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Red Bull boss says Webber's Korean GP 'collision with drivers' allegations "ridiculous"
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner insists it is "ridiculous" to suggest that Mark Webber deliberately tried to collide with his rivals during Sunday's Korean Grand Prix. ANI

UN's Pakistan flood appeal drying up, threatening aid and reconstruction effort: Oxfam
Three months after unprecedented floods devastated Pakistan, cases of disease are on an increase but funds for the UN flood appeal are drying up and threatening the aid and reconstruction effort, International aid agency Oxfam has warned. ANI

China billionaire rich list grows to 49 more
China now has 128 billionaires, which is 49 more that what the country had at this time last year. ANI

Kids in Scotland learn about s*x from school rather than friends, family
A survey has found that more children in Scotland now get most of their information about s*x from school rather than from their friends or family. ANI

Edinburgh Airport's "kiss and fly" charge costs £5 for 10 mins
Edinburgh Airport has introduced new "kiss and fly" drop-off charges by which motorists, who delay departure, will have to pay 5 pounds if they are at the drop-off for more than 10 minutes. ANI

Oz man saved from car landing on bed
A man in Melbourne, Australia has revealed how his life was spared from a car crashing into his house and landing on his bed when he decided to spend a little more time on his computer. ANI

'Pace, scope and character of dialogue, something only India, Pak can shape', says US
The United States will continue to back dialogue between India and Pakistan towards the resolution of their bilateral issues, but the "pace, scope and character" have 'obviously' to be decided by the two nations, the White House has said. ANI

Oz service station worker outwits thief by telling him to buy something first
A service station attendant in Australia managed to outwit an armed bandit by telling him that he has to buy something first before he can open the till. ANI

US brewery angers Wiccan community with Witch's Wit label
A beer distributor in California has landed in hot water after angering the Wiccan community with an ale called Witch's Wit, whose label depicts a woman being burned at the stake. ANI

Oz shops urged not to sell T-shirts with "Relax, its just s*x " slogan
The state government has urged clothing stores in Queensland, Australia, to stop selling t-shirts depicting a woman bound and gagged, with the slogan "Relax, it's just sex" written on it. ANI

Man jailed for 3 years for blackmailing woman for sex
A man, who blackmailed and intimidated a woman into having s*x with him several times during a three-week period, has been jailed for three years. ANI

China to extend crackdown on illegal operations to tackle notorious work safety woes
China will extend a crackdown on illegal operations in mines, transport, construction and hazardous chemicals by one month, the country's work safety watchdog has said. ANI

Rolling Stones planning comeback tour for next year
It seems Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards' revelations about bandmate Sir Mick Jagger have not affected the group, as they are planning a comeback tour for next year. ANI

Now, Internet access on Everest summit
Climbers would now be able to make video calls and surf the Internet on their mobile phones while at the top of Mount Everest, thanks to a Nepalese telecom group. ANI

Snoring, body odour among reasons Singaporeans cite for getting a divorce
Loud snoring, language barrier, body odour and reluctance to have s*x are some of the reasons why Singaporean couples ask for a divorce, says expert. ANI

Security checks at US airports to get more 'touchy'
Security checks at US airports are set to get more 'touchy' for those who opt out of full-body scan, as TSA is set to change its pat-down procedure. ANI

What makes the Ultimate Horror Movie?
A survey of film fans of more than 5,000 film fans has revealed that the Ultimate Horror Movie would merge Regan from 'The Exorcist' with 'The Shining'. ANI

Oz elite forces giving military training to Afghan warlord's private army
Six fighters loyal to a notorious Afghan warlord have been flown to Australia to train with elite special forces as part of a covert strategy to strengthen military operations against the Taliban. ANI

Detectives in UK to get lessons on using Facebook, Twitter
Detectives in UK will now be trained to use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to catch killers and other criminals. ANI

US teacher found guilty of kissing 9-year-old student
A 62-year-old Osceola County teacher has been found guilty of lewd and lascivious behavior towards a 9-year-old student. ANI

Tablecloth that reveals pretty patterns after spilling wine
Spilling wine on a tablecloth would generally invite disapproving looks or stares, but not with a new kind of tablecloth that transforms any spill into pretty patterns. ANI

Hitler 'loved marmalade but hated anyone staring at him'
Files recently made public in the National Archives revealed a regular day in the life of Adolf Hitler. ANI

Sex is a business opportunity for some Chinese college students
Chinese college students are considering sex as a business opportunity to lead a glittering lifestyle. ANI

Chinese put up XXX road sign after forgetting to name the street!
In an unusual yet funny incident, traffic officials in China forgot to name a road and put up 'XXX' sign instead.he motorway in the southeastern province of Guangzhou was due to be named in honor of local Communist Party leaders but town hall committees couldn't agree which one. ANI

