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Fifty-three high profile criminals walk out of Mexican prison – literally

This astounding CCTV footage showing 53 inmates escaping from a Mexican prison was released by the Attorney General's Office on Thursday. See the video...

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Putin the superhero banished from Ukrainian airwaves

"Vova", commonly known as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, is a superhero according to Ukrainian band Dress Code, who have released a song devoted to the merits of the James Bond-defying, child-saving, universally adored Russian. Banned in Ukraine, the video is causing quite a stir. Read more and watch the clip...

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Giving birth on the school field

This video of a UK teenager giving birth on a school field has been blocked by YouTube. Read more and see the video...

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A real life Tarantino-style police chase

This shocking footage of a police chase was released by authorities in Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday. The footage comes with news that the five police officers we see arresting the driver, have all been fired. See the video...

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The armed Shia group that’s cracking the Lebanese up

Videos of an obscure armed group are circulating on the net. The "Islamic Arab Resistance" present themselves as the Shia rival to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Watching their training footage however, it doesn't seem to hold true. Read more...

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No erotic Disneyland for the Chinese

China's first ever sex theme park was demolished on Monday, before it had even been opened. Deemed "evil" by officials, the giant genital sculptures that were hoped to bring sexual enlightenment to the Chinese public, are now lying in ruins. Censored blogger Muzi Mei explains why they didn't need it anyway. Read more...

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EU festivities face Polish wrath

This video clip, released by the EU to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the iron curtain, has prompted a furious response from Poland. Read more...

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Crossing the desert to get to Israel

One of our Observers in the northern town of Sheikh Zouwayd, in the Sinai desert, has passed on footage of illegal immigrants crossing the perilous border into Israel. It's a trip from which some never return. Read more and watch the video..

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Lawyer who predicted his own death: “I was murdered by President Colom”

"... it's because I was murdered by President Alvaro Colom". Four days later, lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzan was shot dead in broad daylight. Read more and see the video...

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Yoani tests Cuban censorship with a hidden camera

Our Observer in Cuba, blogger Yoani Sánchez, has decided to test Cuban Web censorship with a hidden camera. Read more and watch the video…
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