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Global Quickies: 26/10/13

PACIFIC REGION (From Leo Igwe)
Pastor Adeboye, a man who is not only profoundly anti-gay but also helps fuel wich hunts in Africa, is touring Canberra, Melbourne, New Zealand, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Sydney, and Perth in November.

SWAZILAND (Via Materia)
In a country where 26 per cent of the population aged between 15 and 49 are HIV–positive, Doctors Without Borders have a great campaign to keep mothers healthy and babies HIV–Free.

GERMANY
The “Bishop of Bling” has been suspended by Pope Francis after the news that he spent more than $42 million in house renovations and that he had been charged ehiyh lying in a legal case broke.

PAKISTAN
Newsweek Pakistan thought it was a good idea to illustrate their cover story about the rise in female suicide bombers with tampons with fuses on them and the words LADY PARTS over the image.

SAUDI ARABIA (From Mary)
Officials have warned that online support for the women driving ban protest planned for today could be grounds for arrest.

YEMEN
A man burned his 15 year-old daughter to death for speaking with her fiance over the phone.

AFGHANISTAN
A young couple was found beheaded. Apparently, they were killed by the girl’s family for having sex before marriage.

INDIA (via Maria)
The “Dark is bautiful” campaing aims to combat the prejudice against darker skin tones and the whitening cream industry.

SPAIN
A blog post by skeptic Maurcio Schwartz about Steiner Schools was removed from Blogger at the request of Triodos Bank, a financial institution financed by the shady sect.

Featured image from Doctors Without Borders

Daniela

Born and raised in Mexico City, Daniela has finally decided to abdicate her post as an armchair skeptic and start doing some skeptical activism. She is currently living in Spain after having lived in the US, Brazil and Italy. You can also find her blogging in Spanish at esceptica.org.

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