Crime

Kanye designed sneakers stolen at knifepoint

A 22-year-old man had advertised a pair of Adidas 'Yeezy' 750 triple black SD sneakers online for $1,100.

He arranged to meet a prospective buyer in Johnson Park at Dulwich Hill, at 7:30pm on Monday.

The buyer tried on the shoes before pulling a knife from his backpack and forcing the seller to leave the park empty-handed.

Police said the thief may also be responsible for another theft earlier in the night.

The seller of a jacket, advertised for $1,000 online, organised to meet a prospective buyer in the nearby Arlington Light Rail Station.

Madang residents fed up with crime

The protesters included landowners of Sisiak and residents of Brahim, Panim, Beon Mausrot, the corrections facility, Furan and Sisiak Village.

Banners and placards held by the frustrated group publicly carried their demands of a safer community and better road conditions.

School students and teachers joined in the march to Jomba Police Station as well.

Attempts to contact PPC Jacob Singura failed, but reliable sources say the petition also informs PPC Singura of a sit-in protest scheduled for this Friday.

"It was like rape": Women in Japan tricked into pornography

Conmen promising fortune and fame trick young women into signing modelling contracts, then later threaten them if they do not do what they ask.

Kurumin Aroma, 27, was one of them.

She dreamt of one day becoming a TV star or a musician.

When she was approached on the streets of Tokyo by a man who offered to give her a start in modelling, she thought she would take a chance.

Manchester attack: How mums and dads helped their kids escape the carnage

At least 22 people were killed and 59 others taken to hospital after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Manchester Arena.

Europe correspondent Steve Cannane spoke with a number of parents who described the harrowing scenes as they tried to usher their children to safety.

'I saw two little girls screaming with no parents'

Manchester attack: First victims named

Twenty-two people were killed and 59 others injured when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of people streamed out of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

Many of the victims were teenagers or children who had been seeing the pop superstar perform.

Among them was eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.

'Santa' robs US bank after handing out candy canes

Memphis police said the thief initially appeared to be spreading Christmas cheer.

"At approximately 10:00am, a lone male wearing a Santa mask entered the Memphis City Employee Credit Union," police said in a statement.

"Once inside, the male handed candy canes to several employees and customers and wished them a merry Christmas."

The man then approached the teller and handed her a note demanding money, police said.

After obtaining the cash, the thief fled.

Italy: Public masturbation not a crime

The decision came down from the Italian Supreme Court -- La Corte di Cassazione -- in the case of a 69-year-old man, identified only as "PL," who was caught masturbating in Catania, a city on Sicily's east coast.

The man was convicted in May 2015 after he performed the act in front of students on the University of Catania campus, according to documents filed with Supreme Court. The man was sentenced to three months in prison and ordered to pay a fine of €3,200 (around $3,600).

Students warned against committing crime

Year 12 legal studies students of Mainohana Catholic Secondary school in Bereina, Central Province were issued the warning by Criminal judge of 16 years, Justice Panuel Mogish. 

Justice Mogish warned the students against drinking and cult activities and also committing crimes that are normally committed by adults during the court user forum in the station on Friday.