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Egypt's Presidential candidate Ismail may be barred from election over parent's dual nationality
Egyptian presidential contender Hazem Abu Ismail may be barred from contesting the upcoming elections, as one of his parents possesses a dual nationality. ANI

Over 150,000 North Koreans held captive in hidden gulag
Over 150,000 North Koreans have been held captive in a Soviet-style hidden gulag in the country, despite the communist government's denial that it holds political prisoners, a new report has revealed. ANI

European Human Rights judges extradite terror suspects to US
European human rights judges have ruled five terrorist suspects, including radical preacher Abu Hamza can be extradited from the UK to the US to face trial. ANI

US send aircrafts to Gulf before resumption over Tehran's nuke programme talks
The United States has reportedly sent Iran a message of intent by despatching two aircraft carriers to the Gulf region. ANI

Independent voters favouring Obama tilt more towards Romney on economic issues
Some US Independent voters who lean slightly in President Barack Obama's favor are supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the political spectrum, particularly on economic priorities, according to a poll. ANI

Pak politician calls on nation to stop treating Afghanistan as fifth province
Pakistan's Awami National Party (ANP) member Afrasiab Khattak has called on the country to stop treating Afghanistan as its fifth province. ANI

'Kidnapped' Oz-origin People's Struggle Movement activist found in Sri Lanka
A missing Australian man whose family feared he had been kidnapped by 'secret police' in Sri Lanka has been found. ANI

Georgia museum honoring Stalin being remodeled to exhibit his atrocities
A museum in Georgia that has honoured former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin since 1937 is now being modified to display the atrocities committed by him during his rule. ANI

First Dog Bo enjoys annual White House Easter Egg Roll with Obamas
Us President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, were joined by their family dog along with their daughters Malia and Sasha, for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday. ANI

Pak SC issues notice to Gilani's younger son in illegal chemical sale case
The Pakistan Supreme Court has issued notices to Prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's younger son Ali Musa Gilani and Principal Secretary Khushnood Lashari in a case involving an illegal sale of an imported chemical. ANI

North Korea ignoring US warnings on missile test to bolster support for Kim Jong-un: Analysts
North Korea is willing to sacrifice much-needed US food aid by ignoring America's warming on conducting missile tests in order to strengthen popular support for the country's new leader, Kim Jong-un, according to analysts. ANI

Bin Laden's Yemeni wife, five children to be deported back after serving prison sentence
Former Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden's Yemeni wife and his five children will be deported back after serving a seven-day prison sentence, as their travel documents are nearly complete. ANI

Video showing 'imprisoned' Osama bin Laden's widows, children surfaces
A video has shown the windowless prison of former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's widows, children and grandchildren ANI

US ready to help India, Pak resolve Siachen glacier dispute only if requested by both sides
The United States has said that it is ready to help India and Pakistan resolve their differences over the Siachen glacier issue only if both sides request it to do so. ANI

Most Pak parties skip parliamentary committee session on reviewing ties with US
Most of Pakistani political parties, including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) skipped the Parliamentary Committee on National Security's (PCNS) session on the review of its ties with the United States.he move comes after a lacklustre response on the issue during a joint session of Pakistan parliament. ANI

Bangladeshi labour activist who exposed dangerous working conditions tortured, killed
A Bangladeshi labour activist, who helped in exposing dangerous working conditions at garment factories in the country, has been tortured and killed last week, according to a report. ANI

Pak lawyer denied US visa after speaking against drone strikes
Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar, who had been invited to speak at an International Drone Summit in Washington on April 28, has been denied a US visa. ANI

Twitter helps rescue carjacked victim in South Africa
A South African man managed to be rescued after being carjacked as he sent a text message to his girlfriend, who in turn shared the details of the incident on Twitter and helped save him. ANI

Imran Khan claims Pak Govt shut NATO supply routes to get better financial returns
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan has claimed that the Pakistan government has sealed the NATO supply routes for reaping better financial returns. ANI

Afghan Islamist organization calls on Taliban to consult other groups for restoring peace
Islamabad, Apr 10 - Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), an Islamist organization, has called on the Taliban to consult other forces in Afghanistan for restoring peace in the country. ANI

