Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tuesday, February 20 in the news....

  • A Malaysian state plans to recruit "spies" from the public to snoop on unmarried lovers and report them to Islamic religious authorities. The program's slogans are going to be: "Snitch for Allah" and "Muhammad was a police informer."

  • Britain's Prince Harry could soon be heading to Iraq to face the reality of combat and it poses some Royal challenges and headaches. Prince Harry, in his own defence, noted how many games he'd been to in the English Premier League and was able to stay alive there.

  • Socialist Segolene Royal, seeking to revive her flagging campaign to become next French president, said on Monday she was facing more attacks over her competence than a man would have to. Taking questions in a television debate after hitting a new low in opinion polls, Royal said: "No man with my professional background would have had his competence and legitimacy permanently called into question." This further showed her incompetency as Royal had mistakenly applied a Western issue with France into a gender based one about her.

  • Shots have reportedly been fired at a post-NBA All-Star party in a Las Vegas strip club after celebrities began tossing wads of cash into the air. Police are blaming players from the Three-Point contest.