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Josef Fritzl's 'dungeon' house to be demolished
It has emerged that the dungeon' house of Josef Fritzl, the man who was imprisoned for raping his daughter for 24 years, is to be demolished. ANI

Brit woman finds diamond ring flushed down the toilet two yrs ago!
A British woman has got back a diamond ring two years after it was accidentally flushed down a hotel toilet after hiring a waste firm to sift through 54,500 litres of sewage. ANI

Room for Hindu prayers at Guangzhou Asian Games in China
Hindus have lauded People's Republic of China for provision of religious service center to provide spiritual assistance for participating athletes, coaches, and officials of different faiths at the 16th Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou from November 12 to 27. ANI

Row over human rights threatens to overshadow David Cameron's China visit
British Prime Minister David Cameron's ongoing visit to China is at risk of being overshadowed by tensions over human rights after the lawyer of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo was stopped by Chinese security officials from boarding a flight to London. ANI

Opposition to Iranian regime 'growing,' claims Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi
Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi has said that opposition to the Iranian regime is growing because of an increase in government violence, more human rights abuses and deepening poverty. ANI

Pak NA shocked by Army's "highhandedness" against federal minister
Reacting to an incident of "highhandedness" by the Pakistan army, who reportedly trained their guns at a minister in his flag-bearing car, opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told the National Assembly that the military would enjoy the nation's respect only if it complied with its constitutional duty of defending the borders. ANI

Hindus and Jews shocked at France's continuing Roma expulsion despite promise otherwise
Hindus and Jews have expressed shock over the reported expelling of Roma (Gypsies) from a church in France, who had been in the country for about a decade. ANI

Michelle Obama buys Ganesh and Hanuman icons in India
US First Lady Michelle Obama purchased wooden Lord Ganesh, a Hanuman, and Patachitra and Madhubani paintings (which usually depict Hindu religious themes), etc., during her visit to New Delhi's Crafts Museum on November eight, according to reports. ANI

Nawaz admits PML-N needs to get own house in order before trying to topple PPP govt.
Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has told a member of the party's Central Working Committee that they should first settle all outstanding matters before straying into new adventures, according to sources. ANI

Prince Harry to open Afghan war memorial field in Wiltshire
Prince Harry is scheduled to open the first remembrance field dedicated to the men and women of the British Armed Forces killed in Afghanistan since the conflict began in 2001.ccording to the Daily Express, Harry will plant a cross in the Royal British Legion Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance at Lydiard Park in Wiltshire. ANI

Florida teen burglar 'netted after cops find MySpace account logged in'
An 18-year-old Florida teenager thief left his MySpace account logged in the computer of the house he ransacked - resulting in his arrest. ANI

Pak Taliban planning countrywide attacks on mosques, shrines on Eid-ul-Azha
Terror group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has planned to attack mosques, shrines and imambargahs during Eid-ul-Azha prayers, especially in remote and rural areas across the country, sources have revealed. ANI

Art show inspired by Rig-Veda opens in Berlin
Titled "Soma" after the Soma (ambrosial drink of the gods) of ancient Hindu scripture Rig-Veda, Carsten Höller's art exhibition has opened in Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin (Germany) and will continue till February six next. ANI

US lacked proof of Headley's link to terrorism ahead of Mumbai attacks: US spy chief
US spy chief James Clapper has claimed that America did not pass on the information about David Headley, an American man who was a key figure in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, as it lacked sufficient proof to establish his role there. ANI

'No orders to bring Musharraf back to Pak through Interpol so far ': Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that he has received no orders so far to bring former military ruler Pervez Musharraf back through the Interpol, however if the court issues such orders, the government would comply with them. ANI

German man named Ottovordemgentschenfelde gets into record book!
Bernd Ottovordemgentschenfelde is reportedly said to have got into Germany's record books for having the longest last name. ANI

Bush fell out with Cheney over aide's spy scandal
Former US President George W. Bush said his decision not to pardon former Vice Presidential aide Scooter Libby in a spy-outing scandal did not sit well with former Vice President Dick Cheney. ANI

