The Japanese are favoring a new food trend, which would be eating bugs.
The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "Fried cicadas, wasp larvae rice and smoked cicada nymphs are all on the menu at an insect club in Tokyo. The Insect Cuisine Research Association, founded in 1999, promotes the culinary use of insects not only for their nutritional value, but for their eco-friendly nature and sustainability."
Rev. Al Sharpton has chickened out from agreeing to a public debate with Dr. Ben Carson.
According to NewsMax, "Conservative commentator Dr. Ben Carson has challenged liberal TV host Al Sharpton to a public debate, with the Ferguson riots as a leading talking point. "I had an opportunity to speak with Rev. Sharpton a couple months ago at the White House Correspondents' Dinner," Carson told Fox News on Monday, according to Mediaite."
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is refusing to help her fellow Democrats on the campaign trail for the 2014 mid-term elections.
RealClearPolitics reports that, "Just about everyone noticed Hillary Clinton's scathing comments on President Obama's foreign policy in her interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. But almost no one has noticed where Clinton hasn't been seen. That's on the campaign trail or at fundraisers for Democrats running for the Senate."
Taipei, Taiwan-based Eva Airlines will introduce a new fleet of 'Hello Kitty' jumbo jets.
Channel NewsAsia reports that, "How about a ride onboard a Hello Kitty plane with EVA Air? The Taiwanese airline is launching nine Hello Kitty chartered flights from Singapore to Taipei this December for the first time; and you can finally get yourself a seat on one them."
BEIJING: Chinese investors are going on a property buying spree in the Caribbean to build luxury tourist resorts.
According to Channel NewsAsia, "Chinese investors are to plunge more than US$1 billion (S$1.25 billion) into developing Antigua and Barbuda's first mega-resort, creating 1,000 jobs for the tiny cash-strapped nation. Construction on the mammoth 1,600-acre (647-hectare) multi-hotel, residential and commercial project is slated to begin early next year."
Ebola patients are fleeing quarantine centers and hospitals in Sierra Leone, because they are admitted on a voluntary basis.
The BBC News reports that, "Seventeen suspected Ebola patients are "missing" in Liberia after a health centre in the capital was attacked, the government says. The government had previously denied they were missing, saying all patients had been moved to another facility."
Rabble rouser Rev. Al Sharpton will be the keynote speaker at a pro-Muslim Brotherhood and 'Stand up for Jihad' convention to be held in Arlington, Va. on September 27.
According to ChristianAction, "Reverend Al Sharpton, host of PoliticsNation on MSNBC and former presidential candidate, will be the keynote speaker at the annual fundraiser for the , a U.S. entity with an extremist history."
A massive solar power plant located in the Mojeve Desert, California has been zapping thousands upon thousands of birds to death as they fly in mid-air. The deadly solar cells have transformed the alternative energy source into 'Made in the USA' flying bird death machines.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair."
Malaysian law enforcement authorities had uncovered that the 'Nude Olympics 2014,' were being held on a secluded Penang area beach. Accordingly, they raced to the scene to clothe the participants and then arrested the competitors.
Channel NewsAsia reports that, "The organiser of a nudist sports festival in Penang has apologised for holding the event, which triggered outrage in Malaysia and led to the arrest of eight people. A video of the May gathering, called the "Nude Sport Games 2014", first appeared on social media earlier this month and went viral. It showed naked participants engaged in a range of activities including body painting, dancing, relay races and various other contests on a secluded Penang beach."
Moscow is striking LGBT Russians in their pocketbooks. The Russian Duma is expected to vote on a bill that would impose a 23 percent tax rate on Burger King's newly-introduced 'Gay Whoppers.'
According to Russia Today, "Foreign fast-food companies should be additionally taxed, a Russian State Duma deputy has suggested. Igor Zotov said the money raised could go to improving the general health of the population."