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Watch this video and you'll never moan about the traffic again

These images were filmed by a CCTV camera at a crossroads in Shanghai. The traffic is chaotic to the extreme. It might be funny for us, but for the authorities, who will be welcoming 70 million visitors during Expo 2010, the problem is serious. See the video and read more...

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Web goes psycho over Christian Bale going psycho

The leaked audio of Christian Bale's four-minute furious rant, in which he managed to fit in the word "fuck" 35 times, is the web's biggest hit this week. The American Psycho star erupted into the unending onslaught of insults, aimed at one of the set's directors, while shooting for Terminator 4. Even in the land of stars, the verbal assault has caused outrage. But on the inside of the industry, a producer tells us that it's nothing unusual. Read more...

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After air guitar, 'air gaming'…

Playing tennis without a racket, scuba-diving without water or even playing video games without a console... All these things are possible thanks to a new concept called "air gaming". Read more and see the sport in action...

The Sri Lankan army shows off its 'feats' online

The Sri Lankan army captured a Tamil Tiger "hideout" last week. But in place of finding chief rebel Velupillai Prabhakaran, they came across a large stuffed tiger. It didn't stop them from boasting about the victory on the net, however. Read more and see the photos...

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"Hindu Taliban" drags women from bars

Radical Hindus stormed a bar last Saturday in Mangalore, in south-west India, and dragged out young women by kicking and slapping them. Watch footage of the attack and read more...

"Drop your computer, become a terrorist!"

"Ahmed and Salim", a South Park-style cartoon that makes fun of Palestinian terrorists, is the new big hit on the Israeli Web. It’s supposed to mock terrorists without ridiculing Muslims, but one of our Palestinian observers finds the idea dangerous. Read more...

Video reveals police brutality of man in diabetic coma

The man in this video was arrested by the police after driving on the wrong side of the motorway for 16 miles. He was then dragged out of his car through the window and detained by two officers. All the while, suffering a diabetic crisis, Rod Mayo was unconscious. Read more and watch the video...

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Poster Boy, cutting up the New York subway with a razor

For a year now, elusive character "Poster Boy" has been busy in the tunnels of the New York subway, hacking up unsuspecting victims with a razor blade. His prey? Posters, which he mutilates right under the nose of the police. Read more and see the pics...

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Berlusconi: offensive or hilarious?

A dispute has broken out in Italy after Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said the women there are "so beautiful" that the country doesn't have enough soldiers to prevent them from being raped. Offensive or funny? Our Observers in Italy comment on the most recent blunder from the king of gaffes. Read more and see the video...

The world's deadliest job: defending human rights in Russia

Lawyer and human rights defender Stanislas Markelov, 34, was shot dead on 19 January after leaving a press conference not far from the Kremlin. His death has not come as a great surprise in Russia, where mysterious killings end up lost to a culture of impunity. Read more...

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