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A mother’s dilemma

In the early stages of her pregnancy, Canadian blogger Myah Walker was confronted with a mother's worst nightmare. Doctors told her that the baby had only a partially formed brain, and would likely die before birth or shortly afterwards; a condition called anencephaly. She refused abortion. And despite the odds, her baby is still alive two months after she was born. Read more...

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Sinhalese find strength in a "lovers' story" while troops press on with offensive

Unusual to see a soldier performing a love song on stage at a time of war, but according to one of our Sinhalese Observers, it's a useful moral booster as the Sri Lankan Army battles through what it says are the last days of its bloody offensive against the cornered Tamil Tigers. Read more and see the clip...

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Durban II racism conference: Elie Wiesel branded a 'Zio-Nazi'

The Durban II anti-racism conference was far from smooth running. The latest incident came on Tuesday, when  Elie Wiesel, an Israeli Nobel Peace Prize laureaute and Holocaust survivor, found himself surrounded by members of the Iranian delegation, who chanted "Zio-Nazi" at him. Read more and see the video...

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Palestinian man killed by teargas canister

A Palestinian man died on Friday after he was hit in the chest by a teargas canister launched by an Israeli soldier. The scene was filmed by a protester. Read more and see the video...

Why Keira Knightley taking a beating is a good thing

No matter how successful and confident you are, anybody can be a victim of domestic violence. Singer Rihanna proved that in February. Now it's British actress Keira Knightely's turn. Luckily, she's only acting. Nonetheless the ad has caused quite a shock. But it is it realistic? A domestic violence aid worker tells us more. Read more and see the ad...

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A practical joke that will steer you clear of fast-food… forever

These videos show Domino's Pizza staff doing revolting things to food being prepared for delivery. Posted online on Monday, the clips have led to the pair being sacked and facing felony charges, a fast-food giant in a PR crisis, and a million sickened viewers. Revolting indeed, but according to our Observer, a former McDonald's employee, the incident is not something that happens everyday. Read more and see the videos...

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Thaksin unintentionally suggests red shirts are paid to cause havoc

This video is supposed proof that the "red shirts" rioting in support for exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra are being paid to cause havoc. Is it a misunderstanding, a fake, or a major boo boo on the part of the opposition leader? Our Observers have their own theories. Read more and see the slip-up...

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Unemployed un-kissed 47-year-old to win 'Britain's Got Talent'?

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The latest woman to wow YouTube is quite the opposite of what we're used to. Unlike the majority of video clip fodder, Susan Boyle is highly unattractive and greatly talented. And everyone loves her. A fairytale come true, or a showbiz fake? Read more...

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A 'whopper' of an insult to Mexicans?

Burger King is cooking up a storm with its "Texican Whopper" ad, which shows a tiny Mexican wrestler befriending a lanky American cowboy for what they describe as "the taste of Texas with a little spicy Mexican". Offensive? Read more and see the clip...

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G20 police brutality: fresh footage leads to second officer suspension

The officer filmed striking a woman with a baton in this video has been suspended after the footage was posted on YouTube. A separate investigation is already underway after another officer was caught on a mobile phone video shoving a 47-year-old man who later died of a heart attack. See the video...

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