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Sunday, October 19, 2014

And in Maine: Ebola Panic Reaches New Heights…

An elementary school teacher in Maine has been placed on leave for 21 days, the incubation period of Ebola, after she visited Dallas to attend an educational conference. The teacher did not come into contact with anybody who had tested positive for the virus, but did stay at a hotel “exactly 9.5... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

And in Cleveland: Suspicious Goings-on in the Woods...

Mistaken report, Clemens Road: At 4:02 p.m. Oct 16, someone called police and said a there was a man in the woods with a shotgun. The shotgun turned out to be a clarinet being played by a New York man who was staying in the area. (Patrick Cooley, Northeast Ohio Media Group, Oct 17, 20141) “We’re... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 13, 2014

And in Nova Scotia: Pumpkins Ahoy!

Windsor man claims second regatta victory WINDSOR - It seems King ’s-Edgehill School headmaster Joe Seagram has giant pumpkin paddling down to a science. The Windsor resident nearly blew his competition out of the water during the 16th annual Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin Regatta hosted Oct. 12.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

And in Sudan: Reward doubled…

Recently, one of the ISIL muftis in Sudan, with distorting the narrations of Prophet Muhammad has tried to induce young Sudanese to join terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. To encourage his audience he distributed Hoor Al-ayn (heavenly women) among them and said: "Whoever to be killed at the hands... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 19, 2014

And in Scotland: The Scotch got the better of them…

Customers of an online furniture retailer may have woken up Friday thinking Scotland had voted in favor of independence. Landing in their inbox around 6 a.m. local time was an e-mail from Made. Over an image of Scotland 's flag, the Saltire, Made heralded the birth of a new country and offered... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

And in Turkey: Women mustn’t laugh in public...

‘One of the most senior members of the Turkish government sparked an outcry on Tuesday, after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public. The deputy prime minister, Bülent Arinc, one of the co-founders of the ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development (AK) Party said: "A man should be... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

And in Saudi Arabia: 'Magic jar' retrieved by Saudi coastguard…

Saudi Arabia’s coastguards men stumbled across a jar at the bottom of the Gulf waters believed to be containing witchcraft items, which were later destroyed by police anti-sorcery experts, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Thursday. Coast guard units were on a routine patrol off the... Sign in to see full entry.

And in Malaysia: M-m-menses? Then you can’t be a menteri besar…

It appears that Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail may not be a suitable candidate for the Selangor menteri besar [Prime Minister] post because she suffers from "uzur syarie" (menses), according to an Umno lawyer. Lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun said the menteri besar has always been male for... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

And in Malawi: Fight Aids - Ban Condoms!

Malawi Muslims Want Condom Ban LILONGWE – In a desperate attempt to curb expansion of HIV and AIDS in the Malawian society, Muslim traditional leaders have demanded a ban on condom use for unmarried people, arguing it was fueling the spread of the pandemic in the secular, but diverse religious... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

And in Toronto: Making something happen…

José Reyes, the shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays, is a really nice guy. At night games or when the roof to the dome is closed, his smile is bright enough to light up the ballpark. Trouble is he’s a bit sloppy at times with his throws and makes errors, and when he’s at bat he whiffs a lot. As... Sign in to see full entry.

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