Eardrum ruptured in romantic kiss
CHINA - A young woman has partially lost her hearing after her boyfriend ruptured her eardrum during an excessively passionate kiss recently. The 20-something girl went to hospital completely deaf in her left ear.
CHINA - A young woman has partially lost her hearing after her boyfriend ruptured her eardrum during an excessively passionate kiss recently. The 20-something girl went to hospital completely deaf in her left ear. "The kiss reduced pressure in the mouth, pulled the eardrum out and caused the breakdown of the ear," a doctor surnamed Li from the hospital was quoted as saying. The woman's hearing would likely return to normal after about two months, Li said.
First Lady sues over nude images
FRANCE - French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is suing a fashion chain for selling bags emblazoned with nude images of her. The former model is demanding 125,000 euros (sh328.2m) in damages. Bruni-Sarkozy, 40, rose to fame as a model before becoming a pop singer. Public interest in her has surged since her whirlwind romance with President Nicolas Sarkozy, whom she married in February, less than three months after they met. The couple has repeatedly gone to court over image issues, attracting criticism that they are too focused on trivial matters.
Man with Sex Herb executed
CHINA - The leader of a bogus scheme for breeding ants to make aphrodisiacs (foods that increase sexual performance) has been executed for conning investors out of 3 billion yuan (sh681b). Court ordered Wang Zhendong to be killed for fronting a bogus project that meant taking a concoction from ants and herbs. He promised investors returns of 35 to 60%. Of those who pumped in money, one committed suicide after realising he had been duped. Others are said to be suffering depression.
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