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Conservatives blast sexist Newsweek description of GOP prez hopeful Michele Bachmann
Conservatives have expressed fury over the Newsweek magazine describing Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann as the "Queen of Rage" on its cover. ANI

Jamie Oliver posts furious tweet after UK rioters smash up his restaurant
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver took to Twitter to express his anger after one of his restaurants was ransacked in the London riots. ANI

Less than 3 in 10 Americans say Congress members deserve re-election
Less than three in ten Americans say most members of Congress deserve reelection. ANI

NYC artist arrested for painting on nude women in public
The New York Police arrested a middle-aged artist and a pair of n*ked young women who were colourfully painted all over their bodies. ANI

Three Pakistanis killed by car in Birmingham riots
Three Pakistanis have been killed after being hit by a car during riots in Birmingham, London, while trying to protect their community from looters, officials have said. ANI

Experts to grill Murdoch on News Corporation fourth-quarter results
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch will face grilling by analysts and journalists tomorrow when he fields questions as News Corporation's reports fourth-quarter results. ANI

China to investigate pills made of 'baby flesh'
China has launched an investigation in the wake of a South Korea media report suggesting stamina boosting capsules from China are made using the flesh of dead babies. ANI

Katherine Schwarzenegger considered changing surname legally
Katherine Schwarzenegger's has revealed that she has often considered changing her surname in a bid to make dating easier. ANI

'Traditional preference for sons leading to illegal sex-selective abortion in China'
Chinese Deputy Health Minister Liu Qian has said his country is experiencing an increasingly imbalanced sex ratio, adding that the traditional preference for sons and the abuse of medical technology such as illegal sex-selective abortion and other factors, has led to the situation. ANI

'Lawless London today looks much like it was three centuries ago,' says expert
Violence in London is not a new thing and it looks much like it was three centuries ago, an author has claimed. ANI

Karzai asks Muslim clerics to help end use of 'turban bombs'
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has asked the country's religious elders to use their influence to stop Islamist insurgents from using turbans to hide suicide bombs. ANI

Australia accepts more Chinese than Indian, British migrants for first time in history
Australia has accepted more Chinese than Indian and British migrants for first time in 223-year its history, as the nation attempts to strengthen its ties with the world's fastest-growing major economy. ANI

US man shoots his own pe**s while tucking fiancee's pink pistol in waistband
A man in the US is said to have accidentally shot his own pe**s while he was putting his fiancee's pink gun in the waistband of his pants. ANI

Bangladesh tribal groups observe International Day of Indigenous People
Members of several tribal communities in Bangladesh congregated at the national memorial here on Tuesday to observe the 17th International Day of the World's Indigenous People. ANI

Strauss-Kahn accuser now chooses 'plaintiff friendly' Bronx Civil Court
The New York hotel maid, who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, is proceeding with her suit against him in plaintiff friendly Bronx Civil Court. ANI

New Zealand's Mt Cook ridge to be re-named as 'Hillary Ridge'
The south ridge of New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/ Mount Cook, will be renamed 'Hillary Ridge' in a tribute to the country's iconic mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary. ANI

Chinese 'refitted' aircraft carrier begins first sea trial
China's first aircraft carrier has steamed out of Dalian Port in northeast Liaoning province, for a sea trial on Wednesday. ANI

Sri Lankan wildlife groups boycott elephant census over captivity fears
Sri Lankan wildlife groups have said that they are withdrawing support to an elephant census over fears that it would be used to bring more animals into captivity. ANI

Over 440 people killed in 51 US drone attacks in Pakistan in 2011
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has killed at least 443 people in Pakistan in 51 drone attacks this year so far, the Conflict Monitoring Centre's latest report has said. ANI

Debt debate hurt Americans' view of Republicans, bolsters opinion of Democrats: Poll
The debt ceiling debate hurt Americans' view of Republicans, but improved their opinion about Democrats, driving the Tea Party's favorable ratings to a new low, a poll has revealed. ANI

Pakistan must normalise ties with India to benefit from 'the Asian century': Expert
Pakistan must normalise its relations with India and let economic activity and trade flourish in the region by opening up its borders in order to become a part of growing prosperity in Asia, a distinguished US investigative journalist and highly acclaimed author has said. ANI

UK Sikhs, Muslims guarding religious places as riot intensifies in London
A group of Sikh and Muslim men were found guarding temples, and mosques respectively, as riots in London intensified. ANI

Pakistan has "sanctioned and supported" US drone attacks in country: Expert
The Pakistan Government has "sanctioned" US drone attacks in the country and supported the campaign by providing logistical support to the United States in this regard, a distinguished American investigative journalist and highly acclaimed author has said. ANI

Bangladesh war tribunal starts work in Dhaka
A special tribunal has started its work in Bangladesh to look into the atrocities carried out during the country's war of independence from Pakistan in 1971. ANI

Want great sex? Look for woman with hot pouting lips!
Women with bee-stung lips are more attracted to men and are more likely to achieve higher sexual enjoyment than those with flat lips, according to a new study. ANI

I've always been way closer to my mom: Katherine Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's daughter Katherine has revealed that she has always been closer to her mother than her father. ANI

Bristol Palin, Levi planned pregnancy: Mercede Johnston
Levi Johnston's sister Mercede, who posed for Playboy, has claimed that her brother and Bristol Palin had planned to have a baby together. ANI

Brit mum killed her 2 kids to hurt their dad in 'most extreme way possible'
A British woman has been jailed for 32 years for murdering her two young children following the breakdown of her relationship with their father. ANI

Pakistan may become 'last polio reservoir worldwide' standing in way of its eradication: UNICEF
Pakistan stands in the way of global eradication of polio and could potentially become the 'last polio reservoir worldwide', the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. ANI

