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Indian village bans unmarried women from owning cell phones

Suraj, a village in India, has imposed a ban on unwed women and minor girls from owning cell phones. Those who violate the ban can face a fine of around $30.

Daily Show prompts Whitesboro to get rid of its racist town seal

After a dose of ridicule by Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," the village of Whitesboro, in upstate New York, is changing its official logo, which shows a white man appearing to strangle a Native American.

Mother braves east Ukraine frontline for children's homework

Ukraine - For Oksana Boiko's children, the trip to school used to be a short walk to the other side of their tiny village of Zaytseve in east Ukraine.

The 'Rainbow Grandpa' saving a Taiwan village with art

Taipei - Huang Yung-fu greets visitors to his village in central Taiwan with paint-stained hands and shoes spattered with flecks of colour, a sign of the daily artistic labour that has seen him single-handedly stave off the developers' bulldozers.

A village dreams of Barack Obama's Kenyan homecoming

Siaya - "It's a business," said Hosea Owuor, a 30-year-old market trader on Kisumu's Achieng Oneko Road. "Obama is a brand.

President Obama's Kenyan roots and relatives

Nairobi - President Barack Obama's family tree reaches from his father's tiny Kenyan village to the White House in a single generation.

A late winter wander through a Hertfordshire village Special

Stanstead Abbots - Stanstead Abbotts is a small village located in the English county of Hertfordshire. The village typifies the region, with a picturesque river, old pubs, and interesting shops.

There's a village where dementia patients can lead a normal life

There is a Dutch village that allows those with dementia to live normal lives, while at the same time receiving proper care.

Mexico's students not the only ones missing

Cocula - A year before Mexico's latest nightmare -- the disappearance of 43 students -- there was another night of terror in a neighboring town when gunmen broke into homes and took people away, mainly youths.

Priest arrested in Italy for allegedly selling drugs

Police officers in Italy arrested a catholic priest after he took part in a noisy cocaine party in the fashion capital of Milan.

English village goes on sale for $20 million

Want something to do this weekend and have some spare cash? An entire English seaside village and its popular surfing beaches goes on the market this weekend.

Mortar fire now a part of life for village on Ukraine frontline

- Olga Vasilyevna thought that the night's shelling was finished when she took up her hoe and headed into the garden to tend to her potato patch.

Mountain village gets thumbs up from athletes

Russian Alpine skier Elena Yakovishina was busy killing zombies in the Olympic athletes' Mountain Village on Tuesday.

IOC tours Games village, remembers Volgograd victims

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach paid tribute to victims of the recent bombing in Volgograd during a tour of the Sochi Games athletes village on Tuesday.

'The Holy Woman': Pensioner's 'mummified' remains found in closet

Borgo San Dalmazzo - The corpse of a 68-year-old tarot-reading woman has been found in the bedroom closet of a villa. The body was wrapped in bed sheets and was sitting upright in a chair, with her left hand resting on her knee and her right hand raised in blessing.

Spanish village purchased by man for $60,000

A British man, Neil Christie, bought an entire Spanish village for only $60,000, taking advantage of Spain's economic crisis.

Tuscan village on sale on eBay for $3.1 million

Looking for new digs? Maybe a change of location entirely? Several media reports have noted an entire Tuscan village is up for sale on eBay for a cool $3.1 million (2.500.000 €).

Austrian village wants to change name from curse word to Fugging

Salzburg - The 104 residents of an Austrian town are tired of the jokes, the prank calls and people stealing their traffic signs. Now they want to change the name of their town from Fucking to Fugging but there is already another town with that name.

Video: Eco-village enjoys organic living in rural Russia

Many people are changing their way of living, opting out of the big cities and moving into eco-friendly, sustainable villages and eating healthy, organic food.

Woman paraded naked through village in Pakistan

Two men in Pakistan were arrested after a woman, whose son was accused of having sex with another man's wife, was forced to parade naked though a village.

Roman village and huge settlement unearthed in west London

Kew Gardens - Builders preparing a site of a luxury hotel in west London have unearthed a huge Roman settlement and the discovery of more than 11,000 Roman items just half a metre (20 inches) below the surface.

Dwarves build fairy tale village to escape discrimination

Chinese dwarves have created their own village in southern China in their quest to escape discrimination and are now attracting tourists.

Indian village of 2,000 families includes 220 sets of twins

A tiny village in southern India boasts a set of twins for around every 10 families. The doctors are puzzled by this phenomenon.

First Love Born Just Hours After Cyclone Nargis Blew Away Village

In the face of sorrow from Cyclone Nargis comes new life. Than Win lost seven of her 10 children in the Cyclone. On Wednesday she gave birth to her eleventh child in Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta where over 10,000 are now dead.

What Would Happen if Earth Became a Village of 100 People?

Imagine if you could turn the current world’s population to a community of 100 people and see how resources were distributed among them. This forms the basis for the Miniature Earth Project and a new video highlights that data.

Village has Bribery problem: there isn't Any

A Chinese village has bribery problems, the Officials won't take bribery, but the Villagers want them to.

Village sells street names to raise cash

Do you want a street named after you...you can buy one plus help out a good cause. If you were buying a street, what would you call it?

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Young couple in India killed on the orders of village council

Villagers in northern India beat a young couple to death and burned their dismembered remains after a local council ordered the killing.

After being gang Raped by her Village Elders, Mukhtar fought back

The extraordinary story of an illiterate peasant woman who took on her village as well as the state in Pakistan.
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Pic taken by me at Saipum Village Bridge, Churachandpur, Manipur, India.
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Pic taken by me, the wettest place on earth - Cherapunji, Meghalaya, India.
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Dave Crimmen with his wife Sharon  standing next to fellow Broadmoor resident and Arcadia author  Bu...
Dave Crimmen with his wife Sharon, standing next to fellow Broadmoor resident and Arcadia author, Bunny Gillespie at the Colma Historical Association meeting hall and museum in Colma, CA
Pic taken by me  a resort at the wettest place on earth - Cherapunji  Meghalaya  India.
Pic taken by me, a resort at the wettest place on earth - Cherapunji, Meghalaya, India.
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Glenelg, Scotland
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The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
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Saipum Village Bridge  Churachandpur  Manipur  India.
Saipum Village Bridge, Churachandpur, Manipur, India.
The former Etruscan walled town of Civita di Bagnoregio: It is on what once was the main Etruscan ro...
The former Etruscan walled town of Civita di Bagnoregio: It is on what once was the main Etruscan road leading to the Tiber Valley and Rome.
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The town of Kandira seemed peaceful with its cove and houses
The town of Kandira seemed peaceful with its cove and houses
The villa of the Saudi king in Vallauris Golfe-Juan  southeastern France  on July 26  2015
The villa of the Saudi king in Vallauris Golfe-Juan, southeastern France, on July 26, 2015
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Lye Green is a hamlet in the parish of Chesham in Buckinghamshire, England.
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The coat-of-arms of the village of Stanstead Abbotts and reference to the village being twinned with a village in Gambia.
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Pic taken by me, a resort at the wettest place on earth - Cherapunji, Meghalaya, India.
Pic taken by me  Meghalaya  India.
Pic taken by me, Meghalaya, India.
Churachandpur  Manipur  India.
Churachandpur, Manipur, India.
Pic taken by me  Saipum Village  Churachandpur  Manipur  India.
Pic taken by me, Saipum Village, Churachandpur, Manipur, India.
Pic taken by me   Churachandpur  Manipur  India.
Pic taken by me, Churachandpur, Manipur, India.