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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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Global Quickies: Mormons in Mexico, Challenging the Church in Germany, and The Last Sworn Virgin of Montenegro

MEXICO “Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or Mormons, have been detained in Anáhuac, Chihuahua, Mexico after residents contacted police expressing outrage when four LDS …

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Global Quickies: Uber in Saudi, FGM in Egypt, and A Sect in Spain

EGYPT “Egyptian teenager dies during illegal genital mutilation surgery. […] The practice has been illegal in Egypt since 2008 but remains a strong tradition in Egyptian society where families see …

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Global Quickies: Anti-Harassment Whistles, Fatwa Against Stealing WiFi, and Erdogan Against Contraception

PAKISTAN “A woman has been burned to death in Pakistan for refusing a marriage proposal from a man twice her age in the country’s latest “honour killing”.” TURKEY (From Pteryxx) …

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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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