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Arkansas can’t find enough volunteers to witness back-to-back executions
Mar31

Arkansas can’t find enough volunteers to witness back-to-back executions

(CNN)Over the course of 10 days in April, Arkansas plans to put to death eight inmates. The state code requires that no fewer than six “respectable citizens” be present at each execution. There’s one problem: It’s having a hard time finding enough volunteers to witness...

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Eurovision threatens to ban Ukraine over Russian singer row
Mar31

Eurovision threatens to ban Ukraine over Russian singer row

Ukraine imposed three-year ban on Yuliya Samoilova over illegally entering Moscow-annexed Crimea to perform in 2015 The organisers of the Eurovision song contest have threatened to ban Ukraine from future competitions unless it allows Russias entrant to enter the country and take part in this years show which Kiev is hosting. Last week the offer by Eurovision to have Samoilova participating the competition remotely. We find the offer...

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Boko Haram kidnaps 22 girls and women in north-east Nigeria
Mar31

Boko Haram kidnaps 22 girls and women in north-east Nigeria

Attackers loyal to faction headed by Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, son of Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf Boko Haram Islamists have abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in north-east Nigeria, residents and vigilantes said. In the first attack on Thursday, the jihadists raided the village of Pulka near the border with Cameroon where they kidnapped 18 girls. Boko Haram fighters from Mamman Nur camp arrived in pickup vans around...

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The Shirk Report  Volume 415
Mar31

The Shirk Report Volume 415

  Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Best. Flight. Ever. – Coochie, coochie, coo! – A statue of Ronaldo was...

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Why China is banning beards and veils in Xinjiang
Mar31

Why China is banning beards and veils in Xinjiang

(CNN)No long beards. No veils in public places. No home-schooling. The latest measures — outlined in a sweeping new anti-extremism legislation — take effect Saturday and come on the heels of a series of steps to increase surveillance in the region that include the surrender of passports and mandatory GPS trackers in cars. “They’re doubling down on security in Xinjiang,” said James Leibold, an associate...

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