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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Adorable pair of panda twins in Schoenbrunner Zoo, Vienna, Australia

An adorable pair of panda twins finally made their public debut at Schoenbrunner Zoo in Vienna on Thursday (December 29). They were born on August 7th and until now they were brought up in a breeding box away from the eyes of the public.

The girl Fu Feng crawled out first and her brother Fu Ban followed. According to a press release from the zoo - the cubs seem curious to discover their new environment and their caring mother doesn't take her eyes of them. The twins were examined by a vet from China who said they're doing well: Fu Feng weighs 8.8 kilograms and Fu Ban is 6.55kg

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Dogs are really man's best friend, accompany owner to emergency room in ...

Peru: Dogs accompany owner to emergency room. They really are man's best friend. After a resident of the central Peruvian coastal city of Chimbote got drunk and hit his head, he needed an ambulance to take him to the area hospital. But a funny thing happened on the way to the trauma room; his two dogs decided to accompany and help their owner. The man, who according to security footage, appeared to be slipping in and out of consciousness, was joined on his ride to the Caleta hospital by his cream and brown-coloured dog. As the video shows, the canines are clearly concerned for their owner, jumping to keep up with his stretcher and nuzzling up against him both in the ambulance and in the hospital. The man was last seeng waiting for his appointment at the hospital, where he was joined by his pets.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

US SnowFall: Below-freezing temperatures, snow and icy roads menace the ...

Below-freezing temperatures, snow and icy roads menaced the U.S. Northern Plains on Monday, (December 26) forcing North Dakota and South Dakota to close major highways and warn people to remain indoors due to a winter storm that also swept across much of the Midwest. Rain and freezing rain also were possible over parts of the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest, where winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings were in effect, the National Weather Service said.

Temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 9 to minus 4 degrees Celsius) were expected from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes. Nearly every highway across North Dakota and the western half of South Dakota was shut down on Sunday night, or no travel was advised, the weather service said. Each state's transportation department reported multiple highway closures as of midday Monday. Bismarck, North Dakota's state capital, was hit by some 12.5 inches (32 cm) of snow, creating difficult conditions for those who had to report to jobs on Monday, a holiday for many in the United States. Bismarck resident Jackson MacDonald spent his morning digging out his car.

"I was in a lot of shock. I just thought to myself, how the heck am I getting out of here?," he said. The snow ended as the temperature plunged to 10 degrees F (minus 12 C), with a "real feel" of minus 20 degrees F (minus 29 C), according to Farther south, rain and thunderstorms were expected ahead of a cold front passing through eastern Texas, the Tennessee and Ohio valleys and in the Northeast, the weather service said.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

NASA crew members sharing Christmas message

NASA released a message from the crew aboard the International Space Station sharing what Christmas meant to them as they flew above Earth on Sunday (December 25) Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough said that the holiday was about family and giving. "We always travel typically to meet up with our family because we're dispersed all over the country. We go home to Georgia quite a bit or Florida or sometimes Colorado to meet up with all of our immediate and distant family members. Always a great time just to get together and share with each other. This season is typically thought of is all about getting things around Christmas but we in our family we try to think of it as the giving aspect giving of our many talents and of our resources and of our time to others less fortunate. It's also a season that I love," Kimbrough said.

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who is on her third long-duration mission to the ISS said that being able to look at the planet Earth has given her a different perspective Christmas."Obviously friends and family are important to all of us," Whitson said. "There is another very important aspect of being on ISIS and that's seeing the planet as a whole. And it actually reinforces I think that the fact that we should live as one people and strive for peace." French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency talked about getting together with his family that included 25 cousins "This year I won't be able to be there of course but I think I'll talk to them. I'll try to give them a call and catchup as much as I can and make the most of this opportunity to look at the earth reflect about what Christmas means to us as individuals, to the world in general. And and I think we'll we'll have we'll have a good time on board ISS and share a Christmas meal together," Pesquet said.

