Friday 23 February 2018

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.

Irish Independent

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