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Woman misled court over pain

A WOMAN deliberately exaggerated the nature of her injuries sustained in a road accident, a judge has said.

Mr Justice Michael Peart said housewife Adjoua Salako had "deliberately sought to mislead the High Court".

He made his comments when he dismissed an action for damages by Ms Salako (34) of Hayworth Mews, Ongar, Dublin 15. She had sued Stephen O'Carroll of Huntstown Rise Blanchards-town, over a road traffic accident at Blanchards-town Corporate Car Park on October 2, 2008.

Following the ruling counsel for Ms Salako said that they intended to appeal.



Sharon shows brain activity

NEW tests on comatose former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon show significant brain activity.

A team of scientists at Ben-Gurion University said Mr Sharon responded to external stimuli.

He was shown pictures of his family and listened to recordings of his son's voice while undergoing a special brain imaging scan.

The university said "significant brain activity was observed, indicating appropriate processing of these stimulations".



No consensus on drink limit

LITTLE agreement exists between countries on what is considered safe or sensible alcohol consumption, a comparison of drinking guidelines has found.

Psychologists from the University of Sussex looked at advice on drinking in 57 countries, including all 27 EU member states.

Dr Richard de Visser and Nina Furtwangler found a "remarkable lack of agreement" about what constitutes harmful or excessive alcohol consumption.



New species of predator found

PREHISTORIC bones discovered more than a century ago have been revealed as a new species of ocean predator.

The partial skeleton, including a jawbone and teeth, has been identified as belonging to a group of crocodiles that were similar to dolphins.

The specimen was found in a pit near Peterborough in the early 1900s.