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G-20: Manmohan Singh holds bilateral with Mexican President, British PM (Lead: PM)
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh held bilateral meetings with Mexican President Felipe Caldersn, and British Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of the commencement of the G-20 Summit here today. ANI

G-20 Summit "Shared Growth Beyond the Crisis" gets underway in Seoul
The fifth G-20 summit got underway in South Korean city Seoul here amid sharp difference of opinions among the participating members on measures to sustain the global recovery. ANI

Brit housewife is UFO magnet after 17 encounters with aliens
A British housewife has become known as a UFO magnet after she claimed that she has been visited at least 17 times by them, with five such episodes being up close. ANI

Now, a bra that lifts not only the bust but also Japanese tourism!
A women's underwear maker in Japan has unveiled a bra that it hopes will not only lift spirits and bust lines, but also support the country's tourism sector. ANI

Pak must stop training, funding militants for Jammu and Kashmir 'jihad': Editorial
Pakistan must abandon its active involvement in the training and funding of militants in Jammu and Kashmir for cordial relations with India, an editorial in a leading Pakistan newspaper has said. ANI

Pak, Afghanistan 'incubators' of terrorism and extremism: Russian security chief
Pakistan and Afghanistan have become the 'incubators' of terrorism, and pose a threat to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Russian security chief has said. ANI

US cops tame drug-fuelled naked attacker who had mouse up his butt!
A naked man in the US, who attacked, and bit and kicked police officers, who were trying to bring him under control, was discovered to have a whole mouse up his butt. ANI

Zardari's dual office legality challenged in Pak court
A petition has been filed in the Sindh High Court against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari over the legality of holding two offices of interest. ANI

Hindus welcome inclusion of Paganism in UK's Lincolnshire County schools
Hindus have welcomed the reports of Lincolnshire County Council in United Kingdom (UK) allowing its schools to teach Paganism to students along with six other world religions. ANI

Al-Qaeda may pose security threat to annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca: Saudi Arabia
Al-Qaeda may attempt to disturb security during the annual hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabian Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz has said. ANI

British primary school students wore sari on Diwali
Hindus have lauded Thorpe Primary School in Wakefield (West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) for reportedly celebrating Diwali as a classroom topic and have urged all elementary and secondary schools of United Kingdom (UK) to include Diwali celebration as an annual activity. ANI

Kiwi teen charged with trying to have s*x with a cow
A teenager in New Zealand has been charged with trying to have s*x with a cow. ANI

PwC launches inquiry after male staff rate female colleagues in 'viral' email
One of Britain's largest accountancy firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has launched an investigation after male staff at one of its branches in Ireland were found circulating emails rating the attractiveness of their female colleagues. ANI

Money woes causing Brit women to put off having babies
A new research has shown that British women are increasingly putting off having babies because they can't afford to start a family. ANI

Benazir Bhutto's aide's clarion call to PPP government to arrest her assassins
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's political secretary, Nahid Khan, has demanded that the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government must arrest the people behind her assassination. ANI

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa bans Qaeda leader Al-Zawahiri book
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has banned publication and sale of a book written by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in the province. ANI

UK PM Cameron challenges Bush's water boarding saved lives claim
Prime Minister David Cameron has challenged former US President George Bush's claim that the use of water-boarding saved British lives. ANI

Stark naked stripper 'stiletto's' pub owners after drunk on job accusation
A stark naked stripper in Britain is said to have attacked a pub landlord and his wife with a stiletto-heeled shoe after she was accused of being drunk on the job. ANI

Now, one-dog policy to counter Shanghai's burgeoning population
Shanghai city's dog owners could soon adhere to a proposed pet law that says each household can only have one dog, given the high population density and limited living space. ANI

US man arrested for carrying 30 cartridges on PIA's London-bound flight
A 70-year-old American man has been arrested in Pakistan for allegedly carrying 30 cartridges in his luggage at an airport in Lahore. ANI

Ex-Oz FM Downer calls for improved ties with India
Former Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer has said his country's ties with India need to improve; even as bilateral relations with China are the strongest in the Western world. ANI

'US backing for India's UN Security Council seat a diplomatic attack on Pakistan'
Opposition members in the Pakistan National Assembly have described United States' support to India's bid for a permanent seat on the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) as a 'diplomatic attack' on the country. ANI

Pak cabinet slams Obama's support for India's UN Security Council permanent seat bid
Pakistan has passed a resolution against United States President Barack Obama's support of India's bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), saying that it would disturb the balance of power in the region. ANI

Fury over Amazon sale of e-book 'Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure'
Consumers have called for online retail giant Amazon to be boycotted for selling an e-book entitled 'The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure'. ANI

Sex motivated by love and commitment most satisfying, finds study
A new study has suggested that those who seek sexual satisfaction should stop and examine why they are having s*x in the first place. ANI

Former Oz principal jailed for s*x attack on student - again
A former NSW school principal who has already served a term for s*x offences has been jailed again for at least four years for attacking another student. ANI

Prince William and Kate Middleton to wed in 2011
This century's most awaited marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton will take place in 2011, it has been confirmed. ANI

Bush has forgiven Kanye West for calling him 'racist'
Kanye West once said, "George Bush doesn't care about black people," but it seems the Former US President has forgiven him for it. ANI

US state debuts first s*x toy drive-thru window
A s*x shop in Alabama has come up with a novel way of selling its s*x toys - through a drive-up window. ANI

Oz girl, 11, gives birth, while alleged father of baby in 30's is arrested
A girl, aged 11, from a Victorian town, has given birth to a child, while the alleged father of the baby, believed to be in his 30s, has been taken into custody. ANI

New video shows skimpily clad women ushered into Berlusconi's house
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is mortified after a new video emerged showing miniskirted women being ushered into one of his properties. ANI

European cyber defences 'must improve', tests show
Europe needs to do more to prepare itself for cyber attacks, a EU report has concluded. ANI

Ex-German chancellor says Bush 'not telling truth' about Iraq invasion in memoirs
Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has accused former US president George W Bush of "not telling the truth" in his memoirs over claims that he broke his word over support for the Iraq invasion ANI

Sarah and Todd Palin laugh off divorce rumours
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd have rubbished the rumours of a divorce. ANI

Nepal Maoists deny training Indian ultras
Chief of UCPN (Maoist)'s military wing, Barsha Man Pun has denied allegations of providing training to Indian Maoists. ANI

Queen's Facebook page gets 200K fans in just 2 days!
The Queen's face Facebook page has attracted close to 200,000 fans within just two days of its launch. ANI

Finally, ciggie packs in US to carry gruesome pictures!
Taking a stand against smoking, US has also unveiled anti-smoking scare photos on cigarette boxes. ANI

Ex-Oz PM and 'man of steel' Howard is just a footnote in Bush memoirs
Former US president George W. Bush appears to have confined his "deputy sheriff" and ex-Australian Prime Minister John Howard to little more than a footnote in his just-published memoirs-Decision Points. ANI

Over five in ten Americans still view George W. Bush as unpopular: USA Today/Gallup Poll
Over five in ten Americans view former president George W. Bush as unpopular, according to a new USA Today/Gallup Poll. ANI

'Best Job in the World' winner now off on 'Best Expedition in the World'
The man, who won an international competition for "the best job in the world", is now going on what has been called as the best expedition in the world. ANI

Banaz Mahmod 'honour' killing cousins jailed for life
Two cousins who murdered a relative because her family disapproved of her boyfriend have been jailed for life. ANI

Harrods unveils $1m advent calendar
A Harrods department store in Britain has unveiled a luxury advent calendar worth 1 million dollars. ANI

Obama's Asia tour should have included 'strategic partner' Pakistan: Musharraf
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that United States President Barack Obama should have added Pakistan to his Asia trip because of the central role that the country is playing in the war on terror in Afghanistan. ANI

Users write abusive posts about Camilla on Queen's Facebook page
Many Internet users have reportedly targeted Queen's new Facebook page to post abusive messages about the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles. ANI

Cuba says Castro video game will legitimize murder
Cuba has condemned the release of a new video game in which United States special forces try to kill a young Fidel Castro. ANI

Bangladesh empowers mobile courts to stop eve teasing
Mobile courts in Bangladesh have been empowered to prosecute people accused of sexually harassing women, or eve teasing, officials have said. ANI

4 in 10 Brit men watch porn with partner in next room!
A new survey has found out that almost one in ten men use the Internet primarily for watching pornography - and 40 pc of those watch it while their partners are sitting in the next room. ANI

50-yr-old Mexican woman gives birth to gay son's baby
A fifty-year-old Mexican woman has given birth to a child whose biological father is her gay son. ANI

Sri Lanka blocks BBC from travelling to war commission in north
The Government of Sri Lanka government has again blocked BBC News from travelling to the north to attend public hearings of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, which is looking into the country's civil war. ANI

Dungeon dad Fritzl 'planned to kill family in acid bath' to hide crimes
Josef Fritzl planned to kill the family he held in a cellar in an acid bath to hide his crimes, he confessed to a teenage cellmate after his arrest. ANI

UK becomes 'cocaine capital of the western world'
A major international study has revealed that the UK may have become the cocaine capital of the world because the greatest consumers of cocaine in the developed world are the British youths. ANI

Growing India-US ties threat to Pak solidarity: Jamaat-e-Islami
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawar Hasan has termed the growing India-US ties as a serious threat to Pakistan's solidarity. ANI

Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan 'alive and well', claims NATO's southern commander
The Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan is "alive and well," and a true assessment of the progress made to neutralize the latter's threat can only be made in the summer of 2011, the commander of NATO forces in the southern part of the country has said. ANI

Iraq PM Maliki stays in power for second term with help of tentative deal
Iraq Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki will remain the country's Prime Minister for a second term, thanks to leaders reaching a tentative agreement late Wednesday night to create a unity government embracing the country's major ethnic and religious factions, ending an eight-month political impasse. ANI

Musharraf shocker: says swift action against 'popular' terror outfit LeT will 'capsize' Pak
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has called for only "gradual action" against militant groups including the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), saying that they enjoyed sympathy for fighting the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

NYPD counter-terrorism department describes Awlaki as 'most dangerous man in world'
Yemen-based American-born Al-Qaeda suspect Anwar Al Awlaki has been described as "the most dangerous man in the world" by an intelligence research specialist attached with the New York Police Department's counter-terrorism division. ANI

Ink bomb was primed to explode once aircraft reached US eastern seaboard
At least one of the parcel bombs planted on cargo planes heading for Chicago last month was primed to explode once the aircraft reached the eastern coast of the United States. ANI

Manmohan Singh seeks better trade ties with Ethiopia
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has expressed a desire for India and Ethiopia to strengthen their bilateral trade and investment ties. ANI

Musharraf wanted to replace Jinnah's image with his own on Pak currency notes: Jamali
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali has revealed that former President Pervez Musharraf wanted to replace Mohammad Ali Jinnah's image on the country's currency notes with his photo. ANI

God promised Noah global warming wouldn't destroy planet: US politician
A Republican congressman bidding to chair U.S. energy committee has claimed that the planet would not be destroyed by global warming because of a promise God made to Noah. ANI

Got a migraine? Get a 'brow-lift'!
Doctors in the UK seem to have found a unique solution for migraines - a brow lift - and a Brit woman is the first one to have undergone the treatment. ANI

TomTom Strengthens its Presence in India
TomTom, the world’s leading provider of location and navigation solutions, today announces that it is increasing its stake in its Indian joint venture from 60% to 90%. This step underlines TomTom’s commitment to strengthening its presence in India. The company will be renamed TomTom India Ltd. Business Wire India

ZTE Deploys the First 4G/WiMAX Network for ZAPP.PT in Portugal
ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has signed a €30 million contract to supply 3G/4G equipment and services to ZAPP.PT in Portugal, including WiMAX and CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev Business Wire India

150 Classic American Brands for Sale by Racebrook in Unprecedented Auction Featuring Leading Consumer Products and Retail Brand Trademarks
Racebrook, a New York-based private equity firm and auction specialist, is pleased to announce the auction of an unprecedented portfolio of 150 renowned US consumer products and retail brands, each of which offers a unique brand heritage, consumer recognition, and historical relevance Business Wire India

WASITRAC Trade Mission to Follow the High Profile US Presidential Visit to India
WASITRAC: Business Wire India

Love Indonesia: City Directory Goes Mobile
On 1 November 2010, Love Indonesia was selected as a Regional Semi-Finalist by The 2010 Super Apps BlackBerry Developer Challenge which was held by RIM (www.blackberrypartnersfund.com/regionalsemifinalists). Love Indonesia is a directory website for Indonesia (http://www.loveindonesia Business Wire India

Connectiva Systems to Present Catalyst Project on Mobile Data and Application Store Analytics
Connectiva Systems, Inc., a leading provider of revenue optimization solutions, today announced that it will present a Catalyst project, “Mobile Data and App Store Analytics: Increase your revenues by getting to know your customers," hosted by the TM Forum and demonstrated at the 2010 TM Forum Management World Americas. Business Wire India

KSW, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results
KSW, Inc. (NASDAQGM: KSW) has reported financial results for the third quarter of 2010. Business Wire India

Pfizer Animal Health and Easter Bush Research Consortium Establish Partnership Setting New Standard in Animal Health Innovation
A new animal health research collaboration aimed at finding better ways of preventing and managing disease and advancing sustainable animal agriculture and welfare has been announced by Pfizer Animal Health and the Easter Bush Research Consortium (EBRC) – one of the largest veterinary research and education consortiums in Europe. Business Wire India

Linaro gains momentum and demonstrates progress accelerating open source development
Linaro showcases progress and momentum for its collaborative embedded Linux organisation at ARM Techcon in Santa Clara. Business Wire India

Janus Releases Singapore Company Registration Statistics for October 2010
Singapore company registration agency Janus Corporate Solutions, has released a detailed report providing statistical data on the number of Singapore company formations during October 2010 along with an analysis of the profile of the recently incorporated companies. The report also serves to compare the trend in Singapore company registration between September and October 2010 Business Wire India

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