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Al Qaeda commander for external operations nabbed from Quetta
In an intelligence driven operation by Inter Services Intelligence in coordination with Frontier Corps Balochistan, a senior Al Qaeda leader, Younis Al Mauritani mainly responsible for planning and conduct of international operations, was nabbed along with two other senior Al Qaeda operatives, Abdul Ghaffar Al Shami (Bachar Chama) and Messara Al Shami (Mujahid Amino) from suburbs of Quetta. ANI

Ex-UK spies to root out Islamic fanatics in schools
The British government is recruiting former MI5 agents to root out Islamic fanatics in schools across the country, Education Secretary Michael Gove has said. ANI

Dutch government investigates Iran's role in Internet security firm hack
The Dutch government is investigating whether the Iran played a part in hacking Dutch state websites after digital certificates were stolen. ANI

Gilani's son admitted to hospital with dengue fever symptoms
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's son Abdul Qadir has reportedly been admitted to a hospital with symptoms of dengue fever. ANI

Judicial probe sought into Mirza's 'connections with target killers' allegations against Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has urged Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to form a judicial commission headed by a Supreme Court judge to investigate former Sindh home minister Dr Zulfikar Mirza's serious allegations against him about his alleged connections with target killers in Karachi. ANI

Museum devoted Cup Noodle to be opened in Japan soon
A museum devoted to the Cup Noodle would be opened in Japan next week. ANI

Divorced Oz woman seeking love via online dating fleeced $100K
An Australian woman, who thought to have found her love during an online dating, has been fleeced 100,000 dollars. ANI

Gilani, Malik call MQM chief to inquire about health amid PPP-MQM reconciliation reports
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Interior Minister Rehman Malik separately called Muttahida Quami Movement party chief Altaf Hussain in London to inquire about his health. ANI

Pak's Punjab opposition urges CM to give answers regarding Shahbaz Taseer's abduction
Pakistan Punjab's opposition has urged Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to appear before the provincial assembly in its next session and inform as to why slain Punjab Governor 's brother Shahbaz Taseer has not been traced yet. ANI

Gilani pledges to take unbiased action against anti-state activists
Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has expressed confidence in country's law enforcement agencies and promised to take unbiased action against those found involved in anti-state activities. ANI

'Lookism' - the new racism?
"Lookism", which is discrimination based on one's looks, is being claimed as the new racism of civilised societies. ANI

Carla Bruni vows to keep new baby out of media spotlight
French First Lady Carla Bruni has vowed to do everything she can to protect her new baby, which is due next month, from the glare of the media. ANI

Charlize Theron unveils second ad for Dior's perfume
Actress Charlize Theron has unveiled her second ad for Christian Dior's J'Adore Eau de Parfum. ANI

Fathers are more cringe inducing than mothers
A survey has found that fathers take the cake when it comes to embarrassing behaviour in front of their teenage offspring. ANI

Thousands of poor Manipuris fall victim to 'get rich quick' Malaysian company scam
Over 70,000 investors, mostly farmers and petty traders from the India's north-eastern state of Manipur, have fallen victim to the multi-million ringgit pyramid scam in Malaysia. ANI

Flying shoes aimed at former Oz PM sold for over $3k at auction
A pair of shoes, which were thrown at former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, have reportedly been sold for over 3000 dollars at an auction. ANI

Americans living in an era of endless war decade after 9/11 terror attacks
The attacks of September 11, 2001 forced Americans to reevaluate their views on the nation's security, with reports saying that the Army will soon open a 31 million dollar complex for wounded troops, which indicates America's embrace of an endless war in the 10 years since the 9/11 terror attacks. ANI

PPP, MQM constantly discussed Sindh turmoil with US diplomats: WikiLeaks
The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has been discussing contentious issues of governance in Sindh with American diplomats for two years, according to a classified US diplomatic cable unveiled by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks. ANI

Indians in Malaysia's new villages denied loans
Indians living in new villages in Malaysia have reportedly been denied the opportunity to take loans from a RM15mil revolving fund launched by Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. ANI

