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Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to visit India
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today extended an invitation to Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to pay a visit to India. ANI

India and Maldives to jointly combat terrorism
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed today reaffirmed their unequivocal and uncompromising position against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. ANI

Dreaded Waziristan militant leader threatens war against Pak over allowing US drone attacks
The most powerful militant leader in Pakistan's North Waziristan border region has threatened to tear up a peace accord and turn his fighters against the government. ANI

Travel company offering 120% safe tours of war-torn Iraq
A travel company is offering Britons tours of war-torn Iraq claiming it 'is 120 percent safe' and can 'put a smile on the faces' of travellers as it houses spectacular archaeological attractions. ANI

'Steam' hack puts millions of gamers' personal, financial info 'at risk'
The credit card details of millions of gamers is now at risk as hackers have gained unauthorized access to a database of online gaming giant Steam. ANI

UK cops' 'free crate of beer' sting op traps suspected criminals
Derbyshire Police have arrested more than a dozen suspected criminals with the help of an undercover sting operation which duped them into ringing the police to claim free beer. ANI

Any military action without govt. permission will be "illegal", warns Pak CJ
Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has warned that any action of the military without the permission of the government would be illegal and unconstitutional. ANI

Ayub Khan was 'chicken-hearted general' who took wrong decisions out of fear: Tariq Majid
Former Pakistan Air Commodore and Researcher, Tariq Majid, has revealed that former Dictator Ayub Khan was a chicken-hearted general who took many wrong decisions in haste out of fear. ANI

Dog breeds can reveal owners' personality
A new study has found that you can tell the owner's personality by his choice of dog breed. ANI

Falling into toilet major reason of water damage to Brit phones
A survey has revealed that almost half of phones in Britain that had been water-damaged had fallen into the toilet bowl. ANI

Buses being increasingly eyed as preferred medium of terror attacks: US Intelligence
A new US intelligence bulletin has warned that terrorists are increasingly targeting bus networks more than any other mode of surface transport. ANI

US to set up permanent military base in Darwin to counter growing Chinese influence
The US is planning to set up a military base in Australia to counter the growing Chinese threat. ANI

James Murdoch denies he was warned of widespread phone hacking at NOTW in 2008
News of The World CEO James Murdoch has been embroiled in a bitter war of words with two of his former senior executives after he denied being warned of the phone hacking scandal within the organisation as long ago as 2008. ANI

Manmohan Singh assures Maldives of Indian help to be carbon neutral
India today reassured Maldives of help in tackling climate change and becoming a 'carbon neutral' country. ANI

US, Pak militaries agree on terms to control Afghan cross border attacks
Military chiefs of the US and Pakistan met on Friday and agreed to increase cooperation to curtail cross-border movement of terrorists on the Pak-Afghan border. ANI

India, Maldives to step up security cooperation
The security problems of India and Maldives are closely linked to what happens in the Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said today. ANI

Vladimir Putin's party slammed for raunchy campaign advert
Vladimir Putin's United Russia party has been slammed for a raunchy election campaign video, which has been branded as "unconstitutional". ANI

Seven in ten Americans approve US military action in terrorists' safe havens like Pak,Yemen
A new poll has revealed that 65 percent of respondents in the US support military action in countries like Pakistan and Yemen, which are believed to be terrorists' safe havens, as compared to 22 percent, who disapproved using force. ANI

Obama reads riot act to European leaders over resolution of debt crisis
US President Barack Obama has read the riot act to the leaders of several European countries and stressed the need of taking more concrete action to resolve the debt crisis. ANI

Gilani was "taken aback" by Karzai's aggressive posture against Pak over Rabbani assassination
Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani was "taken aback" after Afghan President Hamid Karzai called for Islamabad's meaningful cooperation in investigating the assassination of Afghan peace jirga chief Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani. ANI

Male People's Majlis a testimony to faith in democracy, says Manmohan Singh
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today made a first ever address in the Parliament of Maldives, the People's Majlis. ANI

Hillary Clinton believes '21st century belongs to Asia'
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said Asia will occupy the centrestage in strategic and economic affairs in the 21st century ANI

More 'bombshell' NOTW emails held by Indian Tech firm recovered
Detectives investigating phone-hacking at the now defunct British tabloid News of the World have recovered a series of 'bombshell' emails that were among tens of thousands held by the newspaper at a data storage facility in India. ANI

