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[9 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
South Sudan Becomes Newest Country

People in South Sudan partied in the streets of the capital Juba as the newly independent African state became the world’s newest country on Saturday.

Headline, World News »

[7 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Yemen’s Saleh Makes First Appearance Since Blast

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has made his first public appearance since an attack last month left him severely burned.

World News »

[7 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
News of the World to Close Amid Hacking Scandal

Rupert Murdoch is shutting down his U.K.-based tabloid News of the World following allegations that the newspaper hacked into the phones of relatives and families of soldiers killed in action and missing children, among others.

Sports, World News »

[6 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
South Korea’s Pyeongchang to Host 2018 Winter Olympics

After two unsuccessful bids, the South Korean city of Pyeongchang finally clinched the hosting rights to the Winter Olympics after being declared winner for the 2018 edition.

World News »

[4 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Thaksin Sister Set to Become New Thailand PM

A sister of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is set to become the new leader of the country’s government.

World News »

[1 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Strauss-Kahn Released Without Bail

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released without bail after prosecutors said they now doubt the credibility of the woman who’s accusing the French politician of attempted rape.

World News »

[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
World’s Longest Sea Bridge Opens

China has added another record to its name on Thursday, this time becoming the owner of the world’s longest bridge over water with the Qingdao-Haiwan Bridge or Jiaozhou Bay Bridge.

Nature, Philippine News »

[29 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Coca-Cola goes green with eco-friendly billboard

If you drive along Northbound EDSA-Forbes in Makati City, Philippines, you’ll see this billboard made of thousands of Fukien tea plants (Carmona retusa), a species capable of absorbing air pollutants.

World News »

[29 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Kabul Hotel Attack Leaves 18 Dead

At least 18 people were killed after Taliban gunmen attacked the Inter-Continental hotel in the Afghan capital of Kabul late Tuesday.

Odd + Weird, World News »

[29 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Cameroon’s Bizarre Solution to Traffic Accidents

The Cameroonian government of President Paul Biya has imposed a partial ban on the use of inter-city roads during nighttime.