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Brit bride spends wedding night in jail after drunken brawl
A newly-wed bride in the UK landed up behind the bars on her wedding night after a drunken brawl with her neighbour. ANI

UK's two million mixed race population may form biggest ethnic minority
A new research has suggested that the UK has two million people of mixed origin, who perhaps form the nation's biggest ethnic minority, outnumbering blacks and the Indian origin population. ANI

White House to announce new computer security rules for classified documents
The White House is set to issue an executive order to replace flawed computer security measures, which were exposed after a huge stockpile of classified government documents was disclosed to a whistle blower site, WikiLeaks. ANI

Envy, disengagement may lead to workplace sabotage
A new study has revealed that employees who envy co-workers are more likely to sabotage their work. ANI

Employees 'open to pay cuts for workplace flexibility'
A new survey has found that most workers are willing to give up their pay for more flexibility at work. ANI

Knox may donate some part of book, TV deal money to Kercher's family
Amanda Knox may consider donating some of the proceeds of her expected book and television deal to the family of murder victim Meredith Kercher, her relatives have suggested. ANI

UK to provide emergency shelter, flood-resistant homes to Pak flood victims
The United Kingdom will provide emergency shelter and flood resistant homes to over 0.25 million people made homeless by this year's devastating floods in southern Pakistan, UK International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has announced. ANI

Pak should have striven to become part of Indo-Afghan strategic alliance: German official
Pakistan should have striven for becoming part of the strategic pact between Afghanistan and India, to make the agreement more comprehensive for lasting peace in the region, German Parliamentary State Secretary Gudrun Kopp has said. ANI

Palin's 'cottage industry' faces collapse after White House race departure
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's departure from the 2012 US presidential race has cast a lull over the media industry and half-dozen publishing houses, who were tracking her election plans long after the Republican campaign pushed her into the background. ANI

ESPN "parts ways" with Hank Williams Jr. over 'Obama-Hitler' comparison
ESPN has parted ways with American country singer-songwriter-cum-musician Hank Williams Jr. after he compared President Barack Obama to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler during a TV interview, but the singer says that he quit willingly. ANI

Pak Navy deserter caught in Japan four years after disappearance
A former Pakistani sailor has been arrested in Ibaraki Prefecture for overstaying his time in Japan by over four years, according to police. ANI

Pak's ISI has ties with militant outfit active in Afghanistan: Robert Gates
Pakistan's intelligence agency has ties to a militant group active in Afghanistan, former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said. ANI

Pak Army hints North Waziristan military operation not on cards
The Pakistan Army has hinted that it has no plans to launch a military operation, in an obvious reference that the much-debated North Waziristan offensive is not on the cards. ANI

2011 Nobel Peace Prize goes to three women
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 has been awarded to three women-Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman. ANI

Nawaz Sharif claims Musharraf wanted to hang him
Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has claimed that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf wanted to hang him, but he was coward. ANI

After Awlaki, secret CIA panel deciding which Americans to be included in its "kill list"?
A secret government panel is deciding which other Americans apart from al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki can be included in the Central Intellegence Agency's (CIA) "kill list," a new report has claimed. ANI

Police go on 27-mile low-speed chase to stop pensioner from driving
A 76-year-old British pensioner, who reportedly led police on a 27-mile low-speed chase at 10mph, finally stopped her car after an officer tapped on her window while running alongside. ANI

Michele Obama aiming to break 'jumping jack' Guinness world record
Michele Obama is all set to enter the Guinness Book by attempting to break the record of most people doing jumping jacks in a period of 24 hours. ANI

Berlusconi suggests 'Go Pussy!' as new party name to boost its popularity
Embattled Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has suggested that his political party should change their name to 'Go Pussy!' because it is doing so terribly in the polls. ANI

Chechen leader denies being 'centre of attention' of multimillion dollar birthday bash
Chenchen President Ramzan Kadyrov has denied he was the centre of attention of his 35th multimillion dollar birthday party held in the capital city, Grozny. ANI

