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President launches 24x7 help line for India expatriate community in UAE
The Indian community, which is 1.75 million strong and is the largest expatriate community in the United Arab Emirates, got an 24 hours help line dedicated to them on Tuesday. ANI

Ex-Arkansas Guv Huckabee predicts Palin win in 2012
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee believes that if former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin jumps into the 2012 Republican presidential primary, "she may run away with it." ANI

Disabled Brit man rejected for 2000 jobs starts his own business
A disabled man in Britain, who was rejected for almost 2000 jobs, has managed to start his own business. ANI

Teachers in UK to bring back traditional reading tests
Teachers in Britain are to bring back traditional forms of reading tests after one year of formal schooling. ANI

Video of topless young boy resisting pat down at US airport sparks outrage
Video footage of a topless young boy resisting a pat down at a US airport has sparked outrage and it was viewed on YouTube nearly one million times. ANI

US teacher accused of having s*x with student, 16, freed on 20K dollar bond
A teacher in Texas, who was charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student and is allegedly pregnant with his child, has been freed on a 20,000-dollar bond. ANI

Flock of flamingos gathered in shape of flamingo caught on camera
A flock of flamingos in Mexico has been photographed forming the shape of a big flamingo. ANI

After 48 years, separated siblings bump into each other by chance!
After almost five decades of separation, a brother and sister recently bumped into each other by chance. ANI

Need for reactivating India-UAE Joint Business Council: President Patil
Calling upon members of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry to develop joint ventures with Indian public and private sector companies, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Tuesday said there was a need for reactivating the India-UAE Joint Business Council and increase the frequency of exchange of delegations between the two apex commerce and industry chambers. ANI

Blasphemy accused Pak-Christian woman "innocent": Minister
Pakistan's Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, has said that Aasia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy, is innocent. ANI

Malaysian cabbie to serve 14-year jail term after raping underage girls
A Malaysian taxi driver, who identifies himself as 'Uncle', was jailed for 14 years and ordered to be whipped five times for raping, attempting to rape and molesting seven underage girls. ANI

Patil appeals for national integration ahead of Guru Tegh Bahadur death anniversary
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Tuesday urged the people to take inspiration from the teachings of Guru Tegh Bahadur and work unitedly for national integration. ANI

German couple in legal soup over 'squeaky bedsprings' sex
A German couple have landed in legal trouble after their bed made too much noise while they were having s*x. ANI

N. Korea bombs S.Korea's Yeonpyeong border island
North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells onto a South Korean border island, killing a South Korean soldier and injuring 13 others on Tuesday. ANI

Patil inaugurates Indian Islamic Centre, says it reflects strength of Indian Diaspora
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, who is on her maiden visit to the Gulf region, inaugurated the Indian Islamic Centre (IIC) here on Tuesday. ANI

National Museum of Korea displaying Hindu god masks
Prestigious National Museum of Korea (NMK) in Seoul is displaying masks of Hindu gods in an exhibition which will continue till September 11 next year. ANI

Hindus greet Christians on Advent
Hindus have sent greetings to Christian communities world over for Advent season. ANI

Oz man 'forces sons to drink cleaning product as punishment'
In a bid to discipline his young sons, a Brisbane father made the kids drink household cleaning products, it has emerged. ANI

Qureshi urges international community to help Pak govt in war on terror
The international community should give political and economic support to the Pakistan Government in the war against terrorism that affects the whole world, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said. ANI

Top Taliban negotiator in secret talks with Afghan officials an ISI 'impostor'?
Top US and Afghan officials have apparently been conned by a man claiming to be a leading Taliban negotiator in secret talks with Afghan officials. ANI

Brit beauty queen ditches catwalk to fight Taliban
A 20-year-old Brit model has given up her glittering career to fight Taliban in Afghanistan. ANI

Half of Oz teens share personal data with strangers online
A new study has revealed that half of Australian teenagers share their personal data online with strangers. ANI

PPP wants Nawaz to apologise for keeping Zardari in jail over 'fake cases'
The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Punjab has asked Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to apologise to the nation for keeping President Asif Ali Zardari in jail for eleven and a half years by lodging fake cases against him. ANI

48 armed 'wanted' criminals arrested in Karachi during police raids
The Sindh police has claimed arresting at least 48 armed miscreants, who were wanted in several criminal cases, during raids carried out in different localities in Karachi. ANI

Gang rape cases spiralling in Pak Punjab despite police's tall claims
Despite tall claims made by law enforcement agencies over curbing crime across Punjab, its graph during the first 10 months of 2010 has shot up by three percent in comparison to that of last year in the Pakistani province. ANI

