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Krishna holds bilateral meetings with Russian, Chinese counterparts
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna today held bilateral meetings with his Russian and Chinese counterparts here and discussed upcoming visits of Russian Prime Minister and Chinese Premier to India among other issues. ANI

India accords high importance to RIC ministerial meet, says S.M. Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna said on Sunday that India accords high importance to the trilateral ministerial meet among Russia, India, China (RIC), as it is going to accord an opportunity to the foreign ministers to discuss issues of bilateral and global importance. ANI

Stapled visa, UNSC membership to figure in India-China bilateral talks, says Krishna
Issuing of stapled visa to the Kashmiris and India's permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council will be top on India's agenda during bilateral meet with China in the Wuhan city. ANI

10th ministerial meet of Russia, India, China to begin today in Wuhan city
The 10th ministerial meeting of Russia, India and China (RIC) will be held here in Wuhan city of China on Sunday. ANI

Ponzie King Madoff's possessions auctioned in New York
Jaled Ponzie King Bernard Madoff's personal possessions have been sold at an auction in New York. rom a pair of monogrammed black velveteen slippers through to a 1917 Steinway piano, a clutch of ill-gotten gains of fallen financier Bernard Madoff and his wife Ruth were auctioned off on Saturday to benefit his victims. ANI

Prince William attends Remembrance Service in Afghanistan
Prince William flew to Afghanistan on Sunday to pay tribute to Britain's war dead killed in the trouble-stricken country and in other conflicts. ccording to The Sunday Telegraph, Prince William joined the congregation for a service of remembrance at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, where he laid a wreath in memory of the fallen. ANI

UK army chief says al-Qaeda cannot be beaten
General Sir David Richards, the new head of Britain's armed forces, has warned that the West cannot defeat al-Qaeda and militant Islam. n an interview to The Sunday Telegraph, he said defeating Islamist militancy was "unnecessary and would never be achieved". ANI

Somali pirates free Brit couple after 388 days
Somalian pirates have freed Kent couple Paul and Rachel Chandler 388 days after they were kidnapped from their yacht. ANI

'I believe in human rights,' says Aung San Suu Kyi
A day after she was released from seven years of house arrest, Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, told thousands of wildly cheering supporters on Sunday that she would continue her fight for human rights and for the establishment of the rule of law in the military-ruled nation. ANI

Zardari offers "Pak warm waters" to Chinese investors, entrepreneurs
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has extended an invitation to Chinese investors and entrepreneurs to benefit from his country's geo-strategic location as well as its trade and economic potential for a win-win situation for both nations. ANI

Obama heading for political trench warfare between 2010 and 2012
President Barack Obama's reelection campaign appears likely to resemble the political trench warfare that marked the 2000 and 2004 presidential races. ANI

Chinese military being trained to have more open image
China's military officers are reportedly undergoing training to learn how to deal with the media, as the military is adopting a more open and transparent image. ANI

Poor screening placing US air cargo security in a spot
There is reportedly a gaping hole in aviation security, a hole so big about one billion pounds of cargo fly right through it every year, cargo on passenger planes coming into this country that never gets inspected. ANI

Chinese built metro starts to shuttle pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
China has started its Mecca Metro, the first dual-track light railway in Saudi Arabia, on Saturday morning with an intention to ease the pilgrim traffic during the Hajj. ANI

Swat locals frustrated over govt's apathy after Army offensive
The absence of virtually any follow-through by the government after Pakistan military declared the Swat Valley cleared of the Taliban last year has turned the locals' hope into despair. ANI

Oz Muslims feel targeted by new planning
Muslims in Australia have claimed that they are being targeted by new planning laws, preventing religious groups from taking over empty churches abandoned by other faiths in south-western Sydney. ANI

Abducted Afghan envoy Farahi released after two years
The Afghan Consul General to Pakistan, Dr Abdul Khaliq Farahi, has been released by unknown abductors after a period of two years. ANI

US promoting India, using Pakistan as a 'war on terror' tool: Former JI chief
The former chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Qazi Hussain Ahmed, has accused the United States of promoting India in the region while using Pakistan merely as a tool to achieve its objectives in the name of 'war on terror.' ANI

In western Afghan city of Herat, Iran has a presence
In Herat, the tie to Iran is hard to miss. Iranian money builds roads and industrial parks, store goods are likely to be from Iran, and Iranian cash buoys new mosques and opulent homes. ANI

Obama's pitch for moderate form of Islam comes unstuck in Indonesia
There is now very little tolerant Islam to be seen anywhere, outside of staunchly secular Tunisia. ANI

Blind Muslim woman buys guide horse as parents consider dogs unclean
A blind Muslim woman has used her three-year savings to pay for a miniature horse to be trained to act as her eyes. ANI

Oz women with 'designer vaginas' getting psychiatric help
It was recently revealed that demands for 'designer vaginas' - cosmetic surgery to enhance the look of women's genitals - have tripled in Australia. ANI

Noisy home leaves UK children 'unable to listen or speak'
A new survey has revealed that young British children beginning nursery school are unable to speak and listen properly because of chaotic and noisy home lives.ducation watchdog Ofsted said constantly switched on televisions, noisy siblings and raised voices at home are increasingly hampering children's language skills, reports the Independent. ANI

Catholic Church to train priests on how to perform exorcisms
Catholic Church is holding a two-day conference in Baltimore to train priests on how to perform exorcisms. ANI

Brooklyn Law School fuming over steamy Diesel photo shoot
Brooklyn Law School officials are fuming over a steamy photo shoot by Diesel - an Italy-based apparel company - in its library, which they rented out to the company. ANI

