Astate court in Frankfurt, Germany, awarded 3,000 euros — about $4,200 — to Magnus Gaefgen, 36, on his claim that during a 2002 police interrogation, officers “threatened violence” against him if he did not disclose what he knew about a missing 11-year-old boy who was later found dead.
In 2003, Gaefgen was convicted of the boy’s murder and is serving a life sentence, but the court nevertheless thought he should be compensated for his “pain and suffering.”
The British recreation firm, UK Paintball, announced that a female customer had been injured after a paintball shot hit her in the chest, causing her silicone breast implant to “explode.”
The company recommended that paintball facilities supply better chest protection for women with implants.
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The Moscow, Russia, newspaper, Moskovsky Komsomolets, reported that a local woman’s life had been saved by her “state-of-the-art” silicone breast implant.
Her husband had stabbed her repeatedly in the chest during a domestic argument, but the implant’s gel supposedly deflected the blade.
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