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by Thanos Kalamidas
2007-01-08 09:23:08
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Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki has said his government could review relations with any country which criticised the execution of ex-leader Saddam Hussein. Mr Maliki said the hanging was a "domestic affair" for the benefit of Iraq's unity, adding that the former president had received a fair trial.

I suppose by ‘domestic’ he includes the USA and UK!!!

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US Democrat leaders have urged President George W Bush not to increase troop levels in Iraq, days before he is expected to announce such a move.

Not to worry, Iraqi civil war decreases them!!!

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Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, the wife of rock singer Marilyn Manson has filed for divorce after just a year of marriage, court papers have shown.

He wants to return to his first love, the devil?

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Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of the Somali capital Mogadishu in protest at the presence of Ethiopian forces backing the interim government. Witnesses said Ethiopian troops fired in the air to disperse the crowds, as youths burnt tyres and threw stones.

But they went there to guarantee …peace, their own peace!!!

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A record 525 teams are set to take part in the 2007 Dakar Rally, a 4,918-mile race of endurance over 15 stages which begins in Portugal and ends in Senegal.

I suppose Somalia is not in between!!!

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A Colombian ex-minister held hostage for more than six years by left-wing guerrillas has escaped after a military operation to secure his release.

They were definitely stoned by …Colombian!!!

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The Roman Catholic Church in Poland says the new archbishop of Warsaw was a collaborator with the former communist regime, amid an escalating row. Stanislaw Wielgus has been at the centre of a furore in Poland since a newspaper questioned his past after his appointment by the Vatican.

He was blessing 007!!!

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Chinese President Hu Jintao has called on Iran to make a serious response to the international community's concern over its nuclear programme.

The same one China did more than a decade before?

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Celine Dion's musical extravaganza at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas is to close in December, after almost five years.

Why? CSI Las Vegas finally found out who murdered music?

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A woman has begun legal proceedings against TV presenter Oprah Winfrey, claiming she was hurt in a rush for seats during a recording of her show. Tayna Milner said she was pushed down stairs on her way to sit in the audience last April, the Chicago Tribune reported.

And I thought she would sue her for brain damage!!!

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Rap star Wyclef Jean has been made a roving ambassador for Haiti to improve its image abroad.

There is only one way to comment that, by his song … 911!!!

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The film named after spoof Kazakh reporter Borat, which starred Sacha Baron Cohen, has been nominated for a South Bank Show Award in comedy.

When I read South Bank, I suddenly thought that the Israelis and Palestinians had found humour!

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Berlusconi was against the hanging of Saddam Hussein!

For the first time I agree with the man, should I worry?


    
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