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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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For the biggest election in the world, Bollywood shows the way

The biggest democracy in the world is heading to the polls on Thursday. And for those competing for seats in the Indian Parliament, appealing to 714 million eligible voters is not an easy job. This year the leading campaigns come in the form of cartoons, Bollywood clips and 'Slumdog Millionaire'-style mini films. See the clips...

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Fighting sexual harrassment in Egypt

Asser Yasser, a young Egyptian woman, was insulted and brutalized by a group of young men in Cairo on her way home from work. Although incidents of sexual harassment happen daily in Egypt, the prominent blogger decided to press charges to draw attention to the widespread problem. Her case was filed by the police, but ruled out in court. However, she and various women's groups are determined to pursue their anti-harassment campaign. Read more...

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The latest victim of a shoe-hurling

In launching his shoe at Gerorge Bush in January, journalist Mountazer al-Zaidi also launched a global trend. China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao was subjected to a similar attack in February in Cambridge. This time, it's Indian Interior Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram. The weapon - a trainer. The assailant - a Sikh journalist. Read more...

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Journalist launches fierce attack against Baha'i 'traitors'

The following video shows a journalist hurling death threats at Baha'i followers on an Egyptian talk show. Three days after the programme was aired, the homes of several Baha'i families in a rural village were burned down. Read more...
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