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New Egyptian TV show 'Coffee Shop' solves sexism on TV by not having any female characters

'Coffee Shop' represents the type of TV programming that Egyptians might soon see more of now that Salafis, a small sect of fundamentalist Muslims, have increased their political clout.
"Coffee Shop" is said to represent the sort of TV programming that Egyptians might soon see more of now that the Salafis, a small but fundamentalist group of Muslims, have increased their political clout.
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In Australia, a misogynist menu makes headlines (VIDEO)

At a political fundraiser held for for Mal Brough, the menu featured a dish called the 'Julia Gillard Kentucky Fried Quail: Small Breasts and Huge Thighs and A Big Red Box.'
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. (Cameron Spencer/AFP/Getty Images News) (Cameron Spencer/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Wednesday accused the Conservative Liberal opposition party of misogynist behavior after they featured a "grossly sexist and offensive" menu for a party fundraiser held for Mal Brough, a former government minister under prime minister John Howard and now an opposition candidate for the September national elections.
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Ahead of the G8, N. Ireland gives its shop fronts a superficial facelift

Northern Ireland spends $3M putting glorified stickers on the front of derelict buildings.
Ahead of G8, N. Ireland gives its rundown shopfronts a superficial facelift
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Return to sender: Small Spanish town Brunete hands dog poop back to owners

In a bid to stamp out its canine excrement problem, officials in the small Spanish town of Brunete have blurred the line between sass and innovation โ€” and the results are hilarious.
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A more direct, but less hilarious way of encouraging pet owners to pick up after their pups. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Joe Raedle/AFP/Getty Images)
Officials in Brunete, a small town of roughly 10,100 inhabitants located on the outskirts of Madrid, have come up with a brilliant idea to address the issue of excessive dog poop that has come to speckle its otherwise picturesque Spanish streets.
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The French finally embrace the term 'French kiss'

After years of tacit resistance, the French have finally added "French kiss" to the dictionary.
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Lips covered with red lipstick forming a kiss. On July 6, 2011 is international kissing day. (ROLF VENNENBERND/AFP/Getty Images) (ROLF VENNENBERND/AFP/Getty Images)
The French are no longer being tightlipped regarding their iconic kissing method and are finally embracing the term, "French kiss."
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Ai Weiwei's new music video, 'Dumbass,' is a little dark, and a lot awesome

The heavy metal track comes from Ai Weiwei's forthcoming album, Divine Comedy.
The famous (or infamous?) Chinese artist and activist has released a new song and music video called "Dumbass."
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UK Driver Emma Way apparently knocks down cyclist, jokingly tweets offense

Norwich Police have launched an investigation after a young woman admitted on Twitter to having knocked down a cyclist with her car.
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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: A controversial bike lane next to Prospect Park on August 17, 2011 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (Spencer Platt/AFP/Getty Images)
Norwich Police have launched an investigation after a young woman admitted on Twitter to having knocked down a cyclist with her car.
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In Croatia, honeybees are trained to find landmines

Sugar-craving honeybees are all the buzz when it comes to the most innovative way to seek out unexploded land mines.
Sugar-craving honeybees are all the buzz when it comes to the most innovative way to seek out unexploded land mines.
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Venezuela has run out of toilet paper. Cue the hysteria.

Economists say Venezuela's shortages stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society and the government's controls on foreign currency.
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A tree makes for a toilet paper holder as anti nuclear protestor against the transport and storage of nuclear waste wake up at their blockade after sleeping on the road leading to the storage facility in Gorleben, November 8, 2010. (ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images) (ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Venezuela's government has ordered 50 million rolls of toilet paper after a widespread shortage has left the nation โ€” hanging out to dry.
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In Gaza, an 'original recipe' for happiness

Kentucky Fried Chicken is making its way to Gaza through underground smuggling tunnels beneath the Gaza-Egypt border.
Gazans have a fever, and the only prescription, is more KFC.
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