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Behind the Scenes of “Inside Out” (video)

Posted on March 17 2012 by Stacey Irawan / IM

An emotional journey towards success, family bonds, and a lesson in forgiveness will be the recurring themes to turn this year’s theatrical production from IFGF, “Inside Out.” The cast and crew have been acting, dancing, and singing in anticipation for their opening night at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse on April 7, 2012 to commemorate […]

East Timor votes in presidential election

Posted on March 17 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

The second election in East Timor pits Nobel Peace prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta against 11 other candidates. Voting has begun in East Timor’s presidential election seen as a key test of stability in Asia’s youngest and poorest nation. The second presidential election in East Timor pits Nobel Peace prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta against 11 other […]

Visa / MasterCard FRAUD

Posted on March 17 2012 by Dr. Sophie C .Wong / IM

Just a heads up for everyone regarding the latest in Visa fraud. Royal Bank received this communication about the newest scam. This is happening in the Midwest right now and moving. This one is pretty slick since they provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they want.. Note, the callers do not […]

Green: Death of the Forests ( video)

Posted on March 16 2012 by Patrick Rouxel / Al Jazeera

A visual essay about the impact of deforestation in Indonesia as seen through the eyes of a dying orangutan. Filmmaker: Patrick Rouxel This extraordinary visual essay, told with no human commentary at all, explores the impact of deforestation and the exploitation of natural resources in Indonesia from the point of view of a dying orangutan […]

Giant ‘century’ plant blooms in Kansas ( video)

Posted on March 16 2012 by CNN / IM

A plant that only blooms once a century, then dies, is putting on its final show in Kansas. KWCH reports.                   This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron Arrives at the White House ( video)

Posted on March 15 2012 by The White House / IM

In a ceremony steeped in tradition, President Obama — together with the First Lady, the Vice President and Dr. Biden — welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, to the White House on behalf of the American people. The two leaders reviewed the troops assembled as an honor guard for the occasion, acknowledged […]

Military experts examine child’s fingers found in trash bin

Posted on March 15 2012 by CNN / IM

Six fingers from a child found in a Hawaii trash bin have been examined by experts at the military’s Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command at Pearl Harbor, but there are no new leads in the case, CNN affiliate Hawaii News Now reports. Robert Mann, director of the forensics academy at the military unit, said the fingers give investigators only scant […]

U.K. Official Visit Arrival Ceremony

Posted on March 14 2012 by The White House / IM

President Obama, joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, welcomes David Cameron Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to the White House for an official visit.     This post was submitted by The White House / IM.

Banks pass Fed’s stress test

Posted on March 14 2012 by CNN / IM

Fed says 15 of the nation’s 19 largest financial firms are ready for the next recession. Citigroup and others could need more capital. FORTUNE — The Federal Reserve said a majority of the nation’s largest banks would be able to weather another deep recession. Four banks, though, have more work to do. In the stress test […]

Orangutans await safe release in Indonesia ( video)

Posted on March 13 2012 by Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen / IM

Efforts to return the animal to the wild in Borneo thwarted by loss of nearly 80 per cent of its natural habitat. The release of more than 600 orangutans into the rainforest of Borneo has been postponed once again. Efforts to introduce them into the wild have failed largely because of a lack of safe forests […]

Pakistan’s female TV presenters criticised for appearance ( video)

Posted on March 12 2012 by Karen Zarindast / BBC

Some of Pakistan’s female television presenters have been criticised by the country’s more traditional Islamic clerics for wearing make-up and leaving their hair uncovered. The clerics believe that women need to cover up their beauty and be modest. Farah Hussain, who hosts a popular breakfast show, wears make-up and has her hair on display but […]

Investing in a Clean Energy Future

Posted on March 11 2012 by The White House / IM

Speaking from a factory in Virginia, President Obama talks about how companies are creating more jobs in the United States, making better products than ever before, and how many are developing new technologies that are reducing our dependence on foreign oil and saving families money at the pump     This post was submitted by […]

Lost and found: Japan one year later

Posted on March 11 2012 by CNN / IM

From uncertainty to courage, distrust to control, and despair to hope. Survivors of the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan have searched for what was lost, sometimes finding more. “The broken glass has been swept away, the building cracks have been filled and repaired, the pavements have been evened out and to all appearances here […]

In Pictures: India’s festival of colours

Posted on March 10 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Holi, the Indian festival of colour, marks the end of winter and the advent of spring.                         This post was submitted by Al Jazeera / IM.

Police chase stolen school bus ( video)

Posted on March 10 2012 by CNN / IM

The driver of a stolen school bus was sent to the hospital after he led police on a chase on a New Mexico highway               This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

March 2012: Photo of the Day

Posted on March 9 2012 by The White House / IM

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

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