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Mail Online beats NY Times to become most visited online newspaper
New figures suggest that Mail Online has beaten the New York Times website as the most visited newspaper site on the web. ANI

Hindus ask Europe to address issue of stateless Gypsies urgently
Hindus want Europe to do something concrete to improve the plight of stateless Roma (Gypsies), who suffer rejection day after day. ANI

Lost 19th century love letters by Charlotte Bronte to be published
Original love letters by Charlotte Bronte to a married professor will be reproduced in an anthology of love letters written by historical figures, which is to be published by the British library. ANI

Now, FBI wants a social network map alert application
Seeking to develop an early-warning system based on material 'scraped' from social networks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants an application that provides information about possible domestic and global threats superimposed onto maps 'using mash-up technology'. ANI

Taliban delegates arrive in Qatar for peace talks with US-Afghan officials
A team of senior Taliban diplomats has reportedly arrived in Qatar in preparation for the opening of a political office and to host negotiations with America, and Afghan government officials. ANI

Imran Khan won't be a pro-Western PM: paper
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan would not be much of a Western supporter, a Sydney Morning Herald editorial has said. ANI

Chavez's daughter goads fury, poses with dollars
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's teenage daughter Rosines Chavez has caused controversy after posing with dollar notes and posting pictures on Instagram, a free photo-sharing application for iPhone. ANI

Rushdie waiting for Michelle Barish to accept his marriage proposal
Salman Rushdie is apparently waiting for Michelle Barish to accept his proposal to be his fifth wife. ANI

Workplace safety program can cut injuries if adequately enforced
A longstanding California occupational safety program, which necessitates all businesses to do away with workplace risks, can help avert injuries to employees, but only if it is effectively enforced, a new study has revealed. ANI

Modern humans settled in Arabia before spreading around the world
A new study, which uses genetic analysis to study the earliest human migrations, suggests that when modern humans first migrated out of Africa over sixty thousand years ago, they settled in Arabia on their way to the rest of the world. ANI

Vlamidir Putin 'not concerned' by calls for resignation
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has dismissed concerns over the protests urging him to step down from the post. ANI

eBay pulls missing 'Julia Gillard Shoe' amid outrageous bids
Online auction website eBay had put up Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's missing shoe for sale on the site but later retracted the decision. ANI

Polls envisage 'dead heat' situation before Florida primary
Various polls in the United States have envisaged a dead heat between Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney before the Florida primary, as the GOP gets ready for the pre-primary debate. ANI

US wants Pakistan to drop Iran pipeline project
The United States is working with Pakistan to help it deal with the consequences if it agrees to abandon the Iran pipeline project, the US State Department has said. ANI

"PM in waiting' Imran Khan confident PTI will "sweep elections" in Pak
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has predicted that his party will sweep the next national elections and he will become the country's next prime minister. ANI

Pentagon shooter pleads guilty in terror scare case
An ex-Marine who caused a terror scare at the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery last summer, has pleaded guilty to firing shots at military buildings in the Washington, D.C. area. ANI

Hillary Clinton 'ready' to step off 'high wire of American politics'
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reiterated that she is ready to quit American politics. ANI

Oz adventurers complete South Pole trek unassisted in 89 days
Two Australian adventurers have completed their trek from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back in 89 days on Jan 26, which also happened to be Australia Day. ANI

Obama's 2005 Chrysler sedan auctioned on eBay for $1m
The owner of Barack Obama's 2005 grey Chrysler sedan, has put up the president's memorabilia for auction on eBay with starting bid at 1 million dollars. ANI

Obama says encounter with Arizona Gov. blown out of proportion
In an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Barack Obama has said that his so-called "tense" meeting with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Wednesday, has been blown out of proportion. ANI

Imran Khan says he's against 'military intervention of any sort' in Pakistan
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said he is against any sort of army control over the policies of a democratic government, or military takeover or intervention. ANI

US says Pakistan 'too small an economy' to have free trade accord with
The United States has said that a free trade accord is too big for Pakistan as there is no match between the economies of the two countries, a top official of the commerce ministry in Islamabad has said. ANI

75% Pak children unable to read single sentence in English: Report
Seventy-five percent of children in Pakistan are unable to read a sentence in English, a survey report launched by South Asia Forum for Education Development has found. ANI

Israel senses a bluff in Iran's retaliatory strike threat
Israeli intelligence estimates, backed by academic studies, have cast doubt about a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities setting off a catastrophic set of events like a regional conflagration, widespread acts of terrorism and sky-high oil prices. ANI

Ijaz threatens to expose "extremism proliferation umbrella" ISI-Pak Army during Islamabad visit
Pakistani-American business man Mansoor Ijaz, the key person in the Memo Gate scandal, has said he would expose Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) or the military over their alleged role of "being an umbrella for the proliferation of extremism", when he arrives in Islamabad to testify on the same issue. ANI

Libyan detainees loyal to Gaddafi dying after being tortured by militias: Amnesty
Several Libyan detainees, mostly accused of being loyal to former ruler Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, have died after being tortured by militia groups, human rights group Amnesty International has said. ANI

Biden adopts 'Indian' accent' during call centre job verbal gaffe in New Hampshire
U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden has been known in the past to commit to verbal gaffes and for upsetting the Indian American community. ANI

Deep racism very much alive in Australia: Ex-Governor General
Former governor-general Peter Hollingworth has branded Australia Day celebrations as an excuse for a booze-up, adding that they all are racist deep down. ANI

