Archive for the 'English Corner' Category

Push to protect Indonesian food vendors ( video)

Posted on April 9 2012 by Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen / IM

Ubiquitous but illegal little mobile restaurants find an ally in the president as they face eviction pressure. Although street cuisine is among Indonesia’s most popular fast foods, the country’s 25 million street vendors operate illegally and in constant fear of the police. Now, that looks set to change, with the emergence of a new and powerful […]

Arrests made in China kidney-for-iPhone case

Posted on April 8 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Surgeon and four others held after teenager from Anhui province used $3,500 from sale of organ to buy iPhone and iPad. Five people in southern China have been charged with intentional injury in the case of a Chinese teenager who sold a kidney so he could buy an iPhone and an iPad, the government-run Xinhua […]

Easter and Passover Greetings from President Obama

Posted on April 7 2012 by The White House / IM

President Obama offers his warmest greetings to all who are celebrating Easter and Passover this weekend, and reflects on the common thread of humanity that binds us all together.     This post was submitted by The White House / IM.

The KaChing! Dynasty ( video)

Posted on April 7 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

China will soon be home to half the world’s billionaires, so can the superrich help the superpower stay in the box seat? The Chinese economy is booming at a blistering pace. It is driven largely by the Fudai: the superrich who call the superpower home. Many are just in their forties. From building 30-storey towers […]

April 2012: Photo of the Day

Posted on April 6 2012 by The White House / IM

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

Top marks for Hong Kong schools

Posted on April 6 2012 by Al Jazeera's Rob McBride / IM

A focus on education has led Hong Kong students to be rated among the world’s best. Students in Hong Kong have been ranked amongst the top in the world by an international think tank. They consistently outperform their international counterparts, especially in science, maths and reading.   This post was submitted by Al Jazeera’s Rob […]

President Obama’s Passover Message ( video)

Posted on April 5 2012 by The White House / IM

President Obama wishes a happy holiday to all those celebrating Passover.     This post was submitted by The White House / IM.

Yahoo to lay off 2,000 workers

Posted on April 5 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

US-based internet company announces sixth mass layoff in the past four years, representing 14 per cent of its workforce. Yahoo is laying off 2,000 employees as new chief executive Scott Thompson sweeps out jobs that do not fit into his plans for turning around the beleaguered internet company. The cuts announced on Wednesday represent 14 per cent […]

“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 […]