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Ugandans fed up with pastors' doomsday preaching


Since December, pastors have flooded the dusty streets of the Ugandan capital of Kampala to spread an ominous message: the end of the world is coming. But their repeated doomsday prophesies are leaving much of the city's residents increasingly fed up. Read more...
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Protests flare in Armenia after family massacred


Hundreds of Armenians took to the streets on Wednesday and Thursday, demanding that a Russian soldier who confessed to killing six members of an Armenian family be turned over to the Armenian authorities. He is currently in the hands of the Russian military at their base in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city. Read more…
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Lebanese police dismantle a prison’s ‘jihadist emirate’


Lebanese security forces evacuated a notorious prison wing on Monday which was believed to serve as a headquarters for jihadist prisoners. Nicknamed “the emirate”, the notorious Block B of Roumieh prison, near Beirut, was so dangerous that guards had been too afraid to enter it for months. Read more…
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Moroccans protest mine with world’s longest 'ecological sit-in'


Dozens of villagers have spent the last three years camping on a hill in the Great Atlas mountains in Morocco to protest a mining company that is polluting their region. Read more...
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Syrian prisoners of conscience attempt hunger strike


Dozens of inmates in the main prison in Homs, Syria, launched a protest last week to demand their freedom. Most are imprisoned due to their opinions; the majority was arrested during the very first demonstrations against the Syrian regime in March 2011. Some have already served their sentence but continue to waste away in prison. Read more...
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Ukraine police watch as pro-Russian politician thrown in dumpster


On Christmas Eve, a group of masked men picked up a municipal council member and tossed him into a dumpster in the city of Kharkov. Despite bearing witness to the surreal chain of events, the police failed to react, raising questions about the impunity afforded to certain ultra-nationalist groups in Ukraine. Read more...
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Our pick of 2014's best amateur videos

In 2014, videos captured by amateurs made headline news around the world. No one needs reminding of the images of Eric Garner that galvonised millions to protest against police brutality in the United States. Yet perhaps few of you saw the brutal "flying coffin" ceremonies that stunned the Ivory Coast. And while the football world cup played out in Brazil, who knew that astronauts were also taking part... in outer space? Here's our pick of 20 amateur videos that helped define 2014. Read more...

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Video: Shiite militias use same brutal tactics as Islamic State


A disturbing video filmed by soldiers fighting for the Kurdish Peshmerga reveals gruesome tactics used by Shiite militias battling to push Islamic State organisation jihadists out of Iraq. The images show the beheaded corpses of two IS fighters being dragged on the ground by a vehicle. Read more...
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'Way way': Algeria’s subversive new dance


“Way way”, also known as “Ey ey ey”, is a new street dance that has become very popular among Algeria’s youth in the past few months. These choreographies, danced to Raï music, are tinged with caustic humour that isn’t to the taste of many adults. Read more...
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Syrian massacre reveals conflict between IS group and local tribes

The bodies of 230 people were discovered last week in the province of Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria. The victims were members of the Sunni Shaitat tribe, which has refused to pledge loyalty to the Islamic State jihadist group, largely due to economic reasons. Read more…

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