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North Korea executes performers by firing squad over alleged ‘porn scandal’ – WHAT? - News.com.au

I don’t know much about North Korea, and I readily admit that I don’t understand how the Communist dictatorship works. I don’t pretend to understand the reasons behind the execution of a dozen “well-known performers” in North Korea recently. With machine guns. Machine. Guns. What I can do is comment…

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British theatre producer escapes two years in jail for gay play - Guardian.co.uk

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Published in the British newspaper The Guardian, it was reported today that David Cecil, a British theatre producer, was arrested in Uganda for staging a play about homosexuality despite  ‘intervention from regulators’. His case was dismissed by a Ugandan magistrate yesterday as the prosecution could not produce any evidence against Cecil.…

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7 shows not to miss at the Comedy Festival

Every year, just as summer disappears and that all too familiar chill sets in, the funniest people from around Australia and the World descend on Melbourne. With over 380 shows the Melbourne International Comedy Festival commandeers every nook and cranny in which you can fit an audience, making one of…

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