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Manmohan Singh arrives in Singapore
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, arrived in Singapore late Saturday night and was received by Singapore Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew. ANI

Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam 'captured in Libya'
Slain Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam has been captured, Libya's Interim Justice Minister has said. ANI

Egyptian Constitution should not be left entirely in Parliament's hands: Moussa
Former Egyptian Foreign Minister and presidential contender Amr Moussa has said formulating the Constitution should not be left entirely in the hands of the country's next parliament. ANI

Malaysia targeting to become 'global Islamic fashion centre'
Malaysia's Tourism Ministry is targeting to achieve 500,000 Middle East tourists at a fashion festival by 2020. ANI

Roebuck fought 'erotic' urges towards teenage boys, reveals friend
A close friend of deceased cricket writer Peter Roebuck has revealed how the former fought an "erotic element" in his feelings towards teenage boys. ANI

Increasing US military won't raise terror threat to Australia: Expert
Increasing the presence of US military in Darwin is unlikely to make Australia more of a terrorist target than it already is, an expert has claimed. ANI

Boise Varsity sets world record for creating fastest vegetable oil-fueled vehicle
Boise State University's intrepid student club Greenspeed has set a new record for building world's fastest vehicle that runs on vegetable oil. ANI

IAEA voices 'deep concern' over Iran's nuclear programme
The United Nation's nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has passed a resolution expressing "deep and increasing concern" about Iran's nuclear ambitions. ANI

Muslims outraged as Egyptian activist posts nude self-photos to defy Islamic extremism
A 20-year student in Egypt has sparked outrage in the Middle East after posting nude photographs of herself on the Internet in order to defy Islamic extremism in her country. ANI

Pak will 'not pursue treason case' against Haqqani: Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said the government is not planning to pursue a case of treason against the country's ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani. ANI

'US will "consider range of options" if Pak doesn't address extremism issues seriously'
A top Pentagon official has warned that the US would "consider a range of options" if Pakistan does not address issues related to extremism seriously. ANI

PTI will sink political Titanic of PML-N: Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said the tsunami of popularity of the PTI will sink the political Titanic of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). ANI

'Little doubt' William Shakespeare was Catholic, claims Vatican
The Vatican's official newspaper has claimed that there is "little doubt" that the famous playwright William Shakespeare was a Catholic. ANI

Digital technology confirms Oswald alone killed John F Kennedy
Lee Harvey Oswald alone assassinated John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, experts has confirmed using new digital technology. ANI

Gallup Poll: U.S. leadership above China's
A new survey shows that American leadership is more respected than China's in the Asia and Asia-Pacific region. ANI

Haqqani should get chance to give his version on memo row: PPP
The Core Committee of ruling Pakistan People's Party met at the presidency on Friday and decided that the country's ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani, should be given a chance to give his version on the controversial memo row. ANI

Clinton cites 'busy schedule' to avoid criticizing GOP candidates' credibility
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has avoided criticizing the Republican 2012 presidential candidates about their ability to deal with a crisis efficiently, saying that she has not been 'paying a lot of attention' as she had been traveling quite often. ANI

Four US mercenaries offered Gaddafi $10 m deal 'to flee Libya'
Four Americans had offered themselves to former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi as consultants available for hire at 10 million dollars, according to a document found in a Tripoli government building. ANI

Millions of people risk death due to increasing heat wave frequency: IPCC report
Millions of people face a risk of death due to heatwaves caused by man- made climate change, a UN report has warned. ANI

India working actively for integration with ASEAN, says Manmohan Singh
Asserting that the global economic situation is showing several signs of stress, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that the emerging market countries in Asia are growing well and are in fact contributing to the recovery of the world economy. ANI

Pak-China begin joint military exercise near Jhelum
The Pakistan-China joint military exercise, YOUYI-IV-2011, started at Mangla near Jhelum on Friday. ANI

Obama to pardon thanksgiving turkey
President Obama is going to honour the tradition reportedly started by his predecessor and pardon a turkey at this year's Thanksgiving. ANI

Dalai Lama questions 'wisdom of self-immolations' as means of fighting Chinese repression
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has said that he is very worried about the growing number self-immolations, and questioned the wisdom of such actions as a means of fighting China's repression against Buddhist monks. ANI

Chloe Butler takes on tough new role in Oz Lingerie Football League
Australia's first Lingerie Football League star Chloe Butler is the face of the league in its move to establish a competition in Australia by 2013. ANI

Malaysia plans 'war crime' trials of Bush, Blair over Iraq War action
Former US President George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be "charged" at a mock tribunal in Malaysia for committing crimes against peace during the Iraq war. ANI

Haqqani meets Grossman before boarding flight for Pakistan
Pakistan Ambassador to US Husain Haqqani reportedly met America's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Marc Grossman hours before boarding a flight for home. ANI

Protest vote in U.S. more likely to prevail when party expected to achieve landslide win: Study
A protest vote in the United States is more likely to prevail during elections in which a party is expected to achieve a landslide victory, a new study has suggested. ANI

Obama sends letter of condolence at Heavy D's funeral
President Obama honored Heavy D with a letter, which the Rev. Al Sharpton read at the rapper's funeral. ANI

AQ Khan's secret documents say Pak spread nuke technology across globe
Pakistan spread nuclear weapons technology across the globe in exchange for cash, political influence and help with its own atomic bomb program, secret documents written by Abdul Qadeer Khan, widely viewed as the father of Pakistan's nuclear weapons, have revealed. ANI

Bali Declaration seeks unity, not super conflict and competition
Seeking to chart out a course free of conflict and to prevent the ASEAN from becoming a battle ground for US-China conflict, the ten Asian countries said Saturday that there is a need to speed up regional integration, as this is the main issue facing the grouping. ANI

Hillary Clinton 'surprised' by Chelsea's reporting job
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was 'surprised' by daughter Chelsea's decision to take reporting job with NBC News. ANI

Civil war in Syria 'possible' if opposition grows there: Clinton
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that a civil war in Syria is possible if the opposition grows stronger there. ANI

Britons to be trained in 'Curry College' to satisfy people's appetite for Indian food
Now, British people from all backgrounds will be trained to become chefs specialising in Indian food to combat the shortage of Asian chefs brought on by the government's latest immigration rules. ANI

Manmohan Singh holds talks with Indonesian President in Bali
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh held delegation-level talks with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on the sidelines of the 19th ASEAN Summit in Bali on Saturday. ANI

Brit teachers voted worst dressed professionals
Teachers are Britain's worst dressed professionals while estate agents are the best clothed, a new study has found. ANI

India-ASEAN cooperation on the right path, but there is need for greater interaction: PM
Describing India's partnership with ASEAN as one of the cornerstones of Indian foreign policy, and the foundation of the country's "Look East" policy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said in his address at the 9th ASEAN-India Summit that a "rich agenda of cooperation" has been put in place that has benefited both India and ASEAN. ANI

Facts on Haqqani related memo row will be presented to Pak soon: Rehman Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that a probe into the Hussain Haqqani memo controversy was underway, and that facts would soon be presented to the nation. ANI

Two UK terror suspects killed in earlier CIA drone strike in Pakistan
Two British terror suspects were killed in an earlier US drone attack on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, it has emerged. ANI

Ousted Berlusconi eyeing 'comeback within three months in snap poll'
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said he intends to return to power, and has warned the country's new leader that he will call for snap elections in three months. ANI

Abbottabad Commission not satisfied with evidence on Osama raid: report
An inquiry commission looking into the May 2 US operation in Abbottabad that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has expressed dissatisfaction over the credibility of evidence gathered during the probe. ANI

Haqqani's resignation is 'Pak's internal matter': US
US State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner has refused to comment on news of Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani's resignation, saying it is Islamabad's internal matter. ANI

Pakistan has 'no hidden agenda' in Afghanistan: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that her country has no hidden agenda in Afghanistan, and was only interested in a peaceful and stable disposition there. ANI

China reacts cautiously to Myanmar's political reforms
China has reacted cautiously to the ongoing political reforms being carried across Myanmar amid prevailing tensions between the two sides over massive Chinese investment. ANI

Man charged with attempt to kill Obama thinks he is 'modern day Jesus'
A 21-year-old man charged with attempting to assassinate US President Barack Obama, has described himself as "a modern day Jesus". ANI

Afghanistan 'not serious' about improving ties with Pak: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that Afghanistan is not serious in improving ties with her country, otherwise it would not have continuously made 'recriminatory comments' against Islamabad. ANI

World's oldest dad at 95 stopped having sex with wife 3 times a night
A 95-year-old Indian farmer said that he stopped having sex three times a night with his wife after he had a son last year. ANI

Obama, Hillary, Manmohan Singh in dressy attire at ASEAN gala dinner
At the gala dinner held here last night, ASEAN leaders donned colourful Indonesian shirts and traditional attire.U.S. President Barack Obama wore a colourful green shirt which a pattern of black and red panel running horizontally. ANI

Australian PM Gillard determined to go ahead with uranium exports to India
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard seems bent on taking on all disbelievers in her country and going ahead with uranium exports to India. ANI

Obama may not like it, but its all about China at ASEAN
"Outside forces" had no excuse to get involved in a complex dispute over the South China Sea, said Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, throwing the gauntlet at the US. ANI

Media jamboree at ASEAN Summit
Almost two thousand journalists from about forty countries have gathered in Nusa Dua, Bali, to cover the 19th ASEAN and 6th East Asia Summit. ANI

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