Feb 7, 2015

U.S. sisters arrested for nude photos at Cambodia's sacred Angkor site

Two American sisters have been arrested in Cambodia for taking naked photos of each other inside the country’s famed Angkor temple complex, officials said Saturday — the latest nude stunt by tourists to spark anger. Lindsey Adams, 22, and 20-year-old sister Leslie were discovered ...

Feb 2, 2015

Runner-up snatches crown off winner in Brazil beauty pageant

A Brazilian beauty pageant took a bizarre turn when the first runner-up snatched the crown off the winner of the Miss Amazonas contest, refusing to accept her loss. Sheislane (shays-lah-nee) Hayalla is justifying her reaction by claiming her rival, Carol Toledo, bought the title. ...

Miss Lebanon in hot water after selfie with Miss Israel

Jan 19, 2015

Miss Lebanon in hot water after selfie with Miss Israel

Miss Universe contestants are keen to proclaim their desire for world peace, but this year’s Miss Lebanon has declared war after claiming Miss Israel muscled in uninvited during a group “selfie.” Saly Greige took to her Facebook page to declare that Israel’s Doron Matalon ...

China's graft crackdown ensnares senior spy chief

Jan 17, 2015

China's graft crackdown ensnares senior spy chief

China is investigating one of its top spy chiefs for corruption, the ruling Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog said, signaling that the boldest crackdown on corruption in decades has spilled over into its powerful intelligence apparatus. Ma Jian, a vice minister at the Ministry of ...

Spain: Former King Juan Carlos faces paternity claim

Jan 15, 2015

Spain: Former King Juan Carlos faces paternity claim

Spain’s beleaguered former King Juan Carlos came under another cloud Wednesday: a paternity suit. The nation’s Supreme Court said it will investigate a paternity claim filed against the 77-year-old monarch by a Belgian woman who says her mother had a relationship with him in ...

Jan 7, 2015

Cricket found in package of baby food in Tochigi

A woman in Tochigi prefecture found a cricket in packaged meat and potatoes for babies last month, Asahi Group Holdings, which owns baby food giant Wakodo, admitted on Wednesday. The woman purchased the product, which was packaged in a retort-pouch style, in a drug ...

Dec 24, 2014

RBS freezes 18 bonuses in forex rigging probe

The Royal Bank of Scotland has withheld the bonuses of 18 staff members under investigation for possible roles in rigging the foreign exchange market, the British lender said Tuesday. More than 50 former and current traders are under investigation in the probe, launched after ...