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November 11, 2009

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

18 killed, several injured as bus falls into river in Bulandshahr

Pak's flawed Afghan policy of support to terror groups will bite back hard: Editorial

Ajay Devgan prays for success of his film in Ajmer

Pranab Mukherjee seeks more financial sector reforms

Australia asks CWG organizers for better treatment at closing ceremony

Study to find whether leptin helps type 1 diabetic patients

New study confirms smoking, cancer link (reissue)

International News for November 11, 2009

Dead Madoff associates will being targetted to pay off Ponzi scheme victims
A trustee charged with reclaiming the estimated 21 billion dollars in losses suffered by investors in Bernie Madoffs massive Ponzi scheme, has said that he will be eying the will of dead Florida businessman Jeffry Picower to be revealed today to pay off some of the victims of the scam. ANI

GP Koiralas health improving
The health of former Nepal Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala who has been kept under medical observation, is gradually improving, doctors said today. ANI

Zardari received millions as kickback in French submarine deal: Report
Trouble for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari seems to be expanding with each passing day as he has now been accused of receiving millions of dollars in kickbacks during the purchase of three submarines from France in 1994. ANI

Relatives perform last rights of Charsadda bomb suicide attack victims
A day after a suicide bomb killed 34 persons, including three women and six children, in Pakistans North West Frontier Provinces (NWFP) Charsadda town, hundreds of people attended the funeral of the victims. ANI

Pak Senate demands ban of Indian television channels
The Pakistan Senates Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting has called for a complete ban of Indian television channels in the country. ANI

Dog mistaken for escaped lion shot dead by Spanish officers!
A Spanish court has ordered a probe into the killing of a dog, which was shot down to death after it was mistaken for an escaped lion. ANI

Meet the 10-yr-old who is CEO of two companies and a lecturer!
A Malay boy, who is only 10 years old, has become the CEO of two companies and a lecturer who charges RM 6,000 per hour. ANI

Rail boss orders staff to use coaches because trains are too dear!
Network Rail Staff has been asked to use a coach to go to a conference, as travelling by train is too expensive. ANI

Pooch saves owner from heart attack - with her rear end!
Doctors are baffled after a dog saved its owner from a heart attack with a hearth shaped patch on her flanks. ANI

Christian-themed license plates unconstitutional in South Carolina!
A US judge has banned South Carolina from issuing car number plates that feature a Christian cross in front of a stained glass window along with the slogan I Believe. ANI

Body of missing American soldier retrieved from western Afghanistan river
The body of an American soldier who went missing in western Afghanistan last week, has been retrieved from a river in the area by military divers. ANI

Afghanistan losing fight against swine flu, says health minister
Afghanistan appears to be losing the fight against swine flu, as many parts of the country remain fairly unsanitary. ANI

Irish filmmaker gets €46,000 after house disappears while hes overseas!
An Irish filmmaker has been given 46000 euros in damages after his home was converted into a hotel car park while he was working overseas. ANI

South Korea on high alert after navy battle with North Korea
South Korean troops went on high alert on Wednesday in anticipation of a possible retaliation by North Korea after one of its navy ships was nearly destroyed in a skirmish with the South the day before. ANI

Gordon Browns handwriting shows a man in extreme turmoil, says expert
A handwriting expert has said that British Prime Minister Gordon Browns scrawl shows a man in extreme turmoil. ANI

Hazardous golf balls take 1,000 years to decompose: Scientists
Golf balls are proving to be a huge environmental hazard, as they take between 100 and 1,000 years to decompose naturally, according to scientists. ANI

Sir Ian Botham to take 13th super-walk to aid cancer research
Cricket legend Ian Botham has launched his 25th anniversary hike to aid cancer research along with two brave children fighting leukaemia. ANI

Britons among worlds ugliest: BeautifulPeople.com
British people are among the ugliest in the world, says BeautifulPeople.com, a website that only allows beautiful people to join. ANI

Brit millionaire boss told female employee to work more and wear less
A Canadian blonde financier was allegedly told by her employer, the multi-millionaire founder of a Mayfair investment firm, that she needed to work more and dress less. ANI

Zardari urges US team to remove conditions from defence bill
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the United States to take out the stern conditions attached in the Defence Authorisation Bill, saying such restrictions would create further problems in the joint counter-terrorism efforts. ANI

American scepticism growing about Obamas job handling
The disapproval rating of US President Barack Obama is increasing among Americans, with a majority of them saying the country is headed in the wrong direction, a new poll has revealed. ANI

2002 Washington DC sniper executed
John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind of the sniper attacks that terrorized Washington D.C. for three weeks in October 2002, was executed here on Tuesday. ANI

AirAsia to give away a million free tickets
There is good news for Malaysian travellers, as the low-cost carrier AirAsia is giving away a million free seats to more than 70 destinations in China, India, Taiwan, Indonesia and Thailand. ANI

