• Do you agree with the controversial cyanide mining at Rosia Montana?
  • show result

    all polls

Cosmo and Nanu - Aliens


Alive by a Whisker: Kitten Thrown Down the Rubbish Chute

Kathryn Quinn

This lucky kitten missed death by a whisker when it was chucked 120ft down a rubbish chute at an apartment block in Berlin, Germany.

The helpless moggie was found by the block's janitor when he went to empty the bins.

"I heard this very soft mewing and I thought I was hearing things.

"Then I saw these little eyes peering out of the darkness and I managed to coax her out," he explained.

The young puss - now being cared for at an animal refuge - is recovering from minor scrapes and shock.

"She was very lucky and certainly used up one or two of her nine lives.

"And she probably wouldn't be here today if the janitor hadn't heard her before the dustmen collected the bins," said a spokesman.

"Whoever did this ought to be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. Animals aren't trash that you can throw out when you're tired of them," they added.

Tag cloud block  bins  puss  trash  Kitten  scrapes  hadn  refuge  janitor  Animals  wouldn  aren  cared  animal  spokesman  recovering  coax  ought  collected  dustmen

Latest News


Policeman Beating Girl, 13, Divides Romania
A Romanian police officer has resigned after a video that has split the country showed him beating a 13-year-old girl in custody who was part of a gang of convicted killers that preyed on the elderly.

Granny Spinner Likely To Escape With 30 GBP Public Order Fine
The Romanian teenager who grabbed a terrified woman and spun her around in the middle of a street for a "joke" is likely to escape with a 30 GBP fine - because his victim is too terrified to file a complaint.

National History Museum shows ancient gold coins returned from UK
The Romanian National History Museum in Bucharest has exhibited a rare collection of ancient gold coins that had vanished and have now been returned from the UK where the customs had held them.

Romanian woman gives a birth for free in Serbian hospital and then leaves a baby
Hospital staff in the northern Serbian town of Pozarevac where shocked when a Romanian woman entered there, gave birth and then secretly left abandoning the baby.

Arctic opens a new fridge production line in Gaesti
Romanian company Arctic has opened a new fridge production line in the town of Gaesti in the south of the country.

Romanian businessmen discuss cooperation with Oman
Businessmen representing Romanian companies will stay in Oman for two days discussing possible ways of cooperation between the two countries.

Serbia is a homeland of vampires, not Romania, claims American journalist
An American journalist has revealed the homeland of vampires is Serbia, not Romania.

Simona Halep wins a tournament in Sofia
Romanian tennis star Simona Halep has won the WTA tournament in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

Emil Constantinescu meets president of Azerbaijan
Former President of Romania Emil Constantinescu has met the president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Baku

Architect of Romanian Parliament Palace dies
The Architect of the Parliament Palace in Bucharest has died.


The most popular stories –
last 7 days

Friends and Partners

Cosmo and Nanu - Hey Cool