Crazy World: Denied a touchphone, boy kills self

And how a Top Gear stunt went horribly wrong

INDIA: Peer pressure turned fatal for a 11-year-old in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

A boy committed suicide because his parents refused to buy him a touchscreen mobile phone.

The boy's friend had recently acquired an expensive touch phone and had brought it to school to show it off among friends.

The boy wanted one of those expensive gadgets as well. When he demanded that his parents buy him a touchphone, his mother told him that he would never get one.

Upset over being denied a touchphone, the grade seven student went inside his room and hung himself from the fan using one of his mother's saris.


Minor son axes father to death

INDIA: A 17-year-old boy has been arrested by the police for killing his father in the Indian state of Gujarat.

The victim was involved in a dispute with his brother, reports The Times of India.

After the altercation was over, the son clubbed his father to death with an axe. Ironically, the uncle informed the police about the incident involving his brother and nephew.

The murder weapon has also been recovered by the police.


Man's hand chopped off over $6 loan

INDIA: A man claims his hand was chopped off when he could not pay back a loan of Rs300 (about $6) to man in his village in the Indian state of Bihar.

When the victim asked for more time to repay the loan, he was asked by the loan shark to work for a couple of contractors, reports Asia One.

When he refused to do so, he was beaten up by some men and one of them chopped off his right hand.

The police officials have refused to file an official complaint so far and have threatened the victim with dire consequences if they went public with their story.

Top Gear stunt goes horribly wrong

KOREA: During the filming of an episode of Top Gear Korea, things went off the script when the crew lost control of their chopper.

The crew was using the helicopter to capture a speeding Corvette, reports Herald Sun.

Cameraman Steve Esparaza, who was on the ground, taped the helicopter nosediving before crashing into the ground in a cloud of dust.

He turned off the camera thinking he did not want to capture what he would see next. However, he got the shock of his life when he saw both the pilots walking away from the crash. Not only that, they also remembered to switch off the engine.

Watch the YouTube video below.

Porn moghul offers $1 million for dirt

US: Larry Flynt placed a full page ad in the Washington Post on  Sunday claiming he would offer up to $1 million to anyone who can dish up dirt on American government officials.

This is not the first time that the Hustler publisher has sought scandalous tidbits on politicians, reports Herald Sun.

About 14 years ago, Flynt had placed a similar ad in The Post, when the scandal involving then US President Bill Clinton and his intern Monica Lewinsky had broken out.

The ad reads as... "Do you have information about infidelity, sexual impropriety or corruption concerning a current United States senator, congressperson or prominent government official?" the ad asks. "Can you provide documented evidence of your claims? Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine will pay you up to $1 million if we choose to use your material and publish your verified story."



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