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Ex-News of the World editor Brooks could be headed for Australia
News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, who was editor of News of the World from 2000 to 2003, is expected to quit next week following questioning over her role in the phone hacking scandal by a Commons committee, and could be headed to Australia. ANI

Ban violates human rights of non-Muslims: MCA chief
The move by the Kedah government to stop 13 types of entertainment outlets from operating during the Ramadan month violates the human rights of non-Muslims, MCA Young Professionals Bureau chief Chua Tee Yong said. ANI

Iran tightens online censorship to counter US 'shadow internet'
Iran has stepped up online censorship by upgrading the filtering system that enables the Islamic regime to block access to thousands of websites it deems inappropriate for Iranian users. ANI

Japanese PM calls for nuke power phase out
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has told his countrymen that the nation should decrease and eventually eliminate its reliance on nuclear energy. ANI

Obama's re-election fundraising campaign gets $ 86 m in three months
US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has raised 86 million dollars over the last three months, giving him eclipsing other Republican candidates. ANI

The female body shape most men prefer
new research has thrown up very interesting things about what body shape in women men prefer the most. ANI

Palin sets late 2012 summer time frame for White House bid decision
Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has told Fox News that she may announce her bid for the White House in August or September 2012. ANI

Poll shows Obama's declining popularity in Arab world
A poll has shown that United States President Barack Obama's popularity has declined in the Arab world since his Cairo speech in 2009. ANI

UAE court jails couple for a month for illicit relationship
A United Arab Emirates court has sentenced a Bangladeshi woman and an Emirati man to a month in jail followed by deportation for having an illicit relationship. ANI

Afghan politicians have a rethink about their personal security
After a string of recent attacks targeting top officials, Afghan political, military and business leaders are more bothered about their personal security than about establishing a stable democracy in their country. ANI

Conservationists' study discovers snow leopard population in Afghanistan
A study has discovered a healthy population of rare snow leopards living in the mountainous reaches of north eastern Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor. ANI

Now, US women over 70 pose nude for charity!
A dozen of New Bern women, who are more than 70 years old, have posed nude in their own calendar for charity. ANI

Pippa Middleton's bum gets crumpet treatment
Pippa Middleton, who is arguably Britain's most famous face and bottom, has been crowned the nation's number one choice to wake up for breakfast with. ANI

Pak- US military, intelligence meetings to salvage 'shaky' war on terroralliance
The flurry of meetings between top military and intelligence officials from Pakistan and the US are seen as fresh efforts to salvage their 'shaky' war on terror alliance after a series of setbacks in recent months. ANI

I wouldn't be surprised if ISI was involved in latest Mumbai blasts, says international expert
A Canadian researcher has said that he would not be surprised if Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) played a crucial role in the planning and implementation of yesterday's Mumbai attacks. ANI

US moves to protect Osama raid mastermind 'John' after Al-Qaeda threat
The United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has moved to protect the analyst who played a central role in the secret military operation to kill Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. ANI

Foreign workers took three in four new jobs in UK last year
Three in every four of those who joined Britain's workforce in the last year were foreign born. ANI

Pentagon set to unveil first cyber security strategy
The Pentagon is set to unveil a strategy for protecting its computer systems that goes beyond erecting firewalls and stresses on the use of sensors, software and data collected by US intelligence. ANI

International health organizations slam CIA's fake vaccination drive in Pak
International health organizations have expressed concern that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s fake vaccination programme in Pakistan's Abbottabad town to obtain DNA evidence in the hunt for Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden could harm legitimate immunization programs in the country. ANI

Brit 'web whizzes' dumping 'frugal' govt. Intel Agencies for 'fat paying' cyber czars
UK Government Communications Headquarters has said that they are losing their web experts to companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon because the intelligence base in Cheltenham does not pay enough. ANI

New screening devices to cut time needed to undergo security check at UK airports
The British airports are set to introduce a new security measure under which passengers can now be spared the chore of removing shoes, belts and having to unpack their laptops every time they go through security checks. ANI

Now, a website that enables tracking terror movements worldwide
An American organization has designed a website that enables users to track radical Islamic movements worldwide. ANI

Brit woman told not to breastfeed in public to avoid 'offending Muslims'
A woman in Britain was ordered not to breastfeed her baby in public because she would offend Muslims by doing so. ANI

Imran Khan- led PTI calls for military action against drone attacks
The Pakistan Tehrik-e- Insaf (PTI) has said the United States-led drone attacks in the tribal areas were unacceptable and tantamount to state terrorism against Pakistani citizens and added that it was time for the government to order military action against such strikes. TI Vice-President for Policy Planning, National Security and Foreign Affairs Dr ANI

