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Paris night bus assault caught on CCTV

Footage of a violent assault in a Paris night bus has caused a stir since its release on the Web on Monday. The scene took place on December 7 last year around 3:45am at the Barbès-Rochechouart station in the north of the French capital. Watch the video…

Bouteflika's Kabyle charm offensive

With President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s re-election a done deal, Algerians are expected to shun the country’s presidential election on April 9. The incumbent has launched a major charm offensive in the Kabylia region, where scepticism of the central power has long kept people away from polling stations. Read more and watch the videos...

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Girl whipped in Swat valley

Footage of a teenage girl being flogged by three men in Pakistan’s Swat valley has sparked outrage throughout the world and raised fears that the Taliban are tightening their grip on the restive region. The images come one month after Pakistani authorities allowed Islamist radicals to apply sharia law in the valley, bowing to a campaign of fear that has seen Taliban militants destroy over 100 girls’ schools in what used to be one of Pakistan’s prime tourist destinations. Watch the video...
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Beaten to death for a packet of biscuits...and because he was black

In September last year 19-year-old African-born Abdul Salam Guibre was beaten to death with metal poles by a shopkeeper and his son. Accused of merely stealing a packet of biscuits, the incident reignited the debate over racism in the country. Now, CCTV footage of the event has been revealed. Read more and see the video...

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19 trampled to death in Abidjan stadium – 'because of corruption'

Nineteen people were killed in a stampede outside a stadium in the capital of the Ivory Coast on Sunday. One of our Observers in the country, who was at the scene with his camera, told us that corrupt police forces and stadium staff are at fault for the catastrophe. Read more...

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Kutiman makes music by stealing from YouTube

Kutiman makes music by stealing amateur musical extracts posted on YouTube and mixing them up with others. The result? Despite being unknown to the world just a month ago, the Israeli musician has just been labelled "YouTube's most famous DJ" by Time. Read more...

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A wrestler's tale: 'Trust me, it hurts'

As Darren Aronofsky's ‘The Wrestler', starring Mickey Rourke, has poignantly reminded viewers, the life of a wrestler off the ring is hardly a dreamlike one. "Brimstone", a professional wrestler from New York, gave us his account. Read more...

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America’s workers at breaking point

The scene shown in this video took place outside a car dealership where 30 people were laid off. The footage has already become popular on the Web - it's both sad, and yet rather amusing, depending on how you look at it. But it also reveals a widespread and mounting discontent that's pushing America's workforce to bursting point. Read more and see the video...

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Razily, a new hero in the ousted president's camp

Supporters of ousted president Marc Ravalomanana defied the new authorities on Saturday, causing violent clashes in the capital. One man marched towards troops holding a Madagascar flag in the air. Known as "Razily," the man was arrested, and the video has made him a hero among supporters of Ravalomanana. See the video...

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When the SWAT turn up at your neighbour’s

Two weeks ago Vladivostok residents witnessed a real life shootout between special police and a group of alleged killers. The operation, which lasted almost six hours and saw all of the suspects shot dead, was captured on film and posted online by web users. See the footage...

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