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The knife that explodes its victim’s organs

The WASP knife is more lethal than any other. Created for hunting dangerous animals, it kills on impact by injecting a frozen ball of compressed gas into the body of the prey, exploding the organs of the animal. Available to buy online, the British police is worried about the implications the weapon could have if it falls into the wrong hands. Read more, and see the knife in action...

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A damning video for the Israeli Army

A scene of shocking brutality on the part of the Israeli Army emerged yesterday, in a video filmed by a Palestinian teenager. The amateur footage shows an Israeli soldier firing a rubber bullet at a Palestinian protestor barely a metre away. According to the NGO who got hold of the video, Israeli authorities then tried to cover up the blunder. Read more and see the video...

Israeli settler attacks posted on the web

Israeli police announced the arrest of two of the settlers suspected of taking part in this attack on Palestinians, captured on video, today. It's not the first time that a video posted on YouTube has helped Palestinians to get attention from the media and officials about this type of incident. Read more and see the video.

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The rantings of an angry white farmer

While Mugabe's thugs continue to terrorise Zimbabwe, the abduction and brutal beating of a white farmer has reignited another of the country's long standing polemics - what to do with the country's wealthy white settlers. A friend of the victim explains why white farmers are refusing to leave Zimbabwe. Read more.

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Vote for Mugabe, or don’t vote at all

Zimbabweans are voting today in what's being labelled a "one-man election". Despite opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulling out of the competition on Sunday, President Robert Mugabe pushed ahead with the run-off between the two men. The opposition has accused Mugabe's ZANU-PF party of using violence to scare people into voting for Mugabe. One of our Observers went to the polls; another dared to stay at home. Here are their accounts of the day's events, told anonymously. Read more...

Stop dreaming, Mugabe's here to stay

Hopes for a fair election are over in Zimbabwe after opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of Friday's planned run-off on Sunday. But while expectations have been quashed, repressive government violence and spiralling food prices seem to be unstoppable. Read more...

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Left to die in the middle of the road


A 78-year-old man, struck down by a hit-and-run driver, was left lying in the middle of the road for over a minute as pedestrians walked by and cars veered round him. Here's the video.

Alleged communists massacred under the eyes of American soldiers

Last month the US government declassified images of thought-to-be communist sympathisers being massacred by  South Korean authorities between 1950 and 1951. Tackling a sensitive subject, the evidence throws more weight behind the argument that the US were partly to blame. Read more...

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Pranksters sentenced to apologise on YouTube

Two Florida teenagers who threw a drink in a drive-thru worker's face have been forced by a judge to post an apology on YouTube. But will the punishment work? See the apology and read more...

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It's best not to wave at the camera just after a massacre

Yesterday we published a post about a street massacre in Tokyo. Shocked Japanese web users have been poring over news reports recorded just after the tragedy, and they've noticed something that upsets them even more. Read more...

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