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Brit couple wins 45 million pounds in lottery
A British man, who works as a painter and decorator, won more than 45 million-pound in Euromillions draw, along with his fiancee. ANI

World's biggest movie screen installed in Sydney
A 29.7m high and 35.7m wide screen - the world's biggest - was put up in Syndey Imax Theatre on Thursday. ANI

Brit couple wins £45 million in lottery
A British man, who works as a painter and decorator, won more than 45 million-pound in Euromillions draw, along with his fiancee. ANI

Lingerie model Kylie Bisutti quitting Victoria's Secret over religious beliefs
Kylie Bisutti has decided to quit Victoria's Secret at just 21 because modelling lingerie does not confirm with her Christian beliefs. ANI

Ex-Japan PM's crisis adviser says nuke danger at Fukushima still exists
A former special adviser to Naoto Kan has warned that the meltdown crisis at the Fukushima plant is far from being over. ANI

Potential therapeutic target for tobacco-related lung cancers identified
Researchers have discovered that the immune response regulator IKBKE (serine/threonine kinase) plays two roles in tobacco-related non-small cell lung cancers. ANI

Taliban says Prince Harry should help rather than kill people in Afghanistan
Prince Harry should be using his royal position in Afghanistan to help people rather than kill them, the Taliban have said. ANI

Sex scandals rocks Islamabad's International Islamic University
Sex scandals have hit the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) hard in recent months, with reports saying that several faculty and staff members are eying junior students. ANI

77% Pakistanis marry within extended family: Poll
Seventy-seven percent of Pakistanis claim it is their family custom to marry within the extended family, a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan has claimed. ANI

'4,832 Pakistanis deported in two years'
The Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Palwasha Behram has informed the National Assembly (NA) that 4,832 Pakistanis were deported from various countries in the last two years. ANI

Over 4 in 10 Americans say bomb Iran to halt its nuke program
A new You-Gov poll finds 44 percent of Americans favor, and 35 percent opposed to a bomb strike against Iran to stop its nuclear program. ANI

'Extremist preachers radicalising young Muslims in private homes'
Extremist preachers are now using private homes to radicalise young Muslims into becoming terrorists, a top British security adviser has said. ANI

Two Tibetans killed by security forces in China's Sichuan province: Report
Two Tibetan brothers who were participating in anti-government protests have reportedly been shot dead in southwest China's Sichuan province. ANI

Pak SC's damning 'whose above law' indictment of ISI over missing persons inaction
The Supreme Court has adamantly asked the counsel of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military the Intelligence (MI) chiefs that missing prisoners of Adiala Jail be brought in the court by 7pm pm, warning that no 'authority is above the law'. ANI

'The Duchess Effect' becomes year's biggest fashion buzzword
The Duchess of Cambridge has taken the top spot in the annual Fashion Buzzword List poll for second year in a row, becoming the first person ever to do so. ANI

Gorbachev tells students that protests against Putin will increase if he retakes Russian presidency
Former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev has told students that protests against Vladimir Putin will increase if he retakes the presidency. ANI

Memo Gate: Ijaz to record testimony via video link from London
The Memo Gate commission has decided that Pakistan-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz's statement will be recorded via video link from Pakistan High Commission in London. ANI

China sacks four officials in Tibet for endangering stability
The Chinese Communist Party chief in Tibet has sacked four officials for "endangering stability" in the region. ANI

Ahsan confirms Gilani will appear before Pak SC on Feb 13 to face indictment over contempt charges
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's counsel Atizaz Ahsan has said that his client would appear before the Supreme Court on February 13 to face indictment for the government's two-year refusal to ask Swiss authorities to re-open graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. ANI

Nine men jailed for London Stock Exchange bomb plot
A London Court has jailed nine men for plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange and conducting a terror training camp. ANI

Marines posed for photo with Nazi SS symbol in Afghanistan
A Marines scout sniper team in Afghanistan posed for a photograph with the Nazi SS symbol. ANI

Obama administration urged to deploy tactics to kill Taliban leaders like al Qaeda
Adviser to the US commanders in Afghanistan and retired Army General Jack Keane has urged the Obama administration to change its strategy and target the Taliban leaders settled in Pakistan, like it did in case of the al Qaeda militants. ANI

US okays two new nuclear power reactors for first time since 1978
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has permitted construction and operating license for two new nuclear power reactors for the first time since 1978 at a site in eastern Georgia. ANI

Michelle Obama dances with 14000 kids during birthday tour of 'Lets Move'
Michelle Obama got a crowd of 14,000 to dance with her to mark the second anniversary of her campaign to fight childhood obesity in the US on Thursday. ANI

