The young men and women who were arrested in May for posting a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy” have been sentenced to six months in prison and 91 lashes. The sentences are suspended for the moment, but could be carried out any time in the next three years.
Several members of a Mexican family, including the mother and grandparents, have been jailed for 30 years for gouging out the eyes of a five-year-old during an “end of the world” satanic ritual in 2012.
It’s been five months since over 270 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram. Some have escaped but none has been rescued. The Huffington Post has a good summary of what has happened since.
At least 67 people died when a church building collapsed in Lagos last week. The building belonged to the country’s best known televangelist, and the church has been accused of being hostile and preventing rescue officials access to the site.
A Colombian women’s cycling team has said that it will not stop wearing its flesh-coloured uniforms. The uniforms, worn by the team on the Tour of Tuscany were called “unacceptable by any standard of decency” by the president of the International Cycling Union. (mildly NSFW).
Featured image: Iranians dancing to Happy