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Brit teenage girls are Europe's biggest binge drinkers: Report
Teenage British girls are the biggest binge drinkers in the whole of Europe as more than half of 15-year-olds drink to excess at least once a month, according to a report by drawn up by UK's Department of Health. ANI

Americans' support for 'Obamacare' increases after SCOTUS ruling: Poll
Americans' support for President Barack Obama's healthcare law has risen after the Supreme Court upheld it, according to a new poll. ANI

French motorists must carry breathalyzers under new law
Motorists in France will have to carry breathalyser kits in their vehicles, or risk paying on-the-spot fines, according to a new law in the country. ANI

US drone makers urge government to open foreign markets to sell unmanned aircraft
American military contractors are lobbying with the government to ease export restrictions and open up foreign markets to sell drones, despite concerns about U.S.-made unmanned aircraft ending up in enemy hands. ANI

Escalating sectarian violence in Balochistan killed over 400 in past four years: Report
Almost 400 people have died in more than 200 incidents of ethnic and sectarian violence in the past four years in Balochistan, according to a report. ANI

UK police feared for their lives during England riots: Study
British police officers caught up in last summer's riots have revealed that they were shocked by the escalating violence and feared for their lives, according to an in-depth study. ANI

Family expects no justice as Bugti trial opens against Musharraf
Slain Balochistan Governor Nawab Akbar Bugti's family has said they don't expect any kind of fair treatment from the government. ANI

No one has electricity in 'blackout-hit' Pak except new PM!
Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf's personal residence has been installed with special power line within hours of him taking up office ANI

Syria's Assad endorses anti-terrorism legislation
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad endorsed Monday a counter-terrorism law, which came just days after he announced that his country is at a state of real war. ANI

Murdoch says 'Romney needs better team to win' US Presidential election
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has blasted Mitt Romney on the micro blogging platform Twitter once again, saying the Republican presidential contender needs a better campaign team to win the election. ANI

Iran not to hesitate to hold up nuclear rights: FM
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Monday that the Islamic republic will not hesitate to defend its nuclear rights, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. ANI

Pak's 'double game' on terror coming back to 'bite it hard': Editorial
Pakistan's double standards in the fight against terrorism are biting it back, and it is high time for the country to redouble its efforts to combat the menace and finish it off once and for all, a newspaper editorial has said. ANI

Man in Afghan police uniform kills 3 NATO soldiers
A man wearing Afghan police uniform shot dead three NATO soldiers in the restive southern Afghanistan on Sunday, a statement issued by the military alliance said on Monday morning. ANI

Iran strongly opposes foreign interference in Syria: FM
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said the Islamic republic strongly opposes any plans leading to foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs, the Press TV reported on Monday. ANI

British experts examine prehistoric skeleton found in Sri Lanka
A group of British experts from Cambridge university started research on the prehistoric skeleton found in Sri Lanka, the Archeological Department said on Monday. ANI

Duchess 'Kate effect' sees Le Chameau wellington sales soar
The Duchess of Cambridge has spiraled sales of Wellington boots after wearing a pair at a charity camping day. ANI

Why you shouldn't have sex with colleagues
Having sex with your colleagues could get you fired, a relationship psychologist has warned. ANI

Afghanistan to move UN if cross-border attacks by Pak-Taliban not resolved diplomatically
Afghanistan has warned that it would move the United Nations if the issue of escalating tensions over cross-border attacks by Taliban insurgents and retaliatory action from Pakistani security forces is not resolved diplomatically. ANI

Why getting ready for work on Monday takes longer
Women take extra time to getting ready on a Monday than any other day, according to a new study. ANI

New UK immigrant tests for foreign nationals to focus on 'Britishness'
British Home Secretary Theresa May is reportedly planning changes to a test taken by foreign nationals who wish to become British citizens of the country. ANI

1 million Brit employees 'drugged' at work
More than a million people in Britain go to work with drugs still in their system, a study suggests. ANI

Mexico's ex-ruling party poised to win elections, suggest exit polls
Exit polls have predicted that Mexico's former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which has promised to put the country back in the league of emerging economies, has come back to power after Sunday's presidential election. ANI

Brit-Pak man may face life sentence for asking wife to punish crying baby by dunking in water
A British Pakistani man is likely to face life imprisonment over claims that he allegedly told his former mistress to punish a crying baby by dunking her into water while he watched the child drown on the Internet. ANI

