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Saturday 16 December 2017

Man 'wanted to try getting shot in leg'

A NEW York man asked his friend to shoot him in the leg because he wanted to know what it felt like.

Police said 25-year-old Shawn Mossow gave in to his friend's repeated requests and shot him once in the right leg with a 22-calibre rifle. Mr Mossow was charged with reckless endangerment.

Just one cornetto for my lovely dog

ITALIAN dog-lovers have produced an ice cream especially for their pets. The gelato contains no milk, eggs or sugar, which are harmful to dogs.

Flavours come in vanilla, rice and yoghurt, and a serving costs €1.90.

Facebook to allow app subscriptions

FACEBOOK is allowing app developers to charge subscription fees, in addition to existing one-time payments, for games and other applications on its site.

Facebook said the subscription feature will be available in July. The changes open up a new revenue stream for developers as well as for Facebook, which takes a 30pc cut from all payments on its site.

School in a daze after hypnotism

A PRIVATE girls' school in Quebec says a student was left in a four-hour trance and several others in a daze following a hypnotism demonstration.

Quebec's College Sacre-Coeur acknowledged that it should have taken the activity more seriously. Thirteen more students also complained of nausea and headaches, and the hypnotist's mentor had to be called in to snap the girls out of it, school officials said.

Cannibal suspect moved to hospital

A MARYLAND judge has ordered a cannibalism suspect to be transferred to the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital for a competency evaluation, prosecutors said.

Alexander Kinyua (21), of Joppatowne, was also charged with first-degree murder. Kinyua, a US citizen originally from Kenya, told investigators last month that he killed 37-year-old Ghanaian man Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie and ate his heart and brain.

Chef's appetite for campaign is lost

JAMIE Oliver claims he has "lost faith" in the government as a result of his ongoing battle over nutritional standards in schools.

The chef has already been at loggerheads with the UK's Education Secretary Michael Gove over the failure to extend the regulations to 'Academy' schools.

Irish Independent

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