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Pakistan wants to resolve all issues with India, including Kashmir dispute: Gilani
Pakistan wants to resolve all outstanding issues with India, including that of Kashmir, in a peaceful manner, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said. ANI

Forty militants killed in clash with Pak security forces in Kurram
At least 40 militants have been killed in a clash with Pakistan security forces in Kurram Agency, according to official and tribal sources. ANI

3D p*rn movie tops Hong Kong's box office with HK40m
A 3D pornographic film has taken the top box office spot among Chinese movies, which are currently showing in Hong Kong. ANI

NN drops ex-NY governor Eliot Spitzer's show
A prostitution scandal shattered former New York governor Eliot Spitzer's political career, and seems like low ratings have abruptly ended his brief run as a TV host. ANI

Indian PM's remark won't affect bilateral ties: Bangladeshi newspaper editor
Commenting on Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's remarks during his meeting with five editors of different print publications in New Delhi last week, Anwer Hossain Manju, the editor of 'The Daily Ittefaq', a daily published from Bangladesh, has said that there must have been some miscommunication and it is unlikely to affect the bilateral relations between the two nations. ANI

Dubai spas, beauty salons selling sexual services on Facebook
Spas and beauty salons in Dubai have turned to social networking sites to sell sexual services in a bid to boost their sleazy services. popular spa with four branches in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi has created three Facebook pages, which has over 500 fans, to promote their activities, reports Gulf News. ANI

Video shows Ohio State Rep nabbed for drunk-driving and keeping Viagra
A recorded tape has revealed that Ohio State Representative Robert Mecklenborg was arrested last April for drunk driving in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, along with a woman, and keeping Viagra inside his car. ANI

Kate spotted wearing single jeans for 3 days in a row
Kate Middleton has been spotted wearing a single pair of jeans for three days in a row during her North American tour. ANI

Hostage drama: Suspect shot, kids and teachers rescued unhurt
Police shot and seriously injured a hammer-wielding man and freed 30 kindergarten children and four teachers who had been held hostage since this morning here. ANI

Drinking scenes in movies 'double alcohol use in people'
A Netherlands-based professor has said that exposure to alcohol marketing and films with images of sexy drinking could entice people to drink twice as much as they normally would. ANI

Scented candles release as many harmful toxins as cigarettes
Candlelight can add a hint of romance to a meal or make a bath relaxing - but it could also be bad for your health, according to a new study. ANI

New satellite map shows only six percent of UK is urban
A new satellite map has revealed that the urban sprawl in Britain accounts only for six percent of its total landscape. ANI

Why Romney remains extremely 'beatable' despite being GOP presidential frontrunner
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has continued to retain a strong lead among Republican presidential candidates, however, there do exist a number of signs that show he still remains extremely 'beatable'. ANI

New electronic musical instrument called 'AlphaSphere' unveiled
A brand new electronic musical instrument called the AlphaSphere, which was invented by a team of Bristol sound engineers, has been unveiled. ANI

India, Bangladesh will combat terrorism in determined manner: Krishna
Stating that both India and Bangladesh are in agreement that neither of their territories will be allowed for activities inimical to the other, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday said both countries recognized the importance of cooperation in the field of security and are determined to combat the menace of insurgency, militancy and terrorism jointly. ANI

India-Bangladesh bilateral ties on high trajectory: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna on Thursday said bilateral cooperation between India and Bangladesh is on a high trajectory, with both sides embarking on a comprehensive, forward looking, pragmatic and mutually beneficial initiatives and projects. ANI

'Some popular teen books surprisingly X-rated in content'
Reading books is a good habit but a new study has found that popular teen books can be surprisingly sexual, meaning that reading may not always be the wholesome activity that parents expect. ANI

Meet the world's best singing parrot
A parrot at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, is attracting crowds with his amazing singing skills. ANI

Utah's Taylorsville City Council opened with Hindu mantras
The City Council of Taylorsville (USA), settled in 1848 and nicknamed as 'Utah's Centennial City', reverberated with Sanskrit shlokas from ancient Hindu scriptures on July 6 evening. ANI

