Read more about the article Museum Conned Out Of EUR 40,000 By Dutch Fraudster
Breast star of the Polish White Eagle Order stolen from the historic Green Vault in Dresden, Germany, in November 2019. (Police Saxony/Newsflash)

Museum Conned Out Of EUR 40,000 By Dutch Fraudster

Museum chiefs trying to recover a EUR-110-million haul stolen in a heist were conned into handing a fortune in cash to a fraudster, prosecutors in Germany have revealed. The collection of fabulous gems dating back to the 17th century was stolen from the Green Vault museum in Dresden in 2019.…

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Read more about the article Woman Calls Estranged Mum After Quake But She Had Been Dead For Two Months
People stand outside building after an earthquake in Ancona, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. A woman called his 78-year-old mother, who lives in Ancona, to make sure she was fine after the earthquake but she did not answer because she had been dead for two months of natural causes. (Newsflash)

Woman Calls Estranged Mum After Quake But She Had Been Dead For Two Months

A woman who called to check on her estranged mum after an earthquake in Italy was horrified to discover that she had already been dead for two months. The women had earlier fallen out over a family split but when the daughter could not reach her mother on the phone…

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Read more about the article Customs Police Seize More Than 150 Mayan Treasures From American Travellers
Picture shows some of the pre-Hispanic Mayan pieces seized by police, undated. Stephanie Allison Jolluck, 49, and Giorgio Salvador Rossilli, 62, were arrested transporting 166 pieces Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (@PNCdeGuatemala/Newsflash)

Customs Police Seize More Than 150 Mayan Treasures From American Travellers

Two Americans have been arrested in Guatemala with 166 pre-Hispanic Mayan pieces in their vehicle and face artefact trafficking charges. The two suspects have been named as Stephanie Allison Jolluck, 49, and Giorgio Salvador Rossilli, 62. Picture shows some of the pre-Hispanic Mayan pieces seized by police. (@PNCdeGuatemala/Newsflash) They were…

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Read more about the article Airport Customs Dogs Bust Chinese Tourist Smuggling Smoked Bats In Suitcase
Photo shows dogs sniffing bags at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. A tourist from Kunming, China, was caught by sniffer dogs trying to smuggle animal carcasses into Thailand. (Department of Livestock Development/Newsflash)

Airport Customs Dogs Bust Chinese Tourist Smuggling Smoked Bats In Suitcase

A Chinese tourist has been busted smuggling smoked bats in a suitcase thanks to the acute sense of smell of airport customs dogs in Thailand. https://youtu.be/1OO7tWdJlnY Department of Livestock Development/Newsflash The unnamed tourist, who is reportedly from Kunming, a city in south-western China's Yunnan Province, was busted trying to smuggle…

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Read more about the article Taiwan Museum Denies It Tried To Cover Up Breaking Of Ming And Qing Dynasty Objects
Picture shows one of the broken artefacts, undated. Three cultural relics in the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan, were damaged. (National Palace Museum/AsiaWire)

Taiwan Museum Denies It Tried To Cover Up Breaking Of Ming And Qing Dynasty Objects

Butter-fingered museum worker drops and breaks a priceless China plate by opening a box the wrong way. The video was released as the director of Taipei’s National Palace Museum faces calls to step down after the institution delayed admitting to breaking three precious Ming and Qing dynasty artefacts, reportedly worth…

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Read more about the article Mum Imprisoned Baby Daughter For Seven Years
Image shows the house where the eight-year-old child was imprisoned, undated photo. She was kept locked in her grandparent's house by her mother Rosemarie G., 47, for seven years in the town of Attendorn, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. (Newsflash)

Mum Imprisoned Baby Daughter For Seven Years

A mother who imprisoned her daughter for seven years in a single room is facing up to 10 years behind bars in Germany. The victim - now 8 - is so weak from muscle loss that she cannot even climb a flight of stairs. She reportedly told investigators that she…

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Read more about the article Man Who Threw Paper Glider At Hiroshima Peace Memorial Could Face Fine And Jail
Picture shows the a paper airplane, undated. A man threw a paper airplane into the Hiroshima Victims Memorial Cenotaph, in Hiroshima, Japan, on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (Hiroshima City/CEN)

Man Who Threw Paper Glider At Hiroshima Peace Memorial Could Face Fine And Jail

Police in Japan are looking for a man who threw a paper aeroplane into the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. CCTV footage showed how a man launched the paper plane at the Memorial Cenotaph at around 3am on 28th October before calmly walking away. A man throws a paper airplane into the…

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Read more about the article Customs Cops Seize Gold Bars Trafficked In Game Controllers
Picture shows an x-ray of gold bars hidden in game controllers, undated. Customs officials seized gold with a total weight of around one kilogramme during an air freight inspection at Leipzig-Halle Airport, in Germany, on July 25, 2022. (Hauptzollamt Dresden/Newsflash)

Customs Cops Seize Gold Bars Trafficked In Game Controllers

Customs police have seized gold bars worth more than GBP 50,000 stashed inside wireless game controllers found after airport X-Ray checks. Picture shows gold bars hidden in game controllers, undated. Customs officials seized gold with a total weight of around one kilogramme during an air freight inspection at Leipzig-Halle Airport,…

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Read more about the article Serial Killer Looked Up Lethal Doses Online
Nurse Brenda Aguero, poses with unidentified woman, undated. She is accused of the death of at least five newborn babies between March and June of this year in Cordoba, Argentina. (Newsflash)

Serial Killer Looked Up Lethal Doses Online

A nurse accused of murdering five newborn babies and trying to kill eight more looked up lethal doses of potassium and insulin on the internet, said prosecutors in Argentina. Police found the deadly hunt in her computer search history after arresting suspect Brenda Aguero, who worked as a neo-natal nurse…

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Read more about the article Cops Seize Fighting Cocks Vet
Picture shows some of the rosters recovered during the operation, undated. Police arrested an unidentified veterinarian, 59, for animal abuse on rosters used for fights, in Valencia, Spain. (Newsflash)

Cops Seize Fighting Cocks Vet

A vet has been seized by police accused of illegally trimming and cutting the crests of more than 4,000 fighting roosters in Spain. The 59-year-old animal medic from Valencia - whose identity has not been disclosed by local media - was accused of document forgery and continued animal abuse. https://youtu.be/R5RhDjwaU6I…

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