BANGKOK — A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.
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KATHMANDU, Nepal — A convenience store worker from Connecticut scaled Mount Everest on Friday for a seventh time, breaking her own record as the most successful female climber of the world’s highest peak, expedition organizers said.
DARWIN, Australia A 72-year-old man told rescuers he threw spanners and spark plugs to keep crocodiles at bay after a crocodile capsized his boat in a northern Australian creek and his friend drowned, an official said.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Marine Corps says it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in one of the iconic images of World War II after two amateur history buffs began raising questions about the picture.
KRNJACA, Serbia — She has wide brown eyes, rosy cheeks and thick black hair. Her name is Serbia Merkel al-Mustafa.
Serbia for the country where she was born just a few days ago, Merkel for the leader of Germany, where her Syrian refugee parents want to go in their desperate attempt to escape the war at home.
ATLANTA — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton is playing “the woman’s card” has drawn intense backlash, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media.
CHANHASSEN, Minn.—Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home yesterday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist.
He was 57.
LONDON — Most people send a card, call, or post on Facebook for someone’s birthday, but President Barack Obama went the extra mile on Friday thousands of miles, actually to deliver 90th birthday greetings to Queen Elizabeth II over lunch at Windsor Castle.
CHICAGO — Jack McCullough awoke a few months into his life sentence for the 1957 slaying of an Illinois schoolgirl as his cellmate plunged a shank fashioned from a toothbrush into his face, eventually dislodging his eye.
CHINO, Calif. — Leslie Van Houten stood before the California panel that would soon recommend her parole as a slight woman with shoulder-length grey hair, a wrinkled face and glasses, a far cry to from the rebellious teen she was when she joined the cult of Charles Manson more than 40 years ago and helped kill a wealthy grocer and his wife.