New Egyptian President Morsi faces bitter fight with military over cabinet posts
Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi is facing a daunting struggle with the country's military rulers over allotment of cabinet posts in the next government, according to a report. ANI

Clinton hopes Pak-US relations will improve during PM Ashraf's tenure
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton telephoned newly elected Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, and expressed hope that relations between Washington and Islamabad would improve during his tenure in office. ANI

Bristol Palin's reality show loses prime-time slot after ratings sink
Bristol Palin's five minutes of fame appears to have ended after her much-hyped Lifetime reality show has been dropped from its prime-time slot and replaced with re-runs. ANI

Asian women face more barriers than Westerners in getting top jobs: Survey
Women in Asia face more barriers than those in the West in getting top corporate jobs, a survey has revealed. ANI

Pak secretly allowing transport of lethal NATO supplies to Afghanistan via air
Pakistan has secretly allowed US-led NATO forces to use its airspace to transport lethal supplies to Afghanistan, official sources have claimed. ANI

Pak-US close to resolving resumption of NATO supply routes dispute
The United States and Pakistan are apparently close to resolving the issue of reopening NATO supply routes to Afghanistan, official sources have claimed. ANI

Pak Taliban spokesman killed in clashes with security forces in Upper Dir
Banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) the spokesman Mullah Mansoor has reportedly been killed in a clash with security forces in the Upper Dir district. ANI

'Disappearance' of UK backpacker in Nepal sparks fear 'trekkers being targeted by locals'
A 27-year-old British backpacker has disappeared in Nepal sparking concerns that trekkers in that country are being attacked by locals, according to a report. ANI

Protestors demanding autonomy for eastern Libya storm Benghazi election office
Protesters calling for greater autonomy for eastern Libya have reportedly stormed the offices of electoral authority in Benghazi. ANI

Mike Mathews Named Senior Vice President, International at KCI
Kinetic Concepts, Inc. announced today that Mike Mathews has been named Senior Vice President, International. Business Wire India

Ernst & Young announces 548 new partners worldwide
Ernst & Young has today announced the admission of 548 new partners across its global organization. Business Wire India

Stewart Information Services Corp. Names Steve Lessack Group President, International Operations
Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC) has named Steve Lessack group president, international operations. With this appointment, Lessack joins Stewart’s seven-member executive team. Business Wire India

Fuji Electric Launches Power Conditioners for Mega Solar
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6504)(ISIN:JP3820000002)(Fuji Electric) announced that it released the 'PVI Series' power conditioners for use in mega solar applications. Business Wire India

Dow Water & Process Solutions Sees Success with DOW FILMTEC™ RO Inside Ingredient Branding
Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), has successfully launched an ingredient branding program for DOW FILMTEC™ reverse osmosis (RO) for residential water treatment systems Business Wire India

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Announces Record $36.5 Million Verdict for Woman Injured in Crash Caused by Schneider National Carriers, Inc.
A Riverside County, California, Superior Court jury has awarded a married couple from India approximately $36.5 million for injuries the woman received in an accident with an 18-wheel truck operated by Schneider National Carriers, Inc. that left the woman catastrophically injured Business Wire India

NYSE Euronext Raised $17.1 Billion in Global IPO Proceeds in First Half of 2012
In the first half of 2012, NYSE Euronext (NYX) raised $17.1 billion in total global proceeds from Initial Public Offerings (IPO) on 66 IPOs. In the U.S., NYSE Euronext listed 62% of all U.S. IPOs bringing 56 new IPOs to the U.S. market, recently ending the quarter with the successful listing of ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE: NOW) Business Wire India

“Magic,” World’s Thinnest Contact Lens Pack, Scores Gold at “Big 3” Advertising Awards
Menicon Co., Ltd.’s "Magic," a daily disposable contact lens pack that provides wearers with both functionality and ultra-thin portability through its minimalist design, won the 2012 Gold Award for Brand and Identity Experience at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Business Wire India

HEXBUG® Creator Releases Robotic Toy Bugs into India
Innovation First International, masterminds behind the internationally recognized HEXBUG® Micro Robotic Creatures brand, announced it is launching its popular family-focused product line of high-tech robotic toys into the Indian market. For this global expansion, Innovation First has joined forces with Anacra Merchandise Pvt Ltd Business Wire India

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