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Model on 1920s chocolate box toned down for being too risqui
A model used on a 1920s chocolate box has had to be toned down for its present-day re-launch after it was deemed too risque for consumers. ANI

Poet Simon Armitage eyes Olympic gig for 2012
Simon Armitage has launched an initiative to assemble poets from all of the participating Olympic nations for London's 2012 games. ANI

Meet the Brit boy who hasn't eaten in 4 years!
A four-year-old boy from the UK is so frightened of food and drink that he hasn't eaten anything in the past four years. ANI

Busy Bristol Palin forgets to vote in midterm elections
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol did not vote in the midterm elections, as she was apparently too busy with her 'Dancing With the Stars' stint. ANI

Kanye West's Katrina rant most disgusting moment of Presidency: Bush
Former US President George W. Bush has revealed that the most disgusting moment during his regime was when Kanye West criticized him at a Hurricane Katrina benefit. ANI

Domino's Pizza Japan offers 2.5 million yen for 1 hour of work
Earnings of a normal pizza delivery boy can barely cover his expenses, but Domino's Pizza Japan is offering a whopping 2.5 million yen (19,180 pounds) for an hour's shift in December. ANI

Brit school bans Miss Sexy trousers for being 'unhelpful to learning'
A school in Britain has banned its students from wearing a pair of tight-fitting trousers called Miss Sexy, as the way the garment clings to girl students distracts students from learning. ANI

Female teacher in Wales 'shared shower with girl pupils'
A music teacher in Wales has been accused of inappropriate behaviour after she shared a shower with girl pupils and sent more than 1000 text messages to one. ANI

Sultan of Brunei's brother fights to keep s*x statue pics out of NY trial
The brother of the Sultan of Brunei has asked the judge overseeing his upcoming civil trial against his former attorneys to ban jurors from seeing pictures of statues that portray him having s*x. ANI

Lahore motorists asked not to follow ambulances to save time
Motorists in the city of Lahore, Pakistan have been asked not to follow ambulances in their bid to save time and avoid stopping at traffic signals or traffic jams. ANI

US man dressed as portable breathalyser machine busted for DUI
A man from Nebraska, US, who dressed as a portable breathalyser machine during Halloween, was busted for drunk driving. ANI

Single shot of morphine has long lasting effects on testosterone levels
A new study found that a single injection of morphine to fight persistent pain in male rats is able to strongly reduce the hormone testosterone in the brain and plasma. ANI

Bangladesh students protest against rampant 'eve teasing, sexual harassment of women '
A large number of school and college students held a rally in Dhaka to protest against 'eve teasing' and the sexual harassment of women. ANI

50 really is the new 40 for Britons throwing off their inhibitions
A new UK study suggests that 40 per cent of today's over-50s feel at least a decade younger than their actual age. ANI

Palin brand makes its mark in US mid-term elections
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed 60 candidates this year, but when dust settled Wednesday morning, the biggest beneficiary of the "Sarah Palin effect" was not necessarily the candidates themselves, but the Palin brand. ANI

al-Awlaki's sermons influenced Muslim woman student to stab British MP
Roshanara Choudhry, a 21-year-old student who has been jailed for life for trying to assassinate British MP Stephen Timms in May this year, told police she had wanted to die as a martyr after watching more than 100 hours of video sermons from the American-born extremist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki on the internet. ANI

Karzai-Taliban meeting vindication of Pakistan's long-time Afghan control policy?
Pakistan's role in initiating a secret meeting between Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and three Taliban leaders in an effort to weaken the Haqqani network may allow Islamabad more influence in the region as the United States prepares to leave next year. ANI

Pope says there is rubbish in our consciousness: Hindus purify it through selfless work
Rubbish is not only on different streets of the world. There is rubbish also in our consciences and in our souls, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI reportedly stated in catechesis given on November three at Vatican City. ANI

Catholic university in Pennsylvania organizing Hindu exhibition
Hindus have applauded Misericordia University of Pennsylvania (USA), a Roman Catholic institution, for organizing a Hindu art exhibition ANI

'UK-US could start Afghan troop withdrawn next year, end combat role by 2015'
Helmand governor, Gulab Mangal has said that Britain and the US could start withdrawing their troops from Afghanistan next year and end their combat role by 2015. ANI

Kids from broken homes '9 times more likely to commit crimes'
Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, said that kids who come from broken homes are nine times more likely to commit crimes than those from stable families. ANI

4 month-old Chinese boy gets br**ts after consuming milk powder
A four-month-old Chinese boy is said to have started developing br**ts after consuming milk powder produced by a company in Fujian Province for two weeks. ANI

