World Review: News and views from the around the globe
We at An Focal have scoured the world’s many news sources to bring you a collection of stories you won’t find anywhere else. The new, the strange and the surprising are just as much a part of a newspaper’s day as accidents and economics. Read our selection of lesser spotted news below.
Garlic thieves try to skip the country
AUSTRIAN police have arrested five men accused of stealing 9.5 tonnes of garlic, the Associated Press reports. The garlic is valued at €30,000. The Romanian men were attempting to cross from Austria into Hungary in three vehicles when they were apprehended.
Rainbow cookies for Gay Pride
OREO has posted a picture of a Gay Pride cookie, featuring cream filling in rainbow colours, according to the Washington Post. The cookie’s intention is to show Oreo’s support for the gay community. While most people on social networking sites have welcomed the move, others were not impressed, with some pledging to boycott Oreo’s cookies.
Has Obama jilted promiscuous Canada?
US President Obama has ignored his near neighbour, Canada, according to reports in Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper. Amid accusations in Foreign Affairs that Canada feels ‘like a wounded lover’, an editorial today seeks to debunk the idea, saying “Most Canadians, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, have learned to get over feeling jilted by the US” and concludes by saying that Canada should be ‘more promiscuous’ in international affairs.
Laughing group told to quiet down
AN Indian group who believe in the health benefits of laughing out loud have been told to quiet down, the Scotsman reports. A Mumbai court upheld a complaint from a man who was sick of hearing the laughter beneath his window.
Deceased tortoise will go on display
LONESOME George, a recently deceased 100-year-old tortoise and the last of his sub-species of tortoise, has been embalmed and will go on display, CBC reports. Though he was not particularly old for a tortoise, he had become a symbol of conservation in the Galapagos Islands and it is hoped he will serve as a symbol of continued efforts of conservation.
Posted by Darragh Roche, Editor on at 1:33 pm.
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