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The "High Council of Virtual Spaces" --which sounds more like a Reddit Moderator group than anything remotely official-- has declared Pokémon GO! illegal in Iran over "security concerns." Iran is the first place the game is now illegal because Jigglypuff is apparently SO SCARY.






Well, I guess Iranians can always go on vacation.



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You may not think that Jack Black, Morgan Freeman and Orange is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne care a whole lot about the the White House's possible deal with Iran over the development of nuclear power facilities, but they do.

The celebrities join some notable political figures and even former spy Valerie Plame in drumming up support to pass the deal and to ask citizens to call their senators to ensure that the deal makes it through the Senate.

In the words of Morgan Freeman, "The agreement on the table is the best way to ensure Iran doesn't build a f*cking bomb."

We need to get him to say more things.

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In its latest effort to find alternatives to global Internet services like YouTube, the Iranian government has unveiled its own video-sharing website Mehr in full adherence with its interpretation of Islam. While many Iranians have been known to bypass filters to access YouTube or use other Farsi-centric video streaming sites like Aparat, Mehr is the first state-sponsored venture into the world of social media in the country.

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Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Progress of the Day: KFC over the weekend released a statement denying claims it had opened its first Iranian branch in over 30 years

The fried chicken chain closed up shop in the Persian republic following the Islamic

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Female Ninja Army of the Day: A rare glimpse into the fascinating world of Iran's ninja training camps for women, courtesy of the Islamic Republic's 24-hour English-language news network, Press TV.

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Barbie Ban of the Day: In what it referred to as a "new phase" in its ongoing crackdown on "manifestations of Western culture," Iran's morality police has moved to shut down dozens of toy stores peddling in banned Barbies.

The doll, once referred to by an Iranian children's agency as a "Trojan horse" of Western influence

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Frightening Flashback of the Day: In a scene straight out of 1979, dozens of militant Iranian students stormed the British Embassy in Tehran today, throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, and clashing with riot police.

According to the Associated Press, the protesters burned documents and the British flag, and shouted "death t