“The British teacher jailed in Sudan for letting students name a teddy bear “Muhammad” was whisked to a secret location Friday after armed mobs demanded her execution.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2007/11/30/2007-11-30_in_violent_protests_sudanese_call_for_te.html

“The case of a 20-year-old woman who was sentenced to be lashed after pressing charges against seven men who raped her and a male companion has provoked a rare and angry public debate in Saudi Arabia, leading to renewed calls for reform of the Saudi judicial system.

The Justice Ministry published two statements on its Web site in recent days, saying that the woman had confessed to engaging in illicit acts and was undressed in a car before the rape.

Mr. Lahem, her lawyer, denied these accusations and said neither she or her male friend had confessed to any such acts. The lawyer is now suing the Ministry of Information and Culture for having distributed the Justice Ministry’s statements to the news media through the state-run Saudi Press Agency.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/01/world/01saudi.html 

“Megan Meier, a 13-year-old from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, killed herself last year after an online relationship she believed she was having with a cute 16-year-old boy named Josh went very sour. What she didn’t know – what her parents would learn six weeks after her death – was that “Josh” was the fictitious creation of Lori Drew, a then-47-year-old neighbor and the mother of one of Megan’s friends.”

 http://warner.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/29/helicopter-parenting-turns-deadly/

“Now I want to highlight the subscription offers that magazines send through the mail. They’re full of lies.”

http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/2007/11/when-is-my-indu.html 

“A New York man who said he donated sperm to a female co-worker as a friendly gesture and sent presents and cards to the child over the years likely will owe child support for the college-bound teenager, according to a judge’s ruling.”

 http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2004046062_sperm01.html

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