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14,000 still missing one month after Japan's quake-tsunami
One month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, nearly 14,000 people are still missing and workers are still struggling to regain the control of the crippled nuclear power plant. ANI

30000 pounds for rare copy of Mein Kampf signed by Hitler
The 'rarest ever' edition of Mein Kampf signed by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and featuring vellum bindings and gold lettering on the titles, could fetch up to 30000 in an auction. ANI

British Muslims arrested in France burqa ban protest
British Muslim radicals were among at least 61 people arrested in Paris for illegally protesting against the French Government's ban on the burqa. ANI

'Terrorists operating suicidal networks from Pak brothels'
Some high-profile terrorists are reportedly operating their suicidal networks from brothels, in the guise of hotels and guesthouses, in Pakistan. ANI

MQM chief boasts of creating party's stronghold in Punjab
Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has said that no one can prevent his party from creating a stronghold in Punjab. ANI

Oz retailers fight online rivals with 'try-on' charges
Shop operators in Australia have come up with a smart tactic to stop shoppers who use their changing rooms to try on garments that they then buy online. ANI

Joint US-Pak intelligence operations suspended since January
A senior Pakistani intelligence officer has said joint US-Pakistan intelligence operations have been frozen since late January. ANI

France puts burqua ban into effect
A law which bans all facial coverings, except motor cycle helmets or welding masks and masks used for health issues has been imposed in France with effect from Monday. ANI

Preparations underway for Pak Foreign Secretary's visit to US
The Pakistan Foreign Office has started preparations for Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir's crucial visit to Washington, starting from April 20, to mend strained relations between the two countries. ANI

Britain told US not to intervene in Lockerbie bomber release: Wikileaks
Britain's envoy to the US had told America last year that it should not stop the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset-al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison, reveals the whistle blowing website, Wikileaks. ANI

Cherie Blair attends launch of Royal Mail stamps 'dedicated' to Subrata Roy
It has emerged that Cherie Blair recently accepted an invitation to attend the unveiling of stamps 'dedicated' to Indian billionaire Subrata Roy. ANI

Meet the UK fish-taster whose tongue is worth 4m pounds!
A fish-taster of a British seafood company is getting her tongue insured for more than 4million pounds. ANI

Earthquake disrupts work at crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant
Efforts to cool reactors at Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant were disrupted following Monday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which briefly knocked out power supply to the plant. ANI

Brit homosexual men can donate blood if they did not have sex for decade
Homosexual men may soon be able to donate blood as a ban stopping them from doing so is soon to be lifted. ANI

Brit young women 'not tackling obesity as effectively as men'
Britain's foremost obesity expert has warned that millions of young women could be "eating themselves into an early grave" because they are not tackling their weight as effectively as men. ANI

Palin supports Trump's 'birther' debate on Obama
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has said she appreciates Trump using his resources and paying researchers to confirm President Barack Obama's birthplace. ANI

103 bodies found in Japan's tsunami-hit zone
A total of 103 bodies were found in the second intensive search conducted in earthquake and tsunami hit areas of Japan. ANI

UK chip shop owner serves up deep-fried creme eggs for Easter
Chip shop owner Martyn Bilby, from Donaster, South Yorkshire, has a special Easter treat in store for his customers - the deep-fried creme egg. ANI

Brit parents say raunchy TV shows are forcing kids to grow up too fast
Parents in Britain have expressed their worry that raunchy television shows and adult-like clothes are forcing their children to grow up too quickly. ANI

Japan hit by another 7.1-magnitude aftershock, tsunami warning issued
A magnitude-7.1 aftershock rattled Japan on Monday, one month after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that spawned a deadly tsunami. ANI

Vatican warns pilgrims of ticket scams ahead of John Paul II beatification
The Vatican has warned Catholic pilgrims against ticket scams and unscrupulous hoteliers as the beatification of Pope John Paul II to be held on May 1 in Rome draws nearer. ANI

'11 suicide attacks killed 155 people in Pakistan in first three months of 2011'
Eleven suicide attacks carried out by terrorists have killed 155 people and wounded over 340 others in the first three months of 2011 in Pakistan, a Conflict Monitoring Centre (CMC) report has said. ANI

Pak political leadership united in crisis: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said the political leadership in country remains united in times of crisis. ANI

Radiation risk from Japan nuke plant 'considerably smaller': Official
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano has said the risk of massive radiation leaks from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is lower than what it was at the start of the crisis. ANI

French, UN helicopters attack Ivory Coast presidential palace
French and United Nations helicopter gunships fired rockets at the Ivory Coast's presidential palace on Sunday, to dislodge a despot hiding in a basement tunnel. ANI

Chinese Police halt unapproved church service, detain worshipers
Dozens of worshippers of a Christian House Church have been detained by Chinese Police for holding prayers at an outdoor venue. ANI

Brits face biggest squeeze to their wallets since post-WW1 recession
Britons are facing the worst financial crisis since the post-World War One recession of 1919-21. ANI

Pak SC adjourns hearing of NRO review petition till Tuesday
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday adjourned hearing of a petition filed by the government against the court's verdict of declaring the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) illegal till Tuesday. ANI

