Toilet http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34071/all en TEXT-Pistorius affidavit at Pretoria bail hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/text-pistorius-affidavit-at-pretoria-bail-hearing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRETORIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Following are the central extracts of the court affidavit of Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last week.</p> <p>The affidavit was read out in Pretoria magistrates court by the head of Pistorius' defence team, Barry Roux.</p> <p>- By about 2200 on Feb. 13 we were in our bedroom. She was doing yoga exercises and I was in bed watching television. My prosthetic legs were off. We were deeply in love and I could not be happier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/text-pistorius-affidavit-at-pretoria-bail-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bathrooms Oscar Pistorius Politics Reeva Steenkamp Toilet Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:30:04 +0000 5759956 at http://www.globalpost.com Supreme Court upholds acquittal of mom who left newborn baby in Walmart toilet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130517/supreme-court-rule-case-mom-who-left-newborn-baby-walmart-to <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the acquittal of a Saskatchewan woman who gave birth in a Walmart bathroom stall and left the newborn in a toilet.</p> <p>In a 5-2 split decision, the court ruled in favour of April Halkett, who was found not guilty in June 2009 of abandoning the baby boy two years earlier in the store in Prince Albert, Sask.</p> <p>Halkett testified at trial that she didn't know she was pregnant and left the store because she thought the child was dead. A store manager later pulled the baby from the toilet and he survived.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130517/supreme-court-rule-case-mom-who-left-newborn-baby-walmart-to" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquittal April Halkett Architecture Bathrooms Business Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan Halkett Hospitality Law Politics Toilet Toilets The Canadian Press Fri, 17 May 2013 08:46:09 +0000 5839989 at http://www.globalpost.com Newborn baby saved after being thrown down toilet in China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130528/newborn-baby-saved-after-being-thrown-down-toilet-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, May 28 (EFE).- Chinese emergency management services saved a newborn baby who had been thrown down the toilet at a home in the eastern province of Zhejiang, state television said.</p> <p>A video on CCTV showed the infant finally rescued two hours after being located in the toilet pipe just 10 centimeters (4 inches) in diameter.</p> <p>Residents in the building alerted police after hearing the baby crying on Monday, a Zhejiang daily said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130528/newborn-baby-saved-after-being-thrown-down-toilet-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Toilet Agencia EFE Wed, 29 May 2013 02:16:14 +0000 5847828 at http://www.globalpost.com China toilet fall baby leaves hospital: state media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130530/china-toilet-fall-baby-leaves-hospital-state-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A new-born boy was released from hospital five days after his mother accidentally dropped him down a toilet pipe while giving birth to him, state media said on Thursday.</p> <p>The baby from Jinhua in the eastern province of Zhejiang "left the hospital Wednesday evening in the care of his relatives", the official Xinhua news agency reported.</p> <p>His mother, grandparents and purported father will take care of him, it cited local officials as saying, adding that the father plans to test his paternity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130530/china-toilet-fall-baby-leaves-hospital-state-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bathrooms Toilet AFP Thu, 30 May 2013 09:15:58 +0000 5848572 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela, facing shortages, seizes toilet paper factory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/venezuela-facing-shortages-seizes-toilet-paper-factory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Venezuela's leftist government said Saturday it temporarily seized a major toilet paper factory hoping that it can end troublesome shortages of the staple personal care item. </p> <p>"The temporary occupation of Manpa (Manufactora de Papel) is aimed at verifying that toilet paper industry production, marketing and distribution" are all in line with state policies, Vice President Jorge Arreaza said on Twitter, without indicating how long the takeover would last.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/venezuela-facing-shortages-seizes-toilet-paper-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bathrooms Business Environment Health Politics Toilet Venezuela AFP Sat, 21 Sep 2013 23:47:44 +0000 5940903 at http://www.globalpost.com Flushmate expands recall of toilet parts that can burst, shatter tank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140123/flushmate-expands-recall-toilet-parts-can-burst-shatter-tank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Watch out for exploding toilets.</p> <p>Flushmate, the maker of a high-pressure flushing system sold at Home Depot and Lowe's, is expanding its recall of the parts, because they can burst near a seam with force enough to shatter the toilet tank.</p> <p>The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Thursday that the company is recalling 351,000 units in the U.S. and about 9,400 units in Canada of the Series 503 Flushmate 111 Pressure Assist flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks that were made from March 2008 through June 2009.