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China CCTV Tries to Pass Off ‘Top Gun’ Clip as Military Drill. LOL

Beijing has lately stepped up its campaign against the country’s “fake news” scourge, with the General Administration of Press and Publications putting pressure on news organizations to dismiss journalists suspected of doctoring their stories. Ironically, the latest example of alleged news fakery comes from China’s own state broadcaster, CCTV. In a development that could further …

Man seeks protection from sex-mad wife

A DESPERATE Turkish man has turned to police for protection against his wife who constantly demanded sex. The weary man claims he had been sleeping on his sofa for the past four years in an attempt to avoid his wife who has an insatiable appetite for sex. According to the AFP, the exhausted husband went …

US mum shoots, kills kids for ‘talking back’

TAMPA (Florida) – THE army officer’s wife who authorities say killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with them talking back and being mouthy did not appear in court Saturday because she’s being treated at a hospital for an unknown condition. Authorities say Julie Powers Schenecker was taken to Tampa General …

1st-time HDB flat buyers may face stiffer rules: Mah

January 29, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Home & Family, Homebuying, News and Society, Society

NATIONAL Development Minister Mah Bow Tan on Friday said the Government is considering coming up with tougher measures to deter first-time Housing Board flat buyers from repeatedly declining to select a flat. In an interview with Lianhe Wanbao on Friday, he said changes might be made to the HDB’s build-to-order scheme to penalise those who …

Sim Lim Square Salesman scold badwords when asked for price

January 29, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Arts & Entertainment, News and Society, Society

A VIDEO of a salesman at Sim Lim Square swearing at a customer has gone viral on the Internet and raised the ire of many Netizens here. The salesman was caught on tape using vulgarities when the customer asked for a price breakdown of his friend’s purchases, after they suspected that he was overcharged. 25-year-old …

Liverpool rejects bid for Torres from Chelsea

January 28, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Football, News and Society, Recreation & Sports, Soccer, Society

LONDON – LIVERPOOL has rejected a bid from English Premier League rival Chelsea for striker Fernando Torres ahead of the January transfer window closing on Monday. Chelsea is in need of a new forward to help its faltering title defence after slipping from top to fourth in the standings, 10 points behind leader Manchester United. …

Number of Internet users worldwide reaches two billion

January 27, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Broadband Internet, Communications, News and Society, Society

GENEVA – THE number of Internet users worldwide has reached the two billion mark, the head of the UN’s telecommunications agency, Hamadoun Toure, said on Wednesday. ‘At the beginning of the year 2000 there only 500 million mobile subscriptions globally and 250 million Internet users,’ he said. ‘By the beginning of this year 2011 those …

Google hires while Yahoo! fires

Global – On the same day when Yahoo! announced plans for its second round of layoffs in six weeks, Google is boasting 2011 as the biggest hiring year in company history with over 500 hires in Asia Pacific. After cutting about 700 employees last December, Yahoo! announced it will further lay off 1% of its …

Italian wants divorce after honeymoon with mum-in-law

January 27, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Home & Family, Marriage, News and Society, Society

ROME – A FURIOUS 36-year-old Italian woman has filed for divorce just a month after her wedding because her husband brought his mother on their honeymoon, Ansa news agency reported on Wednesday. As the couple set off for their honeymoon to France in December, the newly-wed was shocked to find her new mother-in-law at Rome’s …

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