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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

When acne kills: “An acne pill banned in parts of Europe has been linked to the deaths of seven British women. The latest data from the UK’s medicines regulator reveals that during the past three years, seven women in the UK have died while taking the drug, and there have been 83 reports of suspected side effects such as depression and hair loss. Six of the deaths were attributed to blood clots or other vein blockages and one was as a result of a fall. None of the deaths or side effects has been directly attributed to the drug, but all have been reported to the MHRA through its ‘yellow card’ scheme, which allows doctors and patients to record suspected drug reactions. Last month, regulators in France, where the pill is also prescribed as a contraceptive, announced they were suspending the use of Dianette after data linked it to the deaths. The European Medicines Agency, which regulates medicines across Europe, has also launched a review of its safety. Charlotte Porter, 17, died in March 2010 of a deep-vein thrombosis after taking Dianette for acne.”

Disneyland rabbit loses it: “A video has surfaced showing Disneyland’s ‘White Rabbit’ character getting physical with two young sisters and cursing at them after the girls pulled his fake tail. In the video recorded by the girls’ father, teenager Alexis Carlos tugs on the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ character’s costume tail as he appears to be entertaining other children. Then her sister, 14-year-old Jocelyn, takes a turn. The White Rabbit then swings around and walks briskly over to Jocelyn, where the teen said he held her by the arm and the neck. ‘He told me,”Don’t you ever do that again or I will call security, and tell your stupid friend to stop doing it too,”‘ Jocelyn told ABC10 News. ‘He told me, “Don’t even start your s**t with me” and then turned around and pushed my sister out of the way,’ Jocelyn said. The character is seen shoving someone at the end of the video.”

Gopher rider, 60, ‘wielded axe, threw explosives’ in bizarre city rampage: “A 60-year-old man who allegedly was wielding an axe and throwing small explosive devices from his gopher has been arrested in the city this morning. About 2.30am, the man allegedly rode past a group of units in Sturt St on his motorised ‘gopher style’ scooter and let off an explosive device at the front door of one of the apartments, police say. He also allegedly threatened the victim with a small axe before riding away. There was no substantial damage caused to the units. Police searched the area, and located the man on his Gopher in Whitmore Square. The 60-year-old Adelaide man was arrested and charged with arson and aggravated assault, and has been refused bail.”

Out-of-hours Swedish police turn away murder suspect: “A 45-year-old man wanted in connection with the 2011 killing of a gang leader in Malmö tried to turn himself in on Monday, only to be told that the local police station was closed. He has been on the run since a warrant was issued for his arrest just days after the November 2011 killing of the 31-year-old leader of the Brödraskapet Wolfpack gang (‘The Wolfpack Brotherhood’). But when the suspect finally showed up at a Malmö police station on Monday night to turn himself in after nearly 15 months at large, he was amazed by the response he received, the Sydsvenskan newspaper reported. Upon ringing the bell on the door shortly after 6pm, he was informed that the police station was closed. “Closed? I’m suspected of murder and a wanted man – you guys really want to get ahold of me,” he said into the intercom. But instead of being let in to the station, he was instead directed to another police station. When he had made his way there, he was placed under arrest”

Do not store bullets in oven: “A young woman trying to make an evening snack ended up at the hospital Monday night after a round of ammunition exploded inside an oven, police said. Eighteen-year-old Aalaya Walker just wanted some waffles. What she didn’t know was that her friend Javarski “JJ” Sandy, 25, had placed a magazine from his .45-caliber Glock 21 in the oven. It’s unclear why he would do that. Walker preheated the oven shortly after 9 p.m. She heard an explosion a short time later. She picked fragments of at least one round from her chest and leg. She rode the bus to St. Anthony’s Hospital, where she met with officers. They sought out Sandy, who was at his apartment in the 200 block of 24th St. N. He stated that he does not have a temperature gauge on the oven so he estimates the temperature based on how far the knob is turned,” an officer wrote in a report. “I observed that the inside of the oven was damaged.” Police described Walker’s wounds as “superficial.” They did not make any arrests.”

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