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October 13, 2010

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Trinamool accuses CPI (M), police of harassing and arresting party workers

Airline captain dies while flying plane from Philippines to Qatar

Russell Brand and Katy Perry want their wedding to be 'normal'

Foreign investors eyeing India to avoid West's economic doldrums

Anjali Tendulkar expresses happiness over Sachin's double century against Australia

Yoga may have the power to fight fibromyalgia

Watermelon effectively lowers BP

International News for October 13, 2010

Palin warns of 'Armageddon', WW III if Iran obtains nuke weapons
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has warned that if Iran obtains nuclear weapons, it could lead to Armageddon, which would eventually lead to World War III. ANI

North Korea's heir apparent planned attack on eldest brother
North Koreas heir apparent Kim Jong-Uns aides planned to attack his eldest brother Kim Jong-nam in 2009 after the later demanded reforms in the country. ANI

Ex-boyfriend to stand trial for killing Oz-Indian woman and siblings
The accused killer of an Indian-origin woman and her two siblings in Australia, Max Sica is set to face a murder trial after a seven year police investigation and a 94-day committal hearing, following the magistrates decision that there was sufficient evidence against him. ANI

Germany's first Hitler exhibition seeks to break age-old taboos
Adolf Hitler seems to be back in town, with an extremely nervous Germany now preparing to stage the first exhibition dedicated to the Nazi leader this week at Berlins German Historical Museum with the intention to break taboos that have been in practice since the Fuhrer killed himself in his Berlin bunker in 1945. ANI

20 cases pending against Sharif brothers with NAB: PPP
Twenty cases against the Sharif brothers are pending with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Central Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab has revealed. ANI

1 in 6 Brit boys can't write own name even after a year of schooling
A new UK survey has revealed that one in six boys is unable to write his own name even after a year of schooling, unlike girls, who are way ahead. ANI

Oz Crocodile Dundee outback pub up for grabs
The Australian outback pub that was made famous by the 1980s film Crocodile Dundee is up for sale. ANI

Tea Party prefers Chris Christie to Sarah Palin for president
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been put in second position to Chris Christie by Tea Party convention delegates, for their choice for president in 2012. ANI

Hong Kong airline to replace 'fixed-back shell' economy seats after complaints
Hong Kongs biggest airline, Cathay Pacific, is set to replace its fixed-back shell economy-cla*s seats in long-haul planes after passengers complained they were uncomfortable. ANI

Imran Khan, MKRF raise over 1 lakh pounds for Pak flood victims
Imran Khan Flood Relief (IKFR), UK, held a very successful charity dinner in East London in conjunction with a TV channel and Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman Foundation (MKRF), raising funds to the tune of 1,05,000 pounds for Pakistan flood victims. ANI

Obama losing over 40 percent backers' support ahead of Midterm Poll
Over 40 percent of American voters who once considered themselves as backers of President Obama now say that they either support him less or dont support him at all, according to a Bloomberg National poll. ANI

Kiwi-Indian beauty queen accused of not looking Indian enough to win pageant
After the Indian hate slur controversy over TVNZ host Paul Henrys racist comments, Indians in New Zealand have now slammed a blonde, blue-eyed woman who won a Miss IndiaNZ beauty contest, accusing her of not looking Indian enough to win the pageant. ANI

India consolidates No.1 ranking in Tests as Australia slips to fifth position
India has consolidated its position at the top of the ICC Test Championship table whereas Australia has dropped behind England into fifth position after losing both Tests of the series which concluded in Bengaluru on Wednesday. ANI

Preliminary World Bank report puts Pak flood losses at about 9.5 billion dollars
Pakistan suffered a loss of about 9.5 billion dollars (over 800 billion rupees) in the recent floods in terms of damaged crops, infrastructure, public and private property in the four provinces and FATA, a preliminary Damage Need Assessment (DNA) report prepared by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank has said. ANI

Anglican-Hindu dialogue being hosted by Archbishop of Canterbury in Bangalore
Renowned Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has welcomed hosting of dialogue by Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Douglas Williams with five Hindu swamis (ascetics) in Bangalore (India) on October 20, to engage in discussions for mutual understanding. ANI

