Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

South Korean tourists (L-R) Heemok Ann, Eunyi Ji, and Mijung Jung take their own picture in front of the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington after the U.S. government shutdown, October 1, 2013. The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on T

From Economy 7:54 pm

If ‘Selfie’ Was The Word Of The Year In 2013, Selfie Stick Is Top Christmas Gift In 2014

It's not really a very high-tech product, but the selfie stick is tipped to become the top-selling Christmas gift of 2014 in Australia, retail experts said, beating other electronic gadgets such as fitness wristbands, cameras and game consoles.

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao waves beside his wife Jinkee upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila December 12, 2012. Pacquiao said he felt "fine" on Sunday after his sensational sixth-round knockout by Mexican

From Sports 12:54 pm

Pacquiao Turns 36, Gets Promotion In Philippine Coast Guard, Making Him A 1-Star General

Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao just added another title to his growing lists of hats to wear on Wednesday, his 36th birthday. He was promoted to honorary Commodore of the Executive Squadron by the Philippine Coast Guard where he is a member of its Auxiliary Unit.

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop walks with her Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari (not in picture) in Baghdad October 18, 2014. Bishop arrived in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi officials on Australia's role in the fight against Islamic State.

From Politics & Policy 12:46 pm

Unlikely For Julie Bishop To Be 2nd Female PM Of Australia

The sudden slump in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's popularity had more than half off Australians polled believe that he does not stand a chance of keeping his post as head of state in the 2016 election.

Naturists walk on a sand path as they return from the beach at the Heliomarin Centre on the Atlantic Ocean in Montalivet, southwestern France, on August 5, 2009. Several thousand naturists spend their holidays at the centre during the summer vacation seas

From Travel 11:43 am

Obelisk & Cobblers Beaches Are The Best Places To Sunbathe Nude In Australia With No Threat Of Arrest

Since it is summer in Australia, going to the beach is a common Christmas activity in this country.

Chris Algieri (C) of the U.S. takes to the scale naked during an official weigh-in for his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) international 12-round welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines at the Venetian Macao hotel in Macau Novem

From Sports Dec 17

Despite Loss To Pacquiao, Algieri To Get RING 8 (NY) Fighter Of The Year Award

New York's boxing circle still looks highly at American boxer Chris Algieri despite his Nov 22 heartbreaking loss to Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao. Algieri will be given the RING 8 (NY) Fighter of the Year award on Sunday.

A girl and her dog attend a sled dog European Championship in Venek November 22, 2014.

From Law Dec 17

Las Vegas Man Threatens To Break Kids’ Legs If They Didn’t Have Sex With Family Dog

If there are awards for bad parenting, 47-year-old Christopher Sena of Las Vegas would probably be a grand slam winner.

WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. sits in his corner between rounds

From Sports Dec 17

Hoax Alert: Floyd Mayweather Didn’t Die Of Drug Overdose

American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr allegedly witnessed last week the murder of actress Stephanie Moseley in the hands of her jealous husband, rapper Earl Hayes, a close friend of the boxer. On Monday, hoax news blogsite Despiera Tico, claimed that it was Mayweather himself who died of drug overdose.

Jordan Kessler, (R ) son of trader Glenn Kessler, (L) uses his father's mobile phone and badge on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange November 28, 2014. Traders traditionally bring their children to work for the half day of trading on the Friday afte

From Global Markets Dec 17

Hoax Alert: High School Senior Mohammed Islam Didn’t Earn $72M From Stock Market

It's the end of the year, a busy season for doomsayers and hoaxers. This explains why everyone is talking either about World War 3 to be initiated by Russia or writing hoax articles.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Speaks During The Launch Of A Student Mobility Program

From Politics & Policy Dec 17

Poll Confirms Unpopularity Of PM Tony Abbott As 51% Think He Won’t Win 2016 Election

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott continues to lose public support. A few days ago, Opposition leader Bill Shorten was considered by respondents in a survey as preferred PM.

Members of the public look at floral tributes placed near the cafe where hostages were held for over 16-hours, in central Sydney December 16, 2014. Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed terrified hostages

From Law Dec 16

Sydney Blooms With Floral Bouquets Celebrating Heroism Of 2 Hostages Who Died Saving Other Lindt Customers

On Tuesday, Sydney was full of life and blooming with floral bouquets. It's a far cry from the previous day when the streets of the commercial business district were deserted due to the Sydney Siege at the Lindt Chocolate Cafe at Martin Place.