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Dress made from 3,000 cow and yak ni*ples cause outrage
A dress made from 3,000 cow and yak ni*ples has enraged animal rights activists and politicians. ANI

'Historic' telegram sent by Titanic survivor up on sale for £2,500
A scribbled note written by a survivor of the Titanic to tell his family he was alive and well has been put up on sale for 2,500 pounds. ANI

Admiral Mullen's words on Pakistan come under scrutiny
US Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen's assertion last week that an anti-American insurgent group in Afghanistan is a "veritable arm" of Pakistan's spy service has contributed to overheated reactions in Pakistan and misperceptions in Washington, according to American officials involved in U.S. policy in the region. ANI

University freshers lack basic life skills, finds study
A new research has found that university freshers lack basic life skills, with many never having cooked or cleaned for themselves. ANI

Obama's popularity in Israel surges following UN speech on Palestinian statehood
US President Barack Obama's popularity has increased sharply in Israel after he spoke against a Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations last week, according to a survey. ANI

Obama's 'fat cat' JP Morgan ally Jamie Dimon switches allegiance to GOP?
JP Morgan Honcho Jamie Dimon, once seen as a 'fat cat' ally of Barack Obama, attended former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's fundraiser event, which has drawn speculations that he no longer a supporter of the President. ANI

China will not fully cut US defense ties in response to Taiwan arms dealChina, US, Taiwan
China has indicated it would suspend some military exchanges in response to the US' decision of selling arms to Taiwan, but has stopped short of a full suspension of bilateral defense ties. ANI

Fallout feared if US steps up 'extra-judicial killings'
Pakistan's leading intelligence agencies have warned the provincial and federal authorities that militants are planning to carry out large-scale and coordinated terror strikes on Pakistani citizens and on NATO supply lines in response to the US drone strikes. ANI

1st Canadian Tamil MP's saucy cleavage photoshopped
Thinking photoshopping is reserved for flashy advertisements and glossy magazine covers? Well, think again. ANI

Working women get just 1 hr to themselves after 13.5 hrs of work!
A new survey has found that working women are spending on an average 13.5 hours juggling between work and home that they get just one hour a day to themselves. ANI

Pet dog saves owner's life by sniffing out breast cancer
A woman in UK has credited her faithful pet spaniel for saving her life from breast cancer. ANI

ISPR denies Pak daily report on ISI warning to CIA
A spokesman of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has rejected the story published in a section of the press captioned " Pakistan will be forced to retaliate" ,CIA chief told. ANI

Labour Govt. releases White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century
The Labour Government today commissioned a White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century. ANI

Libyans fear government's delay in cabinet formation undermining nation-building process
Libyans are increasingly concerned that their governing Transitional National Council's failure in delivering a new cabinet on time could undermine the revolution they worked so hard for, and could hamper the process of nation-building. ANI

UK Mayor to undergo 'ethnicity training' after calling call centre worker 'bloody P***'
A Mayor in Britain has been ordered to undergo ethnicity awareness training after admitting making a racist comment to a call centre worker. ANI

It takes us just 119 seconds to form first impression of someone
It takes just 119 seconds to form a first impression of someone, a new research has revealed. ANI

When Queen Elizabeth 'threw tennis shoes and racquet at Prince Philip'
A screaming Queen Elizabeth threw shoes and a tennis racquet at the Duke of Edinburgh during their first Australian visit, a new book has revealed. ANI

BBC accused of labeling Florence Nightingale 'neurotic, sexually repressed'
A group of nursing academics has accused the BBC of belittling Florence Nightingale by depicting the Lady of the Lamp as a "manipulative, neurotic and sexually repressed woman". ANI

Pak's top US friend Admiral Mullen has no regrets about controversial ISI-Haqqani link statement
U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen has long been seen as Pakistan's closest friend in Washington. ANI

Torture charity calls on UK to halt deportation flight to Sri Lanka
Britain is being urged to halt plans to deport a planeload of Tamils to Sri Lanka today amid fears they will be at risk of being detained and tortured on arrival. ANI

Modern day-day-night-night shift pattern less harmful to health, finds study
Previous research has suggested that working in shifts could increase the risk of cancer, although the biological mechanism responsible for this observation is still unknown. ANI

China may overtake US as world's biggest CO2 emitter by 2017
China's swelling population is likely to become the world's biggest per capita polluters, a study has revealed. ANI

Gilani warns US to end 'negative messaging' on Pak's complicity with militancy
Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has warned the United States that it must end its "negative messaging" of accusing Islamabad of playing double games with militants, and said that such accusations would only strengthen anti-American feelings in his country. ANI

Pakistan rated 'one of the most ill-reputed' countries in world
Pakistan has been ranked as one of the most 'ill-reputed' countries in the world. ANI

US asks Pak yet again to clamp down on Haqqani network
The United States has once again asked the Pakistani government to clamp down on the Haqqani network, blamed for the attack on the US embassy in Kabul. ANI

ISI warns CIA that Pak will be forced to retaliate if US launches tribal belt strikes
Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) Chief Lt General Ahmed Shuja Pasha has reportedly told Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief General (retired) David Petraeus that Pakistan would be forced to retaliate if American forces attempt to launch a unilateral strike on his country's tribal belt. ANI

Pak sets up panel to deal with India on water issues
Pakistan has set up a new agency to look into construction of dams and other water sector projects by countries like India and Afghanistan. ANI

