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

 

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Fifa re-elects Blatter president 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 20:46:42 GMT 
    Fifa re-elects Sepp Blatter president as his rival withdraws after the first round of a vote dominated by allegations of corruption in football.


Merkel: I'll work with UK on EU change 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 15:23:08 GMT 
    Angela Merkel says she does not rule out future treaty changes as she promises to work "constructively" with the UK on EU reform.


Transplant man meets donor's sister 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 13:32:33 GMT 
    A woman, whose brother was killed in a car accident, has met the man who was given his face in a pioneering transplant operation.


Gunmen kill 19 in Pakistan bus raids 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 20:42:10 GMT 
    Gunmen in Pakistan's Balochistan province kill at least 19 passengers after taking over two Karachi-bound buses, officials say.


Bomb attack at Saudi Arabia mosque 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:46:26 GMT 
    At least four people die in a bomb attack outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, only a week after more than 20 people were killed in a similar bombing.


Italy rescues 3,300 boat migrants 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 21:16:40 GMT 
    Italy rescued a total of more than 3,300 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on Friday, the country's coastguard says.


Mine clearance starts in Colombia 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 21:53:04 GMT 
    The Colombian government and Farc guerrillas begin working together to clear landmines sown during 50 years of war.


IS militants 'seize Libyan airport' 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 15:20:37 GMT 
    Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.


US removes Cuba from terror list 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 15:48:47 GMT 
    The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror, allowing the country to conduct banking in the United States, among other activities.


China executes teacher for abuse 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 05:34:25 GMT 
    China's top court says it has executed a primary school teacher found guilty of raping or sexually abusing 26 girls.


Sugar warning over fruit snacks 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 23:02:25 GMT 
    Many supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than a bag of sweets, says campaign group Action on Sugar.


Germany 'hits global birth rate low' 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:12:40 GMT 
    A study says Germany's birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy.


Anderson takes 400th Test wicket 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 12:45:37 GMT 
    James Anderson becomes the first England bowler to take 400 Test wickets, in the second Test against New Zealand.


VIDEO: Inside Malaysia's migrant jungle camps 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 18:01:31 GMT 
    Ian Pannell and cameraman Darren Conway went to migrant camps on Malaysia's border, where traffickers abused and killed Rohingya Muslims.


VIDEO: On the ground with Libyan forces 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 04:44:03 GMT 
    The BBC has been given rare access to the army that is allied to the internationally recognised government in Libya.
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