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Pak Govt. not to disclose Baloch missing persons list
The Pakistan Government has decided not to disclose the identity of 57 missing persons from Balochistan, after two top agencies requested the list be treated as classified. ANI

Trump in second place as GOP candidate: NBC Poll
The latest NBC/ Wall Street Journal poll shows that real estate mogul Donald Trump is tied for second place with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, at 17 percent. ANI

Failure in rebalancing China's economy may jeopardize growth: Paul J. Heytens
A senior Asian Development Banks (ADB) official has said the country's economy carries very little risk of a hard landing, but any failure in implementing the government's agenda to rebalance the economy may jeopardize the sustainability of growth in the longer term. ANI

Stepchildren relate to stepparents based on perceived benefits
A study has found that that stepchildren relate with stepparents based on the stepparents' treatment of them and their evaluations, or judgments, of the stepparents' behaviours. ANI

Brit woman gives birth to own cousin after becoming surrogate for aunt
A woman in Britain gave birth to her own cousin after she agreed to become a surrogate mother to help her aunt, who had been struggling for 15-years to conceive. ANI

Hilary Clinton to visit Japan next week
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Japan late next week, to enhance bilateral cooperation on the sideline of the country's triple disaster. ANI

Japan nuke crisis not as bad as Chernobyl, but worse than Three Mile Island: Experts
Wolfgang Weiss, UN Chairman of the Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation has said that the ongoing nuclear crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi complex, is not as severe as the 1986 nuclear crisis in Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union, but is worse than the 1979 Three Mile Island disaster in the United Sates. ANI

Brit man was so drunk he drove 4 miles with one wheel missing
A man in Britain was so drunk that he never noticed his car was missing a wheel and drove 4 miles before he was stopped by police. ANI

Romney GOP's only New Hampshire hope: Poll
American businessman Mitt Romney is the Republican Party's only hope of beating President Barack Obama in New Hampshire, says Public Policy Poll. ANI

Pak court extends custody of two brothers accused of cannibalism
A Pakistani court has extended the police custody of two brothers charged with cannibalism. ANI

US man sentenced, fined $300 for tattooing 'Daddy's Boy' on 3-yr-old son
A man in the US has been sentenced to one-year probation and ordered to pay a 300-dollar fine after he tattooed the letters 'DB', which are short for "Daddy's Boy", on his 3-year-old son's shoulder. ANI

Mercenaries could help Libya's rag-tag rebels: UK generals
Mercenaries could be drafted into Libya to help rebel forces because British military chiefs believe the war against Colonel Gaddafi cannot be won with air strikes alone. ANI

Lib Dem leader Clegg's son asks him why he's so unpopular
Liberal Democratic Party leader and Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has revealed that he often 'cries regularly to music' and admitted that the vitriolic criticism levelled at him has left its mark ANI

Using drones against Al-Qaeda won't stop new attacks in Europe, US: Jihad expert
An expert in jihadism at the University of Granada has said drones won't be efficient or enough to prevent Al Qaeda attacks in Europe and USA. ANI

Leaders need to listen more closely to Americans: Poll
A new poll has suggested that leaders in the United States should look more deeply at the public's priorities, particularly regarding proposed cuts to medical, health and scientific research. ANI

Afghanistan orders probe of civilian deaths in NATO raid
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has ordered probe of a NATO-led raid that killed five civilians this week. ANI

Squirrel meat a hot item on Edinburgh restaurant's menu
An Edinburgh restaurant has courted controversy by putting grey squirrel meat on its menu. ANI

Brit grandfathers too play an important role in bringing up grandchildren
A new study has found that it is not only the grandmothers but also the grandfathers who contribute to the upbringing of a grandchild in Britain. ANI

US 'on guard' for terror attacks from Libya: FBI chief
The United States is "on guard" for terrorist attacks "emanating" out of war-torn Libya, FBI Director Robert Mueller has said. ANI

Islamabad HC orders release of Shahbaz Bhatti murder suspect
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the police to release a suspect allegedly involved in the assassination of former Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti. ANI

Flexible workplace schedule reduces work-family conflict
A workplace environment that allows employees to change when and where they work, based on their individual needs and job responsibilities, positively affects the work-family interface, according to a new research from the University of Minnesota. ANI

US man races bus on kids' toy trike, wins by two minutes
A man in the US raced against a bus using a kids' Big Wheel-like trike, and he won the race by over two minutes. ANI

Fukushima worker refuses to reveal own radiation exposure level
A Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) employee has refused to reveal the amount of radiation he has been exposed to while dealing with Japan's nuclear crisis inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex. ANI

