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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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Global Quickies: Quacks, Acupuncture, and Danger in Public Transportation

UK “Acupuncture is no longer recommended as a treatment for low back pain on the NHS, according to new draft guidelines released today by the National Institute for Health and …

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Global Quickies: Victim-Blaming, Black Magic, Child Marriage

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO “A mayor who linked a woman’s death at a carnival to her “vulgarity” has said he will resign from his role, following an online petition calling for …

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Global Quickies: Pants on Planes, Sexist Sweater Day, and Reinforcing Gender Roles

ITALY (From Dan) “A man from Lazio is taking his wife to court for “mistreatment of the family” because she did not cook or clean enough, Italian media reported on …

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Global Quickies: Abortion as a Human Right, Women in News Websites, and African Folklore in Videogames

PERU (From mrmisconception) “United Nations Committee Affirms Abortion as a Human Right: In a landmark case, Peru has compensated a woman for denying her a medically indicated abortion.” INDIA “India’s …

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