Qantas grounds entire A380 fleet after Singapore emergency landing
Qantas Airways has grounded its entire Airbus A380 fleet following the emergency landing of one its aircraft at Singapore's Changi Airport. ANI

Sri Lankan bishop accuses forces for disappearance of priests
At least two Roman Catholic priests have gone missing in Sri Lanka in the past four years, the bishop of Trincomalee and Batticaloa told the commission looking into the country's civil war. ANI

Ink jet bomb plot fanatics still plotting attacks in UK
British Home Secretary Theresa May has warned that the ink jet bomb plot fanatics are still operating in Britain, and are planning new atrocities. ANI

Musharraf should be put on trial for October 1999 coup: Kaira
Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that the trial of former President Pervez Musharraf for subverting the Constitution should start from October 12, 1999, rather than November 3, 2007. ANI

Spanish painter Salvador Dali 'had most famous moustache'
Spanish painter Salvador Dali's facial hair has topped a new poll of the best-known moustaches of all time. According to almost a quarter of Britons, the surrealist's meticulously waxed moustache is the most famous, reports the Telegraph. ANI

UK Border Agency 'may be unlawfully discriminating against Pakistanis'
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) may be unlawfully discriminating against Pakistanis, as there was a worrying lack of confidence in the work of the visa section, particularly in Pakistan visa operations, according to a man appointed to scrutinise the organisation. ANI

When John Key addressed Hillary Clinton as President
It seems New Zealand Prime Minister John Key got confused while addressing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. ANI

Romanian woman says 10-yr-old daughter giving birth is a normal ritual
The Romanian gypsy woman, whose 10-year-old daughter gave birth to a baby in Spain recently, is puzzled the case is getting so much attention, as she says it is a normal ritual for them. ANI

Modigliani's nude painting fetches record 69m dollars at auction
A nude portrait by Amedeo Modigliani has fetched a record price of nearly 69 million dollars at an auction in New York. ANI

Spanish women are 'world's greatest flirts'
An online study released by a dating website has revealed that Spanish women are the most flirtatious in the world. ANI

Czech Republic students start nude cleaning service to fight unemployment!
A group of unemployed university students in Czech Republic have started a business by the name Crazy Cleaners, which involves cleaning apartments in nude. ANI

US tags Iranian militant group 'Jundullah' a terrorist organization
The US has designated the Iranian militant group 'Jundullah' as a terrorist organisation, as it uses "a variety of terrorist tactics" to spread violence across the world. ANI

Oz rights body criticizes government's overseas student strategy
Australia's human rights watchdog has attacked the Julia Gillard government's international student strategy for failing to tackle significant problems. ANI

UK scientist with rare condition collapses every time she feels a strong emotion
For most of us, laughter is a happy part of life, but for a UK scientist, it can trigger an extraordinary reaction in which she falls into a trance-like state unable to see or move. ANI

Train station vending machine in China offers live crabs!
A train station vending machine in China is offering its commuters a different kind of snack - live crabs. ANI

When Bush told "hot-blooded" Putin he was "cold-blooded"
Memoirs of former US President George Bush have revealed how he once told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that he is cold-blooded and not hot-blooded. ANI

Oklahoma bans Sharia law
The central US state of Oklahoma has approved a ballot measure restricting judges from considering Islamic 'Sharia law' while making a judgement. ANI

Pak parliamentarians concerned about airspace violations by NATO
Pakistani parliamentarians have expressed serious concern about the violation of the country's airspace near the Afghan border by NATO allied forces based in Afghanistan. ANI

13 militants killed in three US drone strikes in North Waziristan
At least 13 militants were killed in three US drone strikes in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region, intelligence officials have said. ANI

Flood-hit Pak running out of funds for rehabilitation efforts: UN
The United Nations has expressed concern about the drying up of funds available for the flood-affected people in Pakistan. ANI

Obama's blow-up s*x doll for sale in China
Chinese have remodeled US President Barack Obama as a blow-up s*x doll. ANI

'Iran says 'no final decision taken on 'stoning to death' woman's execution'
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has claimed that his Iranian counterpart has assured him that no final decision has been taken about the woman who could be stoned to death for adultery charges, amid reports that her execution is imminent. ANI

Fritzl reveals details of his cushy life in jail on camera for the first time
Josef Fritzl, who kept his daughter Elisabeth as a s*x slave in a dungeon for 24 years and fathered seven children with her, has spoken on camera for the first time and revealed details of his cushy life behind bars. ANI

