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Four- year old Chinese girl has two toes removed to treat congenital disorder
A four-year-old girl who was suffering from congenital 'giant toe' syndrome has undergone surgery to remove her two toes. ANI

'UK police "wouldn't be able to cope" with Aug-like- riots during next year's Olympics'
London police would not be able to cope with disturbances on the scale of this summer's riots during next year's Olympics, the officer coordinating security for the Games has warned. ANI

Defiant Gaddafi refuses to be ruled after having ruled Libya for decades
Fugitive Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has accused revolutionary forces of handing over his country to colonialism, and insisted that they will not allow themselves be ruled after having ruled the country for decades. ANI

Both Afghan militias, local police accused of 'serious' human rights abuses
A prominent human rights group has claimed that militias and some units of new local police in Afghanistan are committing serious human rights abuses, such as rape, killing, arbitrary detention, abductions and forcible land grabs. ANI

2012 Republican prez nominees indulge in war of words during Florida TV debate
Texas Governor Rick Perry's stringent criticism of the US pension system sparked off a war of words among 2012 Republican White House candidates during a television show. ANI

Calls for UK government to rethink anti-terror 'stop-and-search' powers
A committee of British MPs has renewed its call for the government to rethink over police's 'stop-and-search' powers to counter terrorism. ANI

Chinese Police arrest 32 for selling illegal cooking oil in cross-province network
Chinese Police have arrested 32 persons for producing and selling illegal cooking oil in 14 provinces. ANI

British girl, 6, unearths 160million-yr-old rare fossil with plastic spade
A six-year-old British girl got more than she bargained for when she unearthed a rare fossil thought to be more than 160million years old. ANI

New Playboy issue to cost 60 cents
The new issue of Playboy magazine will be sold for 60 cents, which is the same amount it had cost in the 1960s. ANI

How you perceive threat determines how effectively you tackle it
The way a threat is construed determines the effectiveness of the types of strategies that one embarks upon to resolve it, according to a new study. ANI

Half of North Korea's army 'starving' due to food shortage
Nearly half of the North Korean army is starving because of the acute food shortages in the country, it has emerged. ANI

US mum on reports claiming it 'backs opening of Taliban office in Qatar'
The Obama administration has refused to comment on reports claiming that the United States had endorsed a plan for the Taliban to open a political office in Qatar by the end of this year. ANI

The money-growing 'wishing trees' that help heal illnesses
Think again when you say money doesn't grow on trees, because some mysterious coin-studded trunks have been found scattered around the UK's woodland. ANI

Five children killed in school bus attack in northwest Pakistan
Five children and a driver were killed when unidentified gunmen ambushed a school bus and opened fire near Pakistan's Peshawar city on Tuesday, according to police. ANI

US not prepared for major cyber attack, study warns
The United States is poorly equipped to deal with the dramatic expansion in the capability of cyber attacks, a new study has warned. ANI

Egypt's protest movement fears military may stick to Mubarak regime's repressive legacy
The protest movement here has blamed the country's military rulers for clinging to the repressive legacy of the ousted Mubarak regime. ANI

NATO starts aerial surveillance of Pak Taliban sanctuaries in Afghanistan
The NATO has begun aerial surveillance of Pakistani Taliban sanctuaries in the border regions of Afghanistan, days after a leader of the terrorist outfit presented footage of several Pakistani boys who had been abducted by militants in the border tribal region of Bajaur. ANI

Pak Govt had told US no NRO beneficiary would be punished: WikiLeaks
The Pakistan Government had told the United States prior to the Supreme Court's annulment of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) that none would be punished, in case the verdict went against it, according to a cable unveiled by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks. ANI

FBI says no mile-high 'romantic' activity took place on 9/11 flight
The FBI has confirmed that no "romantic" activity took place on board the Frontier Airlines flight that led to F-16 fighter jets being scrambled to escort it into Detroit on September 11. ANI

Taliban claims responsibility for bomb and gun attack in Kabul (Updated)
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an ongoing bomb and gun attack in Kabul. ANI

Cape Town Diwali Festival to have sari-modeling competition
The "Cape Town Diwali Festival" on October 15 in South Africa will include sari modeling competition, according to reports. ANI

