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US model Jessica White sees story of her own arrest on firm's elevator TV
American model Jessica White was left flustered before the casting call for the Victoria's Secret fashion show when the story of her arrest showed up on the company's elevator TV. ANI

Boozing and high heels don't mix!
A recent Brit survey has revealed that booze and high-heels definitely do not mix. ANI

Illegal brothels sprouting across Australia
Illegal brothels are flourishing across NSW with at least 500 undercover s*x shops in the state, outstripping legal brothels by at least two to one, according to experts. ANI

Now, happiness index would measure Britons' mood
The British government are reportedly planning to start measuring people's psychological and environmental Wellbeing, in an attempt to be among the first countries to officially monitor happiness. ANI

Hindus appeal world for more aid to handle Haiti cholera outbreak
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has appealed to the international community to help Haiti in cholera crisis, where over nine hundred people have reportedly died and over 14,000 hospitalized by cholera outbreak. ANI

60 pc Brit women eye a man's bum when checking him out!
A new survey has revealed that six in ten girls reckon a man's posterior as the most attractive part of his body. ANI

UK wants reforms across sectors for continued aid payment to Pak
The United Kingdom has urged Pakistan to come up with credible and irreversible plans for reforms across sectors, including power, for continued growth in aid payment. ANI

Sarah Palin slams Joe McGinniss in TLC show premiere
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has criticised journalist Joe McGinniss, who moved next door to her to write about her, in the pilot of her new reality show on TLC. ANI

Oz judge allows parents to have boys castrated
A judge in Australia has allowed the removal of testes from two little boys, giving their parents the authority to move forward with the procedure, which is being carried out to prevent them from developing potentially fatal cancers. ANI

Charlotte Dawson criticised for "over-sharing" breast implant removal
Australia's Next Top Model judge Charlotte Dawson, was left upset after her decision to go public with her breast-implant removal earned her criticism instead of sympathy. ANI

US man who survived 39-story plunge is in fine physical shape
A US man, who jumped from the 39th floor of a Manhattan high-rise this summer and survived, has been spotted walking about like the incident never took place. ANI

Post Obama visit, Americans looking forward to exploring India
US President Barack Obama's recent visit to India seems to have been an aye opener for many Americans who believe that they should explore that country, especially as far as business and education is concerned. ANI

Musharraf' tenure as President was best in Pak's history: Ex-Finance Minister
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's regime was the best in over 60 years history of the country, former Finance Minister Dr. Salman Shah has said. ANI

Manhunt on for murderers of Indian-origin woman in South Africa
A manhunt has been launched for the men who killed a newlywed Indian-origin woman, who was on her honeymoon in South Africa. ANI

Bush to go underground following his book's promotion
Former US President George W Bush, who emerged from self-imposed exile last week for the publicity of his memoir, has claimed that he would sneak "underground" following the promotion of his book. ANI

New technology simplifies embryonic stem cell culturing
A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have unveiled an inexpensive system that simplifies culturing human embryonic stem cells. ANI

Patients receiving dialysis 'at higher risk for sudden cardiac death'
A new research has revealed that patients receiving dialysis are at a heightened risk for sudden cardiac death. ANI

Karzai wants Pak, US "to do more" on insurgent sanctuaries
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said that he wants the Pakistan government and the United States "to do more" on the insurgent sanctuaries in Pakistan. ANI

India, China and Russia call for global efforts to promote world growth
India, China and Russia on Monday called for coordinated global efforts to promote strong, sustainable and balanced world growth ANI

Ex-Kiwi TV host slams government for India race row apology
A former New Zealand TV host who ignited a diplomatic row with a "racist" mockery of the name of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, has slammed his homeland for apologizing over the incident. ANI

Lebanese authorities arrest Islamist hate cleric Omar Bakri following life sentence
A radical Islamist preacher Omar Bakri was arrested on Sunday following a violent stand-off with security forces in Lebanon, days after boasting that he would not spend a day in jail upon being sentenced to life imprisonment for "terrorism" offences. ANI

Post-flood reconstruction, rehabilitation in Pak to cost 6.7 billion dollars
The World Bank (WB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have estimated that the post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts in Pakistan would cost 6.7 billion dollars. ANI

India, China and Russia stress on proliferation of weapons to fight terrorism
India, China and Russia on Monday stressed that proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and its association with international terrorism poses a grave threat to international peace and security and represents a cause for deep concern. ANI

Yoga master shows off his twists, turns, folds at Oz Yoga Aid Challenge
A yoga master shared some of his secrets at the Yoga Aid Challenge in Brisbane's Botanic Gardens, performing feats of balance and strength that left many looking on in amazement. ANI

L.A. food stylist pulled off plane for "Atom Bomb" tattoo on fingers
A Los Angeles food stylist was asked to step off a plane after a fellow passenger reported him for suspicious behaviour and for having the words "Atom Bomb" tattooed on his fingers. ANI

Why kids and teens turn egocentric rather than introspective
GUMC researchers have indicated that aging changes how people view themselves and others through 'mind wandering'. ANI

53pc Aussies support same-sex marriage
A poll has revealed that majority of Australians support same-sex marriage. ANI

Genetic disorder turns 9-yr-old Brit girl into 'Jekyll and Hyde'
A nine-year-old Brit girl has been suffering from a rare genetic disorder that transforms her from a quiet, loving child, into a violent terror every day. ANI

