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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 »

Slumming with the constituents


There’s a news story about how Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte would drive a taxi around the city to touch base with his constituents. The story has gone viral in social media. It didn’t take long before his son Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte also admitted to riding taxis and jeepneys to monitor violators of traffic […]

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Fake’ photo of Delhi rape victim goes viral

Indian women carry their children as they march during a protest to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. India's top court says it will decide whether to suspend lawmakers facing sexual assault charges as thousands of women gathered at the memorial to independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi to demand stronger protection for their safety. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

The father of a student in south India has complained to police after Internet users circulated a photo of his daughter on social media claiming it was the Delhi gang-rape victim, officers said Friday.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »