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Sunday, 31 July 2011

TMB Panyee FC - Short Film

TMB bank have launched a new brand vision "Make THE Difference" by making a film to inspire people to start thinking differently. With a hope that they will start to Make THE Difference to their own world.

It doesn't have to be big, but a little can create positive changes. This film is based on a true story. In 1986 a football team that lived on a little island in the south of Thailand called "Koh Panyee". It's a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil.

New Boy - Short Film

A young African boy with a haunting back story starts school in Ireland, and finds out quickly exactly what it means to be the new kid. Winner of Best Narrative Short at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and nominated for an Oscar

Norway's mass murder and the mass media

When news of a bomb blast and shooting first broke in Norway, media organisations the world over were quick to suggest that the people behind the attacks were Islamic terrorists. Even when the facts were hazy, security experts 'analysed', editorials speculated and front pages questioned why Islamic groups would want to attack Norway.

Then, when the perpetrator turned out to be a white, anti–Muslim Christian, news outlets were quick to replace the word terrorist with extremist.

Indian army 'halting peace in Kashmir'

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has slammed the Indian government, saying that it is using armed forces to stop the peace process in the restive Himalayan region.

The chairman of the separatist faction of Hurriyat Conference said on Saturday that the large contingent of troops in the region was "blocking the path to peace".

He was speaking during a seminar called "Kashmir: Road to Peace" in the provincial summer capital Srinagar, the Reuters reported.

China: Unrest in Kashgar, Xinjiang, leaves 15 dead

Weekend unrest in Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region, has left at least 15 people dead, state media say.

The violence began on Saturday when two men killed a truck driver, then drove his lorry into pedestrians and attacked them with knives, killing six. One of the attackers also died.

On Sunday an explosion killed three people and police shot dead "four suspects", the Xinhua agency said.

Iranian sentenced to blinding for acid attack pardoned

An Iranian man who was ordered to be blinded for carrying out an acid attack on a woman has been pardoned by his victim, state television has said.

Ameneh Bahrami had demanded qisas, a rarely used retributive justice under Sharia law, but the report said she had forgone that right at the last minute.

A court had backed Ms Bahrami's demand in 2008 that Majid Movahedi be blinded.

Full ministerial post for MIC president

MIC president Datuk G. Palanivel will be made Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. Prime Minister made the announcement during the MIC 65th general assembly Saturday.

Muslims in New York Prepare for Ramadan

Muslims in New York made their preparations for the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan which will start on August 1st.

Hundreds of believers gathered at the Islamic Center of New York mosque, which is on the Upper East Side neighborhood in Manhattan for their Friday prayers.

Although they were of numerous different nationalities, Islamic faith unites them as one.

Galmal Ahmed, a Muslim from New Yorke said "Look at the gathering, "Nobody force you to come here it's just one call that happened 1400 years ago, and people come Friday. You don't see any community on the face of the Earth gathering together like that. And Ramadan -- from Indonesia to Canada they all fast"

More video of NATO-bombed broadcasting center in Tripoli

NATO commanders say they have destroyed three TV satellite dishes near the Libyan capital Tripoli.According to the statement, the attack was carried out in accordance with the UN resolution to protect people from government oppression through the media.However, Reuters news agency reports that Libyan television is still broadcasting. Four months since the NATO air force operation in Libya began, around seventeen thousand missions have been flown, which Muammar Gaddafi's regime claims have killed hundreds of civilians.

Saras: 'Saya suka rakyat bukan image'

Saras: 'Saya suka rakyat bukan image'

Chimpanzee learns to bottle feed baby tigers

Amazing footage shows a chimpanzee helping out at a zoo in Thailand by bottle feeding young tiger cubs.

Britain's second Royal wedding of the year

Members of the Royal family and top England rugby players attend the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall.

Experts condemn DNA evidence in Knox appeal

Experts have questioned the DNA evidence which helped convict Amanda Knox of the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher in Italy.

Behind the killing of Abdel Fattah Younes

Who could have been behind the killing of Abdel Fatah Younes? And what will his death mean for the rebels' campaign to remove Muammar Gaddafi from power?

