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India, Mauritius to join hands to combat piracy: Patil
President Pratibha Patil has said India and Mauritius will jointly combat piracy in the Indian Ocean. ANI

Camping makes people happier than five-star holidays!
A new research has suggested that camping makes people happier, more satisfied with life and less stressed than five-star holidays. ANI

Most women prefer men with feminine shaped faces: Study
A new study claims that men with feminine faces will be luckier in love as more women are attracted to them than masculine men. ANI

Royal wedding creating online buzz every ten seconds: Study
A new study has revealed that the royal wedding is mentioned online once every ten seconds. ANI

NY cabbie drives passengers to LA for $5K!
Two New Yorkers gave a taxi driver the 5,000-dollars fare of a lifetime to drive them across the United States to Los Angeles. ANI

Honest UK taxi driver returns $50K to passenger
An honest taxi driver has returned a bag containing 50,000 dollars, 1,000 euros and a laptop to the owner after finding it on the backseat of his Cambridge cab, despite it being worth a year-and-a-half's wages ANI

Brit teachers ply student, 17, with alcohol before sexually assaulting him
Two married teachers in Britain have been charged with engaging in illegal sex acts with a 17-year-old boy, who they groomed after plying him with alcohol. ANI

Microsoft founder criticizes Apple and Google
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has lashed out at internet rivals Apple and Google, describing them as "evil" entities. ANI

Australian support for republic slips to lowest in 17 years
Support for making Australia a republic has slipped to it's lowest level in 17 years. ANI

'Humanity' not random product of evolution, but God's work: Pope
Pope Benedict XVI has told devotees in his Easter Vigil homily that humanity is not a random product of evolution, but has a "divine reasoning" behind it. ANI

Bookies bet Wills-Kate will have baby in 2012
Prince Williams and Kate Middleton are yet to wed, but bookies have already started betting on the birth of their first child. ANI

9 out of 10 Brit newlyweds 'live together before getting married'
A new survey has suggested that nine out of 10 British newlyweds have lived together before their wedding day. ANI

Thatcher's famous black Asprey handbag to fetch œ100K at auction
Margaret Thatcher's famous black Asprey handbag, that terrorised ministers, is expected to fetch 100,000 pounds at an auction.t was a symbol of her uncompromising style as British Prime Minister and added a new word to the dictionary. ANI

UK royals urged to back gay marriages
Equal Love campaigners have said they will deliver a giant card to Buckingham Palace, urging Prince William and Katherine Middleton to support gay marriages. ANI

Hafiz Saeed challenges India to prove his involvement in 26/11
Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has challenged India to prove his organization's link to the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, claiming that India would never be able to substantiate the allegation. ANI

Brits 'feel monarchy makes them more respected around world'
A poll has revealed that Britain is a nation made up of moderate monarchists and reluctant republicans. ANI

Retired bishop in Oz says some priests do not view child sex as breach of virtue
A retired Catholic bishop in Australia has claimed that some priests do not view the molestation of boys as a breach of their celibacy vows. ANI

Imran Khan sets 30 days deadline over US drone strikes
Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said that if the Pakistan People's Party (PPP)-led federal government fails to stop US drone strikes within 30 days, protesters will block all NATO supply routes across the country. ANI

Hindus and Jews ask Miley Cyrus to raise Gypsy apartheid issue on her "Gypsy Heart" tour
Hindus and Jews want American singer-actress Miley Cyrus to use her upcoming "Gypsy Heart" world tour to spread awareness about the apartheid faced by about 15-million European Gypsies (Roma). ANI

Hindus laud White House for including Yoga in Easter Egg Roll activities
Hindus have applauded White House for including yoga in "133rd White House Easter Egg Roll" held in the South Lawn of White House in Washington DC on April 25. ANI

Tory MP blurts out Imogen Thomas' Premier League star's name on show
A top Tory MP came close to breaching a High Court injunction when she blurted out the name of the Premier League star who had an affair with Imogen Thomas. ANI

Hindu temple in Illinois expanding
Shree Jalaram Mandir in Hoffman Estates (Illinois, USA) is expanding. ANI

Cameron wants Muslim clerics in Lords
British Prime Minister David Cameron wants Muslim clerics to sit beside bishops in the House of Lords. ANI

