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India is committed to assist Nepal in processes of historic change: Mukherjee
Asserting that India is committed to assist the government and people of Nepal in these processes of historic change, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said relations with Kathmandu are and will continue to be a matter of the highest priority for New Delhi. ANI

Outrage after Norway school segregates ethnic students as white kids were feeling 'in minority'
A Norwegian school has sparked a race row after segregating ethnic minority classmates because white children were feeling 'in the minority.' ANI

'iPlods' to tackle cyber crime in UK
The UK government has planned to set up a special cyber crime unit that would deal with the growing number of online attacks. ANI

UK government to ban criminals, cyber bullies from Internet
Criminals who commit offences online and cyber bullies will be banned from the internet as part of British government's new cyber security strategy. ANI

Hina Rabbani Khar slams linking Zardari to memogate scandal as 'ludicrous'
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has described linking President Asif Ali Zardari to the memogate scandal as "ridiculous". ANI

Harvard Prof Ferguson threatens to sue Indian writer Pankaj Mishra over 'racist' claims
Harvard Professor and historian Niall Ferguson has threatened to sue an Indian author and essayist Pankaj Mishra, if he does not apologize for accusing the former of being a racist. ANI

Oz parliamentary probe likely to 'cut red tape' obstructing foreign doctors from practice
An Australian parliamentary probe will likely call on the country's government to cut through the "bizarre" bureaucracy obstructing foreign doctors from practising in Australia.t will also recommend establishing an independent body to hear doctors' appeals over complex registration system for physicians. ANI

UK fears terrorists' may enter country due to border check staff strike
Foreign terrorists, gangsters and paedophiles are expected to take full advantage of the chaos at ports and airports due to the strike by border check staff. ANI

Now, real estate named after Kate
Real estate developers in Duchess Catherine's home of Bucklebury have named a new housing development 'Catherine Place' in her honour. ANI

Kayani condemns 'blatant and unacceptable' NATO attack
Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has strongly condemned NATO/ISAF 'blatant and unacceptable' attack that killed up to 28 Pakistani soldiers. ANI

'Kayani meets NATO chief in Afghanistan to strengthen security at Pak-Afghan border'
The head of the Pakistan Army met the head of NATO's Afghan forces on Friday, in yet another sign that previously damaged ties between the military establishments of Pakistan and the US are healing. ANI

Pak official says 'enough is enough' to protest against NATO attack
The recent attack on Pakistani troops has angered most civil and military leaders, with some saying 'enough is enough,' to describe their disappointment over air raids in the country. ANI

Taliban being paid 100 pounds a month to give up fighting
Members of the Taliban who agree to give up fighting are being paid 100 pounds a month and will be allowed to keep their guns under a new initiative to end the insurgency. ANI

Oz opposition leader says Asian language should be mandatory for schoolchildren
Australia's Deputy Opposition Leader, Julie Bishop, has put forward a proposal under which learning an Asian language would be mandatory for schoolchildren. ANI

'Iran will target NATO's missile shield in Turkey if threatened'
Iran will target NATO's missile shield in neighbouring Turkey if it is threatened by military action, the commander of the aerospace division of the Revolutionary Guards has said. ANI

Now, home brewery kit that can make 40 pints of beer in just 7 days!
A New Zealand company has come up with a home-brewery kit that they claim can produce 40 pints of beer in just seven days, and the process has been designed to be as simple as possible. ANI

Morocco likely to become second Arab nation to bring Islamist party to power
An Islamist party, Justice and Development Party (PJD) will likely win the first parliamentary elections in Morocco. ANI

Pippa's closeness to Kate 'led to break up with boyfriend'
Alex Loudin may have dumped Pippa Middleton because of her close relationship with her sister Kate. ANI

ElBaradei offers to lead Egyptian coalition over protests against new interim head
Former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei has said he would abandon his presidential bid if he was needed to lead an interim government "so as to be completely neutral in the interim period". ANI

US asked to vacate "Shamsi airbase within 15 days"
Pakistan has reportedly asked the United States to vacate the Shamsi airbase within 15 days. ANI

Facebook to face crackdown over 'eavesdropping' on users' info to help advertisers
Facebook will face crackdown on how it exploits its users personal information by selling it to advertisers. ANI