UNDP appoints Aisam, Hadiqa as 'goodwill envoys' for Pak's flood recovery efforts
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has appointed two award-winning celebrities from the world of music and sport as goodwill ambassadors for Pakistan's early recovery effort from the unprecedented floods. ANI

UK Royal Navy left 'red faced' after website infiltrated by Romanian hacker
The UK Royal Navy's website has been reportedly infiltrated by a Romanian hacker forcing the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to take the site offline. ANI

North of England becomes 'the world's top hotspot for UFO sightings'
The North of England has been crowned the world's top hotspot for UFO sightings last night. ANI

Gay dad fights two lesbians over kids
A gay sperm donor is fighting to keep access rights to his two children he had by a lesbian, whom he contacted through an advert. ANI

World biggest hybrid cat is half lion, half tiger!
A wildlife reserve in the US has unveiled the world's biggest hybrid cat - which is half tiger, half lion - or a liger. ANI

S support for India's UNSC seat 'adds complexity' to reform process: FO
Pakistan hopes that the United States would not be swayed by "power politics" in its support for a permanent seat for India in a reformed United Nations Security Council, the country's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abdul Basit has said. ANI

Envoy invites Swedish businessmen to take advantage of India's growth story
Placing emphasis on the impressive growth of the Indian economy, India's Ambassador Sweden Ashok Sajjanhar, said his country was well on its way to becoming one of the world's fastest growing economies. ANI

Playboy's 125 pieces of art collection to go under hammer
Dali's watercolour of a reclining nude, photograph of Dan Aykroyd in a conehead costume or a sexually charged oil of a scarlet-lipstick mouth-these are among 125 pieces of art collection by Playboy that are set to go under the hammer shortly. ANI

Brit manager 'spanks staff, asks them to grab his genitals'
A Brit sales manager allegedly chased a female colleague around the office, put her across his knee and spanked her as and even encouraged other women to grab his genitals. ANI

Bush reveals all about his battle with booze
In his new book, George Bush reveals his story of abrogating alcohol from being a hardcore drinker. ANI

Bush turned against abortion after mum showed him 'dead foetus'
George bush has revealed that he turned against abortion and stem cell therapy the day his mother showed him a foetus in a jar, which was a result of miscarriage she had when Bush was a teenager. ANI

'India should not expect UNSC permanent membership soon'
US President Barack Obama might have endorsed India for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), but as Japan has experienced, the booming South Asian democracy should not expect to see its name engraved on a Security Council seat very soon because the road to permanent membership is full of obstacles, experts say. ANI

'Sarah Palin cost us control of the Senate': GOP Rep. Bachus
Alabama Representative Spencer Bachus (r) has alleged that former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was probably the reason for the GOP's failure to take control in the U.S. Senate in last week's election. ANI

Heterosexual HIV spread in China 'aggravated by unprotected s*x, drugs'
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have examined the burden of HIV and sexually transmitted disease among male clients of the commercial s*x industry in China's Sichuan province. ANI

'Pak may seek China's help to stop India from becoming a permanent UNSC member'
US President Barack Obama's comments about backing India for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) seems to have disappointed Pakistan, with one of it's leading journalists claiming that Islamabad would likely seek China's assurances that it would keep India out of the Security Council. ANI

'Sperminator' who donates sperm by having s*x for just 17 pounds!
Meet John McManus, a 'sperminator' who is ready to donate his sperm to childless mothers for just 17 pounds - the only catch is that he insists on the 'natural impregnation'. ANI

Tourist asked to 'perform sexual favours on man posing as immigration officer'
A man posing as an immigration officer handcuffed a tourist in Hyde Park and asked her to perform sexual favours on him. ANI

'Waterboarding' of terror suspects warded off attacks on Britain, claims Bush
Former US President George W Bush has claimed that the "waterboarding" of terror suspects by the CIA saved British lives by stopping Islamist attacks on Heathrow and Canary Wharf. ANI

"Certain circles" in Pak funding insurgency, prolonging war in Afghanistan: Kabul
The Afghan government has accused Pakistan of failing to help bring peace to the region, saying that "certain circles" there were prolonging the war, and funding an insurgency plaguing both countries. ANI

