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International community needs to work together to eliminate terrorism: Patil
Appreciating Switzerland's strong and unequivocal condemnation of terrorist attacks in India, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said that the international community needs to work together to eliminate the forces of terrorism, which are inflicting wanton destruction across the globe at will. ANI

India, Thailand to collaborate in weather forecasting and tsunami warning system
India and Thailand will collaborate in weather forecasting and tsunami warning system. ANI

Monaco's Princess Charlene will live normal life doing things her way
Monaco's new princess, Charlene, has revealed that she intends to live a normal life by carrying out her royal duties in her own way. ANI

Tepco says its own emergency manual was 'useless' in tackling Fukushima disaster
A Tokyo Electric Power Company(TEPCO) report has said its emergency manual was useless in tackling the Fukushima nuclear crisis resulting from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. ANI

Chinese engineers failed to understand 'imported' high- speed rail network components' working
A corporate document review and interviews with over dozen railway employees have revealed that China's high-speed rail network was built with imported components, including signaling-system parts to prevent train collisions, which the country's engineers could not understand completely. ANI

US lawmakers blame 'partisan gridlock' for slowing country's economic revival
US Lawmakers and corporate heads have said partisan gridlock and Obama's inability to work with Congress has thwarted the country's economic revival. ANI

Disappearances in Pak becoming as chronic and common as power cuts and inflation!
Disappearances in Pakistan are becoming as chronic and common as power cuts and inflation, this northwestern city's High Court has heard. ANI

British Airways offers frequent flyers courses on surviving plane crashes
British Airways are offering its frequent passengers a four-hour course that would teach them how to survive plane crashes. ANI

Pak needs rationality, humanity and good sense to tackle religious extremism: Editorial
Pakistan needs rationality, humanity and good sense to tackle religious extremism, an editorial in A Pakistan daily has said. ANI

One-letter web addresses fetch average œ39,000 in domain name auction
Internet investors and household name companies have paid tens of thousands of pounds to buy some of the shortest online addresses ever. ANI

RAW-funded Taliban making new outfit in Karachi
Pakistan Intelligence agencies have asked the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) to beef up security for fears of further sectarian killings in Karachi. ANI

Hollywood cartoonist donates Princess Diana portrait to her charity
One of America's most popular figurative expressionist painters, Todd White is donating his striking portrait of Princess Diana to the Diana Award charity, which was set up in her memory. ANI

Brits reckon and #163; 100K lottery win will transform their lives
A new survey has revealed that millions of people across the UK believe a 100,000 pounds lottery win is all it takes to completely transform their lives. ANI

Marshall Islands now home to world's largest shark sanctuary
In a bid to end commercial fishing of sharks across a huge area of the Pacific Ocean, the Marshall Islands government has decided to create the largest shark sanctuary in the world. ANI

Pippa and beau's passionate 4.30 am kiss!
Pippa Middleton was pictured sharing a very tender kiss with beau Alex Loudon while waiting for their 4 a.m. pick-up after attending a charity boxing evening. ANI

Soon, women to replace men as main breadwinner
Men will soon lose their traditional role as the main breadwinner of the family to women, according to Britain's head of university admissions. ANI

Michelle Obama's Target trip was staged to refurbish her image, say critics
Critics have raised suspicions whether Michelle Obama's trip to Target was just an innocent shopping spree, suggesting that it was a calculated attempt to deflect criticism of the US First Lady's more expensive tastes in vacations and wardrobe. ANI

'Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan will not support Pak blindly if US attacks it'
The banned organisation Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has said that it will never support Islamabad blindly if the US attacks it in the future. ANI

Russia 'gave agents licence to kill' enemies of the state
The Russian secret service authorised the "elimination" of people living overseas who were judged to be enemies of the state and ordered the creation of special units to conduct such operations, a leaked document has said. ANI

Progress made on Afghan women's rights 'at risk', warn UK charities
Gains made on women's issues in the last ten years in Afghanistan are under serious threat, two leading British aid agencies have warned. ANI

Panetta warns Israel getting more isolated in Middle East over Palestinian impasse
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has warned that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated in the Middle East, and said the nation should restart peace talks with the Palestinians and restore good relations with Turkey and Egypt. ANI

Pak committed to bringing peace through dialogue with the Taliban:Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that his government is committed to bringing peace through dialogue with the Taliban in the tribal areas. ANI

Khar urges US to stop recriminating Pak in public
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has urged the US to stop recriminating the country in public. ANI

UK police cyber crime unit saved economy œ140m in six months
A unit of the Metropolitan Police has saved British economy more than 140 million pounds in the past six months. ANI

Coming soon: the post apocalypse 'p*rn bunker'
Adult filmmakers Pink Visual have designed their very own 'p*rn bunker' in a bid to prepare for the widely-anticipated global apocalypse that various prophetic sources have predicted will take place in late 2012. ANI

Egyptian military chief unfazed by public's growing anger over army's continued control
The head of Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, has said he is not worried about the growing public frustration over the continuance of military control in the country. ANI

Gilani says Pak for dialogue, not military action against Haqqani network
Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the Pakistan Government would first exercise the option of holding a dialogue with the Haqqani network rather than taking military action against it, to arrive at a peace settlement. ANI

Fukushima nuke plant to melt within 38 hours of another March 11 magnitude disaster
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has warned that the Fukushima nuclear plant will start melting within 38 hours, if water injections, which are cooling the plant, are hit by another earthquake and tsunami of the March 11,2011 magnitude. ANI

Singapore man allowed to have sex with Viet brides only if wife gets to watch!
A 60-year-old man from Singapore has been allowed by his wife to take home young Vietnamese brides on a condition that she gets to watch them during the "child making process". ANI

