A BUDDING saleswoman has launched legal action after she was left with a crushed vertebra during a recruitment drive.
Cilo Almansa, 24, from Mataro, Spain, said she applied for a job as a cleaning products salesperson in October 2012.
The three-day selection process involved competitive games, including one in which about $90 of cash was left in the middle of a room for whoever could get to it first. Ms Almansa was crushed in the stampede, but she says that was just the start of her mistreatment.
NATION: POLICE ALMOST GAVE UP ON MORCOMBE CASE
— A letter reveals that just four years ago police had all but given up on finding Daniel Morcombe and his killer and called for the investigation to be deemed a “cold case”.
— The Australian Federal Police have dropped an investigation into Schapelle Corby’s possible deal with Channel Seven.
— The number of Australian workers downing tools has quadrupled for the first three months of the Abbott Government.
— A Tasmanian man has admitted jumping onto the back of an invalid pensioner and riding him across his front yard during an argument.
— Three teenagers who staged a mock ATM mugging to post on YouTube got more than they bargained for when a passer-by — thinking it was a real robbery — broke one of their noses.
Watch as a fake robbery prank goes wrong.
WORLD: MH370 THEORIES DEBUNKED, BUT STILL NO ANSWERS
— Missing flight MH370 did not fly on after disappearing from radar and Chinese photos showed no wreckage, Malaysia says. As to what actually happened, they still don’t know.
— Oscar Pistorius sobbed as a close-up photograph of the body of Reeva Steenkamp was accidentally shown to the courtroom.
— Records show that a retired cop who reportedly shot a man for texting in a movie theatre had sent a text to his own son moments before.
— Two teen girls were charged after allegedly torturing an autistic boy with a knife and forcing him to perform a sex act on an animal while they filmed him.
— Rescuers have been working in gusty winds and freezing temperatures as they pull more bodies from the rubble of two New York apartment buildings.
— A bus driver waiting at a bus stop was killed after an attacker threw a hand grenade into his lap.
— A woman who put her cat in the microwave as punishment for attacking her goldfish has been jailed for 14 weeks.
— Pope Francis has marked one-year since his election at a quiet retreat, far from the adoring crowds and controversies of the Vatican.
— The youngest Briton to fight in WWI was just 12 years old — but his identity remained unknown to his family for almost a century.
— Pollution in China has become so bad that one major company is offering its employees extra “pollution pay” to relocate to the country.
— A pregnant woman can ban a baby’s father from the delivery room during the birth, a judge has ruled
— A dead Indian guru has been in a deep freezer for nearly six weeks with followers confident he will return to life to lead them.
SHOWBIZ: ROGEN SLAMS ‘OBNOXIOUS’ BIEBER
— There may be a civil war brewing in Canada after Seth Rogen laid into fellow countryman Justin Bieber.
— Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are said to be “living separate lives” after less than a year of marriage.
— The sexual lyrics of
Honky Tonk Women
were apparently too much for China, with Mick Jagger saying the song was “vetoed” from a concert there.
— See what you started Ellen? Now Joan Collins and her famous mates have recreated the famous Oscars selfie.
mdash; Joan Collins (@joancollinsobe) March 12, 2014
SPORT: LEGAL WOES FOR FOOTBALL STARS
— Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has been found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to three years, six months in prison.
— Former Manchester United star Eric Cantona has been arrested and cautioned for assaulting a man in London.
— A hat-trick of penalty corner goals from Nick Budgeon helped Australia to a resounding 7-0 win over China in the opening match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup men’s hockey tournament.
— Hurling a 20kg curling stone across the ice is always a challenge, but the wheelchair version of curling is even trickier.