WELLINGTON (AFP) - A terrified New Zealand burglar handed himself in after breaking into a darkened house and bumping into a hanging corpse, waking neighbours with his blood-curdling screams, police said on Thursday.
SYDNEY (AFP) - A radio station at the centre of a prank call targeting Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine that led to the suicide of a nurse is trying to block further investigation of its actions, Australia's communications watchdog said on Thursday.
MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - Tropical Storm Barry, the second of the Atlantic hurricane season, strengthened as it churned towards Mexico on Wednesday, threatening to bring heavy rains to oil and power installations near the country's Gulf coast.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Children have been removed from an orthodox Mennonite community in Canada where adults have been charged with assaulting youngsters using items such as cattle prods and leather straps.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A cat caring for four newborn kittens is nursing an orphaned week-old pit bull puppy in Cleveland.