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China tells airlines not to pay EU-imposed carbon emission charge
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has stopped Chinese airlines to pay charge on carbon emissions forced by the Europe Union (EU), and neither to hike freights, nor to add other fees accordingly without government's permission. ANI

China's new 'rockets' to take 'Long March' in five years
China's new generation of Long March rockets-Long March -5, -6 and -7 -- are projected to make debut flights in the next five years. ANI

'Al-Qaeda aiding Boko Haram in carrying out deadly attacks in Nigeria'
Al-Qaeda operatives in North Africa have reportedly helped to transform Boko Haram into a terrorist group capable of killing hundreds in sophisticated attacks. ANI

13 killed, 40 injured in Philippines earthquake
At least 13 people have been killed and 40 are believed missing after an earthquake struck the moutain village of Planas in the Philippines on Monday. ANI

Burma's election commission allows Suu Kyi to run for parliamentary by-elections
Burma's election commission has reportedly allowed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for parliamentary by-elections. ANI

Oz 'bikie gangs' recruiting drug mules on Facebook
Australia's dangerous outlaw motorcycle gangs are using social networking sites such as Facebook to recruit drug mules, the country's top crime body has revealed. ANI

India's Sobha group buys land in Dubai's Meydan for mixed-use project
Indian developer Sobha Group has obtained eight million square feet of land at Meydan City in Dubai for an undisclosed amount to build a mixed-use project, officials have said. ANI

In Colorado, nobody as good as Obama
In the swing state of Colorado, President Barack Obama has disappointed many independents, but they are even less happy with Republican candidates. ANI

UK school teaches students to embrace failure
A school in London has taken up an initiative to teach children to learn from failure in exams and on the sports field. ANI

US aid to Egypt in peril amid crackdown on pro-democracy groups
American aid to Egypt, which is estimated at an average of two billion dollars a year, is reportedly in peril with U.S. lawmakers threatening to block assistance in response to Egypt's crackdown on pro-democracy groups. ANI

Scot politician Salmond compares BBC boss with Nazi official
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond is facing calls to apologise after embarrassingly comparing a BBC chief to a Nazi bureaucrat ANI

Myanmar's HR situation improving but 'serious challenges' remain: UN official
United Nations Human Rights Envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana has said he has witnessed a positive impact in Myanmar's recent human rights situation, but added that serious challenges still remain and need to be addressed. ANI

Woman Baloch minister resigns over Domki wife-daughter killing
Nasreen Rehman Khetran, a minister in the Balochistan Government, has resigned in protest over the brutal killing of lawmaker Mir Bakhtiar Domki's wife and daughter. ANI

South Africa's white population may be extinct by 2161: Study
South Africa's white and Indian population are declining, and the former figure may be extinct by the year 2161, a new study has revealed. ANI

Italian woman sues Costa Concordia owner over miscarriage after cruise ship disaster
An Italian woman has sued the owner of Costa Concordia for a million Euros in damages and compensation, claiming the terror and trauma of being involved in the Italian cruise ship disaster caused her to have a miscarriage. ANI

Family links strong in Australian terror cells
Family connections and friendships are at the core of the terrorist networks active in Australia over the past 12 years, a Monash University researcher has found. ANI

David Cameron participates in school skate-off with kids
David Cameron took part in a skating event at the weekend to help raise funds for a school in his constituency. ANI

Heart surgery on baby aged just 17 hours sets world record
A tiny fighter from UK is recovering in hospital after becoming the youngest person to have open-heart surgery. ANI

How employers can retain top talent
As the economy recovers, majority of employees will most likely look for better opportunities outside their firms, experts have warned. ANI

Libya's ruling NTC says Saif Gaddafi's trail could begin 'within weeks, or months'
Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has said that the trail of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, could begin 'within weeks, or months'. ANI

Iran 'to target any country that stages attack against it'
A senior Iranian military guard commander has said Tehran would target any country that attacks it. ANI

