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International News on July 28, 2011

India, Mongolia sign three agreements, including pact on defence
In an endeavor to strengthen bilateral ties, India and Mongolia on Thursday signed three agreements, which includes defence cooperation, media exchanges and cooperation between their planning commissions. ANI

Scots teen arrested for being hacker groups' spokesman
UK police have arrested 19-year-old man in Scotland on suspicion of being a major player in a series of cyber attacks by the hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec. ANI

Islamic extremists launch poster campaign for 'Sharia law controlled zones' in UK
Islamic extremists in Britain have launched a poster campaign across the country proclaiming areas where 'Sharia law enforcement zones' have been set up. ANI

US lobbied to stop 1970s Pakistan nuke drive: Declassified documents
The United States had waged a secret diplomatic campaign in the 1970s to prevent Pakistan from developing nuclear weapons, by pressing countries to control exports, according to declassified documents. ANI

India, Maldives cooperating on piracy, terrorism, drug trafficking issues: Krishna
Stating that both India and Maldives understand the importance of cooperation in the field of defense and security and are determined to work jointly to safeguard their respective security interests, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday said the two nations are cooperating on the issues of piracy, terrorism, drug trafficking and other possible threats. ANI

'Struggling' David Jones launches celeb line to get cash registers ringing
Melbourne, July 28 Struggling retailer David Jones is hoping that the recently launched celebrity designer labels will help lure cashed up shoppers back into its stores after it posted a mammoth drop in sales this year. ANI

Jesse James' first wife in custody for harassment
Jesse James' first wife, Janine Lindemulder has reportedly been arrested for harassment. ANI

Two goldfish become the hardiest survivors of New Zealand earthquake
Two goldfish, which survive 134 days without food or a filter in their tank, have become the smallest and hardiest survivors of the devastating February earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, that claimed 181 lives. ANI

Jesse James feels 'vindicated' after getting sole custody of his daughter
Jesse James is very pleased that he has been granted full custody of his daughter, Sunny. ANI

'Recovering' Christopher Schwarzenegger visits LA mall with mum Maria
Looks like Christopher Schwarzenegger is quickly recovering from his recent accident wounds as he was spotted turning up at a local Los Angeles mall along with mother Maria Shriver. ANI

China pledges to contribute more to world peace development
China will continue to participate in United Nations peacekeeping operations and will make greater contributions to world peace and development, a Chinese general has said. ANI

'Groom' turns out to be a woman at Indonesian wedding
An Indonesian family had to stop their daughter's wedding after it was discovered that the groom was a woman. ANI

Want to cut the flab? Then use a fork at dinner!
Tried every type of diet to get that slim figure but nothing worked? Well, then try using a fork to have your dinner. ANI

Maria Shriver starts renovations on new $10m home
Maria Shriver has started renovations on a new 10 million dollar home in Brentwood, Calif., though it is not know when she will be moving in. ANI

Pippa Middleton's 'moniker' tops list of hottest baby names
She has been the source of inspiration for many fashion trends, many online fan sites, and her own comic strip. ANI

Meet the Brit woman who celebrated her divorce with a full tattooed body!
A British woman has celebrated her recent divorce by asking her boyfriend to have her entire body tattooed. ANI

Deadline set by rebels for Gaddafi to give up power expires
The chief of Libya's Transitional National Council (TNC) has said the deadline given to embattled Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to stay in the country, after relinquishing his power, has expired. ANI

Ponzi schemer Ken Starr divorced by ex-stripper Diane Passage
Ken Starr is being divorced by wife Diane Passage as he serves a 7 and a half year federal prison sentence for bilking 33 million dollars from clients including Al Pacino, Uma Thurman and Sylvester Stallone. ANI

UK to release billions for Libya rebels after declaring them 'sole authority' in country
Britain is set to help Libyan rebels to get hundreds of millions of pounds after Foreign secretary William Hague declared Libya's national transitional council the country's 'sole governmental authority'. ANI

Chinese submersible now makes 5,143-meter Pacific Ocean dive
China's manned deep-diving submersible Jiaolong has reached a depth of 5,143 meters in its third test dive in Pacific Ocean. ANI

