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Under the radar: stories you may have missed from around the world

Scotland: Disquiet over visit by Mexico President

The President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto ended his visit to Britain by heading to Aberdeen in Scotland. His trip to north east Scotland was to sign a memoranda of understanding on collaboration in the energy sector.

But his presence stirred up controversy especially as he was joined by Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael.

He launched rights group Amnesty International’s Stop Torture campaign in Scotland last year. It highlighted a number of countries of concern, including Mexico.

Greece: International day eat a pitogyro (kebab pita)

You can choose from a host of ‘international days’ endorsed by rights groups, international organisations and high ranking leaders.

Think health, social and racial discrimination, animals and the future of the planet, But how about an international day to honour your favourite food.

This year Thessaloniki will create what it’s believed will be a ‘first’ for international days dedicated to pitogyro-pita with gyro and other condiments.

It is not endorsed by the United Nations but from now Thessalonians will honour their favourite food on May 3. It’s called “Eat a Pitogyro Day” and has been organised by locals. Already over 14,000 have said they will turn up to eat.

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An international box office hit but not in India

If you have seen Fifty Shades of Grey you were not in India. The much talked of movie has been banned on the subcontinent.

A toned-down version of the erotic movie was shown to the censors but it was rejected. The chief executive of the powerful Central Board of Film Certification said the US film had not received clearance but could try again. How many scenes will be removed before it is accepted?

Portugal: Sephardic Jews claim citizenship

Thousands of descendants of Sephardic Jews have inquired about obtaining Portuguese citizenship since new rules were brought in earlier this year. More than 5,000 people from around the world have contacted Oporto’s Jewish community in the past two months to inquire about the process, and the first 21 applications have already been approved, spokesman Michael Rothwell told Publico newspaper. More on this story in The Guardian

Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo "sends his hair stylist to look after his waxwork once a month"

You always have to look your best these days if you are a world renowned footballer. So perhaps you will understand Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s close attention to his hair.

It has been revealed his personal stylist tends to his locks, adorned by thousands of teenage, fans once a month.

Unusual? Well yes because the hair is actually that of the player’s waxwork dummy. Gonzalo Presa a staff member of Madrid’s Wax Museum told a radio station of the monthly hair styling adding , “He asked us to ensure that his figure looks perfect”.

Wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall in the dressing room when his team mates find out!

Sources:

Scotland: Disquiet over visit by Mexico President

Greece: International day eat a pitogyro

An international box office hit but not in India

Portugal: Sephardic Jews claim citizenship

Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo "sends his hair stylist to look after his waxwork once a month"

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