Global Quickies: Brave Women, Questionable Police Merit, and More
A local human rights group reports that the young girls kidnapped from a school are being sold into marriage with their Boko Haram abductors for $12.
Calgary and Edmonton have declared a measles outbreak. The outbreak has been linked to dangerously low levels of immunizations.
Spain’s government is being taken to court over a minister’s decision to give the country’s top policing award to a statue of the Virgin Mary. The medal of police merit is normally reserved for police who have died in terrorist attacks.
In a country where strict abortion laws mean a woman can be charged with homicide for suffering a miscarriage, some women are fighting for the decriminalization of abortion.
The United Nations human rights office launched a great Bollywood-style video as part of its Free and Equal campaign championing LGBT equality and an end to homophobia.
SAUDI ARABIA / NORWAY
Saudi Arabia has criticized Norway’s human rights record, accusing the country of failing to protect its Muslim citizens and not doing enough to counter criticism of the prophet Mohammed.
A night-club is under investigation and was forced to close for a week by the city’s licensing board for having a two-way mirror in the women’s bathroom.
A British backpacker died after drinking a psychedelic , miracle cure-all concoction given to a group of tourists by a shaman during a tribal ritual.
Featured image: “The Welcome” UN video