In brief: Potion will cure AIDS, says Gambia
GAMBIAN President Yahya Jammeh said that dozens of HIV/AIDS patients in the tiny West African state have been cured using his secret concoction of boiled herbs.
Jammeh first announced he had found a natural remedy to cure AIDS in 2007, stirring anger among Western medical experts who claimed he was giving false hope.
Doctors remove teen's stomach
BRITISH surgeons removed a teenager's stomach to save her life after she drank a cocktail made with liquid nitrogen during a night out with friends, police said.
Gaby Scanlon complained of breathlessness and gastric pain before being rushed to a hospital in Lancaster where she was diagnosed with a perforated stomach.
Car boot shrub is giant pot plant
AN elderly couple innocently bought a shrub at a car boot sale and wound up growing the biggest cannabis plant Bedford police had ever seen.
Police were astonished when they saw the enormous plant and tweeted their discovery, saying: "Seized today. Elderly couple bought shrub at car boot sale, tended carefully -- biggest cannabis plant we had seen."
Fake cop tries to get free fast food
A MAN posed as a police officer with a fake gun and badge to demand free fast food at a McDonald's in Florida.
Joseph Pineda told staff he deserved a meal as he had just come from a job and did not have his wallet. The real police were called and the 33-year-old was charged with impersonating an officer.