'Is there train from Fiji to NZ' among daftest questions from Oz tourists
Is it possible for a call centre staff member to predict how many people would be in a hotel pool on Good Friday? Well, not really. But Aussie holidaymakers ask such dumb questions, revealed Australian tourism agents. ANI

Playboy prince squanders $60mn on litigation case worth only $7mn!
Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei has spent 60 million dollars to litigate a court case worth only seven million dollars. ANI

29% of Malaysian men suffer from premature ejaculation: Study
A study has revealed that 29 percent of Malaysian men suffer from premature ejaculaton. ANI

Qureshi 'deflects' Obama, Singh's 'Pak epicenter of terror' accusations
Rebuffing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent remarks regarding regional stability, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that terror groups were active in India as well as Pakistan, and that one cannot be specific towards any country in this regard. ANI

USINPAC welcomes Obama's endorsement of India for the permanent UNSC membership
The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has welcomed President Barack Obama's endorsement for India's bid for the permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). ANI

Oz teen who stabbed Indian student gets only 3-yr term in youth justice center
A Melbourne teenager who stabbed an Indian student in an attack that led to widespread protests, has been sentenced to only three years imprisonment in a youth justice centre, According to ANI

Nawaz amassed 'over 1bn dollars ill-gotten money' in London: Musharraf
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has accused PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif of having amassed over one billion dollars in ill-gotten wealth. ANI

Carla Bruni feared to be on 'Al Qaeda's hit list'
Security around France's First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy has been tightened up amid fears that she may be the "priority target" of a terrorist assassination plot. ANI

Covidien Reports Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Results
Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today reported results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 (July - September 2010). Fourth-quarter net sales of $2.67 billion increased 3% from the $2.59 billion reported a year ago, with foreign exchange rate movement reducing the quarterly sales growth rate by approximately one percentage point. Business Wire India

Dassault Systèmes Strengthens its R&D Activities in India
Regulatory News: Business Wire India

VTI to Enter MEMS Timing Device Market
For MEMS pioneer VTI, timing devices represent a natural step forward in a highly interesting market. “In an analysis on emerging MEMS products, Yole Développement puts MEMS oscillators as having the highest market value in 2015 and the highest Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2009 through 2015 Business Wire India

Aptina Looks Forward with High Dynamic Range Automotive Image Sensor
Aptina, the leading innovator of CMOS image sensors, announced today the launch of the MT9M024 image sensor, the latest addition to the company’s growing portfolio of automotive imaging solutions. The 1 Business Wire India

Power Integrations Launches High-Efficiency Power Factor Correction IC Product Family with Integrated Controller/MOSFET
Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today launched HiperPFS, a family of power factor correction (PFC) controllers with integrated high-voltage power MOSFETs Business Wire India

Power Integrations’ New HiperTFS™ Incorporates Efficient Two-Switch-Forward Main and Flyback Standby Power Converters into Single IC
Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today introduced HiperTFS, a highly integrated power supply IC family for high-power applications Business Wire India

Denmark Renews Multi-Year Contract with Gemalto for Complete ePassport Service
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that the Danish State Police (“Den Danske Stat ved Rigspolitiet”) has renewed its multi-year agreement for a complete Sealys ePassport production and issuance service Business Wire India

Dabigatran Etexilate Demonstrates Substantial Clinical Benefits in Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Prior Stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack
Today, The Lancet Neurology published positive results from a sub-group analysis of the landmark Randomized Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulant Therapy (RE-LY®) trial - the largest atrial fibrillation (AF) outcomes trial ever completed (18,113 patients in 44 countries worldwide) Business Wire India

Suniva Joins President Obama and Select Business Leaders at US-India Innovation Roundtable
Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells and modules, today announced that it was a participant in the U.S. – India Innovation Roundtable led by President Obama. The roundtable, held in Mumbai, was part of the President’s first official visit to India Business Wire India Identifies Key Advantages for Incorporating in Hong Kong
A recent analysis by – a leading Hong Kong business incorporation portal, has identified key reasons why foreign companies and investors prefer to incorporate in Hong Kong Business Wire India

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