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Robin Hood returns… in Dubai

The poor of Dubai, which today fell further into economic crisis, have never experienced the luxuries the state is renowned for. But every year during the Islamic festival of sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, one man, who has christened himself "The Robin Hood of the United Arab Emirates", tries to share some of the country's wealth with them. Read more...

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A navy for a landlocked country

With approximately 6,000 men and 70 vessels, the Bolivian navy keeps control of the Andean country's waterways. The only catch? Bolivia is landlocked. Read more...

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YouTube assault video worsens Somali reputation

A group of Minneapolis teenagers have found themselves headline news after publishing a video in which they push people over in the street. Identified as of Somali origin, the pranksters will, our observer there explains, only add fuel to the fire for the local anti-Somali press. Read more...

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Spray cans in Tehran – risky but increasingly popular

The most famous piece of Iranian graffiti is probably the deathly Statue of Liberty painted on the wall of the former US Embassy in Tehran. There's far more to street art than anti-American paintings however, and in the past two years, it's become more popular than ever. Read more and see the images...

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South African shack dwellers: “The police are attacking us”

A group of Durban shack dwellers say that local police attacked, abused, and intimidated residents on Friday night. It's the third alleged police-related attack in two months. But why would authorities target a group of shack dwellers? Read more and see their photos...

Chavez or no Chavez, they're crossing the border

Worsening relations between Colombia and Venezuela led to a decision on November 3 by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to close the border between the two countries. Instead of giving in to the obstacle, however, residents from either side are finding every way round it. Read more...

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War drawn by those who wage it

At first sight they seem to be children's drawings of jungles, mountains and rivers. But on closer inspection the details come into focus: people pleading for mercy before being executed, women being raped, hostages tied up, giant cemeteries... Read more...

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