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Ex Miss Russia jailed after getting thrown out of rehab
A former Miss Russia was kicked out of her rehab programme in US and sent back to jail after she slapped another woman inmate at the rehab facility and made unauthorized trips to the fridge. ANI

Pak to send back Osama's two wives, children to Saudi Arabia
Pakistan plans to soon send back the two wives and children of the former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to Saudi Arabia. ANI

Why news of employee misconduct creates whirlwind for companies
People often judge a 'group' mind differently from that of a 'member' which has led to the cropping up of issues like decision-making, blame and moral judgment in companies, political groups and organizations, according to a new study. ANI

Work cannot compensate for unhappy home life
Slogging away at work cannot make up for an unhappy life at home, a new study has suggested. ANI

Protesting Pak withdrawing troops meant to coordinate military activity across Afghan border: US
Pakistan is pulling troops out of at least two of the three centres meant to coordinate military activity across its border with Afghanistan, apparently in protest against the recent NATO attack, US military officials have said. ANI

Online dating scams cost Aussies $17 mln in search for romance
Australia is planning to launch a crackdown on online dating scammers, after over 1600 people reported losing 17 million dollars in the online search for romance this year. ANI

Rehman Malik calls for action against Memo Gate involved businessman Ijaz
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has urged the government to take action against Pakistan-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the key man in the Memo Gate scandal, insisting that he has passed false statements against the country's Armed Forces and political leadership. ANI

Pak summons envoys from world capitals to protest deadly NATO attack
The Pakistan foreign office has reportedly summoned its envoys from the world capitals in protest against the NATO attacks that killed around 24 soldiers. ANI

At least 20 killed in two Kabul blasts
At least 20 people were feared killed in two deadly back-to-back blasts that took place at a Muharram gathering at the Mazar-e-Sharif in Kabul on Tuesday. ANI

'Non-stop crises between US and Pak creating differences within Obama administration'
The non-stop crises between the US and Pakistan this year has reportedly led to huge differences surfacing among American military, its intelligence network and diplomats, officials have said. ANI

Woman involved in 13-year affair with Cain reveals 'sex life that made her cry'
A businesswoman, who claimed that she had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain, has again come forward to speak about her relationship with the former Republican presidential contender and disclosed her 'sex life that made her cry'. ANI

Pakistan wants equality over Oz uranium sale after India ban lifted
Pakistan has reportedly expressed its desire to be allowed access to uranium from Australia, after a long-standing ban on exporting the substance to India was overturned. ANI

Obama's daughter Malia almost as tall as him
Barack Obama's eldest daughter is shooting up and recent photos show that now her height is almost equal to that of her six-feet tall parents. ANI

China to support Afghanistan's reconstruction efforts
China will support Afghanistan's reconstruction efforts in accordance with its own capacity, the country's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has said. ANI

Qatar store removes Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' following Twitter post
Qatar- based Virgin Megastores has removed copies of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" from its recommended reading list after an American communications executive posted a photograph of it on Twitter. ANI

BBC presenter's interview with Mark Zuckerberg branded 'one long advert'
Popular BBC news presenter Emily Maitlis has been criticized for 'fawning' over Mark Zuckerberg during her one hour interview with the Facebook founder, which has been branded as 'one long advert' for the social networking site. ANI

'We weren't all bad in the Khmer Rouge', says Pol Pot's deputy
Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot's deputy, Nuon Chea, has claimed that Cambodia's most hated regime of the 1970s, was not for the people of his country, and that those facing trial in court were being misjudged by history. ANI

China jails Oz businessman for 13 years
China has jailed Australian businessman Matthew Ng for 13 years. He will be lodged in a Guangzhou prison. ANI

US must "fully review" its ties, economic funding with Pak: American senators
The United States must "fully review" its ties with Pakistan and consider cuts or new restrictions on military and economic aid, Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have said. ANI

Possession of missing American drone is 'major gain for Iran': US military sources
American army officials have confirmed that Iran is having a missing top-secret unmanned aircraft, and raised concerns that its possession could be a major loss for the US military and a gain for Tehran. ANI

Pak committed to establishing peace in Afghanistan despite Bonn Conference boycott: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said his country is committed to establishing peace in Afghanistan despite boycotting the Bonn conference in Germany over the recent NATO attack on Mohmand Agency. ANI

Russia downgrades relations with Qatar following attack on envoy
Russia has said it was downgrading its relations with Qatar and withdrawing its ambassador Vladimir Titorenko after he was attacked by customs officials at Doha Airport in November. ANI

Musharraf revises Pak arrival schedule to January
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly decided to arrive in Islamabad in January next year, instead of on March 23rd. ANI

