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Inside the Taliban’s jailbreak tunnel (video)

Posted on May 5 2011 by Nick Paton Walsh, CNN/IM

Editor’s note: Following a jailbreak in Afghanistan when hundreds of Taliban prisoners tunneled their way out of Kandahar’s biggest prison, CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh visited the scene for this exclusive report, from inside the tunnel. Kandahar, Afghanistan – Once the furor died down after the jailbreak was discovered, it was the Americans’ and Afghans’ […]

Compound attracting visitors (video)

Posted on May 4 2011 by CNN / IM

CNN’s Nic Robertson examines the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden remained hidden in plain sight. This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

How A Good REALTOR Can Maximize Your Profits When Selling Your House.

Posted on May 4 2011 by Rudy Lira Kusuma, CDP / IM

Most of us are not aware of the trends and fluctuations of the real estate market. Likewise we don’t know the steps necessary to maximize profits on the sale of our home. We rely heavily on the real estate agent to lead us down the path of profits. Considering your home is typically the most […]

Letter From Pakistan: Gotcha!

Posted on May 4 2011 by Nadeem F. Paracha / NAM / IM

KARACHI, Pakistan–The news the world had been waiting for ever since the United States declared war against A Qaeda in 2001 has finally arrived: Al Qaeda’s numero uno, the most wanted man in the world, Osama bin Laden, has finally been killed. As CNN and BBC were showing thousands of Americans gathering outside the White […]

Pakistan says not part of U.S. operation to kill bin Laden

Posted on May 3 2011 by Mark Hosenball and Kamran Haider / Rtrs

Pakistan’s president acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that his security forces were left out of a U.S. operation to kill Osama bin Laden, but he did little to dispel questions over how the al Qaeda leader was able to live in comfort near Islamabad. The revelation that bin Laden had been holed up […]

Courier who led U.S. to Osama bin Laden’s hideout identified (video)

Posted on May 3 2011 by CNN / IM

A diplomatic source told CNN that the courier who was in close contact with Osama bin Laden and who eventually led the United States to him was a Kuwaiti named Abu Ahmad. U.S. officials have said that when the identity of the courier — who they have not named — was established in 2007 the […]

Osama bin Laden killed in US raid on Pakistan hideout

Posted on May 2 2011 by Guardian Co. United Kingdom

‘Justice has been done,’ Barack Obama tells world after al-Qaida leader is killed by special forces at Abbottabad compound near the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 11 September 2001 attacks and the world’s most wanted man, has been killed in a US operation in north- western Pakistan, Barack Obama has announced. “Justice […]

NATO strike kills Gadhafi’s son but leader escapes

Posted on May 1 2011 by Eddy Djaja

Reported by Karin Laub And Ben Hubbard, Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi escaped a NATO missile strike in Tripoli that killed one of his sons and three young grandchildren, a government spokesman said early Sunday. Hours later, Gadhafi’s forces shelled a besieged rebel port in a sign that the airstrike had […]

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2011

Posted on April 29 2011 by Office of the Press Secretary of the President of the United States of America

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2011 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION This month, our Nation celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Our AAPI communities have roots that span the globe, […]

Scams, Lies & Mortgage Fraud—How Homeowners Can Avoid the Traps

Posted on April 29 2011 by New Ameruca Media

Editor’s note: More than 1.2 million homeowners in California have faced foreclosures. And the number of foreclosures this year is expected to be even higher than last year. But the foreclosure crisis has also given rise to new waves of scam artists, from low-grade to high-tech, who are looking to profit off of vulnerable and […]

Tornado survivors had minutes to seek refuge

Posted on April 29 2011 by MICHELLE WILLIAMS and GREG BLUESTEIN - Associated Press

TRENTON, Ga. — A Georgia salon owner and her two daughters – Sky and Stormy – climbed inside a tanning bed while a tornado ripped the roof off their business. A Virginia couple scrambled under their garage’s wooden steps after a twister ripped off their home’s roof. Mississippi mobile home park residents found shelter in […]

U.S. COMMERCE SECRETARY GARY LOCKE, CONGRESSSIONAL DELEGATION MEET WITH KOREAN PRESIDENT LEE TO DISCUSS U.S.-KOREA COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP

Posted on April 28 2011 by Parita Shah - pshah@doc.go

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trip intended to build support for KORUS agreement SEOUL, KOREA — U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and members of Congress met today with the President of the Republic of Korea Lee Myung-Bak at the Blue House. Locke, who is leading a bipartisan congressional delegation to build support for the passage of the […]

White House releases Obama birth certificate

Posted on April 28 2011 by Rachel Rose Hartman - Yahoo.com

The White House on Wednesday morning released the president’s long form birth certificate (pdf) in an attempt to put “birther” questions to rest. “The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn’t good for the country. It may have been good politics and good T.V., but it was bad for the American people and […]

Some Brits Joyously Await Wedding, But Many Don’t

Posted on April 27 2011 by Philip Reeves NPR

Shortly after dawn on Friday morning – a full five hours before the show actually starts – Irene Bunn will plant herself in front of her TV, forget her worldly worries, and wait in joyous fascination for two people nearly a third her age to arrive at the altar and take their vows. She’s no […]

Is The Dalai Lama Playing A Dangerous Game?

Posted on April 27 2011 by Corey Flintoff NPR

Just last month, the Dalai Lama sent a shockwave through the world of Buddhism when he announced that he was giving up his political powers as head of the Tibetan government in exile. For more than 50 years, the Nobel peace laureate has been the public face of resistance to Chinese control of Tibet. Some […]

Innovation Not Piracy Is the Way To Go: SBY

Posted on April 27 2011 by Camelia Pasandaran Jakarta Globe

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday urged Indonesians to respect intellectual property rights and promote innovation in a bid to boost economic growth. “I call on all Indonesians to acknowledge, provide incentives to, and protect intellectual property rights in our country,” he said at an event to mark World Intellectual Property Day, which fell on […]

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