WikiLeaks reveals US’ undiplomatic side

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks has created a media storm after releasing 250,000 classified US diplomatic documents. Details of the papers reveal scathing criticism of many world leaders by US diplomats.

Do you think WikiLeaks has done anything wrong?

wikileaks WikiLeaks reveals US’ undiplomatic side

Ireland forced to take EU bailout

The Celtic Tiger’s roar is no more. Two decades of uninhibited economic growth have come to a shuddering halt in the wake of the global financial crisis and the Irish government and its people are now feeling the pain. Forced to accept an IMF/EU bailout last week, things are now so bad some fear a return to the past when Ireland’s young were forced to look overseas in the search for opportunity.

Who’s to blame for Ireland’s predicament?

ireland Ireland forced to take EU bailout

Singapore police worker put sperm in coworker’s water

A civilian working for the Singapore police appeared in court after being charged with over a hundred offenses after he was caught putting his sperm into a female coworker’s drinking water.

How can companies prevent such things from going on in the office?

Singapore police worker put sperm in coworker’s water

Obama has 12 stitches to lip wound

US President Barack Obama received a cut lip during a post-Thanksgiving ‘friendly’ game of basketball on Friday. The president had the cut sewn up by his medical team after the incident.

Obama has 12 stitches to lip wound

Conan and NMA.tv feud over knock-off Taiwanese animation

Conan O’Brien is using cheap, knock-off ‘Taiwanese animation’ on his new TBS show.

News consumers of Taiwanese animation should not be fooled. Conan relies on a press gang of American child labor to make his animated works.

NMA.tv lawyers have filed paperwork to seize Conan’s blimp as payment for the IPR violations. We will also accept as payment Andy Richter, who would make a nice addition to the Taipei Zoo.

Conan and NMA.tv feud over knock-off Taiwanese animation

Oz police nab man after dramatic 007-style chase

In our latest report from Down Under. Australia’s Gold Coast was the scene of a dramatic police chase early Monday morning. Responding to an alarm at a bottle shop, officers arrested two men after an hour-long James Bond-style pursuit involving gunfire and a car chase. A police officer on a jetski caught one of the suspects after he plunged into a shark-infested river with a police dog hanging onto his leg.

Would you have dived into a shark-infested river to escape? Leave a comment below.

Oz police nab man after dramatic 007-style chase

Growing Up Palin: Ex-governor and family become celebrities

Guest starring Stephen Michael Brown as Gawker reporter.

Sarah Palin and her family have come a long way since Bristol got knocked up by her teenage boyfriend and Sarah was plucked from obscurity to become the Republican Party’s vice presidential candidate.

Dancing With the Stars, reality TV, a new book = Sarah Palin as next US president?

… North Korea might like that.

Growing Up Palin: Ex-governor and family become celebrities

Prison teacher made sex video with murderer

A British prison teacher has been suspended after authorities found a DVD of her having sex with a convicted murderer. Beverley Van-de-Velde is said to have fallen in love with Richard Francis while teaching him Media Studies at Rye Hill Prison in Warwickshire.

Do you think the pair took their Media Studies class too far? Leave a comment below.

Prison teacher made video with murderer

World pins hopes on Black Friday

Black Friday is the most important shopping day of the year in the United States. Big bargains are to be had and the one-day extravaganza brings out the competitive spirit in American consumers.

So much so, that Black Fridays past have been marred by violence. Fueling the hype are media that give relentless coverage to Black Friday in their efforts to discern the mood of the American consumer and, thus, economy.

Of course, Black Friday is enormously important to Asia and its export-dependent economies. If Americans don’t keep buying, it won’t be a good Lunar New Year for us just a few months later.

World pins hopes on Black Friday

‘Ugly Betty’ actor accused of hacking mom to death

Actor Michael Brea, 31, is in custody after allegedly hacking his mother to death with a sword in their New York apartment on Tuesday. Reports said Brea snapped and nearly decapitated his mother, 55-year old Yannick Brea while holding a Bible and asking her to repent. The actor reportedly later told police he had ‘seen the devil’ in his mother.

‘Ugly Betty’ actor accused of hacking mom to death

Man sought in identity-swap prison-dodge murder

A Taiwan man is being hunted by police after a student was burned to death in his car. Police suspect Sun Guo-guang used the body of student Chang Jhih-tian to fake his own suicide and then tried to assume Chang’s identity to avoid having to serve a prison sentence.

Man sought in identity-swap prison-dodge murder

Eva Longoria to divorce love-cheat Tony Parker

NBA sensation Tony Parker and ‘Desperate Housewife’ star Eva Longoria have been married for three years. But it seems the grass is always greener on the other side. Eva caught Tony “sexting” with Erin Barry, the wife of a former teammate.

As you enjoy this video, be sure to be on the lookout for Tony’s encounter with a French model at his wedding, Eva’s refusal to do something that might cause acne and a little cameo by MC Solaar.

You might have noticed that this video is coming to you guys a little bit later than our usual speedy delivery. We were actually on it on Thursday, but had to re-do the whole thing because the animators made Tony Parker a white dude. I guess he does look mostly white to Asians.

Eva Longoria to divorce love-cheat Tony Parker

Taiwan still hopping mad about Taekwondo disqualification

You know something is a big deal when the Taiwan Apple Daily people asks for a story to be dubbed and subbed into English so that they can stick it on their Mandarin language site! They even told me to try and sound extra OUTRAGED! in my voiceover.