Three out of ten Afghans 'suffering': Poll
Three out of ten people in Afghanistan have been classified as 'suffering,' according to a new survey. ANI

Now, a toilet paper with Obama's face!
An online retailer in the US has come out with a toilet paper roll with photos of Barrack Obama on every sheet. ANI

Augustus' birthplace still uncertain with more excavations uncovered
Archaeologists, who have been digging in Rome's Palatine Hill, have found the remains of a large house that they believe is the birthplace of the city's first emperor Augustus in 63 B.C. ANI

Ex-Pak Intel Chief Khattak joins Imran Khan's "liberal" PTI party
Former Intelligence Chief Masood Sharif Khattak has joined Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.hattak, who once was a opponent of the PTI, joined the party to fight against political opponents, with the slogan: "Change is inevitable," The Express Tribune reports. ANI

Manmohan Singh compliments Maldives on successful SAARC summit, signs agreement
India and Maldives is working together on increasing connectivity and closer economic cooperation, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said today. ANI

Imran Khan vows to bring army, ISI under civilian control if in power
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party Chairman Imran Khan has vowed to bring the country's army and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) under civilian control if he won the next general election. ANI

Niger President voices concern over Libyan Arms' 'dissemination all over region'
Mahamadou Issoufou, the President of Niger, the nation that shares a massive boundary with Libya, has warned that the weapons smuggled after the collapse of Muammar Gaddafi's government are disseminating all over the region. ANI

Google releases satellite images of Iranian facilities being used to develop nuke weapons
Search giant Google has released satellite images of facilities at two Iranian cities that the UN claims may be used to develop nuclear weapons. ANI

Argentina calls Prince William's deployment to Falklands 'aggressive and provocative'
Argentina has accused Britain of acting 'aggressively and provocatively' by announcing that Prince William would be deployed in the Falkland Islands. ANI

Imran warns of 'civil disobedience movement' if fair elections are 'tampered with'
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has yet again warned that his party will launch a civil disobedience movement across the country if any attempt is made to compromise free and fair elections in the country. ANI

Military action against Iran may have 'unintended consequences' in region: Panetta
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has warned that military action against Iran could have 'unintended consequences' in the region. ANI

Manmohan Singh to address Maldivian Parliament today
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and his delegation will hold bilateral talks with their host counterparts in Maldives to reinforce the cordial bilateral relations. ANI

AHRC condemns forced conversion and remarriage of Hindu woman in Sindh province
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has condemned the forced conversion of a young Hindu woman to Islam, and held the court responsible for the act. ANI

Sherry Rehman condemns murders of three Hindus in Sindh
Former Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister and legislator Sherry Rehman has condemned the November 9 murder of three Hindu brothers in Shikarpur district, and moved an adjournment motion in the National Assembly against the act. ANI

Princess Diana's wedding dress replica up for auction
A replica of Princess Diana's wedding dress has been put up for auction at 65,000 pounds. ANI

US aircraft carrier that buried Osama turned into basketball arena for Veteran's Day
The US Navy warship that carried the body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to his burial at sea, has been transformed into a basket ball court to host the first college game on Veteran's Day. ANI

"Liberal" Imran Khan a 'slave' of US, Europe: Pakistan Taliban
The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has said that Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan is a slave of the United States (US) and Europe because he labels himself a liberal. ANI

SAARC leaders pledge to promote regional trade
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders concluded a two-day summit here on Friday, pledging to promote regional trade and facilitate communications and travel among their countries. ANI

Shots fired near White House, gun recovered
Several streets near the White House and the Washington Monument have been shut down after gunfire and a car chase in the area. ANI

Gaddafi's son Saadi granted asylum in Niger on 'humanitarian grounds'
Nigerian President Mahamadou Issoufi has announced his decision to grant asylum to slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi. ANI

Afghan mother and daughter stoned, shot dead for "moral deviation and adultery'
A woman and her daughter in Afghanistan have been stoned and shot to death after the Taliban accused them of 'moral deviation and adultery'. ANI

China vows to rectify 'underestimated' air pollution levels
Beijing, Nov 12(ANI): China has admitted that the country's air pollution standards were being monitored incorrectly and vowed to provide accurate smog readings. ANI

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