Japanese Government to allow nuclear crisis evacuees to return home briefly
The Japanese Government is likely to allow people evacuated from areas around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to make brief visits to their houses, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano. ANI

Melbourne Airport flights resume after security scare at Qantas terminal
Melbourne Airport has resumed flights after a security scare in the morning that forced the evacuation of passengers at the Qantas domestic terminal. ANI

Britain's 650mn pounds education aid to Pakistan faces embezzlement risks
Britain's 650-million-pound grant to Pakistan's education system, unveiled by Prime Minister David Cameron during his one-day visit to Islamabad, risks being spent on 'imaginary' schools, faculty and students, according to a report. ANI

Singles dating event in UK attended by only one woman, 20 men
The organisers of a singles dating event in Britain were left embarrassed after twenty men turned up at the pub, and only one woman arrived, looked around the room and beat a hasty retreat. ANI

China detects low levels of radiation on spinach planted in Beijing
Minute traces of radiation "not harmful to human health" from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plant have been detected in vegetables planted on the Chinese mainland, the Ministry of Health has said. ANI

Scar on President Obama's head sparks conspiracy theories
A scar on US President Barack Obama's head has sparked many theories, especially sinister ones from bloggers in America. ANI

Japan injects nitrogen into Fukushima reactor to reduce risk of explosion
Plant Operators Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have started injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to reduce the risk of a possible hydrogen explosion. ANI

US Army's new Taliban-hunting super weapon revealed
The US Army has revealed that it has a new super weapon that can effectively hunt down and target the Taliban in Afghanistan ANI

Talk show host Glenn Beck to quit Fox News
Talk show host and one time populist rabble rouser Glenn Beck is leaving his Fox News later this year. ANI

Desperate NATO trying to avoid a stalemate in Libya
NATO appears to be desperate to avoid a stalemate in war-ravaged Libya, even as it faces rebel accusations of failing to provide timely aid to fend off onslaughts by troops loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. ANI

Holocaust survivors complain against cakes with Nazi designs
A Holocaust survivors group has lodged a complaint against the owner of an Austrian bakery for baking cakes decorated with Nazi designs. ANI

Polish leader says Islamic terrorists behind Pope John Paul II assassination attempt
Poland's last communist leader has claimed that the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II in 1981 was carried out on the orders of Islamic terrorists, ANI

Belly dancer involved in Berlusconi scandal to appear in Celebrity Big Brother?
The belly dancer at the center of Silvio Berlusconi sex scandal is being lined up for the new Celebrity Big Brother. ANI

Wikileaks founder given extradition appeal hearing date
Julian Assange, founder of whistle blowing website wikileaks, has been given a date for his appeal against extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual assault. ANI

Indian men accused of molesting girl, 4, on school bus in Dubai acquitted
The three Indian men, who were accused of sexually molesting a four-year-old Indian girl in a school bus in Dubai, have been acquitted. ANI

Bill Gates discusses polio, other health related issues in Pakistan with Zardari
Microsoft Corporation Chairman Bill Gates has discussed health related issues in Pakistan with President Asif Ali Zardari, particularly the progress made on the polio eradication campaign in the country. ANI

Oz Air force chief terms filming of two cadets having sex as "absolutely abhorrent"
Australia's Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston has described the "so-called Skype incident" broadcasting a female cadet having sex with a fellow cadet as "absolutely abhorrent". ANI

Japan seabed shifted 24 metres after March 11 earthquake
Last month's 9.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Japan's northeast has shifted the seabed near the epicentre by 24 metres. ANI

Obama's close pal arrested in prostitution sting
A close friend of US President Barack Obama has been arrested on a prostitution charge in Hawaii. ANI

One killed, seven wounded in Quetta suicide attack targeting DIG Investigation
At least one person was killed and seven others injured in a suicide attack on the residence of Wazir Khan Nasir, Deputy Inspector General (Investigation) of police, in Quetta on Thursday. ANI

Putting kids to bed 'is the most stressful task for parents'
A study by Munch Bunch children's books has found that putting children to bed is the most stressful task for modern-day UK parents. ANI

Clinton rejects Gaddafi's 'end NATO strike appeal' to 'son' Obama
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has rebuffed Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi's 'end NATO strike appeal' to US President Barack Obama. ANI

Gaddafi keener to stay in power than Obama to oust him says Fox News Poll
Nearly one in six Americans think Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is determined to stay in power. ANI

