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ASEAN talks fail over South China Sea dispute ( video)

Posted on July 14 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Failure to issue joint statement marks sharp deterioration in efforts to cool territorial tensions in South China Sea. Days of heated diplomacy at Southeast Asian talks have ended in failure, as deep splits over China prevented the ASEAN grouping from issuing its customary joint statement for the first time. The Philippines lambasted the failure at […]

“Lets Agree To Do What We Agree On” ( video)

Posted on July 13 2012 by The White House / IM

This week the President signed the MAP-21 Act to extend funding for transportation infrastructure projects and stopped student loan interest rates from doubling. He also urged Congress to cut taxes for the middle class while the White House announced the 2012 Save Award initiative and played host to a Google+ Hangout.         […]

Cecil County with Minahasa Indonesia developing freindship partnership on July 9 evening ceremony

Posted on July 13 2012 by Mie Mie Joe Strickler / IM

A delegation from the Minahasa region of Indonesian spent Monday touring Cecil County and learning about the area’s agriculture, economy and public institutions. The trip was part of an ongoing effort to form a friendship and economic partnership between the two entities. Mie Mie Joe Strickler, a county resident who was born in Indonesia, suggested […]

Californian city votes to declare bankruptcy ( video)

Posted on July 13 2012 by Al Jazeera's Brian Rooney

San Bernardino, hit hard by recession, is third city in the state to go bust this year Investors in the US appear to have shrugged off news that the city of San Bernardino has voted to file for bankruptcy. The city, 80km east of Los Angeles, had already slashed salaries and cut 20 per cent of […]

July 2012: Photo of the Day

Posted on July 12 2012 by The White House / IM

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

Can you trust your bank’s interest rates?

Posted on July 12 2012 by CNN

 Millions of consumers and small businesses around the world have been vaguely familiar with Libor, the benchmark rate used by banks to set interest rates for loans. In recent weeks, those borrowers have heard more about Libor — and what they’ve heard is scary. A scandal sparked by the revelation that Barclays (BCS) manipulated Libor […]

Smallest moon yet spotted around Pluto ( video)

Posted on July 12 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

It appeared as a faint fleck to scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope to scout out the ex-planet’s neighbourhood. Pluto may have been kicked out of the planet club, but it has gained yet another companion. Scientists announced on Wednesday the discovery of the smallest moon yet around the icy orb, bringing the count of […]

Indonesia ‘purge’ victims seek justice ( video)

Posted on July 11 2012 by Step Vaessen / Al Jz

Half a million people were reportedly killed in one of this century’s ‘bloodiest tragedies’. A new report is expected to accuse the Indonesian government of atrocities during its anti-communist purge 50 years ago. An estimated 500,000 people were killed in the violence perpetrated by soldiers and youth groups. Some of the victims and their families […]

Ask an expert about refinancing ( video)

Posted on July 9 2012 by The White House / IM

As we’ve been talking about President Obama’s plan to make it easier for responsible homeowners to refinance, we’ve heard many different questions about the process. So we’ve set up a special online event with the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan, to answer your questions and go over the issue in detail. This […]

Strange scenes inside the jet stream

Posted on July 9 2012 by Richard Angwin/ CNN

There are some strange things happening with the weather on both sides of the Atlantic. Consider events such as huge wildfires and record-breaking heatwave across the United States, to unprecedented rainfall for many parts of the UK, not to mention the devastating storms that have hit the Black Sea coasts of both Russia and Turkey. […]

Owner of restaurant dies following Obama visit

Posted on July 8 2012 by CNN

 President Barack Obama called the family of Josephine “Ann” Harris from Air Force One to express his condolences after Harris died Friday not long after his visit to the Akron, Ohio restaurant she owned. Harris, 70, passed away in the emergency room at Akron General Medical Center at 11:18 a.m. ET, the chief investigator for […]

President Obama Salutes New American Citizens

Posted on July 7 2012 by The White House / IM

President Obama began his Independence Day celebrations by hosting a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members in the East Room of the White House. It was the third time the President has hosted this kind of service, and he told the audience, which included the families of the service members who were taking the oath […]

Virus will lock 4 million from Internet ( video)

Posted on July 7 2012 by CNN / IM

CNN’s Tom Foreman explains why a computer virus will impact Internet connections for millions worldwide.               This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

New ‘robo-butt’ responds to touch ( video)

Posted on July 6 2012 by CNN

Erin Burnett takes a look at a new invention that’s being hailed as an important step in the field of robotics.               This post was submitted by CNN.

Which city had the best fireworks?( video)

Posted on July 5 2012 by CNN / IM

U.S. cities celebrated the Fourth of July with a bang. Here’s a look at some firework displays from around the country. This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

Asylum boat in distress found off Indonesia

Posted on July 4 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Australian authorities say navy vessel was poised to help the stricken boat, believed to be carrying up to 180 people. Australian authorities boarded a boat packed with asylum seekers off Indonesia and began transferring the 164 on board to a navy ship after the vessel ran into trouble in rough seas.   Australia’s Customs and […]

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