Monday, January 31, 2011

Microsoft warning over browser security flaw...


Microsoft has issued a "critical" warning over a newly-discovered flaw in Windows.

In a security advisory, the company warned of a loophole that could be used by malicious hackers to steal private information or hijack computers.

The bug potentially affects every user of the Internet Explorer web browser - around 900 million people worldwide.

Microsoft has issued a software patch to defend against attacks, and said it was working to develop a long-term fix. More...

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  3. Microsoft debuts 'fix it' program... 

You can't vote wearing your T-shirt, Malaysian Indian told...


Malaysian Indian voter V. Kumaran had to choose between his T-shirt and his vote in a by-election to parliament held Sunday.

The 29-year-old ethnic Indian arrived at the Kampung Paya Merah polling centre here in a blue T-shirt with the words 'BN' emblazoned on its pocket. BN stands for Barisan Nasional, the ruling alliance that eventually won the Tenang by-election.

He was told that he could not enter wearing the T-shirt proclaiming his political preference.

Kumaran, a first-time voter did not heed the instructions as he proceeded to the polling station. He was keen to cast his vote. More...

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"Relive passion - find an affair." Adultery site causes a stir in Denmark...


A dating site for people in relationships is proving very successful, reports TV2.

Only three months after its launch in Denmark, Norway-based dating site victoriamilan.com has reached 60,000 Danish users.

The site, whose slogan is "Relive passion - find an affair", guarantees 100 percent anonymity. Users cannot mention their address or other tother details that could reveal their identity. Pictures must be blurred so that faces cannot be recognised. More...

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Gil Atzmon on German guilt, the Palestinians and multi-culturalism...

The Middle East burns as Washington and Israel watch anxiously...


When I wrote my latest book on the way America dominates the Mideast, I chose the title, American Raj, because this modern US imperium so closely resembled the famed Indian Raj – way the British Empire ruled India.

As I predicted in this book, and in a column last April, Egypt was headed for a major explosion. America’s Mideast Raj is now on fire. Whether it survives or not remains to be seen.

One cannot escape a sense that we may be looking at a Mideast version of the 1989 uprisings across Eastern Europe that brought down its Communist regimes and then the Soviet Union. Americans should be uneasy seeing crowds of Egyptians pleading for freedom and justice watched over by US-supplied tanks. More...

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  2. Authoritarian governments start stockpiling food to fight public anger...
  3. International arrest warrant issued for ousted Tunisian president...
  4. Self-immolation protests spread in the Arab world as Saudi man sets himself on fire...
  5. US fighter jets pound Sa'ada in Yemen, kill 120...
  6. Saudi prince tells royal family to flee the coming revolution before it's too late...  

City in Bangladesh pays beggars "daily wage" to keep them off streets...


The authorities in Bangladesh's city of Chittagong say they will pay beggars a daily wage to keep them off the streets during next month's Cricket World Cup.

Some 300 disabled beggars would be paid about $2 (£1.20) a day for three months to compensate them for their loss of earning, Mayor Mansur Alam said.

He added that the beggars would also be given a chance to move into rehabilitation centres. More...

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  5. Student in India beaten up for refusing to beg!!! 

Australian pubs ask for fingerprints if you want a drink...


THOUSANDS of clubbers and pub patrons are being forced to submit to fingerprint and photographic scans to enter popular venues, seemingly unaware of the ramifications of handing over their identity.

Biometric scanners, once the domain of James Bond movies, are flooding the pub market as the fix-all solution to violence and antisocial behaviour. The pubs are exerting more power than the police or airport security by demanding photos, fingerprints and ID. Police can only do it if they suspect someone of committing a crime and they must destroy the data if the person is not charged

Yet one company boasts that the sensitive information collected about patrons can be kept for years and shared with other venues in the country - in what appears to be a breach of privacy laws. More...

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More pressure on UN climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to quit...


According to some people the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a marvelous organization – so marvelous it should be regarded as a prototype. A month ago, therefore, the UN General Assembly formally created the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

As the press release explains, this body will be an “IPCC for Nature” which will:

…in many ways mirror the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which has assisted in catalyzing worldwide understanding and governmental action on global warming.

