Archive for the 'English Corner' Category

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 […]

More Than Beef, Boats & Bali (video)

Posted on July 8 2013 by

Audience: Indonesian 52% & Australian 48% Link to video here: Discuss the Questions Here are the questions our panel faced this week. Tell us what your answer would be or what you think our panellists need to say. AUSTRALIAN EXPECTATIONS Baetty asked: Australian expectations of what Indonesia can do are unreasonable. My question is: What has […]

Tata Motors eyes Indonesia as biggest export market

Posted on July 8 2013 by Anggi M. Lubis

Indian automotive giant Tata Motors is looking to start filling Indonesia’s streets with its products later this year in an attempt to make Indonesia its biggest overseas market in the next four years. Tata Motors will start bringing in both its passenger and commercial vehicles in September, following the official launch of its brand in […]

Pilot in deadly plane crash had no experience landing 777 in San Francisco (video)

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

San Francisco (CNN) — [Breaking news update at 11:33 p.m.] (CNN) — The pilot of the Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco on Saturday was making his first landing with a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport, the airline said. But it wasn’t his first time flying to San Francisco. The pilot, Lee Kang-gook, […]

Indonesia Faces Booze Sale Ban After FPI Court Win

Posted on July 7 2013 by AFP/JG

Sales and distribution of alcohol could be banned in some parts of Indonesia after Muslim hard-liners won a Supreme Court victory, an official said Friday. While it is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, the sale of alcohol for the small number who drink and tourists has until now been allowed. Some local authorities, where […]

Crash Survivor Says Announcement Claimed the Plane Had Landed Safely

Posted on July 7 2013 by Joohee Cho/IM

Moments after Asiana Airlines flight 214 stopped its violent crash landing, a voice came over the plane’s intercom to say it had landed safely and everyone should stay in their seats, a passenger told ABC News. Within minutes, however, flames could be seen outside the plane’s windows and smoke was seeping into the cabin. Lee Jang Hyung, […]

The picture that proves Secretary of State John Kerry HAS been out on his boat

Posted on July 6 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

The picture that proves Secretary of State John Kerry HAS been out on his boat while Egypt plunges into chaos – after his spokesman denied he been sailing in Nantucket New pictures show Kerry on kayak as he celebrates July 4 holiday Secretary of State’s aides retract denial that he had been sailing     […]

Clashes erupt in major pushback by Egypt Islamists

Posted on July 5 2013 by MAGGIE MICHAEL, SARAH EL DEEB and LEE KEATH and AP

CAIRO (AP) — Enraged Islamists pushed back against the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, as tens of thousands of his supporters marched in Cairo on Friday to demand his reinstatement and attacked his opponents. Nighttime clashes raged with stone-throwing, firecrackers and gunfire, and military armored vehicles raced across a Nile River bridge in a counterassault […]

It’s a hard life being on the run: Inside Edward Snowden’s luxury hotel

Posted on July 5 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

It’s a hard life being on the run: Inside Edward Snowden’s luxury hotel which has its own swimming pool, Turkish baths, gym and library Is thought to be hiding in the Novotel Moscow Sheremetyevo He is not yet on Russian soil due to private shuttlebus from airport Hotel features a games room, library, pool and […]