7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Feb. 1

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times
February 1, 2014 Updated: February 1, 2014

Germany: University Debate: Should Neo-Nazi Students be Named and Shamed?

Universities in Germany are unsure of how to deal with neo-Nazi students. Should they expose, expel or just ignore them? The name-and-shame approach used by anti-Nazi activists in recent incidents has sparked criticism and debate.

The professor was lecturing about “basic lessons of civil law” for freshman students at Bochum University when a group of left-wing “Antifa” (anti-fascist) activists dressed as Santa Clauses burst into the hall. They ran up to a male student and pointed at him. …

Der Spiegel


Australia: Real-life castaway’s 16 months adrift

Islanders on the remote Pacific atoll of Ebon do not see much passing sea traffic so when a battered fibreglass boat floated on to their reef, they were understandably curious.

To their amazement, an emaciated man, with long straggly beard and hair, dressed only in torn underpants, his skin weather-beaten from sun and salt, was inside the vessel, along with a turtle.

He had a remarkable story to tell, saying that he had survived 16 months adrift on the Pacific, eating turtles, birds and fish that he caught with his hands and drinking turtle blood and rainwater. …

Sydney Morning Herald


India: Chennai woman lawyer to wed life convict

The story of a woman advocate marrying a life convict, who is in jail for 12 years in a murder case, may seem straight out of a film.

But Chennai will witness one such marriage on February 2, when 27-year old advocate A Aruna marries 38-year old Somasundaram, alias Somu, at a marriage hall in Vyasarpadi, reports Times of India.

The bride herself filed a petition in the Madras high court, seeking 30 days’ special leave from prison for her groom, the renowned newspaper of India added. …

The Daily Star


Kenya: Drone to help in fight against poaching at Ol Pejeta

Wildlife protection in Kenya is set for a technological revolution this year after a pilotless drone was released for a two week trial run at Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy ahead of its rollout later in the year. …

The Daily Nation


Greenland: The sun is coming back north of the Arctic Circle (Photos)

Most cities in North Greenland celebrates the sun’s return.

Residents gather at a high altitude location where there is the best chance to see the sun return on the horizon. …

In early February the sun returns to Uummannaq and Upernavik, and then come to Qaanaaq and Thule around March. …

Greenland Today


Mongolia: Kindergarten surveillance cameras to allow parents to monitor their children via smart phone apps

The Information Technology, Post and Telecommunication Authority (ITPTA) held an event celebrating the completion of the Information Technology in Our Life Program which installed surveillance cameras at the Kindergarten No.67 in Khan-Uul District.

The program enables parents to monitor how their children and kindergarten teachers are communicating at will using a smart phone application. The internet based application also enables parents to speak to their children. …

UB Post


Wales: Ceri the puppy who was shot in the head and thrown in a river finds new home

Ceri, the gorgeous Lurcher puppy who was shot in the head with a pellet gun and thrown into the River Rhondda, has found a new, loving home after her plight was spotted on WalesOnline.

The white and tan puppy, was found on January 2 by police officer Ceri Hassall, who spotted her in the river that runs past her police station. With the help of her colleagues, she managed to rescue her from the water. …

Wales Online