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Next generation radicals in Indonesia

Posted on June 14 2013 by Jacob Zenn / Asia Times / IM

Driven by strong exports and buoyant domestic markets, Indonesia is projected to be among the world’s top 10 economies by 2025. While the future looks bright for Southeast Asia’s largest economy, a growing tide of religious intolerance threatens to undermine those gains. Where officials have in the past attributed religious violence and terrorism to foreign […]

Indonesian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia ( video)

Posted on June 13 2013 by Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen / IM

Thousands of migrant workers live in Gulf country illegally after their work visas run out. Indonesia has sent a special team to Saudi Arabia after thousands of undocumented Indonesian workers rioted outside its consulate in Jeddah. The workers are trapped in Saudi, living illegally, because either their visas have run out, or they have lost […]

Islamic group shoot dead Syrian 14-year-old boy in front of his parents ( video)

Posted on June 12 2013 by Daily mail / IM

Islamic group shoot dead Syrian 14-year-old boy in front of his parents for blasphemy after saying ‘he wouldn’t even give the Prophet a free coffee’ Mohammad Qataa was shot in the face and neck by Al Qaeda-linked gunmen Teenager was heard arguing while working as street vendor selling coffee Britain has been looking to lift […]

Underground Bicycle Parking Systems in Japan ( video)

Posted on June 11 2013 by You Tube / IM

Too many bicycles and not enough space in Japan – so what do they do?         They dig wells in the ground and build robotic systems to store your two wheelers underground – safe from harsh weather and naughty thieves         This post was submitted by You Tube / […]

The 29-year-old hiding out in Hong Kong after he stole secret data and fled U.S.

Posted on June 10 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

NSA contractor who leaked details of surveillance scheme reveals himself: The 29-year-old hiding out in Hong Kong after he stole secret data and fled U.S. Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former CIA technical assistant, says he passed the classified information to The Guardian The documents blew open a number of intense NSA surveillance operations and caused a […]

Pilots of three passenger planes saw two UFOs

Posted on June 9 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

Pilots of three passenger planes saw two UFOs above Britain’s Scientology base as they landed at Gatwick Three aircraft reports seeing ‘two flat silver discs’ on final approach Objects showed up on air traffic control radar – then vanished UFOs were just 100ft below one of the jets, a Boeing 777 They were above Scientology […]

Forget passwords – you could soon be unlocking your phone by wrinkling your nose or sticking out your tongue

Posted on June 8 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

Forget passwords – you could soon be unlocking your phone by wrinkling your nose or sticking out your tongue   Google has filed a patent that could let phones recognise its owner using facial expressions The technology can register blinks, frowns, wrinkled noses and smiles It has been filed to stop people being able to […]

Miss World chiefs cancel bikini pageant is set to take place in Indonesia

Posted on June 7 2013 by daily Mail / IM

Miss World chiefs cancel bikini round to avoid offending Muslims as pageant is set to take place in Indonesia Pageant will be held on tourist island of Bali in September Contestants will not wear bikinis in case they offend Indonesia’s Muslims           Miss World is synonymous with scantily clad women strutting […]

Will Apple start offering ‘cheap’ iPhone screen replacements?

Posted on June 6 2013 by Dailymail / IM

Will Apple start offering ‘cheap’ iPhone screen replacements? Rumours abound that service could be offered to U.S. customers Reports on Apple rumour sites claim that U.S customers are getting their screens replaced at Apple Genius bars for around £97 Previously only AppleCare+ customers could have their displays fixed by Apple while other customers would have […]

‘I’m not in pain, mom’: The moment Boston ‘bomber’ told his mother

Posted on June 5 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

‘I’m not in pain, mom’: The moment Boston ‘bomber’ told his mother how he has recovered from shoot-out with cops – andhow ‘supporters’ have put $1k in his bank account Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, has been allowed one phone call with his parents in Dagestan He told them he was fine, not to say anything and […]

Vinegar could save tens of thousands of lives

Posted on June 4 2013 by CNN / IM

In some parts of the world, cancer patients are treated with some of the newest targeted cancer drugs which can cost more than$100,000 per year, while in other regions, patients don’t even know they have cancer because they’re not being screened. But where pap smears are not available, there may be a decidedly low-tech way […]

Lake Michigan will be poisoned to fight invasion of ‘vampire fish’

Posted on June 3 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

A creek near Lake Michigan will be poisoned to fight invasion of ‘vampire fish’ that attacks and sucks all the body fluid out of other fish Wildlife workers are going to insert poisonous pesticides into a stream near Lake Michigan as they try to kill an invasive breed of ‘vampire fish’ that suck the blood […]

Hollywood Sign

Posted on June 2 2013 by Stacey Irawan / IM

The Hollywood Sign has always been an iconic image of the film industry in California; shrouded in rumors, glamour, and regrettably pollution nowadays. After its most recent construction in 1978, the image and aura of the sign has still charmed numerous aspiring actors to try their chance at fame. Growing up in the suburban part of […]

Virginia hocks ‘Ham Capital of the World’ as China snaps up leading pork producer for record $4.72 billion ( video)

Posted on June 2 2013 by Daily mail / IM

Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest producer of pork, has agreed to be acquired by China’s largest meat processor, Shuanghui International, in the largest takeover of a US company by a Chinese firm in history Locals in the small Old Dominion town of Smithfield ponder their fate now that a foreign company will purchase the company […]

Minorities decry Indonesian president’s award

Posted on June 1 2013 by Al jazeera / IM

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to accept Jewish rights award despite implementing a slew of decrees targeting minority groups. Muhammad Iqbal peers through a small hole in a padlocked side-door at the al-Misbah Mosque compound in West Java. As leader of the mosque, this is his only channel of communication with the Ahmadi Muslim congregation barricaded inside. […]

SBY: We Have More Churches Than Germany + SBY Dapat World Statesman Award, Beri 4 Janji

Posted on June 1 2013 by Tp / IM

Despite the relentless wave of critics, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has received the World Statesman Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation in New York. Rabbi Arthur Schneier and former United States Foreign Secretary Henry Kissinger, handed the award to SBY. In his released speech, SBY said that Indonesia welcomes freedom of religions. “Currently, Indonesia […]

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