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10
Jan
12

Black Nazarene Procession


REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Catholic devotees take part in the annual religious procession of the statue of the Black Nazarene. Continue reading ‘Black Nazarene Procession’
03
Jan
12

How Does SOPA Works (Infographic)

Congress is about to pass internet censorship, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity.

House takes Senate’s bad Internet censorship bill, tries making it worse

image via http://americancensorship.org/infographic.html

21
Dec
11

Ataol

Manila, Philippines: Navy personnel carried an empty coffin that will be transported to flood-stricken cities, along with other relief goods like drinking water and clothes. Nearly a thousand people died in massive flash floods when a tropical storm hit the country last week.

HOW TO HELP SENDONG VICTIMS

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20
Dec
11

North Korean Dictator: Kim Jong Il Dies

Kim Jong Il, the second-generation North Korean dictator who defied global condemnation to build nuclear weapons while his people starved, has died, state media reported. A government statement called on North Koreans to “loyally follow” his son, Kim Jong Un.

Kim, 70, died on Dec. 17 of a heart attack brought on by mental and physical strain while on a domestic train trip, the official Korean Central News Agency said. Kim probably had a stroke in August 2008 and may have also contracted pancreatic cancer, according to South Korean news reports.

The son of Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s founder, Kim was a chain-smoking recluse who ruled for 17 years after coming to power in July 1994 and resisted opening up to the outside world in order to protect his regime. The likely succession of his little-known third son, Jong Un, threatens to trigger a dangerous period for the Korean peninsula, where 1.7 million troops from the two Koreas and the U.S. square off every day.

“Kim Jong Un’s taking complete control of the helm will not take place for a while due to his youth and inexperienced leadership,” said Yang Moo Jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul. “The North will likely be under the control of a governing body for about a year.”

A state television announcer wept as she read the news of Kim’s death. Footage was aired of thousands of people in the main square of the capital of Pyongyang chanting in unison and waving Kimjongilia, a flower named after the deceased leader.

Jong Un, is at the “forefront of the revolution,” KCNA said in its statement of the elder Kim’s death. While official reports give Kim’s age as 69, Russian records indicate he was born in Siberia in February 1941. Continue reading ‘North Korean Dictator: Kim Jong Il Dies’

20
Oct
11

Footage shows Gaddafi’s bloodied body

Al Jazeera has acquired exclusive footage of the body of Muammar Gaddafi after he was killed in his hometown, Sirte.

Abdul Hafiz Ghoga, vice chairman of Libya’s National Transitional Council, confirmed that the ousted leader had been killed on October 20, 2011 near Sirte.

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12
Oct
11

Google Doodles Art Clokey 90th Birthday

Arthur “Art” Clokey (October 12, 1921 – January 8, 2010) was a pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation, beginning in 1955 with a film experiment called Gumbasia, influenced by his professor, Slavko Vorkapich, at the University of Southern California.

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26
Sep
11

5 Rounds with Manny Pacquiao

Boxing champ  Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao covers ESQUIRE Magazine Philippines




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