Bloodshed continues in Syria, with police reportedly firing into crowds of protesters, killing dozens of them. According to some reports, in the city of Deraa all men over the age of 15 have been arrested.
In other news, the Scottish National Party scored a surprise victory in yesterday’s elections for the Scottish Parliament, ousting Labour by a wide margin.
Meanwhile, the Australian city of Monash will construct a privacy screen at a municipal swimming pool to accommodate the needs of Muslim women during female-only swimming sessions. The expense of the modification will be borne by local taxpayers.
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