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Oz nude swimming sessions banned after pics of n*ked kids appear online
A group of Australian nudists, who join together every Saturday night to swim n*ked at a public pool, has been stopped from using the pool after pictures of n*ked children were published online. ANI

Polish man dubbed 'Borat' by 'racist' workmates wins œ2K compensation
A Polish engineer working in the UK who was nicknamed 'Borat' by workmates has been awarded 2,250 pounds compensation after a tribunal found that the nickname was racist. ANI

Americans reluctant of being tolerant for Muslim extremists after 9/11 attacks: Study
A new research has shown that though Americans are increasingly tolerant of the open expression of a variety of views, they are reluctant to offer those freedoms to Muslim extremists after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. ANI

Outrage over girl carrying swastika placard at 2009 rally against Israel's Gaza Strip invasion
Australia's new anti-discrimination chief has blasted Muslim parents for allowing their daughter to parade a swastika placard at the 2009 rally to protest against Israel's invasion of the Gaza strip. ANI

Malay- Indians losing jobs due to foreign workers influx
Malaysian Human Rights Party Secretary-General P. Uthayakumar has said the influx of foreign workers in Cameron Highlands has reportedly resulted in about 20,000 Malay Indians losing job and business opportunities. ANI

North Korea, Russia to resume six party talks to resolve nuclear dispute
North Korea and Russia have agreed to resume six party talks for the settlement of the nuclear disputes on the Korean Peninsula. ANI

Zardari to visit China for three days from August 30
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will visit China from August 30 to September 1, to participate in the China-Eurasia Expo being held in Urumqi. ANI

Cameron could be embroiled in Andy Coulson cash investigation
British Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to be dragged in an official parliamentary investigations after it emerged that former News of the World editor Andy Coulson received hundreds of thousands of pounds from Rupert Murdoch's News International while working for the Conservative Party. ANI

'Joe the plumber' considering a run for Congress
Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, the Ohio resident who came into prominence during the 2008 presidential cycle as 'Joe the Plumber' is now considering a run for Congress. ANI

Amnesty urges Bangladesh to end extrajudicial killings by police force
Human Rights organization Amnesty International has urged Bangladeshi government to honor their pledge to stop extrajudicial executions by its special police force. ANI

Obama's win will determine if he is an 'average' or 'great' president: Study
Obama is likely to be viewed as an 'average' American president, if he fails to secure a second term in office, a study has revealed. ANI

It's still not what you know, but who you know that can land you a job
A study has found that one in three people land a job through a friend or family member - proving that nepotism is alive and well in the British workplace. ANI

'Pakistan continues to view India's Afghan engagement as against Islamabad's interests'
Pakistan's foreign policy elite continue to view India's engagements in Afghanistan as going beyond development and challenging Islamabad's interests in the country, according to a new report. ANI

Pak must act against both Afghan, local Taliban in order to survive: Editorial
Pakistan, which considers the Afghan Taliban to be its strategic assets, must think 'rationally' that the group may aid and abet the local Taliban following US troops withdrawal in Afghanistan, an editorial in a Pakistani newspaper has warned. ANI

NYPD using 'mosque crawlers' to investigate terror plots in Muslim communities: Report
The New York Police department along with the CIA is reportedly spying on the city's Muslim community using 'mosque crawlers' to gather information on terror plots. ANI

Pak Govt says army action in Karachi would weaken democracy in country
The Pakistan Government has said that army intervention to restore peace in Karachi would weaken the democratic dispensation in the country, and that those calling for it had their own ulterior motives. ANI

CIA man who captured Che Guevara wins payout from Cubans
A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Communist hunter who snared Che Guevara in a South American jungle more than 40 years ago, has won a 2.8 billion dollar settlement from the Cuban government that tortured him and drove his father to suicide. ANI

'Better prepared' Tottenham police could have prevented UK riots
A latest assessment has said Tottenham Police could have stopped the United Kingdom riots, had they been better prepared. ANI

Sindh minister claims Karachi bloodbath culprits were 'trained in India'
The killers arrested for their involvement in the recent Karachi bloodbath have disclosed during interrogation that they had been trained in India, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has claimed. ANI

