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'Deep-fried bubblegum' wins 'Most Creative' prize in Texas State Fair
An uncanny recipe of 'Deep Fried Bubblegum' has been awarded as the 'Most Creative' at the State Fair of Texas's Big Tex Choice prize. ANI

The 5 ways never to propose
Proposing isn't easy. Those of you men who think that simply by going down on your knees, and getting a giant ring of sorts would get a "yes" couldn't be any wronger. ANI

Website tells people born on 9/11 how to 'celebrate' on national day of mourning
A new website has been launched that brings together people in the US who were born on September 11, and tells them how to celebrate their birthday when rest of the country is in mourning. ANI

Libya's deadly missing weapons could arm Iraq-style insurgency if they fall in wrong hands: WRW
Human Rights Watch has reportedly discovered many sites in Libya where surface-to-air missiles are missing, raising concerns that the weapons could arm an Iraq-style insurgency if it falls into wrong hands. ANI

Chinese worker reveals slavery hell in Henan Province
A Chinese worker, who was forced to work as slave in brick kilns, has recounted his horror tale, which revealed links between human traffickers and small factories that resort to slavery to survive amid severe labour shortage. ANI

US top cops say nation's counterterror effort is lacking: Report
A decade has passed since the 9/11 terror attacks rocked the US, but top cops in the nation's biggest cities are of the opinion that the intelligence and analysis they receive to counter terrorism is not up to the mark. ANI

China says dialogue, negotiation 'only ways' to resolve Iran nuke issue
Iran's nuclear issue can be only resolved through dialogue and negotiation, China has said. ANI

Bush's plane received threat warning 'Angel is next' on 9/11, reveals pilot
The pilot of Air Force One, carrying former US President George W. Bush, on September 11 2001, has revealed he received a warning of a mysterious jet flying close to the presidential flight. ANI

US anti- drug agency to temporarily ban dangerous party drugs 'bath salts'
The Drug Enforcement Administration, a top US agency tasked with combating drug use and sale will temporarily ban the possession and sale of three stimulants, also known as "bath salts" drugs from next month. ANI

Bangladeshi housemaid to face trial for cutting Emirati sponsor's penis
A Bangladeshi housemaid, who allegedly cut her 77-year-old Emirati sponsor's pe**s after he asked for a massage, is scheduled to stand trial on Thursday for damaging his private parts. ANI

Mexico's Fritzl had five kids by two girls he imprisoned, killed one and her baby
A Mexican man has been accused of imprisoning two teenage girls and fathering five children by them before killing one and their baby. ANI

Rare Abraham Lincoln letter up for sale
A letter written by former US President Abraham Lincoln to one of his top generals at a turning point of the American Civil War is up for sale. ANI

Sindh Govt to form 'district-wide' Joint Interrogation Teams to probe violence
The Sindh Government has decided to form Joint Interrogation Teams (JIT) for each district in Karachi, provincial Home Minister Manzoor Wassan has said. ANI

287,000 people commit suicide each year in China
Around 287,000 people commit suicide in China each year, the latest official statistics have revealed. ANI

US official's attempt to enter Pak nuclear research facility 'foiled'
A US security official tried to enter a 'sensitive' area of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) in Faisalabad, a Pakistani newspaper has said. ANI

Chinese aircraft fleet to treble by 2030
US aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co has predicted that China's aircraft fleet will treble by 2030 over a rising demand fuelled by sustained economic growth and increasing personal wealth. ANI

Racism against Asians threatens to ruin tourism prospects in Gold Coast
A senior Gold Coast tourism leader has warned that a racist element exists on the Glitter Strip that needs to be urgently addressed to ensure that Chinese visitors feel at home in Queensland. ANI

China's Great Wall has multiple walls instead of one, says archaeologist
A Chinese archaeologist has revealed that the Great Wall of China has several parallel walls contrary to the popular perception that views the structure as a single continuous block. ANI

'NATO will not prevent Gaddafi fleeing Libya by bombing his convoy'
A senior Western diplomat has said that NATO will not prevent Colonel Gaddafi fleeing Libya by bombing any vehicle the ousted tyrant may be using. ANI

Pakistan rules out handover of arrested Al Qaeda operatives to US
Pakistan has ruled out the possibility of handing over captured Al Qaeda leader Younis Al Mauritani to American or NATO forces, a Pakistani newspaper has said. ANI

Hindus upset over Fox News labeling them as 'fringe group'
The Hindus are protesting against the Fox News channel for reported remarks hinting that Hinduism was a fringe group. ANI

