FACTS OF THE DAY

February 19th 2018

The Church of England has invited believers to give up plastic for Lent.

nytimes.com

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Muscovites say the only way to get the council to clear snowdrifts is to write the name of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on them.

bbc.co.uk

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Iceland is poised to become the first European country to ban male circumcision, with a penalty of up to six years in prison for those who carry out the procedure.

washingtontimes.com

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Japanese scientists have found it necessary to inform the public that eating French fries does not cure baldness.

reuters.com

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A prisoner in Peru has been caught after a year on the run. He escaped after his twin brother came to visit by drugging him and changing into his clothes.

bbc.co.uk

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Half the orangutans in Borneo – 150,000 of them – have disappeared since 1999.

nytimes.com