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October 16, 2014

The total number of hungry people around the world is down by 37 million, but there are still 805 million people who are not meeting their nutritional needs in order to have a healthy life.
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Despite progress made in many countries, there are still 805 million people who are not meeting their nutritional needs
In January, the Moroccan government amended a law that allowed rapists to marry their victims and avoid prosecution, rights groups say further reforms are still needed to protect victims. (AFP/File)
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A two-year-old Moroccan child died of internal injuries after being raped by her uncle. The case follows calls for reform earlier this year for harsher and more exacting punishments for child rapists in the country.

October 15, 2014

The artist was offered one million euros for her hand-painted Porsche. (Photo courtesy of Arabia.com)
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A Saudi artist and graphic designer has received several tempting offers for her hand-painted car, which was the first Arab automobile to be exhibited at a prestigious vehicle exhibition in France.
Dutch prosecutors have defended the biker's right to fight IS. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)
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Members of a notorious Dutch motorcycle gang have traveled to Syria to help Kurdish fighters in their battle against IS militants.
The man reports that he was not informed of his wife's "condition" before the marriage. (Shutterstock)
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A man in Dubai was granted a divorce because his wife is supposedly possessed by an evil genie.
Pricey monkey business: Each monkey was worth $14,429 according to the owner (File/Shutterstock)
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An 18-year-old has been tried in a UAE court for allegedly stealing six monkeys from a farm in Al Khawaneej, although the culprit denied all accusations. Have a banana.

October 14, 2014

“To Our Countries”, the video bringing ears and joy to Arabs across the globe. [Youtube]
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If you have not seen this gut-wrenching video yet, YOU SHOULD. Drop everything, hit the play button and enjoy a rare combination of beauty, talent and power.
Her family has tried to dissuade their daughter but to no avail. (Shutterstock)
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A girl in Saudi Arabia believes she can give birth to a son through a miracle.
A recent survey revealed that 99.3% of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment. (AFP/File)
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A new documentary aims to foster a discussion on the problem of sexual harassment.
The initiative will send daily reports to decision makers that will enable them to monitor the types of government services that people are most happy about. (Shutterstock)
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Dubai launched on Saturday a unique initiative called the ‘Happiness Meter’ to measure the happiness and satisfaction of the public.
Investigations continue as the decomposed body of a pilgrim who was on Haj four years ago was found behind a mosque in Muzdalifah (Shutterstock).
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A haji that had been missing for four years was discovered in Mecca on Saturday.

October 13, 2014

The Kuwaiti father, described to have a "low IQ", stabbed his daughter 13 times in the neck (Shutterstock).
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A Kuwaiti father killed his daughter in the UK for using her cell phone, before stabbing himself in the stomach.
The new ambulances will be able to travel up to 300km/h (Image: Gulf News)
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Ever want to go to the hospital in style? Well you can in Dubai after authorities have decided to introduce a Lotus and two Ford Mustangs to the ambulance collection.
Samra Kesinovic (left), and her friend Sabina Selimovic headed to Syria in April and joined IS (Image: Facebook)
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Two teenage girls from Austria who married IS fighters upon their arrival to Syria now want to return home, but it won't be so easy.
There is no written law that explicitly states that women cannot drive yet women are unable to obtain drivers licenses in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
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A group of Saudi women have launched a new campaign to be allowed to drive their cars.