Best of web: Osama was on herbal Viagra

Fifth wife claims Al Qaeda leader was not on kidney dialysis

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Osama bin Laden's fifth wife has claimed that the killed Al Qaeda leader was not on kidney dialysis, but used to take a herbal form of Viagra during his stay in his Pakistani compound.

According to media reports, bin Laden used to take the herbal impotence drug, Amal al-Sadeh. "He believed in his own medication," the wife said.

Osama Bin Laden wasn't on kidney dialysis - but he did need a herbal impotence drug.

The New York Daily News quoted the Yemeni woman as saying that her husband had fully recovered from two kidney surgeries a decade ago, and that he needed no dialysis before his death, but cured himself with his own regimen, which included watermelons.

In January 2002, then-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf had also claimed that the terrorist leader had probably already died of kidney failure, and that he needed to travel with two dialysis machines.

Now however, evidence from the medicine cabinet in Bin Laden’s hideout has revealed that he was not that weak as he was expected to be.

"He was neither weak nor frail," 29-year-old Sadeh said.

The medicines that were found in the compound reportedly included drugs to treat shingles, ulcers, nerve pain, high blood pressure, and Avena syrup, an extract of wild oats that is marketed as a natural "Viagra".

Twitter hits the UK ‘celeb’ injunctions

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A twitter user has claimed to have blown away the super- injunctions protecting secrets of five celebrities - by revealing their alleged identities to more than 68,000
people, according to The Sun.

The five, including a Premier League footballer and a leading actor, have paid a small fortune to get the legal gagging orders that stop newspapers and TV from revealing damaging secrets, including tawdry flings.

But a single user on the micro-blogging website has busted through the privacy screen by simply posting a series of messages allegedly naming the publicity-shy stars.

Media experts yesterday said the celebrities' lawyers seemed powerless to act - and the postings showed how super-injunctions could backfire.

The Twitter poster wrongly accused socialite Jemima Khan of winning a super-injunction to ban publication of compromising photos of her and Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

Jemima, 37, responded on Twitter by saying: "I've woken up trapped in a bloody nightmare.

"I hope the people who made this story up realise that my sons will be bullied at school because of it. Plus I'm getting vile hate tweets."

Yesterday Twitter users laid into the Premier League star who is hiding behind a privacy ruling after he had an affair with Big Brother star Imogen Thomas.

Mum says she killed son, but did not murder him

A mother killed her severely autistic son by strangling him with a belt after her marriage ended, a court heard yesterday.

According to The Daily Mail, Yvonne Freaney, 49, admits manslaughter but denies murdering her 11-year-old son Glen.

He died at a hotel near Cardiff Airport, South Wales, in May last year.

Freaney was taken to hospital with cuts to her arms and legs after Glen's body was found in a room at the Sky Plaza Hotel.

She appeared at Cardiff Crown Court wearing a black suit with her long grey hair resting on her shoulders as the prosecution case against her was outlined.

The court was told she had suffered from a long history of domestic abuse and self-harm.

Freaney, from Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, left her husband in March 2010, taking Glen with her and staying in a series of hotels in subsequent weeks.

During the months leading up to Glen's death the prosecution described a "build-up of pressure" on Freaney after her marriage came to an end and she was unable to find anywhere for herself and Glen to live.

Goddess on swimsuit enrages Hindus

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A fashion show has sparked a huge row after models wearing skimpy bikinis plastered with images of a Hindu goddess have enraged followers.

According to news.com.au, Australian swimwear label Lisa Blue sent its models down the catwalk at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week in Sydney last week, sporting bright swimsuits which had pictures of revered Lakshmi on them.

Hindus - who consider her to be the goddess of wealth, prosperity and fertility - were incensed at the deity's image being used in such a sexy way.

Demonstrators in Amritsar, in Punjab, took to the streets and burned the Australian flag in protest, waving photographs of the offensive swimsuit and demanding that all of the garments be recalled.

The label, whose headquarters are in Byron Bay, Australia, have since apologised and promised the creations will never be available for sale.

Pippa gets $5m adult film offer

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She’s been dubbed Her Royal Hotness so it's no great surprise Pippa Middleton is in demand.

Catherine Middleton's - aka the Duchess of Cambridge - younger sister caused quite a stir as she played the role of maid of honour in a slinky white Alexander McQueen dress at the royal wedding.

Her athletic body and shiny white smile have caught the attention of one of the main men in the adult film industry, and news.com.au reported that gossip site TMZ has stated that a major company is offering Kate's little sister a whopping $5,000,000 for just one scene in an adult film.

Vivid Entertainment honcho Steven Hirsch sent Pippa the letter, saying he thought she was the star of the royal wedding and that her "beauty and attitude" would make her a huge adult star.

The fact she had some semi-racy photos surface this week probably didn't hurt either.

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