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Pippa Middleton signs 400k pounds party-planning book deal
Pippa Middleton has secured a six-figure book deal to write a guide on party planning, which is set to be released in time for Christmas next year. ANI

Salman Rushdie spotted with new girl Devorah Rose
Literary giant Salman Rushdie has been spotted spending quality time with Social Life Magazine editor-in-chief Devorah Rose, according to reports. ANI

US vows 'full probe' into deadly cross-border NATO airstrike in Pakistan
The United Sates has vowed to probe a NATO cross-border airstrike that had killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. ANI

UK Muslim medical students boycotting lectures on evolution saying it 'clashes with Koran'
A growing number of Muslim students in one of Britain's leading medical Universities are boycotting lectures on evolution claiming it conflicts with creationist ideas established in the Koran. ANI

Army colonel asks junior officers to dress like Princes William and Harry
Colonel Barry Jenkins of the Royal Artillery Regiment has instructed male officers to follow the lead set by Princes William and Harry when wearing civilian clothes. ANI

London Mayor Boris Johnson voted UK's most influential man
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has triumphed over Prime Minister David Cameron to be named the most influential man in the United Kindom. ANI

Over 1000 women, child rights violation cases in Ivory Coast: Report
Human rights of over 1000 women and children have been severely violated in the Ivory Coast, with one child being raped every 36 hours, a report has warned. ANI

Syria isolated as Arab League imposes economic sanctions
Syria, a nation that is already facing a growing military insurgency, has been left isolated after its Arab neighbours voted for an unprecedented package of sanctions after it failed to stop its crackdown on anti-government protesters. ANI

Quarter of OZ bosses screen CVs on social networking sites
More than a quarter of Australian bosses are using social networking sites to screen job candidates, a new survey has found. ANI

British pupils' social mobility gap wider than other nations
The education gap between the disadvantaged and "privileged" pupils is wider in the UK as compared to than elsewhere in the developed world, a new study has found. ANI

China yet to act on Japan cyber attack complaint
There has been little progress from the Chinese side to a Japanese request to help probe a cyber attack that took place earlier this year on the computer system of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. ANI

Pak expresses its 'rage' to US,UK over deadly cross-border NATO airstrike
Pakistan has expressed its "rage" to the United States over cross-border NATO air strikes that killed 24 soldiers, and ordered a full-scale review of its alliance with the US and NATO. ANI

US urged to push hardball approach despite Pak rage over NATO airstrike
The United States has made several overtures in response to the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers in a cross-border NATO airstrike, with some observers even suggesting that the Obama administration should respond with a tougher approach. ANI

Strauss-Kahn's supporters demand probe into new 'email hacking' claims
Shamed former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's supporters have appealed to French authorities to launch an investigation into new claims that President Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party may have improperly accessed his personal email. ANI

US students arrested for hurling Molotov cocktails in Cairo 'threatened to be shot'
One of the three American students who were arrested in Cairo for throwing Molotov cocktails during Tahrir Square protests has revealed that they were beaten and threatened with death by the Egyptian authorities. ANI

NATO's regret over cross-border attack is not enough: Pakistan Army
The Pakistan Army today said that the NATO cross-border airstrike which killed 24 soldiers and wounded at least a dozen others can lead to serious consequences. ANI

China 'deeply shocked' over Pakistan troop deaths in NATO airstrike
China today said that it was "deeply shocked" about the NATO cross-border air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and wounded at least a dozen others. ANI

Brit employees waste 2 weeks a year looking up lost information
Office workers in Britain waste almost two weeks a year sifting through emails and electronic documents searching for lost information on their computers, a new study has found. ANI

Duchess Kate's beauty secrets revealed!
The Duchess of Cambridge may be a style icon in her own right but the scrutiny that comes with joining the royal family means that she has acquired more beauty tips to look good all the time. ANI

Harry Potter Hogwarts banquets to teach table manners to Brit kids
Students from one of the poorest parts of England attended Harry Potter style banquets to learn how to hold a knife and fork. ANI

NATO to hand over 18 areas in second stage of Afghan takeover
Afghan forces will assume control of security in 18 areas of the country from NATO, which would bring half of the country's population under the government's nominal authority. ANI

'Anti-semitism' crimes in Oz increased by 31 percent in 2010-11
Incidents of harassment and intimidation against Jews in Australia increased by 31 percent to 517 between October 1, 2010 and September 30 this year, the Jewish community's annual report has shown. ANI

Banned terror outfit JuD openly tells Pak youth to prepare for jihad against US
Leaders of the banned terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) have urged the Pakistan army to give a "befitting response" for the cross-border NATO airstrike which killed 24 soldiers wounded at least a dozen others. ANI

Sacked Heathrow saleswoman sues employers over Muslim workers' 'Christian hate campaign'
A woman, who claims to have been harassed by Muslim fundamentalists' at the workplace due to her Christian beliefs, has sued her former employers. ANI

