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CIA director David Petraeus resigns over extramarital affair

Posted on November 10 2012 by CNN / IM
CIA director David Petraeus resigns over extramarital affair

Editor’s note: Retired Gen. David Petraeus stepped down Friday as head of the Central Intelligence Agency – 14 months after taking the job, days after the presidential election and days before he was to testify before Congress about an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead. [Updated at 4:52 p.m.] Acting […]

Rio’s Welcome Sign (2016 Olympics)

Posted on November 10 2012 by Dr. Anthony Hocktong / IM
Rio's Welcome Sign (2016 Olympics)

” Solar City Tower “, built atop the island of Cotonduba will be the welcome symbol to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro .It will be seen by the game visitors and participants as they arrive by air or water.The tower, captures solar energy. It will supply energy for all of the Olympic city, as well as also […]

President Obama: “Let’s Get to Work” ( video)

Posted on November 9 2012 by The White House / IM

There are 53 days left to find a solution that stops taxes from going up on 140 million American families and helps us reduce our nation’s deficits in a smart and responsible way. And that’s what brought President Obama to the East Room of the White House this afternoon — where he laid out his strategy for […]

US jails anti-Islam film-maker

Posted on November 9 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Controversial anti-Islam film-maker jailed for a series of criminal offences relating to false aliases. Mark Basseley Youssef, the conman behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East, has been given a one-year prison sentence for probation violations unrelated to the film. The sentence was handed down on Wednesday after […]

November 2012: Photo of the Day

Posted on November 8 2012 by The White House / IM

November 2012: Photo of the Day       This post was submitted by The White House / IM.

World congratulates Obama on victory

Posted on November 8 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM
World congratulates Obama on victory

President Barack Obama’s return to White House is widely celebrated, from Europe to his childhood home of Indonesia. World leaders have hailed President Barack Obama’s sweeping re-election, with allies  pledging to deepen cooperation with the United States on fighting the world economic slump and maintaining security across the globe. Congratulations poured in on Wednesday from […]

Obama stays behind closed doors as results come in

Posted on November 7 2012 by CNN / IM
Obama stays behind closed doors as results come in

The final curtain isn’t likely to fall on this presidential election until the wee hours of Wednesday morning, but President Barack Obama’s moment to exit the stage came more than 24 hours earlier. With the imposing Iowa State Capitol looming over a soggy crowd that bore near-freezing temperatures in windswept Des Moines, Obama made his […]

Indonesia farmers go green with charcoal ( video)

Posted on November 7 2012 by Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen / IM

Farmers in West Timor have been battling prolonged droughts due to what experts describe as climate change. Farmers in Indonesia are using a new method to fight the effects of climate change, and also improve their harvest. This new method, which should more than double their production, uses charcoal – not a very environmentally friendly product. By putting […]

Han Suyin obituary

Posted on November 6 2012 by John Gittings/ The Guardian / IM
A Many-Splendoured Thing

Chinese-born author best known for her 1952 book A Many-Splendoured Thing Colonial Hong Kong, a doomed love affair and the echoes of revolution in China were the explosive mixture that made the reputation of the author Han Suyin, who has died aged 95. The film of her 1952 book A Many-Splendoured Thing may have been just a classic […]

Insurance Companies Rethink Business After Sandy

Posted on November 5 2012 by YUKI NOGUCHI / NPR / IM

Superstorm Sandy capped what’s been a pretty impressive couple of years for U.S. natural disasters. There have been wildfires, tornadoes, floods and derechos. And insurance companies are on the hook to pay billions in related claims. “We’re seeing more of everything, and what we’re doing is trying to factor that in going forward as we […]

Unauthorised gold traders ‘dupe Malaysians’ ( video)

Posted on November 4 2012 by Al Jazeera's Florence Looi / Al Jazeera / IM

Tens of thousands of people have already sunk money into blacklisted companies promising large returns Gold trading is unregulated in Malaysia and the central bank says more than 20 so-called gold investment companies are involved in making unauthorised transactions. Although they have been blacklisted, tens of thousands of people have already sunk their money into these companies. The […]

Recovering and Rebuilding After the Storm ( video)

Posted on November 3 2012 by The White House / IM

In this week’s address, President Obama thanks the brave first responders and National Guardsmen for their tireless work following one of the worst storms in our nation’s history, and reassures the millions of Americans affected by Hurricane Sandy that their country will be there for them during the long road to recovery.       […]

UN hands full police powers to East Timor

Posted on November 2 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM
UN hands full police powers to East Timor

Asia’s youngest nation announced that its police are now “assuming full responsibility for maintaining law and order”. United Nations peacekeepers in East Timor have handed full responsibility for policing to Asia’s youngest nation, according to the prime minister. The National Police of East Timor “are assuming full responsibility for maintaining law and order”, Xanana Gusmao said […]

Judy Chu Expresses Outrage Over Matthew Lin’s False Endorsements

Posted on November 1 2012 by Judy Chu / IM

  PRESS RELEASE   Congresswoman Judy Chu Expresses Outrage Over Matthew Lin’s False Endorsements for His Assembly Campaign Today, Rep. Judy Chu, D-El Monte, had a Press Conference, and issued the following statement:   “I am here to represent elected Democratic leaders of Los Angeles County to say to Matthew Lin: Stop the shameful and […]

President Obama Tours Storm Damage in New Jersey

Posted on November 1 2012 by The White House / IM

Yesterday, the President was in New Jersey to witness first-hand the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, and comfort the Americans affected by the storm. With New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, he surveyed the damage from Marine One, walked the streets of Brigantine, and visited a community center now serving as shelter for displaced residents. After speaking […]

Halloween Terror: Shooting On USC Campus (video)

Posted on November 1 2012 by Neon Tommy / IM
Halloween Terror: Shooting On USC Campus (video)

A suspect still at large fired gunshots outside the University of Southern California’s Tutor Campus Center just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, wounding four victims. One victim is said to have suffered critical wounds to the buttocks and stomach while three others suffered minor wounds. The L.A. Times reported that the gunman targeted one person; the […]

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