200-yr-old ban prohibiting Paris women from wearing trousers may soon be lifted
A 200-year-old bizarre ban that did not allow women in Paris to wear trousers might soon be lifted. ANI

Those who wish to clash with Pak institutions will be disappointed: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that the elected government knows how to resolve the complex national issues and those who wished clash between the institutions would be disappointed. ANI

Nawaz Sharif describes Pak Govt as a 'threat for democracy'
Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Chief Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan Government is a threat to democracy, and added that that treasury members should come out against the government. ANI

Yoga being offered in American art museums
"Have you ever dreamt of practicing yoga next to a Picasso?" says the announcement of "Yoga with the Masters" course offered at Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio (USA). ANI

87 Pak fishermen released by India reach home
The 87 fishermen, who were released by India, reached Ibrahim Hyderi, and were received by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) and Fishermen's Cooperative Society officials. ANI

Al-Qaeda linked Somali militants recruited 40 American Muslims: Report
A Somali group with ties to Al-Qaeda recruited over 40 American Muslims to join their fight in war-ravaged country. ANI

Hillary Clinton pledged to fight proposed Republican aid cuts
United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned Congress that she will fight to block a Republican effort to restrict aid for Israel's neighbours, Pakistan and leftist-led Latin American nations. ANI

Stuxnet virus 'could be adapted to attack the West': US
The United States has warned that adapted versions of the Stuxnet virus could cripple power, water and other vital services of the West. ANI

Russia plans to sink International Space Station in 2020
Russia's space agency has announced that the International Space Station will be deorbited and allowed to sink into the Pacific Ocean in 2020, just like its predecessor, the Mir. ANI

US army chief designate warns Iran against pursuing nuke weapons
US Army Chief designate General Martin Dempsey has warned Iran to avoid making a "serious miscalculation" in pursuing nuclear weapons or sponsoring attacks in Iraq. ANI

Facebook shows users how to turn off 'facial recognition' feature over privacy outcry
Facebook has responded to the privacy outcry over its new facial recognition system, by running advertisements that show users how to turn it off. ANI

Now, Sarkozy's Elysee Palace website falls prey to hackers
Hackers have reportedly attacked French President Nicolas Sarkozy's official Elysee Palace website to create a video game called 'Get Him Out'. ANI

Tapes prove Strauss-Kahn's alleged sexual assault victim was no 'gold digger'
A lawyer for the New York hotel maid, who accused former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, has said that a phone recording has proved that she was wrongfully being portrayed as a 'money grubbing opportunist'. ANI

Ed Miliband's 1,300 pounds nose operation brings no change in his voice
British Labour Party politician Ed Miliband's voice has not changed at all in spite of a 1,300-pound nasal operation he underwent yesterday, aides have said. ANI

Kate would make a great teacher, claims handwriting expert
After studying the Duchess of Cambridge's handwriting, a leading graphologist has revealed that the future Queen "would make a great school teacher". ANI

Sarkozys install 70K pounds ovens on new plane amidst recession-hit France
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his superstar wife Carla Bruni may have long been criticised for their luxurious lifestyle, but that apparently doesn't stop them from indulging more. ANI

Hindus greet Costa Ricans on 'Virgen de los Angeles' Day
The Hindus have sent early greetings to Costa Ricans in Costa Rica and world over on 'Virgen de los Angeles' Day, which falls on August 2. ANI

U.S. Export Import Bank Director, Diane Farrell, Joins USIBC
The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) has announced the appointment of Diane G. Farrell as Executive Vice President, overseeing business advocacy and membership service in the important areas of Financial Services, Real Estate, and Infrastructure Development. Ms. Farrell joined the USIBC in this senior capacity effective July 26. Business Wire India

De Montfort University: UK Student Lands Internship with World-Class Games Developer In India
A student at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, UK, is jetting off to India after landing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with the world’s second largest in-house games developer. Business Wire India

Hilton Worldwide Named as the First Multinational Hotel Company to Sponsor Chinese Olympic Committee
Hilton Worldwide announced Hilton HHonors, the guest-loyalty program for the company’s 10 distinct hotel brands, as the official hotel sponsor of the Chinese Olympic Committee through 2019 Business Wire India

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