Brit Deputy PM Nick Clegg to be portrayed in new hip-hop musical
British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is reportedly set to be portrayed as a tragic hero with all the swagger of a top rapper in a new hip-hop musical. ANI

Transsexual waiter in Dubai faces jail for inciting men to have sex with him
A transsexual waiter in Dubai is facing six months jail after he posted photos of his enlarged br**ts on Facebook, and encouraged men to have sex with him for Dh 1,000. ANI

Leaked US documents show some Gitmao prisoners held for years on 'flimsy ground'
Around 700 leaked US classified military documents have revealed that some suspects were detained for years in the Guant namo Bay prison on 'flimsy ground'. ANI

Conspiracy against Balochistan being planned in Afghanistan: Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has claimed that a new conspiracy is being hatched in Afghanistan to deteriorate law and order situation in Balochistan. ANI

Women US soldiers' new gear will allow them to urinate without disrobing!
Female troops in the US military still wear clothing and protective gear specially designed for men. ANI

Debating use of drones in war reaching technological tipping point
The British study has said that it is essential for military officials not "risk losing our controlling humanity and make war more likely" by using armed drones. ANI

Pak needs vibrant, dynamic, independent judiciary: Chief Justice
Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said an independent judiciary is a prerequisite for a strong nation. ANI

Oz Christian lobby chief's anti-gay, Muslim tweet sparks outrage
Australian Christian lobby chief Jim Wallace has sparked off an online outrage by saying on Twitter that the country's soldiers did not fight and die for gays and Muslims. ANI

Gillard will talk with N. Korea only after nuke issue resolution
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said her country will talk with North Korea once it resolves the controversial nuclear issue. ANI

Dictators in royal wedding guest list invites rights activists' ire
Prince Charles and the UK Foreign Office have been criticized by the human rights activists for including the names of dictators in the royal wedding guest list. ANI

Diana's ex-lover James Hewitt considered suicide over public let down
Princess Diana's former lover James Hewitt has revealed that he considered suicide since he felt he had "let people down". ANI

Computer glitch at NZ supermarket leads to free-for-all
About 24 shoppers helped themselves to free groceries on Good Friday morning after a computer glitch at a New Zealand supermarket incorrectly opened the doors at 8am without a checkout person in sight. ANI

Larry finally catches his first mouse as Downing Street's rat catcher
Larry, the newly appointed rat catcher of Downing Street, has finally earned his title after he was spotted with a mouse in his mouth. ANI

Mayor of London to present Wills, Kate with bicycle made for two
London Mayor Boris Johnson, who is a cycling enthusiast, is set to present the royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, a bicycle made for two. ANI

Oz woman driving to test 'false teeth' at KFC caught drunk
An Australian woman who wanted to try out her new false teeth on fried chicken at KFC has been caught for driving under the influence of alcohol. ANI

Never said Karachi be made a province: Pak Punjab CM
Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said he was not opposing the creation of new provinces, but never said that Karachi be made a separate a province either. ANI

Malaysia conducting special course for Tamil schoolteachers
The Malaysian Education Ministry is reportedly conducting special courses to improve Tamil schoolteachers' teaching skills. ANI

Ex-GITMO Libyan detainee is now a US ally of sorts
For over five years, Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu was a prisoner at the Guant namo Bay prison, judged "a probable member of Al Qaeda". Now, Qumu, 51, is a notable figure in the Libyan rebels' fight to oust Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi. ANI

Scots Guard makes vicious online rants against Kate Middleton
A Scots Guardsman has been banned from the Royal Wedding parade for making vicious online rants against Kate Middleton after she apparently "snubbed" him. ANI

NATO urged to adopt Gaddafi's assassination policy
Senior western leaders have urged NATO to adopt an assassination policy against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to put an end to the emerging stalemate in Libya. ANI

Prince William's 'boogie dancing' b'day pictures surface
Prince William's birthday party pictures have surfaced in a newspaper. ANI

'X Factor' stage manager to direct royal wedding TV coverage
Simon Cowell's 'X Factor' stage manager has reportedly been roped in to direct the television coverage of the royal wedding on Friday. ANI

