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Global Quickies: Terminator of Child Marriages, Confronting a Witchdoctor Who Wants Your Organs, and Banning of the Bulls

CAMEROON “Stephane Ebongue fled Cameroon because of the colour of his skin – his albinism made him a target for those who believe such people have special powers. Years later …

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Global Quickies: Ritual Killings, Honor Killings, and Restraining Orders Against God

CHINA (From cerberus40) “China has launched an investigation into search giant Baidu after the death of a student who tried an experimental cancer therapy he found online.” “Chinese people were …

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Global Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Colombia, Albinos Hunted in Malawi, and a Weasel in the LHC

COLOMBIA “Colombia’s top court has legalised same-sex marriage, making the country the fourth in Latin America to do so.” MALAWI “Malawi’s estimated 10,000 albinos face “extinction” if they continue to …

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Global Quickies: Child Marriage Around the World, Pseudoscience and Sexism in Brazil, and Another Atheist Murdered in Bangladesh

BANGLADESH “Isis has claimed responsibility for the murder of a professor in Bangladesh for supposedly “calling to atheism”. Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was on his way to the Rajshahi University …

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Global Quickies: Father Fighting Pseudoscience, A Hero in Mali, and Selfies in Heaven

SPAIN “A Spanish father has launched a court case against a homeopath he accuses of telling his son his cancer could be cured with “fungi and alcohol”.” SIERRA LEONE (From …

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Global Quickies: Surfer Girls, Annulling Child Marriages, and Jesus’ Wife

NEPAL “Sixteen-year-old Amrita knew what she wanted in her life – to get an education and become a teacher. She was able to stop her own marriage and continue her …

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Global Quickies: Rainbow Laces, Ghosts, and Very Bad Ideas

ZIMBABWE “Five members of the same family were charged with the murder of a prophet who had been called to their their home in the village of Mazonde, Zimbabwe to …

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Global Quickies: Quacks, Acupuncture, and Danger in Public Transportation

UK “Acupuncture is no longer recommended as a treatment for low back pain on the NHS, according to new draft guidelines released today by the National Institute for Health and …

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