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10 Most Bizarre Arrests; Professor's whoopee cushion experiment to find funniest flatulence noise; Is Genius Born or Can It Be Learned?; Majoring In Debt

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Authors condemn Dubai literary festival in censorship row

Acclaimed author, Margaret Atwood explains why she pulled out of the Dubai Festival of Literature, The Guardian reports.

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Laid-Off Foreigners Flee as Dubai Spirals Down

The New York Times reports on expatriates who have lost their investments or their jobs in Dubai and plan on leaving the Emirate.

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Whiff of change for stinking Dubai beaches

The AFP reports that sewage continues to pollute Dubai’s beaches.

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Jewish leaders: Punish UAE for banning tennis star

Jewish leaders call on the Women’s Tennis Association to “punish” Dubai for denying Shahar Peer, an Israeli tennis player, a visa, reports the AP.

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Professor’s whoopee cushion experiment to find funniest flatulence noise

A university professor is conducting an experiment to find the funniest farting sound, reports The Telegraph.

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Baby-faced boy Alfie Patten is father at 13

The Sun reports on the 13-year-old boy and the 15-year-old girl who recently gave birth to their baby daughter.

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10 Coolest Clocks

Oddee lists 10 of the funkiest clocks being sold today.

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10 Most Bizarre Arrests

Another hilarious feature by Oddee on some of the weirdest arrests reported by the press.

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Is Genius Born or Can It Be Learned?

Time magazine asks whether geniuses are cultivated or just born that way.

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Majoring In Debt

Newsweek reports on credit card companies that continue to target undergraduate students.

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