ enclosure, where he was mauled to death.