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Brit drivers' dangerous new craze sees them trying to 'beat their GPS clock'
A new research has revealed that more than seven million drivers in Britain are taking part in a potentially deadly new craze called "sat-nav racing", where they aim to "beat the clock" on their car's GPS navigation system. ANI

China launches experimental orbiter into space
China launched an experimental orbiter into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu province on Friday. ANI

China to reduce carbon intensity by 17 percent by 2015
China is poised to soon release detailed plans on ensuring that its goal for reducing carbon intensity from 2011 to 2015 is attainable. ANI

Casey Anthony demanding $1.5m for 1st post-trial interview?
Casey is reportedly seeking at least 1.5 million dollars from television networks, who are interested in getting her first interview after her acquittal in the death of her 2-year-old daughter and release from jail. ANI

34-year-old Brit mum wakes up aged 15
A mother-of-one living in England woke up thinking she was just 15 years old after being struck by a rare form of amnesia. ANI

Northwestern Alberta to have Hindu temple
Construction of a Hindu temple in Grande Prairie County No. 1 (Alberta, Canada) is expected to start soon, according to reports. ANI

End drone war in Pakistan, rethink Qaeda chase: Ex Intel chief
The former US intelligence chief, Dennis Blair, has said drone attacks in Pakistan should be called off immediately. ANI

More than 30 pct women are taking shorter lunch breaks, reveals poll
A survey has revealed that more than 30 percent of women are either taking shorter lunch breaks or eating their meals at their desks. ANI

US postpones vote on Boehner debt ceiling plan
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have postponed a vote on a debt ceiling plan put forward by Speaker John Boehner, after realizing that they did not have adequate numbers to pass it. ANI

Australian census to count gay marriage for the first time
Same sex couples who have married overseas will have their unions counted in the Australian census for the first time. ANI

Mugabe 'spends 2m pounds per month on luxurious foreign trips'
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe spends two million pounds per month on luxurious foreign travel, one of the country's newspapers has claimed. ANI

x US counterterrorism officials believe Al Qaeda still a threat
Top former U.S. counter terrorism officials have warned that a chemical or biological attack by Al Qaeda and its offshoots remains a threat, despite the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad raid on May 2. ANI

US Special Operations Chief Olson warns of 'next generation' Al-Qaeda 2.0
U.S. Special Operations top commander Admiral Eric T. Olson has said Al Qaeda is 'bloodied' and is "nearing its end," but warned that its next generation, Al Qaeda 2.0 could keep the forces fighting for a decade. ANI

Pak taliban threatens journalists for showing them in bad light
The Taliban has warned journalists, asking them to desist from publishing baseless news against them in North Waziristan Agency of Pakistan. ANI

Refugee exodus continues in Libya following rebel chief's killing
Abdel Fattah Younes, Muammar Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's former security minister who defected to the opposition Transitional National Council (TNC) and became its military leader in February, has been shot dead by assailants after being summoned back from the battlefield, opposition leader Moustafa Abdel-Jalil has said. ANI

Brit plumber builds world's longest motorbike with 25 seats
A plumber in England has created what is believed to be the world's longest motorbike, and it extends to 72ft and has 25 seats. ANI

Snail cream - the latest beauty fad!
The latest beauty product to have captured attention from around the world with its magic ingredient may be leaving scientists cynical, but those who have used it are giving their thumbs-up. ANI

US accuses Iran of helping Al Qaeda
The United States has accused Iran of entering into a 'secret deal' with an offshoot faction of the Al Qaeda that provides money and recruits for attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. ANI

Strauss-Kahn has 'huge sexual appetite', says ex-lover
A lawyer who claims to have had a secret nine month affair with Dominique Strauss-Kahn before he dumped her has said the former nternational Monetary Fund (IMF) chief has a 'huge sexual appetite'. ANI

World's most expensive house with just 3 bedrooms listed at $175m!
A house in Wyoming, US, is being marketed as the most expensive home in the world, after it was put on sale for a mind-blowing price - 175 million dollars. ANI

