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Women bind and stab man over 300 times in bizarre 2-day satanic ritual
Two women have been arrested for allegedly cutting and stabbing a man more than 300 times during a weird two-day ordeal. ANI

Average Brits take 9 mins to make up their minds
A study commissioned by the Puzzler Mind Gym 3D game, has revealed that on an average Brits can spend up to nine minutes making up their minds. ANI

Manmohan Singh meets Nepal PM, Afghan President in Maldives
On the concluding day of the 17th SAARC Summit, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met his Nepalese counterpart Baburam Bhattarai and Afghan President Hamid Karzai separately. ANI

Chelsy turns down offer for kiss and tell book on Prince Harry romance
The much talked about relationship of Prince Harry and his ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy, though did not end up in marriage as was anticipated, they apparently still remain fiercely loyal to each other. ANI

Chocolate milk claimed as best drink to recover from workouts
Chocolate milk is the best fitness drink, and has been preferred by the health conscious, a new research has revealed. ANI

Hindus greet Japanese on Shinto festival of Shichi-Go-San
Hindus have sent early greetings to Japanese communities world over for upcoming Shinto festival of Shichi-Go-San, which falls on November 15. ANI

Hindus irked at "sexploitation" of yoga
Hindus are upset at what they call as "sexploitation" of yoga. ANI

Hindus call for prayers for worldwide flood victims
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, called for prayers for the victims of recent flooding around the world. ANI

Islamabad positively evaluates Indo-Pak bilateral in Maldives: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that her country has positively evaluated the Indo-Pak bilateral in the Maldives, and welcomed India's readiness for a broad ranging engagement. ANI

Global torture situation has not changed much: Ex UN special rapporteur
The United Nations former Special Rapporteur on Torture,Manfred Nowak,has said that the global torture situation has not changed dramatically. ANI

Erratic topless woman driver creates traffic mayhem Down Under
A topless women driving erratically in the Burleigh Heads area in the Gold Coast, created havoc on the roads in the ensuing traffic chaos she caused. ANI

Bernie Madoff was 'inappropriately letchy,' says future daughter-in-law
Bernie Madoff, the man behind the largest financial fraud in US history, was 'inappropriately letchy', alleges his future daughter-in-law. ANI

Scotland Yard investigating 300 million emails over NOTW phone hacking scandal
Scotland Yard's phone hacking squad is reportedly wading through around 300 million internal emails from News International, which published the now defunct News of the World. ANI

NOTW phone hacking scandal 'shocking and terrible,' says TMZ founder
The founder of the US celebrity news website, Harvey Levin, has slammed the News of the World's phone hacking scandal, saying that intrusiveness is shocking and some of the methods used by the now defunct British tabloid were terrible. ANI

Time to consign UK's 'special relationship' with US to history: Sir John Major
Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major has said that the country's 'special relationship' with the United States is over, and insists that Britain must seek to define a new world role. ANI

'Iran will respond with "a strong slap and iron first" if West targets country's nuke programme'
Tehran, Nov 11 (ANI): Iran's Supreme leader has warned Israel and the United States that Tehran would respond with "a strong slap and iron first" if either of them launched a military strike on the country's nuclear programme. ANI

U.S. plans 'bunker-buster' bomb sales to UAE to counter Iran
Washington, Nov 11(ANI): The United States is planning to sell thousands of advanced "bunker-buster" bombs and other ammunitions to the United Arab Emirates, as a part of its efforts to counter Iran. ANI

Bill Clinton's mother-in-law lived and breathed for Stones' Keith Richards
Bill Clinton has revealed that his deceased mother-in-law, Dorothy Rodham was a massive fan of Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards. ANI

Woman thanks 'chicken-fillet stuffed bra' for saving life in horrific crash
A woman has credited her chicken-fillet bra boosters for saving her life in a horrific car accident. ANI

The Sun may be shut if phone hacking scandal hits it: James Murdoch
James Murdoch has refused to rule out the possibility of closing down Britain's best selling tabloid, The Sun, if the phone hacking scandal spreads to it. ANI

Blame the boss for employees' 'fake' sick leaves!
It is not only ill health that compels employees to take a day off, but their bosses also, a new study has revealed. ANI

UK bans Islamist terror group 'Muslims Against Crusades'
The UK Home Office has banned an Islamist group, Muslims Against Crusades, which was planning to disrupt the Armistice Day ceremonies. ANI

Early model Holden Commodores most popular among Oz car thieves
Among the top 20 cars stolen in Australia in the past year, 17 of them were the early model Holden Commodores, new figures have revealed. ANI

Nixon claimed Watergate tapes erased 'accidentally'
Former US president Richard Nixon claimed before investigators that an infamous White House recording must have been erased accidentally during the Watergate scandal and that he "blew his stack" when he found out. ANI