There’s just one problem. The IPCC model is utterly dysfunctional. It is a screeching, flashing, billboard-sized example of influence without accountability. For proof of this statement, one need look no further than the IPCC’s chairman, Rajendra Pachauri. More...

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White chicken in America, dark chicken in Russia...

There's no question that Americans overwhelmingly prefer white chicken meat to dark. We eat chicken almost 10 times a month on average—according to data from 2007— but on less than two of those occasions do we choose chicken legs, thighs, or drumsticks. At the household level, this isn't problematic; families can buy prepackaged white meat instead of whole birds. But magnify this preference millions of times over on a national scale, and the imbalance could, theoretically, lead to canyons of perfectly edible chicken going to waste.

Historically, Russia has helped keep this hypothetical from becoming a reality. Through a miracle of yin-and-yang cultural predilections, Russians actually like gamier dark meat. And since the collapse of the former Soviet Union, they have imported it in stunningly large quantities. In 2009 alone Russia doled out $800 million for 1.6 billion pounds of U.S. leg quarters. More...

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  5. Hatchery Horrors: unwanted chicks crushed to death...  

The Company will be pleased if you start another war...

Iran condemns two to death over porn sites...


 Iranian courts on Sunday sentenced two people to death for running porn sites, prosecutor general Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said, quoted on the Islamic republic’s official IRNA news agency.

‘Two administrators of porn sites have been sentenced to death in two different (court) branches and (the verdicts) have been sent to the supreme court for confirmation,’ Dolatabadi said, without naming the two convicts.

Last December, Canada expressed concern over the reported death sentence handed down to an Iranian-born Canadian resident for allegedly designing an adult website. More...

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  5. China shuts down 60,000 porn sites and arrests 5,000 people...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Petition against breast ironing in Cameroon...


In a desperate attempt to prevent sexual assault and teen pregnancy, Cameroonian mothers are literally ironing their daughters' breasts with hot stones to make them less attractive.

Breast ironing is not an acceptable form of pregnancy prevention or a replacement for sex education.

The ritual affects a quarter of all women in Cameroon and as soon as they show signs of puberty, sometimes as young as nine. The girls cry as they're held down and scalding hot stones are pressed onto their breasts. More...

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  4. Labiaplasty, deforming the vagina... (Graphic)
  5. I hate my large breasts... 

Student arrested in Karachi for blasphemy claims cousins from Norway brainwashed him...


Shahrah-e-Noor Jahan police station has registered a blasphemy case against a student.

The police said Muhammad Samiullah, an intermediate student, was arrested on January 28, 2011 on the complaint of chief controller intermediate board, who alleged him for writing derogatory remarks in his answer sheets against Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

He said that Samiullah, who was the resident of Mujtaba Colony Malir Halt, violated the blasphemy laws of the country as he expressed unacceptable remarks against Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in his three answer sheets (Urdu, Islamiat and Physics). More...

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Lone Gurkha takes on 40 robbers, kills 3 of them, and saves girl from being raped! Wow!


Gorkha soldiers have long been known the world over for their valor and these khukuri-wielding warriors winning the British many a battle have become folklore.

A retired Indian Gorkha soldier recently revisited those glory days when he thwarted 40 robbers, killing three of them and injuring eight others, with his khukuri during a train journey. He is in line to receive three gallantry awards  from the Indian government.

Slave girl Morgiana in the Arabian Nights used her cunning to finish off Ali Baba´s 40 thieves, but Bishnu Shrestha of Baidam, Pokhara-6 did not have time to plot against the 40 train robbers. He, however, made good use of his khukuri to save the chastity of a girl and hundreds of thousands in loot. More...

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The Egypt protests in pictures...

In Saudi Arabia, if you're excited about the birth of your son, don't hug and kiss the female doctor!!! Oh la la...


A Saudi man who was delighted by the birth of his first son nearly went to court after he hugged and kissed the female doctor who delivered his wife, newspapers reported on Sunday.

The man, with five daughters, waited impatiently at the hospital in the western port of Jubail after his wife went into labour and was admitted to the gynecology section, they said.

When he was told that he got a boy, he happily rushed towards the female doctor, hugged and kissed her, the papers said.

But the doctor's reaction caught the elated father completely off guard.

She reported him to the police and was nearly taken to court before she accepted his apology in front of hospital employees.  Source...

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Authoritarian governments start stockpiling food to fight public anger...