Jailed terrorists radicalizing young Muslim inmates in UK
Jailed terrorists are radicalizing vulnerable young Muslims in prison, a report by British members of parliament has disclosed. ANI

UK parliament committee report says Al-Qaeda is trying to recruit Brit girl bombers
Al-QAEDA is trying to recruit women to carry out suicide bombings in the United Kingdom. ANI

Mubarak to be moved to prison for first time since his April 2011 arrest
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will be moved shortly to a prison hospital for the first time since his arrest in April 2011. ANI

Modern kids' 'short attention span' blamed for inability to read Dickens
Charles Dickens' acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin has claimed that today's children do not have the required attention span to read the author's classic, but lengthy books. ANI

Obama says US, Israel 'in lockstep' to prevent Iran from becoming nuke power
US President Barack Obama has said that Washington is working closely with Israel to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power. ANI

Malik asks Chaudhry Nisar to apologise for statements on Army
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has asked opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar to apologise for his statements on the army. ANI

Pak Chief Justice takes suo moto notice of Domki family killing
Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has taken suo moto notice of the target killing of Balochistan lawmaker Bakhtiar Domki's wife and daughter. ANI

NATO attack that killed Pak soldiers referred to country's parliament: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the issue of the NATO attack was also referred to the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNC), which comprised of chosen representatives and had complete backing of the people of Pakistan. ANI

Over Rs 8,500 bn corruption has taken place during Gilani's tenure: Transparency
Pakistan has lost over 8,500 billion rupees in corruption, tax evasion and bad governance during the last four years of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's tenure, Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has claimed. ANI

Three more Tibetans self-immolate in protest against Chinese rule
Three Tibetans have reportedly set themselves on fire in protest against China's political and religious repression. ANI

Sarkozy splashes œ10k a day on food and owns 121 cars
France President Nicolas Sarkozy spends 10,000 pounds a day on food and keeps 121 cars under his Elysee Palace, a new book has claimed. ANI

JFK took White House intern's virginity in his wife's bedroom
In a tell-all memoir, President John F Kennedy's teenage mistress describes how she lost her virginity to the former U.S. President when he seduced her in his wife's bedroom following a pool party with two close aides and other young women. ANI

Egypt to prosecute 44 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, for illegal acts in country
Egypt will prosecute 44 non-governmental organization workers, including 19 American nationals, on charges of allegedly receiving foreign funds illegally and being involved in banned activities in the Islamic country. ANI

Pak Muslims urged to shun blasphemous Facebook in favour of Millat alternative
Intellectuals and scholars have urged Muslims to use Millat Facebook, a Muslims alternative to the US Facebook, saying they should boycott products of the countries and organizations involved in blasphemy of the Holy Prophet (SAW). ANI

Cameron under pressure to slash 'peanuts' aid to India
British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing intense pressure to slash the 280 million pounds aid the UK gives to India after it emerged that the country said it no longer wanted the money, describing it as 'peanuts'. ANI

Oz police announce $100K reward for information about Indian man's death
The Australian police has announced a 100,000 dollar reward for information about the death of an Indian national in New South Wales, two years ago. ANI

Bloomberg Brief Launches Daily Asia Economics Newsletter
Bloomberg Brief today announced the launch of Economics Asia and the addition of Tamara Mast Henderson, a former International Monetary Fund economist, to the group's staff. Business Wire India

Dimension Data Recognized as Cisco TelePresence Video Master Global Authorised Technology Provider
Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion IT solutions and services provider said today it has become the first company in the world to be awarded TelePresence Video Master Global Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco Business Wire India

Tunstall Healthcare Announces the Acquisition of STT Condigi
STT Condigi, a leading provider of technology and services to the elderly home care and nursing home markets in the Nordic region, has announced today that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Tunstall Healthcare Group Limited, a leading telecare and telehealth provider based in the UK Business Wire India

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