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· April, 2013

Stories about Humor from April, 2013

China Earthquake Donation Protected by Spell

Brazilian Cartoonist Inspires Kissing Protest

Red Cross’ China Scandal – This Time About Sex

Bill Gates’ Handshake Irks South Koreans

Chinese President Xi Jinping's ‘Fake’ Taxi Ride Fools State Media

China's state news agency is backpedaling on a report it endorsed that appeared in Beijing-backed Hong Kong newspaper about Chinese President Xi Jinping hailing a taxi last month in order...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Dark Times, Black Humor”

The Boston Bombings Come Home to Russians

Initially a distant story of bombs and American blood, the Boston Marathon bombings came home to Russians today. The RuNet had been following the investigation into the attacks with great...

Give the Egyptian President a Bath!

Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has left a stench – on Twitter. Blogger and activist Nawara Negm started the hash tag #حموا_الرئيس [ar], which translates to “Give the President a Bath,...

Beer & Twitter Prove Toxic Mix for Russian Journalist

Trains are a cheap and reliable way to get around Russia, particularly compared to the country's famously poor roads. Russia is a big country and journeys between cities can take...

China's Anti-Japanese TV War Dramas Knocked for Vulgarity

The Chinese entertainment industry's incessant production of anti-Japanese TV dramas, under the scrutiny of netizens for a while now, has hit a nerve with China's state-controlled media after two photographs...

Kyrgyzstan: Where Every Joke is on the Capital's Mayor

KVN - the Russian abbreviation for Club of the Funny and Inventive - remains a national comedy institution in many states of the former Soviet Union. Kyrgyzstan, whose capital has...

Egypt: Prime Minister Prescribes Smurf Diet

Putin Unfazed by Topless Protest in Hannover

On Monday, 8 April 2013, Putin's tour of a trade fair in Hannover with German Chancellor Angela Merkel took an unexpected turn when three members of the controversial Ukrainian feminist and...

Egyptian Comedian Accused of Pakistan Insult

Iran's Anesthetics Shortage Reaches Alarming Levels

Panic struck in Iranian hospitals as the country's medical officials confirmed a serious national shortage of anesthetics on March 15, 2013 hindering life-saving operations on patients in Iran.

North Korea Nuclear Threats Draw Arab Laughs

North Korea's threats to attack US military bases, including those on the American mainland, drew laughs from a number of Arab netizens.

Hong Kong: International Pillow Fight 2013

The Islamic Caliphate of North Korea

Global Voices Adds Corporate Jargon to Its Roster of Languages

Starting April 1, 2013, Global Voices will begin translating its content into its most obscure language to date: corporate jargon.

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