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Landlords cash in on the Olympics ( video)

Posted on July 19 2012 by Jessica Baldwin / Al Jazeera

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.

Indonesian soldiers in people-smuggling operation

Posted on July 19 2012 by Michael Bachelard / SMH

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 Helps Stranded Indonesian College Choir

Posted on July 19 2012 by Dr. Anthony HT / AP

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, […]

Behind the Scenes with Team USA Basketball (video)

Posted on July 18 2012 by The White House / IM

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 […]

Indonesia Media Spain-Portugal Tour #2

Posted on July 18 2012 by Stacey Irawan / IM

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 […]

HSBC official resigns over drug money scandal ( video)

Posted on July 18 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

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 […]

News crew captures massive landslide ( video)

Posted on July 17 2012 by CNN / IM

A crew from Global News caught a landslide in British Columbia on camera.             This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

Protests as Clinton holds meetings in Egypt

Posted on July 16 2012 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 ( video)

Posted on July 16 2012 by Grupapa

Unbelievable Singing Parrot                     This post was submitted by Grupapa.

USOC: It’s too late to remake Team USA uniforms for London Games ( video)

Posted on July 15 2012 by CNN / IM

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 […]

It’s Time for Congress to Pass the Middle Class Tax Cut Extension ( video)

Posted on July 14 2012 by The White House / IM

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.

Officials say major threat to London Olympics yet to materialize

Posted on July 14 2012 by Mark Hosenball / Rtrs

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 […]

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 […]

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