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."
Bourbon distillers based in Kentucky are taking a major gamble on selling their goods overseas.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders' lingo: Distillers are putting up the tab for millions of rounds of bourbon years before they are even ordered. The production poses an inherent risk, but hitting the moment right — a big supply meshing with big demand — could mean a serious payday for companies big and small."
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flooded the Japanese economy with liquidity and raised sales taxes, but the domestic economy continues to fall apart.
China Radio International reports that, "New stats show Japan's core machinery orders have dropped at the quickest rate in more than five years during the second quarter. Machinery orders are a key advance indicator for corporate spending."
The Malaysian economy is booming while other countries are struggling.
According to Channel NewsAsia, "Malaysia's economy grew a better-than-expected 6.4 per cent in the second quarter on the back of stronger exports and robust domestic demand, the central bank said Friday (Aug 15)."