Saturday, October 30, 2010

Japan biodiversity conference ends with historic treaty

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AlJazeeraEnglish | October 30, 2010 - Participants from nearly 200 countries have hammered out an agreement in the closing hours of the UN Convention on Biodiversity in Japan.

The treaty is significant in terms of a consensus among participating nations on how best to share and manage the benefits derived from the world's genetic resources.

Details remain scarce but the accord may include a fund for developing nations, to compensate them for the cost of protecting their biological diversity.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports.

Who decide who ...can have nuclear power? Vietnam's best friend:

Russia's nuclear might to land in Asia.

RussiaToday | October 30, 2010 - Russia's nuclear energy is to power Vietnam. This comes as President Medvedev visited the gathering of the Asian tigers in Vietnam. The region's rapid economic growth made it an emerging powerhouse of the world. RT's Katerina Azarova and Maria Finoshina have more from Hanoi.

Friday, October 29, 2010

News - all Natural Disasters today!

AlJazeeraEnglish | October 28, 2010 - All natural disasters, twin catastrophes in Indonesia, Cholera outbreak in Haiti & Flood in Benin.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

China launches its latest high-speed train route

nocommenttv | October 27, 2010 - China officially opened a 202-kilometre high-speed railway line between Shanghai and Hangzhou, the latest landmark in the largest-ever railway construction boom....

World Business: Civilian Unmanned Aircraft

worldbusiness | October 27, 2010
World Business: Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles have been used for surveillance by the military for some time. But right now a multi-billion dollar market for drones outside the defence industry could be on the verge of taking off. And it could be one of the biggest growth markets in aerial surveillance for decades to come.

Reporter: Chris Bockman

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Environmental leaders meet in Japan: Natural world under threat

itnnews | October 27, 2010 - Environmental leaders meet in Japan to try and stop losing endangered species

Twin disasters - a tsunami and a volcano eruption, hit Indonesia

RussiaToday | October 26, 2010 - At least 154 people have been killed in the tsunami, while more than 28 died when Mount Merapi erupted. Thousands were forced to flee and seek refuge in shelters. Scientists had warned that pressure building beneath the volcano's lava dome could trigger one of the most powerful blasts in years.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

'Muslims won't win against the West'.

RussiaToday | October 24, 2010 - Immigration tensions are rising in Germany following Chancellor Angela Merkel's statement that multiculturalism has failed in the country. Udo Ulfkotte, a noted German journalist and author, known for his severe criticism of Islam, shared with RT his view on what is behind the integration dispute and where it may lead. "What I believe is there is a place for Muslim in this world and for their culture, they have a place to live in," Ulfkotte told RT. "And there is a place for European and Western culture to live in. What I don't believe is they will live peacefully together. We have a clash not only of civilizations and religions, we have a clash of ideologies, like we had a clash between communism and capitalism. Now we have a clash because Islam is also an ideology. I believe that Islam is not going to win a battle."

UK Shocking under-age drinking!

itnnews | October 23, 2010 - Tom Smith from Alcohol Concern says the increase in admissions to hospital because of drink related issues is not a surprise..

Jonathan Cook's Book : Israel and the clash of civilizations

Press TV's book review show : In this Program: "Israel and the Clash of Civilizations. Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East" written by Jonathan Cook

Saturday, October 23, 2010

How pig parts make the world turn.

TEDtalksDirector | September 20, 2010 - Christien Meindertsma, author of "Pig 05049" looks at the astonishing afterlife of the ordinary pig, parts of which make their way into at least 187 non-pork products, from bullets to artificial hearts.

Smoking Now The Leading Cause Of Death Worldwide.

VOAvideo | October 22, 2010 - The use of tobacco is now the primary cause of death around the world. And the Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says not enough countries are taking adequate steps to discourage it. Dr. Thomas Frieden also touched on other threats to global health recently at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Chomsky's book - "Hopes & Prospects"

PressTVGlobalNews | October 05, 2010 - The book describes how rapid Latin American states have been advancing in the past years. Chomsky says that with downgrading power of the US as a superpower, the region has alternatives to replace Washington. He says the US has badly involved in other areas' conflict that it's not able to monitor Latin America as before. So, this is a major opportunity for the states to flourish.

