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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

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Blue-Eyed Humans Have A Single, Common Ancestor

ScienceDaily (Jan. 31, 2008) — New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye colour of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today.

Why Should We Drink Cold Water?

Water is all around us, and everyone is being told to drink more water. Water is beneficial to the body in processing food and wastes, hydrates the skin and circulates the blood. By drinking cold water, we can add other benefits to that list like cooling the body from exercise, improving endurance and increasing metabolic function.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Raw Video: Waterspouts at Sea Caught on Camera

Aerial footage captures a series of powerful waterspouts near the coastal suburb of Terrigal, on Australia's New South Wales coast. Several powerful columns of swirling air blasted along the water's surface but broke up near land. (May 30)

Libyan Rebel Oil Production

Libyan Rebel Oil Production

KHL's young blood

The Gagarin Cup battles ended only a month ago, but the KHL clubs haven't wasted any time, ahead of the next season. As the third annual KHL draft has been held in the Moscow region.

Water tornado blasts Australia coast

A waterspout has appeared off the east coast of Australia creating a fountain hundreds of metres high. .

Electricity tariff to go up by about 7% from June 1

The electricity tariff will go up by about 7% from June 1, in a bid to rein in the ballooning subsidy bill.

More die in German E.coli scare

In Germany, at least ten people have now died and three hundred have been taken ill after contracting a rare and virulent form of E.coli blamed on contaminated cucumbers. The outbreak in Hamburg is the is the largest ever in Germany and the biggest of its kind worldwide.

Twitter forces to reveals user data in court case

Twitter has been forced to hand over personal information belonging to a British politician after council leaders launched a court case.

Flowers thrown in memory of Mladic's victims

Thousands of Bosnian Muslims gather on Otoman-era Bridge in Visegrad to throw 3,000 roses into the river in memory of those killed by general Ratko Mladic's forces during the Bosnian war....

Selective sex abortions on rise in India

Abortion is becoming a common practice in India creating a wide imbalance in the child sex ratio that will endure for decades.

Libyans plan Islamic future

Libyan religious leaders have called for any post-Gaddafi state to be based on Islamic law. The leaders have also declared that Muammar Gaddafi is a "non-believer" based on his violent actions before and during the revolution.

Raw Video: Joplin Holds Moment of Silence

Residents in Joplin, Missouri held a moment of silence at 5:21 local time Sunday afternoon to mark the one week anniversary of the city's deadly tornado. More than 130 people have been reported killed, and several dozen people remain missing. (May 29)

Adam Kokesh: 'Dance party next Saturday at Jefferson Memorial!'

Several people have been forcibly arrested in Washington for dancing at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Among those held were RT America presenter Adam Kokesh, who talked to us live from Washington.

Adam Kokesh first interview after arrest

On May 28, 2011 RT's "Adam vs. the Man" host Adam Kokesh and several other activists participating in a flash-mob were arrested at the publicly-funded Thomas Jefferson Memorial. This is Adam's first interview after he was released.

Strings Attached: Saving 500-year-old art of violin making

Russia's top violin-makers have given RT an insight into a beautiful but dying craft, recalling its history and pondering its future.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

121 Years Young: Man born in 19th century oldest on Earth?

The October Revolution, the Russian Civil War, the birth and death of the Soviet Union, even two world wars - this man has seen them all with his own eyes because he claims to be 121! Magomed Lavazanov says he is the oldest person living in Russia and perhaps in the world..

Sudirman Cup: China and Denmark in finals

China say they do not fear any team in the world including Denmark for the finals of the Sudirman Cup world badminton mixed team championships.

Moscow's Gay Pride parade cut short

More than three dozen gay rights activists have been arrested after they tried to hold an unsanctioned march in the shadow of the Kremlin.

Mubarak fined for blocking communications

An Egyptian court has fined former President Hosni Mubarak 23 million euros for blocking telephone and internet communications during the uprising that ousted him earlier this year.

Barcelona Wins Champions League Final

Lionel Messi broke a 1-1 tie with his 53rd goal as Barcelona topped Manchester United 3-1 Saturday in the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium in London. (May 28)

Fifa's Bin Hammam pulls out of presidential race

Mohamed Bin Hammam has pulled out of the Fifa presidential race ahead of his appearance before the organisation's ethics committee.

2 German soldiers killed in suicide blast in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber has detonated an explosive vest at a compound in northern Afghanistan, killing six people, including two German soldiers.

A Rolls Royce for anyone who finds a man resembling Anwar

(The Star) - Find a man resembling Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and you can drive home a vintage Rolls Royce and with RM10,000 cash in hand.

