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'Sexting' voted 'worst technology jargon' to enter lexicons this year
The term 'sexting' has been chosen as the most irritating phrase to enter lexicons this year. ANI

More people prefer to date online today than in clubs and bars
Online dating seems to be increasingly gaining popularity after a survey indicated that a high number of people now prefer to meet their partners through the virtual medium rather than meeting them in bars and clubs. ANI

Man arrested for alleged sexual encounter with neighbor's dog
A Tennessee man has been arrested charged with criminal offense against an animal for allegedly having sex with his neighbor's dog. ANI

Now, smokeable caffeine to give same kick as large cup of coffee!
The creator of wacky products like smokeable chocolate, has now come out with a new innovation, which gives the same caffeine kick as a large cup of coffee minus the bad breath and calories. ANI

Mother charged for forcing 6-year-old daughter to videotape group sex acts
Authorities in Texas have arrested a Dallas woman, who continuously forced her 6-year-old daughter to film her group sex acts with six men using her cellphone. ANI

Do's and Don'ts of office romance!
Think you have found 'the one' for you in the office? Want to escape all the rumours and behind-your-back talking by colleagues? Then here's what to and what not to do in case you have found your match in your very own office. ANI

Nearly 25 percent of Chinese women suffer domestic violence: Survey
Around 25 percent of women in China have experienced some form of domestic violence, a survey has revealed. ANI

Oz Defence Minister warns 'nation faces long term risk from international terrorism'
Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith has warned that the nation will face the risk of international terrorism for a long period of time. ANI

Michelle Obama wears what she loves
Michelle Obama has revealed that when choosing her daily looks, she depends on practicality rather than going for labels. ANI

China in grief, outraged with lack of people's morality over 'hit-and-run' toddler's death
China is mourning the death of a toddler that was run over by a car recently. People said this should be a "wake up call" for all to ensure such incidents don't happen in the future again. ANI

Pak NA Opposition Leader expresses serious concerns over granting MFN status to India
The Opposition Leader in Pakistan's National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, has expressed serious concerns over the government's decision to grant Most-Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India. ANI

Pak, US mutually to blame for tattered bilateral ties: Musharraf
Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said that both Pakistan and the United States are mutually to blame for bilateral ties that remain plagued by "total mistrust" and have hit a new low. ANI

Canadian protesters demand Bush's "arrest" over war crimes
Hundreds of protestors have asked the Canadian authorities to arrest former US President George W Bush for war crimes after he reached a Surrey hotel on Thursday. ANI

China's first Mars probe to be launched in November
China's first Mars probe is likely to be launched between November 8 and November 20, after being delayed for two years, a scientist has said. ANI

Russian 'spy' girl boasts Kremlin had thanked her for 'disabling half of NATO'
A suspected Russian 'spy', who allegedly had affairs with a British MP and a defence chief, joked with MI5 officers that the Kremlin had thanked her for 'disabling half of NATO'. ANI

Syrian opposition leaders warn 'Assad will be next to fall'
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime will probably be the next group of tyrants to be thrown out of power, opposition leaders in the country have warned. ANI

Career girls delaying giving birth to babies till their 30's
Working women in the UK are mostly giving birth to babies after crossing the age of 30 these days, according to official reports. ANI

Pak must hit Haqqanis in 'days and weeks, not months and years': Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reiterated that Pakistan must take action against the Haqqani militant network. ANI

Hina Khar admits terror safe havens exist in Pak border region
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has acknowledged that terror safe havens exist on the Pakistani side of the border with Afghanistan, but steered clear of using the 'H-word' despite having been questioned about the Haqqani network a number of times. ANI

Passing moods can influence 'rational decisions'
A new study has claimed that passing moods and deeply embedded human impulses can influence us while making "rational decisions". ANI

Obama deserves credit for Gaddafi's downfall in Libya: Romney
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has said President Barack Obama deserves credit for the downfall of the Gaddafi regime in Libya. ANI

Indian-American student to face trial in Feb for Rutgers webcam spying case
An Indian-origin student in America's Rutgers University, who was accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man, will stand trial in February next year after he refused a plea deal that would have limited his time behind bars to five years. ANI

Can democratic Libya stabilize, unify divided country post-Gaddafi era?
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Gaddafi's death a great "victory" for Obama: McCain
Republican Senator John McCain (Arizona) has termed the death of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi as a "victory" for US President Barack Obama. ANI

Pakistan attacked India four times since 1947, claims ex Pak Air Chief Asghar Khan
The controversial remarks made at a book launching event by Air Marshal (retired) Asghar Khan- that Pakistan had attacked India four times since 1947- brought him strong criticism by participants of the ceremony. ANI

'Obama says graying hair is genetic, not stress related'
US President Barack Obama has revealed that the reason for his graying hair was genetic and not stress. ANI

Steve Jobs regretted delaying cancer surgery by nine months
Steve Jobs, the visionary Apple co-founder who died earlier this month at 56, admitted to biographer Walter Isaacson that for nine months he refused to undergo surgery for his pancreatic cancer. ANI

Pakistani American among two charged in 'Jihad Jane' terror plot in US
The United States has charged two men of allegedly helping a Pennsylvania woman known as "Jihad Jane" provide material support to terrorists. ANI

Chinese 'car-hit' toddler's death questions collapsing social trust system there
The Chinese toddler who was run over by a car and remained unaddressed for long by passerby's has died, leading to a question mark about the apparent collapsing social trust system. ANI

JuD says India not most favoured, but 'most hated nation' for Pakistan
The banned terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) has strongly criticised the Pakistan Government for its 'principled' decision to grant the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India. ANI

