As the mass media continues obsessing about Shillary and The Drumpf, we investigate some intriguing and disturbing stories unfolding elsewhere in the world.
Scott Sentinel looks at the influence that small, isolated communities can have over their members, as highlighted by a Pakistani boy who recently cut off his own arm with a grass cutter, believing that he'd committed blasphemy.
Phil Gardener profiles striking cases of apparent possession by spirits, including a recent mysterious fire in Egypt and his own enigmatic encounter with hill tribe children on the Thai-Myanmar border. And Anthony K talks about a fatal sleep disorder in which sufferers enter a 'waking coma', before asking whether there might be a mass-scale mutiny brewing in Ukraine, as soldiers on both sides realise they're being manipulated by war profiteers.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!