To have a bit of a laugh in the office during the International Comedy Festival we have asked comedians to tell us their favourite joke and tell us a bit about themselves.
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Is the Bolshoi Ballet a giant brothel?
After Beheading, Indonesia Bars Maids from Work in Saudi Arabia
Turkey: The Banished American
Jordan: King Abdullah Holds On, Despite Rising Discontent
Spare a thought for Jordan’s King Abdullah as he visits Washington this week, complaining of the dire consequences of the failure of his Israeli neighbor to make peace with the Palestinians: it’s not easy being a monarch in a Middle East buffeted by the democratic winds of the Arab Spring, and even less so when your country is wracked with rising tensions between its indigenous Bedouins and Palestinians who comprise as much as half of the population. When the King visited the southern tribal area of Tafila on Monday, a rare skirmish between the gathered crowd and security officers hinted at the powder keg atop which Abdullah sits.
Beyond Pirates: On the High Seas, an India-China Rivalry
NHL Playoffs: Can Canada Regain the Stanley Cup?
Anaheim, Dallas, Raleigh, Tampa: To the 34 million citizens of Canada, the country that invented the game of hockey, the Stanley Cup belongs in these cities about as much as tropical beaches belong in Saskatoon. Yet, in the almost two decades since the last time a Canadian team won the Cup Montreal defeated Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings in the 1993 Finals these southern and western American cities have all hoisted the Cup in triumph.