That is the offer made by Kedah Kita chief Zamil Ibrahim to anyone who can find a person who looks like Opposition leader Anwar.

RT's Adam vs the Man host Adam Kokesh arrested

RT's Adam vs the Man host Adam Kokesh and several other activists participating in a flash-mob were body slammed, choked and arrested at the publicly-funded Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Their crime? Silently dancing, in celebration of the first amendment's champion and in response to US District Judge John D. Bates' ruling that denounced dancing on the site.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Strauss-Kahn's DNA 'found on maid's clothes'

US media are reporting DNA evidence now links Dominique Strauss-Kahn to the maid who accused him of sexual assault.

The Wall Street Journal says a sample submitted by the former head of the International Monetary Fund matches semen traces found on the woman's shirt.

Mumbai 2008 attacks trial

A Pakistani-American man who has already pleaded guilty to playing a part in the 2008 Mumbai attacks has given new incriminating testimony.

Netanyahu rules out return to 1967 borders

Israel's prime minister has again rejected Barack Obama's push for a two state solution based on the 1967 borders.

Missouri Death Toll May Climb After Massive Tornado Rips City

Workers continue search and rescue efforts in Joplin, Mo., Monday after a tornado tore through the heart of the city, claiming at least 116 lives. Gwen Ifill gets updates from the scene.

Read the Transcript: http://to.pbs.org/lR8zK5

'Egypt allows docking of Freedom Flotilla'

The freedom flotilla aid ship MVFinch has received approval to dock in an Egyptian port giving further encouragement for the opening of borders into Gaza.

DAP agrees to no concurrent polls in Pakatan states if snap election this year

The DAP has agreed not to hold concurrent elections in Pakatan Rakyat-led states if the Prime Minister announces snap polls this year.

Video of Obama 'Beast' Cadillac limo stuck on ramp in Ireland

US President Barack Obama's visit to Ireland got a little bumpy on Monday, after his armoured limousine got stuck as it tried to leave the US embassy in Dublin.

Malaysia ranked world's 10th largest consumer of alcohol

KUALA LUMPUR: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named Malaysia as the world's 10th largest consumer of alcohol.

To combat the problem, the government will initiate a campaign to create awareness on the dangers of alcohol abuse.

Nazri defends PSD in scholarship row

KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister Department Nazri Aziz defended today the Public Service Department (PSD), claiming that allegations of power abuse in the award of scholarships were unfounded.

Selangor to register illegal shelters and homes

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor Government will start registering illegal shelters and welfare homes in the state.

Australia rejects UN comments on Malaysia deal

The federal government maintains it is on solid legal ground with its controversial asylum-seeker deal with Malaysia, despite a senior United Nations official's comments to the contrary.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Wild dogs confirmed to have disrupted Penang hill train service

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Hill Corporation today confirmed that the mechanical failure which halted the train service two weeks ago was caused by collision involving wild dogs.

Dr Mahathir hospitalised for chest infection

PETALING JAYA: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) Wednesday for a chest infection.

Asylum seekers Issue: Malaysian deal still weeks away

AN AGREEMENT with Malaysia in which Australia will swap asylum seekers for refugees is still some weeks away from being formalised, government sources say.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

'Project IC' whistleblower: Pakatan states at risk

A key figure in the 'Project IC' exposé warns that attempts to register illegal immigrants as citizens to pad up the electoral roll, a practice allegedly rampant in Sabah, will likely spread to peninsular Malaysia.

Dr Chong Eng Leong (right in photo), a former Parti Bersatu Sabah leader, said that his 15 years of research chronicled in his book 'Lest We Forget', estimates that about 600,000 illegal immigrants were given citizenship under the 'Project IC' scheme.

Analyse suicide note again, says RCI

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock has decided to send the "suicide note" allegedly written by Teoh to the Chemist Department to be analysed again.

Stunning video: NASA captures giant comet hitting sun

SOHO (NASA-ESA Solar & Heliospheric Observatory) watched as a fairly bright comet dove towards the Sun in a white streak and was not seen again after its close encounter (May 10-11, 2011). The comet, probably part of the Kreutz family of comets, was discovered by amateur astronomer Sergey Shurpakov.

'Freedom' hopes die as Egypt faiths cross swords in clashes

In Cairo, Muslim and Christian leaders have met to to try and ease religious tensions that have spilt over into deadly violence. They called on Egyptians to unite.

PKR Youth and Perkasa showdown possible

Supporters of PKR Youth and Malay rights pressure group Perkasa are scheduled to face off during their respective protests in front of the Utusan Malaysia headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

PKR Youth leaders queried on mosque fracas

The police have called in two PKR Youth leaders for questioning over the disturbance caused in a Bandar Baru Sentul mosque last month.

