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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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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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