Gaddafi had "slightly eerie obsession" with me: Condoleezza Rice
Former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed on Thursday, had a "slightly eerie obsession" with ex-US Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice, and referred to her as his "African Princess," she writes in an excerpt from her memoirs published on Thursday ANI

Lockerbie bombing victims' kins fear truth about atrocity will be lost following Gaddafi's death
The death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has raised suspicion among relations of Lockerbie bombing victims that they might never know the truth about the atrocity. ANI

Hillary, Gilani agree to reduce US-Pak tensions
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani have agreed to reduce tensions caused by threats of unilateral action in Pakistan by several top US military leaders, according to a media report attributed to unnamed officials. ANI

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy confirms newborn daughter's name to be Giulia
The first lady of the French Republic Carla Bruni has finally confirmed the name of her newborn daughter as Giulia. ANI

Meet the Mizo man who has 39 wives and 94 children!
A man from the Baktawng village in the Indian state of Mizoram is said to have 'The World's Biggest Family' with 39 wives, 94 children, 14 daughter-in-laws and 33 grandchildren. ANI

Chavez declares he is 'free of cancer'
Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, has declared that he is free of cancer, four months after successful surgery to remove a tumour. ANI

Gaddafi killed in 'crossfire between his supporters and rebel fighters'
Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed in a crossfire after an assault on his birthplace of Sirte, the prime minister of the Libyan transitional government has said. ANI

US must 'give peace a chance' as envisaged in Pak's APC resolution: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has called upon US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to give peace a chance as envisaged in the All Parties Conference (APC) resolution, which reflects the sentiments of the nation. ANI

Pakistan's military command reviews strategy against backdrop of Clinton's visit
Pakistan's military command held a meeting on Thursday to discuss its strategy against the backdrop of a high-level US delegation's arrival in Islamabad. ANI

Pakistan must 'take lead' on Afghan reconciliation talks with Taliban: Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that Pakistan must take the lead in the Afghan reconciliation process. ANI

US warns Pak of unilateral strikes unless it ends double game on terror
An unusually powerful US delegation has arrived in Pakistan to deliver the warning that the United States would act unilaterally, if necessary, to attack extremist groups that use the country as a haven to kill Americans, according to a senior American official. ANI

Sucden Financial offers SGX cleared Iron Ore Swap Contracts
Sucden Financial has announced that it can now offer its clients access to iron ore swap contracts cleared on the Singapore Exchange, in addition to LCH.Clearnet. Business Wire India

New Boehringer Ingelheim Hepatitis C Data to Be Presented at AASLD
For Non-US Media Only Business Wire India

Xpress Money Ties up with KwartaGram – Adds 300+ Agent Locations
Xpress Money, one of the leaders in the instant money transfer service has partnered with KwartaGram – a trusted money transfer provider in the region. As one of their super agents in the Philippines, KwartaGram brings to Xpress Money 180+ flagship locations plus more than 800 sub agent locations operating under them. Business Wire India

WNS (Holdings) Limited Announces Details of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider, today announced that it will hold an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, beginning at 11.00 am (Jersey time), atQueensway House, Hilgrove Street, St Helier, Jersey JE1 1ES, Channel Islands Business Wire India

CARTES & IDentification 2011: 16th Edition of the SESAMES Awards at the Automobile Club de France
Organized as part of the CARTES & IDentification trade show, the SESAMES Awards reward the best technological innovations in terms of digital security and smart technology since 1995. The SESAMES Awards are now the world reference for smart card manufacturers and their environment Business Wire India

Galderma Announces Positive US Pivotal Interim 6-Month Results for EMERVEL Classic Lidocaine Compared to Juvederm Ultra
Galderma Pharma S.A., had announced positive interim 6-month results from an ongoing U.S. pivotal clinical study investigating the safety and efficacy of EMERVEL Classic Lidocaine compared to Juvederm Ultra in the treatment of moderate to severe nasolabial folds Business Wire India

Sequans Enters Agreement with Fujitsu Semiconductor
Sequans Communications S.A Business Wire India

Sequans Unveils Next-Generation FDD and TDD LTE Chips and Global LTE Platforms
4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) had introduced three new FDD and TDD LTE baseband chips, a companion RF chip, and two new LTE platforms, supporting all global FDD and TDD LTE networks. The chips represent the state of the art in LTE semiconductor technology Business Wire India

Hilton Worldwide Announces LightStay™ Sustainability Measurement System 2010 Results
Today, Hilton Worldwide and its portfolio of 10 hotel brands announced the 2010 results of LightStay, its sustainability measurement system. Since the introduction of LightStay, the company continues to improve sustainability and economic performance and saved more than $74 million in utility costs as a result of the following reductions: Business Wire India

Hungarian Academy of Sciences: New Directions of Science to Evolve
The fifth World Science Forum on 17-19 November in Budapest deals with today’s changing landscape of science Business Wire India

Gemalto Named 2011 Industry “Company of the Year” by L’Usine Nouvelle
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it has been distinguished with the “2011 Industry Company of the Year” award from L’Usine Nouvelle1, a reference publication in the industrial and technological space Business Wire India

World Exclusive: AFP Is the First News Agency to Transmit Photo of Dead Moamer Kadhafi
Agence France-Presse was the first agency to have a picture of Moamer Kadhafi’s body after he was captured and killed in Sirte on Thursday. Business Wire India

AGCO Names Dr. Helmut Endres Head of Global Engineering
AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, today appointed Dr. Helmut Endres as Senior Vice President, Engineering, Worldwide. “We are pleased with the appointment of Dr Business Wire India

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