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62pc of US mums want plastic surgery to regain pre-maternity figures
Sixty two percent of mothers seek plastic surgery to look as good as they did before they had their kids but money keeps them from going for it, a new survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has revealed. ANI

Oz FM Kevin Rudd's wife 'accidentally wipes' his BlackBerry phone
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd's wife has nearly avoided a prickly situation while his husband was recovering from heart surgery. ANI

Dog ban in South China city evokes citizens' concern
Dogs will be prohibited entry to urban public places and illegally raised dogs will be confiscated or hunted in Jiangmen city from August 26, according to a Guangdong provincial government order. ANI

'Loyal' American Muslims optimistic about US' future: Poll
The latest Gallup Poll has found that a vast majority of American Muslims say they are loyal to the United States and optimistic about its future, even though they are more likely than other religious groups to say that they recently experienced discrimination. ANI

Guest authorship in medical journals a legal fraud: Experts
Two law experts have said that the practice of guest authorship constitutes a legal fraud. ANI

Two glaciers in Nepal set to disappear due to rising temperatures: Research
Two glaciers in Nepal, the Yala Glacier of Langtang Himal in central Nepal and the AX010 Glacier of Shorong Himal in the Khumbu region will inevitably disappear due to rising temperatures, a research conducted by Japan's Nagoya University has revealed. ANI

Obama still maintaining his support base among liberals: Poll
The latest poll has shown that US President Barack Obama retains his support base, especially among liberals. ANI

Lesbian couple who saved 40 kids from Norway massacre hailed as unsung heroes
The unsung heroes of Norway massacre include a married lesbian couple, who saved 40 children from Anders Breivik's killing spree on Utoya Island, on July 22. ANI

291 British civil servants earned more than PM in 2010
About 291 British civil servants earned more than the Prime Minister David Cameron last year, according to government figures. avid Cameron's earns about 132,000 pounds annually. ANI

Assaulted Nepalese students denied justice as their Oz attackers avoid jail sentences
Two Nepalese students who were subjected to 'cruel' and 'disgraceful' assaults by the three Melbourne youth appeared to have been denied justice after their attackers were asked to do community service rather than serve a jail term. ANI

Passengers warned of lithium batteries causing fires on flights
Australian airline passengers are being told not to carry lithium batteries in their luggage, amid concerns that it may increase the danger of fire on the aircraft. ANI

Murdoch's 'pie attacker' appeals against 6-week jail sentence
The man who has been jailed for six weeks for throwing a foam pie at media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, has appealed against his sentence, saying the assault was designed to voice 'widespread revulsion' over the phone hacking scandal. ANI

Lahore HC seeks govt. reply on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's execution
Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry has asked Pakistan Government to give its reply to a petition seeking the early execution of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh. ANI

Indian Govt. networks amongst victims of 'biggest cyber attack campaign' in past 5 years
Indian government networks were amongst the victims of the biggest organized cyber attack campaign in history during the past five years. ANI

Senior al Qaeda leader condemns Pak govt. in bin Laden eulogy
A senior al Qaeda leader, who is believed to have been killed in early June this year, has appeared on a propaganda tape, praising Osama bin Laden and condemning the Pakistani government for betraying the terror group and allied organizations. ANI

Now, men can 'sag naturally with high-quality jeans' to avoid too much show
This might be good news for all those guys who like to let their pants ride low but fear a wardrobe malfunction. ANI

US woman jailed for three days for spraying cops with breast milk
The US woman, who sprayed cops with breast milk, has been jailed for three days. ANI

One in eight Brits doesn't carry cash, prefers cards
Britain's Queen Elizabeth famously does not carry cash and millions of her subjects are following her lead. ANI

NY brokerage firm's ad promises 'sex' with a 'condo'
An upstart brokerage firm in New York claims buying its apartments would improve ones' sex life in its new ad campaign. ANI

Battle of Britain's 'book of heroes' sells for œ33600
A book containing signatures of RAF pilots who took part in the Battle of Britain has been sold at an auction for 33,600 pounds. ANI

Asian men will have difficulties finding a wife by 2020
Asian men will have a tough time finding a wife by 2020 if the ongoing perception that a male is better than a female child continues. ANI

Pak must not play double game with China on terror as it does with US: DT Editorial
Pakistan must not play a double game with China like it does with the United States in so far as the Uighurs insurgency is concerned, a Daily Times editorial has said. ANI

GOP website shows January 20, 2017 as Obama's last day in office
The home page of the Republican National Committee's website is showing a picture of US President Barack Obama's last day in office as January 20, 2017. ANI