Freed by Somalian pirates, UK couple to return home today
After 13 months of torment in the clutches of Somali pirates, a British yacht couple-Paul and Rachel Chandler will return home today. ANI

The pouns-2-a-day heart pill that could save thousands of lives a year
Heart-patients may soon get respite from expensive treatments and surgeries as a two-pounds-a-day pill could save tens of thousands of lives a year, claim scientists. ANI

Prince Harry to fly Apache helicopter in Afghanistan?
Prince Harry could soon be flying as an Apache helicopter pilot service in Afghanistan, it has emerged. ANI

Oz man 'cuts off woman's tongue, slices mouth open'
A charge of torture has been laid against a South Australian man, who allegedly cut off his partner's tongue and sliced the sides of her mouth. ANI

Brit kite-surfer clears Brighton Pier in death-defying feat
One of the UK's leading kite surfers has become the world's first person to clear Brighton Pier in an amazing, death-defying leap. ANI

22-yr-old Brit man arrested for 'trying to rape mum, gouging out her eyes'
A 22-year-old former grammar school student has been arrested by cops for allegedly attempting to rape his mother and gouging out her eyes - moments after police had visited their home. ANI

Campaign group warns UK Internet users over anti-virus 'cold calls'
A campaign group has warned UK internet users about cold callers who offer to fix viruses but then install software to steal personal information. ANI

Polish woman uses sexy bikini snaps in election campaign ad!
A Polish woman has decided to leave no stone unturned in grabbing a Warsaw council seat. ANI

Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills in nude picture scandal
Newly crowned Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills from US has landed in a scandal after naked pictures of hers emerged. ANI

Afghan insurgents in weakened state, claim US, NATO forces
US and NATO officials have claimed that insurgents in Afghanistan are facing financial problems and are in a weakened state after a fierce summer of fighting. ANI

Funding for terrorists comes from outside Pakistan: Holbrooke
US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, has said that the sources of funding for terrorists and militants come from outside Pakistan and through extortion of NATO supply convoys. ANI

Moderate earthquake jolts Pakistan
An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale jolted Peshawar and the northwest region of the country early Monday morning. ANI

Karzai urges US to reduce special 'night raid' operations in Afghanistan
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has urged the US to reduce the visibility and intensity of its military operations in his country and end the increased American Special Operations forces night raids that aggravate Afghans and could embolden Taliban insurgents. ANI

Sri Lanka grants BBC access to cover war commission proceedings
Sri Lanka has reportedly granted permission to the BBC to cover the proceedings of a government-appointed war commission. ANI

Malik asks international community to write off Pak's 55 bn dollar foreign debt
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has asked the international community to write off the country's 55 billion dollars foreign debt, saying that it has already spent 140 billion in fighting and eliminating terrorism. ANI

Clinton and I are buddies, says George W. Bush
It seems that despite political differences, Former US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush share a good relationship. ANI

'Heidi Klum factor' pushing normal mums to lose weight post-pregnancy
Celebrity mums like Heidi Klum, who get back in shape just after weeks of giving birth are putting too much pressure on new mothers, a poll has found. ANI

Somalia overtakes Iraq as country 'most at risk from terror attacks'
Somalia has overtaken Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, as the country most at risk from terror attacks, according to the Terrorism Risk Index (TRI) calculated by the Maplecroft company. ANI

Zombie porn film supporter backs Oz Sex Party
A film festival director, facing possible criminal charges over the airing of a banned zombie porn firm, has extended his support to the Australian Sex Party in the Victorian election. ANI

'Dungeon dad' Fritzl agrees to divorce wife
Josef Fritzl, the Austrian jailed for raping his daughter in a cellar for 24 years, is said to have agreed to divorce his wife Rosemarie if that was what she wanted. ANI

'Banned' JuD leaders to openly celebrate Eid with flood affected Pak people
Jamaat-ul-Dawaa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has said that all the central, provincial and zonal office-bearers of the party would celebrate Eid with flood affected people of Pakistan. ANI

Now, Qantas 747 forced to return back to Sydney following electrical system problem
A Qantas Boeing 747, en route to Argentina has been reportedly forced to return to Sydney after experiencing a problem with the aircraft's electrical system. ANI

'Vuvuzela', 'spillcam' make their way to 'Top Words of 2010'
This year's major events seem to have coined new terms too - 'spillcam' and 'vuvuzala' for instance, are amongst the top words of 2010. ANI

Boston IT Solutions Announces the Launch of their Next-Generation SuperFlex Blade™
Boston IT Solutions (India) Private Limited a distribution partner for Silicon Valley-based Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), today has formally announced the launch of their next generation of blade server solutions, the groundbreaking new Boston SuperFlex Blade™. Visit stand 4538 for a live demonstration of this revolutionary new platform Business Wire India

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Validates Core Adhesion Technology for Printed Electronics
Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group Plc (OAS), the advanced materials company, announced today that they have successfully completed the Technology Strategy Board -funded project work on Customised Adhesion of Inter-layers for Plastic Electronics (CAIPE) Business Wire India

DediProg Now Offers Volume Production Programming Solution for SiliconBlue’s Custom Mobile Devices
Business Wire India

ITGA: 79 Developing Countries Say No to World Health Organisation’s Guidelines
Business Wire India

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