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“kemajuan dan keberanian”: Many Young Faces of Indonesian Corruption

Posted on April 5 2012 by Global Integrity Report

Gayus Tambunan, 32, is one of a new breed of corruptors in a complex web of graft spreading since Suharto’s fall. (JG Photo/Afriadi Hikmal) Gayus Tambunan, 32, is one of a new breed of corruptors in a complex web of graft spreading since Suharto’s fall. (JG Photo/Afriadi Hikmal) Running through the heart of Jakarta, Jalan […]

Batman Pulled Over for Traffic Violation ( video)

Posted on April 4 2012 by VOA / IM

Police in a suburb near the U.S. capital got a surprise when they stopped a driver who appeared to have improper license plates on his car: they had pulled over none other than the comic-book hero Batman. This video comes from a camera mounted on the dashboard of a police cruiser that records officers’ activity […]

6th graders find treasure in lake ( video)

Posted on April 4 2012 by CNN / IM

Five students with St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Oakland, Calif. talk about finding sunken treasure at bottom of a lake.             This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

You’re Invited To Take a Virtual Tour of the White House ( video)

Posted on April 3 2012 by The White House / IM

Since President Obama’s first day in office, when he and the First Lady surprised and welcomed visitors enjoying the public tour of the White House, the Obamas have been focused on truly opening the doors of the “People’s House” and making 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue more accessible to all Americans. Today, we are excited to roll out a new phase in this ongoing effort, an […]

France deports Islamist militants, imams amid crackdown

Posted on April 3 2012 by John Irish and Thierry Leveque / Rtrs

  France said on Monday it was deporting five Islamic militants and Muslim preachers in the latest show of strength by President Nicolas Sarkozy as he clamps down on radical elements after seven people were killed by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman last month. Police commandos arrested suspected Islamic militants in raids on March 30 in several […]

Party: Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election (video)

Posted on April 2 2012 by CNN / IM

Wathinkha, Myanmar – Opposition leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar’s parliament Sunday, her party said, a momentous victory following a decades-long fight for democracy. Staff from Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy, said she won and that several hundred people were waiting at NLD […]

Crippled cruise ship docks in Malaysia

Posted on April 2 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

The vessel had suffered an engine room fire on Friday that disabled its engines and left five crew members injured. A stricken luxury cruise ship with over a thousand people on board has arrived at a port on Malaysia’s Borneo island. Escorted by two Malaysian patrol vessels, the brightly lit Azamara Quest made its way into Sandakan port on […]

After $650 million in Friday sales, 3 win frenzied Mega Millions lottery ( video)

Posted on April 1 2012 by CNN / IM

Would you rather have $1 to spend, or $1.49 billion? For a trio of people, all it took was a dollar to cash in and reap the rewards of Friday’s record-setting Mega Millions jackpot. By picking the same winning numbers — 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 with a Mega Ball of 23 — they earned […]

European anti-Islamic rally in Denmark flops

Posted on April 1 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Gathering attracts less than 200 supporters as thousands of counter demonstrators clash with attendees and police. An anti-Islamic gathering in Denmark’s second city has attracted fewer than 200 supporters compared with thousands of counter demonstrators of whom 83 were arrested. The far-right activists later had to be escorted away from the rally on two buses […]

Indonesian parliament delays fuel price rise (video)

Posted on March 31 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Legislators vote to cut subsidies in August but only if price of crude rises above $120 a barrel, after mass protests. Indonesia’s parliament has voted to block the government’s plan to raise fuel prices by more than 30 per cent by delaying the increases until August 2012. The government was expected to raise the price […]

Best Buy to close 50 U.S. stores, stock drops

Posted on March 30 2012 by CNN / IM

 Best Buy’s stock took a dive on Thursday after the retailer reported quarterly results that included plans to close 50 big- box stores in the U.S. by 2013. The company said it plans to open the same number of stores in China during the same time period. Best Buy’s  stock price dropped 8% as the […]

Photo: Oval Office Phone Inspection

Posted on March 28 2012 by The White House / IM

Throughout February, official White House photographers captured some great candid shots of the Administration, including this photo of Corbin Fleming, pictured below, inspecting the President’s phone. Make sure to check out the full collection for more candids — Let’s Move! celebrated its 2nd Anniversary with top chefs and NFL stars, and the President sang with Mick Jagger and B.B. King in the East Room […]

JetBlue flight diverted after captain’s ‘erratic’ behavior ( video)

Posted on March 28 2012 by CNN / IM

A JetBlue flight bound for Las Vegas made an emergency landing in Texas on Tuesday after the captain acted strangely, was locked out of the cockpit by his co-pilot and was wrestled to the ground by passengers, witnesses and authorities said. The plane’s co-pilot, concerned by the “erratic” behavior, locked the door behind the captain when […]

Unexpected nomination by Obama for World Bank

Posted on March 27 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Obama’s World Bank nomination of a relatively unknown but highly regarded health specialist has surprised experts. Washington, DC - In a surprise to many development and finance experts on Friday, US President Barack Obama nominated Jim Yong Kim, a relatively unknown but highly regarded international health specialist, to become the next president of the World Bank. […]

108 Giant Chinese Infrastructure Projects That Are Reshaping The World

Posted on March 27 2012 by Business Insider
$102 MILLION: The Pingtang telescope will be the world’s largest radio telescope when completed in 2016

As hundreds of million of Chinese move to cities and enter the middle class, China faces a huge demand for new infrastructure.  At the same time, Beijing looks to fixed-asset investments to keep the economy booming. The resultant infrastructure push is incredible. A list of 108 super projects is floating around Chinese message boards. From highways spanning […]

Washington in bloom ( video)

Posted on March 26 2012 by John Terrett / AlJazeera

In Washington DC the official emblem of springtime is the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Almost 4,000 cherry trees bloom for just a handful of days each year near the city’s famous National Mall. This year is special as it is exactly 100 years since the trees were given to the city as a sign of friendship by Japan. In […]

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