India, Bangladesh discussing water-sharing steps: Krishna
Asserting that India and Bangladesh have made substantial forward movement in the field of water resources, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday said both sides are discussing progress made in the interim sharing of the waters of Teesta and Feni Rivers. ANI

Tata to build vehicle assembly facility in South Africa
Indian industrial giant Tata will begin construction of a vehicle assembly facility in Rosslyn in Pretoria later this month. ANI

'Most vilified' Casey Anthony could also become one of the richest from book deals
Casey Anthony was found not guilty of killing her two-year-old daughter three years ago in a case that shocked the nation as it played out on national television from the moment the toddler was reported missing. ANI

UN report calls for 'green revolution' and increasing food production
Farmers across the globe must increase food production by up to100 percent by 2050 to meet growing demands, a United Nations report has said. ANI

Porn King Steve Hirsch withdraws XXX movie offer to Casey Anthony
p*rn kingpin Steve Hirsch has officially withdrawn his offer for Casey Anthony to star in a XXX movie, insisting that p*rn-watchers and the public want 'nothing to do' with the exonerated 25-year-old Florida mom. ANI

'Clean' SHOs 'rare species' in Pak's Punjab province
It seems that Station House Officers (SHOs) with a 'clean' track record have become a rarity in Pakistan's Punjab province. ANI

China insists Jiang Zemin's death rumours are false
China has dismissed reports that former President Jiang Zemin, who led the country after the crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy movement, has died. ANI

UN report slams Israel for using 'unnecessary force' on Palestinian protesters
The United Nations has sharply criticized Israel for using live ammunition in May against Palestinian protesters who tried to scale an Israeli security fence on the Lebanese border. ANI

Sarah Palin in tears after hubby's rage over her contribution to new film
Sarah Palin's was all tears after her husband snubbed her for her contribution to a documentary that was nothing but an 'ambush' to malign her publicly. ANI

Futile to woo investors until terrorism, corruption eliminated from Pakistan: Shahbaz
At a time when the Pakistan Government has been raising the 'trade, not aid' slogan at international platforms, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that it is futile to woo investors until corruption and terrorism is eradicated from the country. ANI

Yahoo draws flak over 'spying on user emails to help advertisers' reports
Internet giant Yahoo has drawn flak for planning to spy on emails on behalf of advertisers. ANI

Indonesia rejects Australian drug smuggler's death sentence appeal
A second member of the Australian 'Bali Nine' drug smuggling group has lost his final appeal against the death penalty, Indonesia's Supreme Court has confirmed. ANI

Wills-Kate take 'magical' canoe ride to Honeymoon Island in Canada
Prince William and Kate took a canoe ride to a remote spot dubbed Honeymoon Island during their Royal tour of Canada, and spent three hours alone there. ANI

Cat calls mar carbon tax debate in Australian Parliament
Heated scenes erupted in the Australian Parliament on Thursday amid calls for proper carbon tax debate and a conscience vote on the resumption of the live cattle trade. ANI

Hammer-wielding man holding 30 kids hostage in Malaysian town
A man with a hammer is holding about 30 kindergarten children hostage in Sg Abong here. ANI

China will become world's largest economy before 2025: Economist
China will surpass the United States as the largest economy in less than 16 years, a Chinese economist has predicted. ANI

Kayani admits there's "no military solution to terrorism"
Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has admitted that though the country remains committed to the ongoing war on terror, "there is no military solution to terrorism". ANI

Is Iranian 'stoning to death' woman's lawyer being tortured in jail?
Fears have been raised for a jailed lawyer of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, after a prolonged silence over his well being, following reports that he has been tortured in prison. ANI

California to teach gay, lesbian history in schools
California lawmakers have passed a bill that will require all public schools in the state to teach lessons on the historical and current contribution of gays and lesbians. ANI

