Brad Pitt has joined China’s version of Twitter…and won 100,000 followers after mysteriously hinting he may visit the country. The actor, banned from China 15 years ago for his role in Seven Years in Tibet, posted: “It is the truth. Yup, I’m coming.” The message was later removed.
Questions over the performance of Ye Shiwen come after a string of Chinese swimmers tested positive for doping in recent years. China won 12 of the 16 women’s titles at the 1994 world championships in Rome but these achievements were sullied less than a month later when seven Chinese swimmers tested positive for banned drugs … [Read the full story]
Former England soccer boss Sven Goran Eriksson has been linked to yet another big-money deal – in Iran. The Swede, 63, is eyeing a move to struggling Persepolis FC, based in the strict Islamic Republic’s capital, Tehran. The club’s leaders said Monday that they were in talks to lure the soccer journeyman – who has … [Read the full story]
This incredible contraption – made by welding half a Renault Clio onto a motorbike – was invented by a Swiss 17-year-old, although he was later banned from riding/driving it on the road when he got stopped by the police. Markus Sell, from Jonschwil in Switzerland, turned heads on his first trip out with his magnificent … [Read the full story]
It was a weak moment but I was actually starting to feel sorry for Sarah Ferguson at having been banned from Wills and Kate’s wedding. Yes, she is an idiot. No, she never learns. And yes, her greed keeps making her do loopy things. But I can see why she’d want to be with her daughters on … [Read the full story]
I hear that schools are going to ban eggs this year in Australia, for fear of pranks on teachers, teachers cars, etc…. But also, in almost the same in-take of listening, I hear that the argument for the legalisation of some drugs is going to be put forward to our beloved politicians. Listen, if you … [Read the full story]
Italy is set to become the next European country to ban the burka after a government report ruled in favour of the proposed legislation. MPs from the anti-immigration Northern League party, a member of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s ruling right wing coalition, have presented the proposal in a bill. It comes just weeks after France … [Read the full story]