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Liberal Democrats officially ‘extinct in the wild’, says conservation body

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has downgraded the survival prospects of Liberal Democrats, declaring the species officially ‘extinct in the wild’. Political conservationistshave been fighting for years to save the endangered creature (Latin name: Politicus ineptus) from dying out in its traditional habitats of university towns and the West Country. The [...]

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Posted: Jan 31st, 2012
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Chinese disappointed by Clarkson-panda swap

The arrival of the pandas Sweetie and Sunshine has delighted the Scots, but the Chinese are said to be puzzled by the reciprocal arrival of a rare and temperamental British specimen almost certainly on the brink of extinction.

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Posted: Dec 5th, 2011
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HS2 route to be tunnelled under Brussels to get to China more quickly

not so much Hu, but WenThe government has today announced plans to vary the route through which it obtains capital funding by avoiding Brussels completely and extending the line to China.

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Posted: Dec 3rd, 2011
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Entire fake China discovered in Far East

Elaborate counterfeit schemes are nothing new within the Far East – the recent discovery of a fake Apple store being a case in point – but the latest scam to be uncovered has amazed many owing to its sheer audacity – an entirely fake China has been discovered slightly to the northeast of the real China.

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Posted: Jul 23rd, 2011
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Mother’s horror as man sells iPad to buy kidney

iNcontinenceThe mother of a Chinese man has spoken of her horror after finding out that her son, identified only as ‘Big Zheng’, had arranged the sale of one of his iPads to fund the purchase of a kidney in a shady internet transaction.

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Posted: Jun 4th, 2011
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