MANILA ACTIVISTS RAP CHINA FOR GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY
HUNDREDS of Philippine activists yesterday accused China of "gunboat diplomacy", demonstrating at a noisy Manila protest against the Asian giant's moves to stake its claims in the South China Sea.
WEINER TO STAY IN MAYOR RACE DESPITE NEW SEX SCANDAL
DISGRACED former congressman Anthony Weiner said on Tuesday that he would continue his bid to become New York's next mayor, despite being hit by a new sex scandal. Mr Weiner, 48, admitted to sending lewd texts and photographs to a young woman a year after resigning from Congress over similar revelations.
MENTHOL CIGARETTES HARDER TO GIVE UP, STUDY SHOWS
UNITED States regulators released a review of scientific data on Tuesday, showing that menthol cigarettes are harder to quit than regular kinds, and asked for public input on a possible ban.