Dine-in-the-dark eatery in NY completely safe, claims manager
A restaurant-with no light and blind waiters serving French cuisine-is as safe as a normal restaurant, claims manager. ANI

Brooklyn man swaps frozen veggie burgers for flavour
Sick of those tasteless frozen veggie burgers? Take a breather, as a Brooklyn burger fan has revealed ways to spice it up and make it more interesting to eat. ANI

Oz girl gang's sick filming of 'tag team' fights
A group of Aussie teenage girls have been found filming unprovoked 'tag team' attacks on fellow students and circulating the footage via mobile phones. ANI

Jack Russel chases terrified mountain lion up a tree in US
A Jack Russel in the US chased a terrified mountain lion up a tree before it was knocked down and caught. ANI

Pittsburgh church to offer a 2.30am Mass to confess sins of night before!
Looking for a spiritual alternative to the boozy night outs? A church in Pittsburgh has decided to offer a late night Mass. ANI

10 things women should know about men's brains
Having a tough time understanding what's going on in your man's mind? Things might just get easier for you, as experts have revealed ten things you should know about a man's brain. ANI

Women's derrieres have evolved from pear bums to tomatoes
A new study has claimed that women have created a whole new bum shape, the tomato, which is a lot juicier and plumper than the old pear-shaped bum. ANI

Mexican Army looking for 12-year-old drug cartel hit man
The Mexican Army is hunting a 12-year-old suspected drug gang hit man accused of carrying out a series of horrific killings in the country. ANI

72pc of all alcohol-related deaths on NZ roads caused by 'problem drivers'
A new research in New Zealand has pointed out that drivers who are either blind-drunk, or repeat offenders cause most drink-driving deaths. ANI

New NHS video to encourage teen to use condoms branded pornographic
The National Health Service in Britain has come under fire over a video, which was designed to encourage youngsters to use contraception. ANI

Mama bear Palin accused of breaching countryside rules in TV nature show
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's new television show, which is yet to be aired, has already landed her in a controversy for breaching countryside rules. ANI

Here's what to do if your child's a bully
Sally Kuykendall, assistant professor of health services at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, has offered some tips on what parents should do if they find out their child is a bully. ANI

Would you buy a book that has only questions in its 164 pages?
An academic in America has come up with a book that consists of nothing but questions in its 164 pages. ANI

Pakistani ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan loses his memory
Pakistani ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan has lost his memory owing to protracted illness. ANI

Secret papers reveal U.S. aid for ex-Nazis
A secret history of the United States government's Nazi-hunting operation have revealed that American intelligence officials created a "safe haven" in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II. ANI

Buckingham Palace connived to keep 'Brown at Number 10 to seal Tory-Leb Dem coalition'
British premier David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg connived with Buckingham Palace to delay Gordon Brown's departure from Downing Street while they did a deal to form a coalition, former cabinet minister David Laws claims in a new book. ANI

Britain 'will run out of web addresses by 2012'
Vint Cerf, the so-called 'godfather of the internet', has warned that Britain would run out of internet addresses by 2012, unless governments, businesses and ISPs embrace the new IPv6 protocol. ANI

Indian websites doing Oz students' homework for $2
Cheating seems to be getting advanced with Oz students outsourcing essays to foreign sweatshops to get their work done at cheaper rates. ANI

Mark Twain creates stir 100 years after death with autobiography
Mark Twain's autobiography, released a century after his death, has reopened old wounds. ANI

"Somebody's silence" made Musharraf resign from presidency: Shujaat Hussain
Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf heard somebody's "silence," which made him step down from the presidency, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, the former commando's top political backer at the time, has revealed. ANI

US drone attack in N. Waziristan kills five militants, including three foreigners
A suspected US drone strike hit a Taliban stronghold in Pakistan near the Afghan border on Saturday, killing five alleged militants-at least three of them believed to be foreigners- intelligence and government officials said. ANI

Peru releases video footage of newly discovered elusive Amazonian tribe
Peruvian authorities have released video footage of a newly discovered tribe in the Amazon. ANI

Employees beware! Facebook, Twitter can harm your job prospects
It seems employers and recruitment companies look beyond the resume, letters of recommendations and other information when evaluating a prospective employee - they are increasingly scrutinising the candidates' social networking profiles to vet job applications. ANI

After 47 yrs, Secret Service Agents break silence on JFK assassination
The Secret Service Agents, who were at former US President John F. Kennedy's side when he was assassinated, have broken their silence after 47 years. ANI

Indian millionaire, Dubai Royal Family team up to save UK's iconic Pontin's from sinking
Indian millionaire Bhanu Choudhrie has reportedly teamed up with the Dubai Royal Family to buy Pontin's, the chain of holiday camps in UK which went into administration on Friday. ANI

India allows Mumbai terror attack case CIO to deliver his account to Pak via video link
The Indian government has allowed the Chief Investigation Officer (CIO) of the Mumbai attack case- Ramesh Mahelay- to give his account to Pakistani authorities by means of video link technology. ANI

West can never defeat al-Qaeda, militant Islam, admits top Brit General
The new head of Britain's armed forces, General Sir David Richards, has warned that the West cannot defeat al-Qaeda and militant Islam. ANI

'US should target LeT, which can compel Indo-Pak war "in single stroke", with drones'
The United States should use drones to target Lashkar-e-Taiba hideouts if Pakistan does not destroy them, says a bipartisan US task force. ANI

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