JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – In Zambia, call the president a “potato” at your peril. Yes, a potato. This seemingly innocuous word, used to describe Zambian President Michael Sata during a radio show Monday, got an opposition leader thrown in jail and charged with defamation. If convicted, Frank Bwalya faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
DENVER, Colo. — The world's first state-licensed marijuana retailers, catering to Colorado's newly legal recreational market for pot, are stocking their shelves ahead of a New Year's grand opening that supporters and detractors alike see as a turning point in America's drug culture.
Remember the one about how you're not supposed to talk with your mouth full? Korea didn't get the memo. The latest internet trend from one of the most wired places on earth is a bizarre form of dinner porn.
Regardless of how hard they tried, nobody wanted to accept $1 million from Pamela Anderson and Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, on Tuesday in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The pair landed on The Rock to offer fishermen money to end the seal hunt, but there was nobody working at the union office where they chose to stage a frantic press event.
Worse still for the Hollywood duo, sealers outside the building jeered and peppered them with questions as journalists recorded it all.
Rob Ford is standing by his comments despite a Toronto Star reporter threatening legal action after the mayor accused him of trying to photograph his children in their home.
Daniel Dale served the embattled mayor with a libel notice late Thursday, the first step in a potential lawsuit, after Ford appeared on television and accused the journalist of stalking his children.
KELOWNA, British Columbia — Canada’s WestJet Airlines hit the viral marketing target this week, taking video as Santa distributed lavish Christmas gifts to 250 unwitting passengers.
The airline set up video booths in Toronto and Hamilton, Ont., where guests scanned their boarding passes and recorded their Christmas wishes before heading on a four-hour cross-country flight to Calgary.
Behind the scenes, staff in Calgary recorded the details and then dashed madly to local stores to purchase and wrap the gifts in time for the flight’s arrival.