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Five gang members beheaded in brutal prison fight

Five severed heads lie on the ground outside a Guatemalan prison. The victims: decapitated by fellow inmates after two rival gangs were placed in the same prison. Read more and see the video...

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Bangkok airport under siege

Almost 10,000 opposition protestors have set up camp in Bangkok airport, blocking all flights and confining thousands of tourists to the world's biggest squat. Read more and see the photos...

Homegrown neo-Nazis in the Jewish state

A group of Neo-Nazis who filmed themselves committing violent acts in the heart of the Jewish state have been condemned to jail. Read more and see the video...

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Propaganda posted in helium balloons sparks border closure from N Korea

South Korean NGOs have been floating propaganda and money in helium balloons across the border for years. No secret to the authorities, so why this morning has Jim Jong-Il's regime announced to throttle the border and flush out southerners? Read more...

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How to gatecrash the Moscow metro

How to... get on to the Moscow metro without buying a ticket. See the video.

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Coup d'état in Moscow

Webusers are puzzled over photos of an enormous green skull and crossbones projected onto the Russian Houses of Parliament, which appeared last week. A terrorist threat? A music file-share warning? One of our Observers found out who did it, and asked them why. Read more...

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Ultraviolent arrest in Iran

This video of a police arrest has been circulating on the Iranian blogosphere since Monday. The man arrested was accused of stealing money and a mobile phone. Read more and see the video...

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Gay marriage outlawed anew in California. Are Mormons to blame?

Since same-sex marriage was banned in California last Tuesday, gay activists have rallied against the vote with daily protests, blaming the Mormon Church for swaying the electorate with a cash-crammed campaign. One blogger is calling for a "boycott of the State of Utah" and all business owners who donated to the cause. Read more...

US 08: rich pickings for political communication

Mike Huckabee and the floating crucifix...

This year's race to the White House has seen the most aggressive and expensive election campaigns in history, with video clips taking shape as the best weapons. Here's our selection of the best...

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Could a French policy lead to a ban on gay marriage in California?

A group of Californian campaigners is using France as a model society on the evolution of the family. Their aim: to get gay marriage banned in a referendum on Tuesday, US election day. And yet, it seems that they misinterpreted the findings of a French report. Read more and watch the campaign clips...

UPDATE (6 Nov. 08 10am): Proposition 8 was passed after 52% of voters supported the ban on same-sex message. As a result, over a thousand gay-rights activists demonstrated in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

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