The crew members also discussed what their Christmas meal will be aboard the International Space Station. Pesquet said that he had a special meal prepared by French chefs that included chicken supreme with morel, ox tongue and gingerbread. He said that the meal used ingredients that his grandmother used to cook and will give him a trip down memory lane. Whitson and Kimbrough mentioned other packed meals and drinks they will enjoy include hot cocoa and turkey with cornbread stuffing.

Christmas gift : Festive treat for newborn babies in an Albuquerque hosp...

Several parents in an Albuquerque hospital received a holiday surprise for their newborn babies on Saturday (December 24), local media reported. Hospital employees showed up with the new arrivals placed in colorful keepsake stockings, NBC said. Staff at the Presbyterian Hospital started the holiday tradition 37 years ago. "This is a time, a holiday season where you want to give back and you want to celebrate and you want to do special things. And so, the parents really appreciate it," Albuquerque Presbyterian Hospital official, Debbie Cook said. Four volunteers put together the homemade stockings with matching hats to bring holiday cheer to the families, NBC said.

Santa Claus started his journey across the world to deliver gifts

It's almost Christmas and Santa Claus has started his journey across the world to deliver gifts to to the good boys and girls on his list, at least according to a U.S. military command. In what is an annual tradition, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), a U.S.-Canadian operation based in Colorado Springs, is tracking the jolly red-robed globe trotter as he zips around the world in his sled with his trusty reindeer crew.

The origins of tracking Santa date back to 1955 when a local ad to speak directly with Santa printed the wrong phone number -- instead directing children to a military defense operations center. Tracking Santa grew from there after officers on duty actually fielded the kids questions. These days parents and children can visit NORAD's website and pinpoint his whereabouts with the help of the popular Santa Tracker program.

US SnowFall: Mount Laguna in California gets hit with snow, just a day b...

A snow storm hit California's Mount Laguna on December 24 creating a winter wonderland for residents just a day before Christmas. The heavy snow created dangerous conditions for drivers who were forced to put chains on their cars in some areas. "I was driving a little fast and had to slow down real quick cause it kind of caught me off guard," said resident Joe Scalisi. "Just when it started getting snowy down here, everyone was kind of slowing down so you got to be careful driving."
"It's a memory. It's a cold memory, right? We could be doing worse things," said Natasha Tibbs who braved the cold weather to enjoy the fresh layer of snow. Forecasters say the area is expecting more precipitation on Sunday.

Santa Claus dazzled spectators in Virginia with their water skills on Ch...

Santa Claus and his elves dazzled spectators in Virginia with their water skills on Christmas Eve, Saturday (December 24) in Old Town Alexandria, for a third year in a row. Santa and his reindeer sped by families and children in their water-skis as his elves wowed the children with air flips.The Grinch was ready for action on his jetski with little Cindy Lou following close behind. Water-skiing Santa is a yearly tradition which takes place on the Potomac River and is "the longest-running water-ski Christmas show," according to the website.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas preparation in Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, Florida

Zoo-keepers provided some holiday cheer for a few endangered animals living at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida on December 23. A critically endangered Malayan tiger cub, named Berisi, inspected a Christmas tree hesitantly, before her mom knocked it down. Berisi is the only one of her kind born at the zoo, officials there said. A tapir calf, called Tengahari, also from Malaya and born at the zoo in September, sniffed out her treats, while a southern white rhino calf named Kipenzi chewed on Christmas tree branches. Kipenzi was also born in September and could grow to be as big as 4,500 pounds (2141 kilograms) as an adult.

Dhoni's new car, modified Scorpio with sporty looks


Daring people caught crocodile in Shivpuri, MP, India


CCTV: Breathtaking accident in China's Zhejiang Province

A three-year-old boy who was run over by a truck sustained no severe injuries in Anji County of east China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday. The frightening scene was captured by multiple surveillance cameras. A pedestrian was pushing a stroller across the road while the truck was heading towards the intersection. With a red light and multiple other vehicles crossing the intersection, the truck driver didn't notice until too late. The baby was hit and ended up underneath the truck.

