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Police action in 2015 serial killer case could have prevented 8-year-old Zainab Ansari's rape and murder in Kasur, Pakistan, Lahore High Court said.
A video showing what happens when a spider egg hatches has gone viral on Facebook. Dozens of baby spiders crawl out of their egg to haunt us forever.
The fatality occurred during the controversial sport of Jallikattu, in which bulls are released into an arena and young men try to cling onto them without being thrown off.
Japan claims that a Chinese vessel spotted last week near the contested Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands was a nuclear-powered attack submarine.
North and South Korea plan to send joint ice hockey team to Winter Olympics in Seoul. North Korean delegation also includes an orchestra.
Makar Sankranti marks the winter solstice and the transition of the sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn. Devotees also thank Surya the sun god for the coming harvest season.
Lava flowed at least half a kilometer (less than half a mile) down a gulley from the crater and on Monday morning, ash clouds appeared mid-slope, said Renato Solidum, head of the volcano institute.
The court heard that before the attack on the puppy, Claire Elizabeth West had received a series of troubling messages from her ex-boyfriend and his new partner.
The term was first coined on Twitter by @pixelatedboat in June 2016 and has gone on to represent something that is loved by the internet before being criticised and discarded.
Mexican restaurant Carlos Cantina uploaded a photo of the bill on their Facebook page saying "To the table of 6 boys that walked out tonight, You forgot to pay. Please come back."
Grant Phillips said he feels sad for the people that they need to take the time out of their daily lives to track me down or to leave nasty comments on social media.
The stricken ship had been listing for over a week and now official admit there is 'no hope' of there being any survivors.
The airport police said that they received a call saying a "pregnant" woman has been detained on suspicion of carrying smuggled goods.
The police are also scanning CCTV footages from nearby businesses to piece together the couple's final moments.
In the video filmed by Kate Rogers, Bismark can be seen moving back and forth before eventually eating the beached groper fish.