Commodities traders have warned they are seeing the first signs of panic buying from states concerned about the political implications of rising prices for staple crops.
However, the tactic risks simply further pushing up prices, analysts have warned, pushing a spiral of food inflation.

Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera bureau...


The Egyptian authorities are revoking the Al Jazeera Network's licence to broadcast from the country, and will be shutting down its bureau office in Cairo, state television has said.

"The information minister [Anas al-Fikki] ordered ... suspension of operations of Al Jazeera, cancelling of its licences and withdrawing accreditation to all its staff as of today," a statement on the official Mena news agency said on Sunday.

In a statement, Al Jazeera said it strongly denounces and condemns the closure of its bureau in Cairo by the Egyptian government. The network received notification from the Egyptian authorities on Sunday morning. More...

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  5. The day that Egypt unplugged the Internet... 

Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein gets $15m pay award...


Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs Group has tripled the base salary of chief executive Lloyd Blankfein to $2m (£1.3m), up from $600,000.

And company filings show he was also awarded shares currently worth $12.6m, a 42% hike from the the stock bonus he received for 2009.

It comes even after the bank's profit fell 38% in 2010 to $8.35bn.

Banks were pressed to reduce bonuses in 2009 after the 2008 global economic collapse, largely blamed on bankers. More...

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Theyyam, a ritual dance in Kerala, India...

Young couple stoned to death in Afghanistan...


Horrific video footage has emerged of Taliban insurgents stoning a couple to death for alleged adultery in northern Afghanistan.

Hundreds of villagers can be seen on the video standing around as the woman, Siddqa, is buried up to her waist in a four foot hole in the ground.

Two mullahs pass sentence before the crowd begins to throw rocks at her head and body as she desperately tries to crawl free. Video + photos...

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American admirer of Gandhi sets himself on fire in India...


On a cold night in a quiet town, 71-year-old Jeff Knaebel crept into the ruins of an ancient Buddhist meditation center in northern India, doused himself with a flammable liquid and set himself alight to protest what he called cruelty in the United States and India.

It was a political ending for a political man: an admirer of pacifist freedom fighter Mohandas K. Gandhi and a retired mining engineer who had railed against the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in speeches and blogs.

In 2009, he stood at New Delhi's memorial to Gandhi and ripped up his U.S. passport, symbolically renouncing his American citizenship. "I am not a citizen of any government. I renounce all of them," he said in a statement. But later efforts to gain Indian asylum and then citizenship were denied, and he spent his last months wandering northern India, moving frequently to avoid arrest for not having legal documents, friends said. More...

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The US agents tracking down sex tourists in Cambodia...


Sihanoukville looks like paradise, or at least a decent, low-rent version. Golden beaches, swaying palm trees, cheap alcohol and shimmering sea.

Retired American pharmacist Ronald Adams had come here for the good life - setting up a beachside cafe. But one morning last February Adams' personal vision of paradise was shattered, when officers from the Cambodian National Police raided his apartment.

They found a collection of sex aids, child pornography on DVDs and a variety of illegal drugs. Adams was accused of drugging and raping a 12-year-old girl. More...

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  6. Pilgrimage centres in India turning into sex havens for tourists... 

Muslim peer condemns cousin marriages in Britain...


BRITAIN'S first Muslim peer last night attacked arranged first-cousin marriages for contributing to a spate of sex crimes committed by Pakistani men.

Lord Ahmed of Rotherham said the marriages were being used by depraved young men as an excuse to prey on “vulnerable girls”.

His comments follow a succession of court cases where Asian men have been prosecuted for targeting white teenage girls. More...

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  5. South Asian 'slave brides' causing concern in UK...
  6. In Britain, 700 children are born with genetic disabilities each year because of cousin marriages... 

Margaret Thatcher held secret meetings with Indian mystic?


Margaret Thatcher held secret meetings with a controversial Indian mystic soon after she became leader of the Tory opposition.

The Iron Lady, who was renowned for her no-nonsense direct approach, conversed with self-proclaimed faith healer and preacher Sri Chandraswamy in 1975 in her Commons office.

And the future Prime Minister was so impressed with his apparent powers that she agreed to his request to wear a special red dress and a battered talisman around her wrist to a second meeting.

