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A record fifteen Asian female MPs have been voted in at the 2015 UK election. We salute the ladies h...

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    May 10, 2015
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Oh, Meltdown!Oh, Meltdown!

The cons and cons of the nuclear cesspool India has stepped in.

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The Innocence Of Charlie HebdoThe Innocence Of Charlie Hebdo

French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo dared to cause offence with its material, but at a costly price.

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"There's no politics here - just good old fashioned revenge." ~ Tony Stark.

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There's an old saying: if the system plagiarises quotes on your behalf, and you are the Prime Minister of India, fix it.

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We were prepared to die for Britain, so why not for ourselves?

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Death Of The Death SentenceDeath Of The Death Sentence

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