US soldier gets world’s first penis and scrotum transplant

US soldier gets world’s first penis and scrotum transplant

Image copyright Johns Hopkins Medicine Image caption Dr Andrew Lee (second from left) and his team at Johns Hopkins University A team of US doctors has successfully carried out the world’s first total transplant of a penis and scrotum. Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, performed the operation on a soldier who had […]

Police use stun gun on American Airlines passenger

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Canadian lynched in Peru as locals accuse him of murder

Canadian lynched in Peru as locals accuse him of murder

Image copyright Facebook/Sebastian Woodroffe Image caption Sebastian Woodroffe went to Peru to learn from indigenous plant healers, a friend said Officials in Peru are investigating the lynching of a Canadian man in the remote Amazon region of Peru. Police found the body of Sebastian Woodroffe, 41, on Saturday buried near where an indigenous spiritual healer […]

Nashville Waffle House: James Shaw denies heroism

Nashville Waffle House: James Shaw denies heroism

Media caption‘I was completely doing it to save myself”: James Shaw Jr disarmed the gunman A customer who wrestled a gun from a naked attacker who killed four people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday has described his deed as a “selfish act”. James Shaw Jr was hailed as a hero by […]

Canadian accused of murder is lynched in Peruvian Amazon

Canadian accused of murder is lynched in Peruvian Amazon

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Olivia ArĂ©valo’s murder has sparked outrage in the Peruvian Amazon A Canadian man was lynched in the Peruvian Amazon, after he was accused by members of an indigenous community of killing a local spiritual leader. Police found Sebastian Woodroffe’s body after video of his lynching on Friday was shared on […]

Environment prize goes to Flint water activist

Environment prize goes to Flint water activist

Image copyright Goldman Prize Image caption Lead levels in Ms Walters’ home were found to be seven times acceptable limits The founder of a citizens’ movement that helped expose the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is one of the recipients of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. Nearly 100,000 residents of Flint were left without safe […]

Meet the man who’s survived a snake, bear and shark attack

Meet the man who’s survived a snake, bear and shark attack

Image copyright Dylan McWilliams They say bad luck comes in threes, and for Dylan McWilliams, a 20-year-old from Colorado, that has unfortunately proved true. The young outdoorsman has survived his third bloody brush with the animal kingdom – a shark attack while body boarding off the coast of Hawaii. “It’s kind of crazy,” Dylan told […]

Verne Troyer: Mini-Me Austin Powers actor dies aged 49

Verne Troyer: Mini-Me Austin Powers actor dies aged 49

Media captionWatch Verne Troyer as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films Verne Troyer, who is best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, has died at the age of 49. Troyer, who was 2ft 8in (81cm) tall, also played Griphook in the first Harry Potter film. “It is with great sadness and incredibly […]

Naked gunman kills four in Nashville Waffle House

Naked gunman kills four in Nashville Waffle House

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police examined the scene for clues A nude gunman has killed four people at a Waffle House in Nashville in the US state of Tennessee, police say. The man burst into the restaurant at 03:25 (08:25 GMT) in the suburb of Antioch and opened fire, reportedly with a semi-automatic rifle. […]

Naked gunman kills three in Nashville Waffle House

Naked gunman kills three in Nashville Waffle House

Image copyright Nashville Police Department Image caption The shooting occurred in the small hours of Sunday in a suburb of Nashville A nude gunman has killed three people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, police say. The man burst into the restaurant at 03:25 (08:25 GMT) in the suburb of Antioch and opened fire […]