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Japan’s crying lawmaker quits post

In this Tuesday, July 1, 2014 photo, Hyogo Prefectural assemblyman Ryutaro Nonomura cries during a press conference in Kobe, western Japan. A video clip of Nonomura accused of dubious spending has gone viral, leaving many outraged and puzzled. The video shows Nonomura, 47, bursting into tears, uttering nonsensical phrases and banging on the desk. One site for the video drew nearly 640,000 views, as of Thursday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A provincial Japanese politician, who was filmed crying like a toddler while trying to explain his profligate use of public funds, quit his post Friday as he was embroiled deeper in a corruption scandal.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama treats Texas family after jumping restaurant queue

President Barack Obama scrutinizes his credit card as he jokes with the wait staff while ordering barbecue at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Austin is the final leg in his three city trip before returning to Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

At Franklin’s, a famed barbecue joint in Texas, pushing to the front of the line will cost you. President Barack Obama learned this lesson the hard way on Thursday when he stepped into the meat-lovers paradise in Austin.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Geneva phone thief left own mobile at crime scene


A man who stole a mobile phone at a Geneva shop was caught after police identified him from pictures on his own mobile phone, which he left at the scene.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Skulls found inside teddy bears at Mexico airport


Inspectors discovered two skulls and other human remains hidden inside teddy bears at a Mexico City airport shipping company.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police dressed as priests catch erotic-tape blackmailers


Italian police dressed as priests have ensnared two would-be blackmailers who were threatening to publish wiretaps of an erotic conversation with a clergyman, local media said Sunday.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »