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February 12, 2010

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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 February 12, 2010

Pak accepts Indias proposal for foreign secretary level talks on February 25
Pakistan on Friday accepted Indias proposal to hold foreign secretary-level talks on February 25 in New Delhi. ANI

Pak needs to correct strategic depth in Afghanistan for good ties with India
Pakistan would need to correct its strategic depth in Afghanistan to facilitate good relations with India, says a Daily Times report. ANI

Lanka Supreme Court allows Fonseka to question legality of his arrest
A three-judge bench of Sri Lankas Supreme Court on Friday granted legal representatives of arrested former army chief General (retired) Sarath Fonseka permission to proceed on a case that questions the violation of their clients fundamental rights and the legality of his arrest on Monday night (February 8) by the government. ANI

Prince Charles thanks Gurkhas for looking after Prince Harry
Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, has met and thanked about 200 Gurkha soldiers for taking care of Prince Harry during his time in Afghanistan in early 2008. ANI

Blackwater accused of charging US government for payments to prostitute
Troubled American private security company Blackwater is in the midst of a fresh controversy after two former employees accused it of repeatedly billing the U.S. Government for excessive or inappropriate expenses for a Filipina prostitute on its payroll in Afghanistan. ANI

Operation Golden to have Brit cops break-in homes as burglars
British Police has launched an operation to call on homes posing as burglars in a bid to cut break-ins, and people whose houses are found to be easy targets could be woken in the middle of the night and warned about the danger. ANI

Bill Clinton would have had a heart attack at some point without surgery
Former US President Bill Clinton would have had a heart attack at some point without surgery, a source at the New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital said. ANI

Google brings trans-Siberian railway experience to your computer
Google has launched a virtual train that spans over worlds longest trans-Siberian railway, covering a distance 5,600-miles, crossing seven time zones and passing through 87 towns and cities before arriving in distant Vladivostok. ANI

Brits falling out of love with matrimony
A survey has revealed that fewer British couples are tying the knot in more than a century. ANI

Riot police called to illegal Facebook rave over roof collapse fears
Londons riot police was recently called to evacuate two thousand teenagers from a Facebook party at a town house on Park Lane, amid fears that the roof was about to collapse. ANI

Pak MNA vows to move Mens right bill to counter unIslamic Women rights one!
Criticising the Parliament for passing a Women Rights Bill, Pakistan National Assembly member Jamshed Dasti has said the house has insulted Islamic society by doing so. ANI

Dog walking man reveals his alien encounter
Roy Shaw, a retired engineer, claims to have seen a 100ft spaceship as he walked his dog. ANI

Combat Barbie Katrina Hodges sizzling new ad
Lance Corporal Katrina Hodge, who was crowned Miss England last year, is fronting a La Senza campaign that offers a discount for service personnel. ANI

Saudi Arabia bans all things red in run-up to V-Day
Saudi Arabias religious police is up in arms this Valentines Day and will be cracking down on stores selling red roses, heart-shaped products or red gift wraps. ANI

Penthouse dancer claims she had to pay jiggle joint to perform
A Penthouse dancer has filed a lawsuit against the famous jiggle joint, claiming that the club cheats its performers out of wages, withholds tips and even charges them for the privilege of working there. ANI

Indo-Pak foreign secretary level talks on February 25
Pakistan has reportedly accepted Indias proposal to hold foreign secretary-level talks on February 25 in New Delhi. ANI

NY Gov. Patersons extramarital affair claims gain momentum
New York Gov. David Patersons claim that he couldnt have been caught with a woman in a closet at the Executive Mansion in Albany has been dismissed after it emerged that there are several closets in the 39-room mansion. ANI

Paint-stain Chinese vase fetches over 760k pounds at auction!
A Chinese lantern vase, once used as an umbrella stand, was auctioned off for over 760,000pounds. ANI

Vancouver tops worlds top 10 most liveable cities list
Australia and Canada are home to the worlds top ten most liveable cities, a new index survey has found. ANI

Biden has no right to take credit for success in Iraq: Republicans
The Republicans have criticized US Vice-President Joe Biden for taking credit for American success in Iraq and the drawndown of troops both in Iraq and Afghanistan. ANI

10ft Crabzilla put on display in UK!
A Japanese spider crab, said to be the biggest ever seen in the UK, will be displayed at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham until the end of March. ANI

Tougher licensing rules for lap-dancing clubs in UK
Councils are to be handed new powers to crack down on lap-dancing clubs in the UK, the Home Office has announced. ANI

Facebook removes hookers page after sex workers condemnation
Facebook has removed a controversial page after sex workers criticised it for seemingly advocating killing prostitutes. ANI

44th UFO sighting in UFO Valley Lancashire since 1977
A carpenter has spotted a silver saucer hovering in the sky at a Lancashire hotspot for alien craft - 44th strange sighting since 1977 in an area dubbed UFO Valley. ANI

Obama has an edge over Republicans among Americans: NYT poll
US President Barack Obama enjoys an edge over Republicans in the battle for public support, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. ANI

