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British extremist to lead pro-Islam demonstration outside White House
British extremist Anjem Choudary has announced that he will hold a protest outside the White House, calling on Muslims to establish Sharia law across America. ANI

Sarah Brown reveals embarrassing royal faux pas in memoir
Sarah Brown, the wife of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has revealed details of her life in the spotlight, including an embarrassing royal faux pas, in her memoir. ANI

Queen's Diamond Jubilee emblem designed by 10-yr-old girl
The Queen's official 2012 Diamond Jubilee emblem will be based on a design created by a 10-year-old girl. ANI

Pak will handle Raymond Davis case based on its own interests: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government would handle double-murder accused Raymond Davis' case keeping in view Pakistan's interests. ANI

PPP has never given, accepted deadlines: Pak Law Minister
Pakistan Law Minister Babar Awan on Monday said that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has never given any deadlines, nor does it accept any. ANI

Kate Middleton's uncle in sex, drugs shame invited to wedding
Kate Middleton's uncle, who had brought shame to the family with his sex and drugs revelation, has been invited to attend her wedding to Prince William. ANI

Prince Charles's former 'bachelor mobile' up for sale
Prince Charles's fully-restored 1979 pea green Range Rover has gone on sale. ANI

Lost 'macabre male-sex doll' story by Daphne du Maurier found after 70 yrs
A lost 'macabre' short story written by celebrated novelist, Daphne du Maurier, has been found by an enthusiast after more than 70 years. ANI

Iranian film 'Nader and Simin: A Separation' wins Golden Bear at Berlin awards
Iranian film 'Nader and Simin: A Separation' has won the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival along with best acting prizes. ANI

Stability, development in South Asia important for global interests: Pak
Pakistan has said that it has reached out to the Indian and Afghanistan governments to promote stability and development in the region. ANI

UK court sentences Indian restaurants' owner for employing illegal immigrants
A Carlisle Crown Court Judge has sentenced the owner of three Indian restaurants to two years in jail for exploiting illegal immigrants for cash. ANI

Pak court hears petitions on shifting Raymond Davis, diplomatic immunity
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday heard petitions regarding shifting of double murder-accused Raymond Davis from Kot Lakhpat prison to Lahore Fort, and the relevance and legality of the Vienna Convention. ANI

Egyptian revolution will deeply impact other Middle-East nations: Jamaat-e-Islami chief
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan chief Syed Munawar Hasan has termed the Egyptian revolution as the first drop of rain, saying that it would deeply impact other countries of the region. ANI

After Obama, Oz PM gets hi tech situation room
After US President Barack Obama, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has a high security situation room, in parliament. ANI

Jamie Oliver's show criticised over boys being asked for sperm samples
British chef Jamie Oliver's new TV series on Channel 4 has received a barrage of criticism after it featured two teenage boys being asked to produce sperm samples for analysis in a science class. ANI

British soldier fitted with new Bionic Arm
Corporal Andrew Garthwaite (23), of the Queen's Royal Lancers, has become Britain's first military amputee to be fitted with a bionic arm. ANI

Michelle Obama still hoping for invitation to Royal Wedding
First Lady Michelle Obama still appears to be hopeful of being invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. ANI

Berlusconi's £200K gifts given to underage prostitute revealed
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's 24 gifts worth almost 200,000 pounds given to the teenage dancer at the centre of the under age prostitution charge against him, have emerged. ANI

I'm not in mood to quit now: Ancelotti
Under increasing pressure after Chelsea's miserable FA Cup exit against Everton, boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that he will not quit as doubts have been raised over his future. ANI

Engineer earned £13m after fooling CIA that computer program can 'stop Al Qaeda attacks'
The US government had paid over 13 million pounds to a computer engineer, Dennis Montgomery, after he managed to fool fooling the CIA that he had developed a software to stop Al Qaeda attacks. ANI

Former aide accuses Palin of breaching state election law in 2006 gubernatorial campaign
A leaked manuscript by one of Sarah Palin's closest former aides has revealed that Palin had broken the state election law in her 2006 gubernatorial campaign, and added that the former Alaska Governor had sent him a message saying "I hate this damn job" before resigning. ANI

World's 1st major exhibition on Hindu Lord Vishnu premiered at Nashville in USA
"Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior", said to be the first major museum exhibition to focus on the Hindu deity Vishnu, opened at Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville (Tennessee, USA) today. ANI

Pak doctor claims Raymond Davis was chasing him in Lahore
A Pakistani doctor has alleged that the killing of two men by American citizen Raymond Davis in Lahore was staged to force him to withdraw a case he filed against the US government. ANI

Two Brit teachers suspended over alleged sex-romp film on school PC
A married teacher and his classroom assistant in Britain have been suspended after a colleague discovered an alleged sex-romp film of theirs on a school computer. ANI

Hezbollah might attack Israeli target to help Iran: Israel
The Northern Command of the Israel Defence Force (IDF) believes Iran may initiate an attack against Tel Aviv if it feels under pressure due to anti-government protests. ANI

Sindh Home Minister warns PML-N against anti-PPP move
Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza has warned the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of "consequences" if the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is expelled from the Punjab government. ANI

US state civic association elect canine as president!
Dogs aren't just man's best friend, they can lead men too - meet Ms Beatha Lee - a shaggy wheaten terrier who was chosen as president of Hillbrook-Tall Oaks Civic Association this year. ANI

