HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD’S PRESS

Each week we offer a review of headlines that appeared in the world’s press, accompanied by our own comments.

Australia, Sydney Morning Post: “Cannabis House Up In Smoke”
I gather the firemen were highly excited to deal with this fire.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Educated Foreign Students Asked To Leave”
Go home you people who think you’re smarter than we Danes!

Yemen, Yemen Times: “The Moon Is Not As You Think”
Are you telling me it is not made of cheese?

Saudi Arabia, Saudi Gazette: “Lizards Hold Up Sydney Flight”
Put a lizard in the cockpit and there is no telling what they will do.

Czech Republic, Prague Post: “Law Says All Dogs Leashed”
And, the owners are allowed to walk around unleashed!

Qatar, Arab Times: “Airfares Soar In June”
That’s why I will not be soaring in July.

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Chinese South Africans Now Black”
Does this mean South African Blacks are now Chinese?

Sweden, The Local: “Woman Dead After Treatment”
A Swedish hospital is one place this dude is not visiting.

Oman, Arab Times: “Headscarves Off In Female-Only Park”
Yeh, are you saying male squirrels can look at the females?

Finland, Sanomat: “”Drive In Speed Dating”
This is what is termed a whirlwind romance.

Netherlands, Dutch News: “Escort Services To Be Licensed”
Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will be handling this matter.

Norway, Aftenposten: “Gay Marriage Bill Creates Strange Bedfellows”
John Smith and Ellen Smith sponsored the bill.

Australia, The Age: “Airline Sued For Ruining Family Holiday”
They got them to their destination on time.

Switzerland, Basel Zeitung: “Mood At Record Low”
After seven years of Bush, maybe you are expecting jumping for joy?

Iran, Tehran Times: “Parents Board Flight, Leave Toddler”
The baggage limits are being enforced. Next time bring fewer bags.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Protests Over Shadows On Beach”
Having shadows of males on a female-only beach in Iran is simply not kosher.