Pak govt. to take all action to defend Aafia: Minister
The Pakistan government would take all necessary step needed to defend Dr. Aafia Siddiqui during the final hearing, State Minister of Foreign Affairs Malik Ammad said. ANI

Obama to meet Dalai Lama on Feb 18 despite Chinas opposition
Despite Chinas strong opposition to US President Barack Obama meeting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, next week, the White House has said the event will take place. ANI

Two Indian students die in Australia following fight over money: Police
Two men, believed to be Indian students aged in their early 20s, died in a suburban Perth street after a fight over money, police say. ANI

Amnesty faces outburst after suspending official over link with ex-Gitmo detainee
Amnesty International has come under fire for suspending a senior official who openly accused the organisation of double standards over its links with the former Guantanamo detainee, Moazzam Begg. ANI

ISI DGs extension in service uncertain
Uncertainty still surrounds the proposed extension in service of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt.Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, who is due to retire on March 18. ANI

Former neo-Nazi arrested in connection with Auschwitz sign theft
A former neo-Nazi has been arrested by Swedish police in connection with the theft of the Arbeit Macht Frei sign from Auschwitz concentration camp. ANI

Brown admits he should have become British PM in 1997
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has admitted for the first time that it was he who should have become premier in 1997 and not Tony Blair, as he had the experience and skills to lead the country. ANI

China bans 16,000 more websites for containing pornography content
China has shut down another 16,000 websites on grounds that they were of a pornographic nature. ANI

19th century Valentines day letters, cards discovered
A set of Valentine letters and cards sent by would-be suitors to a relative of the present day Duchess of Kent in the 1850s has been discovered from a county records office.he 22 illustrated Valentines were sent to Catherine Worsley, daughter of Sir William Worsley of Hovingham, in the 1850s. ANI

Wonder Vag, Captain Condom to teach Canadian teens about safe sex!
The Middlesex-London health authority in Canada has devised a new way to teach youngsters about safe sex - it has come up with a sex-ed game, Adventures in Sex City. ANI

Nepal PM says good governance essential to fight corruption
Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that good governance is absolutely necessary to control rampant corruption that exists in the country. ANI

US bikini-clad baristas fuming over non-payment
Bikini-clad baristas at a US coffee shop are said to be fuming after they were allegedly not paid for their work. ANI

Manager sacked after Chilean mint spells nations name wrong on coins
The general manager of the Chilean mint has been sacked after thousands of coins were issued with the wrong spelling of the countrys name. ANI

Walter Fredrick Morrison, inventor of the Frisbee, passes away at 90
Walter Fredrick Morrison, the inventor of the Frisbee, has passed away at the age of 90. ANI

Independents to support 2012 Republican Party nominee over Obama
A new poll has revealed that the Republican Party nominee for the 2012 US presidential election has a fair chance of defeating President Barack Obama. ANI

The Brit mum who has had 120 strokes in 10 years
A British mum of three is said to have suffered an astonishing 120 strokes in ten years. ANI

Brit Indian-origin woman gets life sentence for murdering lover with poisoned curry
A 45-year-old India-origin woman, who killed her 39-year-old lover by poisoning his curry, has been handed a life sentence. ANI

Gordons surprisingly romantic, says Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown, the wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, says her husband is surprisingly romantic at home. ANI

Berlusconis ally quits post following sex party, corruption scam
Italys Civil Protection chief Guido Bertolaso was forced to step down from the post after it was revealed he was under the scanner for corrupt contracts scandal, sex parties and bribes surrounding the construction of a 327-million-euro complex in Sardinia, which was to host the G8 summit in 2009. ANI

Spanish reality TV in soup after long-lost father rapes daughter
A man has been jailed for sexually abusing his daughter, whom he located through a Spanish reality TV show after 38 years apart. ANI

After undergoing heart procedure, Bill Clinton in good spirits
Former US President Bill Clinton, who underwent a heart procedure in a New York hospital on Thursday, is in good spirits now.President Clinton is in good spirits, and will continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haitis relief and long-term recovery efforts, Sky News quoted his aide Douglas Band, as saying. ANI

Finalists in NYC Condom wrapper contest selected
New York City has selected five finalists out of 600 entries for its condom wrapper contest. ANI

Kashmir Paks jugular vein : PoK President
Describing Kashmir as the jugular vein of Pakistan, President Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) Raja Zulqarnain has criticised the government for not including any Kashmiri in the Senates Standing Committee on Kashmir. ANI

Victoria, NSW premiers wrestle over racist attacks on Indians
Victorian Premier John Brumby has slammed his NSW counterpart, Kristina Keneally, for suggesting that Indian students fearful of coming to Melbourne due to recent racist attacks should instead consider Sydney. ANI

Osamas successors would be much, much worse, warns son
Osama bin Ladens son has warned that if his father is killed, his successors as new al Qaeda chief would be much, much worse. ANI

Jacqueline Wilson named most popular library book author of noughties
Jacqueline Wilson has pipped JK Rowling and Dan Brown to be named the most popular library book author of the last decade. ANI

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