Young UK woman lured two white teens to be raped by three Asian men
A 17-year-old British woman plied two teenage girls with vodka and drugs, and then forced them to have sex with three Asian men. ANI

Way cleared to contact Taliban leaders to end conflict in Afghanistan
Pakistan, the United States, and Afghanistan have decided to establish contact with the top leadership of Afghan Taliban to bring to an end the long-drawn conflict, during the recent trilateral talks held in Islamabad. ANI

US feeding China's chopsticks drought!
Amid a shortage of chopsticks in China, a US company has started exporting millions of traditional eating accessories to the country. ANI

50 suspects arrested in Quetta operation
Over 50 suspects have been arrested during a search operation against criminals in the area of Quetta on Tuesday. ANI

Pippa Middleton mistaken for p*rn star by many Americans
A survey has found that Pippa Middleton is still relatively unknown in the US with some even thinking she is a p*rn star. ANI

Jesse James, Kat Von D had 'fairytale romance'
Jesse James and Kat Von D might have called off their wedding but Gil Lopez, executive producer of 'LA Ink' believes the duo had a "fairytale romance". ANI

Octomom Nadya Suleman to don boxing gloves one more time
Nadya Suleman, who was criticised and dubbed Octomom for giving birth to eight babies while single and unemployed, is set to don her boxing gloves yet again for a new match. ANI

Kate 'undergoing SAS course to protect herself from kidnappers'
The Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly on a Special Air Service (SAS)-run course to protect herself from potential kidnappers. ANI

Swedish man jailed for building nuclear reactor in his kitchen
A Swedish man who attempted to build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen had to face jail. ANI

Italy set to impose ban on burqua
Italy is likely to join Belgium and France in banning the burqua as the country's parliamentary commission is set to approve a draft law banning women from wearing veils in public. ANI

Indian-origin bride Anni Dewani's alleged murderer may dye of brain tumour
The South African man who had allegedly shot Indian-origin bride Anni Dewani during her honeymoon in Cape Town last year, is dying from a brain tumour, a court has heard. ANI

Meet the man who wears part of his heart on his back in a rucksack
Matthew Green, 40, a pharmaceutical consultant from London, will be the first Briton to be discharged from hospital with a completely artificial heart. ANI

Palestinian Authority dismisses Israel's 1967 border solution offer as mere 'rhetoric'
The Palestinian Authority has dismissed a potential Israeli concession on the future borders of a Palestinian state as a ploy, dealing a setback to hopes for a swift resumption of peace talks. ANI

Travolta's in-flight falls prey to Qantas 'politics'
Qantas Airways has begun replacing its "cringe-worthy" in-flight safety video that stars John Travolta. ANI

US debt: Obama accuses Congress, Republicans of manufacturing crisis
Charging the Republicans with playing a role in manufacturing a crisis on resolving a possible default of US debts, President Barack Obama has urged Washington to move on from it and shift its attention to putting Americans back to work. ANI

'Bin Laden' to build world's tallest tower in Saudi Arabia
Saudi construction company Bin Laden group will build the world's tallest tower for 1.2 billion dollars north of Jeddah. ANI

Even high-earning blacks live in poorer neighbourhoods than Whites: Research
A US2010 Project research has shown that an average black or Hispanic household earning over 75,000 dollars lives in a poorer neighbourhood than the average white resident earning below 40,000 dollars. ANI

Pentagon to use Facebook, Twitter as a resource and weapon in future conflicts: NYT
The Pentagon is developing plans to use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter as both a resource and a weapon in future conflicts. ANI

Intruder in dock for climbing White House fence
A homeless man, identified as James D. Crudup, 41, climbed the White House fence on Tuesday night and got onto the grounds, but was quickly nabbed by the Secret Service. ANI

'Soured' US-Pak ties bog down trilateral Afghan reconciliation process talks
Afghanistan has indicated its frustration over the slow pace of the reconciliation process during the trilateral meeting between Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States, apparently because of the strained ties between Pakistan and the US. ANI

Why it is never a good idea to imitate your interviewer
You may have benefited from mimicking mannerisms and body language in social situations, but doing so in a job interview can annoy your potential employer, a new study has shown. ANI

Pakistan racing to placate China: An analysis
China's decision to publicly blame militants trained in Pakistan for the violence in Kashgar is a rare but firm message, one that has panicked Islamabad into a flurry of placatory statements and gestures. ANI

Murdoch's 'pie attacker' sent to jail for six weeks
The man who threw a foam pie at News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch as he gave evidence to British lawmakers last week on the phone-hacking scandal, has been jailed for six weeks. ANI