There, it is claimed the bearded guru correctly predicted that she would come to power within four years and remain there for more than a decade. More...

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  4. A very ungodly week for India's godmen...
  5. The King of America, Sun Myung Moon... 

Airline in Thailand recruits 'Ladyboys' as air hostesses...


PC Air, which has yet to take to the skies, selected three "Ladyboys" in its first round of hiring this week to promote equal opportunities for what is dubbed the "third sex" in Thailand.

Peter Chan, the new airline's boss, is enthusiastic about his groundbreaking move because of the opportunities it would afford transsexuals.

"I think these people can have many careers – not just in the entertainment business – and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess," he said. "I just made their dream come true. Our society has changed. It's evolution. I'm a pioneer and I'm sure there will be other organisations following my idea." More...

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India angry over students radio-tagged in the USA...


More than a dozen Indian students from among hundreds who have been scammed by a dodgy university in California have been radio-tagged with tracking devices in an action New Delhi described as "unwarranted," and asked to be removed even as angry community activists said it is a violation of their rights and dignity.

Authorities from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) who interrogated scores of Indian students who were evidently conned by the sham Tri-Valley University in Pleasanton, California, left radio-tracking devices on the ankles of several victims. The students said officials told them the devices, fitted with GPS technology, were meant to keep track of their movements while the administration examined their cases. More...

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  5. Outcry in France over RFID baby tags...
  6. Secret human RFID implanting how and why (video) 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Yong's story: young Malaysian drug offender fights for life in Singapore...

Man subjected to body cavity search at traffic stop in broad daylight...

 Atlanta Police Chief George Turner called a special meeting Friday with members of the department's Red Dog unit following allegations of inappropriate conduct by some of its members.

Turner spoke to Channel 2 Action News reporter Eric Philips after the meeting. Philips was the first reporter to investigate the victims' claims and began piecing together the story after two men came forward and complained about possible officer misconduct during a June traffic stop on Fulton Street.

(...)

In an exclusive interview with Philips, the passenger in the car said members of the Red Dog unit pulled over his friend's vehicle and forced the driver, Shawn Venegas, to pull down his pants on the side of the road in broad daylight. He says officers conducted a body cavity search for drugs on Venegas. No drugs were ever found, passenger Brian Kidd said.

“They went to his bottom part. That’s as low as you can go. I don’t think anybody should be subjected to that kind of search,” Kidd said. “I had to look away because I couldn’t watch my friend be done like that.” Full story...

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  5. Rape victims in India still undergoing the "two-finger" test! WTF!
  6. Cops shoot and kill dog in front of a child. WTF!

Man in Pakistan chops off wife's hands for giving birth to fourth daughter. WTF!



A man chopped off his wife’s hands after she gave birth to their fourth daughter.

Illah Abad resident Musarrat is the mother of four daughters and said that she had been abused by her husband ever since she gave birth to her fourth daughter.

“My daughter was born nearly two months ago and ever since he has tortured me,” she told doctors and police before she collapsed. Musarrat delivered a baby girl one and half months ago and her husband Altaf detained her with her daughters in a single room of the house. “We were all locked up for nearly two months and every day we would dread the time he returned home,” she told the police. More...

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  5. Woman in India forced to have 6 abortions because in-laws did not want female child.  

Malaysia releases 6,000 genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue fever...


Malaysia has released 6,000 genetically modified mosquitoes designed to combat dengue fever, in a landmark trial slammed Wednesday by environmentalists who say the experiment is unsafe.

In the first experiment of its kind in Asia, about 6,000 male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were released at an uninhabited site in the central state of Pahang, the government-run Institute of Medical Research (IMR) said.

The IMR, which was tasked with carrying out the trial, said the experiment was conducted on December 21 to "study the dispersal and longevity of these mosquitoes in the field". More...

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  5. Pigs refuse to eat genetically modified corn... 

Egyptians: We will not be silenced...

Don't let Facebook get you into trouble...


These days, Facebook may be the single best way online to keep in touch with friends, associates, far-flung family members, and people with similar interests. But if you're not careful, it's probably also the site most likely to get you into trouble.