Karachi grenade maker suspects 'missing' stock of being used in Mumbai attack
A manufacturer of hand grenades in Karachi has approached the court over possibly missing stock after he learnt that they may have been used in the Mumbai and Bangladesh terror attacks. ANI

Kuwaiti tweeter sentenced to 7 years for offending Shiites
A Kuwaiti writer has reportedly been sentenced to seven years in prison for allegedly offending Shiites on Twitter. ANI

Now, computer monitor that scolds office workers for slouching
A multinational electronics firm has come up with a new monitor dubbed the ErgoSensor, which has been created to 'promote a healthier and productive workplace'. ANI

Cruise ship tracing Titanic's voyage troubled by gales and rough seas
A cruise ship tracing the route of the Titanic and memorialising the ship's passengers has been delayed by strong winds and heavy seas just hours into the voyage. ANI

Libyan official says 'Saif Gaddafi will face trail inside country'
Slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, will face trial in his home country and there will be a verdict before mid-June, an official has said. ANI

Now, view over 200k Titanic records online
More than 200,000 historical documents about the Titanic have been put up online as the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking approaches. ANI

Dilip Kumar's erstwhile ancestral house in Peshawar embroiled in ownership row
The owner of iconic Indian film actor Dilip Kumar's house in Peshawar has rejected differing ownership claims on the property and slammed it an easy way of getting cheap publicity. ANI

Pak SC asks Musharraf to surrender in Benazir Bhutto murder case
The Pakistan Supreme Court has said that former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf should surrender himself before the court in accordance with the law in the Benazir Bhutto murder case. ANI

Ex-Egyptian spy chief Suleiman says he 'won't reinvent Mubarak regime'
Former Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman has said that he would not attempt to 'reinvent' the old regime of Hosni Mubarak if he is elected president of the country. ANI

Turkey declares Syrian peace plan 'dead' as Assad's troops fire across border
The Turkish government has declared a UN-backed peace plan to end the Syrian crisis was dead after President Bashar al-Assad's armed forces opened fire into Turkey and Lebanon. ANI

Maryland winner of 656m dollar jackpot claims prize money share
One of the other three winners of the record 656-million-dollar jackpot from the state of Maryland, USA has come out to claim their prize. ANI

Vaiko terms ban on LTTE as illegal
Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko has termed the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as illegal. ANI

Ex-South African president says Mandela was 'brutal and unfair' opponent, not 'holy man'
South Africa's last white ruler, FW de Klerk, has said Nelson Mandela was a 'brutal and unfair' political opponent and not a 'holy man'. ANI

Mugabe 'fighting for life' in Singapore hospital due to 'undisclosed illness'
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reportedly fighting for his life in a Singapore hospital with an undisclosed illness. ANI

Ferranti Unveils its MECOMS™ “Big Data” Strategy for Utility Meter Data Management and Real Time Billing
Ferranti has today announced its strategy for “Big Data” storage and handling of smart meter readings, consumptions and tariff structures for its MECOMS™ solution for the energy and utilities market Business Wire India

David Holtze Appointed Ernst & Young’s New Global Tax Leader
Ernst & Young is delighted to announce the appointment of David Holtze as its new Global Vice Chair for Tax, leading 29,000 Ernst & Young tax professionals worldwide. In addition, he will become a member of Ernst & Young’s Global Executive, the organization’s highest management body, with both appointments taking effect immediately. Business Wire India

Value Plastics, a Nordson Company, Signs New Distributor for Australia and New Zealand
Value Plastics, a Nordson Company (Nasdaq: NDSN), announces that they have signed a new distributor, John Morris Scientific Pty Ltd (JMS), to strengthen their presence in Australia and New Zealand. Business Wire India

Nordson EFD Dispensing Components Made in Silicone-free Environments
Nordson EFD, a division of Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is pleased to announce that once again, testing by two independent laboratories confirms no traces of silicone in the manufacturing environments where their dispensing components are produced. Testing was performed by OccuHealth, Inc Business Wire India

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