Day: July 30, 2011

Xbox addict ‘dies from blood clot’

Source: Yahoo! The family of a budding computer programmer have on Saturday launched a campaign to raise awareness about the health risks of playing online computer games after their son died following a marathon session on his Xbox. A post-mortem revealed that 20-year-old Chris Staniforth — who was offered a […]

Turkey’s military in turmoil as top brass quit

By SIMON CAMERON-MOORE | REUTERS, Arab News ISTANBUL: Turkey faced turmoil within its military on Saturday after the country’s four most senior commanders quit in protest over the detention of 250 officers on charges of conspiring against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government. Chief of General Staff General Isik Kosaner stepped […]

San Cristobal de las Casas

Source: Mexico Today San Cristobal de las Casas is a scenic, well-restored colonial town in the mountains of Chiapas. Hippies from the US, Argentina, and all points in between line the streets selling jewelry and exchanging greetings with traditionally dressed Mayan women selling fruit and their own handicrafts. Its center […]

UK: Islamic extremists set up Sharia law controlled zones in British cities; posters are being posted in the streets and bus stops

Strict: The posters warn passers-by that theyare entering a zone where Islamic rules, such as ‘no alcohol’, are ‘enforced’. ‘We want to run the area as a Sharia-controlled zone and really to put the seeds down for an Islamic Emirate in the long term.’ Source/Credit: Daily Mail UK – Online; 29th July 2011. Photo […]

Envoy contrasts terror in Israel, Norway

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Norway’s ambassador to Israel drew distinctions between the Oslo and Utoya massacres and Palestinian terrorism. Svein Sevje said in an Israeli newspaper interview Tuesday that while the Norwergian bomb and gun rampages that killed 76 people and Palestinian attacks should both be considered morally unacceptable, he wanted […]

Is Machu Picchu reaching its peak?

Source / Credit: Los Angeles Time   Reporting from Machu Picchu, Peru— At the top of the mountain, where an attendant will take your $46 ticket, foot traffic is steady and cellphone reception is excellent. At the bottom of the same mountain, the town teems with pizzerias, tourists chatter in half […]

Foreign families trust Swiss boarding schools

by Susan Vogel-Misicka, swissinfo.ch Switzerland has a long tradition of hosting boarding schools. Today they attract mainly foreign students whose families appreciate this elite form of education. There are some 100,000 students enrolled in private Swiss schools, according to the Swiss Federation of Private Schools (SFPS). They come from all […]

Libya: Time for NATO to disengage

Pravda, Russia. Information from the ground in Libya is very clear. Here is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth: no conjecture, no myths and no propaganda. The fresh news, crystalline pure. No hype, no lies. Ladies and gentlemen, the corporate media have been lying about Libya. […]