Wednesday, July 27, 2016

South Korean Spies Release Snakes in North Korea

Daily NK
26 July 2016

Kang Mi Jin

North Korean border patrol guards in some areas of Ryanggang Province are busy searching for and capturing an unseasonably high number of snakes at the behest of the authorities, who claim Seoul’s spy agency deliberately released them in the region.

“From early this month, border patrol units received orders to capture snakes before they crawl over the banks of Amnok [Yalu] River,” a source from Ryanggang Province told Daily NK in a recent telephone conversation. “The key message from the Party was that the South’s National Intelligence Service had released snakes as part of a ‘cunning scheme’ to challenge our unity.” […]

[S]tate propaganda proclaimed in the past that the excessive number of stick insects pervading corn fields was due to U.S. imperialist scheming. […]

Indian Rapes 90 Women in Dubai Mall

Emirates 24|7
27 July 2016

Warn of legal action against promoters of such rumours

By Staff

Dubai Police have denied rumours circulating on social network sites that 90 women were raped in a mall by a single person, ‘Al Bayan’ newspaper reports. […]

Scopolamine-treated Leaflets

El Pais in English
25 July 2016

Well-known in Colombia, scopolamine is now being used in robberies and sexual assault in Spain

Iñigo Domínguez

[…] Last year, some Madrid hospitals […] reported surprising cases of elderly people who were disoriented and had been robbed, yet had no recollection of recent events. Medical experts consulted by this newspaper said they suspect the intoxication may have occurred through the skin, by picking up scopolamine-treated leaflets handed out on the street. […] Skin intoxication, however, is a controversial issue that not all experts believe in.”