Rise of Lebanese-born porn star divides her homeland

Jan 7, 2015

Rise of Lebanese-born porn star divides her homeland

A Lebanese-born porn star living in the U.S. has stirred fierce debate back home after her rise to fame split social media users in liberal-yet-conservative Lebanon. Mia Khalifa, 21, who was born in Lebanon but lives in Miami, last week became the most-searched-for star ...

Christmas in Japan 2014

Dec 25, 2014

Christmas in Japan 2014

At first glance, the Christmas trees and illuminations might look familiar, but a few holiday traditions are undoubtably unique to Japan. Here are a few examples from social media.

'Afghan Bruce Lee' high-kicking his way to Internet fame

Dec 10, 2014

'Afghan Bruce Lee' high-kicking his way to Internet fame

From the ruins of a bombed-out palace above Kabul, a young Afghan man bearing a striking resemblance to kung fu legend Bruce Lee is high-kicking his way to Internet fame, aiming to show another side to his war-weary nation. Videos and photos of Abbas ...

Dec 4, 2014

British 'vlogger' beats J.K. Rowling with best-seller

A British video blogger has sold more than 78,000 copies of her first book in a week, beating established authors like J.K. Rowling and Dan Brown. “Girl Online,” by 24-year-old Zoe Sugg, set a record for sales of a debut novel in Britain, the ...