LOVE-MISSION: A romantic commuter has plastered the underground with ads for a girl he fell in love with at first sight.
Smitten Nicolas Le Marecha asked her for directions on a Bucharest tube train a month ago and has been searching for her ever since.
The French engineer has even hired an artist to draw a picture of his Romanian brief encounter girl.
“She had dark brown hair, brown-to-black eyes, five feet seven inches tall, not too thin, not too fat.
She is absolutely beautiful. She is a ray of light I always think of,” said Nicolas, (35).
His ad – posted on every tube station in the city – says: “Are you her? We met in the subway, Friday May 16.
I boarded at Pacii and you guided me to Unirii. Please get in touch. My name is Nicolas. Pacii.email@example.com.”
But so far luckless divorcee Nicolas has drawn a blank.
“I only want to know her better. I feel something is missing from my life since I last saw her,” he said. â€“â€“Ananova.
STRIPPER: A teenage girl is causing uproar in China by posting scantily-clad pictures of herself to raise money for the earthquake appeal.
The 19-year-old, who calls herself Xiao Yun, said it was her way of doing her bit for the victims, reports the Information Times.
She lives in Beijing but is originally from Sichuan province where the earthquake hit and wanted to encourage more people to donate.
“Itâ€™s encouraging to see people donating to help – I will release more photographs of myself to encourage more people to donate,” she wrote online.
“I am still a student, so I am doing my part in my way. I just want to give something back to my hometown.”
Her forum thread has had more than a million hits in just a few days as she keeps posting more pictures with more than 100 now online. â€“â€“Reuters.
ELECTION: Romanian villagers re-elected a dead man as their mayor because they preferred him to his living opponent.
Neculai Ivascu, (57), had run the village of Voinesti since 1990, but died from liver disease just after voting began.
But he still won the election by a margin of 23 votes, reports the Daily Telegraph.
“I know he died but I donâ€™t want change,” one resident told Romanian TV.
The Central Election Bureau kept the poll open because “the law does not foresee such a situation”, a spokesman said.
Ultimately, election authorities awarded the post to runner-up Mr Dobrescu, of the ruling National Liberal Party.
Some villagers and members of Mr Ivascuâ€™s powerful opposition Social Democrat Party have demanded a new vote. â€“â€“Reuters.
BOUNCE-OFF: A York family believe their trampolining pet dog has bounced over their garden fence to freedom.
Staffordshire bull terrier Harveyâ€™s disappearance has left a little girl heartbroken, reports the Northern Echo.
Owner Laura Kidson, (27), said: “The fence isnâ€™t all that high but he couldnâ€™t get over it on his own and must have used the trampoline to bounce himself into my neighbourâ€™s garden and get out.
“Heâ€™s something of an escape artist and he has got out before but not for a long time and we were just starting to think that heâ€™d stopped all that.”
Miss Kidson, said her four-year-old daughter Chloe Beattie was heart-broken.
“I got him just after I had Chloe and she loves him. I hope no-one has picked him up off the street to sell him.”â€“â€“Ananova.