Odd But True

California man jailed 16-years for killing 21 cats


A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has sentenced a 26-year-old California man to 16 years in prison for killing 21 cats, some of which he lured from people’s homes. Robert Roy Farmer pleaded guilty last year to 21 felony counts of animal cruelty and one count each of misdemeanor battery and being under the influence. The cats began mysteriously ...

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Man deported to Ghana ‘because he is not gay enough’

The pair have been in a relationship for two years (Picture: Facebook/Jurgen Hendrickx)

A man was allegedly deported from Belgium this week ‘because he wasn’t gay enough’. Boyfriend Jurgen Hendrickx issued a public plea for help on Wednesday after Festus was sent to Ghana – where homosexuality is illegal. The pair, who met on a dating app in Antwerp in 2015, have been in a relationship for two years. However Mr Hendrickx said ...

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Man becomes first British Muslim in gay marriage amid death threats


A gay man from the West Midlands has become the first Muslim to wed in a same-sex marriage. Jahed Choudhury, 24, grew up feeling ostracised by the Muslim community because he was gay and was even sent on a religious pilgrimage to change his sexual orientation. Two years ago, following a lifetime of bullying, Mr Choudhury considered taking his own ...

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Jealous husband blindfolds then maims wife to stop her from pursuing a degree

Hawa Akhter is seen in a hospital in Dhaka on 15, December 2011. Bangladesh police said December 15 they would press charges against a migrant worker accused of cutting off most of his wife's hand after she started studying for a college degree without his permission. Rafiqul Islam tied up his 21-year-old wife, taped up her mouth and then cut off the five fingers of her right hand just hours after he had returned from the United Arab Emirates, police chief Mohammad Salauddin said. AFP PHOTO/ STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A jealous husband is facing life in prison after chopping off his wife’s fingers because she began studying for a degree without his permission. Rafiqul Islam, 30, blindfolded his wife Hawa Akhter, 21, and taped her mouth, telling her he was going to give her a surprise present. Instead he made her hold out her hand and cut off all ...

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Rape victim jailed for 30 years because baby was stillborn


A teenager who survived rape before giving birth to a stillborn baby in a bathroom has been jailed for 30 years. The 19-year-old was locked up in El Salvador because her child died during her pregnancy. Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz has been sentenced for ‘aggravated homicide’. The ruling is part of staunchly conservative laws on abortion held by the Central ...

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Mexican mayor marries crocodile in bizarre ceremony


A Mexican mayor has married a crocodile in a bizarre ceremony as part of an age-old tradition to ‘bring luck’ to local fishermen. The female crocodile – known as ‘The Princess’ – was baptised on Thursday then subsequently dressed in a custom-made wedding dress and had her jaws clamped shut for the big day on Friday. She also wore a ...

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Ugandan women warned not to show cleavage


Uganda’s Ministry for Public Service has told public servants to dress “decently”, and has warned women not to show their cleavage. In a circular, it says women are not allowed to wear dresses or skirts that are above the knees, sleeveless blouses or any clothing made out of see-through material. The privately owned Observer newspaper has tweeted the order: “Women’s ...

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Man’s fingertip bitten off at Sydney wedding reception

Police speak with people outside the venue in Sydney

A man has been arrested after allegedly biting off a wedding guest’s fingertip at a reception in Sydney. The 42-year-old intruder walked into the private function at a pub on Saturday night and tried to steal handbags, the venue said. When guests confronted him, a scuffle broke out and he severed a 47-year-old man’s fingertip, according to police. The intruder ...

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Mentally disabled woman stripped, shaved and lynched in India


This is the horrific moment a woman is tied to a tractor and beaten to death by a mob – after she was accused of being a child kidnapper. Mentally disabled Otera Bibi, 42, had been living with her parents but wandered from her home to a nearby village in West Bengal, India, last Tuesday. Otera stopped inside the wooden ...

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‘An orgasm left me paralyzed’, woman explains


A mom has revealed how having sex with her husband led to her having a stroke that left her permanently paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Lucinda Allen, 38, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, a small town 125 miles northwest of London, found herself on the brink of death after she was hit by an excruciating headache after climaxing with her ...

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