War and Pestilence: The Ongoing Fragmentation of Yemen

There are hopes that a cease-fire could end the fighting in Yemen’s civil war. But a visit to the front near Hodeida shows that even if the violence stops, it will be difficult to keep the country together. source http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/war-and-pestilence-the-ongoing-fragmentation-of-yemen-a-1243730.html#ref=rss

Beijing has pledged to protect rights of four Hongkongers jailed for life in the Philippines on drug charges, city’s security chief John Lee says

Hong Kong’s security minister on Monday said Beijing had pledged to do everything in its power to protect the rights of four Hongkongers jailed for life in the Philippines on drug charges. The assurance by Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu came as the families of the men convicted for possession of methamphetamine said they […]

Yuan Mu, Chinese government spokesman who said no one had been killed in Tiananmen Square, dies aged 90

Yuan Mu, a controversial spokesman for the Chinese government following the deadly 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died at the age of 90. Yuan, who achieved international notoriety for his defence of the government following the crushing of pro-democracy protests in the heart of Beijing, died in the capital on Thursday, according to an announcement […]

Frightened Dalmatian Calms Down When Doc Shows Up Wearing This

How far do you expect your doctor to go to make you feel comfortable? Veterinarian Mike Ferrell will dress up like a furry little animal if his clients insist. When Rupert the Dalmatian came into Ferrell’s office, he was quite skittish. Ferrell had a hard time even approaching the dog, Metro reports. Then, owner Sonya […]

Yuan Mu, Chinese government spokesman who said no one had been killed in Tiananmen Square, dies aged 90

Yuan Mu, a controversial spokesman for the Chinese government following the deadly 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died at the age of 90. Yuan, who achieved international notoriety for his defence of the government following the crushing of pro-democracy protests in the heart of Beijing, died in the capital on Thursday, according to an announcement […]

Taiwanese model selling fish draws a crowd to her family’s business【Videos】

Is there something a little bit fishy about this fishmonger? Sorry to keep you waiting–we’re well overdue for the latest installment of “The Internet goes gaga over a beautiful woman doing something!” Earlier this month, Pengpeng Liu, a 27-year-old Taiwanese model (according to her Facebook profile), caught the attention of the local media when she […]