The boy was taken from underneath the truck and given back to his mother. Luckily, he is currently in stable condition. According to the investigation by traffic police, the accident was caused by the truck
driver running the red light."The accident happened at about 13:50 in the afternoon. During our investigation, the driver said that he had not rested at noon and felt tired after over two hours of driving," said Wang Xianggen, a traffic police officer in Anji County. The driver who took full
responsibility for the accident was fined 150 yuan and given six demerit points for driving past the red traffic light.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Thief Beaten by public in Nalanda, Bihar, India


Side effect of note ban;


Sunday, December 18, 2016

VENEZUELA: Support of embattled President Nicolas Maduro, Thousands of V...

Thousands of Venezuelan government supporters, most dressed in red, spilled into the streets of Caracas Saturday (December 17) in support of embattled President Nicolas Maduro.The government rally comes amidst days of protests, some of which have become violent with looting reported in several cities, due to a lack of cash after the socialist government suddenly pulled the nation's largest banknote from circulation in the midst of a brutal economic crisis.

Demonstrators clash with police in Maracaibo, Venezuela

Demonstrators clash with police in Maracaibo,Venezuela.prtester saying, "Last night I had to pay 5,000 Bolivares in bills of 100 to be able to buy some flour to be able to eat. They didn't accept the 100 bills. These don't function. You can't eat with that."

military ceremony was held at airport for 13 soldiers killed in Turkey c...

A military ceremony was held at a local airport for 13 soldiers who were killed in a car bomb attack on a bus carrying off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday (December 17).

Turkey's top military brass attended the ceremony along with families of the soldiers who prayed for their loved ones. The coffins were then moved into a plane to be flown to their homes for families to hold funeral services.Thirteen soldiers were killed and 56 people wounded in the blast near a university campus that comes a week after deadly twin bombings targeted police in Istanbul and may further infuriate a public smarting from multiple attacks by Islamic and Kurdish militants this year, and a failed coup in July.

Save Aleppo: protest in London against Syria's civil war

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in London on Saturday (December 17) protesting Syria's civil war in the wake of the Assad regime's recent major gains against the rebel resistance in the city of Aleppo.

The protesters marched from Trafalgar square chanting "Save Syria" and "Stop the massacre", and are calling for greater action from western leaders to intervene in the five year war. Doctors and nurses also staged their own protest in front of parliament of the United Kingdom, calling on an end to the targeting of medical workers in Syria.

US Snow Fall: dangerous cold across the northern part of United States

The arctic air that has chilled large swaths of the United States for days will culminate this weekend with dangerous cold across the northern part of the country, officials said.

Thousands rally in Turkey near the Syrian border to show solidarity with...

Thousands of activists rallied in the southern Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the border with Syria, on Saturday (December 17) to stand in solidarity with the people of Aleppo, as thousands waited for evacuations to resume in eastern enclaves of the war-ravaged city.

The rally was part of a campaign organised by Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) to dispatch humanitarian aid to stranded people of Aleppo. IHH is working with Turkish Red Crescent and Disaster Management Agency (AFAD) to build camps and deliver aid for Aleppo evacuees in Idlib.

SYRIA GERMANY PROTEST: Hundreds attend Syria solidarity protest in Berlin

Hundreds attend Syria solidarity protest in Berlin PROTESTER, MARION DETYEN, SAYING "In principle we must make sure that the next cities do not suffer a similar fate to Aleppo, that the situation doesn't repeat itself. That will not be done only through fighting Al-Nusra and ISIS: we must also stop Assad's bombing. And the only one who can do that is (Russian President Vladimir) Putin by telling his friend Assad that there is no military solution."


SPAIN SANTA RACE: Thousands of running Santas flooded one of Madrid's ...

