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Thousands of p*rn website users' passwords, email addresses leaked by hackers
Passwords and email addresses belonging to thousands users of a p*rn website have reportedly been leaked online by hackers. ANI

Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning declines to enter plea
US Army private Bradley Manning has declined to enter a plea to charges that he handed a massive cache of classified US documents to whistle blowing website WikiLeaks. ANI

Venus, Jupiter and moon to be seen in triple conjunction
Venus, Jupiter, and the moon form a sky watching treat in the evening sky on for the week of February 22, 2012, with a triple conjunction on February 25 and 26. ANI

Caroline Wozniacki wants to win bet with golfer beau over sweet and soda
Caroline Wozniacki has divulged that she is aspiring to win a bet with golfer boyfriend Rory McIlroy over their eating habits. ANI

Indian -origin UAE man who had amnesia rediscovers identity
An Indian-origin citizen in Dubai, who had lost his memory, was able to rediscover his identity and now wants to go back to his family in India. ANI

Pakistani boy breaks Indian martial arts world record
Pakistani Taekwondo Black Belt holder Ahmad Amin Bodla has broken the world record of an Indian to set a new record of completing the most number of kicks in one hour in martial arts. ANI

Brits of Somalian descent may target London Olympics
The British intelligence service, MI5, has gathered evidence suggesting that as many as 40 young British men, mainly of Somali descent, are fighting alongside al Shabaab, the Somalian militia that is part of Al-Qaeda's loose terror network against UN-backed troops in the devastated country. ANI

Balochistan leaders unimpressed by Malik's negotiation claims
Balochistan nationalist parties have expressed mistrust over Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik's claims that the government will soon withdraw cases against angry Baloch leaders and hold negotiations with them. ANI

British Airways told sacked bag handler 'all Mussies are terrorists'
A Muslim baggage handler, who was sacked by British Airways amid fears that he was being groomed for a terror plot, has claimed that he was told "all Mussies are terrorists." ANI

9-year-old girl 'run to death' for eating candy
A 9-year-old girl in Alabama died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for eating a bar of chocolate. ANI

Pak Supreme Court directs ISI, MI to submit report on Balochistan issue on March 7
The Pakistan Supreme Court has directed the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Militarily Intelligence (MI) to submit a detailed report on the security situation of Balochistan on March 7. ANI

Sindh HC issued notice Musharraf over May 12, 2007 Karachi carnage
The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued a notice to former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf over the May 12, 2007 carnage in Karachi. ANI

Another Saudi posts insulting tweets about Prophet
Now, another Saudi Arabia national has courted controversy by posting tweets that insult Prophet Mohammad. ANI

Rudd confirms move to challenge to Oz PM Gillard in Feb 27 leadership ballot
Former Australian foreign minister Kevin Rudd has confirmed that he will contest the February 27 leadership ballot, saying he wants to finish the job he began. ANI

U.S. intelligence does not believe Iran is trying to build a nuclear bomb: Report
A new US intelligence report has indicated that Iran is pursuing research that could enable it build a nuclear weapon, but it has not sought to do so. ANI

Workout at gym 'may help avoid burnout at work'
Avoiding the gym can take a toll on an individual's mental health, leading to depression and greater burnout rates at work, a new study has claimed. ANI

People overrate their favourite political candidates
No matter what the polls predict, voters tend to believe that their preferred political candidate will win an election. ANI

Three Peshawar police killed by extremist group in revenge for US drone attacks
Al-Qaeda linked Islamist militant group Sheikh Abdullah Azaam brigade has taken responsibility for killing three policemen in a suicide attack at a police station in Peshawar today, in protest against US drone attacks. ANI

NASA pinning down GPS satellites' location better than ever
Before our Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation devices can inform us where we are, the satellites that form the GPS need to know precisely where they themselves are. ANI

Prince Charles meets pop queen Cheryl Cole at charity event
Prince Charles was seen talking and joking with Cheryl Cole at a star-studded dinner for his Prince's Trust charity. ANI

John Edwards sex tape to be destroyed
An alleged sex tape of former US presidential candidate John Edwards and his mistress will be destroyed within 30 days, after a lawsuit over who owned the tape was settled on Thursday. ANI

Russia, China reject ' foreign interference' to ongoing protests in Syria
Both Russia and China are opposed to foreign interference ongoing protests in Syria, the Foreign Ministry has said in the wake of the latter working to step up international support for its stance ahead of a major international conference. ANI

Maryland legislators passes gay marriage bill by 72-65 votes
The Maryland legislature has passed the gay marriage bill on a 72-67 votes. ANI

Tyra Banks graduates from Harvard Business School
Retired supermodel Tyra Banks has proved that she's more than just a pretty face by graduating from Harvard Business School in Massachusetts. ANI

'UK not to interfere in Pak 'internal affair' related to Balochistan'
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Adom Thomson has ruled out the possibility of his country's government helping Islamabad tackle insurgency in Balochistan, insisting that London will not interfere in Pakistan's internal affairs. ANI

