7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Dec. 2

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times
December 2, 2013 Updated: December 2, 2013    

India: Witch hunts rampant despite laws

Years after special laws have been introduced to combat the crime, witch hunts continue unabated. …

Many of these cases are rooted in property disputes …

While laws exist, policing can be a challenge when an entire village or neighbourhood is party to the crime. …

Witch hunting is a gendered crime in which women are branded witches and then subjected to grave physical, mental and sexual violence as retribution. Some are even excommunicated or forced to pay a fine to stay on in the village. …

Times of India

 

Spain: Couple beat aristocrat in row over 13th century tax

A couple from Majorca have won a case against an aristocrat who tried to hit them with a 13th century feudal tax for owning a property which is on her ancestors’ land. …

The couple … decided to take the case into their own hands and found themselves trawling through ancient legal documents to fight the woman’s outdated claims. …

Their research paid off, as the pair discovered that the demand for the levy, which originates from Roman law, expires five years after the buying or selling of a property on the given land. …

The Local 

 

Solomon Islands: US fighter plane found

The wreckage of a second world war US fighter plane 382 has been found in a swampy area behind Lau Valley, near the former livestock development authority (LDA) area in East Honiara. …

For the whole of last week a team from US including members of the immediate family of the fallen soldier have unearthed the plane with the help of locals.
And they managed to discover the pilot’s remains with some war time items. …

Solomon Star

Solomon Islands, east of Papua New Guinea, northeast of Australia. (Google Maps)

 

Japan: Fukushima accident has ripple effect in worldwide nuclear industry

The Fukushima nuclear crisis is creating business opportunities for Britain’s nuclear industry, helping Germany shutter its nuclear reactors and leaving questions over the future of Japan’s nuclear fuel recycling ambitions. …

Asahi

 

Oman: Cargo rickshaw makes its impact on local roads

Muscat: It has become quite a show stopper in and around Muscat. Now, even the ‘tough guys’ stop for a moment to gaze at her whenever they catch her on the road. While some aim their smartphone cameras to try and capture her beauty, others want to touch or take her for a ride.

For the last few months, even as four-wheel-drive vehicles rule the Muscat roads, Liyang, the red-coloured three-wheel drive cargo rickshaw from China, has become the talk of the biz town. …

Times of Oman

Oman, south of Iran, east of Saudi Arabia. (Google Maps)

 

Italy: Trento most liveable Italian city, Naples the least

Northern, central regions boast highest quality of life

The region of Trentino-Alto Adige again tops the classification in the annual survey on quality of life in Italian cities conducted by daily Il Sole 24 Ore, with Trento and Bolzano taking first and second place, respectively. Rounding out the top five cities were Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region, Belluno in the Veneto, and Siena in Tuscany. …

ANSA

Trento, Italy (Shutterstock) 

 

Romania: Doctors in Romania get the lowest salaries in the European Union

Romania comes last in the European Union in terms of minimum and maximum salary paid to doctors, the latest statistics show, according to local business daily Zf.ro.

With a minimum wage of EUR 373 [$505] a month and a maximum of EUR 874 [$1184], Romania is far behind other European countries, such as Denmark or Belgium. For example, Denmark offers doctors a minimum salary of over EUR 8,300 [$11,248] and a maximum wage of some EUR 13,300 [$18,024]. …

Romania Insider

*Lead image of Trento, Italy via Shutterstock