Virtually every week, there's another news report about employers using Facebook to evaluate or screen employees or potential employees, making assumptions about character, trustworthiness, or conduct based upon Facebook postings or 'friends.' Girlfriends and boyfriends, husbands and wives, friends and neighbors can check out each other's Facebook pages with ease, possibly jumping to erroneous conclusions about what shows up. So how can you enjoy what Facebook has to offer while limiting your risk? Follow these steps. More...

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  5. "Facebook is the most dangerous assault weapon in the world..." 

Ben Ali jokes sweep Tunisia...


Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali goes to buy new boots. As soon as he enters the shop, the salesman hands him a pair. “How did you know my size?” asks Ben Ali. The answer: “You’ve stomped on us for 23 years, how can we not?”

Two weeks ago, the only time Tunisia’s dared mention Ben Ali’s name, was to praise him. Now, he is the butt of jokes, of online caricatures and of songs even aired on state TV.

Ben Ali fled Tunisia on Jan. 14, after weeks of protests demanding freedom from police rule. More...

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  4. Tunisia: the un-Islamic revolution... 

Monk in Bhutan faces jail for smoking...


A Buddhist monk could face five years in prison after becoming the first casualty of a stringent anti-smoking law in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, which vows to become the first smoke-free nation.

The monk has been charged with consuming and smuggling contraband tobacco under a law that came into force this month, the newspaper Kuensel reported Friday, having been caught in possession of 72 packets of chewing tobacco.

Bhutan, where smoking is considered bad for one’s karma, banned the sale of tobacco in 2005. But with a thriving smuggling operation from neighboring India, the ban failed to make much of an impact. More...

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  4. New York plans to ban smoking outdoors... 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Protests and chaos in Egypt...

Malawi to outlaw ... farting! What???


Breaking wind is set to be made a crime in an African country.

The government of Malawi plan to punish persistent offenders 'who foul the air' in a bid to 'mould responsible and disciplined citizens.'

But locals fear that pinning responsibility on the crime will be difficult - and may lead to miscarriages of justice as 'criminals' attempt to blame others for their offence.

One Malawian told the website Africanews.com: 'My goodness. What happens in a public place where a group is gathered. Do they lock up half a minibus? More...

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  2. Oh boy! Footballer booked for ... farting!!!
  3. Malawi fights cholera ... with catapults!!!
  4. In Malawi they eat mice...
  5. Goat jailed in Germany for traffic offence!!! 

Egypt protests escalate in Cairo, Suez and other cities: foreign journalists arrested...


Anti-government protests are increasing in intensity across Egypt, as police clash with demonstrators in several cities demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

In Cairo, police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds, who responded by throwing stones.

People also took to the streets in the coastal cities of Suez and Alexandria.

The government has warned of "decisive measures". There has been disruption to internet and mobile phone services. More + video...

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  5. Self-immolation protests spread in the Arab world as Saudi man sets himself on fire... 

India raids “living Buddha” over alleged illegal funds...


Indian Police raided the monastery of a “living Buddha” touted as a possible successor to the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in a probe over possible illegal funds, officials said on Friday.

The action, nearly a day of searches ending on Friday, was the latest crackdown on corruption in high places.

Police said they came across a “big quantity of cash” in the raid on the monastery of the Karmapa Lama, who a decade ago fled Tibet for the north Indian town of Dharamsala. More...

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  4. Foxy "monk" stole thousands from monastries!!!
  5. Priest stole from church funds ... to pay for porn!!! 

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev spends £26m on luxury yacht...

Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, has spent £26m on a super-yacht with whirlpool baths, an artificial waterfall and a cinema.

The 177 foot-long Sirius has quarters for 12 crew and a range of 5,000 miles.

The Kremlin bought the boat last year from the Proteksan-Turquoise company in Istanbul, the Guardian reports. It is believed to be a replacement for the current presidential yacht, which is due to be decommissioned. More...

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  2. Zimbabwe starves, but Grace Mugabe is shopping in Hong Kong...
  3. The Sultan of Brunei's brother and the X-rated sex trophies...
  4. £15,000 for a haircut??? For the Sultan of Brunei that's no big deal...
  5. EU spent £250,000 on personal shower for Nicolas Sarkozy - which he didn't even use... 

The economics of happiness...

The day that Egypt unplugged the Internet...


About a half-hour past midnight this morning in Egypt, the Internet went dead.

