Welcome to Global Quickies! Here’s your weekly dose of international news:
UK / SIERRA LEONE / GAMBIA
Two women facing deportation from the UK are at risk in their countries of origin because they refuse to do FGM on girls.
Same subject, different news story: Nobody has ever been convicted for FGM in the UK.
NPR interviews the author of the documentary The Abominable Crime about homophobia in Jamaica.
President Robert Mugabe says in political rally that he “will chop off the heads” of homosexuals.
“Possessed” pig has attacked 25 cows and killed 2 in the past month. Some witnesses claim they have seen it fly.
Liberal activist sentenced to 7 years in prison and 600 lashes for setting up a liberal network and insulting Islam.
University of Madras cancels a lecture on feminist reforms in Islam by Amina Wadud after the police asked them to because some groups were planning protests.
The news that the Inca Ice Maiden Mummy was drunk and drugged before her sacrifice was all over the place. Local news outlet says reporting is misleading.
Police busts a psychic ring that was lifting curses for money.
Encouraged by the Pope’s recent “who am I to judge” comment, a priest who was excommunicated for his liberal views and giving communion to gays, has sued the dioceses.
Government unveils a machine to cut off fingers of thieves.
Archeologists claim they have found a piece of Jesus’ cross in local church.
Outrage after the king pardoned a convicted Spanish pedophile only 3 years into his 30 years sentence for raping 11 local children.
Featured image of Peruvian shaman from here.