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Global Quickies: Zumba Dancing, #AintNoCinderella, and Making Cool Art Out of Hate

IRAN “Four boys and two girls have been arrested in Iran for teaching “western” dance moves including Zumba, a Colombian fitness routine, a Revolutionary Guards commander has said.” NEPAL “Campaigners …

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Global Quickies: Vaccinations in Italy, Bill to End Violence Against Women in Tunisia, and Homeopathy in the UK

WORLD “UN peacekeepers are sent to the most war-ravaged countries on Earth, ostensibly to help them transition to peace. But some stand accused of committing crimes against the very people …

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Global Quickies: Hate-Bus Arrives in Chile, Hijab While Driving, and Sexism in Airlines

AFGHANISTAN / USA “Six Afghan teenage girls are to compete in person in a global robotics competition in Washington on Sunday after the US reversed a decision not to grant …

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Global Quickies: Pregnant Teen’s Rights, Abortion Rights, and White Monopoly

TANZANIA “Women’s group joined forces on Thursday against Tanzania’s ban on pregnant pupils in state schools, saying education was a girl’s best shot at success.” HONDURAS “Honduras is on “red …

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Global Quickies: Germany Votes for Love, Museum Celebrates Pride, and Fines for Hate Speech

GERMANY “German MPs have voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, prompting joyous and unusual scenes in parliament as Green party politicians tossed glittered confetti across the chamber and gay …

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Global Quickies: Vaccines in Europe, Evolution in Turkey, and Nazi-era Convictions Quashed

EUROPE “The European Court of Justice has ruled that courts may consider vaccines to be the cause of an illness, even in the absence of scientific evidence confirming a link.” …

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Global Quickies: Wonder Woman Chores, White Headscarves, and Compulsory Vaccinations in France

BELGIUM “Belgian cinema chain Kinepolis has been accused of being tone deaf with gift bags it gave to attendees of a women-only showing of Wonder Woman that contained several items …

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Global Quickies: Compulsory Vaccination in Italy, Equality in Divorce in India, and Provisional Bonds

ITALY “Italy’s first black minister has said she feels “vindicated” after winning a four-year court battle against a far-right MEP who made repeated racist slurs against her.” MALI “An unmarried …

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