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Saudi religious police pick on Shiite women

A video posted on the Internet has aroused the wrath of Saudi Arabia's Shiite community. In the footage, a member of the religious police, a mutawa, can be seen filming women on a pilgrimage in Medina - an insulting gesture that has sparked demos and riots in several cities. Read more...

French thieves make headlines in Japan

A trio of French youths have given their country some bad press this week. Splashed all over Japanese TV, the tale of their stealing spree in a videogame store has caused something of a stir. Read more...

'The Watchmen', will the movie live up to the comic?

Directed by Zack Snyder, the man behind the blockbuster hit '300', The Watchmen is expected to become the latest box-office sensation as it hits US cinemas on Friday. But this widely-anticipated 100-million-dollar movie adaptation of a popular graphic novel from the 80s has left its fan base with mixed feelings. Read more and watch the trailers...

Miracle

And here’s today’s buzz video. The man run over by a truck in Turkey escapes with only minor scratches. Unbelievable stuff. Watch the video…

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Deputy sheriff caught beating teenage girl

Footage taken by a surveillance camera shows a police officer beating up a 15-year-old girl before dragging her by her hair into a cell. Read more and watch the video...

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'There’s probably no God'

The campaign urging passersby to "stop worrying" and "enjoy (their) life" instead will appear on ten Montreal buses until March 10 and head to Toronto as well. Read more...

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Lebanon bans film with naked woman

Last week we discussed the scandal sparked by the release of a controversial film in Morocco. Now, another film has been axed in Lebanon. The reason is pretty much the same: sex. Read more and watch the trailer...

Buskers find fame online

From the Bristol "beatboxer" to the Indian percussionist family, here's our selection of the best buskers from around the world, now available off the streets and online... Read more and see the performances.

"Veiled Love" – the film that’s causing a scandal in Morocco

"Veiled Love", or "Hijab el Hob", tells the story of a young Moroccan woman who chooses to have sex before marriage. Read more and watch the trailer...

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Far from the same old opposition protest

Why was Saturday's opposition rally in Moscow strikingly different from previous events? Because not one protestor was beaten or arrested. Even stranger - pro-Kremlin counter activists themselves were detained by the police. Which beggars the question; is the Russian government warming to the idea of freedom of speech? Read more and see the images...

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