Pak NAB claims it has no trace of money in Swiss accounts
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) could not trace money kept in Swiss accounts, it has claimed in its report submitted in the Supreme Court about the steps it took for the implementation of the NRO verdict. ANI

US in favour of cross-border attacks to check Taliban flow from Pak
US military officials are advocating cross-border attacks as part of new tactics to choke off the flow of Taliban fighters and bomb-making materials from Pakistan into key battlefields of south Afghanistan. ANI

Michelle Obama hits campaign trail as 'Mom-In-Chief'
First Lady Michelle Obama would tell voters that as Mom-In-Chief she feels compelled to get involved, as she starts her first campaign swing of the midterm season in Milwaukee, Wisc. ANI

Oz teacher jailed for 18 months after having sex with 15-year-old pupil
A former English teacher has been jailed for 18months after having sex with a 15-year-old student. ANI

Indian-origin wife found guilty of manslaughter after burning hubby's ps
A woman from Adelaide, who was apparently just trying to save her troubled marriage by burning her cheating husbands p*s, has been cleared of murder charges. ANI

Mandela reveals misery over family's suffering in new book
Former South African President Nelson Mandelas anguish at the suffering his political activism caused his wife and children has been revealed in a new book called Conversations with Myself, which is set to be released today. ANI

Nepal parliament urged to raise legal marriage age of women from 18 to 20 years
The Nepalese parliament is reportedly considering a bill to raise the legal age of marriage from 18 to 20, which officials say would help improve maternal health. ANI

Murdered Brit-Pak woman forced by killers to beg for life from husband before being shot
A British-Pakistani woman was reportedly shot dead in an arranged marriage row, after being forced by a gang of up to eight men to beg for her life in a phone call to her husband as she prayed at the graveside of a relative in Pakistan. ANI

90-year-old Oz woman has wrong leg amputated by docs
Prosecutors have revealed that a 90-year-old Austrian woman had the wrong leg amputated by doctors. ANI

Brit-Indian teacher, who had sex with 2 pupils, guilty of 'appalling abuse of trust'
The British-Indian teacher, who had sex with two 15-year-old schoolboys, has been condemned for committing an appalling abuse of trust. ANI

Nerdcore - the new hip-hop for nerds and geeks
A new form of hip-hop for nerds and geeks has come up in the form of nerdcore. ANI

Swiss engineers close to creating world's longest railway tunnel
Engineers in Switzerland are close to making a breakthrough with a tunnel they have been drilling for 14 years beneath the Swiss Alps, which would be the worlds longest railway tunnel. ANI

Venice wants gondolas to be given World Heritage status
Venice wants its famous wooden gondolas to be given World Heritage status and it is set to apply to get them listed. ANI

US Air Force's 'secret' space shuttle goes missing again
The X-37B - secret space shuttle of US Air Force has gone missing again and rumours are abound that it may have landed somewhere. ANI

Dead man with 100 wives gets Facebook page to reunite family at funeral
Acentus Akuku, Kenyas most famous polygamistm, is now on Facebook in a bid to reunite his family, which includes his 100 wives. ANI

Musharraf calls PML-N leaders toothless 'paper lions' following chargesheet against him
In the wake of the 16-point charge sheet issued by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) against Pervez Musharraf, the former president said that PML-N leaders are just paper lions and their charges were of no value. ANI

Iranian 'death by stoning' woman's son reported missing
The son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who had been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, has reportedly gone missing following the arrest of two alleged German journalists after they tried to interview him. ANI

Pak Punjab Assembly passes resolution against Musharraf
The Punjab Assembly in Pakistan has unanimously passed a resolution condemning former president Pervez Musharraf. ANI

Victorian Premier Brumby wins 2010 Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award
Victorian Premier John Brumby has won the 2010 Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award for helping organise a Parliament of the Worlds Religions in Melbourne last year. ANI

US teachers 'fired for complaining about on-campus sx tys'
Three former teachers at a school in the US are suing their employer, claiming that they were fired because they complained about on-campus s*x t*y parties. ANI

Poster girl of Taliban oppression unveils new nose
The woman, who appeared on the cover of Time Magazine without her nose and accompanied by an article highlighting the plight of women in Afghanistan, has unveiled a new nose. ANI

