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Nudists demand Welsh beach near William and Kate's home
A beach near the Welsh home of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is the subject of calls to make it an official nudist site for those who want to enjoy sand and sea altogether. ANI

Brits spend more than 15k pounds on coffee over lifetime
Britons spend at least 15,600 pounds in coffee shops over a lifetime as they don't know how to make lattes and cappuccinos at home, a new study has revealed. ANI

'Dewani willing to go to South Africa to clear allegations against him'
Indian-origin British business tycoon accused of masterminding his wife's murder during their honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010, is willing to face a court in South Africa to clear all allegations against him, his family has said ANI

Brits world leaders for 'lovemaking in dark'
A global sex survey has revealed that 60 percent of Brits prefer lovemaking in the dark. ANI

Christian doctor sacked for emailing prayer to colleagues
A Christian doctor told an employment tribunal that he was sacked because he emailed a prayer to his colleagues. ANI

Cleric wants Pakistan Supreme Court to enforce Sharia
A Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz has called on the chief justice of the Pakistan Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the delay in the enforcement of Islamic (Sharia) laws in the country for which "we rendered great sacrifices". ANI

American military commanders exchange key proposals with Kayani to ease US-Pak strained ties
Top US military commanders, who flew in to meet Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Wednesday, have exchanged key proposals to ease the months-old strained relationship between both countries, mainly following last November's NATO attack that killed 24 soldiers. ANI

Probe finds high radiation in crippled Fukushima's second reactor
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has said damage to one of the reactors is much worse than earlier expected. ANI

Poll: Obama breaks 50 percent against Romney, Santorum
A new CNN/ORC international survey indicates that President Barack Obama's approval rating has inched over the 50 percent mark for the first time since last May. ANI

China tells US to stop interfering in internal matters through Tibet
China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei has firmly told the United States to not interfere in their country's internal matters through the Tibet issue. ANI

'Pakistan to seek Russia's financial help for Iran-Pak gas pipeline project'
Pakistan will seek Russia's financial help for the multi-billion dollars Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project. ANI

Hundreds of Afghan women jailed for committing 'moral crimes': Report
Hundreds of Afghan women have been jailed for committing for "moral crimes", including running away and having extra-marital sex, new report has found. ANI

Pakistani doc who helped CIA track down Osama 'sacked'
Dr Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani doctor who had helped the CIA in tracking down former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has been sacked by the health department. ANI

Titanic captain's steward 'feared doomed ship was cursed after near-miss at port'
A Titanic-headed letter by the captain's personal steward in which he mentioned about his apprehensions that the ill-fated liner was cursed with bad luck is up for auction. ANI

Toulouse gunman's dad to sue French police over son's death
The father of Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah has hired an Algerian lawyer to sue French special police over his son's death. ANI

Ex-Pak dancing girl who was attacked with acid commits suicide
Pakistani acid attack victim Fakhra Younus who had to endure over three dozen surgeries over a period of more than a decade to repair her severely damaged face and body, has committed suicide. ANI

Indonesian minister bans women from wearing 'pornographic' mini skirts
Indonesia's Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali has declared that mini-skirts are pornographic and would be banned under the country's tough new anti-p*rn laws. ANI

NATO troops take precautions to avoid fratricide by Afghans
U.S. and NATO soldiers have been ordered to take extraordinary precautions against being shot by Afghan troops, including designating "guardian angels" to keep watch at joint bases around the clock, according to a senior military official. ANI

Philippines leaders annoyed over 'noynoying' satire on President Aquino
Philippines President Benigno Aquino III lackadaisical and poor response to major issues confronting his government, that some critics have jocularly labelled his actions as "noynoying" much to the annoyance of the country's other leaders. ANI

Bronx judge blocks Strauss-Kahn's bid to dodge rape related civil suit
Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) president Dominique Strauss-Kahn's bid to dodge a civil lawsuit from a hotel maid who has accused him of rape, has not been accepted by State Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon. ANI

Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn referred to women as 'luggage' and 'equipment'
Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) president Dominique Strauss-Kahn has referred to women as 'luggage' and 'equipment' in texts sent to friends and the alleged pimps with whom he is accused of planning a string of debauched sex parties, it has been reported. ANI

Sarkozy vows to be a 'different' president ahead of elections
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed to be a "different president" if re-elected to the post, and admitted he had acted at times too impulsively and more like a minister than a head of state in his first tenure. ANI

