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Messaging services Tango, WhatsApp and Viber are facing a ban in Iran (Image courtesy Tango).
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Iran's judiciary has issued a one-month deadline to cut off popular messaging services WhatsApp, Viber and Tango.
The remains of a 3,300-year-old woman who wore a complex hairstyle with 70 hair extensions was discovered in the ancient city of Armana.
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Archaeologists excavating an ancient Egyptian city of Amarna have discovered a woman with more than 70 elaborate and lengthy hair extensions.
It's an embarrassing day to be  Saudi teacher. (Shuttershock/File)
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Hey it's Saudi National Day. Also — this video clip of a Saudi teacher went viral and it should probably embarrass the country
This case proves you can never be too careful in shared bathrooms (Shutterstock).
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You can never be too careful with your privacy, as this Dubai case shows.

September 22, 2014

The poor chicken died halfway through being raped (File/Shutterstock)
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A teenager in Yemen was in a lot of trouble after his father walked in on him raping a chicken. This was all caught on film by the way.
Posters of men imitating IS beheading propaganda videos caused outrage (Image: The Independent)
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An Israeli gay club night promoter has come under scrutiny for imitating an Islamic State style beheading video for a photo shoot.
Rabbi Ahron Cohen has frequently been targeted for his outspoken views on Gaza (Image: Manchester Evening News/Joel Goodman)
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A British rabbi who spoke out against Israeli actions in Gaza has been targeted again in a hate crime after his car was set ablaze.
The suspect said she apparently stabbed her victim in the back "not to kill her", but just to cause harm (File/Shutterstock)
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A housemaid in the UAE was charged with attempted murder after stabbing her colleague in the back and shoulder.
Government-funded fat reduction surgery in the works for this 600 kg Saudi (Shuttershock)
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A 610 kg Saudi man was forklifted to the hospital on Monday for a weight reduction treatment provided by the Saudi government

September 21, 2014

The domestic helper, a 32-year-old Indonesian, reportedly shared a room with the boy as the family did not have a private space for her. [Shutter Stock]
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Indonesian domestic helper shared a room with the boy in Bahrain
Lana Slezic says Britain First and Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie, who shared the picture, have desecrated the memory of Malalai Kakar. [the Independent]
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A photographer has described her horror after being alerted to a picture she said she took of Afghanistan’s first female police officer being used to promote banning the burka by Britain First.
Would-be groom asked to offer iPhone 6 as dowry.
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A Saudi man has asked a man who proposed to his sister to offer her an iPhone 6 as a dowry.
Iranian dancers sentenced to prison time and 91 lashes, suspended... for now, (AFP/File)
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Seven Iranians behind the creation of a video version of Pharell Williams; 'Happy' face 91 lashes and jail time.

September 20, 2014

Twenty-two years after disappearing in Pakistan, turns out Saudi national Abdullah Al-Tuwaijri was hanging out in a home for senior citizens most of the time. (Image: Arab news)
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After disappearing 22 years ago in Pakistan, Abdullah al-Tuwaijri was found by Saudi officials in Pakistan's Sindh province. Doing what? Turns out, mostly just being retired.
Lights, camera, action for Saudis?
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Long regarded as taboo in the deeply conservative Kingdom, the cinema industry in Saudi Arabia is looking to recruit personal and ramp up film production after getting the green light from the Labor Ministry.