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48,000 newly infected HIV cases found in China in 2011
An official publication on Saturday revealed that a total of 28,000 people died of HIV/AIDS in China last year, and another 48,000 were found newly infected. ANI

Obama and Jobs argued over outsourcing
Barack Obama and the late Steve Jobs had a terse exchange last February, over Apple out-sourcing the manufacturing of its famous products. ANI

UK deportation centre expels just nine percent of inmates due to human rights hurdle
Human rights claims have proved to be a major hurdle leading to the government expelling just nine percent of inmates of a deportation center. ANI

University of Nevada-Reno urged to provide interfaith chapel
Various religious leaders of northern Nevada (USA) have urged the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) to provide an interfaith chapel on the campus. ANI

German company removes objectionable yoga mats with images of Hindu deities
Germany based firm Yogistar has reportedly withdrawn from its website yoga mats carrying the images of Hindu deities, which upset Hindus had called inappropriate and asked for immediate withdrawal. ANI

31 Indian fishermen detained in Pak for fishing in territorial waters of Arabian Sea
Pakistan has detained 31 Indian fishermen and seized their 14 boats for fishing in its territorial waters of the Arabian Sea, the maritime security agency has said. ANI

Grossman's visit to Islamabad depends on Pakistan's assent for talks with US: State Department
US Special Envoy Marc Grossman will visit Pakistan only when the Pakistanis are ready for talks with the United States on a multi-faceted bilateral relationship, the State Department has said. ANI

White House launches official Google + page
The White House has launched an official Google + page with the aim to engage with Americans on the issues that matter the most. ANI

John McCain says US 'shouldn't rush to lift sanctions against Myanmar'
US Senator John McCain has said that the Obama administration should not rush to lift sanctions against Myanmar until it sees the results of a parliamentary by-election planned for early April. ANI

Palin calls South Carolina primary winner Gingrich new GOP 'front runner'
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has dubbed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich the new Republican "front-runner" after his victory in the South Carolina primary. ANI

Karzai says he met Afghan militant group Hizb-i-Islami for peace talks
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said he had met a delegation from Afghan insurgent group Hizb-i-Islami for peace talks. ANI

Syrian opposition calls on Arab League to refer Assad to UN Security Council
Syrian opposition leaders have formally called on the Arab League to refer President Bashar al-Assad to the UN Security Council. ANI

Ex-Iraq PM accuses Maliki of 'detaining, torturing' political opponents
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has accused Nouri al-Maliki of jailing over 1,000 members of opposition political parties, detaining many of them in secret locations with no access to legal counsel and using 'brutal torture' to extract confessions. ANI

Jewish-American newspaper publisher apologises for suggesting Israel assassinate Obama
A publisher of a Jewish-American newspaper has issued an apology for suggesting that Israel should consider assassinating US President Barack Obama. ANI

Security arrangements for Ijaz finalised: Pak Attorney General
Pakistan Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq said he has finalized security arrangements for the visit of Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, in consultation with the Defence Secretary. ANI

Judiciary always worked within its limits: CJP
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that the judiciary was struggling to buttress democratic and parliamentary norms and always worked within its limits. ANI

US man 'duct-taped daughter, shut her in dog cage'
A man from Ohio has been charged with child endangerment for allegedly tying up his 12-year-old daughter with duct tape, sticking her in a dog cage as punishment, and then threatening to electrify it. ANI

William set to join Kate on family vacation
Prince William will join his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, in the Caribbean island of Mustique, where she is enjoying a vacation with her family. ANI

Wikipedia traffic surged during black out
Wikipedia enjoyed a surge in web traffic this week despite being completely blacked out for 24-hours in protest against proposals for an Internet piracy crackdown in the United States. ANI

Musharraf not willing to return to Pakistan with 'foreign power, army, ISI' help
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said he does not want to return to Pakistan with the help of any foreign power, army or the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). ANI

Dutch teen becomes youngest sailor to complete world tour alone
A Dutch teenager, who landed on the harbour of the Caribbean island of St Maarten has become the youngest sailor to complete a solo tour of the world. ANI

Ijaz's lawyer seeks Army protection for client on Arrival in Pak over Memo Gate scandal
Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz's lawyer has said sought the Pakistan Army's help to ensure his client's security when he visits Pakistan to testify on the Memo Gate scandal. ANI

'Outraged' Rushdie slams Rajasthan cops for 'inventing a plot to keep him away'
Controversial Indian-origin author Salman Rushdie took to he micrblogging site Twitter to express his anger over Rajasthan police, saying they inventing plot to keep him away from the Jaipur Literature Festival. ANI

Rehman Malik says only Pak interior ministry 'not Army, ISI' can provide security to Ijaz
Rehman Malik has that it is only Pakistan's interior ministry, and not the Army or the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) that would provide protection to the Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz during his upcoming visit to the country to testify over the Memo Gate scandal. ANI

Romney says 'long way to go' as he congratulates Gingrich over South Carolina victory
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has congratulated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on his victory in the South Carolina primary. ANI

Panetta says al Qaeda "doesn't have ability" to conduct another 9/11 type terror attack
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said the al Qaeda "doesn't have the ability" anymore to carry out another 9/11 type terror attack. ANI

Egypt's Islamist parties sweep parliamentary polls winning 70 percent seats
Egyptian Islamist parties have swept the parliamentary polls, with an alliance of ultraconservative Islamists winning about 25 percent of seats, and the Muslim Brotherhood winning about 47 percent of the seats. ANI

'Let's stay together' upped Obama's chances of reelection, says bookie
A bookmaker has said that Barack Obama's rendition of 'Let's Stay Together' at a New York fundraiser on Thursday night has bolstered his chances of reelection. ANI

Ijaz to be placed on Exit Control List over memo scandal if Parliamentary Committee wants: Rehman Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the name of Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the key person in the Memo Gate scandal, would be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) if the Parliamentary Committee investigating the memo scandal orders so. ANI

'Embattled' Yemen president Saleh to depart for Oman on way to US
Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave soon for Oman, and is expected to arrive in the United States later in the week, it has emerged. ANI

US rules out providing special security for Ijaz during Pak trip over Memo scandal
The US Embassy has said that it would not provide any kind of security to Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz when he arrives in Pakistan to testify on the Memo Gate scandal. ANI

Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal to step down after 16-years at helm
The political head of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, has planned to step down from his position when elections for the leadership of the Palestinian Islamist organisation take place in the next few months. ANI

Costa Concordia owner makes 'insulting' 30 percent cruise discount offer to survivors
The owners of the Costa Concordia, the luxury cruise ship that ran aground the Italian coast, have been slammed for offering survivors of the disaster a 30 per cent discount for future cruises as they battle to stave off law suits which would cost them hundreds of millions of pounds. ANI

Gen Y employees excel more than their older counterparts
Younger Gen-Y employees outshine their older counterparts at workplace despite the negative stereotypes surrounding them, a new study has revealed. ANI

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