1.) If you think TV in our country has gone too far, consider “Aman Ramazan,” one of the most popular shows on television in Pakistan. Described by CNN as a Pakistani version of “The Price Is Right,” the show’s newest prize is a baby. Recently, the show gave away two infant girls and plan to continue the baby giveaways This message is posted on the website of the show’s host: "If any family cannot afford to bring up their new born baby due to poverty or illness then instead of killing them, they should hand over the baby to Dr Aamir." The first two babies were provided by a Pakistani aid organization that takes in abandoned infants, and both the show and the organization insist that the recipients were vetted. Before turning one of the girls to a childless couple, the host told a cheering audience, "If we didn't find this baby, a cat or a dog would have eaten it."
2.) Casey Anthony claims she’s living off the charity of others because she has no money, and owes about $800,000 in legal bills and other liabilities. However, she has a potentially big asset - the rights to her life story, assuming she ever decides to sell them. And a Florida bankruptcy court says she can keep those rights after the bankruptcy trustee in her case floated the possibility of assuming ownership of the rights and selling them to pay off her debts. According to the AP, Anthony agreed to pay $25,000, although no one is certain where that money will come from.
3.) When it gets hot in the U.S. our litmus test is frying eggs on the sidewalk. It’s been so hot in China this summer, folks there are grilling shrimp on manhole covers. The heat wave, the worst in at least 140 years in some parts of the country, has left dozens of people dead and pushed thermometers above 104 degrees in at least 40 cities and counties. For the first time ever, Chinese authorities have declared the heat a "level 2" weather emergency, a label normally invoked for typhoons and flooding. The extreme heat is expected to grip much of China through mid-August.