Archive for the 'English Corner' Category

18 killed in stampede at boxing match in Indonesia

Posted on July 15 2013 by Associated Press

At least 18 people were killed in a stadium stampede after spectators rioted to protest a local boxer’s loss in a championship match in eastern Indonesia, police said Monday. The victims, mostly women, were trampled to death as about 1,500 spectators scrambled out the stadium to escape the riot that broke out just before midnight […]

Malaysian firm named suspect in Riau forest fires

Posted on July 15 2013 by Yuliasri Perdani and Rizal Harahap

A day after the Riau administration lifted the haze disaster emergency status, the National Police announced on Thursday they were set to slap charges on a Malaysian firm believed to be responsible for the forest fires in the province. The police said that they had named PT ADEI Plantation and Industry, a subsidiary of Malaysia’s […]

‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith found dead in hotel in Canada

Posted on July 15 2013 by Steve Almasy

Cory Monteith, who played heart throb Finn Hudson in the Fox hit “Glee,” was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday, police said. He was 31. Police said the cause of death was not immediately apparent, but they ruled out foul play. Medical examiners will conduct an autopsy on Monday. Monteith’s body was […]

The Bejeweled Shore Of Glass Beach

Posted on July 14 2013 by All That is Interesting

Beaches usually conjure up images of roiling waves, vast expanses of sand, and an occasional seagull squawking as it combs the shoreline. Yet traipse over to Glass Beach, one of three beaches in Fort Bragg, California, and that image changes. Here, colorful beds of sea glass blanket the ground, its small, smooth “pebbles” bright as […]

Obama Remark Is Complicating Military Trials

Posted on July 14 2013 by JENNIFER STEINHAUER

WASHINGTON — When President Obama proclaimed that those who commit sexual assault in the military should be “prosecuted, stripped of their positions, court-martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged,” it had an effect he did not intend: muddying legal cases across the country. President Obama at a meeting on sexual assault in the military in May. Judges and […]

George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin’s death

Posted on July 13 2013 by Greg Botelho, CNN

George Zimmerman is not guilty of the murder of Trayvon Martin, a Florida jury decided late Saturday. The fact that Zimmerman fired the bullet that killed Martin was never in question, but the verdict means the six-person jury had reasonable doubt that the shooting amounted to a criminal act. The verdict caps a case that […]

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Posted on July 13 2013 by Joseph Stromberg

You come in from a summer hike covered with itchy red mosquito bites, only to have your friends innocently proclaim that they don’t have any. Or you wake up from a night of camping to find your ankles and wrists aflame with bites, while your tentmates are unscathed. You’re not alone. An estimated 20 percent of […]

Pakistani Schoolgirl Wounded In Taliban Attack Addresses U.N.

Posted on July 13 2013 by Scott Neuman

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who was attacked by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls, received several standing ovations as she addressed the United Nations on Friday, calling on world leaders to provide free compulsory schooling to every child. In October, Malala was shot in the head by Taliban militants who attacked a schoolbus […]

Naked Swimmer Distracts Homeowner During Robbery

Posted on July 12 2013 by Elicia Dover

If a strange woman asks to swim in your pool naked, be suspicious. In Crossville, Tenn., a man and woman asked if the woman could take a skinny dip, and then the man said he was leaving to get cigarettes, according to the Crossville Police Department. But while the woman swam naked and the distracted […]

Target Reminded Bosses Not All Hispanic Employees Eat Tacos, Wear Sombreros: Lawsuit

Posted on July 11 2013 by Kim Bhasin

Three former employees are suing Target for discrimination, citing a document the company distributed to managers with reminders that not all Hispanics eat tacos and burritos or wear sombreros. The former warehouse workers’ lawsuit, filed in California’s Yolo County, claims they were victims of discrimination on the job, and that Target’s “Multi-Cultural Tips” for managers […]


Posted on July 11 2013 by El Diario NY

In the Republican-controlled House, many legislators are positioning themselves to not only resist but also undermine immigration reform. Speaker John Boehner has said that he will not bring a bill to the floor unless a majority of Republicans support it. Immigration reform has been on hold for more than a decade, leaving 11 million people […]

The True Story Of A Man With No Heart. Literally, No Heart (video)

Posted on July 10 2013 by Ray Flores

Look –– hospitals scare me. I feel overwhelmed and freaked out nearly every time I enter one. So I have immense respect for those in the health care field, especially the brilliant ones. These two doctors in Texas, they are onto something, special and they know it. I’m not joking; this is must-see TV. Watch […]

In The World Of Air Travel, Not All Passengers Created Equal

Posted on July 9 2013 by Steve Henn/IM

When Asiana Flight 214 from South Korea crashed onto the runway at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, hundreds of flights into that airport were canceled, stranding thousands of travelers at airports across the country. The Asiana crash came right in the middle of a holiday weekend, disrupting airline networks. And it occurred during a […]

Indonesia men safe after five-day Sumatran tiger ordeal

Posted on July 9 2013 by BBC/IM

Five men have been rescued in an Indonesian national park after spending five days trapped in trees surrounded by Sumatran tigers, officials say. Dozens of rescuers, including police, arrived at the Mount Leuser National Park on Sumatra Island to help the men. They moved in after tamers managed to drive the tigers away, reports say. […]

Watch A Young Boy Explain Why Egyptians Threw Out The Muslim Brotherhood (video)

Posted on July 8 2013 by Adrian Carrasquillo/IM

“We didn’t get rid of a military regime to replace it with a fascist theocracy.” Much of the world is still trying to understand the confluence of events that came together to oust Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. In a video posted in March, that is picking up steam now, a young boy laid out much […]

Girl who died after plane crash may have been struck by emergency vehicle (video)

Posted on July 8 2013 by Chelsea J. Carter, Mike M. Ahlers

San Francisco (CNN) — One of the two teen girls who died after Saturday’s plane crash in San Francisco may have been killed by a first responder’s vehicle. San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said the San Francisco Fire Department told him that the girl may have been struck by a vehicle. “Part of our examination […]

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