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The no-kids-allowed movement is spreading

What's the matter with kids today and why doesn't anyone want them around? In June, Malaysia Airlines banned babies from many of their first class cabins, prompting other major airlines to consider similar policies.

Lately, complaints about screaming kids are being taken seriously, not only by airlines, but by hotels, movie theaters, restaurants, and even grocery stores.

Norway killer planned red wine treat before attack

OSLO (Reuters) - The confessed killer of more than 90 people in Norway wanted to prepare by hiring two top-class prostitutes and drinking some expensive French wine, the document he distributed on the Internet showed Monday.

Gay couple asked to reverse shirt at Dollywood

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lesbian couple is asking for changes at Dollywood after an employee asked one of the women to turn her T-shirt reading "marriage is so gay" inside-out to avoid offending others on a recent visit to the Tennessee theme park complex.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

YouTube Is Having Big Problems

It now takes YouTube up to 4 days to update video view counts. When the videos do update the views are very low and the Likes out number the views. There are other things going on to that I cover in the above video.

The Beatles & Eric Clapton meet in Moscow: Pattie Boyd's memories & photos

Organizer: Jaguar Summer Museum, display runs in Stoleshnikov lane till September 3 English model and photographer Pattie Boyd has been telling RT about a new photo exhibition she opened in Moscow recalling the time she spent with the legendary George Harrison and Eric Clapton.

Murdochs count the cost of hacking scandal

As the Murdochs faced questioning before the parliamentary committee, their business empire was counting the cost of the hacking scandal.

Rupert Murdoch's position as chairman of the media group has been questioned by some investors, but the value of the shares of both News Corporation in New York and satellite TV channel BSkyB in London rebounded from their plunge of previous days.

Phone-hacking scandal: Bizarre and 'humble' day

Custard pies and unlikely heroes added to the drama of the Murdochs' "most humble day"

Mystery death of Chilean president Allende resolved

The mystery surrounding the death of Chilean President Salvador Allende in 1973 has been solved.

The results of an autopsy have revealed that he killed himself, and was not murdered during the coup that toppled his government.

Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires.

Obama announces hope for US debt plan

Barack Obama says bi-partisan talks have begun to solve the US debt crisis, just days before the country stands to default.

As Debt Debate Begins, Obama Praises 'Gang' Plan

With the deadline looming to raise the government's debt ceiling, President Obama is hailing a plan by a bipartisan group senators known as the "Gang of Six," to reduce federal deficits. (July 19)

Virginia Man Burning Dead Dog's Body Sets House on Fire

A Virginia man who apparently tried to dispose of his dead dog's body by burning it wound up setting his house on fire. (July 19)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

British High Commission (Malaysia) to relocate office as part of austerity measures

KUALA LUMPUR: The British High Commission chancery located on prime land here will be put up for sale, bringing to close another long and colourful era of British presence in the country.

The decision to sell comes in the wake of Britain’s cost-cutting measures, with the Foreign & Common­wealth Office (FCO) having to cope with a multi-million-pound budget reduction.

97 year-old suspect cleared of Nazi war crimes

Jewish groups and Serbian officials say they will push for an appeal, after a Hungarian court acquitted Sandor Kepiro, a 97-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect.

Kepiro, who topped the most-wanted list at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, had been accused of ordering executions in Serbia during World War Two.

Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports on the furore after his acquittal.

Piano Virtuoso Fleisher on Overcoming Disability That Nearly Silenced Career

In the 1960s, piano virtuoso Leon Fleisher lost the use of his right hand due to a condition called focal dystonia, but he focused on teaching and continued to play pieces designed for one-handed pianists. Jeffrey Brown and Fleisher discuss how he overcame the disability that nearly ended his playing days.

