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Rape is no joking matter, that much is clear. But the members of an Indian comedy group has used sarcasm to highlight the absurdity of blaming victims of sexual assault, and has succeeded in sparking a much-needed debate in their nation.

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Fox News used the words "deceiving" and "dazzling" to describe Paul Ryan's speech at the GOP convention; British support of possible American military intervention in Syria could signal another blunder as terrible as the Iraq War; meanwhile, Israeli ex-soldiers finally admit to heinous treatment of Palestinian children. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Today on the list: How human beings could have made the universe, the movement to move Tony Blair's memoirs to the crime section, the Social Security con and the Bollywood movie about Jesus.

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The Nigerian movie industry, known as Nollywood (a play on Hollywood in the manner of Bollywood), has grown from an accidental discovery into a mega-industry of over 2,000 titles and $200M annually. The Nigerian movie industry has grown from an accidental discovery into a mega-industry of over 2,000 titles and $200M annually.

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This has to rank among the more embarrassing airport diplomacy blunders in post-9/11 America: U.S. immigration officials pulled Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh "King" Khan aside for questioning at the Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, failing to recognize the "King of Bollywood," thus causing an international stir of a decidedly undesirable sort.

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"The President Is Coming," an Indian mockumentary opening this weekend in the subcontinent, tells the story of six contestants fighting for "the greatest prize" -- a chance to shake the hand of George W. Bush. Needless to say, it's a comedy.

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The death and destruction from last month's terrorist attacks in Mumbai are still fresh in the minds of many, but filmmakers in India nevertheless are rushing to retell the events cinematically, with over 20 Mumbai-themed movies already awaiting approval.

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The Indian metropolis of Mumbai is well-known for its prolific entertainment industry, a.k.a. "Bollywood." Following the recent terror seige, India's entertainment community responded to the attacks, which claimed the life of at least one of its (international) members.

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Now, mind you, this is not an officially endorsed campaign video for Barack Obama. But we kind of wish it was.

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Who'd have ever imagined that serene Buddhist actor and do-gooder Richard Gere would be burned in effigy by angry Hindu throngs all over India? The outcry erupted Sunday after Gere dipped Indian starlet Shilpa Shetty and kissed her face multiple times at an AIDS-awareness event -- and we've got the clip.

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