- 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 ImperiledA 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 losing battle of the bulge shows no signs of abating, with obesity projected to cost a staggering $550 billion in health expenses by 2030.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.