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'Malaysian Government failed to look into Indian businessmen's welfare'
The Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce has accused the Malaysian Government of failing to look into the welfare of Indian businessmen. ANI

Over 34 million people affected by drought in China: Civil Affairs Ministry
Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs has said that severe drought in China has affected 34.83 million people in five provinces along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. ANI

India second among 22 emerging economies in Asia: Bloomberg
India has been ranked second among 22 emerging Asian economies as the country most likely to maintain steady and rapid growth over the next five years. ANI

Nawaz calls for revolt to regain 'tattered' Pak sovereignty
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the US military operation to kill Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad and the terror attack on the naval-cum-air force base PNS Mehran have torn the country's sovereignty to shreds. ANI

Outrage over starter pistol ban from 'The Great Shirt Race' in Oxfordshire
Villagers at Bampton in rural Oxfordshire got upset after a starter pistol, an Olympic .380 BBM, was banned from being used at the traditional Great Shirt Race competition. ANI

Pak President's son Bilawal to become Zardari tribe chief
Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari has passed on the Zardari tribe chief title to his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. ANI

Indian woman jailed for 7 yrs for trying to sell 11-month-old daughter in London
An Indian woman has been jailed for seven years after she was caught red handed at a London hotel, trying to sell her 11-month-old baby girl to a childless couple for 35,000 pounds. ANI

Oz intelligence agency chief deems Immigration Department's terror list 'fallible'
The Australian Immigration Department's list of people who present a possible security risk to the country has been labelled "very fallible" by the head of the country's chief intelligence agency. ANI

Hindus, Jews ask Europe to "wake-up" on gypsy apartheid
Only 42 percent of Roma (Gypsy) children complete primary school in Europe compared to a European Union (EU) average of 97.5 percent, according to an EU release. ANI

Indian businessman Oswal accused of interfering in failed Perth company's $1b asset sale
Indian-origin businessman Pankaj Oswal has been accused of attempting to interfere in the sale of a billion dollar asset owned by Burrup Fertilisers, the company he once founded and is now in the hands of receivers. ANI

World record holder Apa Sherpa not to climb Mt. Everest again
The world record holder for most climbs of Mt. Everest (also known as Qomolangma), Apa Sherpa, has said that he will not ascent the mountain again. ANI

'Selfish' supercar drivers shamed for arrogant parking
Motorists in Rolls-Royces, Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys have been shamed on the Internet for their selfish parking. ANI

Chinese courts to give harsher punishment for food safety crimes
China's Supreme People's Court has ordered Chinese courts to impose harsher punishments for food safety and work-related crimes. ANI

Mugabe's 'torture-expert' ex-bodyguard was working as care worker in Bristol clinic
A former bodyguard of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has got UK asylum despite helping "slowly kill" members of Zimbabwe's opposition MDC party, had got a job at a Priory clinic in Bristol. ANI

Having sex with teen students 'no offence' for teachers in Queensland
Teachers in Queensland who have sex with 16 or 17-year-old students in their care might not be breaking the law, unlike Victorian laws that consider it an offence, a tribunal ruling has suggested. ANI

Pak nuclear scientist says nation's nuke arsenal in safe hands
Pakistan's nuclear assets are in safe hands, Pakistani scientist Dr. Samar Mubarakmand said ANI

Ex-Pak Army official alleges India, US bent upon splitting Balochistan
India and the United States are bent upon splitting Pakistan's Balochistan province, a retired Pakistan Army official has said. ANI

Millionaire awarded œ372k for not having comb, 'decent' underwear in cell!
An Austrian multi-millionaire has claimed that he has been promised 372,000 pounds in taxpayer-funded compensation for not being given a comb or 'decent' underwear during his stay at Pentonville Prison in north London for six days. ANI

Rudy Giuliani emerges as top candidate for 2012 Republican presidential bid: Poll
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has emerged as a top candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential primary field in the latest poll, even though he has not yet jumped into the fray. ANI

Simon Cowell 'gutted' over Cheryl Cole's axing from US 'X Factor'
Simon Cowell has expressed his grief over the sacking of judge Cheryl Cole from the US 'X Factor' show. ANI

German hotel slammed for holding 'prison parties' in former Nazi chambers
An upmarket German hotel has been condemned for using their cellars to hold 'prison parties' that Nazis once used as torture chambers. ANI