Clinton would have been better than Obama in building gaps with Republicans: Cheney
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has praised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying that she might have been better at building gaps with Republicans if she were in the White House than the current president. ANI

Pak tribal elders negotiating with Taliban for release of abducted youth: ISPR
Pakistani tribal elders are holding talks with Taliban militants in Afghanistan urging them to release young tribesmen, who were kidnapped during an outing along the border. ANI

Now, Bachmann says her 'God behind Hurricane' joke was a 'metaphor'
Minnesotan Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has said that she was speaking 'metaphorically' when she claimed that recent Hurricane Irene and earthquake in eastern United States was God's way of sending a message to lawmakers in Washington. ANI

Libyan doctor claims 30,000 men have 'disappeared' since onset of uprising to oust Gaddafi
A doctor at a Tripoli hospital has said that she believes as many as 30,000 men are missing since the protests against the rule of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi began in February. ANI

Pak, China working closely in targeting terrorism and extremism: Information Minister
Pakistan Information Minister Firdaus Ashiq Awan has said both China and Pakistan are working in close collaboration to ensure peace in the region, and that both countries had devised a mechanism for intelligence- sharing to target terrorism and extremism. ANI

Hard up Indian couple in UAE commits suicide after hanging eight year-old daughter
The United Arab Emirates Police have found three highly decomposed bodies of an Indian family in their house in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. ANI

Pak security forces arrest dozen crime suspects including four 'target killers' in Karachi
The Pakistan Rangers and police have arrested over a dozen crime suspects, including four alleged target killers, during search operations in Karachi. ANI

Marijuana smokers are thinner, less likely to be obese
A new study by French researches has found that marijuana smokers are thinner and less likely to be obese as compared to non-smokers. ANI

The European Union spends œ2.5m to encourage people to eat insects
The European Union has spent 2.5 million pounds to encourage people to eat insects to help save the environment and solve the food shortage crisis. ANI

Britain has largest number of children who are fatter than adults
Britain has the largest number of children who are already fatter than their parents. ANI

Kate Middleton's first boyfriend in love with girl resembling her
Kate Middleton's first boyfriend Willem Marx has found love in a girl bearing a striking resemblance to the Duchess of Cambridge. ANI

Kate's wedding gown to rake in 8million Pounds at Buckingham display
Kate Middleton's famous wedding dress, which is currently on display in Buckingham Palace, is all set to rake in a staggering 8 million pounds by the time the exhibition gets over. ANI

Sindh schools to make ' all-weather friend' Chinese language compulsory from 2013
The Sindh Government of Pakistan will introduce Chineseanguage as a compulsory subject from the sixth standard in all educational institutions in the province from 2013 onwards ANI

Wanted: Butler for the Queen at starting salary of 15K pounds yearly
The Queen has advertised for a trainee butler, who if eligible, will be paid a starting salary of 15,000-pounds-a-year. ANI

Kiwi woman shocks fellow drivers by breastfeeding baby while driving
A woman in New Zealand is said to have shocked fellow drivers after she breastfed a baby while she was driving with three young children in the back seat. ANI

US Black Widow breaks record after eating 183 chicken wings in 12mins
A woman in the US dubbed as the Black Widow, because she beats male competitors in eating contests, has broken her own world record after she ate 183 chicken wings in 12 minutes. ANI

5 suspects arrested over toxic waste dumping in China's Yunnan Province
Five people have reportedly been arrested over a Chinese chemical company's dumping of carcinogenic industrial chemicals that could pollute the water sources for tens of millions of people, local authorities in southwestern Yunnan Province. ANI

'Medically unfit' Chirac's embezzlement trial on verge of collapse
Former French President Jacques Chirac's embezzlement trial, which is due to start today, is likely to collapse as doctors have diagnosed him with the brain disorder 'anosognosia', in which the patient 'forgets he forgets'. ANI

Obama leading over GOP contenders in California poll despite fall in popularity
US President Barack Obama's popularity might have fallen among California voters, but he holds an expansive lead over potential Republican opponents, including two who have leaped ahead of the GOP presidential pack in California, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll has found. ANI

