Today in history- 'Al Capone'. 1930s Chicago Finest.

On this day October 17th in 1931, gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000, signalling the downfall of one of the most notorious criminals of the 1920s and 1930s.
Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1899 to Italian immigrants. He was expelled from school at 14, joined a gang and earned his nickname "Scarface" after being sliced across the cheek during a fight. By 1920, Capone had moved to Chicago, where he was soon helping to run crime boss Johnny Torrio's illegal


Why Your Pupils Get Larger WhenYou’re High On Drugs?

If you where a Science Student back in Secondary school you would probably remember these from your science classes, your pupils dilate as a way of responding to changes in light. The darker it gets, the larger your


Woman offers breast-feeding service to gay parents

A woman has posted an offer on a French website to breast-feed babies of homosexual male couples for 100 euros ($130) a day, stirring up media interest just weeks after a divisive same-sex marriage law was passed.

The post, which the website said it verified as genuine and legal, reads: "I am a young mother in perfect health, a trained nurse of 29, and I am renting my breasts to milk-feed infants."

The offer, addressed to male homosexual couples who can marry legally


50 Cent pleads not guilty in domestic violence case

Rapper Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson has been accused by an ex-girlfriend of kicking her and ransacking a bedroom
Rapper 50 Cent entered a not guilty plea to domestic violence and vandalism charges in a Los Angeles County court Monday.

The 37-year-old artist -- whose real name is Curtis Jackson -- was ordered to return to the Van Nuys, California, courtroom on September 4 for a pretrial hearing for one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism, according to a court spokeswoman.


'World War Three' speech →Queen Elizabeth

Relations between the Soviet Union and the West had become so tense 30 years ago that British officials drew up a speech for Queen Elizabeth to deliver to the nation in the event of a nuclear war, newly released archives showed on Thursday.

In the speech, the monarch was to urge Britons to remain united and resolute in the face of the "madness of war."

Written by government officials, the hypothetical speech was part of a secret exercise designed to prepare Britain for the threat of a possible World War Three, but

Muslim Referee Stops Football Match to Break Ramadan Fast

One of the odder stones in recent days comes from Senegal where a referee stopped a game to break his Ramadan fast.

The game between Casa Sport and Yeggo was half-an-hour old when referee Ousseynou Gueye suspended play so his officials could have a drink and eat on the gde of the pitch. Despite being heckled by spectators, Gueye finished his snack before resuming.


Real Babies given away as gift on a live talk show

Pakistani television is screening what many call its most controversial content yet in a ruthless quest for ratings: a talk-show host who gives away babies live on air.

Aamir Liaquat Hussain, a bespectacled 41-year-old with a neatly trimmed beard, gave away two abandoned infant girls to childless families last month and plans to give away a baby boy this week.

"If we didn't find this baby, a cat or a dog would have eaten it," Hussain proclaimed during one broadcast, before presenting a tiny girl wrapped in pink and red to her new parents. The audience erupted with applause.

Hussain is one of

Johannesburg apologizes to Mandela for billing blunder

The City of Johannesburg apologized to Nelson Mandela and his family on Monday for mistakenly posting a non-payment notice on the former South African president's house warning him his electricity was about to be cut off.

The city, which has faced a barrage of complaints from residents for bungled bills, said the notice

Rivers State Lawmaker, Chidi Lloyd Sues Nigerian Police N50billion For ill Treatment

Chidi Llyod, the Leader of Rivers House of Assembly wants to sue the Nigerian Police ₦50 Million for inhuman treatment while in their custody.
The Embattled Rivers State law maker Chidi Lloyd claims he was blindfolded, battered and tortured by the Nigerian police and for that, he wants N50 billion as compensation.

His legal team made this known today after Chidi Lloyd was granted bail by a Rivers State high court. The presiding judge also ordered that the majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly should not be rearrested by the police.

The case was adjourned till August 12th.