United States

"I find gay marriage bizarre"

On 16 June California became the second American state to give the green light to gay marriage. We asked our Observers, from China to Ghana, if there's a chance of seeing the same thing happen in their own countries. Read more...

Will Latinos vote for Obama?

Traditionally great fans of Hillary Clinton, Latino-Americans will now have to make the difficult decision between anti-immigration candidate John McCain and black candidate Barack Obama. Despite a long-running rivalry with the black community, they will not be swayed towards John McCain, say our Observers. Read more...

When I grow up I want to be a storm chaser…

Bungee jumping is so past-it in Arizona. If you want a real thrill, then get in your car and follow that tornado. Read more...


"I'm voting Republican because all countries are inferior to us"

This is the latest election campaign video to hit YouTube. The "I'm Voting Republican" parody has already been seen over a million times in less than a week. It's pretty funny and puts up a good argument too. Read more...


Left to die in the middle of the road

A 78-year-old man, struck down by a hit-and-run driver, was left lying in the middle of the road for over a minute as pedestrians walked by and cars veered round him. Here's the video.

Alleged communists massacred under the eyes of American soldiers

Last month the US government declassified images of thought-to-be communist sympathisers being massacred by  South Korean authorities between 1950 and 1951. Tackling a sensitive subject, the evidence throws more weight behind the argument that the US were partly to blame. Read more...


Pranksters sentenced to apologise on YouTube

Two Florida teenagers who threw a drink in a drive-thru worker's face have been forced by a judge to post an apology on YouTube. But will the punishment work? See the apology and read more...


Hillary for vice-president? - "Obama, please don’t make the mistake"

Photo: ishrona on Flickr

Hillary Clinton was finally dragged - kicking and screaming - out of the race to the White House on Tuesday. But she can still harbour hopes of reaching her target - if she's willing to accept second place. Our Observers tell us what could happen if presidential candidate Barack Obama picks the former First Lady as his number two. Read more...

Pervy alien "captured" on video

The only released screenshot of the footage showing a bald egg-head at the window.

The possible sighting of an extraterrestrial creature peering into a Denver resident's window has sparked excitement in the US where the three minute "unfakeable" footage of the blinking baldie is supposedly being examined by "unnamed experts". Our own expert is not entirely in accord, however. Read more...


Traumatised veterans sent back to Iraq

A virtual world resembling Iraq has been created for US army veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But is revisiting the sights and sounds of the scenes that caused the trauma a good idea? A PTSD sufferer tells us what he thinks. Read more and see the game in action.