Health: Mentuhotep Care debuts. Millions sign up to have evil spirits removed from their cuts and bruises.
Labor: The Council of Elders of Umma unanimously votes to raise the minimum wage to three large rocks per year.
Science: King/Dr. Shutruk-Nakhkhunte of Lagash is awarded the Nabu Prize for proving the earth is a flat disk spinning in a sea of bison’s blood.
Baby News: Princess Kalibum welcomes her first baby, Ur-Nammu, shortly before drowning it in the Euphrates to prevent an ancient prophecy from coming true.
Law Enforcement: The execution of a Hittite man sentenced for avarice is botched when the volcano he was being thrown into takes four attempts to erupt.
Drugs: The city-state of Arrak legalizes recreational poisonous snake use after successful results from their medicinal poisonous snake use program.
Music: Pop diatonic harp sensation Ubara-Tutu tops the charts with her hit single “Welcome to Zagros (Temple Remix)” from the album 2039.
Sports: Nineveh takes home the gold in the Fertile Crescent Cup, while teams from Tyre and Eridu take home their decapitated heads for shaming their city and patron deities.
Politics: Zababa II becomes ruler of Phoenicia when Zababa I accidentally falls on the knife Zababa II is holding while Zababa I is sleeping under a tree.
Books: Obey the Code of Hammurabi or Suffer! tops The New Assyria Times’ Best-Sellers List for the 203rd straight year.
Weather: A mudslide kills 400 people in Assur. Meteorologists blame heavy rains and lack of praying to Balulu-kitun, the Goddess of Goats’ Milk.
Beauty: Relative unknown supermodel Barsal-nuna is crowned Miss Sumeria shortly before being stoned to death for practicing sorcery.
Safety: Thousands of chariots are recalled after malfunctioning steering columns are found to be possessed by the demon Pazuzu.
Gender Equality: Inanna Marduk becomes the first female leader of the Council of People Who Will Be Buried Alive with Their Dead King to Ensure a Bountiful Millet Harvest.
Bird-Monsters: A magical, silver bird-monster filled with strange-talking humans from the kingdom of “Malaysia” appears near a local time travel portal/millet field, providing high priests with endless monologue material.
Linguistics: The Great Stone of Ebla adds “turducken” to its list of new cuneiforms.
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