'Big Mac enthusiast', Dan Gorske eats 25,000th Big Mac

39 years after eating his first burger, Dan Gorske now eats 14 a week.

Republic of Ireland: Protesters make themselves heard during royal visit

Not everyone was happy for Britain's Queen Elizabeth to make her historic visit to the Irish Republic. Although not large in number, a rally organised by Republican nationalists ended in several clashes with police.

Prioritise 'opium' reduction move, says DAP

The DAP has questioned the federal government's decision to cut "small subsidies" on which ordinary consumers rely, while allowing corporations to enjoy "big subsidies".

"The government should remove 'big opium' such as the huge subsidies enjoyed by independent power plants and other corporations," said secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

DAP stands by Anwar as opposition leader

DAP today affirmed that PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim will remain Opposition Leader despite being called to make his defence in the Sodomy II trial.

"(We will not) replace the Opposition Leader as long as he is an MP," DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said, after launching the George Town Festival in Kuala Lumpur today.

Why Perkasa and Tun Mahathir are still relevant to Malaysia

Lately, we have seen the much hyped antics of these characters to the chagrin of most Malaysians.

They have gone on cue with their endless charade on Ketuanan Melayu by threatening others -even the toothless coalition parties of Umno.

Taib’s boys want Siah put under ‘house arrest’

KUCHING: Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), fearful of the Movement of Change Sarawak’s (MoCS) threat to mobilise a massive demonstration against Chief Minister Taib Mahmud if he does not step down by Aug 13, wants the Home Ministry to put the movement’s founder Francis Siah under ‘house-arrest’.

Tun Mahathir in hospital for chest infection

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Malaysia's politically influential former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for a chest infection, his aide said.

Harmon Killebrew Dies at 74 in in Scottsdale

Harmon Killebrew, the Minnesota Twins slugger known for his tape-measure home runs, has died at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 74.

Juno spacecraft Probe to Explore Jupiter's Composition

When the Juno spacecraft blasts off this August, it will embark on a mission to understand the origin and evolution of our largest planetary neighbor, Jupiter. (May 17)

Former FBI Fugitive: 'In war on terror, U.S. is a terrorist too'

RT's Anastasia Churkina sits down with Bernardine Dohrn -- former leader of 60-70s radical group the Weather Underground, wife of Bill Ayers, formerly on the FBI's top 10 most wanted fugitive list, and now Clinical Law Professor in Chicago.

Hydraulic fracking may be banned in France

France may impose a ban on hydraulic fracking, citing health concerns as a danger to the people and the environment. Research hasn't' determined the practice to be safe, and as risks abound, where does America stand on the subject? Kate Sindin from the National Resources Defense Council says that while some states have passed initiatives on their own imposing regulations on fracking, the US is far from where it needs to be.

Turkey killings trigger Kurdish violent protest

In Turkey, violent clashes between ethnic Kurdish protesters and police erupted on Monday over the killing of at least 12 members of the Kurdistan Worker's party (PKK) by the country's security forces.

Raw Video: Rep. Giffords Picks Shuttle Wake-up

Wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords helped start the first full work day in space for her husband and the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour with the song: "Beautiful Day" by U2. (May 17)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth begins Ireland visit

Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrived in Dublin on Tuesday for a historic state visit steeped in symbolism and surrounded by security after a makeshift bomb was found, highlighting the lingering hostility of a small minority.

Wesak Day in Penang

Penang's devoted Buddhists observed Wesak Day on Tuesday to mark the birth, enlightenment and passing of Buddha.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Japanese officials confirm nuclear meltdown for first time

The operator of Japan's Fukushima plant has admitted for the first time that a partial meltdown occurred in the station within hours after the March 11 twin disasters.

Malaysia will have more vocational training opportunities

Malaysians will have more vocational training opportunities when MCA signs a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) with seven Taiwanese universities next week.

Ali Dizaei vows to clear his name

Former police commander Ali Dizaei says he's determined to clear his name after winning an appeal against charges of corruption.

Iran's Ahmadinejad wants to resign

There is a serious and growing rift in Iran between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president, and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader. Ahmadinejad has reportedly asked the Khamenei if he can resign. Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari reports from Tehran.

How Does the U.S. Debt Ceiling Work and Why Does it Matter?

The United States government hit the legal limit for the amount of money it can borrow Monday, but Treasury officials say they can take other measures to pay the bills. Ray Suarez discusses questions about how the debt ceiling works and the ongoing political debate with The New York Times\' Binyamin Applebaum.

