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Global Quickies: Un-Islamic Pokemon Go, Queens in Iran, and Sexual Violence During Running of the Bulls

SPAIN It’s running of the bulls season so, as every year, this happens: “Police in Pamplona have arrested 16 men over the last few days as they investigate reports of …

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Global Quickies: Fake Bomb Detectors Removed, Harder Sentence to Quacks, and Sharing Stories of Harassment

GERMANY (From Amy) “German lawmakers unanimously approved legislation on Thursday that would make it easier to prosecute suspects of sexual violence and that defines rape as the violation of a …

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Global Quickies: Savage Individuals, Woman Threatening Hawking Arrested, and Lots of Canada

CANADA “A couple who failed to get proper medical treatment for their son who died of bacterial meningitis are going to spend time in custody. A judge in southern Alberta …

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Global Quickies: UK Science After Brexit, Rise in Abortions Due to Zika, and Letter Bomb to GMO Scientist in Italy

UK The Brexit decision could have serious consequences for European and British scientists working in the UK and on the continent, including a drain of talent from the UK itself, …

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Global Quickies: Mormons in Mexico, Challenging the Church in Germany, and The Last Sworn Virgin of Montenegro

MEXICO “Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or Mormons, have been detained in Anáhuac, Chihuahua, Mexico after residents contacted police expressing outrage when four LDS …

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Global Quickies: Uber in Saudi, FGM in Egypt, and A Sect in Spain

EGYPT “Egyptian teenager dies during illegal genital mutilation surgery. […] The practice has been illegal in Egypt since 2008 but remains a strong tradition in Egyptian society where families see …

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Global Quickies: Anti-Harassment Whistles, Fatwa Against Stealing WiFi, and Erdogan Against Contraception

PAKISTAN “A woman has been burned to death in Pakistan for refusing a marriage proposal from a man twice her age in the country’s latest “honour killing”.” TURKEY (From Pteryxx) …

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Global Quickies: Racist Ad in China, Gay Refugees in the Netherlands, and Brazil Confronts Rape Culture

BRAZIL “Police in Brazil are attempting to identify 30 men who allegedly participated in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, which was filmed on a cellphone and then distributed …

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