Each day we offer a sample of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.
Indonesia, Jakarta Post: “Four Supporters Shot In Post Soccer Match”
Anyone for cricket?
Japan, Japan Times: “Financial Aid For Suicides”
This is one grant that will be dead on arrival at my home.
Singapore, Straits Times: “No Fake Degrees”
What do you call degrees issued at American universities?
Kuwait, Kuwait Times: “Teachers Vie For Guiness Record”
How many days of boredom can you teach?
UAE, Khaleej Times: “US General Defends Tough Pregnancy Rule”
One pregnancy only gets you a week back home for deployment with family.
Swaziland, Times of Swaziland: “Tax Men Take Day Off”
How about a year?
Turkey, Hurriyet: “Ft. Hood Shooter Banned From Praying In Arabic”
Doesn’t he know God only understands English?
Netherlands, Radio Netherlands: “Pope’s Dream”
Priests keep their hand on the Bible?
Canada, Toronto Star: “Xmas Brings Stormy Weather”
Just wait till the day after Xmas when the sales begin!
UK, Guardian: “Scientists Take Stand Against Snowflakes”
Next you know, they will claim there is global warming!