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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 […]

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 […]

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