In Other News

May 9, 2014

In Other News, May 9

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Terror TV for tots: Hamas show has child vowing to ‘shoot the Jews’

A recent Hamas-backed children’s television show featured a child vowing to become a police officer so she could “shoot the Jews,” revealing anew the depraved indoctrination forced upon kids of Gaza, even as the terror group that leads it has joined forces with the Palestinian Authority. — Fox News

‘Killer robots’ to be debated at U.N.

Killer robots will be debated during an informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva. Two robotics experts, Professor Ronald Arkin and Professor Noel Sharkey, will debate the efficacy and necessity of killer robots. The meeting will be held during the U.N. Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. — BBC

Hoarding can start early, but signs are hard to see in teens

Hoarding disorder is generally diagnosed in older adults, after their inability to discard things and their anxiety over possessions leave them unable to function. But it may take root much earlier in life, though psychiatrists say they’re just starting to figure that out. — NPR

Chinese couples rush to get pregnant before dreaded Year of the Sheep

BEIJING — Some people are born lucky. Parents in China, however, would rather not leave their kids’ fate to chance. For the past few weeks, many couples have been trying desperately to conceive, racing against time to have a baby in the fortuitous Year of the Horse. Their reasoning: No one wants a baby born in 2015, the dreaded Year of the Sheep. — The Washington Times

‘Noah’ way! Movie blocked in China, banned by Muslim nations

Production company Paramount Pictures tried hard to cast its “Noah” movie in a secular light, stressing its “environmental message” over biblical truths — but apparently, censors in China weren’t buying it. The epic movie was banned for show in China. That follows a long line of Muslim nations that have turned back from showing the film, too, the Los Angeles Times reported. — The Washington Times

Homeless man gets 40 years for setting two people on fire at Cobb camp

A 54-year-old Cobb County man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday for throwing gasoline on his best friend and ex-girlfriend and setting them on fire at a homeless camp. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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