Iran election: 'This time… we have to vote'

Iran's tenth presidential election takes place this Friday and the race is heating up. Current president Ahmadinejad and reformist Mirhossein Mousavi, both running for president, clashed in a televised debate last Wednesday, causing protests and street-fights on Saturday. Unlike in previous elections however, Iranian expat students say they won't boycott the vote this time. Read their accounts...

Raw video of brutal Harare police training

Mugabe's police officers are infamous for brutality. Watch how they're trained, and you won't be surprised. Read more and see the video...

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You’re watching Taliban TV

This little cyber-presenter, Dickie, seems pretty cute. Listen carefully to what he has to tell you however. He's repeating - word for word - press releases from the Afghan Taliban. Read more...

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Rio shantytowns walled off

Rio de Janeiro authorities have begun building concrete walls around the city's shantytowns. Officially they're being erected to prevent environmental damage to the surrounding areas. But the residents of these favelas see it as a way of creating distance between themselves and the not-too-faraway, well-off neighbours. Read more...

Obama tackles the French on the hijab

When Obama said that Western countries should avoid "dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear", it could have been perceived as a personal attack in France. The hijab, along with all religious symbols, was banned in French schools in 2004. Read more...

Obama’s address to the Muslim world – give your opinion!

Obama's address in Cairo on Thursday was a hugely anticipated speech. Our Muslim Observers react: only half of them are convinced. Read more...

“Avoid the locals, stay in your hotel room!”

That's the message Hong Kong residents got when they saw this advertising campaign for Langham Hotels. Read more and see the, frankly excruciating, adverts.

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Cheers to construction shortcuts in China!

Nine people were crushed to death and 16 seriously injured when 200 metres of motorway collapsed in the Hunan province of China on May 17. The local media says that the company charged with demolishing the construction is who's at fault for the catastrophe. Read more...

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Amateur video: highway patrol pull over ambulance

This video, in which we see two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers pull over an ambulance in action, has already received over a million hits on YouTube since it was posted ten days ago. Viewers are outraged by what they consider to be a brutal act. Read more and see the video...

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"Curry bashing": Indians the new scapegoats in Oz?

This CCTV footage has outraged Australia's Indian community, which in the past few years has fallen victim to a record number of brutal attacks. Read more and see the video...

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