Women spend more that a year's salary to fight wrinkles
A survey has found that women spend more than 24,000 pounds on wrinkle-banishing creams and treatments over the course of a lifetime. ANI

Oz couples' most 'intimate moments' take place in kitchen
A new survey has found that Australian couples like to romance in the kitchen. ANI

ISI chief's US visit aimed at smoothening ties: South Asia analyst
Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director-General Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha made a one-day visit to Washington to smoothen worsening bilateral relations. ANI

Family of 'missing' Pak doc involved in Osama op goes into hiding
The family of 'missing' Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi has went into hiding following reports that he had been working for the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to help them track down Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. ANI

Pak Govt willing to talk to angry Baloch leaders: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said his government is willing to talk to angry Baloch leaders. ANI

PoK residents demand role in India- Pak peace talks
Over 1,000 people in Pakistani-occupied Kashmir(PoK) have demanded a role in the latest round of India- Pakistan peace talks. ANI

Qatar mediating between Taliban and US on peace talks
Qatar is mediating for peace talks between the Taliban and the United States. ANI

China strengthened death penalty application in 2009-10: Report
China has further strengthened its prudent application of the death penalty, according to the State Council Information Office (SCIO) report. ANI

Imran Khan- led PTI opposes revival of commissionerate system
Pakistan Tehrik- e- Insaaf (PTI) City President Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed has opposed the revival of commissionerate system and local government system in place during Musharraf's regime and said local bodies' polls should be held instead after amending the 2001 Local Government Act. ANI

'PML-Q backs PPP-led Pak govt. in larger national interest'
Pakistan Muslim League (Q) chief Shujaat Hussain has offered full support to the Pakistan People's Party (PPP)-led coalition government in the country in the larger national interest. ANI

British court defers decision on Assange's sex assault case
A British Court has deferred its decision in the extradition case of Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange over allegations of sexual assault and rape. ANI

Canadian artist recreates iconic image of Marilyn Monroe with Rubik's cubes!
An artist in Canada has recreated the most iconic portrait of celebrities including Marilyn Monroe in a unique way - he has used thousands of Rubik's cubes to make the exact replica of their real life famous face. ANI

Indian man found stabbed to death in Dubai apartment
A 47-year-old Indian man, who was a finance manager of a top company in the United Arab Emirates, has been found stabbed to death in his apartment in Dubai. ANI

25,000 security breaches at US airports since 9/11
Despite evoking stringent safety measures after September 11, 2001 terror strike, a new congressional report has revealed that more than 25,000 security breaches have taken place at US airports over the last ten years. ANI

Why Monaco Royals slept 10 miles apart during their SA honeymoon
Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco slept ten miles apart on their honeymoon as the prince had an early meeting the next day and he didn't want to get stuck in traffic, it has been claimed. ANI

Riots feared on Australia's national 'Ban the Burqa Day' event
A national day of protest in Australia demanding the burqa be banned has raised fears it could provoke riots in the nation. ANI

Church of England will have no members left in 20 years
The Church of England could virtually be left without any members in the next 20 years, an Anglican leader has warned. ANI

Pak counters 'unwarranted' UN 'extremists using children' allegation
Pakistan has informed the United Nations' Security Council that it is taking action to stop any use of children by extremist groups to promote their "nihilistic" agendas, while taking strong exception to an "unwarranted" reference in a UN report referring to the situation in the country. ANI

American woman denies aiding scheme exporting Pak nuke plant's special paint
A San Francisco woman, Xu Wang has rebutted charges that she was the ringleader of a scheme which illegally exported special paint used in the construction of a Pakistani nuclear plant. ANI

Pak softens stand on Osama sting 'CIA agent' doctor after ISI chief's US visit
Pakistan has reportedly moved closer to releasing Dr. Shakil Afridi, as a senior official has said that he may not have known that he was working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). ANI

Soon, touch clothes on your iPads while shopping online!
Online shopping may be really easy but the very thought of not being able to touch and feel the clothes may dampen your shopping spirit. But soon, shopoholics can overcome this problem. ANI

Even today, prejudice a stumbling block for women leaders
Do women have what it takes for important leadership roles? Of course! But stereotypes about leadership still pose barriers to women's advancement, according to a new study. ANI

Duration of Libya operation can't be predicted: Liam Fox
Britain's Defense Secretary Liam Fox has indicated that there is no guarantee as to when the Libyan Government would be toppled within the originally mandated three month period. ANI

