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Global Quickies: Marriage Equality Around the World, Transgender Rights in Norway, and an Alt Med Doctor Running the Show in Tasmania

WORLD Since we’re celebrating yesterday’s good, here’s a very nice video of how marriage equality has been gaining ground around the world in the past 15 years. WORLD “A volley …

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This photo taken on June 7, 2015 shows the projected image of a Buddha statue in Bamiyan that had been destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. The initiative to visually restore the destroyed antiquities was dreamt up by Chinese couple Zhang Xinyu and Liang Hong, who are travelling through countries on the historic Silk Road route.  AFP PHOTO / Kamran Shafayee        (Photo credit should read KAMRAN SHAFAYEE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Global Quickies: Marriage Equality in Mexico, Purification Rituals for Rape Victims, and Light Buddhas

MEXICO With little fanfare, Mexican Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage. “The ruling does not automatically strike down the state marriage laws. But it allows gay couples who are denied marriage …

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Global Quickies: Religion in Cuba, Child-bride’s Murder Charges Dropped, and Lunchtime Sex

NIGERIA “A court in northern Nigeria has dropped charges against a 14-year-old girl accused of using rat poison to kill her husband, aged 35.” SAUDI ARABIA “A court in Saudi …

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Global Quickies: Dyphteria Makes a Comeback in Spain, Mozambique Legalizes Homosexuality, and Giant Rats Help with Landmines

SPAIN “A six-year-old child who lives in the Catalan city of Olot (Girona) has been admitted to hospital with the first recorded case of diphtheria in Spain since 1986.” Despite …

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Almond Garden, Portraits from the Women's Prisons in Afghanistan published by Daylight Books, April 2015. All right reserved. ©Gabriela Maj
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Global Quickies: Ancient Indian Spaceships, Fossils in Creationist’s Basement, and Nepotism in ISIS

NIGERIA In one of his last acts as president, Goodluck Jonathan signs a law that bans FGM and prohibits men from abandoning their wives or children without economic support. UK …

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Global Quickies: Diploma Mills, High Heels, and Iron Fish

IRELAND “The same-sex marriage referendum will be comfortably passed, based on early tallies from across the country.” FRANCE “The Cannes Film Festival is facing an angry backlash after it was …

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Global Quickies: Fake Mummies, Abortions in Latin America, and Alt Med

INDIA “A group of Islamists who cut off a teacher’s hand in revenge for “blasphemy” against the Prophet Mohamed have been jailed in India.” EGYPT/UK Scientists at University of Manchester …

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Global Quickies: Racist Jewelry, Racist Columnist, and Volcanoes

PAKISTAN “The progressive activist and organizer who ran Pakistan’s first-ever hackathon and led a human rights and a peace-focused nonprofit known as The Second Floor (T2F) was shot dead today …

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