One million British youth confirmed to be 'NEETS'
Close to one million youth across Britain have been classified as 'NEETS', who are not taking education, employment or training, new figures released by Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) have revealed. ANI

World's only 'sail-thru' fish and chip shop in Scotland all set to attract tourists
Want to try a traditional dish with a twist? Then, book a table at the world's only "sail-thru" fish and chip shop in Scotland that offers foodies the most "extraordinary" culinary experiences. ANI

Greenpeace detects harmful chemical affecting reproductive system in China's branded sportswear
A new test has revealed that sportswear brand products, including those of Chinese sportswear brand, Li Ning contain a hazardous chemical, nonylphenol ethoxylates, which can inhibit male sexual development and lead to early female development. ANI

Pak Frontier Corps chief in Balochistan rejects HRW's damning report as "one-sided"
The Inspector General of Frontier Corps in Balochistan, Major General Obaidullah Khattak, has termed a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, which accused the paramilitary force of being involved in abducting Baloch nationalists and suspected militants in the Pakistani province, as "one-sided" and an attempt to discourage security forces. ANI

'Badly battered' Al-Qaeda planning more attacks on US
United States officials have said the documents obtained from Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad have revealed that Al-Qaeda has been 'badly battered', but are still planning attacks. ANI

Chinese economic development facing pressure from US, EU debts
China's economic development is facing unprecedented challenges amid worldwide financial uncertainties resulting from the risk of debt default by some developed economies, analysts said. ANI

Imran Khan opposes army action in Karachi, proposes 'governor rule' in Sindh
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has opposed military interference in Karachi and proposed governor's rule in Sindh. ANI

Armstrong takes pride over 'historic achievement' of world's first lunar landing
Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to set foot on the moon over four decades ago, takes pride in his historic achievement. ANI

Libyan Embassy in Pakistan replaces state flag with that of rebels
The Libyan Embassy in Islamabad has removed the official green flag and hoisted the flag of the rebels who have occupied most parts of Tripoli. ANI

'Gory' videos show criminal assault, mutilation acts by Karachi target killers
Entire episodes of the brutalities inflicted on the victims of the latest spate of violence in Karachi have been recorded and circulated on video, according to the police, who have recovered the evidence from the mobile phones of the accused. ANI

Fewer Americans see race relations improving under Obama
Fewer Americans believe race relations have improved under Barack Obama, the country's first black president, than two years ago, according to a new Gallup survey. ANI

Cheney's autobiography confirms he pushed Bush to bomb Syria
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has revealed that he urged George W Bush to bomb a suspected nuclear reactor site in June 2007. ANI

Brit woman's breast implant bursts after she is shot with paintball
A British woman with fake b**bs has been left in agony when one implant exploded after she was shot in the chest with a paintball. ANI

Obama loved to read Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit as a kid
President Barack Obama has revealed that he was a fan of comic books like Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit and Spiderman while he was a 10-year-old kid. ANI

UNESCO calls for bringing Pakistani journalist Munir Shakir's killers to justice
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has condemned the murder of Pakistani journalist Munir Shakir, and called for bringing his killers to justice. ANI

British Airways cabin crew under fire for hosting 'topless' parties
British Airways bosses may have to scrap lucrative flights amid growing complaints about cabin crew holding raucous parties at luxury hotels. ANI

New video shows China mounting cyber attacks on foreign targets
A video clip on Chinese state television has provided a direct evidence of the government's involvement in cyber hacking attacks on foreign targets, undermining China's long-standing official denials that it's military engages in such activity. ANI

'Brave' Indian shopkeeper chases away armed robbers in Britain
A fearless Indian shopkeeper chased a gang of armed thugs despite having a gun pointed at his head in Birmingham. ANI

Brit girl dubbed 'Rapunzel' will for the first time cut her hair for charity
An 11-year-old British schoolgirl has never had her hair cut since birth, and it has grown to an impressive 3ft 6in reaching all the way down to her knees. ANI

Now, a 'split-warmth' duvet for couples who squabble over the covers
Couples with different body temperatures often squabble over bed covers leading to duvet wars, but now a newly designed quilt has promised to put an end to these wars for good. ANI