Kremlin urges Russians to dump vodka for wine to beat alcoholism
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that he believes that encouraging people to switch to wine could be key to fight widespread alcohol abuse. ANI

Shahbaz Taseer, US national Weinstein in Pak Taliban's custody: Pak daily
Pakistani authorities have established that both Shahbaz Taseer and US national Dr Warren Weinstein are in the custody of a militant faction associated with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a Pakistani newspaper has said. ANI

Kan feared nightmare vision of 'deserted Tokyo sans a single man' following nuke disaster
Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has said that he feared the Fukushima nuclear crisis in March this year, was many times worse than the Chernobyl disaster and could have threatened the nation's survival. ANI

Lost Second World War tunnel depicted in 'Great Escape' discovered
A team of archaeologists has unearthed a missing tunnel at one of the most notorious German prison camps of the Second World War besides discovering a wealth of escapers' tools and equipment sealed underground. ANI

Larry, the Downing Street cat, hooks up with tabby called Maisy
Larry, the No 10 Downing Street cat, has been revealed to have hooked up with a tabby called Maisy. ANI

Construction mogul Wengen becomes China's richest person
The founder of construction giant Sany, Liang Wengen has been declared China's richest man, with a fortune of 70 billion Yuan. ANI

Obama discloses he took a 'gamble' on Osama mission
US President Barack Obama has admitted for the first time that he took a "gamble" to go ahead with the risky operation that killed former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, despite being advised not to proceed over uncertainty whether or not he was present in the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan. ANI

Egypt's military rulers summoned to testify at Mubarak's trial
Some of Egypt's military rulers have been summoned before a court to testify against former President Hosni Mubarak after police witnesses refused to implicate the latter in the deaths of pro-democracy protesters. he military rulers will depose in closed sessions, which will start Sunday, seven months to the day Mubarak stepped down. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio left spooked after hearing ex-Sven-Goran Eriksson's voice
Italian/American property lawyer Nancy Dell'Olio was recently shocked when impressionist Rory Bremner crept up behind her and spoke in the voice of ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson. ANI

Oz official tells Muslim to "publicly denounce" Islam before corresponding with him
Australian Parliamentary Secretary Cory Bernardi has reportedly asked a Muslim in Sydney to "publicly denounce" fundamentalist Islam before he corresponded with him. ANI

Kate Middleton, Prince William not ready for parenthood as yet
The rumours that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting twins have been refuted by a palace representative, who said that the two do not feel ready as yet to be parents. ANI

Gaddafi threatens to defeat rebels, NATO, through phone call to TV station
Fallen Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has reportedly made a phone call to a local TV station, vowing to defeat the rebels and NATO, as a home video emerges of him playing with his family. ANI

Canada condemns terrorist bombing in Delhi
Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has condemned Wednesday's bomb explosion in Delhi, which claimed 11 lives and left 76 others injured. ANI

Now, learn about NASA's contribution to car racing industry through new website
The National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) has launched a new online program that highlights the agency's contribution to the car racing industry. ANI

China reiterates objection to US arms sales to Taiwan
China has repeated its objections to US arms sales to Taiwan amid reports that the Obama ministration is considering new deals with the island. ANI

Indian IT firm was asked to delete emails by News International on four more occasions
An Indian IT firm asked to delete a large number of emails from its system by the media company News International had been requested to do so on four more occasions than has previously been disclosed, it has emerged. ANI

Wanted: Astronauts for NASA
A new report has said the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) needs to hire more astronauts for undertaking further spaceflight missions. ANI

Banned Pak pacer Asif says he wants "to be involved in cricket until death"
Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif has described his trauma and difficulties following the lengthy ban imposed on him by the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Tribunal. ANI

Pak reluctant to allow Taliban leaders to take part in Afghan peace talks: US daily
Pakistan is reluctant to allow senior Taliban leaders to travel to Afghanistan for reconciliation talks, raising concerns that Islamabad is not helping enough to resolve the conflict, a US newspaper has said. ANI

Mugabe's top advisers talked regularly with US diplomats: Wikileaks
Whistle blowing website Wikileaks has revealed that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's top advisers regularly had talks with US diplomats, and shared insights into the rivalries within the top ministers of his coalition-government cabinet. ANI

ISI, CIA united in taking action against al-Qaeda: ISPR
There is consensus between the Pakistan Army and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in taking action against al-Qaeda and their supporters, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major-General Athar Abbas has said. ANI