Now, genetically modified plants to clean up RDX, TNT residue in military grounds
British botanists have developed genetically modified plants, which are capable of cleaning up military grounds polluted by test firing residue. ANI

Secret 'facial expression lie detectors' may soon be installed at UK airports
University of Bradford researchers have developed a new lie-detection system that could be used in British airports. ANI

Bobby Jindal has no plans of being Perry's VP running mate in 2012
Louisiana's Indian origin Governor Bobby Jindal has said he is not eyeing any job in the 2012 US administration, including the vice president post. ANI

Palin criticizes GOP presidential hopefuls for not focusing on "debt and deficit spending"
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has criticised current Republican hopefuls, saying "they haven't tackled debt and deficit spending" well. ANI

Libyan rebels committed war crimes: Amnesty International
Amnesty International has released a report that accuses Libyan rebels fighting to topple Muammar Gaddafi of unlawful killings and torture. ANI

First pitch in 2001 World Series was most nervewracking moment of my presidency: Bush
Former US President For George W. Bush has said the first pitch in game three of the 2001 World Series, a month after the September 11 attacks, was 'the most nerve-wracking moment' of his presidency. ANI

Palestinians have a more secure future than Israel: Jordan's King
Jordan's King Abdullah II has said the recent uprisings across the Arab world have put Israel in a difficult position, and the future of his country and Palestine is now stronger than Israel. ANI

Religious group under Pak military's radar after reports of growing influence in ranks
In an unprecedented move, Pakistan military authorities have decided to curtail the activities of a proselytising organisation in their ranks. ANI

Pak ad claiming glory for sacrifices for world peace 'unlikely to change narrative': WSJ
The half-page advertisement by Pakistan in a US newspaper, in an attempt to shift what Islamabad feels is an anti-Pakistan portrayal in the American media, is unlikely to be effective in shifting the narrative. ANI

218 people killed, 495 injured in Sindh flash floods
Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Dr Zafar Qadir has said that 218 people have lost their lives and 495 have been injured in the flash floods triggered by downpours in Sindh. ANI

Pak troops deployed along Afghan border to check militant incursions
Pakistani troops have been deployed along the border in Upper Dir, Lower Dir and Chitral to check incursions of militants from Afghanistan. ANI

NYPD probing YouTube video showing cops' vulgar dance at Caribbean parade
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is investigating a YouTube video that shows semi-nude women leaning against uniformed officers' crotches at the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn. ANI

Awami National Party leader killed in bomb blast in northwest Pakistan
A local political leader was killed in a remote-controlled bomb blast in Pakistan's Lower Dir region on Tuesday. ANI

Femme fatale let out Gaddafi regime's information to NATO
A young femme fatale spied on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's military bases, leading NATO to target them, which eventually led to the fall of the dictator's 42-year-old regime. ANI

32 year- old hopes to become first woman to cross Antarctic on foot in 2014
Joanne Davies,32, hopes to become the first woman to cross the Antarctic in 2014. ANI

Obama finds Perry, Romney 'credible' candidates for 2012 US prez race
US President Barack Obama has said he considers Rick Perry and Mitt Romney as "credible" Republican candidates for the 2012 US presidential elections. ANI

Why men are hit far harder by divorce than women
Men often find it difficult to cope with the life changes brought on by a divorce while women tend to fare much better, a new survey has found. ANI

Why a woman's work is never done
British women spend more than three weeks on household chores each year, a new research has found. ANI

Prince Harry breaks world record by sealing huge foreign currency trade
Prince Harry has closed a foreign exchange deal worth 15.5 billion pounds at the BGC Partners charity day in London's Canary Wharf. ANI

Indian-American Bobby Jindal endorses Rick Perry as 2012 GOP US prez nominee
Louisiana Governor of Indian origin Bobby Jindal has endorsed Republican Rick Perry as the 2012 Republican US presidential nominee. ANI

UN under pressure to re-examine Sri Lankan war human rights violations
The United Nations Human Rights Council is facing growing pressure to re-examine alleged violations of human rights which allegedly took place during the conflict between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE). ANI

China recognizes NTC as ruling authority in Libya
China has officially recognized Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) as the ruling authority of the country. ANI

Former escort girl claims UK Chancellor of Exchequer took 'cocaine' with her
A former prostitute and ex-drug user Natalie Rowe, has repeated the allegations that British Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne used to take cocaine with her. ANI