Drop 'birther issue', says Mayor Bloomberg to Trump
New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg has asked Donald Trump to stop raising the 'birther' issue and to focus on other important issues. ANI

Palin not running for 2012 presidential polls: Rev Franklin Graham
Reverend Franklin Graham, the influential and controversial pastor who travelled to Haiti with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, has said she would not be running for the 2012 presidential polls. ANI

Prince William, Kate Middleton to honeymoon in Scotland, Australia?
Rumours are rife that Prince William and Kate Middleton will be spending their honeymoon in Scotland. ANI

NATO forces tried to assassinate Gaddafi: Libyan official
A Libyan government press official has said NATO had tried to assassinate Colonel Muammar Gaddafi early Monday, destroying his multi-story library and office and badly damaging a reception hall for visiting dignitaries through airstrikes. ANI

Yemen President says he 'won't give in to a coup'
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said he will not give in to a "coup", a day after reportedly agreeing to leave office within a month. ANI

Malaysian-Indian devotees pay tribute to Sathya Sai Baba
Over 200 Malaysian-Indian followers of Sathya Sai Baba paid their tributes to him at the Sai Baba centre in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. ANI

UK Govt, Olympic organizers concerned about being fined for breaking pollution laws
Britain could be fined up to 175 million pounds by the International Olympic Committee if it continues to break air pollution laws. ANI

Prince William avoids Royals for lunch with Kate Middleton's family
Prince William opted out of being with the Royal family on Easter Sunday by spending time with his fiancee Kate Middleton's family. ANI

Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton in an isolated cabin in Africa
Prince William chose to be less stereotyped when he popped the question of marriage to Kate Middleton in a log cabin in Kenya. ANI

Syrian President faces indictment by International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court could indict Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for causing the deaths of 120 anti-government protesters. ANI

Pak re-opens NATO supply route in Peshawar
A road in Peshawar, which acts as the main supply route for NATO troops in Afghanistan, has been re-opened after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) lifted a blockade. ANI

Royal wedding 'to serve as rehearsal for the Queen's funeral'
It has emerged that Palace officials are planning to take advantage of the Royal wedding frenzy to rehearse for what is expected to be the next major state occasion - Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. ANI

Gabrielle Giffords fit enough to attend husband's shuttle launch
US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured in a shooting incident in January, has been declared fit enough to attend her husband's space shuttle launch. ANI

PPP has split into two groups: Qureshi
Former Pakistan Foreign Affairs Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has split into two groups. ANI

Britain could be fined for breaking pollution laws
Britain could be fined up to 175 million pounds by the International Olympic Committee if it continues to break air pollution laws. ANI

PPP, MQM, ANP criticise Pak Punjab CM over Sindh proposal
The Pakistan People's Party (PPP), the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Awami National Party (ANP) have criticised Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for demanding the division of Sindh province. ANI

US unmanned Predator drones could assassinate Gaddafi: Hague
British Foreign Secretary William Hague has indicated that American unmanned Predator drones, which have been used to take out al-Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and Afghanistan, could be used to assassinate Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. ANI

Chinese police arrest Christians during Easter service
Chinese police have detained dozens of Christians who were trying to hold an outdoor Easter Sunday service on a banned site. ANI

Taliban helps 470 inmates to escape from Kandahar jail
The Taliban has helped 470 inmates to escape from a prison in Kandahar, south of Afghanistan on Monday. ANI

US respects Pakistan's sovereignty: Munter
The United States Ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, has said that the Obama administration has great respect for Pakistan and wants to see it as a sovereign and stable state. ANI

Kate Middleton to spend 2 yrs learning her role to adjust to royal life
With just four days to go for the royal wedding, it has emerged that Prince William wants his fiancee Kate Middleton to spend two years learning her role to adjust to the royal life and to keep her from the pressures his mother faced. ANI

3rd Market Samachar South Asian Food Trade Show
Market Samachar LLC, publisher of ' Market Samachar ', a trade magazine with exclusive focus on the South Asian ethnic food business in North America, is pleased to announce the third Market Samachar South Asian Food Trade show. It will be held at The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison NJ, USA on Thursday July 7 & Friday July 8, 2011 Business Wire India

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