I’ve always thought of traveling as a thrilling adventure full of new experiences, but one obstacle that I’ve had the annoyance to encounter is the language barrier. There have been one too many times where I’ve found myself resorting to exaggerated hand gestures and phrases from a guide book just to find my way […]
Sustainable food campaigners want people to eat bugs, but some may find it hard to stomach. Sustainable food campaigners want to introduce a new feature on our menus – insects. They are small and packed with nutrition, but some may find them hard to stomach. This post was submitted […]
Tiny dog almost causes Tour de France crash when he crosses the course, escaping 100 bikes hurtling toward him at nearly 50 mph at the last second The pooch ran into the Tour de France course near the race’s end Sunday Dog nearly caused a pile-up the day after a bus at the finish caused […]
Is this Bigfoot? Hairy 6ft beast shot in the 1960s and kept in a Minnesota freezer to go on display in Texas Museum of the Weird in Austin will display the mysterious creature beginning July 3 The ‘Minnesota Iceman’ was first displayed in late 60s Original exhibitor of the ‘Bigfoot-like’ beast said he shot it in Minnesota […]
‘I don’t need a photo op': President Obama lands in South Africa but WON’T be visiting ailing statesman Nelson Mandela U.S. president landed in South Africa on Friday evening – the second stop on his short official tour of Africa Obama’s schedule had been left open on Friday evening for a possible visit to see […]
Bloom Box: The Alternative Energy that Terrifies Obama This post was submitted by You Tube / IM.
Mother sues Monster Beverages over death of son, 19, ‘who suffered heart attack after drinking two energy drinks every day for three years’ Maryland teenager Alex Morris went into cardiac arrest in July last year He drank two cans of Monster energy drink every day for three years, including on the day of his death […]
Sales of guns and ammunition rose after President Obama took office in 2008, and they went through the roof starting late last year, when a school shooting led to a push for new gun control measures. That’s led to a prolonged ammunition shortage, even with manufacturers running at full capacity. A gun owner in Florida […]
Parliament approves budget amendments paving way for first hike since 2008 amid widespread protests against decision. Thousands of protesters have rallied across Indonesia against government plans to hike the price of fuel, with police in one city firing tear gas to stop hundreds storming the local parliament. Indonesia’s parliament on Monday approved budget amendments that […]
Watch a clip from Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary about the killing of more than a million people accused of being communists in Indonesia in the mid-1960s. Here, one of the death squad leaders describes in detail how he would execute his victims • Warning: contains footage some might find disturbing This post was submitted by theguardian.
INDONESIA President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has rebutted critics at home who said his apology to Singapore and Malaysia over the haze on Monday night was excessive. “The fact is the haze was from Indonesia, so we take responsibility and saying sorry in that context, to me, is not excessive,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “At […]
JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities have arrested eight farmers for setting illegal fires on Sumatra island to clear land after numerous blazes created a thick haze choking parts of Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, police said on Tuesday. The farmers were arrested Monday and Tuesday after being caught “red-handed,” said local police spokesman Lt. Col. Hermansyah. He did […]
Do these pictures reveal secret of Dynamo’s double-decker bus trick? Fellow illusionist pulled off levitation stunt with a fake arm Photographs emerge of artist Johan Lorbeer performing similar act One shows a metal pole which appears to have supported his weight Dynamo, 30, could have been using fake right arm for ‘levitating’ trick Magician shocked London onlookers […]
As the country hands out cash to offset rising fuel costs, we analyse whether this will help or harm the poor. Indonesia is handing out cash to millions of its poorest people to offset the effects of the rising cost of fuel. Prices are increasing by up to 44 percent, as costly state subsidies are […]
Country declares state of emergency even as haze from Indonesia forest fires eases in Singapore. Singapore woke up to clear blue skies due to favourable winds, but Malaysia was still being suffocated by smog from forest fires in Indonesia, where cloud-seeding flights have produced little rain. In response to the severe haze that has hit […]
WASHINGTON—The Senate on Monday backed a plan to toughen security along the U.S. border with Mexico, in a key test vote expected to help propel a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws to a broad victory in the chamber later this week. The vote was 67-27 to advance the border-security plan, with 15 Republicans […]