Scrabble Trickster - new scrabble with new rules!
For the first time since its invention in 1948, the rules of scrabble has been changed, which will allow the inclusion of acronyms such as lol (laugh out loud) and tbh (to be honest). ANI

Indian taxi driver in Australia avoids jail over bashing elderly woman passenger
An Indian taxi driver in Melbourne, who bashed an 81-year-old woman in his cab has avoided jail. ANI

Pakistan rejects claim of ISI role in ex-Afghan Prez Rabbani's assassination
Pakistan has rejected Afghanistan's allegations that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency was involved in the assassination of former Afghanistan President and High Peace Council leader Burhanuddin Rabbani. ANI

Ansar Burney blames vested interests for creating obstacles to Indo-Pak amity
Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney has blamed the vested interest of politicians of both India and Pakistan hampering normal ties between the two countries. ANI

Daily juggling acts crippling modern women
Modern women are struggling to cope with more than six different roles to get through their lives everyday, according to a new study. ANI

'Dalai Lama's SA visa application will not be made public
The South African government's Department of International Relations and Cooperation has said it will not make Tibetan leader Dalai Lama's visa application public. ANI

Gaddafi's son brands Interpol allegations of corruption political
Fallen Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son al-Saadi has branded Interpol's decision to put him on the most-wanted list as political. ANI

Mugabe 'secretly receiving prostate cancer treatment in Singapore'
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who is believed to be suffering from prostate cancer, is secretly receiving medical care at a private hospital in Singapore. ANI

Haqqani network denies killing ex-Afghan President Rabbani, ISI ties
The Haqqani network has denied its involvement in the assassination of the former Afghanistan President Burhannudin Rabbani and links with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. ANI

Pakistani killed Burhanuddin Rabbani, claims Afghan govt.
The Afghan government has cited investigations to claim that the killers of former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, its negotiator with the Taliban, were Pakistanis. ANI

Obama owes apology for criticizing Bush administration's security policies: Cheney
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney called the recent CIA drone strike in Yemen that killed Al-Qaeda operative Anwar Awlaki a validation of the George W. Bush administration's terrorist-fighting strategy, and has said that President Obama should apologize for criticizing his policies in the past. ANI

Pak set to grant MFN status to India
The Pakistan Government is considering granting the most favoured nation (MFN) status to India, after getting a green signal from all stakeholders. ANI

Raymond Davis charged with third-degree assault in US over parking spot fight
Raymond Davis, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractor who was freed from a Pakistani prison after the United States paid 2.3 million dollars in blood money, has been charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct for allegedly fighting with another man over a parking spot in Colorado. ANI

Top Al-Qaeda bomb maker did not die in US airstrike in Yemen
Al-Qaeda's top bomb maker has survived the recent US airstrike in Yemen that killed American terror cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, it has emerged. ANI

Civilian aid to Pak will not be axed, assures US
The United States has assured Pakistan that it would not suspend civilian economic assistance, according to Pakistani officials. ANI

Siemens PLM Software Offers first ever Free Download of Full Function Solid Edge and Femap
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that the latest full-function versions of Solid Edge® software and Femap™ software with NX™ NASTRAN® software, can be downloaded and used at no-charge for 45 days Business Wire India

Leverate Announces the Launch of Web Trader Platform Version 4.0
The Leverate WebTrader platform is the MT4-synchronized proprietary platform of Leverate that allows brokers to give their clients of a way of trading from any computer, wherever they may be located, without the need to download the platform onto their computer Business Wire India

ICF International Awarded New $21.5 Million Contract with U.S. Agency for International Development
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has won a new contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia to support the Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program Business Wire India

Belkin Realigns its Distributors in Sri Lanka
-- Strengthens foothold in SAARC region -- Appoints Trident Corporation and Brown & Company PLC as Distributors Belkin India, a leading provider of interconnectivity solutions across computing and consumer electronic devices, announced that the company has extended its operations and established presence in Sri Lanka Business Wire India

NRI to Establish a Subsidiary in India to Develop a Consulting Business
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (TOKYO:4307), a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, has announced its decision to establish a subsidiary in India to develop a consulting business. NRI has also decided to invest capital in a local research company, Market Xcel Data Matrix Pvt. Ltd Business Wire India

Groupon Launches Re-branded Website in India
Groupon today announced that it has re-branded its India business as Crazeal.com (www.crazeal.com). Earlier known as SoSasta.com, Crazeal.com (currently in Beta) will help consumers across 11 cities to experience the best of local commerce. Partnering with premium merchants, Crazeal Business Wire India

Business Wire’s Cathy Baron Tamraz and Warren Buffett Ring Bell at NYSE in Honor of Business Wire’s 50th Birthday
Business Wire’s CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz pushed the button on the opening bell at the NYSE today, ringing in the next half-century of a multigenerational, multiplatform story successful enough to convince Warren Buffett to buy the Company in 2006. Business Wire India

Quintiles Addresses Key Considerations for Successful Biosimilar Development
Regulatory and commercial considerations are the primary drivers for successful biosimilar clinical development, according to a new report from Quintiles, titled An Integrated Approach to Biosimilar Development & Commercialization Business Wire India

Luxury Home Sales in Denver, CO are up 38 Percent, as International Buyers Are Purchasing More High-End U.S. Properties
Luxury home sales in Denver, Colorado – a destination for international travelers seeking some of the world’s best skiing and mountain recreation – are up 38 percent, according to a recent report from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Business Wire India

Jefferies Enters Its 50th Year
Jefferies, the global investment banking firm, today starts its 50th year of serving clients. Incorporated on October 2, 1962, today Jefferies is a global leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. Business Wire India

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