Obama to bring message of peace in the region during India visit: Cameron Munter
US President Barack Obama would bring a message of peace in the region during his next week's visit to India, US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said. ANI

Same weapon used in all three Pentagon building shootings: FBI
The United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has confirmed that shots fired at three Washington-area military buildings recently all came from the same weapon. ANI

Palin said she could run for president un 2012 if no one is up for it
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has said that if nobody else is up to the job, she could run for president in 2012. ANI

China could soon leave US behind in militarizing of space
China looks set to pull ahead of the United States in the race to militarise space. ANI

McDonald's to pay Brazilian ex-employee $17,500 for weight he gained on the job
Fast food giant McDonald's will have to pay an ex-employee a hefty settlement for the weight he gained there. ANI

Straight men 'more comfortable kissing each other than ever before'
Men are more comfortable than ever before when it comes to showing friendship to another man by kissing on lips, a new research has revealed. ANI

Sydney women are high maintenance, more sophisticated
A survey on Australian women has found that Sydney women tend to be more urbane and sophisticated, and are high maintenance and superficial. ANI

China cracks down on dissidents despite dissident getting Nobel Peace Prize
China has defied widespread international criticism and continued its crackdown on human rights activists and lawyers despite one of its dissident citizens receiving the coveted Nobel Peace prize. ANI

Vladimir Putin's black eye raises eyebrows
Vladimir Putin's recent picture caked in makeup, apparently to mask a black eye, has raised some speculations. ANI

Tests show unstable cement in oil well before Gulf of Mexico blast
Three advance tests the oil services firm Halliburton carried out on a cement mixture used to try to close BP's Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico showed that the cement would be unstable, according to evidence collected by the national oil spill commission. ANI

Pak FO launches diatribe over "ISI-obsessed India's rhetoric and blame game"
Pakistan has once again blamed India for playing a blame game over their bilateral disputes, including Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Monroe, Kennedy's 'lovechild' loses right to JFK fortune
The man who claimed to be a lovechild of Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy doesn't have a right to the late president's fortune, a federal appellate panel has ruled. ANI

New documents reveal Hitler's 'last desperate stand' during WWII
A set of documents revealed today showed that allied forces during the Second World War believed that Hitler had a secret Nazi hideout in the Austrian Alps where he make a "last desperate stand". ANI

Wikimedia to open first non-US office in India
Wikimedia Foundation, the owners of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, plans to open an office in India to take advantage of the country's open internet culture. ANI

Obama to visit South East Asia's largest mosque in Indonesia
U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the third largest Muslim house of worship in the world, during his swing through the country November 9 and 10. ANI

Qantas woman under investigation over 'mile-high' sex romp
A female Qantas employee is under investigation for a "mile-high" sex romp with a male passenger. ANI

Sarah Palin says Bristol will 'kick her butt' in ratings face-off
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin Sarah Palin will face off against daughter Bristol for ratings next week. ANI

Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement formally signed by both countries
Pakistan and Afghanistan signed the Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement yesterday for boosting bilateral trade and exports. ANI

Californian woman spanked at work entitled to $1.4 m settlement
London, Oct 29 (ANI: A 57-year-old saleswoman from California, who won a whopping 1.4 million dollars from her ex-employers after being spanked during a company team-building exercise, finally has the right to get paid. ANI

Nearly a third of Brit women workers are now main breadwinners
A new UK study has found that nearly a third of women workers are now the main breadwinners, earning more salary than their partners. ANI

Manmohan Singh meets South Korean President in Hanoi
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met South Korean President Lee Myung-bak ahead of the eighth India-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit, and the fifth East Asia Summit in Hanoi here on Friday. ANI

US official feels substantial progress has been made in Afghanistan
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn has said that there has been "substantial progress" in the Afghan campaign. ANI

Pentagon official charged with setting up unauthorised spy network in Afghanistan
A Pentagon investigation has concluded that one of its officials, Michael D. Furlong, set up an "unauthorized" intelligence network to collect information in the United States and Afghanistan. ANI

Brit couple suspended from work after sex romp at Pizza Express
Two workers of a Pizza Express in Britain have been suspended after they were spotted having sex inside the closed outlet by passers-by. ANI

Dating site for ugly people celebrates first engagement
A British couple, who met on the dating site set up for ugly people, has become the first to get engaged. ANI

US not tracking spending on Afghan projects, audit says
The US government has spent about 55 billion dollars on rebuilding in Afghanistan since 2001, but a government watchdog has said that there is confusion about how the money was spent. ANI

White House reveals how Obama will address outsourcing issue during India trip
The White House has revealed how President Barack Obama will address the sensitive issue of outsourcing when he undertakes his visit to India between November 6 and 9. ANI

