US woman jailed over cocaine in high heels

US woman jailed over cocaine in high heels

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE Image caption Cocaine was found inside Denise Marie Woodrum’s shoes and other items A US woman who said she was tricked by a fake internet suitor into smuggling drugs into Australia has been jailed. Denise Marie Woodrum, 51, was arrested at Sydney Airport last year after border officials found cocaine…

Saudi woman activist ‚faces death penalty’

Saudi woman activist ‚faces death penalty’

Image copyright Twitter/@IsraaAlGhomgham Image caption Israa al-Ghomgham’s supporters have released a photograph showing her as a young girl Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has reportedly sought the death penalty for five activists, including the female rights defender Israa al-Ghomgham. Human Rights Watch said they recently went on trial at a terrorism tribunal on charges including „participating…

Man ‚kept woman in cave’ for 15 years

Man ‚kept woman in cave’ for 15 years

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Indonesian police published this photo of the cave Police in Sulawesi, Indonesia say they have freed a 28-year-old woman who was held captive in a cave for 15 years by a village shaman. The 83-year-old man is alleged to have kidnapped the woman when she was 13, and brainwashed…

First woman wins world yacht race

First woman wins world yacht race

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWendy Tuck: „It’s a great day for sailing”Australian Wendy Tuck has become the first female skipper to win the Clipper round-the-world yacht race. Thousands watched her team return to Liverpool, nearly a year after 12 yachts set out from the city. The 53-year-old told the Australian Daily…

US woman jailed for collecting seashells

US woman jailed for collecting seashells

Image copyright FWC Image caption It is not illegal to take the shells, if they do not contain the still-living mollusc A Texas woman visiting Florida’s Key West on holiday has been jailed after she took some seashells from the beach. Diana Fiscal-Gonzalez, 30, was arrested by a Florida Fish and Wildlife officer after she…

The British woman killed by nerve agent reportedly sprayed it on her wrists because it looked like perfume

The British woman killed by nerve agent reportedly sprayed it on her wrists because it looked like perfume

The British woman who was killed by the nerve agent novichok was exposed by unwittingly spraying perfume laced with the substance onto her own wrists, according to a new interview. Dawn Sturgess sprayed the odd-smelling substance onto herself shortly before displaying symptoms of nerve agent poisoning, according to Matthew Rowley, the brother of Sturgess’s partner.…

A Chinese woman who poured ink over a Xi Jinping poster has been missing for 2 weeks, and her father reportedly detained

A Chinese woman who poured ink over a Xi Jinping poster has been missing for 2 weeks, and her father reportedly detained

Dong Yaoqiong livestreaming herself defacing a poster of Xi Jinping in Shanghai, China, on July 4.Hua Yong/Twitter A Chinese woman has been missing for two weeks after posting a video of herself pouring black ink over a poster of President Xi Jinping. Dong Yaoqiong posted the video of her protest on July 4 and hasn’t…

Woman accused of acting as Russian agent

Woman accused of acting as Russian agent

Image copyright Facebook/ Maria Butina The US government has charged a 29-year-old Russian woman with conspiracy to act as a Russian government agent while infiltrating political groups. Maria Butina had developed close ties with the Republican party and had become an advocate for gun rights, according to US media reports. The charges are not related…

Woman rescued week after SUV cliff plunge

Woman rescued week after SUV cliff plunge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Hernandez survived by drinking water at a nearby creek A US woman whose vehicle plunged off a California cliff has been found alive a week after she was reported missing. Angela Hernandez, 23, survived by using the hose from her jeep’s radiator to siphon water from a creek, Monterey…