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Canada to deport Tamil migrant over past links with LTTE
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has ordered the deportation of a Tamil migrant after finding out that he had been a member of the banned group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from 1991 to 1996, making him the first of the 492 migrants who arrived onboard the MV Sun Sea to be declared inadmissible to the country. ANI

Fury as Brit students as young as 5 are taught about sex in an explicit way
The teaching of sex education in an explicit way to British children as young as 5, has been put down by family campaigners who have described the material as "too much, too young". ANI

Canadian Police kept in dark over Parmar's phone tapping in Air India case: Bass
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Deputy commissioner Gary Bass has said RCMP investigators in the Air India case were not told that Canadian Security Intelligence Service had been wiretapping the phone conversations of Sikh fundamentalist leader Talwinder Singh Parmar. ANI

Forget speed breakers, plant more trees to deter rash driving!
Councils in the US have been urged to plant rows of trees after a Department for Transport study found that they are as effective as speed cameras in slowing down the traffic. ANI

Wife of Indian entrepreneur owes 140 million dollars as tax in Australia
A court judgement has revealed that Radhika Oswal, wife of Indian entrepreneur Pankaj Oswal owes the Australian tax department 140 million dollars and may have also received 80 million dollars in payments from her husband's company Burrup Fertilizers. ANI

Oz publican promises to shout Prince William a beer during visit
A publican in Australia has promised to shout Prince William a beer if he ever drops by his hotel in flood-affected Victoria. ANI

Unhealthy lifestyle 'cutting 12 yrs off average Brit's life'
A new research has found that Britons are cutting 12 years off their lives due to unhealthy lifestyles. ANI

Pakistan negotiating with US for more F-16 fighter jets
Pakistan is in negotiations with the United States to get more fighter jets, and is simultaneously developing its defence manufacturing capability to reduce its reliance on America. ANI

Two airline lounge masseuses sue Virgin Atlantic for 500K pounds over RSI
Virgin Atlantic has been sued for more than 500,000 pounds by two airline lounge masseuses, who developed repetitive strain injury after providing back massages to overweight executives. ANI

Pak govt. determined to fulfil Benazir Bhutto's dream of empowering women: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that his government is determined to fulfil Benazir Bhutto's dream of empowering women in the country. ANI

Three university students charged for voyeurism in UK court
Three university students have been charged for voyeurism in a British court after filming a woman having sex. ANI

Pakistan faces "education emergency" with 10 per cent of world's out-of-school children
Pakistan faces an "education emergency" that costs the economic equivalent of its flood disaster every year, a new education campaign has warned. ANI

Faster broadband services threaten creating "digital ghettos" among ethnic communities in Oz
Australia's Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has warned that faster broadband services could make ethnic communities more isolated by creating "digital ghettos". ANI

Paris cops find stolen jewels worth œ16m in rain sewer!
French investigators have reportedly found jewels worth 18 million euros (15.5 million pounds) hidden in a Paris rain sewer. ANI

US fear of terrorists grabbing Pak nukes overlooks bigger threat of nuclear war with India
The United States' anticipation that terrorists may acquire nuclear weaponry from Pakistan overlooks the greater threat of a nuclear conflict with India, the panelists of the event "Nuclear Security in Pakistan: Issues and Implications" have said. ANI

Oz mum gives birth to 5.75kg baby boy
A woman in Australia, who has already given birth to two boys weighing more than 4.5kg, recently gave birth to a baby boy weighing 5.75kg. ANI

Widow of Lahore shootout victim not satisfied with Punjab Govt's efforts in Davis case
Zahra Faizan, the widow of one of the victims shot dead by US official Raymond Davis in Lahore on January 27, has expressed her dissatisfaction over the efforts made the Punjab Government in the double murder case. ANI

IMF delegation extends Pak visit to finalise pending economic policy issues
The inconclusive talks between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund have prompted the IMF delegation to extend its stay for another two to three days to finalise the pending policy issues with Islamabad. ANI

Police arrest 16 in gang rape of 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, Texas
At least 16 people, ranging in age from 14 to 27, have been arrested in connection with the nightmarish gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Texas. ANI

'Gaddafi deliberately curbing ground troops over fears of mass defections'
Britain's military think tank has said that Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is deliberately curbing the use of ground troops because his commanders are fearful of mass defections. ANI

US teacher quits her job after student discovers her X-rated past
A teacher in the US has quit her job after a student at the school she taught discovered about her X-rated past. ANI

