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Pakistan must boost anti-terror fight: Gillard
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has sent a stern warning to Pakistan, saying that it must do more to counter terrorism and extremism. ANI

Over 331 killed, 867 injured in 14 suicide attacks in Karachi since 2000
Karachi has so far witnessed 14 suicide attacks since 2000, which killed 331 people and injured 867 others. ANI

Internet war continues between Haqqani, Ijaz over Pak memo row
Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani and his accuser, Mansoor Ijaz, have been continuing with their internet war on the memo scandal. ANI

2 degree C global warming target can only be met if carbon emissions eventually become nil: Study
The world will be able to reduce global warming to a safe level only if carbon dioxide emissions begin to reduce within the next two decades and eventually drop to zero, a new research has suggested. ANI

2-year jail term for European bottlers who claim water hydrates
Bottled water manufacturers can face 2 year jail term if they describe that drinking water can prevent dehydration, according to a new European Union (EU) ruling. ANI

Pak politician offers PML (N) Imran Khan's house at Rs1.2bn over 'Rs 120bn' jibe
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) member Omer Cheema has offered Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Rana Sanaullah to buy Imran Khan's house at 1.2 billion rupees, which is just one percent of the value claimed by the PML leader. ANI

Afghan Taliban rejects US 'partnership deal'
The Taliban has reportedly rejected the endorsement by a Jirga of a strategic partnership deal with the United States, that could allow its troops to remain in Afghanistan for years. ANI

Israeli women strip in support of Egypt's 'n*ked revolutionary' blogger
A group of Israeli women have posed n*ked to show solidarity with an Egyptian student who attracted a slew of death threats after posting n*ked self-photographs on the Internet to defy Islamic extremism in her country. ANI

UK Muslims 'more patriotic' than other British citizens: Survey
The Muslim community in the United Kingdom is more patriotic than the average British citizen, according to a survey. ANI

I have done nothing wrong, says Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi, who has been accused of allegedly paying a number of prostitutes including an underage girl, has claimed that he has not "done anything wrong," and blamed the foreign press for his downfall. ANI

US military chiefs to oppose Obama's Afghanistan troop withdrawal 'electioneering' plan
The United States' military chiefs will reportedly resist any further withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan for 2012 "electioneering" purposes. ANI

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden booed at Miami event
US First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden were booed by a section of crowd at the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. ANI

'Imran Khan met Munter in ISI chief General Pasha's presence'
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was recently introduced to Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter in the presence of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt. Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha. ANI

'Multitalented' Vladimir Putin flaunts skills in Ice Hockey Game
Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin recently showed off his sporting skills ahead of a new round of elections in an Ice Hockey match. ANI

Pippa unveils 10 precious tips for perfect family Christmas
Pippa Middleton said that the secret of a stress-free 25th December is "first impressions," as she released a guide for the perfect Christmas celebration. ANI

Chef stopped from buying lime because 'it could be weapon'
A chef who went to a supermarket to buy limes was left stunned when she was told that she can't buy more than one because they could be used as a weapon. ANI

Schoolchildren say Kate 'doesn't look like a princess'
Primary schoolchildren in a London school didn't think that the Duchess of Cambridge looked like a princess when she came to meet them. ANI

Kerala rocked by wave of Malaysian sex drugs
The influx of illegal imports of Malaysian-made sex-enhancing stimulants has had Kerala's drug control officials worried. ANI

TTP 'holding peace talks' with Pak govt: Taliban commander
The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a major security threat to the country, is holding exploratory peace talks with the Pakistani government, a senior Taliban commander and tribal mediators have claimed. ANI

Half of US lawmakers are millionaires: Study
A new study has shown that about half of US lawmakers are millionaires, and their net wealth has increased steadily since 2008 despite the recession. ANI

US 'heartened' by Afghan 'Jirga's' response to planned American military presence pact
The United States has said that it was "heartened" by the Afghan representatives' decision to back President Hamid Karzai's plan for an agreement on a long-term American military presence. ANI

Gillard didn't consider it important to discuss 'party matter' uranium sale to India with Rudd
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said that she didn't have to consult Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd over her decision to lift a ban on selling uranium to India, because it was a party matter. ANI

Zardari had no clue about Pak memo sent to Mullen: Mansoor Ijaz
Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz has contradicted his earlier claims in the memo row, saying that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari had no role in the issue. ANI

'Macho man' Putin booed by Moscow's martial arts fans
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was greeted by catcalls when he steeped into the ring at a martial arts fight in Moscow. ANI

Britain most proud of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare has topped a list of symbols, which instil a sense of pride among people in Britain, a poll has suggested. ANI

Oz outlet store selling designer labels by weight
A fashion retail chain in Australia is now selling designer clothes according to its weight, for just a few cents per gram. ANI

Agencies should investigate into Pak memo scandal: Haqqani
Pakistan Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani has said that agencies should investigate that who is behind the memogate scandal and who can take advantage of the army-establishment clashes. ANI

'Missing link' James Logan Jones confirms his role in Pak memo row
James Logan Jones, former United States National Security Advisor and a retired US Marine Corps General, has confirmed that he had acted as a mediator between Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz and the former chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, to hand over a secret memorandum from a Pakistani diplomat to the latter. ANI

Cheap almond oil - the 'secret weapon' for 5m pounds hands
The woman who has insured her hands for 5 million pounds has revealed the secret of her success a 1.50 pound pot of almond oil. ANI