"Qaeda plotted to take hostages in Mumbai-style 'Euro Plot' for release of 9/11 mastermind"
Al-Qaeda planned to take hostages in its Mumbai-style attacks on Britain, France and Germany in a possible 'Euro Plot' to demand the release of 9/11 terror mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, according to a former associate of Osama bin Laden. ANI

Brit man cleared of attack on woman because he suffers from 'sexsomnia'
A Brit man has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman because he suffers from a rare medical condition called 'sexsomnia'. ANI

Victoria Police sacks four more officers over India-centric racist email scam
Victoria Police today sacked four officers more over the racist and pornographic e-mail scandal that rocked the force recently. ANI

India, China PMs' discuss "difficult issues" in Hanoi, Special Reps to meet
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao used their tenth meeting as leaders of their respective governments to discuss threadbare all "difficult" issues bedeviling bilateral ties. ANI

Al Gore under fire for leaving car idling for an hour during speech
Climate change warrior Al Gore has invited controversy after reportedly leaving his car idling for an hour during an environment lecture in Sweden. ANI

George Bush gave orders to shoot down planes on 9/11, reveals tell-all
Former US President George W. Bush gave orders to shoot down planes on 9/11, his new book has revealed. ANI

Pak, SA hope UAE one-dayers will help them gear up for 2011 World Cup
South Africa and Pakistan are all set to gear up for next year's World Cup with a five-match one-day series starting in the UAE today. ANI

Al Qaeda linked Islamist group executes two teenage girls in Somalia by firing squad
An Al Qaeda-linked Islamist group has executed two teenage girls in Somalia by firing squad. ANI

Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich 'bonded' over affairs: Armey
Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich had 'bonded' over the affairs they had had, according to Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey. ANI

Taliban talks with rival Kurram tribe to access strategic Af-Pak border areas
The Taliban is negotiating a peace deal with the rival Kurram tribe to gain access to remote strategic areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. ANI

Silvio Berlusconi condemns furore over links with teenage girl
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has denounced a growing controversy over his links with a teenage Moroccan girl as 'media trash'. ANI

White House press office spells Michelle Obama's name wrong
It must have been an embarrassing moment for the White House press office when an aide misspelled America's First lady Michelle Obama's name. ANI

Militants behead 3 'fake' Taliban for 'defaming TTP'
Three "common criminals" were beheaded by militants in Pakistan for allegedly masquerading as the Taliban while stealing and kidnapping for ransom. ANI

Site reveals 'Christine O'Donnell's sordid Halloween romp with 25-year-old'
Christine O'Donnell has had to face many sticky situations, over her dabbling in witchcraft and falsifying her educational resume, but this time the Delaware Republican Senate may be in a real soup. ANI

US intelligence spying costs over 80 billion dollars annually
The annual cost of U.S. intelligence has gone public for the first time. According to figures released by the government Thursday, it is just over 80 billion dollars for 2010. ANI

India, China PMs' begin meeting, stapled visa, economic and strategic ties in focus
The Prime Ministers of India and China - Dr. Manmohan Singh and Wen Jiabao - have begun a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN and East Asia summits being held here, and it is expected that they will discuss a broad range of issues, including strategic and economic ties, besides the controversy surrounding Beijing's decision to issue stapled visas to residents of Kashmir. ANI

Monster Worldwide Reports Third Quarter and Nine Months 2010 Results
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW) today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010. Monster Worldwide completed the acquisition of Yahoo! HotJobs on August 24, 2010 and the Company’s third quarter financial results include approximately five weeks of HotJobs’ results. Business Wire India

Nike and Cristiano Ronaldo Introduce Safari Print Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II
Global football star Cristiano Ronaldo today with Nike (NYSE:NKE) launched the CR Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II boot. Inspired by Ronaldo’s lightning speed and effortless style off the pitch, the CR Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II combines high-performance innovation and heritage of the Nike Safari print. Business Wire India

PCI Security Standards Council Releases Version 2.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard and Payment Application Data Security Standard
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today released version 2.0 of the PCI DSS and PA-DSS Business Wire India

Exxon Mobil Corporation Announces Estimated Third Quarter 2010 Results
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM): Business Wire India

SEE Virtual Worlds™ Secures Deal to Publish Themed Virtual World Based on the Universal Monsters™ and Van Helsing
SEE Virtual Worlds™, an entertainment company publishing a virtual reality universe of connected planets tied to licensed franchises, announced a collaborative deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to publish a virtual world based on the classic Universal Monsters™ Business Wire India

The Nielsen Company Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results
The Nielsen Company B.V., a leading global information and measurement company, announced its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010. Business Wire India

Celgene Reports Record Third Quarter 2010 Operating and Financial Results
Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG): Business Wire India

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