Strauss-Kahn may have been 'victim of plot to destroy him,' says his lawyer
Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused of trying to rape a New York hotel maid, may have been the victim of a conspiracy to 'destroy him as a political force', his US lawyer has said. ANI

Pak calls Munter to lodge protest over NATO attack
On the instructions from Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir called in US Ambassador Cameron Munter to lodge a strong protest on the unprovoked NATO/ISAF attack on Pakistan border posts in the Mohmand Agency. ANI

"Senior US officials" in touch with Pak to "express condolences" for NATO attack on country's troops
Senior US civilian and military officials are reportedly marinating contact with their Pakistani counterparts to deal with their outrage following the outright NATO attack that killed up to 28 Pakistani troops in the country's border checkpost. ANI

'Pak troops killing incident' will not go beyond 'closing NATO supply routes for few days': Analysts
Defence analyst Asad Munir has said that the incident of the NATO attack on Pakistani troops 'will not damage' the relationship between Washington and Islamabad, as the issue would not go beyond closing of NATO supply routes for a few days. ANI

Secret behind Duchess of Cambridge's stunning smile revealed!
The secret behind Kate's dazzling smile is gleaming imperfection. ANI

Russian Prez flaunts dancing skills during school visit
Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev showed off his dancing skills and played patty-cake during an official school visit. ANI

Future job seekers should use holiday season to build networks
Youngsters who will be seeking jobs in the near future should utilize this holiday season as an opportunity to expand networks and build new contacts, advises an US expert. ANI

US-Pak ties on "much more slippery slope now" following NATO attack: Ex-Pak envoy
Maleeha Lodhi, the former Pakistani diplomat who served twice as Ambassador to the United States and has close ties to the Pakistani military, has said that the relationship between both the countries will be "much more slippery slope now" following the NATO attack on the Pakistani troops. ANI

Pak to 'immediately halt NATO/ISAF logistics supply' over NATO attack on country's troops
Pakistan has ordered a review of all cooperation with the US and NATO after the alliance's attacks on a Pakistani army checkpoint, with reports saying that a committee headed by Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has decided to 'close with immediate effect NATO/ISAF logistics supply'. ANI

Massive protests in Yemen over Saleh's 'immunity from prosecution' deal
Hundreds of thousands of youths protested across Yemen in opposition to a recent agreement that grants President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution in return for leaving office. ANI

Zardari terms NATO attack on Pak troops 'violation of Pakistan's sovereignty'
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the NATO helicopters' attack on Pakistani troops in two Pakistan Army border posts in Mohmand Agency, terming it a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty. ANI

Roger Bushell's private letters donated to Imperial War Museum
Private letters of Roger Bushell, which shed light on the eventful life of the man behind the breakout of 76 men from a German prison camp, have been handed over to the Imperial War Museum. ANI

Brits won't be able to sue bosses for injuries 'if it's their fault'
New health and safety norms in Britain could mean that workers will no longer be able to sue their employers if they are injured because of their own mistakes. ANI

Bahrain cabinet not to quit over government's brutal crackdown on protestors: Foreign Minister
Bahrain Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa has said the cabinet will not resign over the government's brutal crackdown on protestors though he admitted that he was shocked by the abuses perpetrated on the civilians. ANI

Arab League drafts sanctions against Syria as punishment for crackdown on protestors
The Arab League has drafted a series of economic sanctions, which will be imposed on Syria as a punishment for the government's brutal crackdown on protestors. ANI

Sarkozy's party deny tapping Strauss-Kahn's Blackberry phone
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's party has dismissed allegations that it was behind tapping shamed former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's mobile phone at the time he was arrested in May for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel maid. ANI

Yemen says snap presidential elections will be held on Feb 21
Yemeni Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has announced that early presidential elections would take place on February 21. ANI

'NATO helicopters acted in self-defence while killing Pak troops'
An attack by NATO aircraft on Pakistani troops that killed up to 28 soldiers was an act of self-defence, a report has claimed. ANI

Suspected militants blows up railway tracks in three Pak cities
Suspected militants blew up railway tracks in three cities--Nawabshah, Hyderabad and Mehrabpur early Sunday morning, disrupting train services. ANI

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