Mistress reveals 'sex life' with US President John F Kennedy
A former White House intern has revealed about her 18-month 'tender, funny, loving' affair with John F Kennedy in a new book, claiming that the ex President 'took her virginity' on his wife Jacqueline Kennedy's bed. ANI

Every meeting stops at 6:30 for family dinner, says Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama has revealed that every night when her husband is in town, the family has dinner together. ANI

Deaf Pakistani girl raped and forced to work for 10 years in Brit home
A deaf, Pakistani girl was trafficked to the UK and kept as a virtual slave in a cellar for almost 10 years by an elderly couple, a court was told. ANI

Oz High Court allows Indian- origin doc Jayant Patel's manslaughter appeal
The High Court of Australia has granted Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel the right to appeal regarding his manslaughter and grievous bodily harm convictions. ANI

Somalia-based terror group al Shabaab joins al-Qaeda
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has claimed in a new posted online video that Somalia-based terrorist group al Shabaab has joined its ranks. ANI

US distances itself from congressional hearing over Balochistan issue
The US State Department has distanced itself from a congressional hearing on Balochistan and opposed the idea of independent Balochistan, adding that the problems of the province should be resolved through peaceful and political means. ANI

Pakistan coveys its concerns to US over Senate hearing on 'internal' Balochistan issue
Pakistan has said that it has conveyed its concerns to America about a discussion on Balochistan by a US Senate Committee. ANI

Terror gang members to walk free following sentence reduction
Members of a terror gang that plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange could walk free in less than six years after they were given double the normal reduction in sentence for entering guilty pleas yesterday. ANI

Gilani set for 'punishment' as Pak SC rejects contempt appeal
The Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) has rejected the Intra Court Appeal filed by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani against the verdict of a smaller bench for framing charges of contempt of court against him. ANI

Why 'last' chocolates taste better than previous ones
Be it graduation from college or a last kiss, we experience these "lasts" with deep pleasure and affection - in fact, more than we may have felt about those places or people the day before, researchers say. ANI

4 heart-healthy diet mantras for Valentine's Day
There are some foods, which when combined can make a romantic yet cardiac-friendly dinner that is perfect for you and your partner on Valentine's Day. ANI

Indian-origin Sydney woman accountant jailed for 15 years for fraud
An Indian-origin Sydney accountant who stole 45 million dollars from a major finance company and then spent the money on a shopping spree, has been sentenced to 15 years' jail. ANI

'Unassailable' ISI faces 'historic' grilling in court over disappearances of Pak men
Pakistan's military will reportedly face a rare challenge by the courts today over the case of 11 men who were allegedly abducted and tortured by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency. ANI

Pak general elections to be held on Oct 18, says Sindh Home Minister
Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wassan has said that general elections in the country would be held on October 18 this year. ANI

'Gilani will never write Swiss letter for reopening graft cases against Zardari'
The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) reportedly decided in its core committee meeting on Wednesday that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will never write a letter to Swiss authorities to reopen money laundering cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. ANI

Ex-Maldives president Nasheed suspects vice-president of being behind coup
Ex-Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has said he will be approaching the country's Supreme Court for justice following a coup, which he claims was engineered by then Vice-President Dr. Mohammed Waheed Hassan. ANI

US drone strikes in Pak producing more militants: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said American drone strikes within Pakistan are illegal, and are creating more militants. ANI

KBR Announces Appointment of Zachary Nagle as Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications
KBR (NYSE: KBR) has announced that Zachary “Zac” Nagle has joined the Company as Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications and will report to Sue Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Business Wire India

KBR and Its Joint Venture Partners (JKC JV) Sign Contract for EPC Activities for Ichthys LNG Project, Australia
KBR (NYSE:KBR) announced that its joint venture with JGC Corporation and Chiyoda Corporation, the JKC JV, has signed the formal contract for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities on the Ichthys LNG Project in Northern Australia Business Wire India

Assured Guaranty Ltd. Increases Quarterly Dividend by 100% to U.S. $0.09 per Common Share
Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) (the “Company”) has declared a quarterly dividend of U.S. $0.09 per common share, an increase of 100% from U.S. $0.045 per common share paid on November 30, 2011. The dividend is payable on March 8, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 23, 2012. Business Wire India

GT Advanced Technologies to Provide Large Diameter Sapphire Cores to Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co., Ltd. for Production of High Brightness LED Substrates
GT Advanced Technologies Inc., (NASDAQ: GTAT), announced that its subsidiary, GT Crystal Systems, has entered into a purchase agreement with Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co., Ltd Business Wire India

KBR Establishes GES+ (General Engineering Services +) Entity in Saudi Arabia
KBR (NYSE: KBR) has announced that it has completed the registration and licensing of a new entity to carry out general engineering and project management services under the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) GES+ initiative. Business Wire India

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