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Taiwan students fight to shed light on shady govt dealings

 
Student protests in Taipei over a controversial trade accord between China and Taiwan turned suddenly violent Sunday night. Students stormed the Executive Yuan, and several hours later, were evicted by riot police armed with water cannons. Our Observer, who joined in the protests, says that students are demanding increased government transparency. Read more...
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'I'm prepared to die to get to Europe': migrant life in Spain's Melilla

 
More and more African migrants are trying to cross into two Spanish enclaves on the coast of Morocco. For them, the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla represent a golden opportunity to escape the poverty and persecution of their homelands, and reach Europe. Mike – from Ivory Coast – is one of them. He even managed to cross the border in December. Read his personal testimony...
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Salafist group calls for boycott of French local elections

 
Via its website, social networks and pamphlets, the organisation Anâ-Muslim (“I am Muslim”) is calling for the boycott of France’s local elections. Our Observer tells us more about who is behind this Salafist group. Read more...
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In pictures: Iranians around the world celebrate fire festival

Iranians throughout the world celebrated the festival of fire on Tuesday night as they do every year. This is an ancient pagan celebration that ushers in the Persian New Year. Read more...

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Dean accuses woman of ‘provocative dress’ after Egypt campus sex assault

Although cases of sexual harassment are common in Egypt, this one particularly shocked the nation. A young woman was assaulted by a group of students in broad daylight at a university campus. The university’s dean as well as several journalists were quick to point the finger at her clothes, which they say were too provocative. Read more...

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Qatari bank notes unwelcome in Saudi Arabia

Diplomatic tensions between Qatar and its neighbours in the Gulf are starting to affect Qatari citizens. A video has appeared online showing a Qatari man at a gas station trying to pay with Qatari banknotes, as he is used to doing, but the personnel refusing to take his money. Read more...

Two Syrians invent robot medic to outfox snipers

 
A robot might soon save the victims of sniper fire in Syria. At least, that’s what the inventors of Tena, a “robot medic”, are hoping. Working out of a shed not far from the Turkish border with Syria, two engineers see their creation as the only solution to Syria’s sniper problem. Read more...
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New sport inspires Tunisia’s blind community

 
There was not much to do for blind people in Kebili, a city in central Tunisia, until the advent of a club where they learned a sport specifically designed for them: goalball. Our Observer, who filmed the team over the course of a year, explains how the sport has changed their lives. Read more...
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From Abidjan to Kiev, the world dances to Pharrell's 'Happy'

 
From Ivory Coast to Ukraine’s Maidan square, thousands of people have made their own version of American superstar Pharrell Williams' smash hit music video, “Happy”. Watch our picks...
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