Thousands of running Santas flooded one of Madrid's main boulevards on Saturday (December 17) as they took part in a six kilometre race in which amusement and Christmas where the main ingredients. Clad in the traditional red jacket and hat the participants set off from Colon square and ran to Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu and back in a race where organizers aimed to congregate the biggest number of runners dressed in Santa Claus outfits.

S KOREA PROTEST: South Koreans continue massive protest against Presiden...

South Koreans continue massive candlelight protest against President Park Geun-hye, demanding the leader, impeached over a corruption scandal, step down immediately. Organisers of the anti-president rally estimated the crowd at about 300,000. It was largely peaceful, as were the previously rallies, with songs and speeches striking a festive tone mixed with angry calls for her to quit.

Park's presidential powers have been suspended since the vote for impeachment on December 9, which set the stage for her to become South Korea's first elected leader to be thrown out of office. The Constitutional Court must first uphold the motion. "The Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, who is no better than an accomplice in serious crime, should resign too. Far from resignation, however, he is still sticking to President Park Geun-hye's wrong policy. So, hundreds of thousands of people gathered here to require the immediate resignation of Park Geun-hye and Hwang Kyo-ahn, and quick decision of the Constitutional Court for her expulsion," protest leader, Ahn Jin-geol, said.

SKOREA RALLY: Supporters of South Korean President Park Geun-hye on road

Supporters of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who has been impeached over a corruption scandal, rallied on Saturday (December 17) for her reinstatement, countering weeks of large protests calling on her to step down immediately.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have thronged the streets of Seoul on recent weekends, demanding her resignation over the influence-peddling scandal involving a close friend. Another such rally was set for later on Saturday.

Park's presidential powers have been suspended since a December 9 impeachment vote in parliament was passed by a wide margin, which set the stage for her to become South Korea's first elected leader to be thrown
out of office. The Constitutional Court must first uphold the motion.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Silent Maratha Kranti Morcha held in Nagpur, demands reservation in jobs...

The Marathas today took out a 'silent march' as part of their statewide mobilisation to press for demands like reservation in jobs and education for their community. The community is also seeking action against misuse of SC/ST Atrocities Act 1989. It has also denounced the brutal rape and murder of a Maratha girl at Kopardi in Ahmednagar district.

After the Sakal Maratha Samaj, which organised the protest march here, allegedly decided to go alone excluding the Kunbis from the agitation, the Marathas turned out in large numbers to showcase their strength. The march, however, began late by an hour from the historic Reshimbagh ground in South-eastern part of the city. A bust of Maratha warrier Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was placed on the small dais and garlanded on the occasion.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

support for Aleppo : Paris authorities switch off the lights of the Eiff...

Paris authorities switch off the lights of the Eiffel Tower in a show of support for the people of Aleppo.

snow fall in central Oregon, USA

A winter storm has dumped more than a foot and a half of snow on central Oregon-USA, shutting down schools and icing over roads, NBC reported. As temperatures plummeted the National Weather service kept in place a storm warning until December 14.

Cars struggled to navigate the snow doused roads in the city of Bend. Schools in several districts were shuttered and kids took advantage of the day off to go snowboarding just before the winder holiday. State agencies, including courts, were also closed in several parts of the state, local media reported.

Rare Malayan tiger cub playing with mother in Tampa's Lowry Park zoo, Fl...

Three months after her birth, a rare Malayan tiger cub emerged from her den on Wednesday (December 14) at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, The cub, named Berisi, was born on September 11 and spent the beginning of her life in the den with her mother, Bzui. The cub raced around the enclosure, pouncing on her mother and climbing rocks.

Zoo officials said there were only about 250 Malayan tigers left in the wild; the cub and her mother are part of the zoo's participation in the Species Survival Plan.

They said the cub currently weighs about six pounds, but is expected to gain weight rapidly, putting on about ten pounds per month.

