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International News on April 15, 2012

Obama leads Romney in projected electoral vote totals
The United States President Barack Obama is leading the likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney by a significant margin in various US states. ANI

Militants launch multiple attacks in Kabul
Militants have reportedly launched multiple coordinated attacks in Afghanistan capital Kabul on Sunday. ANI

US accuses hate preacher Abu Hamza of being 'global terrorist mastermind'
Prosecutors in the Unites States have accused radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza of being a global terrorist mastermind. ANI

Pak rules out foul play by India regarding Siachen avanlanche
The Pakistan's military has rejected reports of a foul play by India regarding the last week's deadly avalanche. ANI

Senior official claims Hotel Caribe authorities were alerted after hotel bill landed Secret Service agents and Prostitutes in ruckus
A heated argument between at least one of the alleged prostitutes and at least one of the Secret Service agents first alerted authorities of the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena to the cavorting between Secret Service agents and prostitutes, a senior administrative official has claimed. ANI

Reduced drone strikes reflect success, claims US official
A reduction in the US drone strikes in Pakistan in recent months reflects success in targeting senior al Qaeda operatives and forcing militants "underground," a US official has claimed. ANI

Chinese fishing boats depart from South China Sea to diffuse stand-off
The Chinese fishing boats at the midst of a dangerous climacteric have left a disputed shoal in the South China Sea. ANI

Fury at Gillard's decision to snub London Olympic, fund-raising event invitations
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has disappointed the country's Olympic chief and athletes by turning down invitations to the London Olympics and the team's key fund-raising event. ANI

Imran Khan describes US war on terror as Pak's 'gravest problem'
Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf chairperson Imran Khan has described the US' war on terror as the 'gravest problem' inflicting the country, which has killed tens of thousands of people so far. ANI

Images of China's most wanted criminals printed on playing cards for easy hunting
Police in the Chinese city of Guangzhou have come up with a unique idea of hunting criminals by printing their images on playing cards and distributing them for free. ANI

40 pc IT admins 'pry on emails of employees'
About 40 percent of IT administrators go snooping through the emails of their employees, particularly those of high-level executives, it has been revealed. ANI

UK police blames Pakistan International Airlines crew for stealing goods
The UK police officials have urged the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) management crew, which included airhostesses and stewards, to stop stealing goods from hotels and shops during their stay in that country. ANI

11 Secret Service forced to go on administrative leave after 'prostitution scandal'
The US authorities have reportedly put 11 Secret Service employees on administrative leave for their misconduct in Colombia, where they were tasked with overseeing President Obama's security, who is on a trip to the South American country to attend the Summit of Americas conference. ANI

Norway families fear mass killer Breivik's trail including bizarre array of witnesses may become 'circus'
As Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who is set to face trial for killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, has called a bizarre array of expert witnesses and threatens to use his trial to spread his poisonous ideas, some families in the country fear it could become a 'circus'. ANI

Three in four Brits want human rights act dumped: Poll
Nearly 72 percent people in the UK believe that human rights laws are being misused by criminals and should be scrapped, according to a poll. ANI

US Democrats may have a long way to go to gain power in the House
Democrats may have a tough time gaining majority in the House though they are optimistic about the presidential elections scheduled to take place in due November, a latest report has revealed. ANI

'Brit businessman Heywood poisoned with cyanide drops over affair with top Chinese leader's wife'
British businessman, Neil Heywood, 41, died from cyanide poisoning after allegedly having an affair with a lawyer, Gu Kailai, wife of Bo Xilai, one of the top Communist Party leaders of China, a Chinese website has revealed. ANI

Zardari says Gilani's son being framed in narcotics case
Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari has reportedly said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son is being falsely implicated in the narcotics case. ANI

Pak provincial minister says Imran's 'Noora Kushti' has exposed dual standards
Pakistan's Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah Khan said that Imran Khan is internationally well-known for "Noora Kushti" (match- fixing) in the political arena and his frequent summersaults have exposed his dual standards. ANI

US Nazi Party registers first lobbyist in Washington
The American Nazi Party has reportedly registered its first lobbyist in Washington. ANI

Gilani says democracy in Pak 'immortal under President Zardari'
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has assured the country's citizens that democracy is immortal under President Asif Ali Zardari and added nobody needs to worry about the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government. ANI

SA Prez Jacob Zuma to marry for sixth time
South African President Jacob Zuma is to marry his long-time fiancee, Bongi Ngema, next weekend. ANI

Michelle Obama responds to Beyonce's open letter
Michelle Obama has found a new pen pal in Beyonce Knowles. ANI

Far right anti-Muslim groups that inspired Norway mass killer growing in 'reach, influence'
The international network of far-right anti-Muslim groups that inspired Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik to kill 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, is growing in reach and influence, according to a report. ANI

George Washington named 'Britain's greatest foe ever'
George Washington has been named as the greatest foe ever faced by the British, according to a contest run by the National Army Museum to identify the country's most outstanding military opponent. ANI

Anonymous plans to hack UK intelligence agency's website
Notorious Internet hacking group Anonymous issued a warning that they had planned to take down the website of the UK intelligence agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GHCQ). ANI

UN chief says 'one million people displaced in Syrian uprising'
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has said that at least one million people have been displaced in Syria during a 13-month uprising aimed at unseating President Bashar-al Assad's government. ANI

Norwegian mass killer Breivik to demand 'military tribunal'
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, is likely to say during his trial on Monday that he should be facing a military tribunal, not a criminal court. ANI

Islamist militants free 300 hardline prisoners from jail in North-West Pak
Over 300 prisoners have escaped from a jail in north-western Pakistan after it was attacked by Islamist militants armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades. ANI

Iran, world powers conduct first 'constructive, useful' nuke talks
Iran and six world powers have successfully conducted their first 'constructive' talks over Tehran's Iran's nuclear programme. ANI

3 frontrunners among 10 Egyptian presidential hopefuls barred from elections
Egypt's election commission has reportedly disqualified ten presidential hopefuls, including the country's ex-spy chief Omar Suleiman and Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Khairat al-Shater. ANI

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