People in Taiwan really are full of outrage about this and are determined to tell their side of the story. Now many non-Taiwanese might ask what the big deal is. Sure, it sucks for the athlete, but why is this the top news in Taiwan two days running? I think our Facebook Fan “Gerard Fullsack” put it best when he said “well, the american equivalent would be if the giants went to the world series, and got disqualified for using the wrong baseball bat, or baseball.” That’s exactly right…except Yang Shu-chun passed equipment inspection and wasn’t even wearing the supposedly problematic sensors on her heels when the match began. And as nma.tv commenter “JY” put it, “WTF, WTF?”

As for the conspiracy theory that Chinese and Korean officials were in cahoots…erm, let’s not even go there. The government of Taiwan is “mulling a complaint.” Taiwanese nerds have hacked the Asian Taekwondo Union website. According to a poll conducted by the Apple Daily, 80 percent of Taiwanese are in support of a boycott of stuff from Korea. This is including the Korean soap operas, people, so you know we’re really mad.

Taiwan still hopping mad about Taekwondo disqualification

Kim Kardashian’s “kard” aimed at kids

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has come out with her own branded pre-paid credit card. However, experts say her card is rife with hidden fees and that she is ripping off her young fans. Whatever happens, it looks like Kim will be raking it in.

Is Kim’s “kard” a scam? Or are you too busy ogling her ample booty to care?

Chinese version below:

Kim Kardashian’s “kard” aimed at kids

Taiwan rallies behind disqualified taekwondo competitor

On Wednesday, Taiwanese Taekwondo gold-medal hopeful Yang Shu-chun was thrown out of her opening bout by judges citing illegal equipment at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Yang broke down in disbelief and sat in protest for an hour. Yang and her coach say all their equipment were cleared by the judges before competition began. Taiwan has rallied behind Yang, suspecting that Chinese judges exerted influence to get Yang disqualified.

What do you think?

Taiwan rallies behind disqualified taekwondo competitor

Somali pirates free Brits after 388 days

British husband and wife Paul and Rachel Chandler are free after spending more than a year in captivity. The couple were snatched from their yacht off the coast of Somalia by pirates while on a round-the-world trip. They were released after friends and family paid a US$1 million ransom.

Do you think governments should help out in such cases? Leave a comment below.

Somali pirates free hostages

Four Loko’s ‘blackout in a can’ banned

Drinking one can of Four Loko is the equivalent of three cans of beer and three cups of coffee in terms of alcohol and caffeine. The canned energy drink is a favorite with many college students seeking to get wasted on the cheap, calling it ‘blackout in a can’. The US FDA recently banned energy drinks like Four Loko, saying that the combination of caffeine and alcohol is unsafe. College students will have to go back to mixing Red Bull with Vodka

Do you think Four Loko is too loco? Or is the FDA the one that’s loco for the ban?

Four Loko’s ‘blackout in a can’ banned

Prince William breaks hearts, gets engaged

Britain’s Prince William broke hearts around the world on Tuesday when he announced his engagement to Kate Middleton. Middleton is the first commoner to marry in to the Royal family in over 300 years. The wedding is set to take place sometime in 2011.

Do you think William is doing the right thing in marrying a ‘commoner’? Leave a comment below.

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Prince William breaks hearts gets engaged

TSA’s enhanced security spurs US ‘airport rage’

Full body scanners and enhanced pat downs in private rooms are fueling anger among air travelers in the US. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is coming in for severe criticism while passengers are planning a boycott of the scans on Nov. 24 – traditionally the busiest travel day of the year.

Tell us about your encounter with a full body scanner or ‘enhanced’ pat down. Leave a comment below.

TSA’s enhanced security spurs US ‘airport rage’

Shanghai apartment blaze kill at least 53

A blaze started by stray welding sparks killed at least 53 people on Monday in Shanghai, China. Many people escaped using the scaffolding that was in place while the building was undergoing renovation work. Four workers have been detained by authorities.

Who should take the blame in a case like this?

Shanghai apartment blaze

Afghanistan hero Sal Giunta to get Medal of Honor

For the daring rescue of a dying comrade, Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will on Nov. 16 receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama. This will make him the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Giunta was on patrol with Company B 2nd Battalion, 503 Infantry Regiment in Korengal valley in Afghanistan when they were ambushed by insurgents. Giunta bravely rescued a wounded fellow soldier, Sgt. Joshua C. Brennan, from two insurgents who were dragging him away. Brennan died of his wounds the next day.

Afghanistan hero Sal Giunta to get Medal of Honor

Fonkong gun leaves mobster’s name in shame

James Bond’s favorite handgun, the Walther PPK, was allegedly used yesterday by a 22-year-old man during a mob dispute. After firing two rounds the gun suddenly broke into pieces, leaving parts everywhere. After the suspect was apprehended, police were kind enough to put the gun back together for him.

Have you ever had a “fonkong” item giving you problems? Share your experiance with us!

Fonkong gun leaves mobster’s name in shame

Paladino contemplates quiet, private life

Democratic candidate and all-around sex god Andrew Cuomo has defeated Tea Party insurgent Carl Paladino to become the next governor of New York.

Kooky Carl said some hurtful things about gays but will no doubt blame the media for his loss. After a heated argument with New York Post reporter Fredric Dicker, he vowed to make up over a nice dinner, saying “I’ll take you out.”

Really? Aw, thanks Carl!

Cuomo’s pops held the seat between 1983 and 1994.

Paladino contemplates quiet private life