Japan calls for establishing maritime co-operation forum to resolve South China disputes
Japan has stressed the need of establishing a forum for maritime cooperation, which would help resolving the South China Sea disputes. ANI

Bangladesh's 1971 war crimes trial begins in Dhaka
Bangladesh war crimes trial has begun in Dhaka. ANI

Haqqani to face 'troika' over memo row in Pak
Pakistan's ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani is poised to face the troika -President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, and Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, over his role in the memo row. ANI

1 in 3 bosses think women wear too much make-up to work
More than a third of bosses think some of their female colleagues wear too much make-up to work, a new poll has found. ANI

Arrested 'Al Qaeda sympathizer' was 'one hour away' from completing NY bomb plot
New York Police has arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of planning to bomb targets including police cars and postal offices. ANI

Swearing at police is not a crime, says judge
A judge has ruled that swearing at police officers is not a crime as they hear such words 'all too frequently' to be offended. ANI

Afghan military chief wants Oz war-fighting equipment, not soldiers
An Afghanistan military commander has said that he wants Australia to pull out its troops, but leave behind millions of dollars worth of war-fighting equipment that can be used by his nation's soldiers. ANI

Bangladesh asks Pak to 'apologise' for 1971 war crimes
A senior Bangladeshi official has urged Pakistan to formally apologise for alleged atrocities and acts of genocide committed by the Pakistani military during the 1971 war. ANI

Gillard's decision to lift uranium sale ban on India rejected by Queenslanders: Poll
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's proposal to overturn a ban imposed on uranium sales to India has been rejected by a majority of voters in Queensland. ANI

Flawed U.S. foreign policy contributed to 9/11 terror attacks: GOP contender Paul
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has said flawed American foreign policies led to the 9/11 terror attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. ANI

ISI chief Lt Gen Shuja Pasha intervened in memo scandal: Mansoor Ijaz
Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, who allegedly played a vital role in transferring a secret memorandum from a Pakistani diplomat to the former chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, has claimed that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief had intervened in the memo scandal. ANI

UK paramedics being trained to deal with Mumbai-style terror attacks
Britain's National Health Service (NHS) paramedics will be given bullet-proof jackets and will receive training to respond to a 2008 Mumbai-style terror attack. ANI

Saif Gaddafi will be tried in Libya, not at ICC: Information Minister Shammam
Libya's new leaders have said that former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif-ul-Islam, will face trial at home and not be handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he has been charged with crimes against humanity. ANI

Brit woman sets new record for 320-kilometer trail run from Mt. Everest base camp to Kathmandu
A British woman has set a new record for completing a 320-kilometer trail run from the Mount Everest base camp to Kathmandu. ANI

Present government 'most corrupt in Pak history': Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that the present Pakistan People's Party-led government is the most corrupt in the country's 62-year-old history. ANI

Men take more time getting ready than women
On an average, men spend more time getting ready to go out as compared to their female counterparts, a new study has found. ANI

Sexually active seniors 'the happiest'
A new study has found that sex is a significant predictor of happiness among married seniors. ANI

GE Healthcare And Neste Jacobs Form Strategic Alliance to Drive Worldwide Self-Sufficiency in Blood Plasma Fractionation
GE Healthcare, the healthcare business of GE (NYSE:GE) and Neste Jacobs Oy, a leading global expert in plasma fractionation plant engineering design and construction, announced today that the companies have formed a strategic alliance to assist countries worldwide to become self-sufficient in the manufacture of blood plasma products Business Wire India

Tasly Pharmaceuticals Selects ICON as it Seeks First FDA Approval of a Traditional Chinese Medicine
ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR; ISIN:IE0005711209), a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that it has been selected by Tasly Pharmaceuticals ( 600535, SH)for the company’s global Phase III T89 trial Business Wire India

Facebook App ""SHARE THE PASSION"" Debut From Panasonic
Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC) (TOKYO:6752) ("Panasonic") has launched a new Facebook App "SHARE THE PASSION" for sports lovers. Business Wire India

USB-IF Announces Availability of Mobile Broadband Interface Model Specification
The USB-IF today announced its release of the Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) 1.0 Specification. Developed under the USB-IF by leading technology companies, MBIM 1.0 is a USB-based protocol for host and device connectivity for desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices Business Wire India

Accenture Launches New Brand Campaign Designed to Take Company’s “High performance. Delivered.” Positioning to Next Level
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) launched a new global brand campaign that takes its “High performance. Delivered.” positioning to the next level by demonstrating the full depth and breadth of the company’s capabilities and focusing on the value Accenture creates for its clients. Business Wire India

Tennant’s ec-H2O™ Technology Advertising Claims are Supported by its Scientific Evidence; U.K. Trading Standards Service Declines Further Investigation
Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a leading provider of sustainable cleaning technologies, learned that the Trading Standards Service of the Oxfordshire County Council, U.K., determined that advertising claims made by Tennant about its patented ec-H2O technology are supported by its scientific evidence and customer testing Business Wire India

Bloomberg Launches First Consolidated Asian ELN Platform
Bloomberg announced today a price discovery platform that will bring more transparency to the Asian market for equity linked notes (ELNs). Bloomberg's system, the first to consolidate pricing from sell-side firms, will streamline workflow for private banking desks that represent Asian high-net worth investors. Business Wire India

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