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?

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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?

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Feingold goes down in last stand

Tea Party candidate Ron Johnson has defeated incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold to become the next senator of Wisconsin.

Feingold was considered one of the most bi-partisan guys in the Senate, teaming up with the likes of John McCain to author campaign finance reform, the McCain-Feingold Act.

But it was his unwavering support for President Obama on issues such as healthcare that ultimately led to his defeat.

Taking over is Johnson, a political novice and successful businessman.

Feingold goes down in last stand

British woman is UFO magnet

British woman Bridget Grant claims to have had close encounters with aliens on 17 occasions.

Do you think she is Bridget Grant is one sandwich short of a picnic? Have you ever had a close encounter? Leave a comment and tell us about it.

UFOmagnet British woman is UFO magnet

Burglars caught making sex tape

In Elma, Washington, a woman who has been looking her neighbor’s house since they moved away noticed an unfamiliar car in the driveway. She checked it out. Burglars were making a sex tape inside the house.

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Crime wave has New Yorkers on edge

Guest starring Tsegay Lorret, who plays the role of vigilante.

Crime is creeping back up in New York City. In the city’s famous Central Park, crime has climbed by a whopping 45%. The city’s murder rate has climbed nearly 15%.

But will Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has exercised vigilance against trans fats, be as tough on crime? Bloomberg has cut police numbers in order to reduce the city’s budget.

Nevertheless, city officials claim New York remains safe.
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Crime wave has New Yorkers on edge

Cashier’s boobs add to shopper’s burden

An irate British shopper who thought he had been overcharged at his local supermarket was given a refund after it was discovered the cashier’s giant boobs had been resting on the scales and inflated the cost of his groceries.

Cashier’s boobs add to shopper’s burden

Bush junior defends legacy in memoirs

Guest starring Jennifer Gonzalez as ‘Activist’.

Former US president George W. Bush has released his new memoirs in which he talks about and defends key decisions made during his 8-year tenure in the White House. In the book the often controversial former leader talks about why he went to war in Iraq and his decision to authorize waterboarding.

What’s your opinion of the Bush legacy? Leave a comment below.

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Bush junior defends legacy in memoirs

US-Sino Currency Rap Battle

The G20 is getting underway in South Korea. High on the agenda is the brewing currency battle between China and the United States.

Need a primer on the issues? Check out our US-Sino Currency Rap Battle, featuring Chinese president Hu Jintao and American president Barack Obama.

China has mad stacks of US Treasury debt and fears America will inflate its way out the hole by weakening the greenback further.

The US, on the other hand, says China is keeping its currency artificially undervalued to protect its exports.

It’s a battle for the ages. And everything you need to know about US-Sino trade relations can be learned right here.

Produced and written by Next Media Animation. Music by ACTION ZERO and SHEN E.

US-Sino Currency Rap Battle

Junkie’s baby found dead in washer

A mother in Oklahoma has been charged with second-degree murder after her 10-day old baby daughter was found dead in the household washing machine. Police believe the mother accidentally put the infant into the machine along with dirty clothes while high on crystal meth.

Should drug addicts be banned from raising kids? Leave a comment below.

Junkie’s baby found dead in washer