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Wills-Kat learn about mandalas in Los Angeles
The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge reportedly learned about mandalas at Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles (USA) on July 10. ANI

4 city councils in Utah opened with Hindu prayers
The city councils of South Jordan, Draper, Taylorsville and Layton in Utah (USA) reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures last week. ANI

Pak Govt. committed to safeguarding citizens' lives, property: Zardari
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said the government is committed to safeguarding the lives and property of the citizens at all costs. ANI

Pak Punjab police yet to file charge-sheets in 18 key terrorism cases 13-yrs-on
Pakistan's Punjab police have failed to submit complete charge-sheets in 18 out of 27 high-profile terrorism cases before anti-terrorism courts even after a lapse of 13 years, new documents have revealed. ANI

PPP can't accept MQM's anti- state demands: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) cannot accept the demands of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) that are against vital national interests. ANI

Republicans looking for 'superman' to counter Obama's muscle in 2012 poll
US Republican presidential candidates are beginning their campaigns with less money than the front-runners reported at this time four years ago, and are looking for a 'superman' to match the financial muscle of Democrats heading into the contentious 2012 elections. ANI

Girl raped by acquitted 'sexsomniac' stepfather speaks of nightmares
A Welsh girl, whose stepfather was cleared of raping her after a jury accepted he suffered from 'sexsomnia', has revealed that she now suffers nightmares she fears will never go away. ANI

Prince William reveals agony of losing Diana to three bereaved sisters
Prince William has opened up about how he still misses his mother, Diana, to three bereaved sisters, who had lost their own mother to breast cancer. ANI

'Overfished' UK seas can only supply food for only half a year
Seas around the United Kingdom (UK) are so overfished that they can supply food for only six months in a year, a report has warned. ANI

Pak army says US aid cut will not affect ongoing fight against terror
The United States decision to suspended 800 million dollars in military assistance to Pakistan will not affect the ongoing military operations against militants in the country's tribal belt, a Pakistan Defence Forces (PDF) spokesperson has said. ANI

NATO 'will stop if Gaddafi loyalists and rebels begin negotiations': French Defense Minister
NATO will stop their bombardment of Libya as soon as embattled leader Colonel Gaddafi's loyalists and rebels sit round a table and begin direct negotiations, French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet said. ANI

Around 6100 Pakistanis return from strife-torn Libya
Around 6100 Pakistani citizens have returned from strife-torn Libya, and the situation in the Middle-East is being closely reviewed, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tehmina Janjua has said. ANI

Boys 'perform better in single-sex classrooms'
Boys studying in single-sex classrooms are less likely to struggle in lessons, says the head of the City of London School. ANI

US urges President Saleh to quit power in Yemen
The United States is putting pressure on Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down and help revive a Gulf peace plan. ANI

Chinese firm to help Pakistan generate 10,000-megawatts of power
China will help Pakistan generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity through different projects, China Three Gorges Project Corporation (CTGPC) director general has said. ANI

Ansar Burney will not accept Zardari's Sindh Governor offer
Pakistani human rights and civil rights activist Ansar Burney will not accept President Asif Ali Zardari's offer of becoming the next Sindh Governor, Burney's brother has revealed. ANI

Australia's Muslim leaders want Islamic Sharia law: Survey
Australia's Islamic leaders want Sharia laws to be implemented in the country, a survey has revealed. ANI

Gilani wants judiciary to give 'due regard' to his office
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he holds the judiciary in high esteem, but it should also reciprocate his respect and give due regard to his office. ANI

Hotel security made call to Sarkozy soon after Strauss-Kahn's arrest
The security chief of the group that owns the hotel where Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of trying to rape a maid, telephoned French President Nicolas Sarkozy's palace within minutes of learning of his arrest. ANI

Americans desperate for positive change on national political scene: Palin
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin believes that a majority of Americans are keen for a positive change at the national level, and she is hoping for new entrants, including herself, to make a possible bid for the White House in 2012. ANI

Syrians want dictatorial President Bashar Assad ousted
Syrians are determined to keep up pressure to oust their dictatorial President Bashar Assad. ANI

