Tag Archives: 100 lashes


Each day we offer a sample of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Qatar, Gulf Times: “Sex TV Braggart Gets 1000 Lashes”
One for each of his sex escapades?

Indonesia, Jakarta Post: “University of Indonesia World’s 201st Best University”
I have a hunch there are other things to boast about in Indonesia.

China, China Daily: “Half Bottled Water Unclean”
Have you tried tap water?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “End Of Compulsory Language Exams For Toddlers”
Imagine, failing the speech test at three!! Wow, you might as well commit suicide.

Sweden, The Local: “Divine Intervention Gives Swedish Town Gas”
Why in the world would God want to give me gas in my stomach?

Australia, Brisbane Times: “Somali Pirates Attack French Warship”
Guys, I just don’t think attacking warships will lead to hostages–unless you are the hostages.

South Africa, Argus: “Lawyer Accuses State Of Being Incompetent”
That’s all? Heck, I’ll take an incompetent state any day over a war driven state.

Kuwait, Kuwait Times: “Great Saturn Ring Found”
To whom do I return it?

Canada, Toronto Star: “Ten Cars Killed Before Their Time”
Their eulogy will be said by ten car salesmen.