Iranian students create drone that saves lives instead of dropping bombs

When the words ‘Iran’ and ‘drone’ are mentioned in the same sentence, it is usually to evoke Iranian military tests or the spectre of war with the US or Israel. But an Iranian inventor is upending that idea. He and his team have created a drone that is dedicated entirely to saving lives. Read more...

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Surfing starts to make waves in Liberia

 
Liberia may conjure up images of war more readily than sandy beaches, but it’s now being hailed as the best surfing destination in West Africa. In the past few years, the sport has started to catch on with locals, particularly in the town of Robersport, which has been graced with world-class waves. Read more...
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Video: Iraqi man reveals absurdities of Baghdad security checkpoints

Iraq is one of the world’s most dangerous countries. As a result, Iraqi cities are overrun by soldiers and policemen, and there are roadblocks everywhere. One Iraqi man decided to test these security measures, which turn out to be nothing but smoke and mirrors. Read more...

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Is this video of separatists executing two Ukrainian army officers staged?

 
The authenticity of a video that alleges to show the execution of two Ukrainian officers in the restive east of the country is under heavy scrutiny. In the footage, a masked man shoots two men hooded and facing the wall after a separatist leader – identified as Igor Bezler – addresses the camera and gives the order to fire. Read more…
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Afghan migrants offered $500 by Iran to fight for Syrian regime

 
Iran has been accused of recruiting and sending Afghanistan’s Shia Muslims to fight alongside the Assad regime in war-torn Syria. Afghan migrants say they are being trained and deployed by the country’s notorious Revolutionary Guards. Two Afghans tell us more…

Have Democratic Republic of Congo rebels really surrendered?

 
Rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) have been terrorising residents in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since the end of the last decade. Now - under pressure from the Congolese army - roughly 100 rebels have now chosen to lay down their arms in North Kivu. But many locals say the so-called surrender is little more than a publicity stunt. Read more...
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Benghazi chaos: Exclusive testimony as battles rage in Libya's second city

 
On May 28, soldiers from the Libyan army began bombarding neighbourhoods in the country’s second biggest city, Benghazi. They were targeting the bases of two armed Islamic groups: the 17 February Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia. Since then, fighting has spread across the city. Read eyewitness testimony from residents caught in the crossfire...
 

“Forty days of train travel… only to miss our match”

 
They were close to fulfilling a dream: playing in the Katanga football league, a yearly tournament in Lubumbashi that pits the top teams of this southern province in Democratic Republic of Congo against one another. But thanks to a series of train-related mishaps, the players of FC Tanganyika were forced to forfeit after turning up to the final two weeks late. Read more...
 
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