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2008-09-17 15:00:23

An Italian comedian, who made a joke about the Pope, faces five years in prison; a journalist is looking at 15 years imprisonment in Thailand for the serious crime of defaming the monarchy; and who would dare say a word about the Prophet Muhammad without Muslims jumping up and down and threatening to kill in response. No-one is beyond criticism, satire or irreverence, and no-one has the right to not be offended. MARC FIBBENS Halswell (c) 2008 Press, The; Christchurch, New Zealand....

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'