Wills-Kat, Prince Harry fly cattle-class for Zara Phillip's wedding
Seems like the royal family too are feeling the pinch - the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry chose budget airlines over private jets for their cousin Zara Phillips' wedding to England rugby star Mike Tindall in Edinburgh last weekend. ANI

Ex-NOTW managing editor Stuart Kuttner arrested over phone hacking probe
Stuart Kuttne, the former managing editor of Britain's now-defunct tabloid News of the World, has been arrested on suspicion of phone hacking and corruption allegations. ANI

Indian man in Australia who threatened to have woman deported, now faces same fate himself
An Indian man in Australia is likely to be deported, after pretending to be an immigration officer and threatening a woman with deportion unless she paid him money. ANI

Indian trying overturn UK rule requiring immigrants to speak English calls on others to join
An Indian man, who has challenged Britain's immigration rule requiring people to be able to speak English to move to the country, has said that he hopes 'many other people' will join his campaign. ANI

Four militants killed in US drone attack in North Waziristan
Four militants were killed in a drone strike in North Waziristan on Tuesday. ANI

Pak diplomats could face travel restrictions: US
US officials have warned that Pakistani diplomats in the US could face travel restrictions similar to those imposed on American diplomats in Pakistan unless they lift restrictions. ANI

Hindus urge action against Oz radio show over Ganga ridicule
The Hindus have urged the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to take appropriate action against radio host Kyle Sandilands, Sydney's radio station "2dayFM 104.1" and its owner Southern Cross Austereo for ridiculing their sacred river Ganga and India. ANI

Now, 'macho' Putin woos young voters with arm wrestling, pan crushing
Vladimir Putin paraded his physical prowess by trying to bend a frying pan with his bare hands, scaling an artificial climbing wall, and taking part in an arm wrestling contest all in the same day, in his latest effort to woo young Russian voters. ANI

Lost family portraits of Hitler's parents up for grabs for $100K
Two 'lost' oil paintings of Adolf Hitler's parents are set to go on sale next month and is expected to fetch up to 100,000 dollars. ANI

Sarcasm can motivate you in the workplace
Have a sarcastic colleague at your workplace? Take heart, as he/she may be helping (though unknowingly) to bring the best out in you. ANI

Panasonic Bundles Omek Interactive's Beckon SDK with Its D-IMager 3D Camera
Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. announced today the release of a bundled solution for the digital entertainment and signage markets Business Wire India

UK based Broadband and Voice Telephony Services Company TalkTalk selects Wipro BPO as Strategic Partner
Wipro BPO, the Business Process Outsourcing arm of Wipro Technologies today announced that TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC, UK’s leading provider of value for money fixed line broadband and voice telephony services to consumers and business users, has selected Wipro BPO as one of its strategic partners for its outsourced contact centre operations Business Wire India

KBR Awarded Major Task Order Under Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV Contract in Iraq
KBR (NYSE: KBR) has announced it was awarded a task order by the U.S. Army Contracting Command under its current Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV contract to execute the LOGCAP IV Post 2011 Base Life Support (BLS) requirements for the U.S. Department of State’s mission in Iraq Business Wire India

First Skype iPad-Optimized App Launches Today
Skype has announced the release of its Skype for iPad app, bringing more than 25 million iPad1 users a Skype video calling experience optimized for their tablet device Business Wire India

Quintiles, Kadrige Open E-Solutions Operation in the US
Quintiles, the world’s leading biopharmaceutical services company, and Kadrige, the market leader in e-detailing and multichannel sales solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, today announced the opening of the first Kadrige office in the U.S. Business Wire India

ARC Energy Signs Two New Contracts Totaling Nearly $100 Million
Advanced RenewableEnergy Company, LLC (ARC Energy), a provider of innovative c-axis sapphire growth technologies and turnkey solutions for the LED solid-state lighting and other clean energy markets, today announced that it has signed $96.9 million in additional new contracts with two leading Asian manufacturers Business Wire India

GT Solar Receives $55.1 Million in New Orders for Polysilicon Production Equipment and Technology
GT Solar International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLR), announced that it has received an order from a new customer in Asia for polysilicon production equipment totaling $55.1 million Business Wire India

Itron Awarded Major Water Meter Contract in Delhi, India
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced that it has been selected by Larsen & Toubro, the largest construction company in India, to supply residential water meters as part of an infrastructure upgrade project in Delhi Business Wire India

Annik Expands. Opens Offices in London and Sydney
Continuing its expansion into new global markets, Annik Technology Services is opening new offices in London and Sydney. The two new locations add to Annik’s extensive global presence, with offices in San Francisco, Boston, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Hong Kong and Delhi Business Wire India

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