I've got another five years coming up: President Obama
The US president Barack Obama has told America's largest Hispanic radio service, Univision, that he still has five years coming up. ANI

Clinton says U.S. wants full resumption of ties with Pak
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for the resumption of ties with Pakistan after the latter's parliament completes a review of its ties with the US. ANI

NOTW bosses created 'emails deletion policy' to cover phone hacking scandal
New evidence of a cover-up of a phone hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid has emerged showing that the media firm created a policy to delete emails that could be used against it in court proceedings. ANI

Wives seething with anger over skimpy outfits of barmaid in Italian cafe
Wives in a small Italian town have banned their husbands from visiting a local cafe where a busty barmaid serves drinks in skimpy outfits. ANI

UN accuses Syria of perpetrating crimes against humanity
The United Nations has accused Syria of perpetrating crimes against humanity, indicating that President Bashar al-Assad should be prosecuted ANI

Ijaz says he 'authored and sent' memo to Gen. James Jones without Haqqani's consent
Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz has said that he had authored the first draft of the memo himself and sent it to General James Jones, to pass on to then-Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, without former ambassador Husain Haqqani's consent. ANI

Pak-US ties "too important" to turn back on: Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that Pakistan was too important for Washington to turn its back on. ANI

Ijaz says Zardari instructed Haqqani on memo issue
Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz has said that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari had directed former US envoy Husain Haqqani on the memo issue. ANI

Earth's siblings may have different chemical structures
The Universe could be home to billions of Earth-like planets but a great majority of them may have a totally different internal and atmospheric structure as compared to our planet, scientists suggest. ANI

Milberg LLP and Motley Rice LLC Announce the Proposed Settlement of a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Involving Washington Mutual, Inc. Common Stock Purchased between April 15, 2003 and June 28, 2004, Inclusive
In the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle, in South Ferry LP #2 v. Kerry K. Killinger, et al., Case No. C04-1599-JCC, a summary notice has been issued as follows: Business Wire India

ERCOM Announce its “A la carte” eNodeB LTE Test Product Solutions and Enhanced RF and CPRI Modules
ERCOM announced the availability of “A la carte” LTE product offerings. Because each eNodeB has its own internal architecture and associated test strategy, ERCOM has created a family of evolving products that can better fit customers’ needs Business Wire India

ZTE Achieves World’s-Fastest Sales Revenues Increase in Q1-Q3 2011
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, announced today it had achieved the world’s-fastest sales revenues increase for the first nine months of 2011. Business Wire India

GCT Semiconductor Collaborates with NVIDIA to Offer High Performance 4G Platform Solution for LTE Smartphones and Tablets
GCT® Semiconductor, a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions, today announced that it is collaborating with NVIDIA to deliver a 4G LTE reference platform in a cost-effective solution ideal for smartphones and tablets. Business Wire India

Tata Communications Announces Global Technology Association with Formula 1™
Tata Communications, a leading provider of The New World of Communications, today announces a multi-year technology service and marketing agreement with Formula One Management. The agreement will see Tata Communications delivering world-class connectivity to all 20 Formula 1™ race locations over its global network, the largest in the world Business Wire India

Regus Launches Mobile App for Android
Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, today announced the launch of an Android App. The new App brings flexible work to the fingertips of over 250 million Android device users worldwide. Business Wire India

Cegedim Relationship Management’s OneKey™ Surpasses Eight Million Validated Global Healthcare Professionals in Its Superior Quality Database
Cegedim Relationship Management today announced that OneKey™, the world-leading healthcare professional (HCP) database available in over 69 countries, has surpassed eight million validated healthcare professionals in its comprehensive database Business Wire India

TEOCO Expands Into Network Optimization Market with Schema Acquisition
TEOCO, the leading provider of Assurance and Analytics solutions to communications service providers worldwide, today completed its acquisition of Schema Ltd., a leading provider of multi-vendor Radio Access Network (RAN) optimization and analytics solutions. Business Wire India

BT Offers Innovative Global IP Exchange Interconnectivity Service Powered by GENBAND’s Leading IP Voice Infrastructure
GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced that British Telecommunications plc (BT), one of the world’s leading communications services companies, has selected GENBAND to support its enhanced Global IP Interconnect solution for its UK and global wholesale customers. Business Wire India

Exxon Mobil Corporation Announces 2011 Reserves Replacement
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today that additions to its proved reserves in 2011 totaled 1.8 billion oil-equivalent barrels, replacing 107 percent of production. Excluding the impact of asset sales, reserves additions replaced 116 percent of production. Business Wire India

Open Source Code Quality On Par with Proprietary Code in 2011 Coverity Scan Report
Coverity, Inc., the leader in development testing, released today the 2011 Coverity Scan Open Source Integrity Report (Scan). This report is the result of the largest public-private sector research project focused on open source software integrity, originally initiated between Coverity and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2006, and currently owned and managed by Coverity Business Wire India

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