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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ten Things: Did You Know...?

The English language contains an alphabet soup of swear words
Why do people swear?/THINKSTOCK.

S**e fucking n**s n******s.

  1. US airlines bumped 40,000 passengers against their will off flights last year.
  2. A Canadian town has special prisons that hold polar bears as prisoners.
  3. A £63,000 bridge in Wales to help dormice cross a busy bypass safely has not been replaced 16 months after it fell down.
  4. Half of young adults in the UK do not feel European.
  5. Since the US election presidential race, fact checking websites report what seems like an increase in anti-Trump, 'liberal fake news'.
  6. In printing swear words, news outlet The Times adopts the asterisk convention and only prints them out full when they are quoting other people.
  7. Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye has been formally charged in a corruption scandal that led to her impeachment.
  8. The family of a 28-year-old Irish woman who was raped and murdered in India last month have issued an international appeal to help secure justice.
  9. Hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli jails are beginning a mass hunger strike in protest against their conditions.
  10. Greek men are abusing young male Muslim refugees by using them for anal sex.

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