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International News on December 24, 2011

China plans to spend less on railway construction next year
China is planning to cut railway construction spending for next year. ANI

BlackBerry to stop sending work emails to Volkswagen workers after shift
The BlackBerries of German Volkswagen workers will now automatically stop receiving work messages at the end of their shifts. ANI

Pak Christians to celebrate Christmas amid alienation and discrimination
About three million Christians in Pakistan are gearing up to celebrate Christmas in the wake of facing increasing alienation and discrimination in the country. ANI

Pippa Middleton's firm apologises to customers over delivery failure
Pippa Middleton party business was forced to apologise for failure of delivery caused by courier firm Yodel because of the Christmas chaos. ANI

$170k rare violin left on bus by music student recovered
A violin student got back her 170,000 dollars instrument, which she had left on a bus in Philadelphia. ANI

Vatican p*rn site address may host adult entertainment
The Vatican p*rn site address "", which was recently bought by an unknown buyer, may host adult entertainment. ANI

Interpol issues 'red notice' against boob implant butcher
The police announced an international manhunt for a former butcher at the centre of a breast implants scandal on Friday. ANI

Is 'Mystery woman' in new North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's entourage his wife?
Rumours are in circulation of a woman suddenly appearing in Kim Jong Un's entourage. It is being said that she could be the new North Korean leader's wife. ANI

Donald Trump changes party affiliation keeping options open for 2012 Presidential race
After years as a registered Republican, billionaire US businessman Donald Trump has changed the party affiliation on his New York State voter registration to "unaffiliated," leaving the door open for a 2012 Presidential race. ANI

'US suspension of drone attacks in Pak aimed at reducing trust deficit'
Washington's decision to halt drone attacks in Pakistan is aimed at reducing the trust deficit between the two countries. ANI

Obama and First Lady reveal personal insights about them during interview
As they approach their 20th wedding anniversary next fall, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle revealed personal insights about themselves and their relationship during a recent interview in the Green Room of the White House. ANI

Prince William may gift puppy to Duchess Kate for Christmas
Prince William may get his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, a puppy for Christmas, according to reports. ANI

'Pak government's attempt to remove army chief Kayani may lead to military mutiny'
Former Pakistan military officer and defense analyst Ikram Sehgal has warned that the government's attempt to remove army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani could lead to a military mutiny because the latter has little faith in the country's civilian authorities. ANI

'Gay robot' heckles Bachmann at Iowa campaign stop
Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann was heckled by a 'gay robot' during a campaign stop in Iowa. ANI

Hindus in Pak rally against increasing kidnappings for ransom
The Hindu community in Pakistan staged a protest outside the assembly in Balochistan province, Quetta city, against unabated incidents of kidnappings for ransom. ANI

Gorbachev 'feels ashamed' of Putin
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has launched a stinging attack on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, saying he is ashamed him. ANI

Prince Philip treated successfully for blocked coronary artery
The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, has undergone successful heart surgery for a blocked coronary artery. ANI

US supports democracy in Pakistan: State Department
The United States has said it supports the democratic process in Pakistan. ANI

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