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Time for Pak to win "World Cup" to prove mettle on all aspects in international arena: Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said his country will emerge as a victorious nation in the international arena, insisting that it is now time for Pakistan to win the "World Cup". ANI

Pak govt. committed to empowerment of women: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said the government is committed to the cause of empowerment of women and enhancing their status and dignity in the society. ANI

Pak Islamists protest against steps to improve trade ties with India
Hundreds of Islamist activists in the Pakistani-administered Kashmir demonstrated against the government's decision to take steps to improve trade with India on Friday. ANI

Global warming due to carbon dioxide emissions may not lead to 'draconian' temperature rise
Global warming due to doubling of carbon dioxide emissions may be less severe than predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007, a new study has suggested. ANI

Sri Lanka counting "far too small" civil war deaths: Defence Secretary
Sri Lanka is on the verge of completing census of the number of civilians, who died in the final phase of the civil war, the country's Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has said. ANI

'Memogate' scandal cannot derail Pak Govt: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said any scandal cannot derail the government, and those targeting the latter would be disappointed. ANI

Russian news reader fired for showing 'middle finger' to Obama in live telecast
A top Russian female news reader has been fired for allegedly trying to show US President Barack Obama her middle finger during a live newscast. ANI

Staunch Muslim fears violent retribution over 'getting drunk, thrashing wife'
A Melbourne Court has been told that a staunch Muslim citizens had feared violent retribution after he thrashed his wife, following a binge drinking episode. ANI

'Minority Report' style pre-social network finds you friends in your hangouts
In Steven Spielberg's 'Minority Report' a specialized police department, "PreCrime" apprehends criminals based on foreknowledge provided by three psychics called 'precogs.' ANI

Over 280 UK defense ministry computers stolen or lost in past 18 months
UK Ministry of Defence(MoD) had over 280 computers lost or stolen in the past 18 months, according to official figures. ANI

Pak lawmaker slams move to ban words 'Jesus Christ' in mobile text messages
The chairman of the Sindh Assembly's Standing Committee on Minorities Affairs Saleem Khurshid Khokhar has protested the banning of the words 'Jesus Christ' in mobile text messages. ANI

Lara Bingle blasts 'ridiculous' media for calling her fat
Australian bikini model, Lara Bingle has blasted the 'ridiculous' media for focusing on her increased weight. ANI

Pak 'will not take dictation' on Pak-Iran gas line: I andB Minister
Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has sternly said that her country will not entertain or take any sort of dictation over its gas import from Iran. ANI

Iranian woman spares assailant similar fate, but courts take away payout
A woman blinded and horrifically disfigured in an acid attack by a spurned admirer is suing Iran's judiciary after accusing senior officials of cheating her out of compensation when she agreed to spare her attacker from a similar fate. ANI

Romney still faces a trust deficit with GOP voters
Mitt Romney may lead the Republican presidential field, but many GOP voters still see him as someone whose views on the issues change with the political tide. ANI

1 in 5 young Brits unemployed
A government survey has found that one in five Britons is now a NEET - not in employment, education or training. ANI

Giving MFN status to India 'not finalised' yet: Pak Textile Minister
Pakistan's Minister for Textile Minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin has said the issue of giving Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India has not been finalised as of now. ANI

Benazir Bhutto was never interested in NRO: Pak CJ
Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was never interested in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) otherwise she would not have supported the lawyers' movement. ANI

Nawaz Sharif criticises people demanding his 'real assets' declaration
Pakistan Muslim League-N President Nawaz Sharif has criticised those who have been demanding that the Sharif family declare their 'real assets'. ANI

No clearance taken from military for Sherry Rehman's appointment as Pak envoy to US: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has negated the impression that any sort of clearance was taken from the military for the appointment of Sherry Rehman as the country's ambassador to the US. ANI

Pak-UK to continue tackling 'terrorism, extremism' challenge jointly
Pakistan and the United Kingdom have reconfirmed their commitment of tackling the challenge of terrorism and extremism jointly. ANI

Pak police arrest woman for 'killing, cooking husband' in Karachi
Pakistan Police have arrested a woman, Zainab Ahmed, for killing and cooking her husband in Karachi. ANI