Mystery over millions of dead fish in US harbour
The sight of millions of dead anchovies floating in a marina just south of Los Angeles has left fishermen and harbour chiefs puzzled about their death. ANI

Malaysia vying for projects in India worth billions: Samy Vellu
Malaysian Envoy to India and South Asia on Infrastructure S. Samy Vellu has said that Malaysia is vying for at least five mega projects in India worth billions of ringgit. ANI

New Zealand PM Key nervous to face Warne
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key claims that he will be nervous while facing legendary leg spinner Shane Warne in the 'Fill the Basin for Christchurch' charity Twenty20 cricket match at the Basin Reserve on Sunday. ANI

David Cameron still sees rats at No. 10 despite cat's arrival
Despite the arrival of a cat at his official residence No.10, British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that he still sees rats. ANI

Oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females: US study
A UNC study has found an increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in young white females in the United States over the last three decades. ANI

Prince Andrew's 'close friendship' with brutal billionaire dictator revealed
Prince Andrew has been revealed to have developed a 'close friendship' with a former Soviet republic dictatorial leader, who has been accused of torturing protesters. ANI

Sting operation shows NPR executive calling tea party 'seriously racist', Americans 'uneducated'
A sting operation conducted by James O'Keefev has shown NPR executive Ron Schiller calling the tea party racist and the GOP anti-intellectual. ANI

25 killed, over 50 hurt in suicide blast at funeral in northwest Pakistan
At least 25 people were killed and over fifty others wounded in a suicide blast in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday. ANI

Clinton wants international backing for Libya's no fly zone
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that any no-fly zone over Libya should have an international backing and not be a Washington-led effort. ANI

Australia, US concerned over China's growing military power
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has backed the concerns of US Senator John McCain over China's rise as a military power in the Asia- Pacific region. ANI

Brit man wins 1.5m jackpot with 2 stake at horse race
A man in Britain has won 1.5 million pounds from a 2 pound stake at a horse race after he picked six consecutive winning horses. ANI

McLaren will not be able to challenge Red Bull: Button
British Formula One driver Jenson Button believes that McLaren will not be able to challenge rivals Red Bull and Ferrari at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 27. ANI

US Muslim filmmaker 'racially abused, beaten' after encroaching into party uninvited
A Muslim documentary maker allegedly faced racial attacks and called racial epithets in the United States after he encroached into a house party, which he had not been invited to. ANI

All eyes on Saudi role in resolving US-Pak diplomatic row over Davis' detention
In the wake of the US-Pakistan diplomatic standoff over the Raymond Davis issue, all eyes are on Saudi Arabia for its possible role in resolving the dispute by coming up with a face-saving formula for both parties. ANI

Fidel Castro garners 100,000 followers on Twitter
Cuban political leader Fidel Castro has touched the 100,000 mark where his Twitter followers are concerned. ANI

Mexican sets new world record for fastest barefoot water skiing
A Mexican businessman has set a new world record for the fastest barefoot water skiing. ANI

Being seated close to another table is Brits' biggest moan when dining out
A new UK study has found that being seated too close to another table is what annoys people most when dining out. ANI

US charity pays 26 Brit drug addicts to use contraception
A US charity has claimed that it had paid 26 female drug addicts in UK to have contraceptive coils or implants fitted. ANI

Anti-Gaddafi forces claim of being offered to negotiate terms over dictator's departure
Representatives of forces opposing Muammar al-Gaddafi have claimed that the Libyan regime had offered them to negotiate terms of the dictator's departure, but the authorities in the oil-rich country have denied to have made such a move. ANI

Hindus critical of linking Hinduism symbols with Gaga's 'Born This Way' video
Hindus are critical of 'unnecessary dragging' of Hinduism concepts and symbols with Lady Gaga's recently debuted lead single and title track 'Born This Way' of the upcoming album of the same name. ANI

US, NATO forces able to halt Taliban gains around Kabul: Petraeus
The US commander in Afghanistan, General David H. Petraeus, has said that, US and NATO forces have been able to halt Taliban gains around Kabul, and in the north and west of the country. ANI

Japan issues tsunami warning after 7.2 earthquake
Japanese metrological agency has issued a tsunami warning, after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the nation today. ANI

Pakistan's stance on Raymond Davis case being perceived as diplomatic win
Islamabad's principled position on the Raymond Davis issue, which has pushed Washington on the back foot without any rupture in their bilateral ties, is being perceived as a diplomatic win for Pakistan. ANI