Debate Over Consumer Agency Continues as Obama Taps Cordray to Lead

President Obama tapped former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Judy Woodruff leads a debate over the agency's role, responsibilities and funding with the Roosevelt Institute's Jeff Madrick and David Hirschmann of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Thousands of Green Cards issued accidentally in US

Thousands of Green Cards have been issued accidentally in the Visa lottery due to a computer glitch, says the US State Department — and later on, they all were canceled. While the State Department has been trying to mop up the fallout from error, the lives of those people who thought they won hangs in the balance. RT's Gayane Chichakyan has their story.

US computer glitch despairs thousands across the globe

A computer glitch has destroyed hopes of thousands of people across
the globe. All of a sudden those who thought they won the Green Card
were disappointed to know that their luck was none other than a
mistake in the Visa lottery computer program, according to the US
State Department. One of those discouraged is Anna Demidchik, a
student at Hofstra university - she speaks about her experience.

First Person: The Sweet Charms of the Ukulele

A ukulele festival in Hawaii, of course, draws thousands of enthusiasts of the simple stringed instrument, with 900 people playing. Ukulele backers are predicting big things for the compact creation of wood and strings. (July 18)

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Brazil plane crash, 16 dead

Passengers were seen gesturing for help before the aircraft burst into flames, killing everyone onboard.

Obama Less Popular in Arab World Than Bush?

A new Zogby International Poll shows that America has become more unpopular in the Arab world under Obama, than it was even under Bush. Turns out the killing of Osama Bin Laden worsened attitudes towards the US. Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer discusses.

Somalis flee drought-afflicted town

Somali Islamist group Al-Shabab lost control of Dobley near the Kenyan border to forces loyal to government in Mogadishu.

They are all gone now. But the fight to take control of the town killed hundreds of people and destroyed much of its infrastructure.

Residents, dealing with one of the worst droughts to ever hit the region, have no choice but to leave the town and cross the border into neighbouring Kenya.

Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri has this exclusive report.

Suspect of Child sex crimes allowed to view child pornography in jail

A legal loophole is allowing a Washington state man accused of child sex crimes to view child pornography in jail. Marc Gilbert is acting as his own lawyer in the case, and that means he's entitled to review the evidence. (July 13)

8-year-old Brooklyn Boy killed and dismembered by a stranger

An 8-year-old Brooklyn boy who got lost while walking home alone from day camp in his Orthodox Jewish neighborhood was killed and dismembered by a stranger he had asked for directions, police said Wednesday. (July 13)

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Bersih 2.0 in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia cracks down on protesters

Police in Malaysia have fired tear gas and arrested hundreds of protesters in the biggest opposition-backed rally in years.

More than 20,000 demonstrators massed across Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, demanding electoral reforms, activists said.

Friday, 1 July 2011

UK activists sail solidarity flotilla down Thames

An act of solidarity. While vessels prepare to attempt to break the Gaza siege with an aid flotilla, a group in London sail their own flotilla down the river Thames.

Steve McCaul, Press TV, London

Argentina consumer debt at historic levels

It seems that the idea of buying only what you can afford is not working these days in Argentina.

Constanza Heller, Press TV, Buenos Aires

China's newest engineering megaproject - high-speed railway launched

In Beijing China's newest engineering megaproject, a high-speed railway linking the capital to Shanghai, was officially launched.

Security and order back to Syria

The Syrian army has removed the armed gangs from its border towns with Turkey. Life and order are restored and the Syrian citizens who had fled Turkey in fear for their life have begun to returning to their homes.

Khaldoun al-Aridi, Press TV, Damascus

UK's Cameron rejects EU bank budget plan

The European Union's latest plans to boost its future budget have raised the hackles of the moneymen in the City of London.

Crowds out to greet Wills and Kate

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are given a warm welcome at the start of their nine day tour of Canada.

World's worst mother-in-law?

Carolyn Bourne's email criticising her son's intended goes viral.

News Wrap: June Deadliest Month for U.S. Troops in Iraq in 2 Years

In other news Thursday, June became the deadliest month for U.S. forces in Iraq in two years. Officials announced that three American soldiers were killed Wednesday near the Iran border, marking 15 casualties for the month. Also, the monthly death toll for NATO forces in Afghanistan reached 64 with most of them being American.