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It’s football to you, soccer to me

JOHANNESBURG — No matter how much the United States continues to emerge as a competitive World Cup nation, there is little doubt that the international perception of American soccer will always be doused with suspicion. Why? Because Americans don’t even call the sport by its proper name, of course. They don’t call it “football.” They […]

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What is the Tea Party? A growing state of mind

WASHINGTON – The Tea Party is less a classic political movement than a frustrated state of mind. A year and a half after the idea of a Tea Party burst into view, three of 10 Americans describe themselves in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll as Tea Party supporters – equal to the number who call themselves […]

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Netherlands shocks Brazil 2-1

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Soccer’s perennial World Cup underachievers from the Netherlands knocked off mighty Brazil on Friday, stamping the Dutch as a strong contender to finally win that elusive title. Wesley Sneijder, one of the shortest players on the field, scored in the 68th minute on a header for a stunning 2-1 quarterfinals […]

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Prosecutors: NY suspect spilled Russia spy details

NEW YORK – Within hours of his capture, U.S. prosecutors say, Russian spy suspect Juan Lazaro admitted his name was an alias. So who is he? Lazaro wasn’t saying – not “even for his son,” court papers say. Lazaro’s admission – and defiance – was revealed Thursday by federal prosecutors arguing against bail for him, […]

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Pakistani militants return to roots with Lahore attack

A double suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine in the Pakistani city of Lahore has been described as part of a growing trend of attacks on some of the country’s minority Islamic sects. But as the BBC’s Syed Shoaib Hasan reports, there is a long and bloody history of sectarian attacks in the country. Rival […]

Posted on July 1 2010 Read more...

Yusril Ancam Ungkap Semuanya – Mati Satu, Mati Semua

Dijadikan sebagai tersangka kasus dugaan korupsi proyek pengadaan sistem administrasi badan hukum (sisminbakum), ternyata tidak membuat mantan Menkeh dan HAM Yusril Ihza Mahendra takut. Justru sebaliknya, dia balik mengancam membongkar kasus Bank Century dan penggelapan aset negara yang banyak melibatkan pejabat serta mantan pejabat. ”Kalau saya dipenjara (akibat kasus dugaan korupsi sisminbakum), saya lawan habis-habisan. […]

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Prehistoric Whale Ate Other Whales For Breakfast

Rarely do scientists get to publish a research paper that begins with the words “The Giant Bite.” On Wednesday, fossil hunters from Europe did just that. They’ve discovered one of the biggest predators that ever lived: a whale – one that devoured other whales and probably anything else it had an appetite for.  The scientists […]

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Obama movie debuts in Indonesia

JAKARTA— A film about US President Barack Obama’s childhood days in Indonesia made its debut in Jakarta on Wednesday, promising a very different perspective on the man in the White House. “Obama Anak Menteng” or “Obama the Menteng Kid”, is set in the upscale Jakarta neighbourhood of Menteng, where Obama lived from 1967 to 1971 […]

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Kapolri Diminta Periksa Rekening Perwira

Jakarta -  Polisi  diminta bersikap lebih terbuka menghadapi laporan adanya perwira tingginya yang diduga memiliki rekening mencurigakan. “Undang saja auditor eksternal. Di negara-negara demokratis, hal seperti ini sudah jamak dilakukan,” ujar anggota Komisi Kepolisian Nasional, Adnan Pandu Praja, saat dihubungi tadi malam. Menurut Adnan, laporan dugaan transaksi mencurigakan itu harus mendapat perhatian serius dari Kepala […]

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Jakarta mulls ban as crime, faith collide

June 30, 2010 12:00AM ORGANISED gangs in Indonesia using Islam to call for attacks on Christians are themselves facing calls to be banned. The latest disbandment calls came from members of former president Megawati Sukarnoputri’s Indonesian Democratic Party for Struggle, some of whom were recently attacked by hardliners in an East Java set-to as they […]

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Gubernur Tennessee Tandatangani RUU soal Imigran Gelap

Para pengecam mengatakan UU negara bagian Tennessee itu bisa memicu diskriminasi terhadap para imigran. Gubernur negara bagian Tennessee telah menandatangani RUU yang mensyaratkan petugas penjara di negara bagian itu untuk memeriksa status imigrasi tahanan dan meneruskan informasi tentang orang-orang yang tidak bisa dikonfirmasi statusnya kepada pejabat imigrasi federal. UU tersebut akan mulai berlaku bulan Januari […]

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FPI Dituding Melanggar HAM

JAKARTA–MI: Front Pembela Islam (FPI) melakukan pelanggaran hak asasi manusia (HAM). “Aktifitas FPI sudah mengganggu demokrasi dan penegakan hak asasi,” kata Wakil Ketua Komnas HAM Ridha Saleh di Jakarta, Selasa (29/6). Terkait dengan acara pertemuan yang digelar Ketua Komisi IX DPR dr Ribka Tjiptaning di Banyuwangi pada 24 Juni lalu yang dibubarkan oleh FPI, Forum […]

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Yusril Ancam Ungkap Semuanya

Jakarta -Dijadikan sebagai tersangka kasus dugaan korupsi proyek pengadaan sistem administrasi badan hukum (sisminbakum), ternyata tidak membuat mantan Menkeh dan HAM Yusril Ihza Mahendra takut. Justru sebaliknya, dia balik mengancam membongkar kasus Bank Century dan penggelapan aset negara yang banyak melibatkan pejabat serta mantan pejabat. ”Kalau saya dipenjara (akibat kasus dugaan korupsi sisminbakum), saya lawan […]

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Indonesia’s Last Glacier May Provide Climate Clues

The expedition to the remote, mist-shrouded mountains of eastern Indonesia was years in the making. Scientist Lonnie Thompson hoped to chronicle the affect of global warming on the last remaining glacier in the Pacific, but now he worries he got there too late. Even as he pitched his tent atop Puncak Jaya, the ice was […]

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Rieke Punya Bukti Keterlibatan FPI

JAKARTA – Rieke Dyah Pitaloka dikatakan memiliki bukti-bukti yang menunjukkan bahwa anggota FPI berada di lokasi ketika terjadi aksi masyarakat yang membubarkan pertemuan yang digelar Rieke dan Ribka Tjiptaning Proletariyati di Banyuwangi pada Kamis (24/6/2010). Kegiatan tersebut dibubarkan karena para anggota parlemen tersebut disebut-sebut menyebarkan paham komunis. Rieke adalah anggota Komisi IX DPR, sedangkan Ribka […]

Posted on June 30 2010 Read more...

Tindakan FPI Banyuwangi harus kita lawan bersama

Berikut di bawah ini disajikan pernyataan (statement) Dr Ribka Tjiptaning dan berita Antara tentang tindakan FPI (Front Pembela Islam) Banyuwangi yang dengan menggunakan kekerasan telah membubarkan pertemuan antara anggota-anggota Komisi IX DPR (bidang Kesehatan dan Tenaga Kerja) dengan masyarakat, dengan alasan bahwa pertemuan itu adalah suatu kegiatan berselubung untuk menumbuhkan semangat komunisme lagi karena banyak […]

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