Pakistan has virtually lost Kishenganga project case against India
Pakistan has, for all practical purposes, lost the case against India over the controversial 330MW Kishenganga Hydropower project even before the formal commencement of the legal battle in the Court of Arbitration (CoA) in Hague. ANI

Gilani cautions US against crossing 'clearly stipulated red lines'
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has cautioned the United States against pursuing narrow interests that hurt Pakistan's sovereignty and self-respect. ANI

Gazza says 'humiliating' handcuffing for drink-driving made him quit booze
Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has revealed that being handcuffed and thrown in a police cell for drink-driving finally made him quit booze. ANI

China plans to sell 'combat, surveillance drones' to Pak, Middle East, Africa: Report
With an accelerating drone industry, China is fast catching up to the United States and plans to sell combat and surveillance drones to Pakistan, the Middle East and Africa, according to a news report. ANI

Iceland's Helka Volcano may erupt anytime
Geologists are monitoring unusual activity on one of Iceland's most feared Volcanoes, which is likely to erupt anytime, raising fears of a new ash cloud over Europe. ANI

Obama's 'frank Twitter town hall admissions' breached service's 140-character limits
US President Barack Obama's answers at Twitter town hall far exceeded the social media service's character limit for messages, and had to be boiled down to 140 characters before being sent out as tweets. ANI

Dutch tourist 'miraculously' rescued after being lost for 19 days in ravine in Spain
A tourist missing for 19 days while on a walking holiday in Spain has been found alive at the bottom of a ravine in what rescuers described as "a true miracle". ANI

'Politically unstable' Pakistan has world's fastest-growing nuclear stockpile: Experts
'Politically unstable' Pakistan has the world's fastest-growing nuclear stockpile, which could potentially reach 150-200 warheads in a decade, two top American scientists have said. ANI

Flying car dubbed 'roadable aircraft' can now be legally driven on US roads
The flying car, Terrafugia Transition, has finally been given a driving licence and can now be legally driven on America's roads after two years of delays. ANI

China censors web searches on Jiang Zemin to end 'ill-health' speculations
China has begun blocking Internet search terms related to former leader Jiang Zemin to end speculations about his ill- health. ANI

Indo-Pak Foreign Minister-level meeting likely on July 27 in New Delhi
The Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan are likely to meet in New Delhi on July 27. ANI

5-yr-old Brit boy comes back to life after '40-min-death'
A five-year-old British boy made a miraculous recovery after a 40-minute death following a heart operation. ANI

'Mills and Boon-style love books taking women far from reality'
A leading psychologist has said that Mills and Boon-style "chick lit" is making modern women "idealise" love and sex, thus taking them far from reality. ANI

Pawlenty aide apologizes for Bachmann's 'sex appeal' gaffe
A top adviser to US presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty has issued an apology for making a reference to Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann's "sex appeal." ANI

'Unabated killings' in Karachi 'failure of Pak government': Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has termed the 'unabated killings' in Karachi as the failure of the government, and demanded that the matter be brought before parliament. ANI

Zardari following in Musharraf's footsteps by keeping party office: Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is following in the footsteps of former dictator General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said. ANI

Cameron slams phone hacking allegations as 'disgusting'
British Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed the latest phone hacking allegations as "disgusting", and ordered a full public inquiry into it. ANI

US says terrorists may use surgically implanted bombs to attack planes
Leaked US intelligence reports have revealed that terrorists may implant bombs in their bodies to attack planes. ANI

Iran supplying Shia militia in Iraq, Afghanistan, claims US leadership
Iranian influence is showing up more and more in attacks on troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, feel some members of the American leadership. ANI

Loophole that allows terrorists to enter UK without passport check unravelled
Illegal migrants can enter Britain without their passports being checked, it has emerged. ANI

Facebook unveils Skype video chat deal to challenge Google+
Facebook has announced its deal with Skype that will add live video chat to it, marking the latest step-up in the battle against search giant Google's social networking site. ANI

