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The announcement we’ve been waiting for has finally been made; Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan has been announced as Mitt Romney’s running mate. NBC News reported overnight that Romney was set to pick Ryan, and this was confirmed early on Saturday morning by Romney’s VP app and by Romney at a rally in Norfolk, Virginia. Show More Summary
The announcement that we’ve all been waiting has finally been made; Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan has been announced as Mitt Romney’s running mate. NBC News reported overnight that Romney was set to pick Ryan, and this was confirmed early on Saturday morning by Romney’s VP app. Show More Summary
A prolonged and determined burst of criss-crossing the state of Wisconsin, forever vocally championing the cause of Mitt Romney paid off for one Paul Ryan today. After months of intensive #Veepstakes speculation, Ryan will officially become #Veep at 9am ET on August 11, having trended on Twitter for hours. Show More Summary
No Olympics sport has provided as much comic relief as the individual freestyle dressage final on August 9 at Greenwich Park. The equestrian sport which is also referred to as ‘horse ballet’ has prompted parodies and humorous comment en masse, not least thanks to the eclectic music choice which ranged from Phil Collins to Billy Idol. Show More Summary
The three members of punk protest group Pussy Riot facing charges of hooliganism left the courtroom to applause on Wednesday after delivering their closing statements to the judge. It was a round of applause that reverberated acrossShow More Summary
Irish sports fans fumed on social media platforms after pictures of Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph newspaper were shared online, which showed the paper claiming Irish boxer Katie Taylor as a Team GB athelete. The paragraph, which began:...Show More Summary
Five-year-old New Yorker Naim was understandably bummed to hear that his idol, basketball star Jeremy Lin, was leaving the Knicks for the Houston Rockets. As he wept over the loss, his father filmed the anguish and uploaded it to YouTube [see the video above]. And then something happened to put a smile back on his face...
Political discourse, pared down over the years to catchphrases and campaign slogans, has reached a new benchmark in brevity through social media. Take the latest hashtag battle sweeping Twitter on Tuesday. Having decried Romney’s tax cuts for the rich as “reverse Robin Hood”, Obama’s was the opening sally, taking off as #romneyhood. Show More Summary
A fierce storm forced the evacuation of the annual Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago’s Grant Park for several hours on August 4, before the festival resumed later in the evening. This time-lapse video begins with the order to evacuate and ends with the festival restarting at 7pm. Watch the festival venue in the lower left.
Sunday’s shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin has provoked numerous questions, one of which relates to the suspected perpetrator: Who was Wade Michael Page? Reporters have looked to neighbors and former employers to build a picture...Show More Summary
With Olympic fervor at its height and sport dominating the airwaves, science still managed to steal the show on Monday thanks to a six-wheeled robot known as Curiosity. NASA’s rover landed on Mars in an event that was live-tweeted from its own @MarsCuriosity account and celebrated by space lovers and scientists across the globe. Show More Summary
This week we’ve got reflections on the Chick-Fil-A controversy, a labyrinth of books, and a spoken word tribute to Muhammad Ali. It was a great week for musical parodies so we begin with an Olympic-themed cover of the hit song Call Me Maybe – reimagined from the perspective of US swimmer Ryan Lochte.
Myanmar’s stateless Rohingya have come into sharp focus following the deadly sectarian violence that has plagued the minority Muslim community over the last two months. A hard-hitting Human Rights Watch report this week accused security forces of killing, raping and carrying out mass arrests of Rohingya Muslims. Show More Summary
As if being an Olympic diver weren’t enough, Australia’s Matthew Mitcham revealed a hidden talent on Thursday when he posted this video of himself playing the ukelele to his own rendition of Beyonce’s ‘Single ladies’.
Anti-Assad fighters operating in central Aleppo, in a district near the city’s famous citadel, known as Bab al-Neirab (?? ??? ??????), are at the centre of a storm of controversy over an apparent extrajudicial killing [above]. The events took place as rebels overran several security facilities in the south of the city. Show More Summary
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy may not have been aware of the storm that his remarks on same-sex marriage would cause back in July. But when Wednesday was declared “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”, the floodgates opened online. Cathy said on radio that the US was “inviting God’s judgement” by questioning the traditional notion of marriage. Show More Summary
Attendees at an Olympics celebration in Victoria Park, London, were caught by surprise when they looked up to see the Mayor of London dangling a few feet above them. Boris Johnson was a ‘special guest’ at the park, choosing to ride the zip line and donning a hard hat and two Union flags as he attempted to sail down.
In a social media saga that keeps on rolling, The Independent’s LA correspondent @guyadams is back online. Adams became a trending topic on Twitter after his account was suspended on Monday following a tweet containing the email address of NBC’s Gary Zenkel. Show More Summary
Heavy monsoon rains accompanying Typhoon Khanun drenched North Korea earlier this week. This video shows the flooding in Anju city, 65 kilometres north of the capital, Pyongyang. Anju, with a population of about a quarter million people — comparable to Orlando, Florida, or Buffalo, New York — lies on the Ch’ongch’on River. Show More Summary
If you weren’t following The Independent’s LA correspondent @guyadams before Monday, you would have missed a number of caustic tweets about NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. Adams was not alone – the hashtag #NBCfail has been trending since Friday’s Opening Ceremony was broadcast after a time delay to capitalize on the US prime time audience. Show More Summary