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Annan calls for 'immediate' Syria ceasefire

Annan says "deadline is now" for Syrian troops to halt their assaults, as diplomatic momentum is put at risk.

(AL JAZEERA) Geneva - Kofi Annan, the joint UN-Arab League envoy, expects Syrian government forces to implement an immediate ceasefire as part of a peace plan to halt more than a year of violence, his spokesman has said.

"We expect him to implement this plan immediately. Clearly we have not seen a cessation of hostilities on the ground. This is our great concern," Ahmad Fawzi, the spokesman, told a news briefing in Geneva on Friday.

Annan will soon visit Iran, Syria's key regional ally, for talks on the crisis, although no date has been announced yet, Fawzi said.

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Erotic Waffle Shop In Spain Under Fire For Genitalia Nativity Scene

The racy pastry scene in the holiday shop window in the city of Seville is no joking matter in the traditional Catholic country. Now "Josephallus" and family might land this local wafflemaker in court.

La Vergueria's very own nativity scene

La Vergueria Sevilla via Instagram

La Vergueria is a small shop located in the heart of old Seville and its specialty is waffles — erotic waffles, to be more precise. Their desserts are shaped either into vaginas (vergofre) or penises (chochofre) and covered in the topping of your choice. Their unusual menu, which gained them some national notoriety and steady LGBTQ+ support, also includes other kind or sexually-referenced sweets, such as boob-shaped lollipops or fruit-flavored ice pop penises for summer.

On normal days, La Vergueria's window is decorated with an assortment of random stuffed genitalia, but as Christmas approached this year, the owner went for a very un-traditional nativity scene with his X-rated products. So now in the store window, passersby see a "Josephallus" and "Vagina Mary" looking over the little holy one.

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