American Apparel founder sued for $250m for using teenage worker as sex slave
The founder of American Apparel has been sued for 250 million dollars for allegedly using a teenage employee as a sex slave, just months after she returned to work after a nervous breakdown. ANI

Egyptian court rejects Mubarak's appeal to stop prosecutors seizing his billions
An Egyptian court has blocked an appeal by ousted President Hosni Mubarak, allowing prosecutors to seize his billions of dollars that he had illegally transferred during his nearly 30 years of reign. ANI

Pak Army admits majority of US drone attack casualties were terrorists, foreigners
The Pakistan military has given the official version of US drone attacks in the nation's tribal region for the first time, and said that most of those killed were "hardcore" Al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists, though a "few civilian casualties" also took place. ANI

World cannot "stand aside" and allow violence to continue in Libya: Cameron
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the world cannot "stand aside" and allow violence to continue in Libya, and insisted that the global leaders should be prepared to stop Colonel Muammar Gaddafi if he "goes on brutalising his own people." ANI

US drone attacks in Pak making women, kids "psychologically ill": Tribal council
A grand jirga of Ahmedzai Wazirs has demanded an immediate end to the US drone campaign against local and foreign militants on Pakistani soil, saying that the strikes are generating psychological illness among the tribal people. ANI

Pak Army, ISI unwilling to take on Taliban despite being their direct target
The Pakistani military and the nation's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence have shown reluctance to take on the conglomerate of terror groups inside Pakistan despite being their direct target. ANI

US drone strike kills five militants in South Waziristan
Five militants were killed and several others wounded in a US drone attack on a compound in Data Khail area of Pakistan's South Waziristan Agency. ANI

US Embassy in Pak condemns Faisalabad terror attack
The United States Embassy in Pakistan has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Faisalabad on Tuesday, in which nearly two dozen innocent civilians were "brutally killed" and several others injured. ANI

Girls aged 16 'get drunk more often than their male peers'
A new European study has revealed that girls aged 16 are getting drunk more often than boys. ANI

Prince William to visit New Zealand, Australia disaster zones
Prince William plans to visit New Zealand and Australia next week to tour areas destroyed by natural disasters. ANI

Nevada's prominent Catholic school invites Zed to illustrate Hinduism
In a remarkable interfaith gesture, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was invited to prestigious Bishop Manogue Catholic High School (BMCHS) in Nevada (USA) to explain Hinduism to its pupils. ANI

New BIOTRONIK AlCath Flux eXtra Gold Is Launched in Europe
BIOTRONIK SE Co. & KG, a leading manufacturer of cardiac devices, has announced that its innovative new ablation catheter, AlCath Flux eXtra Gold, is now available throughout Europe after receiving CE mark and successfully completing the premarket evaluation in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and several other European countries. Business Wire India

GrapeCity, ActiveReports and Spread Receive Multiple Best-Seller Awards from ComponentSource
GrapeCity PowerTools announced today that ActiveReports and Spread, two of the development industry’s leading components, have won multiple awards from ComponentSource®, the world's largest marketplace for reusable software components and development tools. Business Wire India

SpeedCast Acquires Additional Capacity on SES WORLD SKIES' NSS-6, NSS-7, and NSS-12 Satellites to Serve Growing Maritime Markets
SpeedCast, a leading satellite telecommunications service provider, today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A Business Wire India

Intelligent Energy: Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter Obtains Whole Vehicle Type Approval
Intelligent Energy, the global clean power systems company, and Suzuki Motor Corporation, have today announced that the jointly developed Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter has obtained Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) – the first time any fuel cell vehicle has achieved this level of certification Business Wire India

CARTES Trade Show for Smart Cards Going to the U.S.A. in March 2012
The team of CARTES & IDentification and CARTES in ASIA is delighted to announce the launch of a new event: CARTES in North America, which will take place from March 5 to 7, 2012, in Las Vegas Business Wire India

MACH Appointment Supports Asia Pacific Expansion
MACH, the leading provider of hub-based mobile communication solutions, has announced the appointment of Dennis Ng as Regional Vice President, Sales, Asia Pacific. Business Wire India

Cegedim Relationship Management Launches New Release of AggregateSpend360(T)
Cegedim Relationship Management has announced the launch of the latest version of their aggregate spend and disclosure reporting tool, AggregateSpend360(™) 5.2, which now offers new templates and healthcare provider spend posting and review capabilities, among other features Business Wire India

IAVI Congratulates its CEO on New Appointment
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) congratulated its founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Seth Berkley on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) Business Wire India

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