India has rejected a demand by the Albanian government for the return of the remains of Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, buried in the city of Calcutta. "Mother Teresa was an Indian citizen and she is resting in her own country, her own land," Foreign Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said. A spokeswoman for the nun's Missionaries of Charity described the Albanian request as "absurd." Mother Teresa, an ethnic Albanian, was born in Skopje, now part of Macedonia. Correspondents say that the row over her resting place could develop into an ugly three-way squabble between the three countries. (BBC)
Proof, my loves, that humanity just needs an excuse to fight. Any reason, even an absurdly ironic squabble over a dead woman whose ideals were the anti-thesis of this rubbish, will do.