Iran Revolutionary Guards raise alertness level amid fears of West military strike
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have been put on war footing amid fears of a military strike by Western nations to cripple the regime's nuclear programme. ANI

Absence of Pakistan in Bonn Conference unfortunate: Karzai
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said the absence of Pakistan at the Bonn Conference was unfortunate, but both countries would work together for development in the region. ANI

Karzai secretly planning to extend time in power beyond 2014: Intelligence report
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is secretly planning to extend his time in power beyond 2014, when his second and final term ends, a Western intelligence report has revealed. ANI

US envoy assures Pak of no repeat of incidents like Salala attack
US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said Washington would ensure that incidents like the Salala attack are never repeated in the future. ANI

China to support, strengthen co-operation with UN: Foreign Minister
China will lend further support to the United Nations' missions and strengthen its cooperation with the world organization, the country's Foreign Minister, Yang Jiechi, has said. ANI

'Niceness' does not pay at workplace!
Switch to unpleasant behaviour and avoid saying 'thank you' and 'sorry' during workplace interactions unless justified, if you want to climb the corporate ladder and earn big bucks, a new study has suggested. ANI

Krishna warns Afghanistan of militancy emanating from across border
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has asked Afghanistan to be alert to militancy emanating from across its border. ANI

Germany claims success for 2011 Afghanistan Conference despite Pakistan's absence
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has described the international conference on Afghanistan at Bonn as a success despite Pakistan's decision not to participate. ANI

Pakistan's absence from Bonn Conference on Afghanistan 'regrettable': Rudd
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has termed Pakistan's absence from the Bonn Conference on the future of Afghanistan as regrettable. ANI

Miss USA 2010 winner Rima Fakih arrested on DUI charges
Rima Fakih, the 2010 Miss USA, was arrested by police early Saturday morning in Michigan on suspicion of driving under influence. ANI

Intelligent Energy appoints Steve Hunton as Managing Director, Stationary & Backup Power Division
Intelligent Energy, the global clean power systems company, has today announced the appointment of Steve Hunton to the role of Managing Director, Stationary & Backup Power division Business Wire India

Exceptional Aesthetics of Customized Solar Modules from Odersun Are Recognized with iF Design Award
By awarding the coveted iF material design award 2012 to Odersun solar modules, the iF design award jury confirmed that photovoltaics can indeed look good. The iF label is recognized the world over as a seal of design excellence. Odersun has therefore put to rest the widely held belief that photovoltaics are unattractive. Business Wire India

TomTom Takes Full Control of Its Thailand Map Operations
TomTom has increased its stake in its Thailand joint venture from 80% to 100%. This buy-out gives TomTom full control of its map operations in this promising emerging market. The joint venture will be renamed TomTom (Thailand) Co. Ltd. Business Wire India

Merck Establishes New MSD R&D Asia Headquarters
Merck & Co., Inc., (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the establishment of an Asia Research & Development (R&D) headquarters for innovative drug discovery and development located in Beijing, China. The new facility is part of a $1 Business Wire India

Estech Announces Start of Patient Enrollment in HISTORIC-AF European Multi-center Staged Hybrid Ablation Study
Estech, a leader in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, announced today that the first three patients have been enrolled in the HISTORIC-AF European multi-center staged hybrid ablation clinical study Business Wire India

ExxonMobil Receives Excellence Awards for Technical and Social Development at World Petroleum Congress
Business Wire India

World Energy Demand Growth is Cause for Economic Optimism, Says Tillerson
Future growth in world energy demand is a cause for optimism because it will signal economic recovery and progress, Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), said today. Business Wire India

Moody’s Analytics Launches RiskAuthority, Its Next Generation Basel III Solution
Moody’s Analytics, a leader in risk measurement and management, today announced the launch of RiskAuthorityTM, its next generation regulatory capital management solution Business Wire India

Taro Special Committee Appoints Citi as Financial Adviser in Connection with Sun Pharma’s Proposal to Acquire Taro Shares
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (“Taro,” Pink Sheets: TAROF) announced today that the Special Committee of its Board of Directors formed to evaluate the offer from Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Reuters: SUN Business Wire India

Ernst & Young: Shale Gas in Europe - Revolution or Evolution?
In a report released today by Ernst & Young “Shale gas in Europe: revolution or evolution” indicates that while shale gas has had a transformative impact on the outlook for the US energy market, the impact on the European market may be more evolutionary in nature. Business Wire India

SiliconBlue Chips Selected for New Citizen Eco-Drive Watch
Business Wire India

MBA Employers Name World’s Top 200 Business Schools
The annual report of the world’s top 200 business schools according to MBA employers is released today on www.topmba.com/mba-rankings/global-200. Business Wire India

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