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International News on October 10, 2011

Vice President Ansari seeks an information exchange mechanism to counter terror
Asserting that terrorism is a matter of universal concern, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has emphasized on the need for developing an elaborate mechanism with different nations to deal with this menace. ANI

Commercial ties between India, Turkey progressing in a satisfactory fashion: Ansari
Stating that India has a very good relationship developing with Turkey, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has said that the commercial ties between the two nations are progressing in a very satisfactory fashion. ANI

Vice President Ansari arrives in Turkey, economic ties and terrorism high on agenda
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today arrived in Ankara on a five-day visit to Turkey, with economic ties and terrorism being high on his agenda. ANI

Majestic Hindu temple planned for northern Nevada
Northern Nevada's first Hindu temple plans to have its own building in the near future as its ground-breaking (Bhoomi-Pooja) ceremony will be held on October 16 in Reno (USA). ANI

Nevada Nepalese celebrate Dashain with prayers and dances
Nepalese in Nevada (USA) celebrated Dashain festival in University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) with prayer, dances and sharing traditional food. ANI

1 mln pounds Leicester Hindu temple opened with parade and dances on city streets
The 1 million pounds BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Mandir opened in Belgrave section of Leicester in England on October nine with a colorful procession through city streets and two days of celebrations. ANI

Hindus send greetings to Jews on Sukkot
Hindus have sent greetings to Jewish communities world over for Jewish autumn festival Sukkot (Festival of Booths), which falls on October 12-19 this year. ANI

Is Pippa Middleton taking over party duties for Kate?
Pippa Middleton seems to be thoroughly enjoying herself these days, and having fun out in public, something which her elder sis, Kate Middleton definitely cannot indulge in unless it's a royal event. ANI

Half a dozen man-eating killer sharks invade Oz golf course
Playing golf is not so easy as it seems to be, specially in a golf course in Australia, which is considered to be the world's first shark-infested course. ANI

Nude 'drunk' driver spits on cops while being arrested
A n*ked drunk driver, charged with high-range drink driving, spat on the cops when he was being arrested in Darwin. ANI

Clinton's book release may further hit Obama's popularity for White House race
The release of former US President Bill Clinton's book, detailing his vision for improving the economy, may further hit President Barack Obama's popularity ahead of the 2012 presidential race. ANI

Fukushima begins child thyroid checkups amid nuke crisis
Fukushima has started ultrasonic thyroid exams on Sunday for the prefecture's 360,000 children aged up to 18 to monitor the health conditions of young people amid the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant crisis following the March 11 earthquake-cum-tsunami in the country. ANI

Ukrainian 'topless protesters' arrested at Kiev Euro 2012 stadium opening ceremony
A group of topless women were arrested at the opening ceremony for the Euro 2012 stadium in Kiev after they invaded the pitch as part of a feminist protest aimed to curb sex tourism in their country. ANI

Thirteen Chinese sailors killed in drug ring's first commercial ship hijack
At least 13 Chinese sailors, who were a part of crew of two hijackedships, were confirmed dead after investigators found another body on Mekong River in north Thailand's Chiang Rai Province. ANI

1,110.5-pound meatball created in Columbus sets world record
The attempt to create 2011's world record for a giant meatball at the Columbus Italian Club's meatball project, resulted in a record breaking meatball weighing 1,110.5 pounds. ANI

Environmentalists slam UK's new nuke proposal before release of Fukushima report
The UK Government has come under fire for pushing forward new nuclear plants proposal, ahead of the publication of Fukushima disaster report. ANI

US military confident of Afghan war win amid doubts over counterinsurgency's success
A top U.S. military official has expressed confidence that his country will defeat the Taliban in the Afghan war in the wake of doubts mounting over the success of counterinsurgency policy pursued by the army. ANI

Iran says 'Occupy Wall Street' protests are start of "American Spring"
An Iranian military commander has said that the protests against corporate greed spreading across the US is the beginning of an "American Spring," likening them to the uprisings that helped to remove Arab autocrats. ANI

'Fudged data' by govt behind 'sluggish' international flood aid to Pak
The United Nations has said the response of donor countries to the Sindh and Balochistan flood remains sluggish over the belief that the government figures are fudged and do not reflect the ground reality. ANI

Unity of two JKLF groups - Amanullah Khan scores a goal
Yes, it is official; two groups of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front which at time of split in 1996 accused each other for working against the interests of an independent Jammu and Kashmir have tied the 'golden knot' and have become one. ANI

Kids to be banned from blowing up balloons under new EU safety edict
New EU safety rules have imposed a ban on unsupervised children below the age of 8 from blowing balloons as they could be swallowed and cause choking. ANI

'Incredibly lucky' UK brother-sister escape near deaths 4 times
A brother and sister pair in the UK consider themselves lucky to be alive after cheating death four times in five months. ANI

Indian Americans to hold anti-corruption protest in New York on Oct.16
The Indian American community will organize a protest demonstration against corruption and against the harassment being meted out to Janata Party president Dr. Subramanian Swamy here on October 16. ANI

Oz female soldier alleges sex assault at Afghanistan military base
A female soldier serving with Australian forces in Afghanistan has logged a formal complaint of being sexually assaulted at a military base in that country last month. ANI

Pak Human Rights Commission calls on government to abolish death penalty
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has asked the Pakistan Government to abolish the death penalty. ANI

India's leadership will positively "help to shape" Asia Pacific's future:
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said India's leadership will positively "help to shape" the future not only of South and Central Asia, but also of the Asia Pacific region. ANI

Two volunteers injured in Sikh temple blast in Scotland
Two female Gurdwara volunteers have reportedly been injured in a blast at a Sikh temple in Scotland. ANI

Two NATO oil tankers torched in Pakistan
Unknown armed men torched two oil tankers in Bolan district of Balochistan province in Southwest Pakistan. ANI

Iranian actress to get 90 lashes for making film about regime's harsh restrictions on artists
An Iranian actress has been sentenced to 90 lashes and a year in jail for working in a film that highlights the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic. ANI

Drone attacks against Pak 'unacceptable': Pak FO
Pakistan Foreign Office has again said that drone attacks are against the sovereignty of the country, and will not be acceptable at any cost. ANI

Over 100 million Chinese farmers to move to urban areas over next decade
A new report has said over 100 million Chinese farmers are expected to migrate to urban areas over the next decade. ANI

Pak, US, Afghanistan should work together against terrorism: Grossman
US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman has urged Pakistan, Afghanistan to work together with the United States in the fight against terrorism. ANI

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