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Obama embarks on post-election trip to Asia ( video)

Posted on November 18 2012 by elly

The US president arrives in Thailand as part of a three-country visit that includes Myanmar and Cambodia Barack Obama, the US president, has visited Thailand as part of a three-country visit through Asia, using his first foreign trip since winning re-election to emphasise his administration’s focus on the region. During his Thailand visit, Obama met on Sunday with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and […]

The most anti-Obama place in the U.S. (video)

Posted on November 17 2012 by elly

CNN’s Gary Tuchman heads to King County, Texas, where President Obama won only five votes              

President Barack Obama Tours Storm Damage in New York

Posted on November 16 2012 by elly

President Barack Obama Tours Storm Damage in New York        

UFO filmed by news station in Denver ( video)

Posted on November 16 2012 by elly

Strange objects are caught on camera flying in the sky over Denver.            

Madonna goes ‘Gangnam Style’ with Psy ( video)

Posted on November 15 2012 by elly

Psy joins Madonna to perform “Gangnam Style” at Madison Square Garden.              

Indonesia finds anti-smoking plans a drag ( video)

Posted on November 14 2012 by elly

Two-thirds of Indonesians smoke and a one-tenth of country’s revenue comes from its tobacco tax. Taxes on cigarettes, advertising and smoking bans will be discussed at the World Health Organisation’s Tobacco summit opening in Seoul on November 12. Representatives from 170 countries are participating in the event, which aims to curb the habit that, according to the […]

10 James Bond cars you can afford

Posted on November 13 2012 by elly

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 elly

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 elly

One robot shows off his ping pong skills and a another makes computer mice at the China International Industry Fair        

Indonesia strikes spread over low wages ( video)

Posted on November 11 2012 by Indonesia Media

  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 elly

  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 elly

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 elly

” 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 elly

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 elly

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 elly

November 2012: Photo of the Day