Three of nine rockets fired on Abbottabad hit Pak Military Academy outer wall
Nine rockets were fired on the wall of the Pakistan Military Academy in Abbottabad early Friday morning, near the place where former al-Qaeda leader Osama bon Laden, was hiding, with three hitting the outer wall, DCO Abottabad Imtiaz Hussain Shah has said. ANI

Carla Bruni back in shape after pregnancy
Carla Bruni has regained her slender pre-pregnancy figure, just three months after delivery. ANI

Gilani rejects coup speculations saying "masses and army fully support democracy" in Pakistan
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has turned down speculations of a military coup in the country, saying that "both masses and the army fully support democracy". ANI

Muslim Brotherhood not to contest Egyptian presidential poll
The Muslim Brotherhood, which has clinched two thirds of the seats in the historic parliamentary polls, has said it will not run for the Egyptian presidency in the June elections. ANI

Gilani's ex-media coordinator Rasool Butt gets 3 yrs jail term over absence from court proceedings
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's former media coordinator Khurram Rasool Butt has reportedly surrendered to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after he was sentenced to three years imprisonment by three different courts in the country. ANI

Pak-Iran gas pipeline project 'not under' international sanctions: FO
Pakistan has said that the gas pipeline project between it and Iran does not come under the sanctions imposed on Tehran because of its nuclear issue with the international community. ANI

High expectations from employers may lower worker job satisfaction
Increased expectations from employers may have a negative impact on employees' job satisfaction and well being, a new study has revealed. ANI

TMEIC Opens New Sales Office in Mumbai
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) of Tokyo, Japan has announced the opening of a new sales and service office in Mumbai, India to further support customers in the region. Business Wire India

Healthy is the New Beautiful: Pantene Announces 11 Global Athletes as Its Newest Beauty Ambassadors
Pantene, the world’s leading haircare brand, today announced it will support 11 elite female athletes as its newest beauty ambassadors. The group will be featured in Pantene’s first global marketing campaign to support the Olympic Games Business Wire India

ANCILE Helps Clients Increase Return on Investment from HP Software
ANCILE Solutions, Inc., a global provider of best-in-class learning and performance software solutions to more than half of the Fortune 100, today announced it is working with Hewlett-Packard Company (“HP”) to provide ANCILE uPerform™ Express software to HP clients Business Wire India

Monster Worldwide Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2011. Business Wire India

Covidien Reports First-Quarter Results
Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 (October-December 2011). First-quarter net sales of $2.90 billion increased 5% from the $2.77 billion reported a year ago. Foreign exchange rate movement had no impact on the quarterly sales growth rate. Business Wire India

Boehringer Ingelheim Moves into Phase III for its Head and Neck Cancer Trial Programme for Afatinib*
FOR NON-US MEDIA ONLY Business Wire India

Greenlight Capital Comments on U.K. Financial Services Authority Fine
Greenlight Capital, Inc. (“Greenlight”) announced today that the U.K.’s Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) has fined Greenlight and David Einhorn for inadvertently engaging in market abuse in connection with Greenlight’s trading of Punch Taverns plc (LSE: PUB) shares in June 2009. Business Wire India

BIOTRONIK Successfully Completes Testing of BIOTRONIK EHR DataSync®— Connecting BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring® to Electronic Health Record Systems
BIOTRONIK, a worldwide leader in manufacturing cardiac medical devices and pioneer of remote patient management solutions, today announced it has successfully completed its final interoperability testing process for BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring®, an Internet-based system for patient and implantable cardiac device information. Business Wire India

Michael Jackson Will Be Immortalized in a Hand and Foot Print Ceremony at Hollywood's Legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre & the Entire Program Will Be Transmitted LIVE Internationally!
Business Wire India

Americas Styrenics Announces New CEO, Bradley Crocker
Americas Styrenics LLC (AmSty), the joint venture between Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) and Styron, today announced the appointment of Bradley Crocker as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 30, 2012. Business Wire India

REC Solar Modules Win Industry Leading Test for Best Performance in 2011
This week, the Photon Laboratory announced that REC modules ranked first in the 2011 module field performance test, producing 6 percent more energy than competing modules. Business Wire India

ZELTIQ® Initiates Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Clinipro
ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc Business Wire India

Reputation.com Awarded Two Patents for its Reputation Science™ Technology
Reputation.com, the leader in online privacy and reputation management, today announced that it has been issued two United States patents for its reputation scoring and online privacy technologies Business Wire India

Oriflame Kicks off 45th Anniversary at Rio Conference
Oriflame (STO:ORISDB), the international beauty company selling direct, has announced the launch of its 45th anniversary celebrations at its Diamond Conference in Rio de Janeiro. Over 1,000 participants including Oriflame’s top Leaders have gathered for the occasion, taking place 23 - 26 January Business Wire India

ebrary Ships New Mobile App and Facebook Sign-in, Announces Global Student E-book Survey and Title Source 3 Integration
ebrary®, a ProQuest business and leading provider of e-books and research technology, made several key announcements last week including: Business Wire India

S+S at Plastindia 2012
Region’s most important plastics industry trade fair, Plastindia, will be held from 1st to 6th of February 2012 in New Delhi. S+S Separation and Sorting Technology, Germany, is looking for-ward to meet customers at booth 12 D17 in Hall 12 Business Wire India

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