KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact with air traffic control early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later.
Trees of Bangalore - Garden City says it with flowers
“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky..." wrote poet Kahlil Gibran. Trees take little and give a lot. They are the heart, the limbs, the veins and the lungs of the ecosystem. As if they didn't have enough roles to play, they are also responsible for making every scene and scape beautiful. We are nothing without trees around us. Bangalore has always been known for its tree cover, but the words Bangalore and trees can't be used in the same sentence without a 'sigh'. Thousands of trees have been felled to make way for new roads and localities, the bane of a fast-developing city. However, for a brief time during January to May, the very trees our people gladly chop down give us an opportunity to feast our eyes on them, when they spurt the most beautiful and colorful flowers. TEXT AND PHOTOS BY RADHA RANGARAJAN
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By Laura Philomin SINGAPORE (Reuters) - "God is here, God is here," croons Singapore church official Sun Ho as she struts across a neon-lit stage and thousands of people in the congregation pump their hands and sing along. Kong Hee, the church's founding pastor and Sun Ho's husband, then takes the stage. Welcome to one of Asia's most profitable churches: Singapore's City Harvest. With a "prosperity gospel" that blends the spiritual and the material, City Harvest and other Pentecostal megachurches in the wealthy Asian city-state have perfected a popular and lucrative model.
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