KONFRONTASI - Satu keluarga keturunan Cina, kepala keluarga adalah pak Edy membawa sekaligus istri dan empat anaknya untuk masuk ke dalam agama islam. Saat ditanya pak Edy, apakah masuk islam ada paksaan dari luar dirinya? Pak Edy menjawab, atas kesadaran sendiri. Saat ditanya istrinya juga, atas kesadaran sendiri. Saat ditanya kedua putrinya, apakah ada paksaan dari ayahnya, bapak Edy. Kedua putrinya menjawab, atas kesadaran sendiri. Dua putranya saat ditanya, apakah ada paksaan atau bujukan dari sang Ibu? Mereka menjawab juga atas kesadaran sendiri.
KONFRONTASI - British Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt, who took the position two weeks ago, has used her maiden speech to plead for more military funding by citing Russia and China as threats, following what has become a trend in the UK’s foreign policy of recent months.
In a bid to provide a strong first impression, Mordaunt outlined a post-Brexit world where the “global Britain” would play the role of a “protector” and a “problem solver” in the face of emerging threats.
KONFRONTASI - A man armed with a kitchen knife has stabbed nearly a dozen children at a kindergarten in southern China, wounding at least three of them seriously.
Local authorities said on Wednesday that the man "sneaked into" the school in the southern autonomous region of Guangxi Zhuang mid-afternoon and stabbed the children before being detained at the scene by police.
State broadcaster CCTV said on social media that the assailant allegedly climbed a wall to enter the facility.
KONFRONTASI-Chinese state media has warned the U.S. president-elect against isolationism and interventionism, calling instead for the United States to actively work with China to maintain the international status quo.
President-elect Donald Trump threatened to tear up trade deals and pursue a more unilateral foreign policy under his "America First" principle during a tempestuous election campaign.
"Jews and Arabs should settle their differences in a Christian manner." That famous line by Charels Durning, the Governor of Texas, in Colin Higgins' film, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, received a bit of tweak during the recent visit to the Middle East of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Now it appears that Iranians and Arabs might settle their differences in a Chinese manner.
KONFRONTASI - In the process of artificial cloning, unlike the natural fertilization process, the DNA of an animal cell is extracted and implanted into another animal egg cell, whose DNA has already been removed, and is allowed to grow just like a natural egg cell. The result of this process is producing an offspring that is the genetically identical copy of the first animal.
KONFRONTASI - A Chinese app developer has apologized to US-based computer giant, Apple, for developing applications that can collect users’ private data.
The announcement came on Tuesday after Apple said it had scrapped from its online store more than 250 applications that collect personal data in violation of the company's privacy policies, AFP reported.
KONFRONTASI - Crude prices have fallen amid increasing supply glut as well as weakening Chinese equities.
Brent crude for October fell 75 cents to $48.86 a barrel on Monday. US oil for October plunged 70 cents and was traded $45.35 per barrel.
Crude prices have declined nearly 60% since June 2014 over a global supply glut.
Also, the prices have fallen in recent weeks amid concerns over the turmoil in the world’s second largest economy, China.
Chinese stocks plunged nearly 12 percent back in August, causing turmoil in the global stock markets.
KONFRONTASI-A passenger ship carrying 458 people, many elderly Chinese tourists, sank in the Yangtze River in a storm late on Monday and only about 20 had been rescued so far, state media said, in what could be one of China's worst disasters for years.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered that no efforts be spared in rescue work, although the official Xinhua news agency said bad weather was making rescue efforts more difficult.
Premier Li Keqiang was heading to the scene of the accident in central Hubei province, Xinhua said on Tuesday.
KONFRONTASI-A Chinese teenager has been left in intensive care after trying to cure his internet addiction by cutting off his own hand.
The 19-year-old from Nantong, Jiangsu province used a kitchen knife to sever his left hand, local media reports.
The teen, known only by his last name Wang, had sneaked out of his family home to avoid alerting his parents, and chopped his hand off sitting on a public bench.
'We cannot accept what has happened. It was completely out of the blue. He was a smart boy,' his mother told reporters, according to The Telegraph.