Gaddafi Govt: 'Nato hit the Police headquarters'

Gaddafi government says Nato has hit the headquarters of the police force as well as the ministry that deals with anti-corruption. .

Sex scandal trumps IMF failures

There's IMF's Dominique Strauss Kahn allegation that he sexually assaulted a maid in the NY's Sofitel hotel, but a bigger scandal is what the IMF actually does. The Greek bailout, Portugal's debt crisis, the anger of BRICS and other developing nations at the IMF's imbalanced power structure.

Erik Prince raises private army for UAE

According to the New York Times, the UAE has purchased an up to 800 strong army of mercenaries and Erik Prince, founder and former owner of Blackwater is behind it all. Considering the Arab spring that's taken the Middle East and Northern Africa by storm this year.

Fukushima Effect: Japan nuclear zone expands

Residents from two towns near Japan's crippled nuclear plant have left their homes, after the exclusion zone was extended. About 5-thousand people were moved into housing and hotels in nearby cities. The latest evacuations began after melting fuel rods created a hole in a reactor chamber. Japanese engineers are now trying to come up with new ways to stabilize the stricken reactor, as radioactive material continues to leak.

Amid Flooding Threat in Louisiana, Not All Obeying Evacuation Order

NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Krotz Springs, La., where the Mississippi River threatens to inundate local homes and businesses, but not everyone is heeding the call to evacuate the area. Tune in to Monday's NewsHour for Bearden's full report on the threat of flooding.

London artists rally around detained Weiwei

London's artistic community is hoping a show of solidarity will help bring the release of Ai Weiwei, the outspoken Chinese sculptor.

IMF Chief to Remain Jailed in NYC Sex-assault

A New York City judge says the head of the International Monetary Fund must remain jailed at least until his next court hearing for attempted rape and other charges. A tired and grim-looking Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared Monday before a judge. (May 16)

Monday, 16 May 2011

World Markets Dogged by Recovery Fears

World markets slumped Monday, as investors remained dogged by worries over the state of the global economic recovery. The euro managed to claw back ground despite the weekend arrest of the IMF chief. (May 16)

PM Cameron: 'We will not take risks with the NHS'

Prime Minister David Cameron says that he loves the NHS but it has to change to survive

RM21.3mil approved for those under the My First Home Scheme

A total of RM21.3mil worth of loans have been approved for those under the My First Home Scheme since its launch in March, Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said.

Israelis fire warning shots at Malaysian-owned aid ship

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian-owned ship carrying aid for Palestine was intercepted and attacked by the Israeli naval forces at 6.54am Jordan time (about 11.54am Malaysian time), the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) said.

Palestinians vow to continue resistance

Ahead of the 63rd anniversary of the occupation of Palestine, members of different Palestinian groups say they will continue their struggles to achieve liberation from Israel.

Sodomy Case: Judge orders Anwar Ibrahim to enter defence

After 59 days of court hearing which began early last year, the Kuala Lumpur High Court has today found a prima facie case against Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and ordered him to enter his defence.

NASA sends 'anti-matter' experiment to space

On its 25th and last ever flight, Endeavour's six man crew will deliver a $2b science experiment to the International Space Station.

Raw video: Colombia floods wreak havoc

Cars and buses float up a busy street as the town of Barranquilla is hit by flood waters. .

Lawyers Behind Bars: Georgia tightens grip on justice

Recent controversial court decisions in Georgia have brought the country's legal system under the spotlight. With the acquittal rate at less than one per cent, many accuse the government of tightening its grip over judges.

Oils of War: Pentagon cementing Iraq footprint?

Publicly, the US's backing of the pro-democracy uprisings in the Middle East often consists of a statement saying that people must determine their own future. Behind the scenes, though, it is widely acknowledged there is a lot more interference.

Nakba Rally: Egypt police fire tear gas at protesters in Cairo

Egyptian police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo, after a group of demonstrators reportedly attempted to storm the building.

Gaza Strip: Palestinians killed at Nakba rally

Several people have been killed and scores of others wounded in the Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, Ras Maroun in Lebanon and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, as Palestinians mark the "Nakba", or day of "catastrophe".

21-year-old man sentenced to death for murdering granny

ALOR STAR, MALAYSIA: A 21-year-old man was sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday for murdering his grandmother three years ago.

Malaysia Sodomy case: Anwar ordered to enter defense

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Prosecutors have established a credible case in Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial and his defense team must start calling its witnesses, a court ruled Monday.

Wikileaks and Malaysia Today sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Julian Assange and Raja Petra Kamarudin at the Sunday Roast lunch in the Duke of York

More pictures at Malaysia-today.net

Why is Obama reluctant to show Bin Laden's death?