South African newsreader fired for dropping 'F-bomb' 13 times on police and politicians
A South African newsreader has been dismissed after he used the 'F-word' 13 times live on air during an angry and incoherent outburst against police and politicians. ANI

Algerian authorities threaten to deport Gaddafi's family if they speak to media
Algerian authorities have reportedly warned embattled Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's daughter and other relatives that they would be expelled from the country if they give interviews to the media. ANI

Akhtar stressed, hurt over negative publicity of his book
Fprmer Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is stressed and hurt due to the negative media publicity of his book 'Controversially Yours', co-author of the book Anshu Dogra has said. ANI

Now, 'sympathy cards' to lift spirits of newly-unemployed
Hallmark has created a new line of sympathy cards to help you lift the spirits of a friend who recently lost his job. ANI

Publisher backs Sarah Palin book, author after she threatens lawsuit
A day after Sarah Palin's attorney threatened to sue over an unfavorable biography, its publisher has announced that it is standing by the work and author Joe McGinniss. ANI

BMW's founding family used 50,000 'slave workers' in WWII under Nazi patronage
The dynasty behind the BMW luxury car marker has admitted that they used slave labour, took over Jewish firms and did business with the highest echelons of the Nazi party during World War II. ANI

Indian origin karate pervert caged for putting girl through sex hell
An Indian origin depraved karate teacher has reportedly been caged after a schoolgirl he put through a three-year sex hell killed herself. ANI

Pak security forces should be stripped of powers in Balochistan: Asma
Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jehangir has challenged the authority of security forces in Balochistan, saying the power of these forces should be stripped in the best interest of the national integrity and solidarity. ANI

Saudi woman to be lashed 10 times for breaking car driving ban
A Saudi woman has been sentenced to ten lashes for defying the nation's ban on women driving. ANI

Libyan Islamists must have share in power in post Gaddafi era, warns leader
Libya's most powerful Islamist leader has warned that the Islamist groups in his country "will not allow" secular politicians to exclude or marginalise them in the intensifying battle for power in the post-Gaddafi era. ANI

Analyst calls to take 'influential' Pak Imams call for jihad against US seriously
The tense situation between the US and Pakistan following the former's military chief Admiral Mike Mullen's comments of the Haqqani Network's connection with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has intensified after 50 influential imams and religious leaders there threatened a jihad if Washington attacks the nuclear-armed country. ANI

Pak authorities term Musharraf aide's drawings of farmhouse map fake
The Capital Development Authority has termed as fake the drawings of the map of the Chak Shahzad farmhouse submitted by Pervez Mushrraf's aide a few days ago. ANI

Al-Qaeda blasts Ahmadinejad's 9/11 conspiracy theories
Al-Qaeda has issued a stern message for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, asking him to stop 'spreading 9/11 conspiracy theories,' and claiming that the September 11 terror attacks were actually carried out by the US government. ANI

China to launch first space lab Tiangong-1 tomorrow
China is set to launch the nation's first space laboratory module Tiangong-1 on Thursday night. ANI

American lawmaker introduces resolution to freeze Pak aid in US House
A US lawmaker from Texas has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to freeze all US aid to Pakistan, with the exception of funds designated to help secure nuclear weapons, after branding the latter 'disloyal'. ANI

Nobuyuki Idei Joins Lenovo Board of Directors
Lenovo Group, the world’s third-largest PC manufacturer, today announced that Nobuyuki Idei is joining the company’s Board of Directors as an independent non-executive director. Mr. Idei is the founder and chief executive officer of Quantum Leaps Corporation and former chairman and group chief executive officer of Sony Corp Business Wire India

Samsung invests into Novaled
Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation, Seoul, Korea (SVIC), and Novaled AG, Dresden, Germany (Novaled), announced that SVIC has become a shareholder of Novaled. Business Wire India

Strategic Partners Breaking New Ground With EVault Cloud-Connected Storage Software and Services in the Asia Pacific Region
i365 Inc., A Seagate Company (NASDAQ:STX), today announced that five new partners in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) are promoting EVault® Cloud-Connected storage services to their customers Business Wire India

Synageva BioPharma Expands International Clinical Trial for Infants with Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency, a Lysosomal Storage Disorder
Synageva BioPharma Corp., a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare disorders (“Synageva”), announced today that it has expanded its ongoing clinical trial for infants with Lysosomal Acid Lipase (“LAL”) Deficiency to the United States. This global clinical trial is open for enrollment at multiple sites Business Wire India

3M Attenti Renames its Offender Monitoring Business to 3M Electronic Monitoring
3M Track and Trace Solutions announced today it is rebranding Elmo-Tech and Pro Tech Monitoring, its offender monitoring technology businesses, as 3M Electronic Monitoring. The businesses were acquired by 3M last year as part of the acquisition of Attenti Group. Business Wire India

Sitel Work@Home Solutions Provide Next Generation Virtual Workforce
Sitel, a leading customer care outsourcing provider, unveiled today the next evolution of its Sitel Work@Home Solutions with the industry-leading Sitel Work@Home Center of Excellence Business Wire India

Hilton HHonors Unveils New Marketing Campaign with International Film Star Donnie Yen and Olympic Gold Medalist Yang Yang
Today, film icon Donnie Yen and Olympic gold medalist Yang Yang celebrated with Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, in its commitment to the China market Business Wire India

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