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July 24, 2014

The three Lebanese referees were offered free sex in exchange for awarding penalties to fix a football match (Shutterstock).
10:26 GMT
Three Lebanese football referees were jailed for match fixing after falling prey to a penchant for "tall Asian girls" and a wealthy Singaporean businessman who used an alias name and YouTube videos to teach match fixing.
The group Turkguvenligi claimed responsibility for the hacking. (Shutterstock)
10:14 GMT
A Turkish hacking group hacked the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia homepage, posting a pro-Palestinian message.
Homosexuality is banned in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
A man in Saudi Arabia was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison and 450 lashes for using his Twitter account to find gay men.

July 23, 2014

ISIS follows a strict interpretation of Sharia law. (Shutterstock)
16:07 GMT
The Islamic State has ordered shopkeepers in Iraq to put veils over the faces of their mannequins.
Ward's political party said it "utterly condemned" his remarks. (AFP/File)
14:03 GMT
A British MP faces investigation after controversial tweets about Hamas and Israel.
With your help, this scarlet letter can become a symbol of hope for thousands (Al Bawaba edit).
09:18 GMT
The little-known story of how one small letter is being used to persecute innocent Iraqis and how they are fighting back to use it as a symbol of hope.
Palestine's UN Ambassador Royad Mansour holds up a picture of a Palestinian killed in Gaza from the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip that is now entering its third week (Kena Betancur/AFP)
05:00 GMT
More than 50 mosques have been destroyed in Gaza during the holy month of Ramadan this year.

July 22, 2014

The four women were shopping when they were attacked with acid by two men on a motorcycle (File/AFP)
11:51 GMT
Four women are in critical condition after being attacked with acid in Quetta. The motive is unclear and no suspects have been arrested.
Iranian Space Agency’s plan incorporates three main sections, including sending humans as well as telecommunications and remote sensing satellites into space (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT
Following on from Iran´s reports that it sent not one, but two monkeys into space last year, the Iranian Space Agency has formulated a 10-year strategy to send humans into space.

July 21, 2014

The unified news bulletin is shown on television, Monday, July 21, 2014. [The Daily Star]
22:18 GMT
These were the images broadcast across all eight Lebanese television channels Monday, in what may be the world's first unified news bulletin in support of Gaza.
Dr Mads Gilbert who volunteers in Gaza is helping to bring international attention to the crisis.
11:27 GMT
In an open letter, a Norwegian surgeon who volunteers at a hospital in Gaza, Dr Mads Gilbert, has invited US President Barack Obama to spend a night in Al Shifa’a Hospital in Gaza to see the catastrophic consequences of ruthless and hateful Israeli assaults.
Shabbir Bahai Fakhr Al Deen was rewarded with a gift from Dubai's police for his honesty (File/Shutterstock)
10:47 GMT
A man in Dubai was praised by police for returning a bag of 50,000 Saudi riyals ($13,330) he found. Looks like it pays to be kind and honest!
World first invisible Qur’an displayed at Tehran Qur’an exhibit. [Shutterstock]
08:30 GMT
A copy of the Holy Qur’an written with invisible ink has been showcased at the 22nd International Holy Qur’an Exhibition in Tehran.
Protests against Israel's campaign in Gaza were held worldwide in city centers across the globe (Joe Klamar/AFP)
05:00 GMT
A teenage demonstrator in Kashmir was shot dead by police Saturday during a protest for Gaza.

July 20, 2014

No humans were injured when Israeli soldiers fired on the donkey, causing it to explode. (Shutterstock)
13:29 GMT
A donkey was used to carry explosive devices towards Israeli soldiers in Gaza, but was promptly blown up when members of the IDF were forced to shoot the animal as it approached.