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Global Quickies: Sexist Slogans on Vans, Topless Protest, and Ikea Catalog Without Women

UK “A transgender woman has been blocked from seeing her five children after a family court ruled it was not compatible with her ex-wife’s ultra-orthodox Jewish background.” ARGENTINA “Hundreds of …

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Global Quickies: Dutch Heroes, Live-streamed Crime, and Russia Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

THE NETHERLANDS “The Netherlands is to set up an international fund to support abortion services hit by President Donald Trump‘s order to cut US foreign aid.” RUSSIA “Russia’s lower house …

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Global Quickies: Fortune Tellers Punished, Tougher Penalties for Harassment

ZIMBABWE “A Zimbabwean pastor who predicted the death of President Robert Mugabe has been arrested, his lawyer says. Patrick Mugadza announced last week that the 92-year-old head of state would …

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Global Quickies: Burka Ban in Morocco, Swimming in Switzerland, and Decriminalizing Domestic Violence in Russia

MOROCCO “Morocco has banned the sale, production and import of the burka, according to local reports.” CHINA “Tencent, China’s largest internet company, has apologised after terrible inappropriate videos from its …

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Global Quickies: Bad Recommendations, Feminist Hero, and Sacrificial Goats

PAKISTAN “Pakistan International Airlines may have resumed flying operations for its ATR planes, but mere clearance wasn’t apparently sufficient for the company. To ward off ‘evil eye’, they have reportedly …

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Global Quickies: Victim Blaming, Blasphemy, and Rent Subsidies

SINGAPORE “A popular magazine for teenagers in Singapore has been forced to apologise after its agony aunt was accused of victim-blaming in her reply to a letter about rape. Teenage …

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Global Quickies: Major Sins, Unlucky Buildings, and Nazi Tatoos

CANADA “A Muslim police chaplain has faced criticism after he reportedly said women commit “a major sin” if they refuse to have sex with their husbands.” FRANCE “Staff at some …

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Global Quickies: Divine Retribution, Doorless Dorms, and Women Who Make Noise

ISRAEL / ITALY “An Israeli lawmaker’s suggestion that a pair of earthquakes in Italy were divine retribution for Italy’s abstention from the recent UNESCO vote ignoring Jewish ties to the …

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