Taliban make bonfire of 'un Islamic' cloth in South Waziristan
A Taliban group burnt huge quantity of cloth taken from shopkeepers, saying it was un Islamic and too thin to be made into suitably modest garments. ANI

Malaysia indefinitely extends biometric registration of legal foreign workers
The biometric registration of legal foreign workers scheduled to end on Sunday (July 31) has been extended indefinitely in Malaysia. ANI

US, N. Korea end first day "serious, business-like" nuke talks
The United States has released a statement at the conclusion of the first day of a two-day dialogue between its representatives and those of North Korea on Thursday about the most talked about six-party talks on the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, calling it a "serious and business-like" discussion. ANI

At least 16 workers killed in coalmine explosion in Ukraine
Ukrainian authorities have said that at least 16 miners were killed and two others were injured in a blast at a coal mine in the eastern part of the country on Friday. ANI

I think she's confused about her gender: Tim Gunn on Hillary Clinton's fashion sense
Celebrity style expert Tim Gunn blatantly criticized Hillary Clinton's dressing style labelling her as being "confused about her gender". ANI

Married men most likely to stray at weddings
Married men are more likely to cheat on their partners at a wedding, a shocking new survey has revealed. ANI

Khar says Manmohan ready to 'walk extra mile' on resolving all issues
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has claimed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is ready to 'walk the extra mile' on all outstanding issues between the two countries. ANI

FM fails to divulge details on India's interference in Balochistan, Afghanistan
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar fell short of divulging details when she asked about India's interference in Balochistan and its influence in Afghanistan. ANI

Ousted Mubarak's trial to be held in Cairo
The trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, his sons and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly will be held in Cairo, a top judiciary official has said. ANI

Britain spent 18 pounds bn on war in Afghanistan
Britain has spent over 18 billion pounds on the war in Afghanistan and significantly underestimated the cost of the campaign in Libya, figures published in a House of Commons defence committee report reveal. ANI

Pippa's rear starts butt surgery craze all over the world
Pippa Middleton's rear has become a new craze among plastic surgery lovers in the US and all over the world. ANI

TLC to reveal 'foxy filly' Pippa, Prince Harry's relationship
Pippa Middleton's relationship with Prince Harry has been a most sought-after topic ever since the royal wedding in April. ANI

India, Maldives to hold delegation-level talks in Male
India and Maldives will hold delegation-level talks here today, during which they are expected to review progress made on bilateral ties, besides share information on regional and global issues of mutual interest to the two countries. ANI

Aberdeen votes out bridge's renaming after late Kurt Cobain
The City Council in Aberdeen, Washington, has voted out the possibility of renaming a bridge after the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. ANI

Coconuts to be cracked on Paris streets during 'Fete de Ganesh'
"Fete de Ganesh", an annual colorful and joyful procession including a flowers-fruits-leaves decked float of Lord Ganesh, will be reportedly held in Paris (France) on August 28 this year. ANI

EA Sports Unveils Global Stars for FIFA Soccer 12
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today revealed an iconic lineup of international stars that will help launch EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 12, winner of 20 “Best Sports Game of E3” awards, including the prestigious E3 Game Critics award Business Wire India

University Hospital Wurzburg: The World’s First Heart Patient Treated with Novel MRI Ablation Catheter
The Department of Internal Medicine I and the Institute of Radiology of Würzburg University Hospital have jointly announced the successful treatment of a patient with atrial flutter utilizing an advanced new ablation catheter which is uniquely able to be used with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Business Wire India

Exxon Mobil Corporation Announces Estimated Second Quarter 2011 Results
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM): Business Wire India

Monster Worldwide Reports Second Quarter 2011 Results
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW) has reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011. Business Wire India

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. signs for FRSGlobal’s Local Regulatory Reporting Solution for Hong Kong and Singapore
FRSGlobal, part of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, a leading worldwide provider of compliance and risk management solutions for the financial services industry, announced that JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A has chosen its web-enabled local regulatory reporting solution for Hong Kong and Singapore. Business Wire India

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