TURKEY : anti-Iran protest over Aleppo truce, including Syrians living i...

Hundreds in Turkey hold anti-Iran protest over Aleppo truce
Around 1,000 protesters, including Syrians living in Turkey, demonstrate outside Iran's consulate in Istanbul to denounce the Islamic Republic for imposing new conditions on a ceasefire deal for Aleppo.

SYRIAN PROTESTER LIVING IN ISTANBUL, MARIA ABDULLAH, SAYING: "People of Iran should not accept their government's (policies). They shouldn't remain silent. They should do something. If they don't do it for religion, they should do it for humanity. We are all humans. Even the animals wouldn't do what we humans did in Aleppo."

TURKISH PROTESTER, ERDEM BAS, SAYING:"Hundreds of people, thousands of civilians are being killed including women and children. This massacre is carried out by Iran, a country said to be Muslim. Tonight we are here at Iranian consulate to protest this. We came here with our children. We are here to show that we stand in solidarity with people of Aleppo."

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Beautiful Rafia Qaseem Baig, the first Pakistani woman to join bomb Disp...

A 29-year-old woman Rafia Qaseem Baig from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has become the first Pakistani female to join the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) in the disturbed province that frequently witnesses terror attacks.

Rafia Qaseem Baig, who joined police force as a constable seven years ago, will work in BDU after completing her 15-day training along with 31 other male members at Nowshera's School of Explosive Handling, media reports said.

During her training, she will learn about the types of bombs, their identification and ways to defuse them.

Rafia, who belongs to a highly educated family, said a blast near a sessions court seven years ago motivated her to join the force. She completed her master's degree in International Relations.

Royal Bengal tiger cub leaps over 15-feet-tall fence at Indore zoo a sec...

A 13-month-old tiger cub caused a brief commotion at Indore’s Kamla Nehru zoo on Monday when she scaled a 15-foot-fence and crossed into the buffer zone. Jamuna, a Royal Bengal tiger cub, had leapt onto the fence that keeps her within her enclosure. This was the second time in a fortnight that Jamuna leapt over a fence.

Worlds Cutest twins : Atlanta zoo names twin pandas 'Elegant' and 'Joy' ...

Thousands of giant panda fans from around the world have chosen the names Ya Lun and Xi Lun for the new female twins at the Atlanta zoo, officials said on Monday.

Ya means "elegant," Xi means "happy," and Lun refers to the fluffy black-and-white bears' mother, Lun Lun. The names were announced on the 100th day after their Sept. 3 births, in line with Chinese tradition, Zoo Atlanta said in a statement.

The names were the winning combination from among seven sets supplied by the zoo's partners in China. Ya Lun and Xi Lun earned just over 11,000 of the more than 23,400 votes cast by panda fans globally from Nov. 21 to Dec. 4.

"As we wish Ya Lun and Xi Lun well today, we celebrate the future of their species together," Zoo Atlanta Chief Executive Officer Raymond King said.

Although the International Union for the Conservation of Nature downgraded the giant panda's status to "vulnerable" from "endangered" in September, the species still relies heavily on conservation programs, the zoo said.

Fewer than 1,900 giant pandas are estimated to remain in the wild in China's Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. They are threatened by habitat fragmentation and loss as a result of deforestation and other human activities, the zoo said.

Ya Lun and Xi Lun are the second set of twins for Lun Lun and male Yang Yang, and the pair's sixth and seventh offspring.

Their older brothers and sisters, male Mei Lan, male Xi Lan, female Po and female twins Mei Lun and Mei Huan, live at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China.

The pandas did not attend a ceremony announcing their names since they are still learning to walk. Ya Lun and Xi Lun are expected to make their debut in late December or in January.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Worst accident of the year: Just two second lost three life in Kolkata, ...

Kolkata: a rampaging Sedan jumped a red light and hit two motorbikes before climbing on to the footpath that had a crowd of around 30 pedestrians - mostly children - waiting to cross the road. The incident was reported from the ever busy Delvedere Road-AJC Bose Road crossing, barely a few hundred metres from the PTS at one side and the zoo on the other.

