Archive for the 'English Corner' Category

Prosecutors demand life for radical Indonesia cleric

Posted on May 10 2011 by Kathy Quiano, CNN/IM

Jakarta, Indonesia – Prosecutors in Indonesia demanded a life sentence Monday for radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir for a series of terror-related charges, including planning, attempting, funding and inciting terrorism. Some of the charges carry a maximum penalty of death. It’s the third trial of the fiery Bashir, who was most recently detained in August […]

Feeling Trapped by your Mortgage? Education Is Key!

Posted on May 10 2011 by Rudy Lira Kusuma, CDP / IM

When faced with unaffordable mortgage payments, your house can feel more like a cage than a home. You may feel trapped because it’s hard to know what to do to improve your situation, and you may just want to give up. Don’t give up! The reality is you don’t have to be a prisoner to […]

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Creating More Jobs for Americans

Posted on May 10 2011 by Anne O’Callaghan/NAM/IM

Amidst the highly charged debates on immigration and our economy, a remarkable fact often goes unmentioned: Many Americans owe their jobs to immigrant entrepreneurs. It isn’t just big tech companies like Google or Sun Microsystems. Here in Philadelphia, companies such as Al-Ameen Imports and Vitacare Home Health are prime examples. Both companies’ founders came from […]

Exclusive: Bin Laden’s young Yemeni bride was confident, conservative (video)

Posted on May 9 2011 by Mohammed Jamjoom and Tim Lister, CNN/IM

When 18-year-old Amal al-Sadah became the fifth wife of 43-year-old Osama bin Laden in 2000, she was “a quiet, polite, easygoing and confident teenager” who came from a big, conservative family in Yemen, a relative told CNN in an exclusive interview. The relative, Ahmed, who knew al-Sadah growing up, said she came from a traditional […]

Banana Muffins for Mother’s Day

Posted on May 8 2011 by Judy Meghnagi

A recipe to give mom a special breakfast on her special day. Have you thought about what to do for that special mom in your life? Making reservations at a restaurant is very nice and easy. But putting some meaning into Mother’s Day will be greatly appreciated by your mom or grandma by cooking something […]

U.S. officials unveil videos of bin Laden

Posted on May 8 2011 by Reza Sayah/CNN/IM

Washington — Keenly conscious of his image, a graying Osama bin Laden no doubt never expected this video — showing him hunched over, draped in a blanket and using a television clicker — to hit the world’s airwaves as it did Saturday. Filmed by a confidant, the al Qaeda leader contrasts with the younger version […]

18 famous, and infamous, missions

Posted on May 8 2011 by Bryan Monroe, Ed Hornick, Kerith McFadden, Brett Roegiers and Rachael Anderson /CNN/IM

When the U.S. Navy SEAL team assaulted the compound of Osama bin Laden this week, the killing of the terrorist leader was seen around the world as a major success, a demonstration of the skill and planning by America’s most elite forces. Unfortunately, in recent history, most military and police special operations don’t go as […]

What ‘Situation Room Photo’ reveals about us ( video)

Posted on May 7 2011 by John Blake, CNN/IM

By now, the photo is a classic. It’s become the most viewed image on Flickr — a mesmerizing picture that suggests as much as it reveals. You may know it simply as the “Situation Room Photo,” but you may not be aware of what some say are three subliminal messages that make it so powerful […]

Obama pays tribute to unit in bin Laden raid

Posted on May 6 2011 by Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Peter Cooney/Rtrs

President Barack Obama, basking in U.S. public approval for the killing of Osama bin Laden, flew to a military base in Kentucky on Friday to thank special forces who carried out the deadly raid and led a rally filled with cheering troops. With his poll numbers up and even Republican critics congratulating him for the […]

Bin Laden’s wives — and daughter who would ‘kill enemies of Islam’ (video)

Posted on May 6 2011 by Brian Todd and Tim Lister, CNN/IM

Eleven years ago, a teenage girl was plucked from a quiet town in southern Yemen and taken first to Pakistan and then on to Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. Her name was Amal al-Sadah, and a year before the 9/11 attacks she became Osama bin Laden’s fifth wife. She was 18; he was 43. By his […]

Study predicts “Made in the USA” revival

Posted on May 6 2011 by Nick Zieminski/ Rtrs

The “Made in the USA” label may be poised for a comeback, a new study argues. The next few years will bring a wave of reinvestment by U.S. multinational manufacturers in their home base, as rising wages and a strong yuan currency make China a less attractive production center, the paper by the Boston Consulting […]

Georgia’s New Immigration Law—”Unjust and Un-American”

Posted on May 6 2011 by Parthiv N. Parekh/NAM/IM

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Georgia state House and Senate recently passed an immigration bill modeled on Arizona’s SB 1070, which would allow police to verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being undocumented. If Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs the bill into law, Georgia will become the second sate to enact such a law. Parthiv […]

Obama visits New York to mark bin Laden’s death (video)

Posted on May 5 2011 by Samson Desta, Jeanne Meserve, Barbara Starr and Elise Labott /CNN

New York — President Barack Obama joined survivors of the September 11 attacks at a Manhattan firehouse and at the former site of the World Trade Center on Thursday, days after American commandos killed the man behind that massacre. Obama had lunch at the home of Engine Company 54, which lost 15 members in the […]

Why the U.S. mistrusts Pakistan’s spy agency

Posted on May 5 2011 by Chris Allbritton and Mark Hosenball/Rtrs

In 2003 or 2004, Pakistani intelligence agents trailed a suspected militant courier to a house in the picturesque hill town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan. There, the agents determined that the courier would make contact with one of the world’s most wanted men, Abu Faraj al-Libbi, who had succeeded September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammad […]

Foreclosed Homeowners Vent Anger at Wells Fargo

Posted on May 5 2011 by Suzanne Manneh and Ngoc Nguyen/ NAM/IM

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–Oakland resident Sara Kershnar has been trying to get Wells Fargo bank to modify her home loan for two years. After the bank allegedly lost some vital documents “three to four times,” Kershnar, began to think they were “negligent.” She began to get angry. Kershnar had an opportunity yesterday few homeowners in her […]

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’ […]

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