Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday, July 27 in the news....

  • British teenagers are the worst behaved in Europe, a report released yesterday has said. They are more likely to binge drink, take drugs, have sex at a young age and start fights. And this was only a snapshot of them while attending soccer games.

  • Iraqis, brought together in a rare moment of unity by their soccer team's success in the Asian Cup, said defiantly on Thursday that bombs would not deter them from supporting their country in Sunday's final. The streets of Baghdad and cities across Iraq erupted into spontaneous displays of joy as fans with Iraqi flags draped over their shoulders danced in the streets. Sheep were slaughtered and vendors at ice cream and juice shops gave away free treats. The foreign minister of New Zealand denounced the slaughter and questioned the viability of any democracy.