Murdoch doesnt consider Obama a racist, clarifies spokesman
News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch, who was facing flak for allegedly suggesting that Barack Obama is a racist, has clarified that he doesnt consider the US President to be racist at all. ANI

Zardari to be father of all orphans in Pakistan!
The Pakistan Presidency has suggested putting President Asif Ali Zardaris name in the fathers name column of the legal documents of all orphans in the country. ANI

Zardari chooses his own grave beside Benazirs in Ghari Khudabakhsh
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who is having a tough time holding on to his chair, is worried about his future so much that he has now even started pondering over the place of his burial, it has emerged. ANI

Japan promises Pakistan two billion dollars in aid
Japan has promised to provide two billion dollars in aid to Pakistan over the next five years. ANI

British Defence Ministry loses 100 computers, 47 pen drives in 2009
In an alarming disclosure, the British Defence Ministry has admitted to losing over 100 computers and dozens of memory sticks this year. ANI

Pak Government ready to execute any court warrant against Musharraf
The Pakistan Government would execute any court warrant against former President General Pervez Musharraf, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Babar Awan has said. ANI

Thai airport moves unlucky demon statues to boost staffs morale!
Thailands main airport is shifting 12 tall demon statues from arrivals area to the check-in section of the terminal to improve morale of people working at the airport who thought the figures brought bad luck. ANI

Oz man bites dog to save pet pooch!
A man has revealed that he bit a dog to save his own pooch from being violently attacked. ANI

US committed to building wide-ranging ties with Pakistan: Holbrooke
Describing Secretary of State Hillary Clintons recent visit to Pakistan as extraordinary, US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke said Washington is committed to forging a wide-ranging relationship with Islamabad. ANI

Scotch eggs named UKs Best Bar Snack
The humble Scotch egg is the most loved snack served in British bars, says a poll. ANI

Pope Benedict XVIs album launched
An album featuring Pope Benedict XVI, reciting and singing prayers and litanies, was launched yesterday. ANI

Fort Hood killings: Teary soldiers, kin laud eulogist Obama for grieving with them
Many soldiers and relatives expressed a tearful gratitude to US President Barack Obama for taking on the role of a national eulogist here on Tuesday to help them grieve for those killed and injured last week by a US Army Muslim psychiatrist. ANI

Pakistan, China enter 1.4 billion dollar fighter jet deal
Pakistan and China have entered into a major defence deal worth 1.4 billion dollars with Beijing providing at least 36 advance combat jets to Islamabad. ANI

Top Obama advisors favor additional troop deployment in Afghanistan
Senior advisers of US President Barack Obama, including Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are reportedly in favor of sending 30,000 or more additional American troops to Afghanistan. ANI

Pak Army must realise need to flush out militants totally: Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the Pakistan military should acknowledge that it must carry out its offensive against extremists until they are completely flushed out. ANI

Race hate murderer of Indian merchant navy officer jailed for life
A man was jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years yesterday after being convicted of murdering an Indian merchant navy officer because of the colour of his skin. ANI

Taliban message promises Fort Hood massacre repeat
The Taliban has claimed there would be more attacks like the Fort Hood shootings unless Washington ends its policies in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a report. ANI

Ex-Taliban fighters to be lured away from fighting through cash, jobs
Afghanistans President Hamid Karzai and international forces are reportedly drawing up a scheme that will include spending hundreds of millions of pounds on recruiting former Taliban fighters for jobs. The two-year plan is aimed at persuading the insurgents to lay down their arms, The Telegraph reports. ANI

Informal understanding exits between Mullen, Kayani over Paks nuke assets: Hersh
Renowned US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has clarified that his article in The New Yorker never claimed that there was any agreement between Pakistan and the US on the nuclear weapons issue, adding that an informal understanding existed between the Chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen and Pakistan Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani over the safety of Pakistans nuclear installations. ANI

JohnsonDiversey Announces Private Placement of Senior Notes
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Aptina Creates 14 Megapixel High Performance 1.4-Micron Camera Image Sensor
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Chipworks Selects SensorDynamics Combisensor - Product of the Year 2009
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FiberHome Selects Vitesse Carrier Ethernet Chipset for FonsWeaver ASON Platforms
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House Party Expands Globally
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Retractable Technologies, Inc. Announces Verdict in Patent Infringement Suit
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SunTec and Sygnity Join Forces to Offer Relationship-based Pricing and Centralized Billing for Banks in Poland
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Netezza Corporation to Report Third Quarter Fiscal 2010 Financial Results on November 24, 2009
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Cummins Power Generation Announces Price Increases for 2010
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Researchers to Present Additional Data on Soliris® (eculizumab) for the Treatment of Patients with PNH at the ASH Annual Meeting
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ExxonMobil Celebrates China’s Fujian Facility Completion
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Norkom Ranked among World’s Top 100 Financial Technology Providers for Second Consecutive Year
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Malaysia Airlines Announces Successful "Transplant" After Platform Switch to SITA Reservations
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