‘Little Fatty’ a big hit

An overweight Chinese petrol station attendant has become an unexpected celebrity after a picture of his portly face was posted on the internet – and then started appearing on movie posters and in other unlikely places. Nicknamed “Little Fatty,” 19-year-old Qian Zhijun’s picture was loaded on to the internet Read more »

LA judge sides with ‘Borat’ against frat boys

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – As the esteemed Kazakh television journalist Borat Sagdiyev might say: “High Five. Sexy Time. You Lose.” Two college fraternity buddies shown guzzling alcohol and making racist remarks in the “Borat” movie have lost their bid for a court order to cut the scene they claim Read more »

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Philippine Idol Finals

By Jove Francisco – An hour before I went to the Araneta Coliseum, I was in SM Centerpoint, lined up in a counter to pay for stuff I got in the toiletries section. I was waiting for my turn when I looked to my left and saw these Read more »

Five feared dead as typhoon whips Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) – At least five people were feared dead and tens of thousands spent the night in makeshift shelters as Typhoon Utor plowed through the central Philippines on Sunday, cutting power and communication lines in the archipelago.

Manila pulls plug on Asian summit, blames weather

By Manny Mogato – CEBU, Philippines (Reuters) – The Philippines hastily shelved a high-profile gathering of Asian leaders until early January on Friday due to concerns an incoming tropical storm could wreak havoc at the venue this weekend.

New typhoon slams Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The second typhoon to hit the Philippines in two weeks made landfall Saturday, forcing the evacuation of thousands in an eastern province where hundreds died in the last storm.