There have been countless statements, off the records briefings and speculations over exactly what happened in Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. The ever changing narrative has even made the room for the theory that Osama Bin Laden has died year ago. But if that is the case so who was shot by the US forces who stormed the compound?

Sunday, 15 May 2011

DS Hishammuddin plans to meet editors regarding sensitive issues

Home minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein plans to meet chief editors of newspapers about the way sensitive issues are reported.

Violent Chileans clash over dam project

here have been violent clashes in Chile between the police and environmentalists opposed to plans to build five new dams in Patagonia....

Red Squad Back? Big Brother cameras zoom in on Chicago

In what has been dubbed Operation Virtual Shield, thousands of public and privately owned security cameras have been put in place in Chicago and linked together, creating a capsule of surveillance over the entire city, more extensive than anywhere else in the United States.

Ibrahim Ali tells will crusade against ungrateful Christians

Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali said that he is willing to wage a crusade against the Christians if the community allegedly continues to challenge Islam's position in the country.

Solitaries make American prisoners violent

The use of solitary confinement is becoming more and more widespread in American prisons. Officials say it's an effective measure to guarantee safety of the prisoners. Lynn Parramore, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, though, says that using solitary confinement for safety reasons backfires.

IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn on sex charges

US prosecutors have charged the the head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape, and unlawful imprisonment

4 Syrian protesters killed by Israeli forces in demo

Syria's state TV says four Syrian protesters were shot dead by Israeli troops during a demonstration on the Syrian side of the border with the occupied Golan Heights.

'Thousands Egyptians united against Israel'

Thousands of Egyptian activists poured into the streets of Cairo and other major cities to show their solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Libyan rebels took control of Misrata

Libyan rebels on Saturday took control of Misrata after weeks of fighting with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces to gain control of the western city.

Growing unease at Japan's nuclear industry

Until the Fukushima disaster Japan had no significant anti-nuclear lobby. That has changed, and on Saturday hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the headquarters of the Tokyo Electric Company and Chubu Electric to voice their concerns.

British Military covenant 'will become law'

The Government has indicated that the military covenant, which promises a duty of care to the Armed Forces, may become law.

Tenerife: Beheaded British woman named

The British woman murdered and beheaded in Tenerife has been named by her family as Jennifer Mills-Westley.

Maldives 'trashing' an island

In a bid to battle a growing waste problem, The Maldives has been dumping almost all of its rubbish on a single one of its some 1,200 islands.

Prominent UAE businessman urges UN to identify the Gulf as Arab

If prominent UAE businessman Khalaf al-Habtoor has his way semantics will be the next battleground in escalating tensions between Iran and the Gulf states.

Mr. Habtoor has asked United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his Arab League and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) counterparts, Amr Moussa and Abdullatif Al-Zayani, in a letter obtained by Al Arabiya to officially refer to the Gulf as the Arabian Gulf.

Thailand looking at Australian asylum seeker swap

SYDNEY — Thailand is interested in an asylum seeker deal similar to the one Canberra plans with Malaysia as Prime Minister Julia Gillard reiterated Sunday that new boat people will not be processed in Australia.

Malaysia offers to send peacekeeping forces to Bahrain

Prime Minister Najib Razzak of Malaysia has offered to send his country’s troops as part of a peacekeeping force to help “de-escalate tension” in Bahrain.

Police get more info on liquid splasher

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have received more tip-offs from people who claim they have spotted the serial corrosive liquid splasher since the photo-fit of the suspect was released.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Malaysia: Angkasa outlines 10-year plan

The National Co-operative Organisation of Malaysia (Angkasa) has outlined a 10-year development plan for its some five million members including the establishment of Sharis Financing Co-operative.

East Jerusalem: Clash between Israeli forces and stone hurling Palestinians

Clashes erupt between Israeli security forces and stone hurling Palestinians in East Jerusalem after Friday prayer for Naqba Day....

Genius grackle wins popularity, can imitate Chinese words

A genius grackle wins popularity, because it can imitate simple Chinese words....

Bollywood star, Aishwarya Rai says Cannes is 'like a second home'

The former Miss World and Bollywood star Aishwarya says Cannes is 'like a second home' after visiting for her tenth year in a row.

Belgium today, tomorrow the world for solar energy plane

The world's first international solar-powered flight has been completed. The Solar Impulse landed in Belgium after a 12-hour journey from Switzerland.

Syria Uprising: 6 Killed by Syrian forces

Amid ongoing pro-democracy protests in Syria, at least six people were killed by security forces on Friday, according to human rights activists.

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell resigns for personal reasons

The US envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell is stepping down for personal reasons. His resignation has been accepted by the White House.

