April 21, 2006

U.K. crackdown on wild bachelor parties abroad

Britons to be charged for seeking government's help when things go wrong

It blamed an increase in anti-social behavior on holiday on the growing number of no-frills airlines offering cheap flights.

When we lived in Barcelona, we knew at least 3 ppl at 2 separate companies that catered to these parties in Barcelona. With the pound so strong, a weekend in Barcelona was so cheap for Brits. They would often be at the touristy places so I wouldtn see them. It was a known fact that the Brits couldnt hold their liquor though.

Funny to actually see an article about this....

April 13, 2006

'Honour killing' brother jailed - Turkish siblings in Berlin

A 19-year-old Turkish man has been jailed for nine years and three months by a German court for shooting his sister in a so-called "honour killing".

There are 200,000 Turks in Berlin alone..
This girl that was shot by her brother must have been 15 when she was married to her cousin. Then she has a 5 year old at 23..must have had him at 18.

This story is just sad...Girl tries to make the most out of her life but can't because of her family and family's culture.

For more about Honor Killings..got to love BBC news for giving a lot of background information at each article they cover...

Q&A: Honour killings explained