Saturday 23 September 2017

In brief: Wyclef Jean shot on election trail

Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean has been released from a hospital in Haiti after being shot in the hand while campaigning in yesterday's presidential election for Michel Martelly.

Yesterday's election gave Haiti's 4.7 million voters a choice between the favourite Mr Martelly (50) and former first lady Mirlande Manigat.

Famous goalie to run for office

The former Colombian goalkeeper, Rene "El Loco" Higuita, has announced plans to stand for political office.

He intends to run for mayor of a municipality near Medellin. In the 1990s, Higuita was one of football's most colourful characters and was perhaps best known for inventing the "scorpion kick" he used to make a save against England in 1995.

Sumo wrestler in marathon task

A 28 stone 13lb American sumo wrestler is trying to officially become the heaviest person to finish a marathon.

Kelly Gneiting is said to have completed the Los Angeles Marathon in 2008 in 12 hours, but didn't alert Guinness. Now he's taking part in another LA marathon, and plans to have it certified.

Hoff has hots for popular Pamela

David Hasselhoff has confessed to a secret crush on 'Baywatch' co-star Pamela Anderson.

The Hoff told chatshow host Piers Morgan he wished he had managed a fling with her but was prevented from doing so by "other men''.

Design firm 'drove me to depression'

A top manager for design house Elie Tahari is demanding $2m (€1.4m) for "anguish" and "depression" he says was caused by driving to sadly unstylish New Jersey on a weekly basis.

Thomas Horodecki, who works as a manager for Tahari's Saks Fifth Avenue shop, alleges his supervisor, forced him to travel to New Jersey at least once a week as part of his assignment to co-ordinate six retailers there.

Eggs boiled in urine on the menu

China is hoping one of its oldest customs will go global -- with the mass market of eggs boiled in the urine of young boys. In Dongyang, Zhejiang province, the dish has long been considered a delicacy and health food.

Irish Independent

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