Charges against baby dropped.http://www.smh.com.au/world/pakistan-court-drops-case-against-baby-20140413-zqu4x.htmlI have inside information that the authorities felt that the baby offered too small a target for a stoning and was too light to be hanged.
Education official confirms release of 44 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters in restive Borno state.
......kidnapped by Boko Haram....
Boko Haram says its aim is to impose a stricter enforcement of Sharia law across Africa's most populous nation, which is split between a majority Muslim north and a mostly Christian south.
After the predominantly Muslim Seleka militia took control of the Central African Republic under President Michel Djotodia in 2013, a period of lawlessness and sectarian violence continued. Following warnings of "genocide" by the UN and a controversial intervention force by MISCA, Djotodia resigned. Despite neutral Catherine Samba-Panza being made president, the Anti-balaka Christian militants continued sectarian violence, including reported targeted killings, against Muslim civilians.
INDONESIANS are reeling from one of their country's most awful incidents of religious violence in years. It happened on February 6th, in a village in Banten, the western end of Java, not far from Jakarta, a district where strictly Islamist parties poll well. Out of keeping with the more usual pattern of Muslim-versus-Christian attacks, this was a mob attack by Muslims against men who claimed to be their own fellows: members of a Islamic sect called the Ahmadiyah.
"People, I just want to say, can't we all get along? Can't we all get along?"
...the Anti-balaka Christian militants continued sectarian violence, including reported targeted killings...
It's not always possible to easily divide news into exclusive groupings of good or bad. Often the news is an admixture.
Physicists from the FOM Foundation and the University of Amsterdam have discovered that the ancient Egyptians used a clever trick to make it easier to transport heavy pyramid stones by sledge. The Egyptians moistened the sand over which the sledge moved.
I didn't know such a device existed.http://www.smh.com.au/national/plane-parachute-gives-near-disaster-a-soft-landing-20140510-zr8uc.html
I didn't know such a device existed.
[British ]Parliament is being urged to relax commercial radio regulations as the platform faces competition from digital services such as Spotify, Deezer and iTunes. Chairman of the All Party Group for Commercial Radio, Andrew Bingham MP (pictured), wants new ... (more)
Some day we'll have mammoths...
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