Now, Russia accuses China of spying
Russia's spy service has announced that it had arrested a Chinese citizen for allegedly attempting to steal secrets about the country's missile system. ANI

Pakistan must revisit foreign policy, adopt positive approach toward neighbours: Experts
Pakistan must revisit its foreign policy, adopt a positive approach towards its neighbours and should focus on its internal development instead of meddling in others' affairs, the participants of a conference have recommended. ANI

Three out of ten American teenagers admit to social network accounts being hacked
A new survey has shown that three out of every 10 American teenagers had their Facebook, Twitter or MySpace accounts have been hacked into, and almost half of respondents are upset by cyber attacks. ANI

Some French suburbs turning into 'separate Islamic societies'
France's run-down city suburbs are becoming 'separate Islamic societies' cut off from the state, a report has warned. ANI

NATO air war on Libya will continue: Panetta
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has said that NATO war planes will keep flying on combat missions across Libya till the war between the provisional government's fighters and forces loyal to deposed leader Moammar Gaddafi continues. ANI

Steve Jobs' family building memorial website
The family of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Inc, who was credited with changing computing and American culture before he died of pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, is working on building a website on which people will be able to share their memories of Jobs. ANI

Larger-than-life Steve Jobs 'wanted his kids to know him' through biography
Steve Jobs had opened up to his biographer before his death, saying he wanted to leave a documentary record so that his children would have a better understanding about him. ANI

People pack 80 never read books on shelves just to "look intelligent"
A recent research has found that people pack their bookshelves with close to 80 books they have never read just to "look" intelligent. ANI

Shakira joins Obama's Education Advisory Commission for Hispanics
Pop diva Shakira has joined US President Barack Obama's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. ANI

Salzburg politicians host banquet for President Patil
Austrian politicians Gabi Burgstaller and Heinz Schaden hosted a banquet in honour of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil upon her arrival in Salzburg city on Thursday. ANI

China blames 'human error' for deadly Shanghai subway train crash
A probe into the Shanghai train crash has found that the September 27 accident occurred due to negligence. ANI

'US, NATO forces 'far from reaching goals in Afghanistan' ten years into war: McChrystal
US and NATO forces are barely over half-way towards reaching their goals after ten years in Afghanistan, retired Army General Stanley McChrystal has said. Operation Enduring Freedom" was aimed at tracking down Osama Bin Laden after 9/11 and eliminating the Taliban. ANI

Pakistan must realise 'peaceful approach towards India in everybody's interests': Obama
The United States wants to make Islamabad realise that a peaceful approach towards India would be in everybody's interests, and would help Pakistan actually develop, President Barack Obama has said. ANI

Majority of Americans want Obama to back Israel
A new poll has shown that an overwhelming majority of Americans think that President Barack Obama should back Israel but are evenly split over how Obama has dealt with that country. ANI

'Record high' 55 percent Americans disapprove of Obama's performance
A new poll has shown that a record high number of Americans disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job. ANI

Gaddafi calls on Libyans to wage campaign of disobedience against rebel leaders in new tape
Fallen Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has reportedly called on the citizens of his country to take to the streets and wage a campaign of civil disobedience against the new leaders. ANI

US to continue 'intensive engagements' with Pakistan: State Department
The United States will continue 'intensive engagements' with Pakistan at all levels, the State Department has said. ANI

India trying to create 'anti-Pakistan' Afghanistan: Musharraf
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has accused India of seeking to "create an anti-Pakistan Afghanistan" as part of its bid to dominate South Asia. ANI

Hindus pray for 'Hindu at heart' Steve Jobs
The Hindus have paid tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, saying that he was very "Hindu at heart" ANI

Indian universities fared badly in new 'world university rankings'
India's higher education institutions fared very badly in the new "World University Rankings 2011-12" brought out by the London weekly "Times Higher Education" (THE). ANI

Taseer assassin files appeal in Islamabad HC against death penalty verdict
Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the self-confessed assassin of former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, has filed an appeal against the death penalty awarded to him by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan. ANI

