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International News on July 25, 2011

UK continues to be a major trade, investment partner for India: Mukherjee
Stating that UK continues to be a major trade and investment partner for India, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that the Indo-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue, which was established in 2005 has contributed successfully in strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two nations. ANI

The Queen to bring out first children's book to answer favourite questions
The Queen is bringing out her first children's book to help answer some of the burning issues youngsters have always wanted to ask her. ANI

Average Brit breaks the speed limit 18,000 times over their life
A new study has revealed that the average Briton breaks the speed limit an astonishing 18 000 times during his or her lifetime. ANI

Norway royal family to lead moment of silence for terror victims
Norway's King Harald and Queen Sonja will lead their nation and other Scandinavian countries in observing a minute's silence for the 93 victims of Friday's terrorist attack. ANI

Suu Kyi holds first talks with new Burma government
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with a minister of Burma's new government at a state guest house here for the first time on Monday, raising tentative hopes of sustained dialogue between her and the authorities. ANI

Best way to beat heat is to switch off your a/c, says US man
As the U.S. experiences a widespread heatwave, a man in Kansas, where it is currently a boiling 109F, claims that he does not use air-conditioning even though he has got it in his home. ANI

Syria adopts multi-partism law, change of power in offing
A draft law authorising "multipartism" in Syria has been adopted and could see a change in power in the Arab country ruled for decades by the Baath party. ANI

Meet Nim - the chimp scientists tried to turn into a human
British filmmaker James Marsh has explored one of the most bizarre scientific experiments of recent times in his riveting new film, Project Nim. ANI

Feeling grumpy on a Monday? Wait till its 11.16am!
Most people find Mondays so depressing that they don't crack their first smile until 11.16am, a new research has found. ANI

SA man presumed dead wakes up in mortuary
An asthmatic patient, who was presumed to be dead by his family, woke up miraculously inside a mortuary of Eastern Cape, South Africa. ANI

India, South Korea ink civil nuclear deal
India on Monday signed a civil nuclear cooperation deal with South Korea during the visit of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil here, enabling the Korean companies to participate in atomic power plant projects in the country. ANI

Now, take your vehicle to £10K 'car spa' for 'a brand new look'!
Forget washing your car with a bucket of soapy water, a sponge and chamois leather. Now, give your car an ultimate all-star treatment. ANI

Australia, Malaysia ink asylum seeker swap deal
Australia and Malaysia opn Monday inked an asylum swap deal at a formal ceremony held here. ANI

Oslo attacker called Gordon Brown, Prince Charles UK 'traitors'
The Norwegian terrorist who killed over 90 people in two recent attacks in Oslo, named Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and the Prince of Wales among thousands of British 'traitors' who deserved to be murdered. ANI

Website gives bloodthirsty tips to SA vampires!
An online news site is giving ideas to vampires as what to do when they crave for blood in South Africa. ANI

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says it won't run for presidency
Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood, the country's most organized political group, has reiterated that it would not run in the forth coming presidential elections. ANI

US TV network to launch reality show on 'lives of Muslims living in country'
Television network TLC is making a reality series on the lives of Muslims living in America, to expose 'misconceptions and conflicts' they face outside and within their own community. ANI

Norwegian shooter Breivik's estranged parents under armed guard in France
The estranged parents of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian suspected of terror strikes in two places on Friday, have been placed under armed guard in France after stating "we haven't slept a wink since his arrest". he single-storeyed house of Jens Breivik in Cournanel, southern France, surrounded by armed police on Monday. The building has extensive grounds and a swimming pool. ANI

Chavez to contest third presidential term next year
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he will seek another six-year term as the country's head next year. ANI

Murdoch 'dodging responsibility' in NotW hacking scandal says senior cop
News International boss Rupert Murdoch is attempting to dodge responsibility for the News of the World phone hacking scandal, a senior police officer has claimed. ANI

Oslo attacker feared creation of 'several mini Pakistans' all over Europe
The Norwegian terrorist who killed over 90 people in two recent attacks in Oslo, was terrified of the idea of several 'mini Pakistans' appearing all over the map of Europe. ANI

Global response to help Pak recover from last year's flood 'inadequate': Report
The international community has failed to provide enough resources for Pakistan to recover from the devastating floods that struck the country a year ago, an aid agency has said. ANI

