China-Philippines Territorial Standoff Leads To Clampdown on Trade; Economic Sanctions Likely
May 14 2012 8:03 AM EDT
Trade relations between China and Philippines are likely to go downhill unless territorial dispute between the two governments over the South China Sea is resolved, believe experts. The standoff has apparently extended to economic crisis, with fruit trade and tourism sectors already taken a hit, the China Daily reported. Unless bilateral tensions ease over disputed ownership of Huangyan Island, the problem may likely worsen with economic sanctions imposed.
Moroccan Woman Beaten, Stoned And Striped By Salafists Over Revealing Dress; Women's Rights Imperiled
May 13 2012 7:13 AM EDT
A Moroccan woman was reportedly stripped off her cloths in broad daylight after an ultra-conservative Islamist sect deemed her attire to be too revealing and not in line with religious code of conduct in the country.
Spain's ?Indignants? Mark First Anniversary Of Anti-Austerity Protests
May 13 2012 3:14 AM EDT
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of several Spanish cities late Saturday in what is described as a massive social movement against the economic atrocities the nation is coerced into.
Buddhist Monks' Smoking, Drinking And Gambling Scandal Sweeps South Korea
May 11 2012 12:09 PM EDT
Six Buddhist monks were caught smack in the middle of a controversy, after a video showing the leaders performing illegal activities was aired on television networks, days ahead of a South Korea's religious holiday that marks the birth of Buddha. The controversial clip exposed the senior monks drinking, smoking and gambling with thousands in cash at stake involved. The incident, which reportedly happened in a luxury hotel room late April, was taped in secret and was released to the media a...
China To International Auditing Firms: Hire Local Hands
May 11 2012 7:36 AM EDT
China Thursday ordered four international auditing firms in the country to hire Chinese nationals in a bid to suppress foreign control of their operations in the country.
Roy Lichtenstein's 'Sleeping Girl' Hits Record $45 Million At Sotheby's
May 10 2012 6:41 AM EDT
Art buffs witnessed breathtaking sales Wednesday with Roy Lichtenstein's famous masterpiece - the 'Sleeping Girl' - fetching a record-breaking $45 million at Sotheby's auction in New York.
America's Obesity Epidemic To Cost $550 Billion By 2030: Study
May 08 2012 10:33 AM EDT
America's losing battle of the bulge shows no signs of abating, with obesity projected to cost a staggering $550 billion in health expenses by 2030.
'Pink Slime' Factories Brace For Permanent Shutdown, BPI Slashes 650 Jobs
May 08 2012 5:56 AM EDT
The makers of the meat product infamously labeled pink slime have reportedly decided to close three of its beef processing plants, following months of criticism against the use of the meat filler in food products.
US Hostage Warren Weinstein Asks Obama To Meet Al Qaeda's Demands In Exchange For Life [VIDEO]
May 07 2012 6:44 AM EDT
Al Qaeda on Sunday released a video of American hostage Warren Weinstein urging the US government to act upon his abductors' terms or else he would be put to death, the Agence-France Presse (AFP) reported. In the video titled A Message from the Prisoner Warren Weinstein to His President, the former USAID worker was seen seated behind a table as he addressed President Obama: My life is in your hands, Mr. President. If you accept the demands, I live;don't accept the demands, t...
Mazda Says 107 Employees Have Accepted Its Buyout Offer
May 06 2012 7:58 AM EDT
Mazda announced Friday that several dozens of its US employees had agreed to the voluntary buyouts as a part of the automaker's effort to make profits.
?No Condom No Sex? Can?t Be A Ground For Divorce: Indian Court
May 04 2012 10:23 AM EDT
An Indian High Court Thursday dismissed the notion that refusal to have sex without a condom will be considered as a basis for filing divorce.
Chinese Cities Major Contributors To Carbon Footprint: World Bank
May 04 2012 6:50 AM EDT
China must follow a low-carbon growth path to reduce carbon emissions, which are believed to be highest among several cities in the country, the World Bank said on Thursday. Shanghai, Beijin and Tianjin are amongst the cities accounting for around 70 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions which is set to increase as china's population climbs to another 350 million in the next couple of decades, the international financial group said in a report.
Sudan Refugees Scrambling For Aid In Relief Camps
May 03 2012 8:00 AM EDT
Tens of thousands of civilians are abandoning their homes in the ill-defined border of South Kordofan as they try to escape intense clashes between Sudanese and South Sudanese troops. As with most national disasters, these refugees are facing severe food and water shortages as they flee southwards to seek aid at relief camps
Kate Upton's ?Cat Daddy? Bikini Dancing Video Reinstated On YouTube
May 03 2012 12:38 AM EDT
A YouTube video featuring supermodel Kate Upton dancing in a skimpy suit has been banned after the video sharing website found the footage too vulgar to be streamed online. The video posted by fashion photographer Terry Richardson featured a bikini clad Upton demonstrating her dance moves to The Rej3ctz's Cat Daddy track. The video has gone viral since its upload on Tuesday, with the 19-year old model even sharing a link to the clip via her Twitter page, The Daily Beast said.
Sun Fengqin: Meet China?s Pole-Dancing Granny
May 01 2012 8:23 AM EDT
For most people, pole dancing is pre-conceived as an exotic dance form restricted to the modern generation. However, for Sun Fengqin, her sixty years won't hold her back from performing.
Nadya Suleman: Octomom Files For Bankruptcy, Will Consider Acting In Porn Movie For Cash
May 01 2012 5:13 AM EDT
Nadya Suleman, the infamous Octomom who made headlines after giving birth to eight children in 2009, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, stating that the decision was for the best for her children.
Mass Quinceanera Celebration In Mexico Capital Marks Budding Womanhood [PHOTOS]
April 30 2012 9:58 AM EDT
A mass Quinceañera ceremony was held in Mexico Saturday, where over 300 teenage girls flocked to the capital to mark their debut into society as adults.
Pastor Terry Jones Burns Koran To Protest Youcef Nadarkhani Imprisonment [VIDEO]
April 30 2012 7:59 AM EDT
Terry Jones, the right-wing US pastor who made headlines by staging a Koran-burning ritual in 2011, torched copies of the holy book Saturday in a bid to have a Christian clergyman released from prison in Iran.
Kuwait Formulating Laws To Monitor Social Media: Report
April 29 2012 8:59 AM EDT
In an alleged bid to curtail freedom of speech, Kuwait is formulating a set of new laws to monitor the usage of social media, Bikya Masar has reported.
White House Correspondent Association Dinner 2012: Red Carpet Arrivals From Hollywood And DC
April 29 2012 3:27 AM EDT
It was a glitzy affair at the White House Correspondent Association Dinner, with some of the most powerful names in politics and media assembling with the likes of celebrities at the gala event Saturday night.