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Fundamentalist Mormons support Malawian polygamy ban

Funny story: Fundamentalist Mormons support Malawian polygamy ban

Plans by the Malawian government, seeking to ban polygamous marriages in the country, has unexpectedly received support from a group of Fundamentalist Mormons in Hilldale, Utah. The support is surprising because the cult actively supports polygamy...

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Gary Glitter named as church election candidate

Funny story: Gary Glitter named as church election candidate

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have today 'stunned' journalists by announcing that the Catholic Church is putting forward a candidate of its own for Thursday's General election. The shock came not from the announcement itself but from who...

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Japan - Bee rustlers 'stung'

Funny story: Japan - Bee rustlers 'stung'

Police in Japan have carried out several 'sting' operations against the rising number of bee rustling gangs who are stealing colonies hoping to 'cash in' on huge profits. The driving force behind the rise is thought to be the spiraling cost of bee...

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US teenagers too 'fat to fight'

Funny story: US teenagers too 'fat to fight'

Two retired generals, John Shalikashvili and Hugh Shelton, have said that overweight American teenagers are the greatest threat to the nation's future security. "Some of our kids are so fat their only military use would be as something to roll dow...

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Lebanon - Barbaric killing of murder suspect

Funny story: Lebanon - Barbaric killing of murder suspect

Lebanese officials are investigating the lynching of an Egyptian man in a small village in the country. Mohammed Muslem, a 38-year-old Egyptian reportedly working as a butcher in Ketermaya village, had allegedly confessed to shooting and killing a...

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Roswell debate reignited in Australia

Funny story: Roswell debate reignited in Australia

UFO study groups are today claiming there's been a second 'Roswell' type cover up after a research balloon crashed in the Australian outback today. "It's an exact copy of the Roswell scenario" said one man, "First there's an unexplained and myster...

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'Happy endings' massage boss cleared

Funny story: 'Happy endings' massage boss cleared

Bedfordshire police have been humiliated after the owner of bungalow in Chalton Heights was cleared of running a brothel from the property. An investigation into the goings-on at the property was initiated after adverts appeared in local newspape...

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Anger as One Laptop Per Child reaches Gaza Strip

Funny story: Anger as One Laptop Per Child reaches Gaza Strip

Angry mobs have again taken to the streets in the Gaza Strip after the humanitarian aid organisation One Laptop Per Child distributed its XO laptop to schools in the area. The crowds of rampaging young Muslim men were egged on by clerics who claim...

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USA Female submariners okay - Feminists angry

Funny story: USA Female submariners okay - Feminists angry

Newly released plans to allow women to serve on board US submarines has produced outrage amongst feminist groups. "While we agree that in general this is a good move, we are appalled at some of the overtly sexist suggestions that have been made by...

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America and Russia hold adoption talks

Funny story: America and Russia hold adoption talks

Talks have been held in Moscow to discuss the adoption of Russian orphans by American families after Russia suspended adoptions earlier this month. The suspension following the case of a 7-year-old child who returned to Russia unescorted. When the...

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South Africa's President Zuma - HIV negative

Funny story: South Africa's President Zuma - HIV negative

South Africa's President Zuma has revealed that he is HIV negative in a move that has surprised many and brought condemnation from others. Mr Zuma said, he hoped to "promote openness, eradicate the silence and stigma attached to the disease and ma...

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Australia shelves CO2 plans - Hits smokers instead

Funny story: Australia shelves CO2 plans - Hits smokers instead

Members of the Australian government are said to be furious after it had to put plans for a flagship emissions trading scheme on hold until 2013 at the earliest after it was twice rejected by the Senate. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said angrily, "Th...

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US to set fire to oil rig leak - Bush horrified

Funny story: US to set fire to oil rig leak - Bush horrified

Ex-US President George Bush has again angered environmental groups after comments he made during a press conference called by oil company representatives in Houston. When asked by a reporter to comment on plans drawn up by the US coastguard to set...

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Torture at secret Baghdad jail - Church implicated

Funny story: Torture at secret Baghdad jail - Church implicated

Pope Benedict XVI is once again having to fight off criticism after information was 'leaked' implicating the Church in prisoner torture at a secret Baghdad jail. The jail, a former Catholic boarding school, had come under scrutiny by Human Rights...

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Super telescope site chosen - Erin Andrews not happy

Funny story: Super telescope site chosen - Erin Andrews not happy

Erin Andrews, the well-known ESPN reporter, is said to be furious following an announcement that a site has been chosen for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), which astronomers have said is so powerful it will easily be able to see dista...

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Ukraine 'blackmailed' over Russian naval base lease

Funny story: Ukraine 'blackmailed' over Russian naval base lease

Tensions are again running high in Eastern Europe after Ukraine ratified a 25-year extension to a lease on the Russian naval base located in the Crimean port of Sebastopol. Chaotic scenes were the order of the day in the Ukrainian parliament as th...

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Chimps feel death - Just like humans

Funny story: Chimps feel death - Just like humans

Hot on the heels of our exclusive last week - Ape research points the way to origin of religion - comes the results of yet more studies supporting the hypothesis that apes may be evolving their own religion. In one study a group of scientists from...

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Life without sex - Is it so bad?

Funny story: Life without sex - Is it so bad?

In many ways, the idea of a celibate lifestyle, as supposedly practised by the Catholic Church, is viewed with amusement and puzzlement among believers and non-believers alike. At best a sad and lonely state, at worst a twisted perversion of sexualit...

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Breaking news…

The Only Way to Get the Palestinians to the Table

Our Middle East correspondent M. Voltaire opines: If you want PLO/Hamas to come to the Peace Table, set out copious quantities of rancid cheese --it's the only enticing incentive for street rats.
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