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Global Quickies: Discrimination in Soccer, Doctor Performs Exorcism, and Gay Rights

UK “A Christian GP took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him, a medical tribunal …

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Global Quickies: Free Speech, Witchdoctors, and Nepalese Women Conquering Summits

SAUDI ARABIA The second round of lashes for Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger convicted of blasphemy, has been postponed on medical grounds. Also, authorities publicly beheaded a woman in the …

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Global Quickies: Charlie Hebdo, Fighting Violence With Science, and Bans on Driving and Petting Puppies

ARAB WORLD (from Mary) Arab newspapers around the world react to Charlie Hebdo attack. INDIA “Indian police are investigating a local Muslim politician for inciting hatred after he was quoted …

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Global Quickies: Hunting Spiders, Anti-racism Campaigns, and Crop Circles by Drunk Chupacabras

MEXICO “Thousands of people have flocked to a Mexican city where crop circles spanning seven-hectares appeared on Christmas Eve.” Because of their terrible-made design, they have been called “crap circles”, …

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Global Quickies: Lost Fairytales, Heroe Doctor, and Egypt Doesn’t Like the Exodus Movie

EUROPE / DR CONGO “A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has won Europe’s top human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims in the country.” AUSTRALIA …

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Global Quickies: Troll Hunters, Rusty Radiators, and Fighting Rape Riding a Tiger

IRELAND “In Ireland, a woman who is clinically dead but 17 weeks pregnant is being kept alive against her family’s will. At this painful time, her relatives must go to …

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Global Quickies: Bad PSAs, Sham Healer Jailed, and a School for Husbands

PAKISTAN “The actor Veena Malik has expressed anger at a 26-year jail term handed down by a Pakistani court after she acted in a scene loosely based on the marriage …

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Global Quickies: Bad Judgement, Catholic Antivaxxers, and a Dictator’s Quest for Longevity

NIGERIA Dr Adadevoh is being widely praised for helping prevent a more devastating Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, now declared free of the virus. She diagnosed and kept in the hospital …

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