Ex-Oz PM Kevin Rudd warns of North Korean nuclear threats
Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd has raised the prospect of Australia becoming North Korea's potential nuclear target, dubbing the Stalinist nation "detached from reality". ANI

'Batman' fan creates real turbine-powered Batmobile!
A 'Batman' fanatic in the US has turned fantasy into reality. ANI

Pippa Middleton's curves credited to her love for sport by ex-teacher
Pippa Middleton's curves have been put down to her love for sports, with an ex-teacher revealing a series of photos which show her posing for a netball team. ANI

Intelligence report had warned of Hizb ut-Tahrir-led 'Arab spring' in Pakistan
Intelligence reports had warned of a radical group, the Hizb ut-Tahrir, planning an Egypt-style uprising in Pakistan by seeking support from 'like-minded' elements within the armed forces. ANI

Despite US pressure, Pakistan backs Gaddafi
Pakistan continues to extend support to Libyan dicator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi despite pressure from Washington. ANI

Pak, India plan fresh CBMs on Kashmir during Khar-Krishna talks
Pakistan and India are likely to announce new confidence building measures (CBMs) related to the longstanding Kashmir dispute when the foreign ministers of the nuclear-armed neighbours meet in New Delhi this week. ANI

Pak FM Khar won't accept India's supremacy in S.Asia, but aiming for peace with neighbours
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that her country will not accept India's supremacy in the region, but will work for the promotion of peace with all neighbours. ANI

US money diverted to Taliban in Afghanistan, say investigators
US taxpayer money was diverted to the Taliban under a 2.16 billion dollars transportation contract that the United States has funded in part to promote Afghan businesses, a year-long military-led investigation has revealed. ANI

Norway shooter was considering WMD Attack, Jihadi Alliance
Anders Behring Breivik, the main suspect involved in Friday's bomb blast-cum-shooting spree that claimed 92 lives, was reportedly serious about launching a WMD 9weapon of mass destruction) attack and working on forming a jihadi alliance. ANI

CIA attempting to spread its tentacles in southern part of Pak Punjab province
Operatives of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are reportedly establishing contact with influential figures in the southern part of Pakistan's Punjab province. ANI

Libyan rebel chief says Gaddafi can stay if he quits power
Libya's opposition leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil has said Colonel Muammar Gaddafi can stay in the country as part of a political solution if he gives up his power. ANI

Chinese Railway Ministry spokesman says sorry for deadly crash
A Chinese Railway Ministry spokesman has apologized for the deadly train collision in the eastern province of Zhejiang that claimed 35 lives and injured 192 others. ANI

Two-year-old infant found alive in crashed Chinese train
Wenzhou (Zhejiang province, China): A two-year-old girl was miraculously found alive in the last carriage of a high-speed train twenty-one hours after it had crashed into the back of another near Wenzhou. ANI

NY hotel maid says she wants 'Strauss-Kahn to go to jail'
The New York hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in a Manhattan hotel suite in May, has said that she 'wants justice' and wants to see former IMF chief behind bars. ANI

Taliban hangs Afghanistan police chief's 8-year-old son
An 8 year-old boy was hanged by suspected members of the Taliban in Afghanistan's Helmand province, after the boy's father-a police commander, refused to comply with militants' demands. ANI

Sri Lanka's Tamil Party wins local council elections in former war zones
Sri Lanka's biggest Tamil party has won the local elections in the country's regions torn by decades of civil war. ANI

The Rise of China’s ‘Paper Industry’ – APP Report Highlights the Increasing Global Prominence of China’s Paper Industry and Its Environmental Achievements
The rapid development of China’s paper industries is highlighted in the latest edition of the ‘Paper Contract with China Report’ from APP-China. Business Wire India

YPHS Prepares for Upcoming Relocation of Sumatran Tiger; Works with APP on New Wildlife Management and Protection Policies
The Natural Resources Conservation Agency of South Sumatra (BKSDA) and Sumatran Tiger Conservation Foundation (YPHS), supported by Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), are set to relocate a tiger from an area which has seen recent human-wildlife conflict Business Wire India

Cambrios and Hitachi Chemical Collaborate on Development and Production of Patternable, Transferable Transparent Conductive Film
Cambrios Technologies Corporation announced that the company’s ClearOhm™ silver nanowire coating materials have been combined with Hitachi Chemical’s photosensitive film technology to develop an innovative, very highly transparent conductive film that can be transferred to various substrates such as glass, polycarbonate and PET film Business Wire India

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