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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The "betel nut beauties" of Taiwan

Daylight prostitution in Taipei? Nope. Just some scantily clad Taiwanese girls selling drinks, cigarettes and nuts to passing car drivers. Read more...

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Putin's not a fan of punk rock

With lyrics like "Just don't listen to him; a pig will always find mud to roll in", it's no surprise that punk band PTVP can't be found on Russian TV. But one of our pro-Kremlin Observers tells us it's got nothing to do with politics. Read more...

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What’s Ramadan like in your country?

The month of Ramadan starts tomorrow (22 August). We asked our Observers from Algeria to Iraq to tell us what goes on in their country. Read more and take part in the post...

Make your confession to the Iranian regime

Public confessions made by detained opposition activists in Iran are being made a mockery of by anti-government protesters. To illustrate how farcical they found the confessions, Web users from around the world, including a pet cat, a "crazy Jew from Israel", a brainwashed bald manikin and a CIA agent, have made their own confessions, all 'owning up' to instigating the attempted velvet revolution following the 12 June election. Read more and see their confessions...

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Women-only beach “an oasis of calm”

Ladies, are you dreaming of a beach void of men? Well dream no more. Just make your way to Pedocin, Italy. Read more...

Our Afghani Observers weigh in on the election

Four of our Afghani Observers, who have been to the polls today, explain how their country has changed since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 and what they're hoping to see from their next president. Read more...

Britney Spears to vote in Afghanistan

Afghanistan heads to the polls today. The event however, is likely to be tarnished by election fraud. To prove just how easy it is to buy a fake voting card, one Afghan thought it amusing to get one in the name of... Britney Spears. Read more...

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Concealing satellite dishes in China

Satellite dishes are banned in China in order to prevent Chinese people from watching foreign TV channels. Not that it stops them. Read more...

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Naming and shaming shoplifters with CCTV footage – legal?

In an attempt to crack down on shoplifters, a UK storeowner has begun posting CCTV images of suspected thieves on the company's website, along with the incentive of a 500-pound (€580) reward for those who successfully identify thieves. On Saturday, the scheme claimed its first victim. But is it legal? Not entirely, a lawyer explains to us. Read more...

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