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International News on November 26, 2011

Ranjan Mathai arrives in Kathmandu to prepare for Pranab Mukherjee's day-long visit
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai today arrived in Kathmandu to prepare for Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the country. ANI

Queen's gift shop offering royal-themed presents for Christmas
The Queen has wished her fans a happy Christmas by making royal-themed presents available for shoppers at her gift shop. ANI

Aussies 'unknowingly being converted to Islam by eating Halal meat', says minister
An Australian minister has claimed that people are unknowingly being converted to Islam as meat producers are not labelling their product as 'Halal food'. ANI

UK varsity's climategate scientists colluded with politicians to suppress global warming reports
Over 5,000 documents have been leaked online that shows the University of East Anglia's climategate scientists tried to suppress evidence and prepared reports based on flawed technique. ANI

German mum gives birth to 13-pound baby, names him 'Jihad'
An obese German woman who reportedly has gestational diabetes and most likely a metabolic disorder, gave birth to a gigantic baby boy and named him Jihad. ANI

Medvedev and Putin reveal music preferences
Dmitry Medvedev has revealed in a women's forum that he recommends listening to world music at work, while Vladimir Putin admitted his love for Russian music. ANI

New Jersey father named as chief suspect in daughter's 'honour killing'
A New Jersey resident whose daughter and son-in-law were gunned down while on a trip to Pakistan has been named as the chief suspect in the alleged 'honour killing'. ANI

Zardari asks Haqqani to take 'legal action' against Mansoor Ijaz over memo scandal
Pakistan President President Asif Ali Zardari has directed former Pakistan Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani to initiate a legal action against American businessman Mansoor Ijaz over the Memo Gate scandal. ANI

Senior PPP leaders decide 'not to reopen' cases against Zardari over NRO verdict
Senior Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leaders and a number of ministers have decided not to reopen cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, after meeting the latter last night. ANI

Black offenders in UK more likely to be jailed than Whites: Study
Black people in Britain are more likely to be sentenced to prison for certain categories of crimes than their white counterparts, an analysis has revealed. ANI

Pak ISPR terms reports of military operations in Balochistan as 'disinformation campaign'
Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has denied reports about military operations in Balochistan, and declared them baseless. ANI

Imran Khan announces plans to make his assets public
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has announced to make his assets public, including how much tax he paid. ANI

Imran Khan demands early election under 'new and transparent voters' lists
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has demanded for an early election under the new and transparent voters' lists, adding that his party would avoid alliances with political forces whose leaders' assets were abroad. ANI

Internet identity theft cost scammers 'as little as $88'
Cyber criminals can easily steal your identities and issue credit cards for as little as 88 dollars, it has been revealed. ANI

Prince Harry lives it up at Universal Studios
Prince Harry took a break from his helicopter-training course in Arizona and went for a VIP tour of the Universal Studios in Los Angeles. ANI

Syrian military vows 'to cut every evil hand' targeting nation's security forces
The Syrian military has vowed to 'cut every evil hand' that targets the country's security, and warned that recent attacks on elite security forces marked a dangerous escalation in the nation's eight-month-old turmoil. ANI

Pak 'halts' NATO supplies to protest against country's troops' killing in aerial attack
The political administration of the Khyber Agency has halted supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan after being ordered by the Pakistan Government to do so following an aerial attack that killed at least 20 troops of the country near the Pak-Afghan border. ANI

Chinese firm doesn't want Scorpios, Virgos to apply!
It is not your portfolio but your zodiac sign which counts when it comes to applying for a job in China, as a firm has published a job advertisement, which discriminates against applicants who are either Scorpios and Virgos. ANI

'Livid' Pak protests to US against country's troops' killing in NATO aerial attack
An angered Pakistan has protested against the NATO air attack on a Pakistani check post in a tribal area near the Pak-Afghan border that killed at least 20 security men, including two officers. ANI

Ongoing Syrian turmoil threatens Iraq's 'fragile security' after US troop exit
Iraq is increasingly worried that the ongoing turmoil in neighboring Syria could upset its own fragile security and fractious political order, especially as the US military is set to withdraw its last troops from the war-torn nation. ANI

British intelligence detects talk about Internet terror attack
British intelligence has reportedly picked up "talk" from terrorists planning an Internet-based attack against national infrastructure. ANI

Libya reportedly offering money, training and weapons to Syrian rebels
Syrian rebels held secret talks with Libya's new rulers in an attempt to secure weapons and money for their insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad's regime, it has emerged. ANI

Kalashnikov manufacturer targets Russian army with new rifle
The latest model of the legendary Kalashnikov rifle is due to be unveiled in December, and leaked reports in the Russian press suggest that its key feature will be that all major functions can be performed with one arm. ANI

Romney, Perry's campaign ads under scanner for conveying 'blatant lies' about Obama
Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry have come under the scanner for circulating blatant lies about US President Barack Obama through their television commercials for their political campaign. ANI

Eight Pak troops killed in NATO attack
Eight Pakistani troops have been killed at the border post of Salala in Pakistan, while four others were wounded in a NATO helicopters attack. ANI

NY hotel staff filmed 'high-fiving and dancing' after Strauss-Kahn's arrest
Speculations that former International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was the victim of a conspiracy have reignited after it emerged that staff at the hotel where he allegedly assaulted a maid, celebrated after his arrest. ANI

Rehman Malik optimistic about sending judicial commission to India within a week
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has expressed hope about sending a judicial commission to New Delhi within a week, after completion of official procedure, to expedite the trial of the accused in the 2008 militant attack case in Mumbai. ANI

'Mullah Omar pushing Pak Taliban to reconcile with govt.'
Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar is pushing Pakistani militants based in the tribal areas to strike a peace deal with the government, and advised the chief of the Haqqani network to mediate between them, a source has revealed. ANI

Memo Gate scandal raised questions about civilian govt's authority in Pak: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has admitted that the Memo Gate scandal has provoked questions about the authority of the civilian government in Islamabad. ANI

Saif Gaddafi 'requires amputation' on 'gangrenous' fingers, says doctor
A doctor, who has examined Saif- al-Islam Gaddafi's wounds, has said that he must have surgery to remove gangrenous flesh from a severed thumb and finger or face serious illness. ANI

Adolf Hitler lived in Liverpool for 5 months before World War I
Adolf Hitler stayed in Liverpool for five months before World War I in a flat which was destroyed by Luftwaffe bombers in the Second World War 30 years later, according to a new research. ANI

Aurigo Announces the Launch of Projectworks
Aurigo, a leading provider of capital project management software and services for infrastructure owners, construction management firms, architecture firms and general contractors, today announced the release of its powerful, easy to use cloud-based online construction project collaboration and document management solution. Aurigo Projectworks is now available at Business Wire India

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