'Unhealthy habits can kill your sex drive'
Do you want to improve your sex life? Then, get rid of your unhealthy habits. ANI

A day in the life of an average British family
Even though many families around the world failed to bring down their expenditure post recession, British families are 'really trying to spend within their means' with the help of their habits - at least that's what the study has indicated. ANI

Now, Pippa Middleton's pics being used by pro-anorexia sites
Dangerous pro-anorexia websites have found a new 'thinspiration' in Pippa Middleton to target women and young girls. ANI

News of the World staff have last laugh at editor with 'mocking' clues in crossword
The staff at News of the World seem to have had the last laugh at their editor Rebekah Brooks by disguising mocking messages in the crossword of the tabloid's last edition on Sunday. ANI

Palin believes she 'can win 2012 Presidential election'
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has said that she believes she can win a presidential election. ANI

Sindh Flood affectees still facing problems after a year: Survey
The victims of last year's flood in Sindh, are still plagued by the lack of relief goods delivery and basic facilities, according to a survey. ANI

Six killed in bomb blast in Pak's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
At least six people, including three police officials, were killed and ten others were wounded in a bomb explosion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan on Monday. ANI

Musharraf-regime established district boundaries in Sindh abolished
Sindh government has decided to abolish the district boundaries established by former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. ANI

Poulter 'gobsmacked' by young Rory MvIlroy's first Major win
British golfer Ian Poulter has revealed that he was "gobsmacked" by Rory McIlroy's feat in winning his first Major at just 22. ANI

Several injured in Islamabad blast
Several persons, including security officials, were injured in a blast at Islamabad on Monday. ANI

Gilani says govt. focused on political and economic empowerment of women
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that his government is focused on the political and economic empowerment of women for harnessing a viable role for them in the society. ANI

Kids as young as five being trained to become jihadi 'martyrs' in Pak
A new video showing young children training as 'martyrs' at a secret Al Qaeda camp in Pakistan's North Waziristan province has surfaced, raising fears of future attacks. ANI

Brit Royal Navy to let women serve on submarines for first time
British women will soon be allowed to serve on the country's Royal Navy submarines for the first time, it has emerged. ANI

Bachmann endorses 'black families better off during slavery than under Obama' pact
Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann has signed a controversial marriage pact that suggests that African American children were more likely to grow up in stable families during the era of slavery than under President Barack Obama. ANI

Scottish golfer Montgomerie fails to qualify for Royal St George
Scottish golfer Colin Montgomerie's bid to make it 22 successive appearances at The Open is over. ANI

Blair tried to hush up News of the World hacking scandal
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair tried to hush up the News of the World hacking scandal and urged his successor Gordon Brown to stop the expose. ANI

Imran Khan's PTI to protest in Islamabad to demand mid-term polls, independent election commission
The Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaaf (PTI) has decided to hold a series of protest demonstrations in Islamabad as part of its "Hakumat Hatao Mulk Bachao" movement to demand mid-term polls under neutral caretaker government, an independent election commission and new electoral rolls. ANI

Oprah Winfrey tipped to host 2012 Oscars
She just ended her 25 years talk show in May and now TV mogul Oprah Winfrey is apparently being counted as the top candidate to host the Oscars ceremony next February. ANI

Pak asks US to share intelligence on al-Zawahiri's whereabouts in its tribal areas
Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has asked the United States to share "actionable intelligence" about Al-Qaeda's new chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and other high value targets. ANI

Pak Assembly Speaker proposes creation of SAARC South Asian parliament
Pakistan National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza has proposed that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) members should contemplate the creation of a South Asian parliament to sustain peace and prosperity in the region. ANI

Murdoch says embattled NI chief executive Rebekah Brooks is his 'first priority'
News Corporation Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch has revealed an extraordinary show of support for News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, saying that she is his 'first priority' ANI

Iran weapons used to attack Americans in Iraq: Panetta
Baghdad, July 11 United States Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has claimed that Iran has been sending weapons to militia outfits in neighbouring Iraq to attack American troops and civilians based in that country. ANI

