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International News on November 13, 2011


Pak Govt plans to maximize public input on Hindu Marriage Bill
The Pakistan Government is considering to translate the Hindus Marriage Bill into local languages and widely circulate it through the media to obtain the public input, a Pakistani lawmaker has said. ANI

North Carolina training camp gives soldiers real Afghan mission experience
The North Carolina marine training camp at Lejeune boasts of new state-of-the-art facilities that makes soldiers experience real life Afghan combat missions. ANI

18-year-old US boy elected mayor in small Iowa town
An 18-year-old US boy has been elected as mayor of Aredale in Iowa. ANI

US woman forced daughter to pose nude for Skype stranger
A woman in US has been charged with child endangerment after allegedly forcing her own daughter to strip and pose nude on Skype. ANI

Alarming number of teens fans of 'pro-anorexia' websites
A new survey has revealed that an alarming numbers of teenagers are using a network of underground "pro-anorexia" websites that glamorise and promote the life-threatening eating disorder. ANI

Queen 'very upset' over Channel 4's 'utter lies' documentary on Royal Family
The British Queen is reportedly very upset over a Channel 4 documentary that portrays the Royal Family as hard-hearted to the point of cruelty. ANI

Laser systems to protect Israeli planes from looted Libyan missiles
Israel is reportedly accelerating plans to put an anti-missile laser system on its passenger planes amid fears missing Libyan rockets may have fallen into the hands of Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. ANI

UK e-crime police chief urges courts to get tougher on cyber-criminals
A top British police official has urged the government to take tough actions against cyber-criminals, suggesting the country's courts are too soft on them. ANI

Arachnophobic party entertainer twists 3,000 balloons into 46ft-wide spider
An arachnophobic party entertainer has broken the world record for the largest sculpture with inflatables by making a 46ft-wide spider with 3,000 balloons. ANI

Putin believes Russia needs him as 'he is among rare breed of talented world leaders'
Vladimir Putin has again defended his decision to return to the Russian presidency, saying that the country need him as there are not enough talented world leaders to fill his generation's shoes. ANI

'Google effect' raised bar for spies to 'produce secret intelligence': Ex-UK Intelligence chief
The rise of the web and Google means that spies in the UK need to work really hard to produce genuinely secret intelligence, former director of the country's intelligence agency has said. ANI

London's Royal Palace to rented out in 2012 Olympics for upto 30,000 pounds per day
London's St James's Palace will be rented out to companies for upto 30,000 pounds per day during the 2012 Olympic Games, marking a break with nearly 500 years of royal tradition. ANI

Killed Indian origin bride's cousin regrets giving fatal 'go-ahead with marriage' advice
Murdered Brit-Indian bride Anni Dewani's cousin Sneha Hindocha regrets advising her to sort things out with her to be husband, Shrien Dewani following a row before their wedding, which later cost Anni her life. ANI

Israel refuses to inform US about plans to strike on Iran's nuke installations
Israel has reportedly refused to inform US President Barack Obama in advance of any pre-emptive strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. ANI

Hindus laud London Olympics 2012 for Hinduism inclusion
Hindus have applauded London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for giving representation to Hinduism at its Multi-Faith Centre in the Olympic Village. ANI

Candlelight vigils for murdered Indian origin bride to be held on Nov 13
Candlelight vigils will be held on November 13 in Bristol London, Cape Town and Sweden to mark one year anniversary of murdered Brit -Indian honeymooner Anni Dewani. ANI

'Big improvements made since Taliban was driven from Kabul': Senior NATO official
Ten years after the Taliban was driven out of Kabul, there have been big improvements in the war-torn country, a NATO official has calimed. ANI

Ancient Hindu mantras read at Baha'u'llah's birthday in Nevada
In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed recited prayers from ancient Hindu scriptures at Baha'i Faith founder Baha'u'llah's 194th birth anniversary celebrations in Reno (Nevada, USA) on November 11. ANI

Michelle Obama to serve as grand marshal at NASCAR's final race
Michelle Obama will serve as grand marshal at NASCAR's final race of 2011 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20. ANI

Australian Senator Barnaby Joyce scared of teddy bears!
An Australian Senator is scared that teddy bears to be given to the children of the defence force personnel may be bugged by the country's enemies. ANI

Pak-US ties, 'a bad marriage, but divorce no option': US lawmaker
US lawmaker Michael McCaul has described the Pakistan-US relationship as a bad marriage without a divorce option. ANI

Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei to challenge 2.4 million dollar tax demand in court
Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei will challenge the 2.4 million dollar tax bill levied on him by is government. ANI

Why Alex Loudon dumped 'sweet but not wife-material' Pippa Middleton
Pippa Middleton's ex-boyfriend decided to end his one-and-a-half year relationship with the party planner as he could no longer cope with the paparazzi attention that accompanied his girlfriend everywhere, the couple's pals have revealed. ANI

Sun-kissed California view becomes most recognisable vista on planet
A sun-kissed California view has become the most viewed image on the planet after Microsoft used it for its Windows XP background. ANI

Pak claims 'chilly' Gilani-Karzai meeting on SAARC Summit sidelines was 'positive'
Pakistan's Foreign Office has said a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit in Maldives led to a positive exchange of views. ANI

Arab League votes to suspend Syria over killings of anti-government protesters
The Arab League has voted to suspended Syria until President Bashar al-Assad does not end a bloody crackdown against anti-government protesters. ANI

Zardari using 'pawn of establishment' Imran Khan against PML-N: Rana Sanaullah
Pakistan's Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has accused President Asif Ali Zardari of using Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). ANI

Pak Sikh community outraged over fireworks ban on Guru Nanak's birthday
The Sikh community in the Pakistani province of Punjab staged a demonstration against the ban on the use of fireworks on the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev. ANI

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