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Pembahasan Biaya Haji antara Kemenag dan DPR Deadlock Lagi

JAKARTA (Jawa Pos) – Pembahasan biaya penyelenggaraan ibadah haji (BPIH) antara Kementerian Agama dan DPR kembali gagal menghasilkan kesepakatan alias deadlock. Rapat yang berlangsung hingga tadi malam itu gagal mencapai kata sepakat soal biaya haji. Parlemen mengestimasikan BPIH harus dikurangi Rp 5 juta-Rp 6 juta dari tahun lalu yang rata-rata Rp 35 juta. “Prinsipnya, kami […]

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Program Reformasi Birokrasi Belum Dipenuhi

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Program reformasi birokrasi belum sepenuhnya dipahami dan diikuti dengan perubahan pola pikir dan pola budaya birokrasi secara umum. “Adanya aggapan bahwa reformasi birokrasi identik dengan remunerasi atau tunjangan kinerja semata, merupakan bukti belum dipahaminya makna dari reformasi birokrasi,” kata Menteri Pendayagunaan Aparatur Negara dan Reformasi Birokrasi EE Mangindaan saat meberikan pengarahan dalam […]

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Wah! Polri Minta Anggaran Rp 30 Triliun

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Markas Besar Polri mengajukan anggaran/pagu indikatif ideal sebesar Rp 30,67 triliun guna membiayai program dan kegiatan pada tahun 2011 mendatang. Pada RAPBN 2011, Polri sebenarnya sudah “dijatah” anggaran sebesar Rp 27,58 triliun atau lebih besar sekitar 1,5 persen dibandingkan tahun 2010 sebesar Rp 27,1 triliun. Permintaan kenaikan anggaran tersebut disampaikan Kepala Polri […]

Posted on June 15 2010 Read more...

Afghan minerals could turn war’s tide

(CNN) — The news that Afghanistan’s mineral wealth could exceed $1 trillion is an important opportunity for both Kabul and Washington to change the narrative from counterinsurgency to locally controlled sustainable development. By doing so, the government of Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration can leverage a range of converging interests in South and Central […]

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North Korea rejects torpedo findings, threatens war

United Nations (CNN) — North Korea on Tuesday rejected international findings that it sank a South Korean ship, warning at the United Nations the dispute could lead to war. “A war may break out any time,” Ambassador Sin Son Ho said, accusing South Korea of “fabricating” the results of the investigation into the sinking of […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Strong earthquakes rock eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Two earthquakes, the first with a magnitude of 6.4, followed by a 7.0 shaker struck eastern Indonesia Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Residents say the quakes struck off Papua province early Wednesday causing panic, but there were no initial reports of damage. Staff at Jakarta-based Metro TV told NBC News […]

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6-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning

MONROE, Ohio — A six-story statue of Jesus Christ was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only a blackened steel skeleton and pieces of foam that were scooped up by curious onlookers Tuesday. The “King of Kings” statue, one of southwest Ohio’s most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical […]

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U.S. human trafficking report includes U.S. cases for first time

(CNN) — The U.S. government’s annual worldwide human trafficking report, released Monday, for the first time includes an assessment of trafficking in the United States. The 373-page “Trafficking in Persons Report 2010″ says some 12.3 million adults and children are in forced labor, bonded labor, and forced prostitution around the world. Only 4,166 trafficking prosecutions […]

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Envelopes with white powder sent to fed buildings

SEATTLE (AP) — Envelopes with white powder were found Monday in eight federal buildings in seven different cities across Washington, Idaho and Utah, prompting the evacuation of an IRS building and a U.S. attorney’s office, FBI officials said. The FBI is investigating whether the incidents were linked. Special Agent Frederick Gutt said it would be […]

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1 death confirmed in Okla. flood after record rain

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Record-busting rainfall and ensuing flooding in Oklahoma led to at least one death, officials confirmed Tuesday, a day after several dramatic rescues of people who took treetops and roofs to escape swift-moving waters. A man who drove onto a submerged street drowned after being swept away while trying to push his […]

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Bin Laden hunter’s family worried about his health

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An American construction worker detained in Pakistan on what authorities said was an armed solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden has been examined by a doctor, Pakistani officials said Wednesday, after his relatives warned he had kidney problems and needed dialysis. Gary Brooks Faulkner was also being questioned by a team […]

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Far from U.S. Gulf, Nigerian thieves mop up oil spills

Nigeria (Reuters) – Using two large yellow tubes to funnel polluted water into his small wooden boat, Nigerian teenager Daniel Muukor helps to “mop up” the latest oil spill in the creeks of the Niger Delta. But Muukor is not part of Nigeria’s federal response effort to contain the spill — the 15-year-old is stealing […]

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U.N. urges Kyrgyzstan to contain ethnic killing

(Reuters) – The United Nations urged Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday to prevent the spread of indiscriminate ethnic killing beyond its borders and said the number of refugees fleeing the clashes may soon exceed 100,000. At least 170 people have been killed in the cities of Osh and Jalalabad in the deadliest ethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan in […]

Posted on June 14 2010 Read more...

16 dead, 24 missing from landslide, flood in China

BEIJING – A massive landslide in southwestern China killed at least 16 people, and 24 were missing after flash floods in the east, officials and state media said Tuesday. The landslide in Sichuan province occurred early Tuesday morning after heavy rains, said a man from the local Communist Party’s propaganda department. He said at least […]

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Gunmen kill 15 federal police officers in 2 attacks in drug-plagued states of Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Gunmen killed 15 federal police officers Monday in separate attacks in two drug-plagued states, marking one of the bloodiest days for security forces since the government stepped up its fight with drug cartels. Twelve officers died in an ambush near a high school in the western state of Michoacan, while assailants […]

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Koreas meet with U.N. Security Council over ship’s sinking

(CNN) — United Nations Security Council President Claude Heller said that the U.N. body is “gravely concerned” about tensions between North Korea and South Korea after hearing presentations from both sides Monday into the sinking of a South Korean naval ship in contested waters in March. After their presentation, civilian and military members of the […]

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