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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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Global Quickies: Witchcraft, Gurus, and #BringBackOurGirls

NIGERIA Nigeria’s chief of defense announced a ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram and the release of the 200 abducted girls. Not many details have been announced and many Nigerians remain …

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Global Quickies: Blasphemy, Deadly Rituals, and Calling Out Sexism

UK A couple is sentenced for making fake bomb detectors in their garden shed. They sold them for thousands of dollars. These and other “detectors” are still being used in …

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Global Quickies: Zombies, Evil Atheists, and Discriminated Virgos

MALDIVES The government is trying to “reduce adverse effects on society that could be caused by published literature” by introducing new regulations to ensure “that the works published in the …

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Global Quickies: Mars on a Budget, Sharia Law, and The Vatican Arrests a Priest

INDIA India has succeeded, at their first attempt, to send an operational mission to Mars. The Mangalyaan mission was also really cheap, $74 million. That’s less than what making the …

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Global Quickies: ‘Happy’ Dancers Sentenced to Jail, A Boy Gets Justice, and Cyclists Defend ‘Naked’ Uniform

IRAN The young men and women who were arrested in May for posting a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy” have been sentenced to six months in prison …

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Global Quickies: Malala, Anti-gay Laws, and Terrible Hashtags

PAKISTAN Ten militants have been taken into custody in connection with the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai. The military said the attackers had been under orders of the leader of …

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Global Quickies: Half a Billion Pound Lawsuit, Gender Laws, and the Bible Roulette

UK / NIGERIA Nigerian ‘witch hunter’ Helen Ukpabio is launching a legal case against the British Humanist Association, suing them for half a billion pounds for misrepresentation. Ukpabio claims that …

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