The first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha, 12, and Malia, 15, wrapped up their very expensive trip to China (taxpayers will foot the bill for Mrs. Obama’s pricey $8,400 per night accommodations at the Westin hotel).
While Mrs. Obama seems to have charmed her way into the hearts of English speaking Chinese citizens, it is the sulky, petulant Sasha who is getting most of the attention from the national media.
— HuffPost UK (@HuffPostUK) March 9, 2014
Vietnamese search and rescue teams found what may be part of a door from the doomed Malaysian Airlines plane that vanished early Saturday. The door and a piece of the plane’s tail were seen floating in the ocean about 50 miles south-southwest of Tho Chu island.
Officials released a photo of the door on Sunday. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members vanished from the radar about an hour after departing Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
North Korean man-child Kim Jung Un had his ex-girlfriend and 11 female performers arrested for violating pornography laws nine days ago. Their punishment? Death by firing squad.
Hyon Song-wol, a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra, was arrested on August 17 along with 11 other popular North Korean performers, UK’s The Telegraph reports. All 12 women were executed by machine gun fire 3 days later.
An expert on North Korean foreign affairs theorizes that Hyon was executed because Jung-Un’s current wife was jealous of her.
A mysterious sea creature has washed up onshore in Villaricos, Spain, leaving everyone scratching their heads. A woman found the decomposing carcass on the beach early Thursday, according to a report on ThinkSpain.com.
“A lady found one part and we helped her retrieve the rest,” said Maria Sanches of Civil Protection in Cuevas. “We have no idea what it was. It really stank.” The carcass sprouts shattered bones (which some mistook for horns) on one end and is about 13 feet long.
Photos of the “sea monster” are going viral on social networks and making headlines all over the world. Some speculate humorously that the creature is a distant relative to the Loch Ness Monster.
A disturbing video is making the rounds of social networking websites today. The video shows Russian Neo-Nazi skinheads interrogating, and then assaulting, a gay teenager who answered an ad for sex with an older man.
Gay groups claim the skinheads are conducting campaigns called “Occupy Pedophilyaj” and “Occupy Gerontilyaj” — to stamp out pedophilia in Russia. The campaign is led by Russian ultranationalist Maxim Martsinkevich who purports to “identify and report pedophiles.”
But the main activity of the group seems to be luring gay boys and torturing them with the intent of outing them to their families and communities.
“We do not like homosexuals,” the leader of one local gathering explained, according to a HuffPost translation. “If it was up to me, I’d kill them but the government doesn’t allow that.”