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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 […]

Some technology with your dinner? Restaurants go digital

Posted on November 1 2012 by LA Times / IM

If restaurants aren’t already using technology such as touchscreen tablet menus, digital loyalty programs and in-store Wi-Fi and flat screen televisions, they should probably start, according to a new report. The majority of consumers surveyed by research group Technomic said that eateries should integrate more technology in their restaurants. More than half said they expected to use […]

Halloween by the numbers ( video)

Posted on October 31 2012 by CNN / IM
Halloween by the numbers ( video)

$8 billion: Total Halloween consumer spending expected for 2012. 71.5: Percent of Americans who plan on celebrating Halloween this year. 41 million: Potential trick-or-treaters ages 5-14. $79.82: Amount Americans will spend on candy, costumes, and decorations. Homemade costume ideas 25.9: Percent of Americans who said the economy could affect how much they end up spending […]

Indonesian by birth US Marines by choice

Posted on October 30 2012 by Arnold Lukito / IM
Indonesian by birth US Marines by choice

Brigadier General Daniel D. Yoo who was born in South Korea, and now he is becoming the first Korean American Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Western Recruiting Region talked to the proud parents of new US Marines.(photo # 1) Congratulation to US Marines PFC Nathanael Tjitradjaja, graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on October 12th, 2012.  He […]

Superstorm Sandy blamed for at least 11 U.S. deaths as it slams East Coast ( video)

Posted on October 30 2012 by CNN / IM
Superstorm Sandy blamed for at least 11 U.S. deaths as it slams East Coast ( video)

Sandy unleashed powerful winds and torrential rains Monday in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast as it sped toward shore. Subways and bridges were shut down and streets were quiet as gusts howled over a huge region encompassing hundreds of miles. At 7 p.m., the National Hurricane Center stopped classifying Sandy as a hurricane, though it still […]

Bomb attack hits northern Nigerian church ( video)

Posted on October 29 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM
Bomb attack hits northern Nigerian church ( video)

At least eight people killed and several injured after a suicide bomber drives into church in city of Kaduna A suicide bomber has driven a vehicle packed with explosives into a Catholic church in northern Nigeria, killing at least eight people and wounding more than 100, triggering reprisal attacks that have killed at least two more, according […]

Indonesia nabs suspects in US embassy plot + Indonesia arrests 11 people suspected of planning terror attacks on US Embassy.

Posted on October 28 2012 by Al Jazeera / FOX News / IM
Indonesia nabs suspects in US embassy plot

Eleven people arrested for planning to assault the US embassy and site near Australian embassy, according to police. Indonesia’s anti-terror squad has arrested 11 people suspected of planning a range of attacks on domestic and foreign targets including the US embassy and a site near the Australian embassy. The suspects were arrested in raids Friday and Saturday […]

Protecting the American People with New Wall Street Reforms

Posted on October 27 2012 by The White House / IM

In this week’s address, President Obama highlights the work of the new independent consumer watchdog he fought to create. This agency’s mission is to stand up for consumers and includes protecting every American from mistakes made by the companies who determine their credit scores.         This post was submitted by The White […]

Indonesia Media Spain Portugal Tour 2012 # 9

Posted on October 27 2012 by Stacey Irawan / IM
Indonesia Media Spain Portugal Tour 2012 # 9

Day 9 : Lisbon, Portugal As we traversed through the Spanish border and entered Portugal, our bus driver seemed to emit a joyful glow being back in his home country. It was barely a second after we crossed the sign that welcomed our arrival when he immediately proceeded to play some classic Portuguese music and […]

Indonesian schools to push patriotism ( video)

Posted on October 27 2012 by Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen / IM

English and science among subjects up for cuts as religion and nationalism courses being promoted In a bid to lighten the workload of its students, the Indonesian government is mulling over a change to the primary school curriculum that would see the elimination of English, science, and social studies. Religion, the Indonesian language and nationalism […]

Orangutan found with 104 bullets lodged in body

Posted on October 26 2012 by Jkt post/ IM
Orangutan found with 104 bullets lodged in body

A male orangutan named Aan was found, dying, with 104 bullets lodged all over his body in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan. When scanning the ape, doctors from the Orangutan Foundation found 37 bullets in his head and 67 others in his body, including in his heart and lungs. The doctors predicted that Aan was also […]

Bank of America sued for alleged mortgage fraud (video)

Posted on October 25 2012 by CNN / IM

The Justice Department is seeking $1 billion from Bank of America, alleging the bank committed fraud by selling defective mortgages from a program it says was known within the bank as “the Hustle.” Those mortgages were purchased by government-backed mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, resulting in over $1 billion in losses for […]

Grenade explodes at Aceh Party deputy chairman’s house + Polisi Diminta Usut Tuntas Teror Granat di Aceh

Posted on October 24 2012 by Jkt Post /Dtk / Im
Grenade explodes at Aceh Party deputy chairman's house + Polisi Diminta Usut Tuntas Teror Granat di Aceh

A grenade thrown by unidentified motorcyclists exploded at the residence of Aceh Party deputy chairman Kamaruddin, also known as Abu Razak, at 3 a.m. on Monday, damaging the house’s porch. Aceh Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Gustav Leo said the explosion also damaged chairs and tables on the porch, and left a 10-centimeter hole in the […]

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