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Need to build 'South-South cooperation': Anand Sharma
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma led a high-level business delegation to participate in the 21st meeting of the World Economic Forum on Africa under the theme "From Vision to Action, Africa's Next Chapter". ANI

Dr. Ashwani Kumar hails India-Russia strategic partnership
The India-Russia strategic partnership would be one of the important partnerships between two nations in the 21st Century, Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Ashwani Kumar has said. ANI

Sri Venkateswara Temple opens in Colorado
Sri Venkateswara Temple of Colorado (SVTC) in Castle Rock (USA) is holding its inauguration events on May 6-7-8. ANI

India, Bangladesh jointly begin Tagore celebrations in Dhaka
The 150th Birth anniversary celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore were jointly inaugurated by Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina at Bangabandhi International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka. ANI

Con artist who posed as TS Eliot's twin daughters jailed for VAT frauds
A Brit con artist who claimed to be the twin daughter of poet TS Eliot has been sentenced to seven years jail for VAT frauds totaling 120,000 pounds. ANI

Dr 'Big Bad Wolf' fondled women patients' breasts
A bogus doctor who called himself the 'Big Bad Wolf' carried out indecent examinations of six women, claiming he could diagnose by fondling their br**ts, is facing trial in the United Kingdom. ANI

Millionaire's estranged wife, lover forged wills to grab his 5m pounds fortune
A millionaire's estranged wife and his lover have faked their own versions of his will for the deceased's 5 million pounds fortune. ANI

Infanticide was common in Roman Empire: Study
A new study has found that infanticide, the killing of unwanted babies, was common throughout the Roman Empire and other parts of the ancient world. ANI

Brit cat Smokey wins Guinness record for loudest purr
Its official. Smokey is the world's loudest cat - with a purr as loud as a vacuum cleaner. ANI

Madge's 2 charities and Kabbalah Centre under tax evasion probe
Los Angeles-based spiritual organization the Kabbalah Centre, whose followers include Madonna and other celebrities, is the focus of a federal tax evasion probe. ANI

Fukushima accident raises concerns over nuke power for future generations: Study
In the wake of the recent accident in Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant following an earthquake-cum-tsunami in Japan and reports that many countries are considering the future of nuclear power in their regions, a Delft University of Technology study has highlighted the various possible nuclear power production methods from an ethical perspective. ANI

Bin-Laden's death leaves behind critical questions: Politico
The death of Osama bin-Laden has left behind many questions in the minds of many, including conspiracy theorists, about the 40-minute operation. ANI

Rudd in row over Osama ally Patek's arrest
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has been drawn into an ugly international dispute over intelligence revelations, which Pakistan says could have disrupted the top-secret US operation to kill Osama bin Laden. ANI

Soon, raise a toast with George Washington's beer!
Connoisseurs will soon get a taste of the historic beer, which the legendary American President George Washington drank. ANI

UK lifeguard traps himself while spying on n*ked woman in changing room
A UK lifeguard, who trapped himself while spying on a nude woman in a leisure centre, had to be rescued by the fire brigade. ANI

Eight members of minority Shia community killed in Quetta explosion
At least eight people belonging to Pakistan's minority Shia community have been killed in an explosion in Quetta. ANI

Oz black magic 'holy man' jailed for luring women into sex
An Australian man, who had been regarded as a holy man who could communicate with angels, has been jailed for at least 15 years after he lured two vulnerable women into having sex with him to rid themselves of black magic curses. ANI

'Her Royal Hotness' Pippa Middleton beats tornado in NZ
'Her Royal hotness' Pippa Middleton has become one of the most searched item on Google in New Zealand, despite a devastating tornado hitting the country's biggest city on Tuesday. ANI

Pak to demolish Osama's hideout to stop it from becoming 'sacred building for jihadis'
Pakistan will soon demolish Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad, so that it does not become a "sacred building for the jihadis," a Pakistani security agency source has revealed. ANI

Stolen artworks records during WW II posted online to help find items stolen by Nazis
Records about stolen artworks taken during World War II would be placed online to help families and historians find missing items seized by the Nazis. ANI

Rabbi found guilty of groping female co-passenger on plane
An Orthodox rabbi has been found guilty of groping a female Israel Defense Forces officer during a flight aboard a commercial jetliner bound for New York. ANI

'Royal' Kate goes 'commoner' shopper pushing trolley at supermarket
Catherine, the new Duchess of Cambridge, has been spotted strolling down aisles of a supermarket on the island of Anglesey doing weekly shop like any other housewife. ANI

1 in 3 wives don't trust their hubbies to pay bills
A new study has found that one in three women look after the household finances as they don't believe their other half can keep up with paying the bills. ANI

Psychologists dispel thought we know ourselves better than others
A team of psychologists has suggested that the thought that we know ourselves better is not completely true, as there are some aspects in our lives that people who know us will know better. ANI

