The best job in the world – a second chance!

If you missed your shot at the best job in the world in Queensland, Australia, here is another dream job being offered: to work for a California wine producer, Murphy-Goode Winery, for a six-month contract. Mission: to drink wine and promote it on blogs and social networks, for a monthly salary of $10,000. Read more...

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The armed Shia group that’s cracking the Lebanese up

Videos of an obscure armed group are circulating on the net. The "Islamic Arab Resistance" present themselves as the Shia rival to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Watching their training footage however, it doesn't seem to hold true. Read more...

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"I found a job thanks to the buzz I created online"

Some job-hunters will to anything for their CV to stand out, like try to hype it up on the Internet. Two Observers decided to put try their luck using social networks and video sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Daily motion to spread their video CVs far and wide. So did it work? Did employers return their calls and, ultimately, hire them? Read more...

No erotic Disneyland for the Chinese

China's first ever sex theme park was demolished on Monday, before it had even been opened. Deemed "evil" by officials, the giant genital sculptures that were hoped to bring sexual enlightenment to the Chinese public, are now lying in ruins. Censored blogger Muzi Mei explains why they didn't need it anyway. Read more...

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EU festivities face Polish wrath

This video clip, released by the EU to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the iron curtain, has prompted a furious response from Poland. Read more...

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Crossing the desert to get to Israel

One of our Observers in the northern town of Sheikh Zouwayd, in the Sinai desert, has passed on footage of illegal immigrants crossing the perilous border into Israel. It's a trip from which some never return. Read more and watch the video..

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Cannes Festival: “full of smooth-talkers”

For 23-year-old comedian Deborah Newman, Cannes Festival is a make-or-break. One way, you build a base of professional contacts, the other, you get scammed by fakes full of empty promises. Read more...

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AK-47s in the suburbs: police “don’t want to die for a crappy wage”

A police van travelling through the north Paris suburb of La Courneuve came under fire from Kalashnikov automatic rifles on Sunday. Why is violence in the French suburbs escalating? Read more...

Lawyer who predicted his own death: “I was murdered by President Colom”

"... it's because I was murdered by President Alvaro Colom". Four days later, lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzan was shot dead in broad daylight. Read more and see the video...

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The Mingora diaries: “a fierce battle is going on”

Pakistan’s army has temporarily suspended a curfew in the Swat valley to help stranded civilians escape raging battles between Pakistani forces and the Taliban. Three days ago our Observer in Mingora told us his family had escaped, but he was staying behind. Now, his brother says he has no news from the war zone. Read more...

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