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This image was posted to Sina Weibo by the Shenzhen traffic police department, alongside a warning to full-beam headlight abusers

Chinese drivers forced to stare at full-beam headlights in ‘eye for an eye’ punishment for those who dazzle others

Offenders will also receive a road-side lecture on how to use their headlights properly, as well as a £30 fine

Thousands of Yazidis trapped in the Sinjar mountains are rescued by Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Mosul, Iraq on 9 August, 2014

Iraq crisis: Islamic militants 'buried alive Yazidi women and children in attack that killed 500'

The US military has begun intervening with air strikes in what many have described as an ongoing genocide in northern Iraq

Tony Stewart, pictured sitting in his car during practice for the Nascar Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen, New York on 8 August 2014

Tony Stewart crash: NASCAR champion questioned by police after hitting and killing fellow racer Kevin Ward Jr

Ward got out of his car and was walking on the track when he was hit

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters look on as smoke billows from the town Makhmur, about 175 miles north of the capital Baghdad, during clashes with Isis militants

Iraq crisis: Barack Obama warns that intervention is a 'long-term project' as US launches more air strikes

The US President said America was acting to prevent genocide

Scottish independence: The famous for and against – and the Scots who just want to decide for themselves

Scots say latest campaign is like 'discovering you're in a passive-aggressive relationship with over 200 celebrities'

An Uighur woman looks out the window as she rides in a new bus on August 1, 2014 in old Kashgar, Xinjiang Province, China

Chinese city bans people with Islamic clothing and ‘big beards’ from using buses

The measures in Xinjiang province come after hundreds of deaths due to ongoing unrest, which Chinese officials blame on Muslim separatists

George Galloway said Bradford had been declared an 'Israel-free zone'

George Galloway declares Bradford ‘an Israel-free zone’ and warns away ‘Israeli tourists’

The Respect Party leader and MP for Bradford West said ‘we don’t want Israeli goods, services… or tourists’

A woman choses sweets at a counter with imported food stuffs at a supermarket in downtown Moscow on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Russia bans all food imports from the West for a year as row over US and EU sanctions escalates

Trade links are being severed as fighting continues in eastern Ukraine

Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22, were fourth-year medical students at Newcastle University

Borneo stabbings: Four suspects 'confess' to killing Newcastle University students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger

Police say 'the crime is solved' as tributes paid to pair in UK

Hong Kong at night from Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island

World’s most expensive home (per square foot) goes on sale in Hong Kong

The penthouse of the Twelve Peaks development is tiny by luxury home standards – but priced at more than £60m

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A 'revolution' in TV gender roles

Inside the Radio Times female powerlist
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What David Sedaris learnt about the world from his fitness tracker
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Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb

Second-holiest site in Islam attracts millions of pilgrims each year
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This week, designers begin to show their spring 2015 collections in New York
Will Self: 'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

Will Self takes aim at Orwell's rules for writing plain English
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Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

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Al Pacino wows Venice

Al Pacino wows Venice

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Neil Lawson Baker interview

‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.
The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
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The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
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A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering