Attack on Sri Lankan cricketers: the Indian lead

One of our Observers in Pakistan, Awab Alvi, has published a note by the security services warning local authorities about the probability of an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. The note, dating back to January 22, pointed to an Indian lead. Read more…
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Hijab blogger lays claim to style

Talk about the Islamic headscarf has long been the preserve of acrimonious debates over fundamentalism, women’s rights and freedom of expression. Blasting intolerance on all sides, Jana Kossaibati presses her right to dress as she pleases – and to do so hijab style. Read more…

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'There’s probably no God'

The campaign urging passersby to "stop worrying" and "enjoy (their) life" instead will appear on ten Montreal buses until March 10 and head to Toronto as well. Read more...

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Terrorists strike at cricket, 'the only thing binding Pakistanis together'

Twelve masked and heavily-armed gunmen attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team to a stadium in Lahore Tuesday morning. The wife of our Observer in Pakistan was nearby when the bus was showered with gunshots. Read more...
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Lebanon bans film with naked woman

Last week we discussed the scandal sparked by the release of a controversial film in Morocco. Now, another film has been axed in Lebanon. The reason is pretty much the same: sex. Read more and watch the trailer...

Guinea-Bissau leaderless after gangland killing

Guinea-Bissau awoke on Monday morning without a president. Head of State Joao Bernando Vieira was gunned down as he tried to escape from a group of soldiers who attacked his home. Our Observers from Guinea-Bissau speak about the tragic events of the day. Read more...

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Does the Michelin Guide still have a good nose?

The gospel for some, a touch has-been for others, the Michelin Guide is no longer the be-all and end-all of culinary critique. Chefs, gourmets, critics and bloggers are ready to fight it out with stars and rolling pins. Read more...

Bloggers launch 'Operation General Dead'

The cyberactivist Mohammed Adel faces charges of terrorism in Egypt. To express their support, a group of Egyptian bloggers have launched a satirical "Operation General Dead". Their "pro-terrorism" campaign is so realistic Facebook has decided to censor it. Read more and view the photos...

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Chinese Web fuming over auctioned bronzes

Chinese bloggers have been locked in a bitter dispute over the sale of two bronze relics stolen a century ago by French soldiers. The bronzes fetched €15.7 million each at this week's Yves Saint Laurent auction in Paris. While some demand their immediate return, others recognise they were better preserved in France. Read more and view the Chinese cartoons…
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Deborah’s body charts battle against breast cancer

Copyright: Deborah D. Lattimore

When Deborah Lattimore found out she had breast cancer in September last year, she decided to document her struggle with the illness and post the photos online. A stark but important message: having a mammogram can save your life. Read more and see her images…

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