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Yogyakarta – Merapi eruption or the eruption of Merapi 2010 is the worst disaster since 1870, or within a period of 100 years. The opinion was delivered the Head of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Surono. "Merapi eruption this year to say the worst since 1870 because at this..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
France’s ex-justice minister Rachida Dati mixed up the words "fellatio" and "inflation" – which sound similar in French – during a TV interview. She told Canal Plus: "I see some [foreign investment funds] looking for returns of 20 or 25% at a time when fellatio is close to zero." Within hours, the video was an..
Chalk up another "first" for the new British government. Not only does it have the youngest prime minister in almost 200 years and the first peacetime coalition government in nearly 70, it has the first Muslim woman to be a full member of the Cabinet. She’s Sayeeda Warsi, a Conservative who was named minister without..
Although Indonesia has been independent for 65 years, its people are not yet independent economically nor free from poverty, according to Aceh’s chief administrator. "Yes we are no longer afraid of being colonized but our nation is not yet fully independent economically and not yet free from poverty," Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf said on the..
JERUSALEM – A former Israeli soldier posted photos on Facebook of herself in uniform smiling beside bound and blindfolded Palestinian prisoners, drawing sharp criticism Monday from the Israeli military and Palestinian officials. Israeli news websites and blogs showed two photographs of the woman. In one, she is sitting legs crossed beside a blindfolded Palestinian man..
KUALA SELANGOR, – The government has yet to decide on the RM600 (US$190) minimum wage for Indonesian maids as claimed by the Indonesian embassy here, said Human Resources Minister Dr S. Subramaniam. He said the minimum wage as claimed by the embassy was neither with the approval of the ministry nor the Home Ministry. "I..
SHANGHAI — After three decades of spectacular growth, China passed Japan in the second quarter to become the world’s second-largest economy behind the United States, according to government figures released early Monday. The milestone, though anticipated for some time, is the most striking evidence yet that China’s ascendance is for real and that the rest..
WASHINGTON – After skirting the controversy for weeks, President Barack Obama is weighing in forcefully on the mosque near ground zero, saying a nation built on religious freedom must allow it. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country,"..
New British prime minister David Cameron began forming his cabinet the day after he led the Conservative Party agreed to form a historic coalition with the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg. Cameron, 43 years, was finally selected as prime minister on Tuesday (11 / 5) full of political drama, while its coalition partner Clegg was..
The first American leader who is black is also the first American president who once lived as a child in Asia – citing an official with the country’s terms he was the first president with "the orientation of the Asia Pacific region. President Obama will try to take advantage of this fact in a series..
KABUL, Afghanistan – President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday reaffirmed his commitment for Afghan police and soldiers to take charge of security nationwide by 2014 and urged his international backers to distribute more of their development aid through the government. Karzai spoke at a one-day international conference on Afghanistan’s future that comes at a critical juncture:..