US 'won't take sides' in South China Sea territorial dispute
The United States will maintain its presence in the South China Sea but not show prejudice toward any side involved in the territorial dispute there, the top US military officer has said. ANI

'Pak, Afghanistan stoking border tensions to wrest concessions from US benefactors'
Pakistan and Afghanistan may be stoking border tensions in a bid to wrest concessions from US benefactors, Western officials have said. ANI

Opposition trying to sabotage Pak Senate polls: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said the opposition is "trying to sabotage senate elections" due to be held in 2012. ANI

Honeymoon murder suspect Dewani 'didn't sleep with wife on wedding night'
Brit-Indian honeymooner Shrien Dewani did not sleep with his bride before they got married, or on their wedding night, it has been claimed. ANI

Only man arrested for Afghan woman's 2009 mutilation released
The only person held for the savage mutilation of an Afghan woman that caused worldwide revulsion, has been freed from prison after the case against him collapsed. ANI

Cameron may kill Murdoch's BskyB bid
British Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that his government will not hand over the BskyB deal to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. ANI

Woman in America fired for refusing to dye gray hair
A 52-year-old American woman has claimed that she was fired from her job over her refusal to dye her gray hair. ANI

Gadkari to focus on Pak-sponsored terrorism at London convention of OFBJP
The United Kingdom unit of the Overseas Friends of BJP has invited BJP President Nitin Gadkari to address a political convention of the OFBJP here next week. ANI

Hitler 'ordered sex dolls to protect Nazi troops against STDs'
Adolf Hitler ordered sex dolls for his troops, as many of them were catching sex diseases from French whores, author Graeme Donald has discovered. ANI

Murdoch media empire faces its worst ever threat
He set new dubious standards or new ways of working for the newspapers he owned. They had to be profitable. He built a huge media empire and even changed his nationality to become a naturalised US citizen so that he could expand his empire into the United States. This is Rupert Murdoch, 80-year-old Australian. ANI

Pak to lean on China to make up US military aid gap
Pakistan's increasingly "close and effective defense ties" with China will allow Islamabad to "fill the gap" arising from the prospect of reduced military aid from the United States, a Pakistani official has said. ANI

Hindus send greetings to Buddhists on Asalha Puja
Hindus have sent greetings to Buddhist communities worldwide for the upcoming Asalha-Puja/Asanha-Puja/Asalha-Pucha/Asarnha-Bucha/Dhamma/Dharma Day, which falls on July 15 this year. ANI

Full Suite of LifeSize Endpoints Now Qualified to Interoperate with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
LifeSize, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq:LOGI) (SIX:LOGN), today announced an enhancement of its superior video conferencing offerings through full qualification with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Business Wire India

SiliconBlue Launches “Los Angeles,” Custom Mobile Device Platform for High-Speed Sensor Management, Custom Connectivity and Video and Image Solutions
SiliconBlue® Technologies, the leader in Custom Mobile Device™ (CMD) solutions for handheld applications, announced availability and fully functioning samples of the new iCE40™ “Los Angeles” mobileFPGA™ family including the LP–Series (Low-Power) and the HX–Series (High-Speed) families targeting smartphones and tablets, respectively Business Wire India

OSIsoft Announces Its Selection as Microsoft Sustainability Partner of the Year
OSIsoft, LLC (, the leader in real-time data infrastructure solutions, announced its selection as a 2011 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award Winner Business Wire India

Citi Named Best Global Emerging Markets Bank and Best Global Transaction Banking House by Euromoney Magazine
Citi was named Best Global Emerging Markets Bank and Best Global Transaction Banking House by Euromoney magazine as part of its Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2011. Business Wire India

Aptara Named to the List of “Top 20 Content Development Companies in the World” by Training Industry, Inc.
Aptara, a leader in digital learning and performance solutions, was named one of the “Top 20 Content Development Companies” in the world by Aptara’s custom content creation is a key component of the digital training programs that it designs and builds for the corporate marketplace. This first annual list joins TrainingIndustry Business Wire India

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