Evidence indicates NATO involved in Pak checkpost attack: KP minister
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has said evidence suggested that NATO forces were involved in an cross-border attack on a Pakistani post in Chitral on August 27, which left 17 security personnel dead. ANI

Pakistan offers "deepest sympathies" over Delhi High Court bomb blast
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani have condemned the deadly bomb attack outside the Delhi High Court. ANI

Pakistan to officially recognise rebel-led Libyan govt
Pakistan is finally gearing up to officially recognise the National Transitional Council (NTC) as the sole representative of the Libyan people, after weeks of adopting a wait-and-watch approach towards the situation in Libya. ANI

US sanctions 3 Al-Qa'ida leaders in Pakistan, including captured commander
The US Treasury Department has announced the designation of three senior al-Qa'ida leaders based in Pakistan, including the terror outfit's 'external operations' commander Younis al-Mauritani, who is presently in Pakistani custody. ANI

Cambridge Cognition Aims to Transform Neurological Care Through Tablet-Based Cognitive Assessment
Leading UK developer of neuropsychological tests for the pharmaceutical industry and research institutions, Cambridge Cognition, today announces plans to launch a range of touch-screen mobile (tablet-based) cognitive assessments for doctors to use with their patients at every stage of life Business Wire India

Analogix Announces SlimPort Compatibility with MyDP Mobile Connectivity Standard
To enable true HD and 3D streaming capabilities for mobile devices, eliminate royalties and restrictions of competing display standards and provide simplicity for consumers, Analogix Semiconductor, Inc Business Wire India

Taro Appoints Professor Dov Pekelman to Its Board of Directors Replacing Hasmukh Shah
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (“Taro,” Pink Sheets: TAROF) announced today that Mr Business Wire India

DreamWorks Studios and Twentieth Century Fox to Partner on Steven Spielberg’s “Robopocalypse”
DreamWorks Studios and Twentieth Century Fox will co-finance the science fiction epic “Robopocalypse,” to be directed by Steven Spielberg. The announcement was made today jointly by the two studios. Business Wire India

Active Network Flexes International Muscle by Powering One of the Largest Endurance Events in Asia with Singapore Sports Council
The Active Network, Inc. (NYSE:ACTV), the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications, announced today that the Company is the official partner of the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) at the upcoming Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) on Sunday, December 4, 2011. Business Wire India

The TPL Group Enhances Fast Logic Portfolio Licensing Program with Infringement Action in District Court
The TPL Group announced today that it has initiated litigation in the US District Court for the District of Delaware against 18 of the companies it believes are infringing its Fast Logic Patent Portfolio Business Wire India

Yardi Systems Continues to Expand Operations in Australia to Support Strong Demand and Growth
Yardi Systems, a leading developer of software solutions for the real estate investment, asset and property management industry, announces further expansion to their Australian operations with news that Rob Kriek has joined the organisation as Senior Consultant, Professional Services Group. Business Wire India

Warburg Pincus to Acquire Total Safety
Total Safety, the premier global outsourced provider of integrated safety and compliance solutions to clients operating in hazardous environments, today announced that Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Total Safety from DLJ Merchant Banking Partners Business Wire India

St. Jude Medical Launches the Industry's First Quadripolar Pacing System in India
St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced the approval of the industry’s first quadripolar pacing system for cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) in India Business Wire India

CROMA PHARMA GmbH and RUCK TMED Announce a Global Partnership to Develop and Market a New Generation of Ophthalmic Surgical Systems
Today, Croma Pharma GmbH, a private global specialty pharmaceutical and surgical company and Ruck Tmed (merger of Fritz Ruck GmbH and T.MED GmbH), a private surgical company announced a global strategic partnership to co-promote a new generation of ophthalmology surgery systems having advantages over currently available devices Business Wire India

Platelet Reactivity Testing Included in 2011 Guideline Recommendations from European Society of Cardiology
Accumetrics, Inc., developer of the VerifyNow® System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care system for measuring platelet reactivity to multiple antiplatelet agents, announced today that a new recommendation (IIb-B) to consider platelet function testing has been incorporated in the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines Business Wire India

REC Produces First PV Modules with One Year Energy Payback Time and Leading Low Carbon Footprint
REC today announced an industry leading energy payback time of one year and a light carbon footprint for REC modules due to efficient use of clean energy throughout the solar module life cycle. Business Wire India

Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (August 31 – September 7, 2011)
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of August 31 – September 7, 2011. Business Wire India

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