Monthly Archive for January, 2007


The identities and whereabouts of the two boys who murdered a two-year-old boy ten years ago are to be kept secret for the rest of their lives, the High Court has ruled.


An unknown man brandishing a metal crowbar attacks American top figure-skater.


A female top tennis player is stabbed on court.


the former frontman of rock group Thin Lizzy dies 11 days after collapsing from a drink and drug binge.


A two-year-old boy was abandoned in the dense jungle. A colony of African Green monkeys came across him and adopted him as one of their own. He learnt their mannerisms, became adept at climbing trees and lived on a diet of fruit, nuts and berries for the next three years. A tribeswoman saw him scavenging for food with the chimps and reported it to the people in her village. For the last eight years, he has been taught to speak, has learned human ways – and as he began to utter his first words, it was discovered he had a fine singing voice.


An indigenous Indian tribe thought to have died out more than half a century ago is “resurrected” when about 250 people living on a remote mountain range near the border with Peru are identified as members of the long-lost Naua tribe. The tribe had been thought to have become extinct in the 1920s.


An Indian man has been living in a tree for the past 15 years despite passionate appeals by his mother to return home.


A Cambodian girl who disappeared aged eight was found after living wild in the jungle for 19 years. She disappeared while tending buffalo on the edge of the jungle. Her father identified her through scars; she was “half-human and half-animal” and could not speak any intelligible language.