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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.

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'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.

Sun Fengqin: Meet China?s Pole-Dancing Granny

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.

Snooki's Battle of the Bump With Jessica Simpson: 'I Would Die if I Were Her Size'

Nicole Snooki Polizzi, who is particularly known for speaking her mind, has gone vocal about Jessica Simpson's mega-sized baby bump, the US Magazine said.Snooki's snide comment about The Dukes of Hazzard star came about in an exclusive riveting chat with the publication on Thursday, when she said I would die if I were her size. The Jersey Shore star, who is five months pregnant, revealed that is she is staving off any fatty foods unlike Simspon's overindulgence habit...

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Relationship Is Official, Couple Inseparable at Restaurant Launch

Kim Kardashian is yet to announce her status with rumored new beau Kanye West. However, the pair's affectionate gestures at a Monday night event suggested that the duo have gone official with their relationship. Though the entire Kardashian Clan attended the launch of Scott Disick's new restaurant, RYU, in New York, the 31-year old reality star was reportedly inseparable from the rapper, the US Weekly said. Apparently the duo had no qualms showing off their feelings for each other, and we...

Virginia Woman Snags $1 Million Powerball Prize Twice

After winning a $1 million Powerball lottery, a woman in Virginia struck gold the second time running on the same day, Reuters reported.Virginia Fike, a resident from Berryville, was in possession of two Powerball tickets from the fourteen winning ones that were entitled to $1 million each. This 44-year old discovered her luck, while she was watching TV on one of her visits to her sick mother at the hospital.I saw a scroll on TV about t

Lamborghini Urus SUV And Other Concept Cars Unveiled At Beijing Auto Show 2012 [PHOTOS]

The Auto China 2012 event held in the Beijing capital Monday rolled out an extraordinary line-up of new vehicles from across the world, with global automakers brandishing an impressive combination of luxury and sports in their respective car segments.Among the hoard of exhibits, 120 new models, 74 concept vehicles and 88 new-energy vehicles made their way to the auto show battleground. A total of 1,125 automobiles, including vehicles from Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan, Bentley, Bugatti, SEAT, Sko...

Top 10 Supercars In 2012 [PHOTOS]

In the meantime, New-York based Wall street Journal (WSJ) put out a list that includes ten of the fastest super cars in the world for 2012, along with each car's specifications. Click on the slideshow above to view the list.