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10 James Bond cars you can afford

Posted on November 13 2012 by CNN / IM
10 James Bond cars you can afford

Sure, an Aston Martin DB5 like the one James Bond drives in “Skyfall” will cost you an arm and a leg, but if you want to drive a car like the movie super-spy, you may not have to shell out big bucks after all. Driven in: Skyfall Used price: $450,000   In “Skyfall,” the latest Bond film, […]

Second quake hits northern Myanmar

Posted on November 13 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM
Second quake hits northern Myanmar

Earthquake rocks north of Mandalay just hours after strong 6.8 magnitude quake kills 12 people and injures dozens more. A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has struck Myanmar, hours after a stronger tremor killed at least 12 people and injured dozens more, the US Geological Survey says. The USGS said the quake, early on early Monday morning, occurred […]

Watch ping-pong-playing robot ( video)

Posted on November 12 2012 by CNN / IM
Watch ping-pong-playing robot ( video)

One robot shows off his ping pong skills and a another makes computer mice at the China International Industry Fair         This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

Indonesia strikes spread over low wages ( video)

Posted on November 11 2012 by Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen / IM

  Employers threaten to close their factories as a wave of labour disputes spread across the country. Employers in Indonesia are threatening to close their factories as a wave of strikes spreads across the country. The workers say they deserve a bigger share from the country’s growing economy. Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from one […]

Taman Safari, Cisarua – Bogor. Part 1

Posted on November 10 2012 by Stacey Irawan / IM
Taman Safari, Cisarua - Bogor. Part 1

  While many people refer to the San Diego Zoo as one of the greatest wildlife experiences outside of the wild, the zoo’s glass walls and shy animals that hide away from any passing stranger don’t really hold up to the ultimate entertainment value. I had been conditioned to think that any interaction with a […]

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 […]

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