No NATO aircraft violated Pakistan's airspace: US embassy
The United States Embassy in Islamabad has denied reports that NATO aircraft had "violated" Pakistan's airspace close to the Afghan border. ANI

Qantas flight makes emergency landing in Singapore after alleged explosion
A Qantas plane made an emergency landing at Singapore's Changi Airport today. ANI

YouTube removing videos of US-born radical Yemen-based cleric al Awlaki
YouTube has reportedly started removing hundreds of videos of Anwar al Awlaki, the radical American-born cleric based in Yemen who has been linked to several terrorist plots against the US and the UK, under the instructions of American and British authorities. ANI

Manmohan Singh to visit Oz next year
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reportedly accepted an invitation to visit Australia next year, a move that is expected to provide a symbolic boost for Indo-Australian ties strained by assaults on Indian students and by Labor's ban on uranium sales to India. ANI

Berlusconi has marble statue of him as Superman, claims teen belly dancer
A teenage belly dancer, who has denied having s*x with Silvio Berlusconi, has claimed that the Italian Prime Minister has a marble statue of himself as Superman. ANI

Juan Costa Climent appointed Ernst & Young Global Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services
Juan Costa Climent has been appointed Ernst & Young’s Global Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services, reinforcing the organization’s commitment to become a leader in this field Business Wire India

Welch Allyn Partners with Pelstar, LLC to Co-Brand, Distribute Health o meter® Professional Medical Scales Outside the United States and Canada
Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic equipment, announced it has partnered with Pelstar, LLC, maker of Health o meter® Professional Scales, to co-brand the Health o meter line of professional medical weight scales for distribution in markets outside the United States and Canada. Business Wire India

ZTE and Cell C Recognized for “South Africa’s Fastest Broadband Services”
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced that Cell C, South Africa’s cellular network operator was awarded the accolade of “South Africa’s Fastest Broadband Services” Business Wire India

Ernst & Young Report Reveals Companies Unprepared to Address Risks Created by New Technology
Less than a third of global businesses have an IT risk management program capable of addressing the risks related to the use of new technologies, according to Ernst & Young’s 13th annual Global Information Security Survey Business Wire India

Panasonic Invests $30 Million in Tesla: Companies Strengthen Collaborative Relationship
Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) has announced that Panasonic has invested $30 million in Tesla. The investment was made through the purchase of Tesla common stock in a private placement at a price of $21.15 per share Business Wire India

Global Semiconductor Alliance Creates 3D Integrated Circuit (IC) Initiative
GSA, the voice of the global semiconductor industry, today announces its efforts to increase awareness and visibility worldwide for its 3D IC technology and associated educational initiatives. Business Wire India

New REC Integrated Solar Manufacturing Facility Celebrated with One Millionth Module
REC has officially opened one of the world’s largest integrated wafer, cell and module manufacturing facilities in Tuas, Singapore. This milestone is the largest single investment ever made by REC, the largest clean tech investment ever made in Singapore at 2 Business Wire India

2011 $2.2 Million (USD) Zayed Future Energy Prize Receives Record Number of Submissions
The Zayed Future Energy Prize, the largest international recognition award for innovation, performance and leadership in sustainable and renewable energy solutions, today announced a 30% year-on-year increase in the final number of submissions for the 2011 global competition Business Wire India

Varicent’s Q3 is Marked by Strong Growth and Industry Recognition
Varicent Software, the leading innovator in Incentive Compensation and Sales Performance Management solutions, is very proud to announce an extremely strong and productive Q3 Business Wire India

Dresser Waukesha Introduces New Engines to Meet Challenges of Rugged Oilfield Power Generation Applications
Dresser Waukesha, a leading manufacturer of natural gas engines that deliver clean, cost-effective power, has added 12- and 16-cylinder power generation units to its 275GL Series of high performance engines. Business Wire India

General Cable Reports Third Quarter Results
General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC), one of the most globally diversified industrial companies, reported today results for the third quarter ended October 1, 2010. Diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2010 were $0.34. Included in these results was $0.09 per share of non-cash convertible debt interest expense and $0 Business Wire India

QuEST Global Engineering Expanding Engineering Center in East Hartford, Connecticut
QuEST Global Engineering, a leading pure play engineering services provider, is adding a new third floor with 8,000 square feet and space for 80 engineers to its East Hartford, Connecticut center dedicated to providing engineering services to Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company Business Wire India

Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (October 27 – November 3, 2010)
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of October 27 – November 3, 2010. Business Wire India

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