BEIJING: The Chinese State-owned media launched a new 'China Dream' marketing campaign by enticing an ordinary expat to pursue fame as a pop singer in China. Canadian-born Chelsey Mark accepted the challenge, but despite the Chinese media's best propaganda efforts, he has garnered few fans even in his adopted hometown of Beijing.
AsianWave reports that, "Chelsey Mark is known as a great host and performer in China. Being born and raised in Canada, Chelsey fuses the Western and Eastern cultures to master his craft. He, however, has maintained a modest attitude that is admired by the youth. Read on as this ultimate artist talks about traveling, his career, his family, politics, and motivating the youth."
Orthodox Christians face serious persecution in the Ukraine.
According to Russia Today, "Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has been receiving threats, including that of violence against the clergy, as radical nationalist movements try to take over churches and force them under the Kiev Patriarchate."
Is President Barry Obama now waging a war on Americans? He is refusing to appoint an 'Ebola Czar,' to protect U.S. citizens from succumbing to the contagious and fatal illness.
NewsMax reports that, "The Obama administration has said it will not name an Ebola "czar" despite Republican pleas to do so. Arizona Sen. John McCain has joined a growing list of calling for the White House to charge someone with overseeing the outbreak of the deadly virus in the U.S. before it gets any worse."
Billionaire oil tycoon George Soros, the sugar daddy for Leftist activists all over the world, announced his endorsement for Greg Orman, the Independent candidate running for US Senate in Kansas.
According to NewsMax, "The son of billionaire and Democratic donor George Soros will host a fundraiser for independent Greg Orman, who is running against Republican incumbent Pat Roberts in Kansas' U.S. Senate election."
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton contends that anyone who disagrees with her should be considered "developmentally challenged."
The Daily Caller reports that, "Former first lady Hillary Clinton had a surprising, swift way of handling a heckler in San Diego on Sunday. When a woman interrupted her speech to the American Society of Pediatricians with a bullhorn, she made a bold joke that could rankle some in the mental health community.'
India and Pakistan have escalated violence on their border.
Xinhua News reports that, "Following renewed cross-border skirmishes between Pakistani and Indian forces, senior Pakistani military and political leaders have underscored the need for an immediate de-escalation."
Pro-business candidate Aecio Neves appears likely to get elected the next President of Brazil.
According to the Daily Telegraph of London, "Marina Silva, a popular environmentalist who finished third in the first-round of Brazil's presidential election, gave her endorsement on Sunday to the opposition candidate challenging President Dilma Rousseff in the Oct 26 run-off."
One of the leading reporters for BBC News, Martina Purdy, has resigned to join a convent as a Roman Catholic nun.
The Belfast Telegraph reports that, " One of Northern Ireland's most high-profile female journalists is quitting to become a nun. BBC political correspondent Martina Purdy, a former Belfast Telegraph business editor, said she was leaving journalism for personal reasons after nearly 25 years as a reporter."
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, is running for re-election and received an unlikely endorsement from the Tampa Tribune newspaper.
According to NewsMax, "The Tampa Tribune for re-election. The paper noted Scott's rocky start after his election in 2010, but said the former healthcare executive has since started listening to the wishes of Floridians and has been a major job recruiter."
U.S. Marines Commandant Gen. Jim Amos allegedly tampered with his resume by claiming he enlisted into the Marines and succesfully completed Basic training. Nevertheless, new evidence has emerged that Gen Amos never participated in such training and simply took a mail-in correspondence course instead.
USA Today reports that, "Gen. Jim Amos' critics are not letting him quietly retire as commandant of the Marine Corps, of wrongdoing even as he prepares to end his tenure on Oct. 17."