Ahmadinejad's allies arrested for 'using black magic' to keep leader in power
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's close allies have been accused of using supernatural powers to keep their leader in power amid the power struggle between him and the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. ANI

ISI chief knows Taliban leader Mullah Omar's hideout: Ex-Afghan spy chief
Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha has been protecting Taliban leader Mullah Omar, Afghanistan's former spy chief Amrullah Saleh has said. ANI

Pippa Middleton left embarrassed as underwear pics surface
Just a week after grabbing eyeballs at sister Kate wedding, Pippa Middleton is back in news. However, this time the publicity is bound to bring more shame than honor. ANI

'Bush skipped Obama's Ground Zero invitation to stay out of spotlight'
Former US First Lady Laura Bush has said her husband George W. Bush turned down President Barack Obama's invitation to visit Ground Zero on Thursday because he wants to maintain a low profile and stay out of politics. ANI

72 per cent Americans agree 'Pak knew all along' about Osama's hideout: Poll
A whopping 72 per cent of Americans agree that 'Pakistan knew all along' that Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was hiding in a luxury compound in Abbottabad, according to a new poll. ANI

Pak interrogating Osama's wives in Islamabad
Pakistani intelligence agents today are interrogating three women-all wives of Osama bin Laden-who were captured during the U.S.-led raid on Sunday. ANI

China can benefit from US, Pak post-Osama killing mistrust
Chinese analysts are suggesting that the mistrust between the United States and Pakistan after the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden might benefit Beijing. ANI

Publishing dead Osama's photos wouldn't have satisfied conspiracy theorists: Rogers
The United States has decided not to release photographs of a dead Osama bin Laden since US officials believe, inter alia, that the most ardent disbelievers would not be swayed even by compelling evidence of his killing. ANI

US troop pullout plan from Afghanistan unlikely due to political opposition
The death of Osama bin-Laden might have led Democrat and Republican legislators in the United States to renew calls for a speedy withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, but both still lack party leadership support. ANI

Iconic hand over mouth photo more to do with allergic cough than Osama killing reaction: Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she had "no idea" what she was looking at when a photographer snapped the now iconic image of her holding her hand over her mouth while watching the Navy Seals complete their mission to kill Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. ANI

Mussolini fights Berlusconi's 'best female bums' with 'micro-pe**s' offensive
Benito Mussolini's granddaughter, Alessandra Mussolini, has threatened to fight "sexism" by classifying the micro-penises of male members of parliament. ANI

Blackhawk pilot's quick thinking helped Navy Seals complete Osama kill mission
An elite Army unit called the Task Force 160 is being credited with effectively flying in and flying out the Navy Seals team 6 that was involved in the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. ANI

No need for any Pakistani to feel demoralised over nation's defence capacity: Bashir
In the wake of the United States' unilateral military operation against Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden inside Pakistani territory, Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir has emphasised that "there is no need for any Pakistani to feel demoralised" over the country's defence capacity. ANI

People with low self-esteem tend to purchase luxury items via credit cards
A study has indicated that people shop for high status items when they are feeling low, and they are more likely to make those expensive purchases on credit. ANI

Bin Laden's Abbottabad compound swiftly becoming a tourist destination
The secret compound where Osama Bin Laden holed himself up in Pakistan has already become a tourist attraction with dozens of people flocking to the site just days after he was shot dead. ANI

Indian envoy in UAE acts on complaints about passport issuance and renewal
The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi will soon designate a consular official to deal with complaints about passport issuance and renewal, said Ambassador MK Lokesh. ANI

UK transport unions to be 'bribed' to prevent strikes during Olympic Games
British ministers have secret plans to buy off militant transport unions to prevent them from 'picking up any fight' ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games. ANI

Bin Laden was scared, confused in final moments
Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was "scared" and "completely confused" in his final moments, sources involved in last Sunday's Navy Seals operation have revealed. ANI

Radioactive substances leaked into Pacific from Fukushima to reach US: IAEA
The International Atomic Energy Agency has said that radioactive substances leaked into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan are expected to reach the west coast of the United States and Canada within one or two years. ANI

77 percent of Americans say Obama was born in US: Poll
The percentage of Americans who believe that President Barack Obama was born in the United States has surged dramatically after he released his birth certificate, a new Washington Post poll has revealed. ANI

US Navy seals shot Osama as he lunged to grab guns
US Navy Seal team fired at al Qaeda chief Osam bin Laden after he went to grab two guns-an AK-47 assault rifle and a Makarov handgun-in his bedroom, according to American officials. ANI

US military contingent in Pakistan at govt's invitation: State Department
Amid Pakistan's decision to reduce American military footprint in the country, the United States has said that its contingent is there at the invitation of the Pakistani Government to perform, train, and equip operations for its military. ANI

