BANGKOK: An elephant in northern Thailand went berserk Wednesday, killing his "mahout" keeper before running off into the jungle with three terrified Chinese tourists still on his back, police said.
LOS ANGELES: A Southern California man who picked up a rattlesnake to pose for a photograph was badly hurt when the reptile bit him on the hand, a Los Angeles television station reported.
TEXAS: A 20-year-old East Texas man jumped into a quickly arranged marriage after a judge told him last month he had a choice of getting hitched or spending 15 days in jail on an assault charge.
INSLINGTON: An unusual spectacle was witnessed on one of the London streets when an Uber driver become embroiled in a fist fight with his own passenger.
LOUISIANA: A teenager from Louisiana in southern region of the United States will require surgery after being attacked by a group of men who had harassed her while she was wearing a bikini.
NEW DELHI: An Air India plane was forced to return to New Delhi two hours into a flight to Milan on Thursday after a "suspected rat sighting" in the cabin.
HONG KONG: A Hong Kong woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months in jail Thursday after a court found her guilty of using her breast to bump into a police officer during a chaotic protest.
MELBOURNE: A woman who had regular sex with her daughter's 12-year-old friend and fathered his baby was Monday jailed for up to six years, with the judge saying she took away his childhood.