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British jobs for British workers – a racist movement?

Unemployed British Labourers are now in their third week of staged protests against lower pay for their foreign counterparts. And rightly so - government statistics show that while over 200,000 immigrants were given jobs in the last quarter of 2008, nearly 300,000 UK-born workers lost theirs. However, the action is being marred by an unofficial movement of childish bullying at work and an overly keen interest from the British National Party, as our Polish Observer in the UK tells us. Read more...

Fake rappers: "How do you feel if in London they shoot on civilians?"

 

"X-Plain", a fake hip-hop group from Israel, is causing a stir with this rap, which turns Israel's justification for its offensive in Gaza on its head. See the clip...

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Caught jumping the lights? Nothing a bit of cash can't sort out...

Traffic violations often go unnoticed in Russia but, if you do get stopped, it's much less hassle to hand over a bit of cash than to file a report and take it to court. In fact, going about it the official way proves almost impossible, as one of our Observers in the country found out. Read more and see the vidoes...

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An Olympic landmark goes up in flames… set off by a firework

One of Beijing's most photogenic buildings went up in flames on Monday night. According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, the blaze was started by a firework let off in the adjacent building - Chinese TV station CCTV. Watch the incredible amateur video...

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Iran, 30 years after the Islamic revolution

On Feb. 11 Iran marks the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution that brought Ayatollah Khomeini to power. We asked the same four questions to our Iranian observers, some living in the country and some living abroad. Read more...

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Watch this video and you'll never moan about the traffic again

These images were filmed by a CCTV camera at a crossroads in Shanghai. The traffic is chaotic to the extreme. It might be funny for us, but for the authorities, who will be welcoming 70 million visitors during Expo 2010, the problem is serious. See the video and read more...

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Web goes psycho over Christian Bale going psycho

The leaked audio of Christian Bale's four-minute furious rant, in which he managed to fit in the word "fuck" 35 times, is the web's biggest hit this week. The American Psycho star erupted into the unending onslaught of insults, aimed at one of the set's directors, while shooting for Terminator 4. Even in the land of stars, the verbal assault has caused outrage. But on the inside of the industry, a producer tells us that it's nothing unusual. Read more...

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After air guitar, 'air gaming'…

Playing tennis without a racket, scuba-diving without water or even playing video games without a console... All these things are possible thanks to a new concept called "air gaming". Read more and see the sport in action...

The Sri Lankan army shows off its 'feats' online

The Sri Lankan army captured a Tamil Tiger "hideout" last week. But in place of finding chief rebel Velupillai Prabhakaran, they came across a large stuffed tiger. It didn't stop them from boasting about the victory on the net, however. Read more and see the photos...

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"Hindu Taliban" drags women from bars

Radical Hindus stormed a bar last Saturday in Mangalore, in south-west India, and dragged out young women by kicking and slapping them. Watch footage of the attack and read more...

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