7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: April 13
7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: April 13

Russia: Mummified by accident in copper masks almost 1,000 years ago: but who were they?

Academics restart work to unlock secrets of mystery medieval civilization with links to Persia on edge of the Siberian Arctic. … (Read more)

Siberian Times

 

Finland: “Witches” out and about for Palm Sunday

Finland marks the start of Easter week with a tradition whereby young children dress up as witches and go door-to-door collecting sweets and chocolate. … (Read more)

Yle Uutiset

 

Peru: Lawmaker Seeks Harsh Punishment for Crimes Against Cultural Heritage

An opposition lawmaker is proposing drastic punishment for people who damage cultural heritage: a 15 year prison sentence. … (Read more)

Peruvian Times

 

Nigeria: Nigeria’s Nollywood – Most Prolific Movie Machine

… Most Nollywood movies are made in less than 10 days and cost about N4, 287, 500 ($25,000).
Fuelled by low budgets and whirlwind production schedules, Nigeria’s film industry has grown by some estimates over the past 20-plus years into the most prolific on Earth, pushing out more movies a year than Hollywood in California or Bollywood in Mumbai, India. … (Read more)

All Africa 

 

Japan: School eliminates boy with Down syndrome from group photo

A municipal elementary school in Nagano Prefecture excluded a boy with Down syndrome from a commemorative photo for a newly enrolled class earlier this month to avoid upsetting other parents. … (Read more)

Asahi

 

Switzerland: Lindt’s teddies gain revenge over jelly bears

German sweets maker Haribo suffered a legal setback on Friday when a court ruled that Swiss chocolate maker Lindt is not infringing on the patent of Haribo’s “gold bear” jellies. … (Read more)

The Local

 

Chile: A conversation with Elías Figueroa, Chile’s greatest football legend

From overcoming polio aged 11, the defender known as the ‘red wall’ went on to become the national team’s saviour and an icon of religious worship. … (Read more)

Santiago Times

 

Lead Photo Credit: Nollywood Forever via Compfight cc

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