Myanmar-Kofi Annan Story : Myanmar Buddhis Group Says Post Insulting Kofi Annan Was Fake

A Ma Ba Tha leader says  that the post and the Facebook page on which it appeared are fake. Myanmar’s government announced last week that Annan will lead an advisory panel aimed at finding “lasting solutions” to the conflict in Rakhine state, where human rights groups have documented widespread abuses against minority Rohingya Muslims. Rakhine Buddhist nationalists have denounced the commission. Annan was criticized Monday on a page that appeared…

September 1, 2016

Police Response : Chris Brown’s Home Search After Gun Allegation

August 31, 2016

The Latest on a police response at singer Chris Brown’s Los Angeles home (all times local): 5 p.m. Los Angeles police detectives were searching the home of Chris Brown after a woman says he pointed a gun at her. Baylee Curran tells The Los Angeles Times that she and a friend went to Brown’s house with a business associate Monday night. She says she was admiring the diamond necklace of a…


Justin Timberlake apologized for tweet after backlash

July 2, 2016

Timberlake tweeted Sunday that he was inspired after Williams spoke passionately about racism and social injustice. A responder tweeted to Timberlake: “Does this mean you’re going to stop appropriating our music and culture?” NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake, who praised actor-activist Jesse Williams’ moving speech at the BET Awards, has apologized for responding to a tweet claiming he appropriates black culture. Timberlake responded: “The more you realize that we…


Police officer blasted for taking ‘car selfies’ investigated for sick wheelchair joke

June 29, 2016

Facebook PC Hawken with a traffic offence report for the photograph taken in his car PC Joe Hawken apparently made the tasteless remark on the social media site under the pseudonym “Eggy Jo”. A police officer who posted a ‘selfie’ of himself behind the wheel of a sports car is being investigated over an grotesque joke about disabled people on Facebook. He was given a dressing down last week after…


Twitter is following Facebook and Snapchat with its latest colourful feature

June 28, 2016

Twitter The company said in a blog post , that stickers are described as “a fun new way to add creativity to your photos and connect them to the world on Twitter.” Twitter has announced you will soon be able personalise the photos you tweet using “stickers”. Users will be able to “use multiple stickers on a photo, resize and rotate them, and place them anywhere on [a picture].”…


After Concert, The Voice Alum Christina Grimmie Shot Dead

June 11, 2016

Christina Grimmie Grimmie, who finished in third place on Season 6 of The Voice as a protégé of coach Adam Levine, was attacked at a merchandise table after performing with the band Before You Exit at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Fla. Her brother tackled the gunman after he shot Grimmie, and police credit him with preventing other people from being injured. The gunman committed suicide by shooting himself while…


Funny And Quirky Shirts To Wear That Aren’t Completely Cheesy

June 10, 2016

In fact, I’d be willing to bet that they can be seen all over your social media feeds and on all of your favorite style-setting celebrities. That’s why I’ve rounded up quirky and stylish shirts to wear, particularly when you’ve got a great sense of humor. After all, finding funny shirts that aren’t cheesy isn’t as easy as you’d think. A little graphic T-shirt never hurt anybody. But once you’ve struck…


Facebook? Yawn. Instagram? So last year. Snapchat? Boring! Research discovers people are over social media

June 9, 2016

Getty According to a new report by market intelligence firm SimilarWeb , the time spent by users on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat has plummeted over the last year. People around the world are getting bored of social media . The trend is the same across almost all of the nine countries studied, including Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA. The data compared usage of…


On social media, controversial (((echo))) tag branded ‘hate symbol’ as neo-Nazis use it to target Jews

June 8, 2016

Echo Symbol Users on Twitter have used the so-called echo symbol to target Jewish people for online abuse. A disturbing new way for neo-Nazis and anti-semites to target Jewish people on social media has been branded a “hate symbol” by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The method involves putting three sets of brackets around the surname of well-known Jewish users or those perceived to be Jewish, to single them out to…


Woman’s plea to discover special £20 note signed by late grandad after family accidentally spend it on breakfast

June 6, 2016

Getty The £20 note was of sentimental value to the family Terri Low took to Facebook to ask people in Dundee to look out for the note given to her young cousin by her gran and late granddad. A woman has launched a social media appeal to find a special £20 note that was signed by her late granddad accidentally spent on breakfast. She later revealed the money had accidentally…