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New Rob Ford video shows mayor ranting, swearing in Jamaican accent

Rob Ford’s latest YouTube hit should prove he’s a man of the people, at least the people who frequent fast-food burger joints at 2 a.m. on a Monday morning. The Toronto mayor admitted a video of him delivering a rambling, profanity-laced tirade – all in Jamaican accent – is authentic. He quickly added, however, that he cussed out Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair on his own time, so it shouldn’t be a story.

This is what happens when you hold The X Factor in a prison

PARIS — Rap and prison go together like … well, like playas and playa haters. But if most of the US rappers who’ve penned albums in the pen have treated it as a temporary inconvenience, for one group debuting this week in France, without bars, there’d be no beats.

A beginner’s guide to Franglais

PARIS — If Anglophones love to pilfer from other languages, the French like to add their own je ne sais quoi. No, really: without some help, you wouldn’t savoir quoi they’re on about. In the spirit of mutual mistranslation, here’s a brief glossary of the weirdest 'English' words you need a French dictionary to understand — not to mention a few bons mots we’ve adopted in English that just won’t fly in France.

Mannequins all over the world are starting to look more like us

Mannequins are getting pubic hair and other surprisingly realistic touches. That's a good thing, right?

Mipsterz: A definitive guide to Muslim hipsters

Longboard? Check. Ray-Bans? Check. iPhone? Check. Hijab? Check and check. By now, you’ve heard of Mipsters, #Mipsterz or Muslim hipsters depending on your preference. We will leave NPR, The Daily Beast and others to examine the impact of this emerging trend on American society.

Weird stuff world leaders give each other

The US Secretary of State proudly presented his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, with two Idaho potatoes at a meeting in Paris on Monday — and compared to the bizarre junk world leaders usually give each other, Lavrov’s potatoes are probably the least useless gift he’ll get all year. Here’s a run-down of the strangest stuff clogging up ministerial desk drawers the world over.

No Pants Subway Ride catching on around the globe (PHOTOS)

Trains and trams in major cities around the world were awash with bare legs and briefs on Sunday as pranksters traveled trouserless for the world's 13th annual "No Pants Subway Ride." Commuters from Beijing to Bangalore and beyond braved public transport without blue jeans in the stunt, which has gone global since its first staging by US group Improv Everywhere in New York in 2002.

Global porn preferences? Surprisingly patriotic, says PornHub's data blog

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