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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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The Taliban spread terror on video

One of our Observers in Pakistan has sent us some Taliban-made video footage that, until recently, was available on market stalls in the restive Swat Valley, in north-west Pakistan. Read more and watch the videos...

A tourist outing in… Gaza

Nearly three months after the end of the Israeli assault on Gaza, a 20-year-old blogger has decided to film a "tourist visit" of the Strip on her mobile phone. A way for her to give a different view of Gaza, where life goes on. Read more...

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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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