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Global Quickies: Women in Stadiums, Period Taboos in Sports, and Hair Salons Help Family Planning

JORDAN “A gag order has been placed on a Jordanian writer who was arrested for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam. […]The cartoon depicts God in paradise, being treated …

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Global Quickies: Honor Killings, Burquini Ban, and Body-Shaming in the Olympics

AFGHANISTAN A pregnant 14 year-old girl who was burned to death, had been given as part of a dowry and then married-off to an abusive husband. FRANCE “The mayor of …

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Global Quickies: Vaccinations Up in Australia, Men in Hijab, and Sexual Assault at the Olympics

AUSTRALIA “Australian vaccination rates are at an all-time high after government removes anti-vaxxers’ benefits. […] According to the report, since the policy was introduced in January, the immunisation rate for …

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Global Quickies: Landmine Destroying Drone, Jordanian LGBT Magazine, and Disciplinary Actions Against Antivax Doctors in Italy

CANADA (From Dan) “Comedians across Quebec are worried their freedom to poke fun at others was dealt a severe blow by the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal. In a decision handed …

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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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