Burglar escapes imprisonment over violation of human rights of his kids!
A UK court has suspended the sentence of an alleged burglar on the grounds of family Human Rights, just to let him take care of his five children, all aged between 6 to 13. ANI

Will iconic 'Marlboro man' soon be smoking 'smokeless' cigarettes?
Cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris whose iconic Marlboro man campaign lured millions to take up the habit from the mid fifties, has now invested in a technology that would let users inhale nicotine without smoking. ANI

Hindus greet Trinidad-Tobago on "Indian Arrival Day"
Hindus have sent greetings to Trinidad and Tobago, one of the wealthiest nations in the Caribbean, as it celebrates "Indian Arrival Day" on May 30. ANI

Pak Taliban claims responsibility for Bajaur blast
The Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed responsibility for the blast the Bajaur Agency on Saturday in which eight people were killed and 12 others injured. ANI

Pakistan's mistrust, hatred of US reaches irreversible point: Analysts
The hatred and mistrust between Pakistan and the United States have reached an almost irreversible point following the US raid in Abbottabad that killed Osama Bin Laden, Pakistani analysts have said. ANI

Oz anti-discrimination watchdog says burqa issue threatens safety of Muslim women
Victoria's Equal opportunity and human rights commissioner Helen Szoke has said that airing the burqa issue threatens the safety of Muslim women. ANI

Bachman says she had a 'calling' to run for president in 2012
US Representative Michele Bachman has said she had a 'calling' to seek the Republican nomination for the 2012 presidential polls, and added that she would announce her bid soon. ANI

Air France flight's chaotic 3.5 mins before crash into Atlantic revealed
Passengers on an Air France flight behaved in a chaotic manner for three and a half minutes before their flight crashed into the Atlantic after losing its speed, killing all 228 on board, while the main pilot was resting, the first evidence from black boxes has found. ANI

High expectations of Michelle Obama's 'challenging' office takes toll on staff
Michelle Obama's office is a challenging workplace, where grueling hours and the expectations of a formidable boss intensify the demands of managing a popular United States First Lady's schedule, image and agenda, sources familiar with the White House's East Wing have said. ANI

Japan detects high radiation in seabed near Fukushima nuke plant
Radiation up to several hundred times normal levels has been detected on the seabed off the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Japan's Science Ministry has said. ANI

Pakistan rejects US appeal against closing 'intelligence fusion' cells in country
Pakistan has rebuffed an appeal by visiting US officials not to shut down military intelligence liaison centres in the country, US and Pakistani officials have said. ANI

PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt defends Afridi's removal from captaincy
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ijaz Butt, has defended the removal of Shahid Afridi as captain,and said that he will reveal the reasons at a later date. ANI

Technology killing creativity warns Oz anthropologist
A Sydney-born anthropologist has warned that creativity will disappear in people, as they spend too much time connected to the digital world and too less time just sitting around. ANI

Women size up other women's weight, appearance in forming first opinions
A new study has revealed that a majority of women form an opinion about their peers within seconds of meeting on the basis of appearance, prioritizing weight over other facets. ANI

'Poorly implemented' lavish aid making Africa 'spoilt child of planet': Mandela aide
Mike Kendrick, the founder of the Nelson Mandela backed 'Mineseeker Foundation', has warned that 'poorly implemented' lavish aid to Africa is turning the continent into the 'spoilt child of the planet'. ANI

Size of UK women's cleavage can reveal country's economy
A British retailer has claimed that the size of women's cleavages can be used to measure a country's fortune. ANI

Iran helping Syria crush anti-government demonstrations: US officials
Iran is dispatching increasing numbers of trainers and advisers, including members of its elite Quds Force, into Syria to help crush anti-government demonstrations, US officials have said. ANI

'Frustrated' Chinese bomber who committed suicide 'hailed a hero' online
Days after a Chinese man set off bombs in local government buildings and killed himself, the country's Internet users have said that they understand his frustration and his actions. ANI

Pak warns US bilateral ties may suffer if drone attacks, sovereignty breach 'go on'
Pakistan has "clearly communicated" to the United States that their bilateral relations would suffer if the US did not end its deadly drone campaign inside the country. ANI

Now, Sarah Palin to 'participate in veterans' Rolling Thunder bike rally'
Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin has been invited to be a guest at Rolling Thunder, a veterans' motorcycle rally in Washington. ANI

