French thieves make headlines in Japan

A trio of French youths have given their country some bad press this week. Splashed all over Japanese TV, the tale of their stealing spree in a videogame store has caused something of a stir. Read more...

'The Watchmen', will the movie live up to the comic?

Directed by Zack Snyder, the man behind the blockbuster hit '300', The Watchmen is expected to become the latest box-office sensation as it hits US cinemas on Friday. But this widely-anticipated 100-million-dollar movie adaptation of a popular graphic novel from the 80s has left its fan base with mixed feelings. Read more and watch the trailers...

Miracle

And here’s today’s buzz video. The man run over by a truck in Turkey escapes with only minor scratches. Unbelievable stuff. Watch the video…

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Deputy sheriff caught beating teenage girl

Footage taken by a surveillance camera shows a police officer beating up a 15-year-old girl before dragging her by her hair into a cell. Read more and watch the video...

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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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