Pippa Middleton's single but not yet ready to mingle
Pippa Middleton has split with boyfriend Alex Loudon and is now seeking comfort with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. ANI

Prince William's Falkland deployment to keep him away from Kate
Prince William will be away from Kate for six weeks, as part of a service deployment. ANI

Taliban expected to attend Afghan international conference in Germany
The Taliban militia is expected to attend an international conference on the Afghanistan's political future to be held in Germany next month. ANI

Cancer stricken Chavez 'may only have a few months to live': Ex US envoy
A top US ambassador to Venezuela has claimed that cancer-stricken country's President Hugo Chavez may not live beyond six months, and that the disease might claim his life before the next presidential elections. ANI

'Beneficiary' Qaeda says flooded with weapons post Arab world revolts
A leading member of an al Qaeda-affiliated terror group has indicated that the organization might have acquired some of its thousands of powerful weapons that went missing during the Libyan uprising. ANI

Assad urged to take asylum in Arab world to avoid Gaddafi's fate
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reportedly been urged to avoid meeting a similar fate like Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi by taking asylum elsewhere in the Arab world. ANI

US military court convicts American soldier for pre-meditated murders in Afghanistan
A US military court has convicted an American soldier of three counts of premeditated murder for leading a rogue "kill team" in Afghanistan. ANI

US teacher faces 60-years in jail for having sex with 11 students
A US teacher is facing a 60 year jail term after being charged with having sex with 11 of her students. ANI

Arab Spring, Steve Jobs most used words in 2011
The Global Language Monitor has found that the most used words this year were 'Occupy', 'Arab Spring' and 'Steve Jobs'. ANI

At least 43 trapped in coal mine gas leak in South west China
At least 43 people have been trapped underground in a coal mine gas leak in southwest China's Yunnan province. ANI

Afghan mother, daughter stoned to death in Ghazni province
Two armed men stoned a woman and her daughter to death in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Thursday. ANI

Banned militants kill four members of peace committee, behead one in Pak's Khyber Agency
Militants of banned outfit Lashkar-i-Islam killed four members of a peace committee, and beheaded one in the Akakhel Darra area of Bara sub-division in Khyber Agency on Thursday. ANI

India has provided enough documentation against Hafiz Saeed to Pak, says Mathai
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai has said that India has provided enough documentation against Jamaat-ul-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and others under trial in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks to Pakistan to be able to forward their case. ANI

Recipients of 2011 Global Forum Educator Awards Announced
During an award ceremony at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the 2011 Global Forum Educator Awards. Sangeeta Shukramani, a primary school teacher from Kendriya Vidyalaya (Delhi Cantonment), India, won the second runner up award in the Innovation in Challenging Contexts category. Business Wire India

Steria Smart Energy Management: the First Solution to Offer end-to-end Optimisation of Business Energy Use
To put together this offering, Steria has built on its own experience in its energy-positive Green Office® facilities in Meudon. This summer, Steria was the first company to move into large-scale office premises of this nature Business Wire India

Intelius Congratulates Chairman of the Board William A. Owens on Distinguished Honor Among 100 Most Influential Corporate Leaders and Visionaries
Intelius, a leading information technology company, is honored to congratulate Chairman of the Board William A. Owens on being named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 2011 Directorship 100. Each year, the NACD distinguishes the 100 most influential leaders in the boardroom and greatest visionaries in corporate governance Business Wire India

Taro Provides 2011 Third Quarter and Year to Date Results
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (“Taro,” or the “Company,” Pink Sheets: TAROF) today provided unaudited financial results for the quarter and year to date periods ended September 30, 2011. Business Wire India

Astellas Signs United Nations Global Compact
Astellas Pharma Inc. (TOKYO:4503)(“Astellas”) announced today that it is signing the United Nations Global Compact1, which will further reinforce the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ethical business practices around the world. Business Wire India

Dr. Alexander Lipton, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Quantitative Group at BofA Merrill Lynch, joins the Numerix Quantitative Advisory Board
Numerix (, the leading provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, announced that Dr Business Wire India

Frontier Silicon Receives Joint Radio Academy Innovation Award
The RadioTAG Application Group, consisting of members from BBC Research & Development, Global Radio and Frontier Silicon has won the inaugural TechCon Technical Innovation Award for its recent work on the development of RadioTAG Business Wire India

Hilton HHonors Launches Global Shopping Mall
Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 brands, launched its Global Online Shopping Mall, offering members throughout the world a chance to transform their HHonors points into exclusive merchandise and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The online mall, available at www.HHonors Business Wire India

Itron Transforms Water Management in Australia with Wireless Fixed Network Deployment
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced the full-scale roll-out of its advanced water metering solution in the city of Kalgoorlie, Australia Business Wire India

Bentley Announces Winners of 2011 Be Inspired Awards
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, announced the winners of the 2011 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure Business Wire India

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