Italian elections: Test for Berlusconi after sex scandal

Italians go to the polls on Sunday and Monday to vote in local elections. It's seen as test of how badly the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been damaged by a sex scandal, three trials and a stagnating economy.

Isu KUIN: Siswa minta DS Hadi nasihat MB Kedah

Sekumpulan mahasiswa menghantar memorandum kepada Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang menuntut beliau campurtangan dengan menasihati kerajaan negeri Kedah agar lebih profesional dalam berdepan dengan aktivisme pelajar Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN) Kedah.

Raw Video: NYPD Terror Arrest Video Released

The NYPD has released video of its arrest Wednesday of terrorism suspect Ahmed Ferhani. Police say he and a second suspect, Mohamed Mamdouh, plotted to kill Jews by bombing a synagogue, and possibly the Empire State Building. (May 13)

3rd time's a Charm?

Ron Paul made it official today that he will run for president in 2012. The news is everywhere, but Paul is still considered not to be mainstream enough to win the GOP nomination. From Ross Perot to Ralph Nader, RT's Meghan Lopez takes a look at US third-party presidential candidates.

Pakistan braces for more revenge attacks

Pakistan has felt the first outburst of revenge from its domestic branch of al Qaeda, which promised revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden. The double bomb blast in Charsadda killed at least 88 people, mostly police cadets. Now the government fears more, as it is being blamed for helping the USA.

Gitmo Guards Describe Bin Laden Death Reaction

A Coast Guard unit is back in Fla. after months of protecting the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After hugging family members, two unit members described their reactions to learning that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a U.S. raid. (May 11)

Libya: Gaddafi vows to fight on

Libyan leader denies reports he is injured, as NATO airstrikes on Tripoli continue.

Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports.

'Extraordinary' Croatian boy: The ability to attract metallic

Ivan Stoiljkovic is an ordinary boisterous six-year-old boy. But his family says he has an extraordinary talent: the ability to attract metallic objects -- from spoons to heavy frying pans -- to his body....

US: Police arrest armed man enter military base

US police capture and arrest an armed man trying to enter a US military base in order to seek revenge on the government for taking away people's personal rights, says an analyst.

New study says Autism 'more common' than we thought

A new study says autism may be much more common than previously thought. Scientists evaluated more than 55,000 children in schools across South Korea.

'Syria regime marked for death as US, UK move swiftly to split Libya'

Eric Margolis, a columnist, author and war correspondent, says he got the impression that Gaddafi had the strength of character to survive challenges back in the 1980s, when he interviewed the Libyan leader in person. Margolis also stated the US has been behind the assault on Libya all along.

Schoolgirl scores date with Johnny Depp

A nine-year-old schoolgirl has attended the premiere of the fourth Pirates of Caribbean film with Johnny Depp.

1300 refugees crammed in 6 boats, landed on Lampedusa, Italy

A total of 1300 refugees, crammed in six boats, have landed on the tiny Mediterranean island of Lampedusa in the last twenty-four hours to escape the civil war in Libya.

'NATO to privatize Libyan resources'

NATO will stay in Libya after Colonel Gaddafi is toppled to take advantage of the natural resources and to put an end to the independent banking system, says an analyst.

India elections: Communists defeated in West Bengal polls

The Communist Party has suffered a historic defeat in India's regional elections.The Ruling Congress Party and its allies have ousted the Communists from their two main bastions, in West Bengal and Kerala.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

More NATO Strikes After Gadhafi TV Appearance

NATO jets attacked Tripoli again overnight as the campaign to force out Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi continues. The strikes followed an appearance by Gadhafi on Libyan TV, and come as rebels claim to be gaining ground in embattled Misrata. (May 12)

Earthquake hits southern Spain

At least ten people have been killed in southeast Spain after two earthquakes struck the region in quick succession.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

UK Govt proposed on-the-spot fines for bad drivers

Decide for yourself whether these drivers would receive the Government's proposed on-the-spot fines for bad drivers.

Anti-Gaddafi fighters and Libyan forces eye-to-eye in Misrata

Anti-Gaddafi fighters in Misrata are engaged in trench warfare against Libyan government forces.Euronews has exclusive pictures from a fluid frontline as the rebel army make slight gains against a better trained and well equipped foe.

People who knew Osama bin Laden (Part 1)

Ahmad Zaidan, Al Jazeera's Islamabad correspondent, speaks to people who knew Osama bin Laden.

'Israel ethnic cleansing of Palestinians'

The legacy and constant policy of Israel is the displacement of the Palestinian people from their land, a political analyst says.Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has reprimanded the Palestinian unity agreement, saying Tel Aviv will not stop settlement constructions.