UK 'not in favour of' Pak taking military action against Haqqanis: Sedwill
Britain does not want Pakistan to take "military action" against the Haqqani network, British Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mark Sedwill, has said. ANI

Imran Khan's growing popularity forcing Musharraf to return to Pakistan early
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has decided to return to Pakistan earlier than he had announced due to the fast-changing political scene in the country. ANI

Ex-CIA agent says US h as lost its spy mojo
A former senior CIA officer has said that the loss of assets is not only a setback, but part of a disturbing pattern. ANI

'Bikini Girl' strips again in protest of full bodied scanner
Corinne Theile, the Californian holidaymaker who had famously stripped down to her bikini at Los Angeles International Airport in protest of 'invasive' security screening a year earlier, has stripped again. ANI

UK net migration reaches 'record high' 252,000 in 2010
The net migration in the United Kingdom had hit a record- high 252,000 in 2010, according to official data. ANI

Transition from Haqqani to Rehman as Pak envoy will be 'seamless': US
Sherry Rehman's taking over as Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States from Hussain Haqqani will be 'seamless,' a State Department spokesman has said. ANI

Giant b**bs still 'small' for model with world's largest breast implants
A US model, who had record-breaking 38KKK br**ts before being compelled to have them removed following a life-threatening infection, underwent another breast implant operation in her quest to regain her former cup size but is still unsatisfied with her giant b**bs. ANI

Presence of their partner makes more than half of women drivers nervous
More than half of the women drivers feel nervous and stressed out when their husband or boyfriends sit in the co-driver's seat, a new survey has found. ANI

Now, 'lighter than air' push up bra that boosts bust by two cup sizes
A British supermarket chain has come up with an 'aerodynamic' bra, which will boost the bust by two cup sizes without giving any sort of discomfort and fit the curve of a woman's body perfectly. ANI

Three US college students freed after detention in Egypt
Three American college students, who had been detained in Egypt for hurling fire bombs at security forces have reportedly been freed. ANI

Person is entitled to do runner if not under arrest, rules Oz's SC judge
An Australian Supreme Court judge has ruled that a person who is not under arrest is entitled to do a runner from police seeking to question them. ANI

Stiff upper lipped Brits now spend more time hugging
Far from its image as a nation with a stiff upper lip, Britons are enjoying at least 13 hugs a day. ANI

Bigg Boss' Sunny Leone is bisexual, but prefers men
Porn star Sunny Leone, who entered the Bigg Boss house recently, has claimed that she discovered she was bisexual when she was 18, but says she prefers men. ANI

Trinidad Police foils assassination plot against PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has said police have foiled a plot to assassinate her, and arrested 12 people,including cabinet members. ANI

Iran arrests 12 CIA agents for 'targeting country's nuke programme'
Iran has arrested 12 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operatives for allegedly targeting the country's miltary and nuclear programme. ANI

Glasgow- based married couple shot dead in Pakistan in suspected honour- killing
A Glosgow- based couple was shot dead by 7unknown assailants in their car in Gujrat, Pakistan. ANI

Obama's sparks outrage by omitting God in Thanksgiving speech
Barack Obama's Thanksgiving speech has caused an outrage among the public after he omitted to make a reference to God. ANI

Brits love nicknaming their cars 'Prince William' and 'Lady Gaga'
Britons give their cars nicknames after celebrities ranging from Prince William to Lady Gaga along with Rooney, Beckham and Angelina among others. ANI

Ex-Mubarak man agrees in principle to be Egyptian PM
Seventy-eight-year-old Kamal al-Ganzouri, who served under former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak from 1996 to 1999, has agreed in principle to lead a "national salvation" government after meeting with the head of the ruling army council, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi. ANI

S+S with New Service Partner in Brazil
S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH, headquartered in Schönberg, Bavaria, recently has started a cooperation with the Brazilian company ELO in Barueri, a city with a population of 274,000, 25 kilometres northwest of Sao Paulo, in the form of a service partnership Business Wire India

Dion Global Solutions Acquires Investmaster Group Limited
Dion Global Solutions (Dion) (BSE: 526927), today announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Investmaster Group Limited (Investmaster), the UK based specialist provider of wealth management and stockbroking software. The acquisition is part of Dion’s strategy to become a leading provider of a comprehensive, diversified suite of solutions to financial markets worldwide Business Wire India

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