In the headlines
Argentina’s vice-president has narrowly survived an assassination attempt after the gunman’s weapon jammed. Former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, currently on trial for corruption, was returning home after a day in court when the assailant aimed the firearm at her head and pulled the trigger (see video below). Foreign Office officials enjoyed a “£50,000 boozy jolly” on the PM’s official jet, says The Sun. The 700-mile “sightseeing” trip on Wednesday, which took off and landed at Stansted, saw civil servants cruise over the Lake District while being “served a fancy meal with a selection of alcoholic drinks”. People are being urged not to wee on jellyfish stings, says the Daily Star, after a new poll revealed that millions of Brits mistakenly believe it stops the pain. The confusion probably stems from a Friends episode in which that method is used. “You shouldn’t believe everything you see on TV,” says top jellyologist Jack Willans.