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Afghan 'Snuff Films' Degrading British Troops

But military says films shown to inform troops and help morale

(Newser) - It's not exactly must-see TV. British troops in Afghanistan have been watching "Kill TV," featuring gruesome footage of helicopter attacks cutting down people, reports the Independent . The revelation comes from a documentary soon to air on British television. In one video, an Afghan woman is referred to... More »

Why Does Death Always Go Viral?

Online videos are the new 'snuff films'

(Newser) - The world couldn’t stop watching when video emerged of an American woman drowning, swept away by a wave, after pushing her son to safety. We were equally transfixed by footage of an Olympic hopeful’s fatal luge crash and an Iranian protester’s violent shooting death . “Nothing goes... More »

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