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Global Quickies: Abortion as a Human Right, Women in News Websites, and African Folklore in Videogames

PERU (From mrmisconception) “United Nations Committee Affirms Abortion as a Human Right: In a landmark case, Peru has compensated a woman for denying her a medically indicated abortion.” INDIA “India’s …

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Global Quickies: Manpons, Confetti, and the Australian Dream

ITALY “Pope Francis has attacked same-sex marriage and civil unions, ahead of a debate in the Italian Senate at introducing civil unions for same-sex couples.” UK “WaterAid’s campaign to raise …

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Global Quickies: Ban on “Wine”, Witch Camps Closing, and Blasphemy

PAKISTAN “A teenage boy cut off his own hand after being told he was a blasphemer by an imam. The police arrested the cleric, accusing him of using hate speech …

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Global Quickies: Jailed for Tweeting, Child Marriages, and Fliers in Cologne

SWEDEN “Swedish police have confirmed that there were widespread sexual assaults at a music festival in Stockholm last summer but denied allegations of a cover-up.” UK “A teenage recruit discovered …

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Women shout slogans and hold up a placard that reads "Against Sexism - Against Racism" as they march through the main railway station of Cologne, Germany, January 5, 2016. About 90 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at the New Year's celebrations outside Cologne's cathedral by young, mostly drunk, men, police said on Tuesday.   REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay - RTX215NV
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Global Quickies: Coordinated Sexual Assaults, Distracting Bras, and Racists All Over

GERMANY “The mayor of Cologne has summoned police for crisis talks after about 80 women reported sexual assaults and muggings by men on New Year’s Eve. The scale of the …

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Global Quickies: Noodly Weddings, ‘Accidental’ Rape, and Girls Rescued from FGM Ceremony

NEW ZEALAND “New Zealand has given approval to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to carry out marriage ceremonies in the country.” JAPAN (From Mary) “The Japanese Supreme Court …

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Global Quickies: Tampon Tax, Anti-GMO Bomb Attacks, and a Guardian Angel for Easy Parking

GERMANY “German police have arrested five members of a South Korean family suspected of beating to death a 41-year-old woman in a religious exorcism ritual in a hotel room.” EUROPEAN …

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Global Quickies: Religion of Rebates, Condoms for Inmates, and Pregnancy Alert

EUROPEAN UNION Poland and Hungary block EU proposal on property regimes of married and registered couples (including same-sex couples), arguing that this proposal infringe their sovereignty and interfere with the …

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