Strauss-Kahn and wife Sinclair locked out of New York apartment after night out!
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife, Ann Sinclair, reportedly found themselves locked out of their New York apartment after an evening out. ANI

Gilani expresses 'serious concern' to Karzai over latest cross-border militant attack in Pak
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has expressed 'serious concern' to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over cross-border raids carried out by militants from Afghanistan into Pakistani territory. ANI

Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in US drone attack in Pakistan last month: CBS News
A US news channel has confirmed that Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, commander-in-chief of Harakat-ul Jihad-i-Islami (HuJI), was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan last month. ANI

Berlusconi can have sex 6 times a week but should rest on 7th day, says doc
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who had fought off prostate cancer, has been advised by his doctor that he can have sex six times a week but to take one day off to rest. ANI

N Korea bribed Pak military officials for nuclear know-how in late 1990s: AQ Khan
Abdul Qadeer Khan, the founder of Pakistan's nuclear bomb programme, has said that North Korea bribed top military officials in Islamabad to obtain access to sensitive nuclear technology in the late 1990s. ANI

Save the Date for the 3rd Edition of CARTES in Asia: 28-29 March 2012
After a successful second edition, CARTES in Asia is now established as a large-scale event dedicated to smart technologies in Asia-Pacific Business Wire India

Trip Accidents: Vacations May Be More Than Bargained For
HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC (HCCMIS) a leader in international travel insurance recently released an infographic highlighting the potential perils of summer travel to the United States Business Wire India

UniCredit Uses Gemalto’s Contactless Sticker for Mobile Payment in Slovakia
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces the selection by UniCredit Slovakia, to provide Optelio contactless stickers for its first commercial mobile payment deployment Business Wire India

Filmetrics Announces Public Online Refractive Index Database and Free Measurement Service
Filmetrics has announced the web’s most complete public database of refractive index values for use in thin film thickness measurements, as well as a free refractive index measurement service. Without accurate refractive index values for each material being measured, optical-based thickness measurements are inaccurate or even impossible. Business Wire India

GoldMoney offers Australian, New Zealand and Hong Kong Dollar to purchase precious metals
GoldMoney, one of the world’s largest providers of physical bullion for retail investors, is now offering its customers three new currencies to invest in gold, silver, platinum and palladium: the Australian Dollar (AUD), the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) and the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) Business Wire India

Helios Leads Another Bid toward a New Horizon
With consulting support from global sports marketing agency Helios Partners, PyeongChang, South Korea emerged triumphant as the Host City for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Business Wire India

IRENA To Discuss Acceleration of Renewable Energy Deployment in Africa With African Ministers
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is hosting high-level consultations on creating broad-based cooperation on accelerating the deployment of renewable energy in Africa. Business Wire India

World’s First SVM-Based Image Analysis iPhone App for Melanoma Risk Assessment, MelApp, Launched by Health Discovery Corporation
Health Discovery Corporation (OTCBB: HDVY), a molecular diagnostics company that uses patent protected advanced mathematical techniques for personalized medicine, places its vast expertise in the palms of health-conscious consumers with the launch of its first iPhone app called MelApp Business Wire India

Mizuho Securities USA Selects Helix Financial Systems for Repo Front Office
Helix Financial Systems, L.P., a leading provider of financial software systems, announced that Mizuho Securities USA (MSUSA) has chosen HelixRepo as its front office trading platform Business Wire India

Dow and Ube Form Joint Venture to Manufacture Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) and Ube Industries, Ltd. (Ube) has announced an agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture and market formulated electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) in energy storage applications Business Wire India

Unilabs Announces Global Strategic Alliance in Companion Diagnostic Testing with Biogen Idec for STRATIFY- JCV
Unilabs has been selected by Biogen Idec to provide a companion diagnostic anti-JCV antibody assay test, called STRATIFY-JCV. The test is a highly sensitive two-step ELISA assay used to detect anti-JCV antibodies Business Wire India

Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (June 30 – July 6, 2011)
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of June 30 – July 6, 2011. Business Wire India

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