Pak 'Osama raid' CIA-collaborating doctor may face 'high treason charges'
A Pakistani doctor accused of running a phoney vaccination programme for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to help track down Osama bin Laden, should be put on trial for high treason, an inquiry commission set up by the Pakistan Government has said. ANI

Maximizer® CRM 12 available throughout India
Maximizer Software, a leading provider of simple, accessible customer relationship management (CRM) and mobile CRM solutions, today announced the availability in India of Maximizer® CRM 12. This newest version leads the industry with LinkedIn integration and built-in mobile and web access Business Wire India

IRENA Inaugurates Innovation Center in Bonn
The launch of the Innovation and Technology Center (IITC) of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will add further impetus to the success of the Agency, located in Abu Dhabi said Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, President of the First Session of the Assembly of IRENA and UAE Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change Business Wire India

Rite Track Names Asia Sales Manager for Semiconductor Business
Rite Track, Inc., a leading semiconductor equipment supplier based in West Chester, Ohio announced the appointment of Vincent Yap as Asia Sales Manager. Mr. Yap will direct sales of all Rite Track products in China, India, Taiwan, Singapore, the Malay Peninsula, Japan, Australia, and the Philippines. Mr Business Wire India

The “American Express® Unstaged” Music Series Heats up from Madrid with a Special Performance from Seven-Time Grammy® Winner Coldplay– Streamed as a Live VEVO Event on YouTube
American Express, in partnership with VEVO and YouTube, announced that Grammy® award-winning rock band, and international sensation Coldplay will be the latest performer in its popular livestream music series, “American Express Unstaged Business Wire India

Sixnet Joins Red Lion
Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and control company and parent of Red Lion Controls, announces that it has completed the acquisition of Sixnet LLC, a privately-held company based in Albany, NY Business Wire India

Quintiles Names New Global Head of Clinical & Data Operations
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Vidyo HD Multipoint Video Conferencing App for iPad2, iPhone Available Now
Vidyo, Inc., has announced availability of VidyoMobile™ for iOS 4.x on iPads, iPhones and the iPod Touch on the Apple App Store Business Wire India

‘Busan Cinema Center’, Home of the Busan International Film Festival, Officially Opened
The Busan Cinema Center in Busan, Korea, is on a par with the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Opera House in Sydney, Australia Business Wire India

Christie Medical Holdings Releases Study on VeinViewer Vision’s TrueView Technology
Christie Medical Holdings, Inc. has announced results from its study on the VeinViewer® Vision device’s TrueView imaging. The study shows that TrueView produces a 97 percent accurate vein image, which is critical for assisting clinicians in choosing the appropriate catheter gauge, and is exclusive to VeinViewer Vision family of products. Business Wire India

Latest DTS, Fujitsu Partnership Brings Premium Audio Experience to PC Devices
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio, announced that Fujitsu, a top manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, will integrate DTS UltraPC II Plus™ technology into its all-in-one desktop and laptop PCs, due out later this year Business Wire India

Sinclair IS Pharma Implements Cegedim Relationship Management’s MI for iPad® Software as a Service (SaaS) CRM Solution
Cegedim Relationship Management has announced that Sinclair IS Pharma successfully upgraded to MI for iPad®, the next-generation CRM SaaS solution, for its commercial teams in the five largest European countries Business Wire India

print24 sets a new quarterly record
The online print shop, print24 (, closed the third quarter of 2011 with yet another record sales volume. The flagship company of SE once again recorded strong, double-digit growth in sales. Business Wire India

Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (September 28 – October 5, 2011)
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of September 28 – October 5, 2011. Business Wire India

Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) HOSTS 10th Anniversary Conference
The 10th Anniversary Conference of the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) was held from 28-29 September 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Hotel Business Wire India

NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse AG Statement on Statement of Objections
Deutsche Börse AG (XETRA:DB1) and NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) had issued the following statement regarding the issuance of a Statement of Objections by the EU Competition Commission: Business Wire India

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