Brit man given 6 months to live sells all his belongings and then lives
A British man sold all his belongings after being being given just six months to live - only to be told later: It was a mistake. You wont die. ANI

UK's angriest motorists drive BMWs
A poll has revealed that Britains angriest motorist drive BMWs. ANI

'Indian-hate-slur' host Henry's departure doesn't see drop in TVNZ viewership
Despite the departure of the controversial and popular host Paul Henry from the Television New Zealand, the ratings of the breakfast show reportedly remains high, but experts claim that the actual effect of his absence would be known only after a few months. ANI

Victory for gays as judge orders U.S. military to halt 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law
A federal judge has ordered the United States military to stop enforcing the dont ask, dont tell law that prohibits homosexuality in the armed services. ANI

Pizza Express teaching staff how to flirt with customers
Family-friendly restaurant Pizza Express is teaching its staff the art of flirting with patrons in a bid to relax them, it has emerged. ANI

'World will come to India asking to join UNSC in next 15-20 yrs'
India should not push for urgent reform of the United Nations Security Council as the world will come forward and ask New Delhi to join the UNSC as a permanent member in next 15-20 years, according to a top former diplomat. ANI

India to help Vietnam enhance, upgrade its armed forces
To further boost Indias Look East Policy, Defence Minister AK Antony said that New Delhi will provide support to Vietnam to enhance and upgrade the capabilities of its three services in general and its Navy in particular. ANI

Miracle as first of 33 trapped Chilean miners pulled to safety
A feeling of victory and happiness erupted across Chile as the first of 33 Chilean miners, trapped for more than two months was brought out to the surface. ANI

Now, 'Zork' your bubbly to keep the fizz from going flat
Popping open a bottle of champagne is always fun, but not so much when the bubbly fizzes out - well, not any more - thanks to a clever device called zork. ANI

Photog captures lightening-struck Statue of Liberty
A photographer has managed to capture an amazing moment - the Statue of Liberty hit by a lightening streak. ANI

Germany has become new breeding ground for jihadi Islamic radicals: Report
Despite being spared of terrorist attacks like those that have hit the United States, Britain and Spain, Hamburg in Germany still remains the breeding ground for Islamic radicals, according to security officials. ANI

Pak holds 'trump card' to success of Afghan peace talks with Taliban: Gilani
The renewed Afghan efforts to make peace with the Taliban to end the nine-year war would fail without Pakistans help, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has stated. ANI

Even passengers' phone calls are a danger to drivers
A study on the dangers of talking on a mobile while driving has found that even a passengers phone call is enough to distract the driver. ANI

Row over inviting Lankan President Rajapaksa for CWG closing
Activists have opposed Indias decision to invite Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the guest of honour at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Lashkar planning 26/11 style attack on Delhi ahead of CWG closing ceremony
Pakistan based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba is planning to attack Delhi on Thursday during the build-up to the closing ceremony of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, according to Indian intelligence. ANI

Zardari believed 'US was behind Taliban attacks in Pak' to gain access to its nukes
Zalmay Khalilzad, the former US envoy to Afghanistan, once brushed off Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardaris claim, that the US was arranging the (suicide) attacks by Pakistani Taliban inside his country, as madness, and was of the view that both Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who believed in this US conspiracy theory, were dysfunctional leaders. ANI

NATO choppers again violate Pak airspace days after formal apology
After assuring Pakistan of no more intrusions into its territory, two NATO helicopters again violated Pakistani airspace in Chaman area, a bordering town of Balochistan with Afghanistan. ANI

A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Investors Trust Assurance SPC
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Corporate Profitability and Transformation Expert Bob Shaw Launches Accunomics Global Management Consultancy
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Hilton HHonors Announces Double and Quadruple Points Promotion
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Waseef, a subsidiary of Barwa Real Estate Co in Qatar, Selects Yardi Voyager™
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Bloomberg Television Names Gary Groenheim Commercial Director for Asia-Pacific
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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Partners With SVTC to Accelerate High-Volume MEMS Manufacturing
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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Expands Design Services Ecosystem with Three New Partners
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Jupiter Systems Announces First Shipments of Fusion Catalyst™ Products to Customers in US, Western Europe and Russia
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Johnson Controls Automotive Experience Signs Share Purchase Agreement to Acquire Michel Thierry
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