Musharraf asked to answer '32 questions' over Benazir murder case
The investigation into former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination has been extended to former president Pervez Musharraf, and a questionnaire carrying 32 questions has been sent to him in this regard, a TV channel reported on Monday. ANI

PPP asks Nawaz Sharif to account for 'embezzled' 300mn rupees
The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Punjab Secretary Information, Dr Fakhruddin Chaudhry, has asked the PML-N leadership to account for the 300 million rupees allegedly spent out of the public exchequer on the development work carried out at Raiwind Estate of the Sharif brothers. ANI

Malik denies presence of Taliban leadership in Quetta despite US rage
There is no top leadership of Taliban in Quetta, and the Pakistan government will take immediate action if any evidence of its presence is provided, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Monday. ANI

Bill Clinton auctions dinner for charity
Former US President Bill Clinton is auctioning a dinner with him to raise funds for the Clinton Foundation. ANI

Sarah Palin rules out CBS' Katie Couric interview
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has told Fox News' Sean Hannity that there is 'no' chance of one-on-one with CBS' Katie Couric as the reporter is 'bias'. ANI

Kate Middleton gets 'counseling' to avoid Princess Diana's fate
Prince William is making sure that everything falls in place when he marries his fiancee Kate Middleton. ANI

Novel fig leaf knickers to protect travellers' privates from airport scanners
A Las Vegas businessman has come up with a special underwear that has a strategically placed fig leaf design that can help shield passengers' private parts from airport scanners. ANI

Gold Coast farm claims it produces Australia's only non-violent milk
A Gold Coast farm has claimed that it is the only one in the whole of Australia to produce non-violent milk or Ahimsa milk. ANI

Berlusconi's favourite model minister quits
Silvio Berlusconi's shaky government is about to lose another minister - a former Miss Italy contestant and men's magazine model who was a favourite of the troubled Prime Minister. ANI

Upper-class people have trouble reading others' emotions
A new study has found that lower-class people are better at reading emotions of others than individuals from upper-class. ANI

Indian-origin teacher jailed for s*x with 15-yr-old students
A female teaching assistant has been jailed for 16 months after she had s*x with two male pupils. ANI

Meet the Russian woman who paints with her 40E br**ts!
Amateur artist Victoria Romanova has come up with a novel way to paint - using her 40E br**ts. ANI

Patil urges Indian students in UAE to perform duties without fear or favour
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Tuesday asked expatriate Indian students to learn from the experiences of Mahatma Gandhi, and added that the quest for knowledge has been a basic characteristic of Indian ethos from time immemorial. ANI

Baby boomers unhappiest with their s*x lives: Study
Baby boomers, born during the demographic Post-World War II baby boom, are the unhappiest group when it comes to s*x life, according to a new study. ANI

Oz father jailed for 14 years after filming sexual abuse of stepdaughter
A 34-year-old ruthless father from Bendigo in Victoria has been jailed for 14 years after filming himself sexually abusing his teenage stepdaughter and injecting her with testosterone. ANI

UK immigration cap: Indian, foreign students may be barred from studying in private colleges
Tens of thousands of foreign students, including those hailing from India, may be barred from studying in British private colleges in the wake of the David Cameron-led government taking a decision to slash immigration and curb the growing abuse of the system. ANI

UK Govt. agrees on non-EU skilled migration cap of 43,000 in 2011-12
The British Government will cap the number of non-EU skilled migrants allowed to enter the United Kingdom at about 43,000 next year, the BBC reports. ANI

Kin of New York victims file Mumbai terror attack civil suit against ISI, Laskar-e-Toiba
Relatives of two New Yorkers murdered at a Hasidic center during the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, have filed a civil suit against Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency and the Lashkar-e-Toiba terror organization that was reportedly behind the operation. ANI

Sarkozy calls journalist 'paedophile' over 'Karachigate' allegation
French President Nicolas Sarkozy recently lashed out at a journalist, calling him a "paedophile" in a furious response to being quizzed over "Karachigate", the allegation of political corruption and murder that is threatening to torpedo his bid for re-election in 2012. ANI

UK bishop apologises for 'deeply offensive' Kate, Wills' marriage slur
A bishop who suggested that Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage will fall apart after seven years has apologised for his 'deeply offensive' comments. ANI

Trusted Computing Group to Participate in NASSCOM-DSCI Annual Information Security Summit 2010
Trusted Computing Group (TCG), a worldwide open industry standards organization, has been invited to participate in the Information Security Summit 2010 in Chennai, India, December 2-3, 2010. TCG is a platinum sponsor of the event Business Wire India

Estée Lauder Spokesmodel Liu Wen Debuts in China for Launch of New Pure Color Collection
Liu Wen made her official debut as an Estée Lauder global spokesmodel in Beijing to launch the new Pure Color makeup collection Business Wire India

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