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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Ten Things: Did You Know...?

A mixed race Spiderman
Marvel boss claims comic fans don't want diversity/MARVEL.

News nuggets sourced, sliced and snipped from the press.

  1. A Jewish association opened in Sweden seven years ago has been forced to close following a series of threats from Swedish Neo-Nazis.
  2. London letting agents are racist against would-be tenants, a BBC undercover investigation has revealed.
  3. Eight people - including a 15-year-old boy - have appeared in court for brutally assaulting a teenage asylum seeker in south London.
  4. Out of 170 convictions achieved by the Serbian war crimes prosecutor's office in 13 years, only six prosecutions were of high-ranking officials.
  5. A boss at Marvel has blamed a fall in comic sales on its move towards more diverse characters.
  6. Dogs can be a vital form of treatment for veterans with PTSD.
  7. The Archbishop of York said removing the word "Easter" from the Cadbury Egg Hunt was like "spitting on the grave" of the firm's Christian founder, John Cadbury.
  8. Mica Ertegun, the widow of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun, donated $1.3m of the $3.2m required to help preserve what is believed to be Christ’s tomb in Jerusalem.
  9. Bitter squabbling between different Christian denominations has meant the keys to Christ's tomb have been held by a Muslim family since the 12th Century.
  10. The Love Army for Somalia campaign run by social media stars was boosted by an offer from Turkish Airlines to provide a full cargo plane to its drought ridden regions.

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