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140123/flushmate-expands-recall-toilet-parts-can-burst-shatter-tank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Architecture Bathrooms Toilet The Canadian Press Fri, 24 Jan 2014 01:19:57 +0000 6051525 at http://www.globalpost.com Court sees photos of Pistorius's blood-splattered home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140313/court-sees-photos-pistoriuss-blood-splattered-home <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Graphic photos of Oscar Pistorius's blood-splattered home were presented at his trial on Thursday, with the prosecution arguing that the nightmare scene showed he and Reeva Steenkamp fought before she died.</p> <p>The prosecution used grizzly police pictures and testimony from Colonel Giliam van Rensburg to follow a trail of blood from the entrance hall where Reeva Steenkamp's lifeless body lay covered, up the stairs to the toilet where she was shot. </p> <p>In the blood-soaked bathroom a pistol lay wrapped in a grey towel beside an iPhone.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140313/court-sees-photos-pistoriuss-blood-splattered-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Toilet AFP Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:50:23 +0000 6094766 at http://www.globalpost.com Court sees photos of Pistorius's blood-splattered home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140313/court-sees-photos-pistoriuss-blood-splattered-home-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Graphic photos of Oscar Pistorius's blood-splattered home were presented at his trial on Thursday, with the prosecution arguing that the nightmare scene showed he and Reeva Steenkamp fought before she died.</p> <p>The prosecution used grizzly police pictures and testimony from Colonel Giliam van Rensburg to follow a trail of blood from the entrance hall where Reeva Steenkamp's lifeless body lay covered, up the stairs to the toilet where she was shot. </p> <p>In the blood-soaked bathroom a pistol lay wrapped in a grey towel beside an iPhone.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140313/court-sees-photos-pistoriuss-blood-splattered-home-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Toilet AFP Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:50:23 +0000 6094767 at http://www.globalpost.com Pistorius trial - key points from day 18 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140408/pistorius-trial-key-points-day-18 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An emotional Oscar Pistorius broke down in court as he recounted killing Reeva Steenkamp after he shot, on the second day of testimony in his murder trial.</p> <p>Here are details of Tuesday's proceedings:</p> <p>- Pistorius broke into loud sobs as he described finding the mortally wounded Steenkamp in the toilet cubicle after he shot her.</p> <p>"I sat over Reeva and I cried. I don't how long I was there for," he testified while his voice broke.</p> <p>"She wasn't breathing," he said shaking with loud sobs that prompted an early adjournment for the day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140408/pistorius-trial-key-points-day-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Business Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Toilet AFP Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:34:12 +0000 6116247 at http://www.globalpost.com Overwrought Pistorius describes shooting girlfriend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130908/top-syrian-diplomat-visits-ally-russia-strikes-loom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A sobbing Oscar Pistorius described the moment he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp claiming he fired four shots "before I knew it", he told his murder trial on Tuesday.</p> <p>The sprinter wept so uncontrollably as he recounted the events of the fateful night that it forced the adjournment of his trial until Wednesday.</p> <p>Trembling and overwrought, the champion athlete described rushing and stumbling toward his bathroom with a gun in the dead of night on Valentine's Day 2013 after hearing a suspected intruder.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130908/top-syrian-diplomat-visits-ally-russia-strikes-loom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Reeva Steenkamp Technology Toilet AFP Mon, 09 Sep 2013 03:25:52 +0000 5928102 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian mistook cockpit for toilet, triggering hijack scare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140428/australian-mistook-cockpit-toilet-triggering-hijack-scare-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Chris Nusatya and Morag MacKinnon</p> <p>JAKARTA/PERTH (Reuters) - An Australian passenger mistook the cockpit door for the toilet, triggering Friday's hijack scare on a Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, police said.</p> <p>Matt Lockley told Bali police after his arrest that he banged on what he thought was the toilet door for a last-minute bathroom break before the Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed. .</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140428/australian-mistook-cockpit-toilet-triggering-hijack-scare-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lockley Matt Lockley Toilet Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:38:51 +0000 6132659 at http://www.globalpost.com COPY: Australian mistook cockpit for toilet, triggering hijack scare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140428/australian-mistook-cockpit-toilet-triggering-hijack-scare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Chris Nusatya and Morag MacKinnon</p> <p>JAKARTA/PERTH (Reuters) - An Australian passenger mistook the cockpit door for the toilet, triggering Friday's hijack scare on a Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, police said.</p> <p>Matt Lockley told Bali police after his arrest that he banged on what he thought was the toilet door for a last-minute bathroom break before the Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed. .</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140428/australian-mistook-cockpit-toilet-triggering-hijack-scare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lockley Matt Lockley Toilet Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:38:28 +0000 6132657 at http://www.globalpost.com