Microsoft rolls out Windows 7

October 22, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Microsoft rolls out Windows 7 

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23 — Microsoft Corp. began to roll out Windows 7 operating system on Thursday with the hope of shaking off the negative image created by previous Vista version and maintain its dominance on the global market of personal computer (PC) operating systems.

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Immigrant children at disadvantage in rich countries: UN report

October 22, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Immigrant children at disadvantage in rich countries: UN report 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 23 — The UN Children's Fund ( UNICEF) on Thursday said that many immigrant children and youth in the eight affluent countries are at disadvantage compared with the native children and youth.

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Ousted Honduran president Zelaya's followers block street in Tegucigalpa

October 22, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Ousted Honduran president Zelaya's followers block street in Tegucigalpa 

TEGUCIGALPA, Oct. 23 — Some 150 followers of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya blocked on Thursday morning a street in the north of Tegucigalpa, to protests against the obstructions of the negotiations aimed to restore Zelaya in charge.

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France confirms aid worker kidnapped in Darfur

October 22, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on France confirms aid worker kidnapped in Darfur 

PARIS, Oct. 23 — A French man working for the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) was kidnapped Thursday in Sudan's Darfur region, the foreign ministry confirmed later in the day and asked for an immediate release.

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Garuda leases French liners to fly haj pilgrims to holy land

October 22, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Garuda leases French liners to fly haj pilgrims to holy land 

MEDAN, Oct. 23 — Indonesia's flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will lease wide-bodied aircraft from Paris-based Corsairfly to fly North Sumatra haj pilgrims to the holy land in Saudi Arabia.

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Yusgiantoro vows to manage Indonesia's defense budget more efficiently

October 22, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Yusgiantoro vows to manage Indonesia's defense budget more efficiently 

JAKARTA, Oct. 23 (PNa/Antara) — Newly-installed Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro vowed on Thursday to manage the defense budget as efficiently as possible to give maximum support to the national defense system.

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Sumatran tiger population now only 500 left

October 22, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Sumatran tiger population now only 500 left 

TAPAKTUAN, Oct. 23 — The number of the Sumatran tigers (Phantera Tigris Sumatrae) living in the forests of Sumatra now only 500 left.

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Kuwau bird believed has instinct to detect imminent earthquake

October 22, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Kuwau bird believed has instinct to detect imminent earthquake 

PADANG, Oct. 23 — Kuwau (Argusianus) is the name of a bird believed to have an instinct to detect an imminent earthquake, Coordinator of the West Sumatra relief aid coordinating agency Ade Edwar said in Padang on Thursday.

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Indonesia wishes to build coordination quickly

October 22, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Indonesia wishes to build coordination quickly 

JAKARTA, Oct. 23 — The new coordinating minister for the economy, Hatta Radjasa, said he wished coordination among economic ministers could be built quickly within the first one hundred days of the present administration.

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Immigrant children at disadvantage in rich countries

October 22, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Immigrant children at disadvantage in rich countries 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 23 — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday said that many immigrant children and youth in the eight affluent countries are at disadvantage compared with the native children and youth, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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