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Recent Headlines From the Foreign Press | More Things to Worry About

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Nov. 20, 2015

Recent Headlines From the Foreign Press |  More Things to Worry About

"London Zoo Monkey-Keeper and Meerkat-Keeper 'Fought Over Llama-Keeper'" (a British human love triangle, September, The Guardian). "Man Suffering From Constipation for 10 Years Has 11-Pound Stool Removed" (Chengdu, China, August, Central European News). "Naked Spanish Clowns Anger Palestinians" (a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Jerusalem backfired, September, YNet News). "Swedish Porn Star Jumps Into Spanish Bullfighting Ring to Comfort Dying Bull" (Malaga, Spain, September, The Local). [The Guardian (London), 9-25-2015] [Central European News via Fox News, 8-31-2015] [YNet News (Tel Aviv), 9-17-2015] [The Local (Stockholm) via Fox News Latino, 9-22-2015]

Peter Frederiksen, 63, a gun shop owner in Bloemfontein, South Africa, was detained by police in September pending formal charges after his wife discovered 21 packages labeled as female genitals in their home freezer. There was no official explanation, but one officer called them the result of "mutilation of private parts of a woman, cut out and kept as trophies." One was marked with the name of a woman, "2010," and "Lesotho" (a kingdom within South Africa). [Associated Press via Huffington Post UK, 9-22-2015]

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