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What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 16981

Icy North

North Korean defence minister executed, after he falls asleep during an event attended by Leader Kim Jong-un:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32716749


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Post 16982

Baron Grim

By anti-aircraft guns. smiley - yikes


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Post 16983

Pink Paisley

It really can only be a matter of time before someone manages to assassinate him. I'd guess though that it will be very rare for anyone near him to carry a loaded weapon, a blade or anything pointy.

PP.


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Post 16984

Pink Paisley

Of course, it would probably be the last thing they ever did.

PP.


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Post 16985

Bluebottle

'I'd guess though that it will be very rare for anyone near him to carry... anything pointy.'

Is that the secret of his hairstyle?

<BB<


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Post 16986

Cool Old Guy (SockPuppet) after 26 hour ban, now slow posting for the next 25 days

Cool old Guy smiley - cogs in his hair smiley - huh
"His hair style is probably copyrighted, as is his name smiley - weird"


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Post 16987

Icy North

Peruvian endangered frogs blended for medicinal shakes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32718813


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Post 16988

hammondorgan

The Guardian today, 6 pages about Prince Charles lobbying politicians! The Guardian costs £1.80! (I'm tempted to say a princely sum but I'd never make such a bad joke.) Anyways I was listening to Radio Newcastle today listening to the phone in when this wonderful Geordie came on, (I'm a Geordie myself by the way) and says, 'Whats aall the fuss aboot, wer're taakin aboot a blurk who Taaks tae cabbages!'


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Post 16989

KB

All the more reason I don't want him influencing government. smiley - tongueout


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Post 16990

Icy North

Fishermen catch large conger eel:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-32748118

Apparently this photo is deceptive, and the fish is only 7 ft long. Proof, if it were needed, that Munchkins are alive and well in Plymouth.


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Post 16991

Smartarse

Dougal, these eels are close, these eels are fa-ar...away.


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Post 16992

Baron Grim

Ah... Every angler knows when taking pictures of your catch you hold the fish with your arm outstretched toward the camera to make it look larger. This is the same technique just done on a larger scale. Teh fish is much closer than dock workers behind it.

http://i.imgur.com/OQE2v15.jpg


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Post 16993

Icy North

smiley - laugh


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Post 16994

Cool Old Guy (SockPuppet) after 26 hour ban, now slow posting for the next 25 days

Cool old Guy smiley - cogs on a smiley - frog hunt
"In the Belgium city of Ukkel people are complaining about the smiley - frogs giving their yearly mating call 24 hour a day for nearly a month.
< http://www.dhnet.be/regions/bruxelles/uccle-ces-grenouilles-qui-troublaient-l-ordre-public-5552584135704bb01c422f2c >

Have not found any other language, good for your french "


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Post 16995

Cool Old Guy (SockPuppet) after 26 hour ban, now slow posting for the next 25 days

Cool old Guy smiley - cogs slow posting but anyhting is slow downhere
"Fifa officials arrested by FBI, not the president (jet?)

Official Fifa announcement started with a big smiley - sigh

I do not give smiley - 2cents about smiley - football but I am glad some action is taken against these money smiley - monsters. "


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Post 16996

Smartarse

Ireland votes for same-sex marriage, but not everyone agrees it's a good thing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/world/europe/vatican-official-denounces-irelands-vote-for-same-sex-marriage.html?_r=1

“I was very saddened by this result,” said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, according to the Vatican Radio website. “I don’t think we can speak only about a defeat for Christian principles, but a defeat for humanity.”

A "defeat for humanity"? I think the Catholic Church need to relearn the meaning of the word.


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