Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/27/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/27/2011The unrest in the Middle East has finally spread to Oman. In the city of Sohar demonstrators clashed with police, who responded by firing tear gas. The rioters also set fire to government buildings. Additional incidents were reported in the city of Salalah, where demonstrators occupied government administrative offices.

In other news, hunger in North Korea has increased to the point that starving citizens are eating wild grass and dirt out of desperation. On a somewhat related note, chimpanzee meat is being sold illegally in restaurants and market stalls in the UK.

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Thanks to bolta, C. Cantoni, DF, Diana West, Insubria, JD, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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