Bull poses as shop mannequin before going on rampage
BRAZIL: A bull on the run in Brazil ended up in a clothes shop apparently posing as a shop mannequin, reports UK daily Metro.
The bull, which managed to smash through the front windows, was one of a number of animals that had escaped from a transportation truck following a traffic accident.
Shoppers in Sao Jose do Rio Preto were surprised to see the animal standing in the clothing store's window looking like a peculiar mannequin, the paper said.
Video shows how local residents gathered round the outside of the store as they prepared to capture the beast.
A shop assistant was found hiding in the bathroom while the bull was inside the store.
Although the bull wasn’t in a china shop it managed to cause some damage as it smashed through the glass frontage to escape.
Driver swerves to avoid rabbit, ends up in swimming pool
AUSTRIA: A driver who swerved to avoid a rabbit in the road made a splash landing when she sailed through a garden hedge into a swimming pool, reports UK daily Metro.
Martina Boller told police in Grafenwoerth, Austria, she had to brake and steer suddenly when she realised the bewildered bunny wasn't going to move.
One firefighter was quoted by the daily as saying: 'She managed to land exactly in the pool which would have been quite a stunt if she'd meant to do it.
'Apart from being very wet and very embarrassed the driver was not hurt,' the daily said, quoting the firefighter.
Two dogs ban for Chinese families
CHINA: China has slapped a ban on families owning more than one dog to try and stop its mutt population from rocketing.
Shanghai, the country's largest city, brings in the rule tomorrow and hopes it will help curb the spread of rabies, reports The Sun.
Shanghai has 800,000 dogs, but only 140,000 of them are officially registered - due to hefty £186 costs.
Starting Sunday, the annual fees drop to between £8 and £46, depending on where they are housed live.
The change in rule has left dog owners worried about their faithful friends, the paper said.
S. Korean man staged bomb blasts to cash in on stocks
A South Korean man staged two minor bomb attacks with homemade explosives in Seoul last week in an attempt to cash in on stock investments by affecting market sentiment, police said Sunday.
The 43-year-old man surnamed Kim, arrested in connection with bomb blasts in Seoul train station and at an express bus terminal Thursday, invested in financial products that allow him to gain when markets fall, police said.
"He invested 50 million won (ê46,000) this month...and said he believed bomb explosions will send stock markets falling, given the concerns (of terrorism) after Osama bin Laden's death," a police officer on the case told reporters.
Kim, an ex-convict who served four years in jail for robbery until last July, lost more than 300 million won in stock investments earlier this year, he said.
"We see no intention of political terror here... the suspect was just trying to affect market sentiment," said the Seoul police.
South Korea's main stock market, the KOSPI, dropped 2.03 percent to close at 2,122.65 points on Thursday.
Kim hired two other men to buy explosive materials and put the time bombs made with butane gas canisters in luggage lockers at the main public transport hubs in the capital city.
No casualties were reported from the blasts that occurred about 30 minutes apart on Thursday morning and caused minor damage.
The rare explosions prompted a nationwide search of major public transport hubs involving police commandos and sniffer dogs.
The three suspects were arrested on Saturday after police examined footage from surveillance cameras and traced origins of explosive materials left at the scenes.
Acts of terrorism are extremely rare in South Korea, although North Korean agents have in the past carried out terror attacks on South Koreans overseas.