Tuesday, 26 May 2015  
Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, U.S. reassures Abadi

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to try to retake the Iraqi city, while Washington scrambled on Monday to reassure Baghdad after a U.S. official's sharp criticism of Iraqi forces.

Source: feeds.reuters.com
Can China Take a Joke?

Christopher Beam, New York Times Magazine
Wong then launched into 10 minutes of American-style stand-up comedy with distinctly Chinese punch lines. A man was arrested for robbing a bank using pepper spray, he said. "It worked twice. The third time, they caught him because the police were from Hunan." (Hunanese food is spicy.) "They say that to get married these days, you need a house and a car. But when my wife and I got married, we didn’t have a house or a car — and I still didn’t dump her." (In China, men are expected to provide.) The jokes were punctuated with sound effects: the boyoyoing...

Source: www.realclearpolitics.com

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