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South China Sea Protests

China-Philippines Territorial Standoff Leads To Clampdown on Trade; Economic Sanctions Likely

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.

Buddhist Monks' Smoking, Drinking And Gambling Scandal Sweeps South Korea

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...

US Hostage Warren Weinstein Asks Obama To Meet Al Qaeda's Demands In Exchange For Life [VIDEO]

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...

Chinese Cities Major Contributors To Carbon Footprint: World Bank

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.
Sudanese refugees Fleeing Conflict

Sudan Refugees Scrambling For Aid In Relief Camps

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 may have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated this year, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have to pay her dues still. Upton reportedly paid 25,000 to attend next weeks' Costume Institue Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kate Upton's ?Cat Daddy? Bikini Dancing Video Reinstated On YouTube

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.

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Barclays Mulling Standard Chartered Merger

The potential move to merge with Standard Chartered could be a way for Barclays to thwart possible demands from an activist investor to return capital to shareholders, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.
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Small Banks Trump Wall Street On Dodd-Frank Rewrite

Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase, will not be breaking out the champagne.