Will Obama gain the trust back of Latinos?

President Obama spoke along the US/Mexican border on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing immigration issue in the country. When he campaigned in 2008, Obama championed ideals praised by many Latinos living in America.

Swiss Rocket: Video of 'Jetman' flying over Grand Canyon

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy on Saturday completed a flight over the Grand Canyon, in the US state of Arizona, in his custom-built jet suit - his first such flight in the U.S. Rossy performed the stunt on Saturday with little fanfare, before a small group of team members, and his sponsor, Swiss watchmaker Breitling, announced the successful flight on Tuesday and released footage.

Best Way To Break A Porn Addiction?

Breaking any addiction is really a complex procedure that involves understanding and action and the way to break a porn addiction is only the same. Although this might seem simplistic lets look and find out how important each is and just how they fail without one another.

Brutal crackdown in Bahrain against anti-govt (schoolgirls included)

In first of five exclusive reports, Al Jazeera has unearthed evidence that sheds light on kingdom's brutal crackdown.Al Jazeera is learning more about the full extent of the brutal crackdown in Bahrain against those it believes took part in recent anti-government protests.

AMAN demands UTUSAN to stop the sedition report immediately

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Saudi Arabia and Arab uprisings

The popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa have so far toppled two dictators. Other authoritarian regimes are desperately struggling to hold back the wave of revolutions. In the meantime, both regional and extra-regional countries have been trying to affect the revolutions.

What's Behind Microsoft's Decision to Buy Skype?

Microsoft announced Tuesday it was purchasing the Internet telephone service Skype in a deal valued at $8.5 billion. Jeffrey Brown discusses the deal with The Washington Post's Technology Reporter Cecilia Kang.

24 Yrs old Man charged over Murder of 9 Yrs old Girl

A 24-year-old man faces charges of murder, sexual assault and kidnapping in the death of a 9-year-old girl who disappeared while playing outside in a small, quiet Philadelphia suburb. (May 10)

Osama's Death? still, Americans aren't leaving Iraq anytime soon

While a lot of questions have been raised about US occupation abroad since last week's death of Osama Bin Laden, little has been said about the ongoing American appearance in the country of Iraq. With some military officials suggestion US troops remain in Iraq for another decade, Americans are left wondering not only why are we overseas, but how much longer will it go on? Author Michael O'Brien weighs in.

Home Ministry: Zunar books could lead to public disorder

The Kuala Lumpur High Court today heard that two books by cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaq were banned by the Home Ministry because they contain "terrible accusations" which could lead to public disorder.

Microsoft to buy Skype in $8.5bn deal

Microsoft has announced it's making its biggest ever acquisition - it will buy the Internet phone service Skype for $8.5bn dollars.

Obama: 'Skilled immigrants key to recovery'

Highly skilled immigrants help the US stay competitive, but thanks to US immigration policies, they're leaving. This is something that Obama addressed today when speaking in El Paso. Could coupling visas for skilled labor, with comprehensive immigration reform, be doing more damage than good? UC-Berkley's Vivek Wadhwa weighs in.

United against US

As the ongoing mission to spread democracy continues from the west, America has said that it is the will of the people that will determine the fate of their country. As rising opposition to the US continues, though, why does America remain abroad, even after last week's supposed milestone regarding the war on terror?

Drug users training police

Minneapolis cops need extra training to spot people who are on drugs OTHER than alcohol, and are getting help from some unusual sources. According CBS Minnesota, police are looking for people who are high on drugs.

Elder abuse, neglect rampant in US

They are a small but growing movement called the National Association to stop Guardian Abuse.

Osama raid: International criticism grows over Pakistan

The public backlash and the growing international criticism have finally compelled Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani to break his silence over the controversial Commando operation by the US to kill Alqaeda's top leader Osama bin Laden last week at his hideout in Abbotabad - 100 kilometer north east of Islamabad.

Curi Pasir: PPIM kecam ugutan bunuh ke atas aktivis

Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM) mengecam tindakan sekumpulan tonto menggugut dan mengancam bunuh terhadap Presiden Persatuan Pengguna Subang dan Shah Alam (CASSA), Dr Jacob George mendedahkan aktiviti mencuri pasir di Selangor.

Austrian Olympic Swimmer Trapped Up to Neck in Sand

A member of the Austrian Olympic swim team had to be rescued after he used a bucket to dig a large hole that collapsed and trapped him, authorities said. It took 60 rescuers two hours to free Jakub Maly, 19. (May 10)

Australia's high currency may bust sectors

Australia appears to have defied the global financial crisis, enjoying several consecutive years of growth. There is another side to this rosy picture though, as the country's strong currency is hurting a number of industries. Andrew Thomas reports.