Anger over baby clothes glorifying terror groups, suicide bombers
A website in US is being investigated after it advertised baby clothes with slogans glorifying terror groups and suicide bombers. ANI

Three killed in landmine blast in Kurram
A blast claimed three lives in Pakistan's Upper Kurram Agency on Monday when a passenger bus hit landmine. ANI

China to welcome foreign investors in emerging industries
China has said it will encourage foreign investment in the country's emerging industries. ANI

Yuri Gagarin 'was worried about sausages before space trip'
It has emerged that when Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin was embarking on his pioneering voyage into space 50 years ago, he made sure he had enough sausage to last him on the trip back home to Moscow. ANI

Brit mum saves baby by refusing to end pregnancy on doctors' advice
A mother in Britain, who was told by doctors to terminate her pregnancy as her baby had died in her womb, ended up saving her daughter's life after she refused to follow their advice. ANI

New book reveals details of Nicolas Sarkozy's 2nd marriage failure
A new book has revealed details on how the second marriage of French President Nicolas Sarkozy collapsed. ANI

Brit surrogate mum 'pregnant again with Osama Bin Laden's grandchild'!
A British former poledancer who miscarried Osama Bin Laden's twin grandchildren in 2010 has revealed that she is pregnant again with the grandchild of the world's most wanted terrorist. ANI

Three militants, one policeman killed in Peshawar
A fierce fighting between the local police and the militants that took place near Karkhano market in Peshawar left one policeman and three militants dead. ANI

Bradley Manning treatment called 'illegal and unconstitu?tional'
Over 250 of America's leading legal scholars have described the treatment of American soldier Bradley Manning, who has been accused of leaking classified cables to WikiLeaks, as illegal, unconstitutional and amounting to torture. ANI

Dead UK authors lead list of country's top-earning crime writers
Dead authors still dominate the UK crime writers' rich list. The creator of James Bond, Ian Fleming, is the most successful and highest earning British crime writer of all time, while Agatha Christie stands second. ANI

Pak security forces kill seven militants in Swat
Pakistani security forces have killed seven militants in the Matta area of Swat district. ANI

War in Afghanistan is destabilising Pakistan: Zardari
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said the war in Afghanistan is destabilising his country, and affecting efforts to restore its democratic institutions and economic prosperity. ANI

White House criticizes Trump's 'birther' comments on Obama
A White House adviser, David Plouffe, has criticized businessman Donald Trump's comments questioning President Barack Obama's place of birth, saying it will not sway American public opinion. ANI

Gaddafi accepts African Union peace plan to end Libya conflict
Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has reportedly accepted an African Union (AU) peace plan designed to the end the current conflict, South African President Jacob Zuma said from Tripoli overnight. ANI

Oz defence sexgate: Minister may order judicial inquiry
Australia's Defence Minister Stephen Smith is considering an independent judicial inquiry into abuse and bastardisation at the Australian Defence Force Academy. ANI

Big Bash must rely Indian, Windies stars, not ageing Oz ones: Julian
Former fast bowler and now TV commentator Brendon Julian has said Australia's Big Bash 20-20 competition would be taking a backward step if it relies on aging stars like Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden. ANI

Indonesian politician accused of watching p*rn in parliament
An Indonesian politician has been accused of watching p*rn on his tablet computer in parliament. ANI

Georgian woman facing 3 years in jail for shutting off internet service
An elderly Georgian woman is facing charges that could lead to three years in prison for allegedly shutting off the internet service in her country and neighbouring Armenia while scavenging for copper cable. ANI

Cambrios and Toray Advanced Film to Collaborate on Complete Line of Transparent Conductive PET Films
Cambrios Technologies Corporation announced that it has reached an agreement to provide Cambrios ClearOhm¢â coating materials to Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd. of Japan, part of the Toray group, which provides innovative materials and components globally Business Wire India

Cambrios and Synaptics Enter Agreement to Accelerate Use of ClearOhmT Conductive Film in Commercial Products
Cambrios Technologies Corporation and Synaptics Incorporated, (NASDAQ:SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, announced that they have entered into a Reference Design Partner Agreement. Business Wire India

Cambrios ClearOhmT Film Used in Smart Phone
Cambrios Technologies Corporation announced that its ClearOhm™ transparent conductive film has been incorporated into the touch sensor of a leading smart phone. The touch sensor and touch module solution were developed by Nissha Printing Co., Ltd Business Wire India

NYSE Euronext Board of Directors Unanimously Reaffirms Strong Commitment to Agreed Deutsche Boerse Combination
Business Wire India

World's Top Programmers Join Intelsat's Global Video Neighborhoods
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, has announced a series of new contracts with media customers utilizing Intelsat’s leading video neighborhoods Business Wire India

Bloomberg wins 'Data Provider of the Year' at The Asian Banker Markets and Exchanges Achievement Awards 2011
The Asian Banker announced that Bloomberg L.P. has won the Data Provider of the Year award for 2011, based on its outstanding achievements in the financial industry. The award recognizes institutions operating in the capital markets that have demonstrated sustainable long-term strategy along with robust business processes Business Wire India

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