CIA spied on bin Laden from Abbottabad safe house
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reportedly maintained a safe house in Abbottabad for its spies to conduct extensive surveillance over a period of months on the compound where Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed by a Navy Seals team last Sunday. ANI

Arnold Schwarzenegger likely to welcome Will-Kat during California visit
Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to the sunshine state in July after their Canadian tour. ANI

Pak cricketer to play for Sussex
Pakistan cricketer Umar Gul will play for English county Sussex this season. ANI

Osama was planning to attack US railroad network
Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden played a direct role for years in plotting terror attacks from his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, with an attack on the US railroad network since 9/11 being his primary target. ANI

Pakistan safe for players: Indian coach
Indian tennis coach Birbal Wadhera has declared Pakistan a safe haven for sportspersons. ANI

Murdered Indian-origin bride Anni's mother hospitalised as trial continues
The mother of Anni Dewani, who was murdered in Cape Town during her honeymoon last year, collapsed after horrifying details of her daughter's killing were outlined in court. ANI

Lahore HC allows Hafiz Saeed to enlist Pak Foreign Ministry as respondent to petition
The Lahore High Court has allowed Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed to enlist the Pakistan Foreign Ministry as a respondent to his petition seeking directions for the government to defend him before a US court in connection with the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

Musharraf snubbed Kabul's'Osama in Abbottabad' lead, saying he's no Banana Republic president
Afghan intelligence believed that Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was hiding in an area close to Abbottabad four years ago, but no action was taken after the lead was furiously rejected by the then Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, who yelled, "Am I the president of the Republic of Banana?" ANI

Pak's radical mosque head offers to adopt 'martyr' Osama's children
The head of the radical Lal Masjid mosque in Islamabad has offered to adopt Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's children. ANI

Fate of Osama bin Laden's children in doldrums due to his revoked citizenship status
Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's children may now be stateless because of the Saudi-born terrorist's revoked citizenship status. ANI

Will-Kat to visit California in July after Canadian tour
It's official. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting California in July after their Canadian tour. ANI

Osama's wife says they had 'not left the room for past five years' where he was shot dead
Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden spent the last five years living in the room of his mansion in Abbottabad, where he was shot and killed by US forces, according to Pakistan security officials. ANI

Obama to meet bin Laden raid team
US President Barack Obama is expected to meet the unidentified members of the Navy Seals Team 6 that was involved in the killing Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden last Sunday. ANI

Teradata Announces 2011 First Quarter Results
- First-quarter revenue grew 18 percent, up 16 percent in constant currency(1) - Operating income increased 6 percent, up 27 percent on a non-GAAP basis(2) - GAAP EPS was $0.38 in the first quarter of 2011, versus $0.39 in the first quarter of 2010 - Non-GAAP EPS in first quarter 2011 was $0.48 versus $0 Business Wire India

Ernst & Young Study Reveals Incremental Innovation Key to Competitiveness
Despite the global recession, 87% of companies have grown their portfolio of products over the last three years, according to an Ernst & Young report Competing for growth released today Business Wire India

Steven Spielberg Adds Key Members to His ""Lincoln"" Cast
Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill and Joseph Cross are in negotiations to join the cast of DreamWorks Studios' "Lincoln," it was announced by DreamWorks partners Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider Business Wire India

BIOTRONIK Cardiac Rhythm Management Business Continues Strong Favorable Trajectory in USA and Other Markets
BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of implantable cardiac devices and pioneer of wireless remote monitoring technologies, delivered a company performance update, to kick off their activities at the Heart Rhythm 2011 Scientific Sessions being held in San Francisco, California, from May 4–7, 2011. Business Wire India

Liberty Mutual Group Announces Sponsorship of 2014 FIFA World CupT by Liberty Seguros in Brazil
Liberty Mutual Group, a leading global property and casualty insurer, announced that Liberty Seguros in Brazil has signed an agreement with FIFA to become a FIFA World Cup National Supporter for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and the FIFA Confederation Cup 2013. Business Wire India

Make-A-Wish Foundation® Receives $800,000 Donation from Blizzard Entertainment
The Make-A-Wish Foundation has announced a $800,000 donation from Blizzard Entertainment, a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software Business Wire India

Xpress Money Launches Hello Dubai Chalo Dubai Promotion for India Corridor
Anyone will dream of taking his loved ones on a holiday to Dubai. Dubai has become this dream holiday destination and expatriates in the UAE always want their loved ones to visit them Business Wire India

AuthenTec Provides Content Protection Integration Services for HBO GO® Mobile
AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leading provider of security solutions, announced that Home Box Office (HBO) has chosen AuthenTec content protection integration services for use in its new mobile applications for HBO GO® Business Wire India

Aptina Named 2010 EDN Innovation Award Winner
Aptina, a leading innovator of CMOS imaging technology, announced that its high-performance, feature-rich APS-C format 16-megapixel (MP) MT9H004 image sensor was selected as a winner in the 2010 EDN Innovation Award competition Business Wire India

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