Britain slams 'deplorable' Mumbai terror attack
Britain Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned the deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai, describing it as "deplorable acts of terrorism". ANI

Four killed, nine injured in Balochistan blast
At least four people were killed in a blast in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Thursday. ANI

'Post 13/7, Pak terror groups still operating despite international pressure'
Pakistan-connected militant groups still operate despite international pressure after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks almost three years ago, Indian counter-terrorism officials and experts have said. ANI

George W. Bush becomes 1st ever living US President to sign baseball cards
Former US President George W. Bush's official signature will soon be seen on a baseball card. ANI

Assassin who killed Afghanistan President Karzai's brother hanged in public square
The man who shot dead Afghanistan President Hamid Kazai's half brother Ahmed Wali Karzai was hanged in a public square in Kandahar city. ANI

Chinese artist-activist Weiwei accepts lecturer job in Berlin
Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei has agreed to become a visiting lecturer at the Berlin University of the Arts. ANI

'LeT hand in Mumbai attack will compel India to again break off talks with Pak'
India will be compelled to again break off recently resumed talks with Pakistan if investigators determine that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) played a crucial role in the planning and implementation of yesterday's Mumbai attacks, a former CIA officer and Senior Research Fellow at Washington's Heritage Foundation has said. ANI

Pak's inclusion in Afghan peace process necessary: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the country should be included in the Afghan-led reconciliation process and that future strategy on Kabul should be chalked out with Islamabad's consultation. ANI

Pakistan concerned over US aid cuts: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that both the government and people of Pakistan are deeply concerned about the recent statements made by some American officials pertaining to reduction in aid to the country. ANI

Coming soon to Malaysia, taxis driven by women for women
Malaysia's Family and Community Development Minister Senator Heng Seai Kie has said that Kuala Lumpur will have taxis driven by women for women. ANI

Pakistan condemns Mumbai blasts
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani have strongly condemned the serial blasts that rocked Mumbai on Wednesday. ANI

US condemns 'deplorable' Mumbai bombings, offers support
US President Barack Obama has strongly condemned the attacks in Mumbai and offered support to bring the perpetrators to justice. ANI

Oz PM Gillard condemns Mumbai terror attacks
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd have condemned a deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai that killed at least 21 people and left over 130 injured. ANI

Accepting protester's demands, Egypt sacks 600 senior cops
In a bid to meet a key demand of pro-democracy protesters, the Egyptian government has sacked over 600 senior police officers to cleanse the force that has been blamed for chronic abuses during Hosni Mubarak regime. ANI

WNS (Holdings) Limited Reports Unaudited Fiscal 2011 Results Under International Financial Reporting Standards
Business Wire India

Deutsche Post DHL with Individualized Print Option for Facebook
Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading mail and logistics services group, has launched a new service for Facebook users – the “Social Memories” app. It gives people a unique way to keep track of their otherwise fleeting Facebook data: a customized book that compiles their social network data and visualizes it with photos and infographics Business Wire India

ARC Energy Defends Proprietary Sapphire Technology; Countersues GT Solar for Anticompetitive Conduct
Advanced RenewableEnergy Company, LLC (ARC Energy), a provider of innovative c-axis sapphire growth technologies and turnkey solutions for the LED industry, last week filed an Answer and Counterclaim in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Superior Court against GT Solar International, Inc. and various of its subsidiaries (GT Solar) Business Wire India

BIOTRONIK Announces First Patients Treated in BIOFLOW-II Clinical Study Comparing ORSIRO Hybrid Drug-Eluting Stent to Abbott's XIENCE PRIME™
BIOTRONIK announced the start of an international study comparing the company’s ORSIRO sirolimus-eluting coronary stent with Abbott Laboratory’s XIENCE PRIME everolimus-eluting coronary stent. The first implantations in the study, called BIOFLOW-II, took place in Europe last week. Business Wire India

Endless.com Announces International Shipping to over 50 Countries Worldwide
Endless.com (www.endless.com), Amazon.com’s shoe and accessories website, announced free international shipping on orders of $100 or more and $10 shipping on orders under $100 Business Wire India

ARC Energy Delivers 100th CHEStm Furnace for LED Sapphire Crystal Growth
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 shipped its 100th CHES Furnace Business Wire India

Dewar’s Announces TED Partnership
DEWAR’S® Scotch Whisky is excited to announce its partnership with TED, the organisation devoted to ideas worth spreading. Dewar’s is supporting the TEDGlobal 2011 conference, which is being held in Edinburgh for the first time this year, from July 11th - 15th Business Wire India

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