A five-year-old girl was fined $200 by a council for selling 50p cups of lemonade to festival goers.
The girl's father Andre Spicer said his daughter had set up the stall in Mile End, east London, while thousands of music fans were on their way to the Lovebox Festival at the weekend.
Mr Spicer said his daughter burst into tears and told him "I've done a bad thing".
Tower Hamlets Council...
An Indian musician played the guitar on the operating table to help doctors treat involuntary muscle spasms in his fingers.
Abhishek Prasad was asked to play every time doctors "burnt" a circuit in his brain to treat what is commonly known as "musician's dystonia".
The condition causes painful spasms, twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures.
Mr Prasad told the BBC that he...
A British environmental charity built a full-sized boat from plastic bottles that washed up on the country's beaches to raise awareness of pollution.
Surfers Against Sewage built the boat on a beach in Marazion, England, from thousands of bottles collected from various beaches around Britain.
The group said the boat -- dubbed Boaty McBottleface in honor of infamous research vessel name...
A Pennsylvania judge Thursday sentenced a couple to up to seven years in prison for "gifting" their daughters to a man who then sexually abused the girls.
Bucks County Judge Jeffrey Finley sentenced Daniel Stoltzfus and Savilla Stoltzfus each to seven years in prison after they pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges.
Daniel Stoltzfus, 44, is eligible for parole after serving three and...
Police in Florida said a man who identified himself as a drug dealer called to report cocaine had been stolen from his vehicle.
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office received a call from 32-year old David Blackmon, who said someone stole cash and a baggie of cocaine from his center console.
" told the responding deputy that someone entered his car while it was parked at 400 Ed Street and stole...
Diners at a Chinese restaurant were filmed ignoring rising floodwaters around their table while enjoying a hot meal.
The video, filmed Thursday at a restaurant in Changchun, Jilin Province, shows a table of diners with their feet up on the benches of their booth enjoying a hotpot meal despite the water rushing around them.
The camera pans through the restaurant, showing a few other...
A Florida man out on bail for a manslaughter charge went to Las Vegas and won more than $100,000 laying in a poker tournament, according to reports.
Paul Senat, 37, placed 70th at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, which was good enough to be in the top 1 percent of players, and collected $100,444, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Tournament officials described Senat as a...
A North Carolina man whose heart stopped for about 40 minutes has paid tribute to the emergency workers who brought him back from the dead.
John Ogburn, 36, suffered a cardiac arrest while working on his laptop near his Charlotte home on 26 June.
Two police officers who happened to be nearby began CPR on the father-of-three within a minute of the 911 call.
They took turns resuscitating Mr...
Have you ever ignored your spouse's text messages? Be warned: it could be used against you in court.
A woman in Taiwan has been granted a divorce, using the "Read" indicators on the Line messages she had sent to her husband as proof that he had been ignoring her.
The app showed he had opened the text messages, but didn't reply to any of them.
A judge ruled in her favour earlier this...
A baboon in Zambia has tampered with the cables at a power station in the south of the country leaving 50,000 people without electricity.
It caused the blackout on Sunday morning by climbing into the power station and pulling at the lines.
The baboon survived the "massive electric shock" that would have killed a human being, a power company spokesman said.
A person would also have been...