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· May, 2016

Stories about Humor from May, 2016

Russian Newspapers Are Now Warning Readers About Russian TV Networks

A newspaper in Russia's regions targeted by a defamatory investigative report on a pro-Kremlin television network is hitting back with a warning to its readers.

Crimea's Government Cancels That ‘Putin Is a D*******’ Event

A curious event announcement appeared briefly on the website of the Crimean government on May 25. It concerned Vladimir Putin and the word “dickhead.”

What Is Latin American Social Media Laughing at? One Critic Offers a Clue

"Having a good sense of humor is self-criticism, and these 'telepresidents,' which is what I call politicians who are obsessed with the screen, don’t accept any type of criticism."

The Iranian State Versus Kim Kardashian

The story is so absurd that it seems funny, at first glance. But the Iranian state's problems with Kim Kardashian are no laughing matter.

Chinese Censors Crack Down on ‘Illegal’ Live-Streaming, Including Erotic Banana Eating

As it is impossible to pre-screen live-streamed content, China's public security bureau has set up a police station at the office of major live-streaming platform to oversee what is broadcast.

Why Twitter Users in Quito Can't Stop Talking About Orange Juice

"Buy orange juice from the young guy on the corner and then medicine at the neighbourhood pharmacy, reactivate the economy, everyone's happy."

These Images Illustrate How Litter Is Destroying Myanmar's Famous Landmarks

"If you set an example by by being careful with where you throw away your trash, we can raise the standards of our country."

Meet Japan's Biggest YouTube Star

Who is one of the most popular YouTube stars you have never heard of? Here's a hint: he lives in Japan.

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