Shocking Video: Man Washed Away in Indian River


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

GREECE Anniversary Clash: Violence erupts in Athens on anniversary of st...

Violence erupts in Athens on anniversary of student killing by police.: Hooded protesters threw petrol bombs and set off fireworks during clashes with Greek riot police in Athens on December 6 on the eighth anniversary of a teenager's killing by police.
The fatal shooting of 15-year-old

Pope Francis lights up the Christmas tree and nativity scene outside the...

Pope Francis lit up - remotely from the Vatican - the Christmas tree and nativity scene in the lower piazza of the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi on December 6.

The ceremony was attended by 31 refugees from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Nigeria and Syria and a Naval officer who participated in the rescue of the migrants in the Strait of Sicily. The refugees stood alongside the local people of Assisi as the Christmas tree was lit up.

A nativity scene had been built into a seven-meter boat used by migrants to travel across the Mediterranean from Tunisia to the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2014.

Strong earth quake hits Aceh off Sumatra, Indonesia

Nearly 100 people have died and hundreds more have been injured after shops and houses collapsed in the Indonesian province of Aceh after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck at 5am (9am AEDT) on Wednesday. In Pidie Jaya regency alone, 125 houses and 14 mosques collapsed and several roads were riven apart. The military commander of Aceh, Major General Tatang Sulaiman said 97 people had been killed from four districts in Pidie Jaya regency.

Winter storm leaves a path of snow in Midwest USA

Parts of the midwest were pounded by a December blizzard that made conditions difficult for drivers on December 6 In Grand Forks, North Dakota, the city has seen a foot (30 centimeters) of snow since last night.

City and private contractors were busy clearing away snow, while windy conditions created poor visibility on the highways.In Moorhead, Minnesota crews worked to clear the road after a semi jack-knifed, blocking traffic for more than an hour.

Authorities are warning motorists to slow down in the southwestern part of the state. Dozens of accidents are happening in several counties on intestates, as well as state roads. The weather and the accidents combined to snarl traffic.Snow in the region is expected to continue through the weekend.

French astronaut Pesquet speaks to schoolchildren from the International...

French astronaut Pesquet speaks to school children from the International Space Station. Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency took part in a live event in-flight event aboard the International Space Station on December 6. The ISS Expedition 50 flight engineer answered questions from the French Academy of Sciences in Paris.

LEBANON RAPE PROTEST: Lebanese women dressed as brides protest against r...

Lebanese women dressed as brides protest against rape law.: Female protesters dressed as bloody and bandaged brides gathered in front of the Lebanese government headquarters on December 6 calling for the abolishment of a law that allows rapists to marry their victims and escape sentencin.

Clash between restaurant staff and customers in Allahabad


Guess : what PM Narendra Modi said to Pranab Mukherjee


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Protest in Myanmar against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

Protesters in Myanmar rallied against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on December 4 after he called for foreign intervention to stop the 'genocide' of Rohingya Muslims in the country.

About 150 people, led by Buddhist monks from the Nationalist Monk Association, gathered in Sule Pagoda in the city of Yangon, holding banners and chanting.

Muslim-Majority Malaysia has been increasingly critical of Myanmar's handling of violence and allegations of state abuses in northern Rakhine state, which has driven hundreds of ethnic Rohingya to flee across the borders to Bangladesh.

It described the violence as "ethnic cleansing" on December 3.

Najib called on the United Nations, the International Criminal Court and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to intervene.

Myanmar's government does not recognise the Rohingya as its citizens.

SPAIN FLOOD: The rains flooded homes, blocked roads and killed two people

Heavy rain and strong winds on Spain's southern coastline of Andalusia prompted the closure of schools in Malaga and Cadiz on December 5.

