Jul 20, 2015

How to speak Australian: Just abbreviate everything

Traveling to Australia and want to fit in? Or just trying to understand your mates from Down Under? The Sydney pastor behind a video that has gone viral explaining the local lingo might be able to help. Josh Hawkins put the three-minute clip entitled ...

China reprimands online companies for spread of sex video

Jul 16, 2015

China reprimands online companies for spread of sex video

Sex may sell, but a steamy video purportedly taken inside a Uniqlo fitting room in Beijing is giving the clothing retailer some uncomfortable attention. Online searches for the Japanese clothing brand soared this week after the viral spread of the video apparently showing a ...

Reddit interim CEO Pao resigns; co-founder Huffman regains title

Jul 11, 2015

Reddit interim CEO Pao resigns; co-founder Huffman regains title

Reddit said Friday that interim CEO Ellen Pao had resigned from the company and co-founder Steve Huffman was back as its CEO. The freewheeling online discussion forum and news site, which had 164 million unique visitors last month, has been rocked by unrest recently. ...

Meet Shabani, the new alpha male role model

Jun 29, 2015

Meet Shabani, the new alpha male role model

Photos and videos of Shabani, a male Western Lowland Gorilla currently living at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya, are going viral. A look at what people are saying suggests that his charm goes deeper than just his good looks. Here are some highlights of ...

Wedding photo becomes symbol of South Korean MERS scare

Jun 10, 2015

Wedding photo becomes symbol of South Korean MERS scare

A South Korean couple’s special day has become an unexpected symbol of the country’s MERS health scare, after a joke wedding photo with their guests wearing surgical face masks went viral. The picture that flooded South Korean social networking sites showed the young couple ...

'Stalkers' track young runaway girls in IS world

Jun 9, 2015

'Stalkers' track young runaway girls in IS world

In a nondescript office in central London, researcher Melanie Smith stares at her laptop, scrolling down the Twitter feed of a 17-year-old British girl who ran away to join Islamic State militants. “What we’re looking at here is when she announced her husband’s death,” ...

Islamic State a media-savvy PR machine in battle for recruits

Jun 2, 2015

Islamic State a media-savvy PR machine in battle for recruits

After a selection of tunes, the presenter with an American accent offers “a glimpse at our main headlines.” Islamic State militants have just seized three Iraqi cities. A bomb blows up a factory, killing everyone inside. Militants destroy four enemy Hummers and an armored ...