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Navy sex scandal story still simmering

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 8:53AM UTC

Sailors seeking sex. Outlandish! Unheard of! Disgusting! Animals! Or so went the lurid tale of sailors on board HMAS Success running a sex-conquest competition with a cash prize for the seaman who bedded the greatest number of female crew mates. The story was big in the news, went international and

Should we snub or welcome the Mugabes?

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 8:42AM UTC

Early this year Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, was involved in a punching incident that got Sunday Times photographer Richard Jones into trouble. Mugabe punched Jones in the face as the latter tried to take photo of the first lady. Diplomatic immunity allowed Grace Mugabe to

Face of the Day

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 7:13AM UTC Face of the Day

23-year old unmarried Sergeant Ahn Seong-jin, currently serving in Uijeongbu, takes a moment to reflect on a letter received from the three children in Bangladesh whom he sponsors through an aid organization.

Hong Kong tops world rich-poor gap

By Tue, Oct 20, 2009 10:49PM UTC

Hong Kong is both heaven and hell, depending on who you ask. Heaven to wealthy tourists and families of influential people; hell to poor immigrants and migrant workers. More proof that this wide gap between the rich and the poor is the latest report from the UN Development Program which ranks

21 nations where people eat their national symbol

By Tue, Oct 20, 2009 10:18PM UTC

Australians love to say that they are the only people on Earth who eat the national symbols on their coat of arms. But is it true? Sadly, no. The coats of arms of Andorra, Indonesia, Moldova and Iceland feature cattle on them – an ingredient that you will (reputedly) find

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