Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU

Kingdoms mission to bloc calls for tolerance and understanding over penal code Brunei has written to the European parliament defending its decision to start imposing new penal code, which also provides for the amputation of thieves and whipping of people wearing clothes associated with the opposite sex, was brought in on 3 April, despite international condemnation. But in the letter, the kingdom claimed the outcry is due to a misconception that it wanted to clarify. The criminalisation of adultery and sodomy is to safeguard the sanctity of family lineage and marriage to individual Muslims, particularly women, it said. The penal sentences of hadd stoning to death and amputation imposed for offences of theft, robbery, adultery and sodomy, have extremely high …

Juncker rejects May appeal for further Brexit delay

European commission president insists 12 April ultimate deadline for MPs to pass withdrawal deal Theresa Mays appeal for a short Brexit extension has been rejected by Jean-Claude Juncker, who said that unless the withdrawal deal was passed within nine days the UK would crash out of the EU or have to sign up to a long delay. Less than 24 hours after May had spelled out Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Manneken Pis no longer peeing water down the drain

Famed Belgian statue wasted 1,000 to 2,500 litres of fresh clean drinking water each day For four centuries the celebrated Manneken Pis the peeing boy in the local Dutch dialect has embodied the laissez-faire culture of the Belgians. But, to the surprise of officials in the city of Brussels, it has emerged that the bronze statue had been weeing fresh clean drinking water 1,000 to 2,500 litres of it a day, sufficient for the use of 10 households directly into the citys sewers. The discovery was made by Rgis Callens, an energy technician, after a meter was installed in the 61cm (24in) statue. We thought it was a closed circuit and that he wasnt consuming anything, Callens told La Dernire …