Almost simultaneously, the handful of companies that pipe the Internet into and out of Egypt went dark as protesters were gearing up for a fresh round of demonstrations calling for the end of President Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30-year rule, experts said.

Egypt has apparently done what many technologists thought was unthinkable for any country with a major Internet economy: It unplugged itself entirely from the Internet to try and silence dissent. More...


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Google and blogger sued by fish head curry restaurant...


The director of a fish head curry restaurant which is recommended by Lonely Planet is suing a blogger and Google for defamation.

Jothys Sdn Bhd director Tharumaraj Sivaperumal filed a RM6mil civil suit at the Kota Kinabalu High Court, naming blogger Poh Huai Bin as the first defendant and California-based Google Inc as the second defendant.

The suit filed on Monday is over allegedly defamatory statements made about Jothys Fish Head Curry Restaurant here which was posted in May last year by Poh, who is originally from Sibu, Sarawak and now resides in Kuala Lumpur. More...

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Slackistan film banned in Pakistan...


Slackistan, a British-made movie about young people living in Islamabad, has been banned in Pakistan because of scenes showing swearing and drinking.

But its director, London-based Hammad Khan, has told the BBC he is refusing to make changes demanded by Pakistan's Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC).

"I am not interested in making a film that suits them," he said. More...

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Oil, oil, and oil. America has more oil than any other nation...


OIL—you better be sitting down when you read this ! !

Here’s an astonishing read. Important and verifiable information :

About 6 months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil and one of the Forbes Bros. was the guest. The host said to Forbes, “I am going to ask you a direct question and I would like a direct answer; how much oil does the U.S. have in the ground?” Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, “more than all the Middle East put together.” Full story...

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US Justice Department seeks to have all web surfing tracked...


The US Justice Department wants Internet service providers and cell phone companies to be required to hold on to records for longer to help with criminal prosecutions.

"Data retention is fundamental to the department's work in investigating and prosecuting almost every type of crime," US deputy assistant attorney general Jason Weinstein told a congressional subcommittee on Tuesday.

"Some records are kept for weeks or months; others are stored very briefly before being purged," Weinstein said in remarks prepared for delivery to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. More...

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What will they tax next?

Online media under threat in Malaysia...


Many had expected Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to be more stringent in enforcing controls a la Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the media. Few expected that he would be worse than Mahathir.

Yesterday, the Home Ministry announced that the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA) - the mother of all censorship laws - would be amended to cover online content. Its secretary-general Mahmood Adam said the changes will plug loopholes in the law.

There is no doubt that Malaysiakini and other online media have gained from the 'loophole', derived from Mahathir's pledge not to censor the Internet in 1995 as he kick-started the Multimedia Super Corridor project. More...

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He demands £300k from Facebook after losing all of his friends!!! It's because I'm a Muslim, he says...


Mustafa Fteja alleges in court papers his account was removed without warning and has not been allowed back on.

The 39-year-old New Yorker claims, as a consequence, he has been unable to contact most of the 340 friends he built up, many of them members of his extended family in Montenegro.

Mr Fteja also claims he has lost access to dozens of personal photos posted on the site. More...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Inmate makes $10,000-a-month selling narcotics and tobacco!!!


Prosecutors are investigating whether an inmate ran a "$10,000-a-month" contraband business inside Northampton County Prison that sold narcotics and tobacco to fellow prisoners.

In December, the inmate's cell was searched by corrections officers who uncovered a cellular phone, which is illegal in the prison, according to a search warrant for phone records filed Jan. 10 by a detective with the district attorney's office.

The inmate, a member of the Latin Kings gang, is alleged to be "running the contraband trade inside the prison (narcotics and tobacco)," wrote Detective Barry Golazeski. "The contraband sales inside the prison are alleged to be a $10,000-a-month business." More...

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Armed American kills two gunmen in Pakistan...


A U.S. consulate employee shot and killed two gunmen in self-defence in the Pakistani city of Lahore Thursday, police said.

The American was stopped at a traffic light when two men riding a motorbike stopped near his car.

"The American told us that he opened fire in self-defence after one of the men pulled out pistol," Lahore police chief Aslam Tarin told Reuters.

The two gunmen sustained injuries and both later died in hospital. More...

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How to spot a terrorist! DHS shows you how to spot "suspicious" behaviour...