World's most expensive perfume flask comes with $1m price tag!
This can be a real treat for all the perfume lovers. ANI

Kate Middleton tagged an 'ordinary woman' by Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood has criticized Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton for wearing "hard-faced" make-up. ANI

Taliban planning 'spectacular' terror attack on UK troops in Afghanistan
A British army chief in Afghanistan has warned that the Taliban fighters are planning 'very spectacular' attack in the country's Helmand province. ANI

American Muslim pleads guilty to using Internet for soliciting terrorism
A 22-year-old American Muslim from Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to using Internet to urge Muslim radicals in the US to engage in a wide range of terror attacks. ANI

Massive spike in official harassment of US citizens in Pak during 2011: State Department
The US State Department has said that the number of Americans arrested, detained, and prosecuted for visa overstay in Pakistan in 2011 "has increased markedly across the country", and also accused the Pakistani media of falsely identifying US diplomats as spies. ANI

Crowds heckle London mayor for failing to control UK riots
British citizens have savaged London mayor Boris Johnson for failing to protect the public during the rioting that has been going on for the past five days. ANI

Pak-origin doc jailed in UK for 7 yrs for sexually assaulting patients during check ups
A Pakistan-origin doctor has been jailed in the UK for seven years for sexually assaulting five women patients under the guise of medically examining them. ANI

Europe warns citizens to stay away from riot-hit UK
Governments of several European countries, including Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Finland have issued safety advisories to their citizens to avoid traveling to riot-hit Britain. ANI

US drone attack kills 21 suspected militants in North Waziristan
At least 21 suspected militants have been killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency. ANI

London Mayor's aide calls for ban on 'riot tool' BlackBerry Messenger
A digital adviser to London's Mayor Boris Johnson has called for the shutting down of the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service which is believed to have played a key role in helping mobilize rioters across London. ANI

'Marco Polo never reached China, compiled Orient stories in book from fellow traders'
Thirteenth century Italian world traveler Marco Polo might never have visited China, but is reported to have gathered his stories about the mysterious Orient from fellow traders and compiled them into a book, Italian archaeologists have claimed. ANI

Rebels to hand over Gaddafi regime embassy files to UK authorities
Thousands of Libyan government files, detailing the financial dealings of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi with British people and companies, would be handed over to the UK authorities, Libyan rebels have said. ANI

Pak Taliban releases video showing planning, execution of 2010 Karachi CID office attack
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has released a confessional video showing the detailed planning and execution of the suicide bomb attack on the Crime Investigation Department (CID) office in Karachi on November 11, 2010. ANI

Mumbai academic challenges use of word 'Sindh' in national anthem
A Mumbai-based professor has challenged use of the word 'Sindh' in the national anthem, saying that it is a province in Pakistan, and should be replaced with 'Sindhu', the name of an Indian river. ANI

Hacking group Anonymous plans to 'kill Facebook' on November 5
Hacking group Anonymous is reportedly planning to 'kill' Facebook and has announced that the social networking site will be 'destroyed on November 5.' ANI

Polygamist sect leader sentenced to life for child sex abuse in Texas
Polygamist sect leader and Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints head Warren Jeffs has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sexually assaulting two under age followers in Texas. ANI

Obama planning to call for Syrian leader Assad's exit
US President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to call on Syria's embattled leader Bashar al-Assad to step down. ANI

China to launch satellite for Pak soon
China is all set to launch a communications satellite for Pakistan at an "appropriate time" in the coming days, a spokesman has said. ANI

'Replacement of destroyed Orion aircraft 'impossible' amid prevailing tense Pak-US ties'
It is almost impossible to replace the Orion aircraft destroyed in the May 22 Karachi naval base attack amid the prevailing tense ties between Pakistan and the United States, Secretary for Defence Production Zahid Hamid has said. ANI

US Deputy Secretary of State welcomes Indo-Pak dialogue
US Deputy Secretary of State Tom Nides has welcomed the dialogue between India and Pakistan. ANI

US drone attack kills 7 suspected Haqqani network militants in North Waziristan
Seven suspected Haqqani network militants have been killed in a suspected US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, according to Pakistani intelligence officials. ANI

ISI officer claiming bounty, not bin Laden courier, led US to AQ leader's Abbottabad lair: Expert
The US Government killed Osama bin Laden because a Pakistani intelligence officer came forward to collect the approximately 25-million-dollar reward from the State Department's Rewards for Justice program, an expert in US national security has claimed. ANI

Pakistan seeks 'to open new chapter' in ties with India through 'uninterrupted' dialogue: Khar
Pakistan seeks to open a "new chapter" in its ties with India through "uninterrupted and uninterruptible" bilateral dialogue process, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has told the National Assembly. ANI

N-trig Brings DuoSense Solution to Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet
N-trig, provider of DuoSense®, a pen and projected capacitive multi-touch solution enabled over a single digitizer, today announced that its technology is integrated into the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, offering an enterprise solution for precise and accurate content creation. Business Wire India

Solarflare’s Latest Network Performance Test Report Affirms Fujitsu’s Ultra-Low Latency Off-the-Shelf Speed for XG2600 10GbE Switch
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc Business Wire India

Sitel Celebrates Grand Opening of Best Buy Contact Center Facility
Sitel, a leading global customer care outsourcing provider, announced today the grand opening of the Company’s Glasgow, Kentucky contact center facility, which is dedicated entirely to providing customer support for Best Buy Co., Inc. To celebrate the event, Sitel is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:15 p.m. CDT on August 10, 2011 Business Wire India

SoftLayer® Has Record-Setting Second Quarter
SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed hosting, today announced that the company experienced continued operational and financial growth in the second quarter of 2011, hitting all new records. Along with other achievements, the company earned $83 million in revenue for the period. Business Wire India

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