Assange calls UK press most 'credit-stealing, credit-whoring, backstabbing industry'
Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle blowing website WikiLeaks, has launched a scornful attack on British journalism, calling it the most 'credit-stealing, credit-whoring, backstabbing industry' he has ever seen. ANI

Ex-Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi joins Imran Khan's party
Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has formally joined cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). ANI

Pippa Middleton spotted with new mystery guy at ATP tennis match
Photographs of Pippa Middleton with a mystery man watching the final of the ATP World Tour tennis tournament at the O2 in London have emerged. ANI

Prince William saves seamen in dramatic air rescue
Prince William made a dramatic rescue of two shipwrecked sailors from a raging sea, but five other missing crewmen were feared drowned on the night of November 27. ANI

Personal info of 13 million South Korean online gamers hacked
Personal information of over 13 million subscribers of a popular online game MapleStory in South Korea has been leaked by hackers. ANI

Pak threatens to derail Afghan endgame over troop deaths in NATO airstrike
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has threatened to review the country's role in facilitating the United States' talks with insurgents and re-think participation in next month's Bonn conference. ANI

Japan 'gangster son' Toru Hashimoto wins Osaka ballot
Voters in the Japanese city of Osaka have elected the self-proclaimed son of a gangster Toru Hashimoto over incumbent Kunio Hiramatsu as the new mayor. ANI

Pakistan troop deaths 'tragic unintended incident': NATO chief
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that he has offered his condolences to Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani over the "tragic, unintended" deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers in a cross-border airstrike. ANI

Medvedev plans to 'punish guilty over Russian space mishaps'
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has raised the prospect of criminal prosecution for space mishaps following a series of embarrassing launch failures his country has suffered over the past year. ANI

Sacked Russian anchor says Obama 'middle-finger insult' was misunderstanding
A Russian newsreader, who lost her job for making an insulting one-finger gesture at the camera while speaking about US President Barack Obama, has said that it was just a misunderstanding and accused her critics of having a sense of humour failure. ANI

Iran votes to expel UK envoy over recent sanctions
Iran's parliament has voted to expel British ambassador to Tehran, Dominic Chilcott, in the wake of recent economic sanctions imposed by the West over the Islamic regime's disputed nuclear programme. ANI

Iran threatens to bomb Turkey if US or Israel attack its nuke facilities
A senior Iranian military commander has said his nation would target Turkey if US or Israel tries to attack its nuclear installations. ANI

Brit museum to reveal 20 objects from Shakespeare's time
A new radio series being developed by BBC and The British Museum will showcase 20 objects that reveal a fascinating insight into Shakespeare's time. ANI

Microsoft files for patent on monitoring employee behaviour
Microsoft has filed a patent for covering a computer system that can monitor the behaviour of employees while also assigning positive or negative scores to each action. ANI

CREDIT BANK OF MOSCOW’s IFRS Net Income for 9 Months of 2011 up by 29.1% Compared to 9 months of 2010, to RUB 2,356 mln
CBM has summed up its performance for 9 months of 2011 under international financial reporting standards (IFRS). Business Wire India

S+S USA Subsidiary Relocated to Chicago
S+S Inspection Inc, the US subsidiary of the Bavarian company S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH, has relocated its headquarters from Niagara, New York, to Bartlett, Illinois, near Chicago. Bartlett is about 20 minutes from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Reloca-tion had become necessary because S+S intends to clearly expand its North America business operations Business Wire India

The UK Celebrates London 2012 with a 12-week Nationwide Festival of the World’s Best Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual art, Literature, Film and Fashion
London 2012 launched the programme for the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK, opening on Midsummer’s Day 21 June and running until 9 September 2012 Business Wire India

A Revolution in Minimally Invasive Imaging: GE Healthcare Unveils New Category of Interventional Imaging Systems
At RSNA 2011, GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) will reveal the Discovery IGS 730, the first Interventional X-ray system designed to capture the advantages of both floor- and ceiling-mounted systems Business Wire India

Syngenta’s Swiss Parent Company Must Appear & Defend Illinois Atrazine-Contamination Lawsuit Filed by Korein Tillery
A federal judge in Southern Illinois has ordered the Swiss parent company of Atrazine-maker Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. (SCPI) to appear in his court to a defend a water-contamination lawsuit brought by Midwestern public water providers filed by Korein Tillery of St. Louis Business Wire India

Ace Asia Pacific Appoints Wim Matthys as Regional Senior Risk Engineer, Asia Pacific
ACE Asia Pacific, a part of the ACE Group of Companies, global leaders in insurance and reinsurance, today announced the appointment of Wim Matthys as Regional Senior Risk Engineer, Asia Pacific. Business Wire India

WWF Recognises Oriflame’s Commitment to Sustainable Palm Oil
Oriflame, the international beauty company selling direct, today announced that the company has been awarded 8.5 out of 9 points in the latest Palm Oil Buyers’ Scorecard compiled by WWF – World Wide Fund For Nature (also known as World Wildlife Fund) Business Wire India

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