Radioaction: Fukushima No.4 reactor 'leaning'

A small group of evacuees have briefly been allowed inside the exclusion zone around Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. For the first time, the government gave permission for short visits so people could gather belongings and check on their properties.

Bukit Merah survivor: Our tears have run dry

It has been nearly 30 years to the day that Lai Kwan first set foot on the grounds of the Asian Rare Earth (ARE) factory in Bukit Merah, Perak.

Anger over bailout inspires Eurovision entry

Portugal's entry to the Eurovision contest is an anthem for protesters against Portugal's bailout during the financial crisis. But the song may not be so receptive in Germany, host nation of the European pop music contest and biggest contributor to the bailout.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

My Husband Says He's Tired Of Me And Might Leave. What Now?

I recently heard from a wife whose husband had been repeatedly telling her that he was tired of her. Every time a topic that came up that the husband didn't like (or he was uncomfortable with,) he would sigh and say something like: "I'm getting so tired of you always trying to bring me down, always nagging me, and always wanting something from me. It's to the point where I'd rather be away from you than with you. I'm not sure how much longer I'm going to want to stay in this marriage if things remain the way that they are."

Tension between U.S - Pakistan on rise after Osama Killing?

After bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces during a raid in Abbottabad, tensions are on the rise between the U.S. and Pakistan. Ray Suarez discusses the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations with former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Wendy Chamberlin and Lawrence Wright, author of a book that focuses on the origins of al-Qaida.

Alabama: Seniors Struggle After Southern Tornadoes

The storms that ripped paths of loss through Alabama and a half-dozen other states have wrought a special sort of pain on the oldest residents, forced to cope with the destruction of all they've known. (May 10)

'Obama reelection thirst causing problem'

US President Obama's drive for reelection leaves his administration perplexed over foreign policy decision making, which could threaten US interests.

'Saudis back Arab despots with US arms'

Protests against long time Yemeni ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh persist in different parts of the country. Demonstrations once again turned violent, leaving several people killed.

Parenting with Shame and Guilt: Low self-esteem, Self-confidence, and Inadequacy

When it comes to raising kids, parents tend to use methods their parents used to raise them. Many parents remember saying, "When I am a parent, I will never do that to my kids." Fast forward to several years later and you may find yourself raising your kids the way your parents raised you.

NATO launches new airstrikes in Tripoli

NATO warplanes launched a new round of airstrikes in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, witnesses said.They told Al Jazeera the attacks targeted several sites, including Muammar Gaddafi's compound.

Malaysia: High Court breaks hearts of estate worker

Video journalist: Hisyam Salleh

America faces high rates of unemployment

As Americans attempt to bounce back from a recession, things still remain grim for much of the country, as the number of unemployment benefit applicants is at the highest it's been in quite a while.

U.S. - China 'Sweet and Sour' Relations

When US officials work to build the case to increase money for military might, they often use China as an excuse or threat. But when it comes to dealing with the economy and the fact that China owns much of the debt, the relationship is painted much rosier.

Eye for an Eye over Osama bin Laden

The celebrations were impromptu and palpable. A jubilation stretching from New York, to the US Naval academy, inside sports arena's and outside of the White House.

Osama Laden's Death: Pakistani PM Rejects Criticism over Bin Laden Raid

Pakistan's Prime Minister has denied he or the government knew they were harbouring the world's most-wanted man on its soil.

Fire Continues to burn In Many Parts Of Germany

Due to the warm temperatures and the continuing drought, the forest fire danger in much of Germany's high. Particularly in large areas of northern Germany Weather Service is the risk of forest fires from the Germans as "very high" classified.

Obama Proves Economically Inept With Osama Bin Laden

Geez, Louise! The U.S. Military takes down head radical Islamic wacko numero uno and what do we do? We dump the body into the ocean! Does no one in the White House have even a single shred of intelligence in their heads?

Pakistan PM rejects claims of Pakistan's suspicious role

Yusuf Raza Gilani rejects claims that the killing of Osama by the US shows Pakistani incompetence.

Leadership Training Develops Strategic Thinking

Life is designed in such a way that we always caught ourselves with in the reality that we have to choose. It's sad to think that at times we let lose something valuable and wasted the chance. If only one can get rid of this notion, and instead turn every chance into a possible success story,

Boat of 600 Libyans sinks after NATO 'ignores SOS calls'

A Libyan boat carrying up to 600 people trying to flee the violence-torn country has reportedly sunk off the coast of North Africa. It follows an earlier report of 61 migrants from Libya dying from thirst and hunger on another vessel which had been adrift in the Mediterranean for over two weeks.