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—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit

 

World News From BBC

Afghan contenders sign unity deal  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:25:18 GMT
A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling. 
Yemen PM quits amid rebel clashes  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:32:07 GMT
The Yemeni prime minister resigns after days of deadly clashes between Shia rebels and pro-government forces in the capital, Sanaa. 
Global protests over climate change  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:44:45 GMT
Protests to demand urgent action on climate change kick off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world. 
Pope decries 'perverted' extremists  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:46:05 GMT
Tens of thousands of people attend a Mass by Pope Francis, as the pontiff hits out at extremists "perverting" religion to justify violence. 
Moscow rally against Ukraine crisis  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:34:00 GMT
Tens of thousands of Russians are marching in Moscow in protest against Russia's involvement in the Ukraine crisis. 
Kenya marks Westgate mall attack  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:32:34 GMT
Kenya is marking a year since the attack by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed. 
Turkish troops clear border Kurds  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:42:46 GMT
Turkish troops fire water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered at the border in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees. 
UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:08:30 GMT
The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him. 
US calls for EU to 'boost' economy  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:23:03 GMT
The US Treasury Secretary urges eurozone countries to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation. 
Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:43:17 GMT
A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say. 
Deadly Egypt military aircraft crash  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:05:05 GMT
A military aircraft has crashed in Egypt, killing six crew, state TV reports. 
More celeb 'naked pictures' leaked  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:06:39 GMT
Kim Kardashian, Mary-Kate Olsen and Vanessa Hudgens seem to be some of the latest victims. 
Miliband: 'No ifs' on Scots pledge  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:19:57 GMT
Ed Miliband says a pledge of further devolution to Scotland will be fulfilled "no ifs, no buts" amid a row with David Cameron over how to implement it. 
VIDEO: Jude Law: "DRC gone off the radar"  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:19:43 GMT
During a trip to the troubled region of Eastern DRC, British actor Jude Law called for more international attention to be given to the country. 
VIDEO: Prohibition plans for Kerala  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:42:32 GMT
The southern Indian state of Kerala has said it will ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the problem of excessive drinking.