Tracked down online for abusing a cat

When two US teenagers posted a video of themselves abusing the family cat on YouTube, outraged Web users took it upon themselves to track down the culprits and bring them to justice, resulting in the subsequent arrest of the pair. Warning, you might find these images upsetting.

'Luca was gay', and then he realised his mistake

Italian singer Giuseppe Povia is causing outrage in Italy over "Luca era gay" (Luca was gay), a song about a gay man who goes straight. See the clip and read more...


Is seven-year-old Madin the next Zinedine Zidane?

A seven-year-old French boys hit the headlines in Britain this week after videos of his fancy footwork became a massive online hit with over a million views. The UK tabloid press hailed him as the next Zinedine Zidane and reported various tall tales about the schoolboy, who was only six when the video was filmed. Read more and see him in action...

Georgia doesn’t want to 'put in' at the Eurovision in Moscow

Georgia is using this year's Eurovision song contest as an opportunity to poke fun at Russia. Not difficult to get their little joke, with a song entitled "We don't wanna put in". Read more and see the clip...


Guadeloupe: 'they’re not protestors; they’re rioters'

"Paul", a Frenchman living in Guadeloupe, filmed a group of hooded men putting up a roadblock. He's worried about the violent and racist climate, that, according to him, has come upon the island. See the video and read more...


French news channel iTélé makes mighty booboo

One of our Observers in Madagascar, editor of the Malagasy info site, has alerted us to a blunder made by the French news channel iTélé. In the middle of a report on the protests in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe come several minutes of footage showing ... the protests in Madagascar. See the video and read more...


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Police cinema: “"Hollywood meets homicide"

This video was posted online by the Toronto Police Service in the search for witnesses to a murder. The footage has certainly received a lot of hits; a voyeurism which has shocked Canada. Warning, the images might be upsetting.


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...


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...