Hooker says ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn was 'violent' during orgies
The prostitute named Marion has told investigators the disgraced former International Monetary Fund (IMF) president Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his cronies "showed little respect for girls", and were often violent during their many sex-related orgies. ANI

UAE to come out with tough domestic helpers' law soon
The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to introduce a draft law that will impose severe penalties on sponsors of domestic helpers if they breach the contract of employment and ask their domestic help to do a job which they are not supposed to do. ANI

Sindh Govt. orders judicial probe into Karachi violence
The Sindh government in Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into the violence that erupted in Karachi earlier this week. ANI

Poll suggests Obama leads Romney and Santorum in swing states
President Barack Obama has opened up leads on his possible Republican rival, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in all of three very crucial swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, according to a new poll. ANI

Young Indian expat commits suicide in Muscat
A young Indian expatriate has committed suicide in the Mabela Industrial Area of Muscat. ANI

Ex US President Bush endorses Romney for White House race
Former American president George Bush has endorsed Republican candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for the White House race. ANI

Pakistan willing to use air force to destroy militants without US air raids
Pakistan is reportedly willing to use its own air force to destroy militant hideouts in FATA, but does not support the United States using drone strike at them. ANI

Jamaat-i-Islami threatens to block NATO supply routes if Pak parliament orders their reopening
The Jamaat-i-Islami has said it will forcibly block NATO supply routes if they parliament passes orders to reopen them. ANI

Prince Harry secretly moves in with Kate and Wills at Kensington Palace
Prince Harry, who is back from Jamaica after his royal tour as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, has secretly moved in with his newly-wed brother and sister-in-law at their new official residence, Kensington Palace. ANI

Osama's Yemeni wife stayed in Karachi for almost 9 months
Former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's Yemeni widow Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah lived in Karachi for almost 8-9 months and kept changing her residence six or seven times. ANI

Hardest workers play sport the most
When people are asked why they don't play sport, they commonly blame "lack of time" or "working too many hours". ANI

Infineon’s New GNSS Receive Front-End Modules Feature Industry’s Best Noise Figure in World’s Smallest Package
Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX/OTCQX: IFNNY) today introduced a new series of Receive Front-End Modules for implementation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) functionality in smart phones and other handheld devices. The new BGM104xN7 products feature the best noise figure in the industry, which is a critical parameter for the performance of a GNSS receiver Business Wire India

Rapid Growth for Angel Telecom Corporation
Angel Telecom Corporation (OTC: AGLT) announces that its first quarter 2012 results confirm the company’s rapid growth Business Wire India

Gemalto selected by KDDI for Japan’s first mobile NFC launch
CARTES in Asia - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653), the world leader in digital security, announces being selected by KDDI for Japan’s first commercial launch of mobile NFC services. KDDI serves over 34 million subscribers in Japan Business Wire India

Cathay Financial Holdings and Conning Appoint Chief Investment Officer for Asia Pacific Joint Venture
Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd. (TWSE: 2882), a leading financial services provider, and Conning, one of the largest global asset managers focused on the insurance industry, today announced the appointment of Timothy Matson as Chief Investment Officer for Cathay Conning Asset Management Limited Business Wire India

Aptina Extends High Definition Portfolio with New 1/3” Image Sensor Solution
Aptina, a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions that enable Imaging Everywhere™, announced today the launch of the AR0130CS image sensor. The 1/3” optical format HD (720p/60fps) sensor provides mainstream surveillance cameras excellent low light (0 lux) performance with its 3.75-micron near infrared (NIR) detecting pixel Business Wire India

Aptina Advances Global Shutter Technology for High Speed Surveillance, Inspection and Scanning
Aptina, a leading innovator of CMOS imaging technology, today announced the newest additions to the company’s growing portfolio of high performance imaging solutions with its launch of the MT9M031 and MT9M021 image sensors Business Wire India

Quintiles to Quantify Healthcare Decisions Using Archimedes Simulator
Quintiles and Archimedes Inc. today announced an agreement to co-promote clinical and commercial solutions for biopharmaceutical companies to help reduce the time and expense associated with developing and marketing novel therapies Business Wire India

The European Brain Council Celebrates a Decade of Achievements
2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the European Brain Council. One of the EBC’s most significant achievements has been the role it has played in the increase in brain disorder research funding over the past decade Business Wire India

Upsolar Introduces Monocrystalline Modules Featuring 6-inch Cells
Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, today announced two new additions to its portfolio of high-quality products: monocrystalline modules with 6-inch cells, available in both 60-cell and 72-cell configurations Business Wire India

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