The rains flooded homes, blocked roads and killed two people on December 4 prompting the Spanish government to issue a public safety warning.

Spain's meteorological service on Sunday issued a "red alert", its highest level of warning for "extreme risk," but has since lowered the warning level to "orange alert" indicating an "important risk."

A 26 year-old woman was found dead on Sunday in the town of Estepona in Malaga on Spain's Costa del Sol, a spokeswoman for Malaga's local government said. A 36 year-old man working for t

RUSSIA STORM SOCHI: Storm crushes on Russia's Sochi


Thousands call for national unity & tolerance in Indonesia, protest agai...

Thousands of Indonesian filled the center of capital Jakarta on December 4 calling for national unity and tolerance in a peace rally, two days after a massive protest against the city's governor.

"We are Indonesia, a diverse nation of various ethnic groups living on different islands. We want to show the world, not only to Indonesia, but to the world that we're here united as one," said Jakarta resident George Agus.

With crowd holding Indonesian national flags and "We are Indonesia" placards gathered near the city's landmark Hotel Indonesia (HI) roundabout, the rally was a stark contrast from December 2 protest where about 150,000 white-clad protesters demanding governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama to be jailed.

Giant Christmas tree lit in Bethlehem: Hundreds of people gathered outsi...

Hundreds of people gathered outside Bethlehem's Church of Nativity on December 3 for the traditional lighting of a giant Christmas tree and colourful fireworks marking the beginning of the festive season.

Bethlehem revered as the birthplace of Jesus attracts thousands of tourists and Christian pilgrims in the festive Christmas time and the city authorities make the lighting of the tree into one of the most memorable celebrations of the year.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Greece's disabled persons are protesting against government policies

Greece's disabled protest over fears of more austerity cuts. "There have been cuts to disability pensions and to the wages of disabled persons, there are also cuts to health care benefits, so as you understand people with disabilities or chronic diseases and their families are facing multifaceted problems, its not just the disability benefits, and all of these have a huge cost for a disabled person and are bleeding him dry and his ability to live normally."

Furious body builder slaps judge after losing competition in Greece

Greek bodybuilder Giannis Magos went all Rick James, Zsa Zsa Gabor on a judge at a bodybuilding competition this weekend ... delivering an open hand power slap after losing the championship.
Magos was reportedly pissed off he didn't win the 2016 IFBB Diamond Cup during the competition in Greece. There are reports he took out his dong before getting violent ... but that part wasn't captured on video.

Thousands protest against legalising same-sex (LGBT) marriage in Taiwan

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the presidential office in Taiwan on Saturday (December 3) to protest against legalising same-sex marriage, while around a dozen supporters of the legislation were also there to express their feelings.

Taiwan's parliament has been discussing a potential amendment to the country's civil code to make same-sex marriage legal.If the law was changed Taiwan would become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.Among the protesters was Chu Wu-hsien, the president of Taiwan's Religious Development Foundation.

France: one of the world's oldest zoo 'La Menagerie' is calling for help...

In the heart of Paris, one of the world's oldest zoos, "La Menagerie", is calling for help to restore one of its historic buildings, which is home to endangered Przewalski's horses.

Opened in 1794, the 222-year-old zoo is located in the city's Jardin des Plantes (Garden of Plants) and houses over 1,000 animals and 180 different species including the flamingo, spotted panther, Asian tapir as well as the Przewalski's horses, a species facing the threat of extinction.

Several of the zoo's buildings were classified as historic monuments in 1993, with the home of the Przewalski's horses constructed under Napoleon III.

North Korea dictator Kim Jong's new pictures in Media


LIVE MURDER : 25 years Pregnant dancer killed at a marriage in Bathinda,...

A 25-year-old woman was killed in celebratory firing during a wedding in Punjab's Bathinda on Saturday evening, the police said. Kulwinder Kaur, who was pregnant, was shot in the stomach while performing on stage. She died on the spot.

Saturday, December 3, 2016