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Britain to reopen Embassy World Snooker in Tehran

British politicians have confirmed that Tehran and London are to restore diplomatic ties with a celebration of the golden age of Ray Reardon’. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will visit Iran and play a series of match play events against 1991 World Champion, ‘chirpy’ John Parrott, heralded by a special performance by Chas & Dave doing Snooker Loopy on the Iranian Tar

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Posted: Aug 23rd, 2015
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Iran conducts test of long-range tickling stick

What a wonderful day for flinging a custard pie in the face of the President of Iran and saying Slam-me-dinner-plate-in-that Outbreaks of squirming and hilarity feared

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Posted: Jul 9th, 2015
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Jihadists ‘not as focused on the World Cup as they should be’

all to play for in the following roundsSet against the backdrop of Kenyan massacres and Iraqi insurgency, FIFA is concerned that Islamist militants may not be giving Brazil 2014 their full attention. Despite wall-to-wall TV coverage, there is a growing suspicion that some of the world’s population are choosing not to embrace footballing worship and are instead favouring revolution, seventy two virgins and a ‘nice game of croquet’.

Although the World Cup cost well in excess of $14 billion, Sunni militants seem more obsessed with Baghdad than the melodious prose of Phil Neville. New technologies such as vanishing foam, goal-line sensors and improved corruption have failed to distract Jihadists from their ultimate goal of ‘keeping Wayne Rooney off the front page’. Even a prize money totalling $576m and the lure of the percussive caxirola, does not seem to have dented the extremists’ love of all shoot outs, except penalties.

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Posted: Jun 17th, 2014
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Diplomatic chaos as Iran attempts to harness power of ‘butterfly effect’

international panic will start on a small scale then escalate exponentiallyUN inspectors have been asked to investigate allegations that Iran has been secretly developing weapons grade butterflies in an attempt to use chaos theory to launch hurricanes around the world.

‘This is the nightmare scenario,’ said physicist Professor Michio Kaku. ‘The butterfly effect suggests that a single butterfly flapping its wings in one country could trigger a hurricane on the other side of the planet. Just imagine the devastation that could be caused by thousands of them all flapping together in the same direction.’

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Posted: Apr 9th, 2014
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World peace a step closer as Obama, Rouhani trade knock-knock jokes

avoided any jokes about racial, political stereotypes in this crucial first meetingIn a momentous turn of events, tensions in the Middle East appear to have eased considerably after the presidents of Iran and the US swapped knock-knock jokes for the first time in 35 years.

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Posted: Sep 29th, 2013
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