Former US Congressman in Libya to seek Gaddafi's exit
A former US congressman, Curt Weldon, has arrived in Libya to meet Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in an effort to convince him to step down. ANI

Prince Charles claims abuse for promoting inter-faith dialogue
Britain's Prince Charles has complained of being "abused and ridiculed" over attempts to promote inter-faith dialogue during a visit to Morocco. ANI

Nailing Mumbai attack accused 'difficult fish for Pak to fry' due to LeT links
Pakistan is trying to project itself as being tough on international terrorism on the one hand, but wants to remain "engaged" with Islamist militant group Lashkar-i-Taiba (LeT) on the other, according to an analyst. ANI

Pak says 'damning' White House report on terror 'misinterpreting ground situation'
Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas has rejected the White House report that gave a harshly critical assessment of Pakistan's efforts towards "defeating the insurgency" thriving in the country. ANI

US-Pak military commanders in talks following damning White House report on terror
Military commanders from Pakistan and the United States will make yet another effort on Thursday to mend their bilateral ties, which were served another blow by a new White House report that gave a harshly critical assessment of Pakistan's efforts towards "defeating the insurgency" thriving in the country. ANI

TLC to host royal wedding viewing party in New York's Times Square
Cable network TLC has announced its plans to host a royal wedding viewing party in New York's Times Square. ANI

China inflation may touch six percent: Journal
Chinese inflation may top an annual rate of six percent in the coming months, preventing any relaxation of monetary tightening, said the China Securities Journal. ANI

Most Americans think health care system needs change: Survey
Nearly 72 percent of Americans taking part in a Commonwealth Fund survey think the country's health care system needs change. ANI

Rare edition of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' expected to fetch 30K pounds at auction
An extremely rare edition of 'Mein Kampf' signed by Adolf Hitler is expected to fetch up to 30,000 pounds at an auction. ANI

2 billion to tune in to watch the royal wedding
The royal wedding is expected to break all previous viewing records to become the most watched programme in television's history. ANI

Wills-Kat to move in with Prince Harry after royal wedding
It has emerged that Prince William and Kate Middleton will share a home with Prince Harry after their marriage. ANI

Berlusconi 'contacted teen belly dancer 53 times in 3 months'
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi contacted the teenage belly dancer he is accused of paying for sex 53 times in three months, according to leaked prosecution papers. ANI

US offers 5-mn-dollar reward for information on HUJI commander Ilyas Kashmiri
The United States is offering five million dollars as reward money for information leading to the location of Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, the commander of Al Qaida-supporting terrorist organization Harakat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HUJI). ANI

USAID has not put any funding for Pakistan's HEC on hold: US Embassy
The US Embassy in Islamabad has refuted media reports that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has put its 250-million-dollar project in Pakistan on hold in the wake of the issue of devolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). ANI

WNS Recognized among Everest Group’s Top 5 2010 FAO Market Star Performers
In a latest report released by the Everest Group, WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services was recognized as one of the five star performers in the Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) services domain in 2010 Business Wire India

New LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Study Reveals the State of Marketing Departments in Brazilian and Mexican Law Firms
A recent study of legal marketing in Brazilian and Mexican law firms shows that whilst firms have embraced the concept of marketing, it has yet to become an integral part of the business. Business Wire India

BIOTRONIK Cardiac Device Donation Helps 75 Impoverished Heart Patients in Trinidad and Tobago
BIOTRONIK SE Co. & KG, a leading manufacturer of implantable cardiac devices, has provided a donation of implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD) and pacemaker device implants to more than 75 low-income and impoverished patients in the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago as part of its collaboration with Heartbeat International Foundation Inc Business Wire India

ACE Asia Pacific Appoints David Phipp as Power Generation & Construction Head, Asia
ACE Asia Pacific, a part of the ACE Group of insurance and reinsurance companies, today announced the appointment of David Phipp as Power Generation & Construction Head, Asia. Mr. Phipp will be responsible for the continuing growth and performance of ACE’s retail power, boiler and machinery (B&M) and construction portfolios in Asia. Business Wire India

Bloomberg Television Debuts New Studio and New Look in Hong Kong
Bloomberg Television today announced the debut of the network's new television studio in Hong Kong, located in Cheung Kong Centre in the heart of Hong Kong's business district Business Wire India

LifeSize Delivers One of the First HD Video Products Qualified to Interoperate with Microsoft Office Communications Server
LifeSize, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN), has announced the expansion of its rich video collaboration offerings through qualified interoperability with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Business Wire India

Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (March 30 - April 06, 2011)
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of March 30 – April 06, 2011. Business Wire India

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