Abducted US citizen Warren Weinstein recovered from Pak's Khushab city
US national Warren Weinstein, who had been abducted from his home in Lahore earlier this month, has been recovered from Pakistan's Khushab city. ANI

Now, street slang, text and Internet speak in Chambers Dictionary!
OMG - short for 'oh my God' - has joined a whole raft of 'new' words said to be reflective of modern Britain to become immortalised in the latest edition of the Chambers Dictionary. ANI

US concerned over China's rapid military buildup
The United States has said that China's rapid military buildup is a cause of concern and warned that it would increase the risks of misunderstandings and miscalculations between both nations. ANI

Nepali President orders Parliament to elect new Prime Minister
Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav has ordered the country's Parliament to initiate procedures to elect a new Prime Minister through voting. ANI

Cheney kept secret resignation letter
Former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney kept a secret resignation letter locked away in a safe in case he were ever to be incapacitated, he reveals in his new book. ANI

Chinese economy facing challenges amid US, EU debt crisis: Analysts
Analysts have warned that China's economic development is facing challenges amid worldwide financial uncertainties in the wake of debt default risk by some economies, including the United Sates and the European Union. ANI

IKEA founder was Nazi party 'recruiter' in Sweden
Swedish billionaire and founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad was a member of his country's Nazi party, a new book has revealed. ANI

China to amend law to confiscate runaway criminals' ill-gotten money
China will revise its Criminal Procedure Law to allow confiscation of illegally- obtained money from runaway corrupt officials and terrorists. ANI

Apple's new CEO Tim Cook is a business operations 'maestro'
Tim Cook, who has replaced former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, is considered almost as efficient as him, and almost everyone credits him as being a kind of business-operations 'maestro'. ANI

Even-handed "surgical operation" to continue in Karachi
A high-level meeting on the law and order situation in Sindh, especially in violence-stricken Karachi, has decided to continue action against criminals and to apprise people of its results and achievements on a daily basis. ANI

'Successful ageing' correlates with sexual satisfaction in older women
Successful ageing and positive quality of life indicators correlate with sexual satisfaction in older women, according to a study by researchers at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego. ANI

Silvio Berlusconi hints he may write memoir on 'more sexual encounters'
Silvio Berlusconi, a veteran of numerous sex scandals, has said that he may write a memoir in which he will document the details of all his sexual liaisons. ANI

Angela Merkel pips Hillary Clinton to become 'world's most powerful woman'
Germany's first female chancellor and Christian Democratic Union leader Angela Merkel has been named the world's most powerful women by Forbes magazine. ANI

Safe terrorist havens in Pakistan "pose greater threat than ever": US senators
The safe havens in Pakistan for the Haqqani network and the Quetta Shura "pose a greater threat than ever", a group of US senators has warned. ANI

Pak investigators expecting breakthrough in US citizen's abduction soon: CCPO Lahore
Pakistani investigators have got some strong clues in connection with the abduction of US national Dr Warren Weinstein and are expecting a breakthrough within a few days, a top police officer has claimed. ANI

Pakistan denies link with banned Chinese terror group
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has denied claims made by some Chinese officials that her country had anything to do with terrorist attacks late last month in China's far-western Xinjiang region. ANI

Samsung Chooses Red Bend for Mobile Software Management
Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, today announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd Business Wire India

Gemalto First Half 2011 Results
Regulatory News: Business Wire India

Power Integrations Releases Compact 25-Watt LED Lighting Ballast Reference Design Sized for T8 Tubes
Power Integrations (NASDAQ:POWI), the world leader in LED driver ICs for general lighting applications, today published a new reference design for a 25-watt LED T8 tube ballast power supply Business Wire India

GT Advanced Technologies Acquires Confluence Solar, Inc., Developer of Innovative Continuous Czochralski Growth Process
GT Advanced Technologies Inc., (NASDAQ: GTAT), today announced that it has acquired privately-held Confluence Solar, Inc., the developer of HiCz™, a continuously-fed Czochralski (CCz) growth technology, that enables the production of high efficiency monocrystalline solar ingots, which is expected to lower production costs. Business Wire India

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