Saturday, July 02, 2011

Abuse of power?: A lady mayor knocks out a sheriff in southern Philippines

People look at bodies of flash floods victims in Davao city in southern Philippines
A fuming mayor punched a sheriff during a demolition operation in the shanties of Davao City in southern Philippines today.
City mayor Sara Duterte is seen in the attached YouTube video to have made hand gestures for Regional Trial Court Sheriff Abe Andres to approach her. Duterte collared Andres and punched him four times.

Somalia becomes the sixth country attacked by US drone planes

Following Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan and Yemen, Somalia became the sixth country to have been attacked by US drone fighter planes when it hit the southern coastal town of Kismayo on 23 June.
The strike that injured two fighters was conducted targeting two senior members of the anti-Somalia government group, al-Shabab, Al Jazeera said.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Ex-Taiwan leader accused for misuse of public funds

Taiwan's former president Lee Teng-hui
A surprised Taiwan former president Lee Teng-Hui was accused on Thursday for misappropriation of public funds during his 12-year term.
The healthy 88-year-old was said to be shocked over the decision of local prosecutors of him pilfering US$7.79 million from national security funds during his presidency between 1988 and 2000, Focus Taiwan News Channel reported.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Behold, Facebook now has 750 million users

Facebook has more than 500 million active users per month
Nearly a year after Facebook announced it reached half a billion users, the popular social networking site now has 750 million active members.
That number makes Mark Zuckerberg’s company cover close to eleven percent of the world's 6.9-billion population.
If Facebook were a country, it will be the third largest after China and India, displacing the US.

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge quartet face trial

A Buddhist monk looks at portraits of victims killed in the former Khmer Rouge regime's S-21 security prison, presently known as Tuol Sleng genocide museum, in Phnom Penh
Standing before a UN-backed tribunal in Phnom Penh are four aging senior members of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge that ruled the country from 1975 to 1979.
In more than 30 years, the quartet—former President Khieu Samphan, "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, former Foreign Minister Ieng Sary and former Social Affairs Minister Ieng Thirith—are facing justice for the first time, The Guardian stated.