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Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. I only aim at the powerful. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel, it's vulgar.
Molly Ivins



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Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:50:51 GMT
The president also tells Florida shooting survivors he supports calls for improved background checks.

Fear of war looms over Syria neighbours, Iran says
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:44:30 GMT
Iran's deputy foreign minister denies it is trying to establish a new front in Syria against Israel.

US: St Louis morning radio presenter gives birth on air
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:46:39 GMT
Cassiday Proctor, a morning radio presenter, gave birth by Caesarean section live on air.

Venezuela's Maduro wants 'mega-election' amid opposition boycott
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:26:32 GMT
Nicolás Maduro calls for more elections to be added to April's vote amid an opposition boycott.

Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:58:09 GMT
An assailant threw an explosive device into the embassy compound before killing himself.

Israel foiled 'plane terror plot' in Australia
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:27:33 GMT
PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation halted an "unimaginable slaughter" last year.

Amnesty accuses President Trump of human rights violations
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:07:04 GMT
Amnesty International says Donald Trump's policies could signal "a new era of human rights regression".

Nigeria Boko Haram: Some missing girls 'rescued' after school attack
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:51:47 GMT
Some of the 100 girls thought to have been abducted in Nigeria have been found, officials say.

Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:56:22 GMT
The car giant says US chief Raj Nair's actions were "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct".

Lunar New Year: Who owns the 'lucky money' in a red envelope?
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:06:05 GMT
A woman successfully sues her parents for keeping her "lucky money" sparking widespread debate.

Netanyahu aide 'agrees to turn state's witness'
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:58:21 GMT
It is being seen as a blow to the Israeli PM as he faces several corruption allegations.

Syria war: UN plea to end 'hell on earth' Eastern Ghouta crisis
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:23:26 GMT
The UN Secretary General is calling for an end to the fighting so aid can enter the rebel-held area.

Father of Florida shooting victim to Trump: 'I'm pissed'
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:46:31 GMT
Andrew Pollack - whose daughter Meadow died in Parkland - vented his anger to the president.

How Venezuelans stave off hunger amidst a food crisis
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:28:03 GMT
Food has become so scarce in Venezuela after the economy collapsed that people are getting desperate.

School shooting survivor's tearful plea
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:19:03 GMT
Sam Zeif, who survived the Florida school shooting, has called for new laws to stop such a tragedy happening again.

Evangelist Billy Graham in his own words
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:19:41 GMT
The US evangelist has died aged 99. He was one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century.

Eastern Ghouta resident: 'Missiles are dropping like rain'
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:05:28 GMT
Over 200 people have been killed in the rebel-held region outside of Damascus, Syria.

Moment policeman catches falling child
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:12:21 GMT
He was guarding a bank in Asyut, Egypt, when he spotted the boy three floors above.

Hundreds of drones create spectacular light show
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:38:46 GMT
Three hundred drones created a stunning light show in the night sky during Olympic medal ceremony.

Justin Trudeau's 'Bollywood' wardrobe amuses Indians
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:27:34 GMT
The Canadian prime minister has been wearing traditional Indian attire at every possible opportunity.

Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight'
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:09:11 GMT
Polyphenols found in red wine helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth, a study finds.

Kazakhstan changes its alphabet - again
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:27:13 GMT
President issues decree doing away with much-maligned apostrophes introduced last year.

Russian 'burning church' art engulfed in controversy
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:11:34 GMT
A Russian art project in the shape of a burning gothic building prompts a heated debate on art and religion.

Beijing trials pay-per-ride scheme for lift passengers
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:56:58 GMT
China's capital city is trialling a scheme that asks people to pay to ride up and down in lifts.

Syria war: Families struggle to survive in Eastern Ghouta, under siege
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:31:03 GMT
Syrians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta live in fear as the government steps up its bombardment.

Syria conflict: Will powers end up in direct war?
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:37:01 GMT
The increasing tension between the different countries with a stake in the Syrian conflict poses a real threat to the region.

Meet the farmer who found happiness in an ancestral way of life
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:06:00 GMT
French farmer Jean-Bernard Huon has rejected modern techniques such as machinery and chemicals, relying instead on traditional methods.

Billy Graham: Six things he believed
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:50:18 GMT
On civil rights, North Korea ties and dining with women, this is where Graham stood.

What will Brexit mean for Britain's overseas territories?
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:36:21 GMT
Brexit will have profound consequences for the 250,000 people in the UK's overseas territories.

What does Australia need from Trump's US?
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:33:36 GMT
US-Australia expert Prof Simon Jackman explains why Canberra has "doubled down" on the relationship.

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