Global Quickies: Devil-Guided Journalism, Sexual bias, and More
Doubts are growing about the authenticity of an edict attributed to the Sunni Islamist group Isis controlling the Iraqi city of Mosul about ordering all females aged between 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation.
In explanation for jailing of three al-Jazeera journalists, the judge said the devil encouraged them to use journalism against Egypt.
FINLAND (From Radium Yttrium)
The European Court of Human Rights saw no violation in forcing a transgender Finnish woman to either divorce her wife or obtain legal recognition of her female identity.
NIGERIA (from Jamie)
A recent study finds that Nigeria suffers from sexual bias from birth and that, while this does not skew the sex ratio, it manifests itself in other ways that harm individuals and society as a whole. Son-preference damages maternal health, makes marriage trickier for women, increases polygamy and alters the institution of child-fostering.
Featured image: Nigerian boys