Desk jobs behind obesity epidemic in Americans office-goers
A study has found that desk jobs are the reason behind the obesity epidemic among workers in the U.S. ANI

Kate's 175 Pounds dress was made in a 99p an hr paying Romanian 'sweat shop'
The 175-pound Reiss dress that Kate Middleton wore during her meet with US President Barrack Obama and his wife Michelle, has been made by women, paid only 99p an hour in a 'sweat shop' in Romanian capital Bucharest. ANI

US must suspend security aid to Pak until Osama's support network revealed: Analyst
The United States should suspend its security aid to Pakistan until Osama bin Laden's support network, which protected him inside the country, is revealed, noted South Asian affairs analyst Lisa Curtis has said. ANI

N. Korea to release American held since last Nov. for "anti-DPRK" crimes
North Korea will release an American it arrested last November for an unspecified crime, the North's state media has said. ANI

Various parts of Pak Army, ISI 'infected with cancer': MQM chief
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has lashed out at the Pakistan Army and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), saying that they are 'infected with cancer'. ANI

Apollo Hospitals to render specialist health services in Tanzania
Apollo Hospitals, one of India's leading chain of super speciality and referral hospitals, will render specialist health services in Tanzania following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Tanzania. ANI

Pak's "lot of activity" post Osama raid yet to "lead to serious operations": US official
Despite a "lot of activity by the Pakistanis" since the United States' increased pressure on Islamabad following Osama bin Laden's death in Abbottabad, it remains unclear whether that will "lead to serious operations," a senior American official has said. ANI

One in two Brit women have rectangular-shaped body, claims research
A new research has revealed that there are five times as many rectangular-shaped British women as those with the classic Marilyn Monroe hourglass figures. ANI

Surprise 'balloon' gifts arrive at $14m Manhattan mansion to cheer up stressed Strauss-Kahn
An unknown man brought colourful balloons and an inflatable shark to the doorsteps of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's 14 million dollars Manhattan mansion, where he has been kept under house arrest, for apparently cheering up the strained former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief. ANI

Pirate Blackbeard's anchor retrieved off North Carolina coast
Researchers have recovered an anchor, which is believed to be from the wreck of pirate Blackbeard's flagship. ANI

Obama 'autopens' Patriot Act extension into law
US President Barack Obama has taken advantage of a little-known and infrequently used device called an 'autopen' to put his signature on legislation that will allow federal investigators to continue to use aggressive surveillance tactics in connection with suspected terrorists. ANI

Chairman Mao might not have written his acclaimed 'Little Red Book'
China's founding father Chairman Mao Zedong's book "The Little Red Book" that is considered the closest thing to a bible that Marxist-Leninist, materialist and atheist Chinese society can have, has come under suspicion over whether or not Mao had actually written it. ANI

Paypal sues Google for 'stealing trade secrets'
Paypal, the online payments company owned by eBay, has filed a lawsuit against Google and two of its executives in a California court, accusing them of stealing its trade secrets ahead of the launch of its mobile payments system. ANI

Pak, US compromise to salvage troubled marriage of convenience
Pakistan and the United States, bound by a troubled marriage of convenience, have been able to avert a possible divorce by settling for a compromise agreement to jointly tackle terrorism and work for a peaceful settlement of the Afghan conflict. ANI

Kayani urges equality in information-sharing between CIA, ISI
Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said that the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) would co-operate with the Central Intelligence(CIA) agency on an equal terms. ANI

Wikileaks whistleblower was mentally unsuitable for army life: US military official
Bradley Manning, the US Army private accused of sharing classified documents with the whistleblower website, Wikileaks, was known to be mentally fragile and unsuited to army life and should never have been put through a tour of duty in Iraq, according to a US military official. ANI

US hands over 'most wanted terrorists' list to Pakistan
The United States has handed over a 'most wanted terrorists' list to Pakistan, expecting it to provide intelligence about them immediately and possibly target them in joint operations, according to a US official and a Pakistani official. ANI

People aged 75 are happiest with their neighbourhoods
A government research has suggested that people become less lonely and happier with their local neighbourhood as they grow older. ANI

Pak Army's top brass worried about militant-aiding Islamists within ranks
Top Pakistani military officials are increasingly concerned that their ranks are penetrated by militant-aiding Islamists. ANI

CIA team inspects bin Laden's Abbottabad compound for over six hours
A Central Investigation Agency (CIA) team has inspected slain al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan's Abbottabad city. ANI

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