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Exodus from Nigerian city after execution style killings

Fear gripped Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday with many men fleeing after the alleged execution style killings of around 40 young men, mostly teenagers, who residents said were rounded up and shot. “All male residents have left the neighbourhood…. Those that remain are women, children and elderly men,”…

Japan refuses to register trans man as father on birth certificate

A person who had a sex-change to become a man has complained of discrimination after a Japanese court refused to register him as the father of his wife’s child, according to reports Saturday. The 30-year-old, who was born female, had sought to be registered as the father after his wife…

Blindfolded boy will choose Coptic Christians next pope in Egypt

A blindfolded boy will on Sunday select the new pope for millions of Coptic Christians in Egypt, becoming his mother’s pride and joy in the process. Nearly 2,500 eligible voters made up of Coptic public officials, MPs, journalists and local councillors have already pre-selected three candidates to succeed pope Shenuda…

Watch: China’s future leaders learn founding ideology at ‘Communism camp’

In the remote Jinggang mountains, China’s future communist elite are being trained in Mao Zedong’s former guerrilla base, an effort to buttress the revolutionary roots of a regime striving to maintain its legitimacy. The Communist Party’s embrace of state-directed capitalism has utterly transformed China since Mao died in 1976. But…

Greek Orthodox patriarch threatens to close Holy Sepulchre over water dispute

A dispute with an Israeli water company over unpaid bills has led to a Greek Orthodox threat to close Christianity’s holiest site, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Maariv newspaper reported on Friday that the Hagihon water company said it is was owed 9 million shekels ($2.1 million)…

Marijuana industry in Israel grows with government support

The medical marijuana industry in Israel is growing rapidly — with no organized government or religious opposition to be found, reported Fox News. Today, there are more than 10,000 Israelis who have the government’s go-ahead to use medical marijuana, a major jump from just a few hundred in 2005. Next…

British Foreign Ministry under fire for spending $16,000 to re-stuff a display anaconda

Britain’s foreign ministry has come under fire after it emerged that it paid £10,000 to re-stuff a giant anaconda named Albert. The 20-foot (six-metre) snake, which has been in the possession of the Foreign Office for at least 120 years, is believed to have been presented to colonial officials in…

Mexico’s Day of the Dead loses participants due to Protestant conversions

Isaac Carrasco and his two daughters dutifully adorned the graves of several relatives with beds of marigolds and crosses made of red flowers for Mexico’s Day of the Dead. But the nearby tombstones of his grandparents were bare and surrounded by metal bars, left this way by his aunts, who…

Prince Charles and Camilla to participate in sing-sings and Maori nose rubs

Britain’s Prince Charles and wife Camilla begin a tour of Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand on Saturday with traditional sing-sings and Maori nose-rubbing welcomes awaiting them. The November 3-16 trip is the latest to the Commonwealth by senior royals to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee, a landmark…

Swiss environmentalists submit bill aimed at halting immigration

A group of Swiss environmentalists on Friday submitted a bill to the government aimed at reining in immigration in the name of curbing population growth and protecting the environment. The Ecology and Population (Ecopop) first circulated a petition that garnered 120,700 certified signatures, thus easily passing the 100,000-threshold needed for…

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