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International News on November 5, 2011

Rescue of tourists stranded in Mt. Everest area begins
Rescue efforts to airlift over 2,500 people, including tourists, their porters and their guides, from Lukla in north-eastern Nepal where they have been stranded for five days, have begun. ANI

U.N. report to show Iran secretly pursuing nuke weapons
The U.N. atomic agency would reportedly reveal intelligence next week, suggesting that Iran has made computer models of a nuclear warhead and other previously undisclosed details on alleged secret work by Tehran on nuclear arms. ANI

Forty-five trapped Chinese coal miners pulled out alive, eight killed
Rescuers have pulled out the last of the 45 surviving coal miners, who were trapped for 40 hours following a rock burst in a mine in central China. ANI

Libya militias taking law into own hands
Some of Libya militias are allegedly stealing and targeting Qaddafi supporters for revenge. ANI

Syria to withdraw forces from its streets by Sunday
Syria has reportedly pledged to withdraw forces from the streets by Sunday under an Arab League-brokered "peace deal", despite opposition activists proclaiming that the regime's continued violence meant the accord was "already dead." ANI

Khar consults key civilian, military functionaries to ease trade with India
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has consulted the country's key civilian and military functionaries and discussed ways to ease the process of enhancing trade with India following the granting of the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to New Delhi. ANI

Scotland Yard arrests Sun reporter on alleged charges of bribing the police
Britain's Scotland Yard has arrested a 48-year-old reporter from News Corp.'s U.K. tabloid The Sun while conducting a probe into police bribery. ANI

USA Today/Gallup poll indicates deep voter dissatisfaction
A USA Today/Gallup poll has revealed deep voter dissatisfaction in at least twelve states of the American union. ANI

China terms US' cyber espionage accusation "unprofessional and irresponsible"
China has slammed the US accusation that it uses cyber espionage to steal sensitive economic information and technology from America, calling it "unprofessional and irresponsible". ANI

Clinton identifies faults, gives suggestions to Obama administration in new book
Former US President Bill Clinton has claimed in his new book that the Obama administration has made two major political mistakes in recent years. ANI

Cleaner wipes off valuable piece of art
A cleaning woman in a German museum scrubbed away what she thought was a stain on a valuable sculpture, not realizing it was part of the paint meant to look like a rain puddle, and damaged the artwork beyond repair. ANI

Australia's student visa program 'corrupted'
The Australian government's migration program, which is designed to attract thousands of young, highly skilled students to fill Australian jobs, has been "corrupted" by a Melbourne man who created a sophisticated scam that rorted the system. ANI

2012 polls 'least of my concerns' at the moment: Obama
US President Barack Obama has said that the 2012 election is the 'least of his concerns' at the moment. ANI

Musharraf not among seven people indicted in Benazir Bhutto murder case
Former Pakistan President Pervaiz Musharraf has not been indicted by the Rawalpindi anti-terrorist court (ATC) in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case. ANI

Pippa Middleton slammed for $1.5m party planning book deal
Pippa Middleton has been criticised for cashing in on her relations with the royal family by trying to land a 1.5 million-dollar deal to write a party planning book. ANI

Male tourists faint on kissing br**ts of sex workers in Phuket
Many male tourists who visited Phuket for sex found themselves losing consciousness after kissing the br**ts of sex workers. ANI

2,000 Japanese men set shaving record
A world record was set on Thursday with over 2000 men shaving simultaneously during an event held in Japan and abroad. ANI

Pak Judicial commission to visit India to probe 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks
A Pakistani judicial commission would reportedly visit India soon to interview some key people in connection with the investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

US should continue providing financial aid to Pakistan: Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the US should continue providing financial assistance to Pakistan, and warned that disengaging at this stage would undermine America's national security interests. ANI

Greek PM Papandreou calls for coalition to form govt. after winning no-confidence vote
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has decided to step down despite winning a no-confidence vote on Saturday to make way for a coalition government. ANI

Expectant South African couple discover they are brother and sister
A South African couple found out that they are brother and sister when their parents met just before their wedding. ANI

Half of Brit adults think youth are 'violent animals'
Almost half of British adults think their children are becoming "feral", a new survey has suggested. ANI

Florida boy suspended for hugging female student
A US student was suspended for hugging his female friend because his school has a zero-tolerance policy on any kind of public display of affection. ANI

Oz boss sued for 'sexually harassing employee, forcing her to model underwear'
An Australian retail chain boss has been sued for sexually harassing a female employee, allegedly forcing her to model underwear in his office and secretly photograph competitors' goods. ANI

'Strauss-Kahn took prostitute to IMF office in Washington'
Dominique Strauss-Kahn reportedly took a prostitute to his office at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters in Washington. ANI

Mullah Omar warns Taliban to protect Afghan civilians or face sharia punishment
Taliban's supreme cleric Mullah Omar has warned that his group's soldiers would face sharia justice if they kill or injure innocent Afghan civilians without taking precautions. ANI

Pak moving 'mated' nuclear weapons on congested roads to hide them from US, Indian spy agencies
Pakistan's Strategic Plans Division (SPD), which has custodial responsibility for the country's nuclear assets, has started moving them in civilian-style delivery vans on congested and dangerous roads post-Osama bin Laden raid, making the weapons more vulnerable to theft by jihadists simply to hide them from the United States, according to a joint report in two US magazines. ANI

Now, attempt made to hurl shoe at Musharraf
A person attempted to assault former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf by hurling a shoe at him. ANI

'We must move in the direction of decontrolling more and more prices,' says PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today defended the latest hike in petrol prices, saying that there should be further deregulation of fuel prices. ANI

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