Authorities admit “grave fears” for 67 people reported missing after leaving Indonesia last month for Christmas Island. More than 60 asylum seekers have been reported missing off the Australian coast, and authorities hold “grave fears” for their safety, an official has said. The 67 people left Indonesia in a rickety boat bound for Australia more […]
Experts say agricultural sector must modernise to avoid country’s dependence on food from abroad. Indonesia is one of the most fertile countries in the world, experts say, but farmers there are struggling to grow basic crops. The country was self-sufficient before it opened up its agricultural market, under international pressure, to the free market in […]
Legendary track star and chairman of the London Organizing Committee Sebastian Coe congratulated his fellow Britons for a “glorious” Olympic Games on Sunday night. “When our time came, Britain, we did it right,” Coe told the 80,000 gathered at Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony. Coe said these “two glorious weeks” would “inspire a generation.” […]
Mitt Romney on Saturday announcedU.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate for the White House — a bold and risky move that energized both conservatives and their opponents. Ryan is a rising Republican star and the party’s leader on fiscal and budget issues. He is the architect of a Republican spending plan that […]
Last week, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it’s purchasing 50 pounds of fake poop. A practical joke? No, not in the least. Nor is this synthetic poop a plastic replica of the real thing; it’s an organic version made from soybeans. The Gates Foundation will use it to test high-tech commodes at theirReinvent the […]
Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao’s swimming pool has an exceptional view, as the image above shows. Part of the indoor pool, which perches atop the 24-story hotel, protrudes from the main building and is suspended mid-air. Its bottom is constructed with toughened glass. This gives guests a delirious sense of swimming in the sky — […]
Group calling itself “People’s Care for Rohingya” demands an end to violence against Southeast Asia’s stateless people. An Indonesian group calling itself “People’s Care for Rohingya” has been protesting in front of the Myanmar’s embassy in the capital Jakarta against the violence and discrimination suffered by the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar. Thursday’s demonstration attracted protesters carrying […]
Yesterday morning, President Obama placed a call to Dr. Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India. The two leaders discussed the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and the President expressed his condolences for the senseless attack. According to a readout of that conversation, “Prime Minister Singh expressed his gratitude for […]
NASA releases new images of Mars, compares landscape to the Mojave Desert. Deborah Lutterbeck reports This post was submitted by Reuters.
On July 15, 2012 during a nice and sunny Sunday morning, a perfect riding weather, about 80 plus motorcycles and close to 100 people convene in the parking lot of Quaid Harley-Davidson dealership in Loma Linda. They were part of 1st Annual Filipino-Indonesian Brotherhood Ride. This was a unique event and rather historic since no event […]
Science rover finishes eight-month journey and will now seek evidence Red Planet once hosted ingredients for life. The Mars science rover Curiosity landed on the Martian surface shortly after 10:30pm Pacific US time on Sunday (0530 GMT) to begin a two-year mission seeking evidence the Red Planet once hosted ingredients for life, NASA has said. […]
John Zarrella reports on the Sherlock Holmes of Mars rovers looking for clues to life with elementary science. This post was submitted by CNN / IM.
Oscar Pistorius, a South African double-amputee nicknamed the “Blade Runner,” made an unprecedented Olympic debut Saturday, finishing second in his 400-meter qualifying heat. With a time of 45.44 seconds, Pistorius qualified for Sunday’s semifinals. The runner’s legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old because of a bone defect. He runs […]
Today, President Obama turns 51. In honor of the occasion, we thought we’d share 51 of our favorite pictures of the President in the White House. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama share a private moment in a freight elevator at an Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. President Barack […]
These are some of the most interesting cars available in the world’s premier collector car auctions. 1960 Plymouth XNR Estimated Value: N/A Auctioneers: RM Auctions Every year, top car collectors compete in the Pebble Beach Councors d’Elegance. Cars are judged and awards are given for the best restored and most beautiful collectible cars. With so many […]
Anger is growing in South Sumatra over killing of 12-year-old boy over land disputes More than 100 police officers in Indonesia have been questioned over the killing of a 12-year-old boy who was shot during a crackdown on protests over a land dispute in South Sumatra. The boy’s killing has angered the villagers of Limbang […]