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Explosives found in bag at Texas airport

Posted on January 2 2012 by Melanie Whitley, CNN

A North Carolina man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to carry explosives through a security checkpoint at an airport in Midland, Texas, federal authorities said. Trey Scott Atwater of Hope Mills was taken into federal custody Saturday morning after Transportation Security Administration agents spotted what they described as a suspicious item. The item was […]

The Changing Face Of America’s Chinatowns

Posted on January 1 2012 by NPR / IM
One former resident of New York City

The Chinese New Year begins on Jan. 23. On that day, people will celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Chinatowns across the country. The neighborhoods known as Chinatowns sprang up in the U.S. during the Gold Rush. But since then, they’ve seen gradual yet significant changes – not so noticeable to the average visitor, […]

2011 Year in Review: Top Photos from the White House Flickr Feed

Posted on December 31 2011 by The White House / IM

May 1, 2011: President Obama and his top national security aides gathered in the White House Situation Room receive minute-by-minute updates about the Navy SEAL operation in Pakistan that ended with the death of Osama bin Laden. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against […]

U.S., Saudi Arabia agree to $30 billion deal for F-15s ( video)

Posted on December 30 2011 by CNN / IM

The U.S. government has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to sell nearly $30 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets, federal officials said Thursday. The $29.4 billion deal — announced against the backdrop of rising tensions with Iran — calls for the production of up to 84 new F-15SA aircraft and the modernization of 70 […]

Robot wars ( video)

Posted on December 30 2011 by Al Jazeera / IM

What is the role of drones and robots in wars and how will they shape the future of the US military? Over the past decade, the US military has shifted the way it fights its wars, deploying more unmanned systems in the battlefield than ever before. Today there are more than 7,000 drones and 12,000 […]

The White House’s photostream

Posted on December 29 2011 by The White House / IM

Navy corpsmen help Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden into gowns before their meeting with patients and families during a Christmas visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Dec. 25, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann) This official White House photograph is being made available only for […]

‘Slow, Plodding’ Economy Stalled By Housing Market

Posted on December 28 2011 by CHRIS ARNOLD / NPR

This month, consumer confidence jumped to itshighest level since April, a sign that the U.S. economy is starting to mend. But the housing market isn’t going along yet with this cheerier mood: Home prices were down 3.4 percent for the year as of October, according to a new report released Tuesday. Housing has been at the […]

Behind the Scenes: The Ceremony at the White House before the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors ( video)

Posted on December 27 2011 by The White House / IM

On December 4, the President welcomed the 2011 Kennedy Center honorees to the White House for a ceremony before the live performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The annual awards show celebrates individuals who have made a lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts–whether in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures, or […]

Mereka Tewas Setelah Buka Bingkisan Natal

Posted on December 27 2011 by SP / IM

Tujuh orang ditemukan tewas di sebuah apartemen di pinggiran Kota Texas pada Minggu (25/12), para hari raya Natal, setelah  membuka bingkisan Natal masing-masing sebelum akhirnya ditembak hingga tewas. Otoritas setempat yakin, pelaku penembakan ada di antara tujuh jenasah tersebut. Meskipun mereka belum bisa memastikan sebelum melakukan penelitian secara komprehensif. Dari tujuh jenasah itu, masing-masing empat […]

China’s yuan hits all-time high versus dollar

Posted on December 27 2011 by Al Jazeera / IM

Currency expected to appreciate further next year as China ignores US pressure to devalue its currency The yuan has closed up against the United States dollar after hitting an all-time high in intra-day trading, guided by a stronger mid-point by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), and looks set for an over four per cent […]

AS Uji Coba Cara Baru Penanganan Kasus Besar Deportasi

Posted on December 26 2011 by VOA / IM

Jawatan Imigrasi Amerika sedang menguji coba cara baru dalam mengatsi kasus besar deportasi di kota Baltimore dan Denver Kota pelabuhan Baltimore, Maryland, juga dikenal dengan julukan “Kota yang Mempesona”, adalah salah satu kota di mana jawatan imigrasi Amerika menguji coba cara baru dalam menangani kasus besar deportasi. Kota lainnya adalah Denver di Colorado. Di kedua […]

Two new Earths and the search for life

Posted on December 26 2011 by elly

Editor’s note: Meg Urry is the Israel Munson professor of physics and astronomy and chairwoman of the department of physics at Yale University, where she is the director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. This article was written in association with The Op-Ed Project. New Haven, Connecticut (CNN) — Americans were enthralled by fake reports of […]

Happy Holidays from the Obama Family (video)

Posted on December 24 2011 by The White House / IM

Shine, Give, Share Our theme for this 2011 holiday season is “Shine, Give, Share,” which offers an opportunity to pay tribute to our troops, veterans, and their families throughout the White House. This year, the official tour features 37 Christmas trees, 30 are natural trees and 7 are made from paper, felt or aluminum; a […]

Ritual Menyambut Hari Kiamat Suku Maya ( video)

Posted on December 23 2011 by Eko Huda S / V V

Suku Maya percaya kiamat akan terjadi pada 21 Desember 2012. Sebuah jam penghitung waktu mundur hari kiamat terpasang di Tapachula, Meksiko bagian Tenggara. Jam itu menghitung waktu mundur hingga 21 Desember 2012, waktu yang dianggap suku Maya sebagai hari kiamat. Warga keturunan Suku Maya sudah mulai melakukan serangkaian ritual menyambut hari kiamat. Sementara itu, warga […]


Posted on December 22 2011 by Butce / IM

Pak Dino membuka sambutannya dengan pernyataan yang mengejutkan namun sangat meneduhkan “For me Christmas is my most favorite time in the year. Indonesia tidak bisa disebut indonesia lagi kalau tidak ada kristennya.. “. Keliatannya kata -kata ini sangat sederhana tapi ditengah tengah santernya isu di tanah air mengenai penutupan dan pembakaran gereja. Bahkan mulai beredarnya […]

Indonesia Media Appreciation Dinner

Posted on December 21 2011 by Stacey Irawan / IM

Glendora, December 17, 2011. Indonesia Media held its annual appreciation dinner on Saturday Indonesia Media’s Event Hall in Glendora to give thanks to all its staff, writers, and various contributors who have given so much time and effort to Indonesia Media. Among all of Indonesia Media’s supporters, the Honorable Indonesian Consul General Hadi Martono, former […]

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