Friday, October 15, 2010

What are the odds for another one on 11.11.11

US housewife has children on 10.10.10, 09.09.09 and 08.08.08
Despite the neat pattern of their children's birthdays, the Sopers insist it was not plannedPhoto: AP
It follows the birth of her son on 09.09.09 and her other daughter on 08.08.08, at the odds of 50 million to one. Barbara Soper, 36, said: "She's our own little miracle."
Despite the neat pattern of their children's birthdays, the Sopers insist it was not planned.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

US - greatest income disparity among Western Nations & is getting worse!

Census: Record Gap Between Rich & Poor:

October 08, 2010 - The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession.

George Galloway the Real Deal to commemorate 10.10.10

George Galloway brings forth myriads of issues during this edition of the Real Deal (Afghanistan, Terrorism, Conservative, Canada, Palestine, drones attack in Pakistan), however the major focus in the program revolves around Galloway's tour to Canada and a detailed description of his challenges with pro-Zionist lobbies in the country.

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Costly and Brutal Anniversary

On October 7, 2010, the Afghanistan War entered its 10th year. This war is not making us any safer and is not worth the cost. We must join together to bring this war to a close.

US hypocrisy towards Iran.

Iran Air Flight 655, also known as IR655, was a civilian airliner shot down by US missiles on Sunday 3 July 1988, over the Strait of Hormuz, toward the end of the Iran--Iraq War.The aircraft, an Airbus A300B2 operated by Iran Air as IR655, was flying from Bandar Abbas, Iran, to Dubai, UAE, when it was destroyed by the US. Is this an example of US policy hypocrisy towards Iran?

Pushing the Jewish State down the throat!

Inside Story - Israel's new citizen law:

AlJazeeraEnglish | October 09, 2010 - Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has re-introduced a proposal requiring any non-Jew taking Israeli citizenship to swear allegiance to Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. Inside Story discusses how the 'Jewish loyalty oath' could impact the Middle East peace talks.

Google's 'Robocars' Drive Hands-Free.

October 11, 2010 - Google tested its Toyota Prius robot car on California streets with minimal problems.

Eco Home: Escaping the Big City.

RussiaToday | October 10, 2010 - Meet the people who build ecological settlements to live in harmony with the natural environment. Are they just escaping big city life for a short break, or rejecting modern civilization altogether? And are such ecological settlements a refuge for misfits and outcasts, or a place for the independent and strong-minded?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Nigeria sliding into a "Fail State"

Nigeria & Malaysia:

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Independence - declared and recognized on 1 October 1960.

In US Foreign Policy Failed State Index: 2007 ranked 17, 2010 ranked 14.

Based on a 2009 World Religious survey (Mapping out the Global Muslim Population) 50.4% of Nigeria's population were Muslims,48.2% were Christian , and followers of other religions were 1.4%.

Nigeria is the 12th largest producer of petroleum in the world and the 8th largest exporter, and has the 10th largest proven reserves.

A lesson to learn, 1Malaysia propagated by the PM and a promise of a high income status nation in 2020. Do Learn from Nigeria's Failures. Here are the  news:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Obama strong words against Ahmadinejad, Ignores...

. . . Ignores 1300+ Architects & Engineers for 911 Truth.

September 27, 2010 - A thousand architects and engineers demand we open our eyes on 9/11... 1321 verified architectural and engineering professionals and 9880 other supporters including A&E students have signed the petition demanding of Congress a truly independent investigation.

The petition is open to everyone. http://www.ae911truth.org/

Obama Ignores Japanese Parliament, Who Question 9/11

 September 27, 2010 -  
Daily News @ Revolution News.US ~ Main Japanese Opposition Party Questions 9/11 in Parliament Broadcast on Japanese public TV... Japan's prime minister and main opposition rival clashed on Jan. 9th, 2008 over the controversial naval mission in support of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan as the ruling bloc prepared to force an enabling law through parliament

Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, squaring off in parliament with Democratic Party leader Ichiro Ozawa for the first time since taking office, praised the navy's refueling mission as helping the global war on terrorism and urged the opposition-controlled upper house to vote on it before parliament ends on Jan. 15.

Ozawa insists the refueling mission violates Japan's pacifist constitution, and has not been approved formally by the United Nationsa position Fukuda flatly rejected.

Ozawas Japan Democratic party which is in the opposition tried to block the resumption of the mission, which supplies fuel
and water to US-led forces operating in the Indian Ocean.

It claims that oil supplied by Japanese ships has been diverted for use in
operations in Iraq, an accusation the Americans deny.