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Anti–Putin protests: 'Moscow has lost Vladivostok'

Putin flew groups of riot police 10,000 kilometres on Saturday to meet anti-government protestors gathered in Vladivostok. Around a thousand Russians from the east of the country showed disdain for the Prime Minister by taking to the streets. Their message: "United Russia can go to hell". Read more...

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French rioters clash with police in Lyon

Nationwide protests against educational reforms led French students to fight police, burn cars and block train lines on Thursday. We publish a video shot in Lyon, where the clashes resulted in 38 arrests. Read more...

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Shocking video: life inside a French jail

Prisoners from a French jail have managed to film under the watch of the guards using hidden cameras smuggled into the jail. A shocking look into the world of the French prison service. Read more and see the video...

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Russia's far east continues calls for Putin to resign

Russian protesters in the far east of the country plan to heighten pressure on the government this weekend by continuing to cause chaos in the city of Vladivostok. Read more...

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Could the Greek revolt ignite all of Europe?

The Greeks are not calming down. On the contrary - the leftist radicals unfurled a banner across the Acropolis calling for European-wide action on Wednesday. Is a new '68 on its way? Read more...

Mayotte detention centre: "this infringement of regular French law is a disgrace to the Republic"

The online newspaper Libération.fr has published footage of the inside of a detention centre on the French island of Mayotte. Detainees sleep on the floor. Hygiene conditions are unspeakable. While Mayotte is an "overseas collective" of France, asylum rights don't apply to this territory. Read more and see the video...

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Russia protests: "a police colonel tried to gouge someone's eyes out"

After groups of opposition supporters were pushed, carried and kicked into police vans on Sunday at demonstrations in Moscow and St Petersburg, the Russian Web has been flooded with brutal images of the event. Read more and see the videos...

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Electricity bills are a laughing matter in the Czech Republic

Everyone moans about mounting electricity bills. But with Czech consumers, complaints come in the funniest forms. Read more...

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Shanghai's public toilets make pots of money

One of our Observers in China is leading an investigation into... the public toilets at Shanghai train station. It might seem like a trivial subject, but Web users from the city don't think so - not when the WCs rake in 11 million euros each year. Read more...

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Do girls need their own porn?

Is there a need for pornography created specifically for women? A group of French women thinks so. We ask our Observers, from Budapest to Beijing, what they think about the idea. Read more and see the videos...

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