Where 1,400 people are outnumbered by 40 million crabs

It takes the land-crabs of Christmas Island almost two months to make their way from the forest to the sea and back again. But that doesn't stop the island's human inhabitants needing to get from A to B. The result? The world's most careful drivers. Read more and see the photos...

Kurdish Diaspora track the escalating violence in Turkey online

Violent clashes continued for a fifth day in Turkey following the constitutional court’s decision to outlaw the country's only Kurdish political party. Today, two protestors were reportedly shot dead. The Kurdish Diaspora are watching the events unfold through amateur videos posted online.. Read more and see the footage...

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Anti-gay bill "inspired by American pastors"

The Ugandan parliament is currently discussing legislation about how best to "fight homosexuality". The bill in question will see all homosexuals jailed, along with those who refuse to out them. According to one Ugandan pastor, the project was strongly influenced by religious extremists from the US. Read more...

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Opposition members arrested for "desecrating" Ayatollah Khomeini

Several members of the Iranian opposition were arrested after state television accused anti-regime protestors of "desecrating" posters of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founding father of the Islamic Republic. Members of the opposition claim the footage of torn or burnt posters of Khomeini is fake, used as an excuse for arresting opposition leaders. Read more...

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Free sex for Copenhagen summit delegates

A municipal postcard campaign against prostitution during the UN climate conference in Copenhagen has so incensed local prostitutes that they are now offering free sex to any delegate who turns up with one of the postcards. Read more...

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"We pay UK prices – but on Greek wages"

Concerns over the abysmal state of the Greek economy are mounting across Europe. Meanwhile, the Greeks themselves are worried about the daily cost of life - or why, when they earn less than 1,000 euros per month, the price of a pint is the same as in the UK and France. Read more...

There’s someone living in his apartment, but he doesn’t know it

When this astonishing video was posted on YouTube a month ago, Web users immediately took it upon themselves to solve what was either a mind-boggling mystery, or a very clever hoax. Read more...

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Iran humiliates student protestor in women’s clothing

One of the students behind Monday's Student Day protest in Iran has appeared dressed as a woman on the Fars state news agency website. The website quotes him admitting that he dressed as a woman to try to avoid being arrested by the police. Something hard to believe, according to one of our Observers. Read more...

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“Deadly” conditions bring out only the bravest surfers

America's bravest surfers flocked to Hawaii yesterday after conditions unseen for years spurred the spontaneous launch of a competition that can only be held when waves reach 20ft or higher. Read more and see the videos...

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Are toddlers safe in a crèche?

CCTV footage installed in a crèche in Italy has exposed the abuse of the toddlers at the hand of their carers, reviving the debate over the regulation of day care for young children. Read more and watch the video...

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