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Global Quickies: Female Doctors, Indecent Dressing, and Venice’s Major (again)

INDIA “Two sisters who have been told they will be repeatedly gang-raped as a “punishment” for the crimes committed by their brother have pleaded with the Supreme Court to be …

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Global Quickies: Banned Books, Refugees, and Churches Under Scrutiny

SOUTH AFRICA Churches will will be the subject of an investigative study on the commercialization of religion and the abuse of people’s belief systems. The Advertising Standard Authorities make sure …

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Global Quickies: GMOs, Whitening Products, and Harrasment

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES “The father of a 20-year-old woman who drowned in Dubai reportedly stopped lifeguards from helping her. The unnamed man had said he preferred to let her die …

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Global Quickies: Another Blogger Killed, Bride Refunds, and “Thank You Science”

BANGLADESH Niloy Neel was killed by masked men with machetes yesterday. He is the fourth secularist blogger to have been killed this year. GUATEMALA “Guatemala has been described as the …

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Global Quickies: Murderous Spiritualist, Helicopter Exorcism, and Psychic Speaks to Cecil

ISRAEL An ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed six people at the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem. The man had been released from prison three weeks ago, after serving a 12 year sentence …

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Global Quickies: Veil bans, the Queen’s Doctor Wants More Homeopathy, and Immoral Shishas

CHAD “Chadian police have said anyone wearing a full-face veil will be arrested, a day after a Boko Haram suicide bombing – carried out by an attacker disguised as a …

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Global Quickies: Naturopath Charged, Flags for Straights, and Road-blocks for Jesus

AUSTRALIA (From Michael) A naturopath and the mother of an 8-month-old baby are being charged with reckless grievous bodily harm for stopping conventional treatment for the baby’s eczema. The infant …

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Global Quickies: Permission for Pregnancy, Street Harassment, and Police Violence in Turkey Pride

LATIN AMERICA (From Mary) “As an increasing number of women enter the workforce in Latin America — more than 70 million in the last two decades — they are beginning …

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