Chinese dean, secretary deposed following group infection through department laboratory
The Dean and Party Secretary of an animal medical school at Northeast Agricultural University in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, have been removed from their posts after the group of college staff and students were infected by a serious disease through the department's laboratory. ANI

Strauss-Kahn back in Paris after sexual assault case dropped
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who has been in the US since May, has returned to Paris less than two weeks after charges of him sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid were dropped. ANI

'Multiculturalism' to be embedded into Oz school curriculum to combat racism
'Multiculturalism' is set to be infused in Australia's high school curriculum as the first step to teach society to respect other cultures and to combat racism. ANI

Military scientists design invisibility cloak to project tanks as cows, cars
BAE System's scientists in Sweden have designed a new invisibility cloak, which could protect tanks from heat seeking missiles. ANI

Carla Bruni "feels solidarity" with women abused by Strauss-Kahn
French First Lady Carla Bruni has condemned Dominique Strauss-Kahn, saying that she "feels solidarity" with women who were allegedly abused by the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief. ANI

Tony Blair revealed to be godfather to Rupert Murdoch's daughter
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is godfather to one of Rupert Murdoch's daughter, it has emerged. ANI

China's high-speed railways suffered 168 glitches in July: Report
A Chinese Railway Ministry report has said the country's high-speed railways suffered 168 glitches in the month of July. ANI

'Wild' outdoor swimming craze latest buzz among fitness freaks
"Wild" outdoor swimming is the latest craze among people who want to exercise and stay fit without joining a health club. ANI

Cambridge leads global university league table, Harvard ranked second
Cambridge University continues to hold the top ranking in an international university league table, after ending Harvard's six-year lead ranking last year. ANI

'Libyan 'extremist' who sought UK asylum was linked to al-Qaeda in Iran'
An alleged Libyan extremist who sought political asylum in Britain regularly travelled to Iran from 2002 to provide forged documents to extremists linked to al-Qaeda, secret files found in a Tripoli intelligence service building have disclosed. ANI

Indian employee paid just $3.30 per hour in Melbourne kebab shop
An Indian employed at a kebab shop in Melbourne was reportedly paid on average just 3.30 dollars an hour and owes over 50,000 dollars in unpaid wages. ANI

Pak-China convergence of interests satisfactory: Bilawal Zardari Bhutto
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Zardari Bhutto reckons that it is a matter of satisfaction that Pakistan and China enjoy a complete convergence of interests on all bilateral and international issues of mutual importance. ANI

'UK handed over terror suspect in hands of Gaddafi torturers'
Britain helped send a terror suspect into the bloody hands of fallen Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, a secret letter found in an abandoned Libyan government building has reveled. ANI

Pak police still clueless in Shahbaz Taseer abduction case
Pakistan police has so far been unsuccessful in unearthing any evidence in the abduction case of Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, despite the passage of ten days. ANI

Mugabe has terminal cancer, could die within 2 years: Wikileaks
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has terminal cancer and is not likely to live beyond 2013, leaked US diplomatic cables have claimed. ANI

Iran connects first nuclear power plant to national grid
Iran has reportedly connected its first nuclear power plant in Bushehr to the national grid for a test run. ANI

Frontier Silicon Technology Showcased with the Launch of the New National DAB/DAB+ Services for Germany at IFA 2011
Frontier Silicon, the leading supplier of digital radio and connected audio solutions announced today that its technology is in over 80% of the digital radio models that are on show at IFA 2011 supporting the launch in Germany of the new national DAB/DAB+ service that is taking place throughout the exhibition. Business Wire India

Cambridge Ranked World's Number One University Following Largest Ever Survey of Academics and Employers, Reveals QS World University Rankings
8th annual QS World University Rankings® reveals top 300 universities based on six indicators including surveys of over 33,000 global academics and 16,000 graduate employers, the largest of their kind ever conducted New in 2011: Results published alongside comparative international tuition fee now live on http://www.topuniversities Business Wire India

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