Russia: After struggling with an attacker over her handbag 22-year-old office worker Julia Popova has walked home unaware that she was bleeding and had a knife buried deep in her neck.
When she arrived home her parents did notice the knife and sought urgent medical aid. Doctors were able to surgically remove the kitchen knife without incident despite it being perilously close to her spinal cord.
"Shock had kicked in and her body prevented her from feeling any pain. She simply walked home without feeling the knife in her back," said a member of the medical staff.