Chinese telecom giant offers to install free mobile phone network on London Tube
Chinese telecom firm Huawei has offered to install a mobile phone network worth 50 million pounds on the London Underground train system for free. ANI

Senior Chinese Official for better social management to ensure long-term peace
A Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has called for improved and innovative social management to ensure long-term peace and stability in the country. ANI

Five militants killed in US drone attack in South Waziristan
At least five militants were killed in a suspected US drone strike in northwest Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal district, officials have said. ANI

Osama bin Laden would have been sent to Gitmo if captured: Rumsfeld
Former US Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, has said that if America could have managed to capture Osama bin Laden, an FBI most-wanted terrorist for more than a decade, he would have been likely sent to Guantanamo Bay prison on the island of Cuba. ANI

Facebook bans n*ked UK woman's Demi Moore-like baby bump photo
"If Demi Moore can do it, why can't I?," questions a pregnant woman in London, who got herself photographed in Demi Moore's famous n*ked pregnancy pose. ANI

Oz woman says murdered husband pestered her for group sex, threesomes
An Australian woman, who is facing trial for the murder of her husband, has told the jury that he pestered her constantly for group sex and threesomes. ANI

Brit women spend £133K during lifetime on looking beautiful
British women are still spending more money on their looks despite the strains on family budgets, reveals a poll.V shopping channel QVC, which conducted the poll found that British women spends 2,056 pounds every year on their appearance, reports the Daily Express. ANI

Obama did nothing to deserve 2009 Nobel Peace Prize: Rumsfeld
Former US Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, has criticised President Barack Obama's foreign policy saying that he should stop apologising for America, and added that he had received a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for "hope" and not for "accomplishments". ANI

'Overseas Indians can enroll names in voters list online'
Vayalar Ravi, the Indian Cabinet Minister of Overseas Affairs, has said that the online enrollment process of 'Indian expatriates' in the voters' register is being finalised, but added that casting votes abroad is not permitted. ANI

SA prosecutor accused of 'sabotaging' Brit-Indian honeymooners case with 'fugitive' comments
The family of the Brit-Indian millionaire charged with masterminding his wife's murder during their honeymoon in Cape Town last year have accused the South African prosecuting authority's head of deliberately sabotaging Shrien Dewani's case by calling him a 'murderer' and 'fugitive'. ANI

US leans on Libyan leadership to end violence
The United States State Department has said that it was "gravely concerned" about reports of violence in Libya, and particularly over the number of deaths in many parts of the country. ANI

3 out of 4 women face barriers to top-level promotion in UK
A survey has suggested that nearly three quarters of women in Britain still face barriers when it comes to getting top-level promotions. ANI

Berlusconi family asks 'why Ronaldo not charged for paid sex with Ruby'
Silvio Berlusconi's family has reportedly raised questions as to why Cristiano Ronaldo was not charged after Karima, El Mahroug claimed she also had sex with the football superstar when she was 17 ANI

PML-N all set to dump PPP in Punjab over 10-point reforms agenda
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is reportedly set to dump its coalition partner in Punjab, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), on the ground that the federal government had failed to implement the 10-point agenda in the province. ANI

'Kin want blood for blood, not payoff over double murder-accused Raymond Davis'
The brothers of two Pakistani men shot dead by Raymond Davis, an American citizen, in Lahore have rejected the idea of a financial settlement, with one brother insisting that he wanted 'blood for blood' not a payoff. ANI

KFC ditches 50-yr-old 'finger lickin' good' punch line for healthier slogan
For 50 years, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has attracted customers with its 'finger lickin' good' punch line, but the company has decided to ditch the slogan for a healthier one now. ANI

South Korea ready for talks with North Korea
South Korea is hopeful of revival of its contacts with North Korea through dialogue. ANI

Tunisia Revolution: Security forces move to protect nation from Islamic zealots
With authoritarian rule coming to an end in Tunisia, the interim government is faced with a delicate situation in deciding the role of Islam in the nation's politics. ANI

Raymond Davis was CIA agent deployed in Pak 'beyond shadow of doubt': Intelligence
Raymond Davis, the American who shot dead two men in Lahore, triggering a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Pakistan, is a CIA agent who was on assignment at the time. ANI

Gaddafi's son warns of 'civil war' in Libya if father's regime toppled
The son of Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has warned the protestors that their country would come under the purview of a civil war, and even renewed Western 'colonization' if they do not give up their ambitions of ousting his father from his position after 40-year-long rule. ANI

Egypt man names daughter 'Facebook' to mark country's revolution!
An Egyptian man has named his baby daughter 'Facebook' to commemorate the part the social network played in revolution. ANI

Bloomberg Releases Comprehensive Islamic Finance Platform
Business Wire India

Posco and LanzaTech to Collaborate on Renewable Energy
LanzaTech has signed a memorandum of understanding with Posco, one of the largest steel producers in the world, covering the implementation of its gas fermentation technology to convert the steel maker’s flue gases to ethanol and other value added products. Business Wire India

BATS Global Markets Agrees to Acquire Chi-X Europe
BATS Global Markets has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Chi-X Europe, creating the largest pan-European trading center in terms of market share and notional value traded. Business Wire India

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