Gabon election: “For the authorities there is ‘good media’ and ‘bad media’”

One of our Gabonese Observers voices his concerns over the restrictions placed on journalists covering the presidential election. Read more...

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How they protest prostitution in Ukraine

Their message - "Ukraine is no whorehouse". Their medium - anything from throwing cakes at sexists, challenging male tourists in the street, and getting naked in order to disrupt public ceremonies. Meet Kiev's controversial anti-prostitution activists...

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The death of the Aral Sea

Once one of the world's largest inland seas and home to thousands of species, in under 20 years the Aral Sea has shrunk to ten percent of its original size and is so salty that barely any life form remains. The Russians were taught to believe that the sea was an "error of nature" and therefore pointless, but as our Observer points out, the real catastrophe was man-made. Read more...

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Millwall vs West Ham carnage - “The police shouldn't have let it happen”

For the first time in four years, bitter football rivals West Ham and Millwall FC met for "England's most violent derby" on Tuesday. The result: ten arrests, one stabbing, and three invasions of the pitch. Two West Ham fans tell us why they think the police are at fault. Read more...

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Can you laugh about suicide bombers?

An online comedy about a group of Bradford-based Muslim extremists planning a suicide bombing has been released on YouTube. Hilarious or disrespectful? One of our British Muslim Observers gives his reaction. Read more...

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Why does Venezuela keep winning Miss Universe?

Jamaica's famous for its athletes, Italy for its pizzas. Venezuela, which has just bagged the title of Miss Universe for the sixth time, is seemingly making a name for itself in beautiful women. So what is it about the South American state - unrivalled charm, or easily accessible plastic surgeons? Our Observer (see photo), a former Miss Venezuela competitor, explains it all. Read more...

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The French woman who sang her CV, and then posted it on YouTube

Unemployed 48-year-old communications worker Isabelle Moreau is so desperate to find a new job that she's posted a video of herself singing her CV on YouTube. If she was trying to get attention, it worked. But is the kind of attention she was looking for? Read more and see her clip...

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Driving into the eye of a tornado

A violent tornado touched down in the Canadian province of Ontario, Canada on Thursday. Several more twisters ensued, leaving nothing in their path. Here are a few amateur videos of the event...

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BASE jumping – primary requirement insanity?

"BASE jumping" is basically hardcore parachuting. Giving you less time to open your parachute, and less of a parachute when it's open, BASE jumping is the closest you can get to falling to your death without dying. Read more and see the videos...

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Footage that will stop you texting while driving

"It's all about Cassie Cowan - a nice girl from a nice Gwent valleys family - who kills four people on the road because she used her mobile phone and lost her concentration for a few seconds." See the video...

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