Al-Qaeda releases hour-long video commemorating 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
Al-Qaeda has released an hour-long video commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a private intelligence service that tracks the online activity of terrorist organisations has said. ANI

Cameron says 'KGB tried recruiting him but he failed test'
British Prime Minister David Cameron told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that the KGB agents attempted to recruit him, but he 'failed' the test when he was a young student. ANI

Unstable Libya faces Islamist extremists' takeover threat, warns NATO
Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has warned that Libya faces the threat of being taken over by Islamic extremists if stable government is not established soon. ANI

Angola's Leila Lopes crowned Miss Universe 2011
Leila Lopes from Angola was crowned Miss Universe Monday night, smoothly handling an interview question about what physical trait she would change if she could, by stating it was her inner beauty and principles that matters most. ANI

Bristol decided to have baby as revenge for mom Sarah Palin's pregnancy
Levi Johnston has claimed in his new tell-all book that ex-flame Bristol decided to have a baby as revenge for her mother Sarah Palin's pregnancy. ANI

Another of Gaddafi's sons crosses border into Niger
Another son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has reportedly crossed the border to take refuge in neighbouring Niger. ANI

Pakistan 'unreliable' ally of US in war against terrorism: Joe Biden
Pakistan has been an unreliable ally of the United States in the war against al Qaeda and other extremist organizations, US Vice President Joe Biden has said. ANI

Penguin 'Happy Feet' feared eaten by a killer whale
An emperor penguin, who stole the hearts of millions worldwide after washing up on a New Zealand beach miles from his Antarctic home in June, is reportedly missing. ANI

Father's hardwired to care for offspring
Scientists have discovered fatherhood can halve testosterone levels in men, making them more interested in caring for their offspring than going astray. ANI

US lands military boots on ground in Libya to 'reopen embassy in Tripoli'
Despite promises of not sending American military personnel into Libya, four US service members arrived on the ground in Tripoli over the weekend, it has emerged. ANI

Musharraf's party headquarters in London locked by landlord over rent non-payment?
The London headquarters of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's one-year old All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) has reportedly been shut down over the non-payment of monthly rent, utility bills and council tax for five months. ANI

'Indira Gandhi's a bitter, kind of pushy, horrible woman': Jackie Kennedy
Former US First Lady Jackie Kennedy described the late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a "prune - bitter, kind of pushy, horrible woman," according to previously unreleased interviews. ANI

Haqqani network behind truck bomb blast at NATO base in Afghanistan: Pentagon
The Pakistan-based Haqqani network was probably behind the powerful truck bomb blast at a NATO base in central Afghanistan that killed five Afghans and over 100 others, including 77 US soldiers, the Pentagon has said. ANI

'US has already started sending aid to flood victims, internally displaced people in Pak'
The United States has already begun providing assistance to flood victims and internally displaced people in Pakistan in response to the country's appeal for help, State Department has said. ANI

Police quiz Strauss-Kahn over French writer's rape allegations
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was reportedly questioned by French police over allegations that he attempted to rape a French writer in 2003. ANI

Maximizer Software Launches CRM Live in India
Maximizer Software, a leading provider of simple, accessible and affordable customer relationship management (CRM) software, today announced the official launch in India of its new Maximizer™ CRM Live cloud-based solution Business Wire India

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Offers BCDliteTM Technology Process for Applications in the Automotive Industry
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced it is offering its BCDliteTM foundry technology optimized for automotive applications such as power management devices, audio amplifiers, displays and LED driver integrated circuits (ICs). Built on a proven process used in high-volume manufacturing for consumer applications, the 0 Business Wire India

Bepex International Opens Subsidiary, Bepex Asia, in Hong Kong
Bepex International, LLC announced today that it has opened an Asian subsidiary, Bepex Asia, with offices in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong Business Wire India

Geoffrey Baird Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of 3i-MIND
3i-MIND, the global leader in threat management technology, today announced the appointment of Geoffrey Baird as Chief Executive Officer. Baird succeeds Yali Harari who has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer and will depart the company. Business Wire India

Car Connectivity Consortium Drives Smartphone In-Vehicle Infotainment Adoption with MirrorLink Open Standard Solution
The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global innovation for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced the launch of its MirrorLink™ trademark Business Wire India

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