Rabu, 11 Mei 2011


Dalam ajang China's Got Talent, seorang nenek berusia 65 tahun menunjukkan bakatnya menari ala Michael Jackson. (Sumber: Youtube.com)


At least 10 people were killed after a magnitude-5.2 earthquake toppled several buildings in southern Spain near the town of Lorca, officials say.
The quake struck at a depth of just 1km (0.6 miles), some 120km south-west of Alicante, at 1847 (1647 GMT), the US Geological Survey reported.
Lines of cars lay crushed under tonnes of rubble and a hospital was evacuated as a precaution.
The quake followed a 4.4-magnitude tremor about two hours earlier.
It is not clear how many people were injured, although Spanish media say there are dozens.
Military deployed Spanish TV captured dramatic images of a church bell tower crashing to the ground, landing just metres from a cameraman.
Shocked residents and workers rushed out of buildings and gathered in squares, parks and open spaces. Old buildings were badly damaged.
As night fell many people were still too afraid to return to their homes.
"The whole of the centre of Lorca has been seriously damaged," a delegate from the regional government of Murcia told national radio.
"There are thousands of very disorientated people."
A doctor told the online edition of El Pais that she and her colleagues went into the streets and treated people with serious injuries, many of them "unconscious".
"The ambulances could not reach them. They took more than 40 minutes," the doctor said.
Angel Dominguez, a translator based in Lorca, tweeted: "A friend of ours was in the main avenue of Lorca - she saw debris falling down on pedestrians. The poor girl was shocked."
The earthquakes were felt over a wide area.
"Unfortunately, we can confirm... deaths due to cave-ins and falling debris," Lorca Mayor Francisco Jodar told radio station Ser.
"We are trying to find out if there are people inside the collapsed houses," he added.
A number of aftershocks have been felt in the region after Wednesday's quake, and authorities fear the death toll could rise.
Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has deployed emergency military units to the scene, the Spanish news agency Efe reported.
Mr Zapatero was in a meeting with Spanish King Juan Carlos when he was informed of the quake, the premier's office said in a statement.
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Madrid says the quake is the most serious to hit Spain in about 50 years.
Spain has hundreds of earthquakes every year but most of them are too small to be noticed.
Murcia is the country's most seismically active area and suffered tremors in 2005 and 1999.
Murcia is close to the large faultline beneath the Mediterranean Sea where the European and African continents meet.


Authorities in California say a shooting inside a parking garage at San Jose State University left three people dead, including the suspected gunman.

Authorities do not believe Tuesday night's shooting was random although they have not released a possible motive.

School officials say students on the rest of the campus were never in danger.

It's not clear whether the shooting victims and the suspect were students at the school. Their identities have not been released.

Campus police say they were alerted to the shooting on the fifth floor of the campus's main garage around 8:36 p.m. The six-story structure also houses the school's student services center.


Berita Microsoft akan mengakuisisi Skype akhirnya terbukti kebenarannya, meski prediksi jumlah pembayaran sedikit meleset. Vendor software terbesar di dunia itu telah setuju untuk membeli Skype dengan harga USD 8,5 miliar (sekitar Rp 72 triliun).

Microsoft resmi mengumumkan kesepakatan tersebut dalam rilisnya pada media. Pencaplokan Skype diyakini bakal membuat Microsoft jadi pemain
yang kuat dalam layanan komunikasi internet berbasis video dan suara.

Pembelian sejumlah USD 8,5 miliar ini adalah akuisisi terbesar Microsoft dalam tiga dekade terakhir. Akuisisi termahal sebelumnya terjadi kala Microsoft membeli perusahaan marketing digital aQuantive di 2007, senilai USD 6 miliar.

Meski Skype memiliki jumlah utang USD 686 juta, persetujuan tersebut dinilai tetap bakal menguntungkan bagi Microsoft. Diyakini, Skype nantinya akan terintegrasi di Microsoft Live.

Seperti detikINET kutip dari PCWorld, Rabu (11/5/2011), Microsoft menyatakan pula bahwa Skype akan mendukung berbagai lini produk Microsoft seperti Windows Phone 7, Xbox dan Kinect.

"Skype adalah layanan fenomenal yang dicintai jutaan orang di seluruh dunia. Bersama-sama, kami bisa menciptakan masa depan komunikasi real time sehingga memudahkan orang terhubung dengan keluarga, teman, klien dan kolega di seluruh dunia," ucap CEO Microsoft, Steve Ballmer.