The Central Kalimantan administration has called on mosques in the province to turn off their loud speakers outside azan (calls to prayers), as mosques commonly air Koran recitations a during Ramadan. “Don’t use loud speakers when reciting the Koran. Take pity on people of different faiths who want to rest,” Central Kalimantan Deputy Governor Achmad […]
Residents in the East End of London are cashing in by renting out homes at huge premiums Residents in the East End of London are cashing in on the Olympics. Many homes are being rented out at huge premiums. This post was submitted by Jessica Baldwin / Al Jazeera.
FIVE Indonesians military officers have been arrested as they helped 45 asylum seekers make their way to a boat headed for Christmas Island. The men, who were in the uniform of the Indonesian army, TNI, but unarmed, were guiding a convoy of cars and mini-buses towards the south-eastern coast of Java — a popular disembarkation […]
Cincinnati. An Indonesian choir stuck in Cincinnati after a traveling mishap forced them to miss the World Choir Games was embraced by city residents determined to open their hearts and wallets to get the singers to perform and then to return them home. The effort to help the 49-member Gema Chandra Cendrawasih University Choir from Papua, Indonesia, included impromptu performances, […]
The USA men’s basketball team played an exhibition game against Brazil at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Monday night as part of the lead up to the 2012 London Olympics. President Obama, along with First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Biden, watched Team USA take on a talented and experienced Brazil squad and capture an […]
Day 2 : Valencia As the world is advancing and corners of the globe are starting their trek towards modernization, it becomes harder each day to preserve the rich cultural history erected in the buildings and monuments of the past. Valencia, our stop today, is a city that marries and embraces its past history with […]
Compliance chief at Europe’s largest bank quits over US inquiry that revealed porous anti-money laundering practices. The head of compliance at HSBC has resigned from his position and apologized after a US senate investigation found that Mexican drug cartels laundered billions of dollars through its US division. David Bagley told the senate investigations panel on Tuesday […]
A crew from Global News caught a landslide in British Columbia on camera. This post was submitted by CNN / IM.
Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s motorcade Sunday and shouted, “Monica, Monica, Monica” as she left the newly reopened U.S. Consulate in Alexandria. Clinton said she was in the city to answer critics who believe Washington has taken sides in Egyptian politics. There were already vocal protesters at […]
Unbelievable Singing Parrot This post was submitted by Grupapa.
The U.S. Olympic Committee says it is too late to remake uniforms that sport “Made in China” labels for the London Games, though vowed Team USA would march in clothing made in America during the opening of the 2014 Winter Games. The announcement Friday was an about face by the USOC a day after it […]
President Obama calls on Congress to act now to extend tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans making less than $250,000 for another year. This post was submitted by The White House / IM.
Last December, a purported Islamic fighter called Amir Ghrozni posted a cryptic message on a password-protected website connected to al Qaeda. “London, perhaps the punishment is near,” the message said. “Await the glad tidings, as we will never calm down.” Similar threats to the 2012 Olympic Games, which begin in London on July 27, have […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]