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July 23, 2010

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Arrest warrant issued against Rio Ferdinand's brother for skipping court date

Mercedes-Benz to come up with safer child seat soon

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs

International News for July 23, 2010

US-South Korean military drills violate sovereignty: N.Korea
The joint military drill by the U.S. and South Korean army is against the sovereignty of the DPRK ( Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea), a spokesman told reporters Friday at a regional security forum here. ANI

Juicy strawberry beats fizzy cola to be named Britains favourite sweet
A survey has shown that the juicy strawberry has toppled the fizzy cola bottle off the number one spot as Britains favourite sweet. ANI

A fifth of sexually active Brit girls get pregnant at least once before 18
A survey has shown that almost one fifth of sexually active girls in Britain have been pregnant at least once by the age of 18. ANI

Hindus laud Lutheran World Federation for its call to other religions of developing common vision
Hindus have applauded Lutheran World Federation (LWF) for its call to different religions to develop a common vision of solidarity, respect, justice, and compassion. ANI

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.s wife pleads guilty to impaired driving
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.s wife has settled her drunken-driving case without jail time by pleading guilty to a minor charge. ANI

Afghan minority leaders alienate from Karzai Govt., fear civil war in Afghanistan
A growing number of Afghan minority leaders who once participated fully in Afghanistan President Hamid Karzais government, have expressed that his move to negotiate with the Taliban has alienated and marginalized them and feared that it might lead to civil war in the region. ANI

Taliban unlike Al-Qaeda not at war with America, says former US Taliban hostage
Jere Van Dyk, an American held hostage by the Taiban for 45 days in 2008, has said that the Taliban, unlike Al-Qaeda, does not choose to be at war with the United States. ANI

Meet the Chinese man who has eaten over 1000 light bulbs in 40yrs!
A Chinese, man who is addicted to eating light bulbs, has eaten more than 1000 light bulbs since he first ate it as a dare.ang, 52, has even made a career out of eating the bulbs. ANI

Swat Taliban chief Fazlullah among 50 terrorists declared absconders
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistans (TTP) Swat chapter chief Mullah Fazlullah is among the 50 terrorists declared absconders by a special anti-terrorism court in Swat. ANI

Deora identifies areas of Asean-India cooperation in hydrocarbon sector
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Murli deora has emphasized the need for greater cooperation between India and ASEAN countries in the hydrocarbon sector. ANI

NY hot dog vendor treating Bloomberg and Cameron furious over frivolous fines
The hot dog vendor who served Mayor Bloomberg and the British prime minister said that the City Hall enjoys ticketing vendors on carts in the Big apple. ANI

Kayanis tenure extension not done under pressure: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government was not under any kind of pressure prior to its decision to extend Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayanis tenure. ANI

Baboons in Cape Town learnt to listen for car alarms before breaking in
As if they already couldnt do a lot, baboons in Cape Town have learnt to listen out for the tweet of a cars remote central locking before deciding whether to break in to search for food, according to the local authorities. ANI

Pak Army kills 16 Taliban militants in Orakzai Agency
At least 16 militants were killed and several others wounded during the Pakistan security forces offensive in the Orakzai Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). ANI

Chelsea Clintons wedding price tag could reach $2m
The total price tag of Chelsea Clintons wedding is expected to reach 2 million dollars. ANI

US to vote against China-Pak nuclear deal at NSG
The United States has said that it will vote against Chinas sale of nuclear reactors to Pakistan at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meeting. ANI

Pak seeking peaceful resolution of issues with India, says Ex-Minister
Former Pakistan Education Minister Lieutenant General (retired) Javed Ashraf Qazi has said that his country has been seeking a peaceful resolution of disputes and normalization of relations with India. ANI

Brit couples house hit by giant block of ice from aircraft loo
An elderly British couple was left stunned when a giant block of ice fell on their home from an aircraft loo from over 5000 feet. ANI

Prince Albert of Monaco to marry next year
Grace Kellys son Prince Albert of Monaco is set to tie the knot next year. ANI

Scotland clubs pole-dancing lessons for girls aged 6 upset parents
A club in Scotland has infuriated parents after it offered pole-dancing lessons to girls aged six. ANI

UK teachers too embarrassed to talk about sex
Sex education has been one of the most important, yet underrated subject in schools - now, a watchdog report has revealed that teachers might be at fault. ANI

Flight attendant threatened to unleash jihad on American Airlines
A flight attendant, Rodney Lorenzo mailed letters to top airline executives top airline executives threatening to unleash jihad on American Airlines after it fired him for hurling a coffee pot at a stewardess. ANI

Critics bash EU for wasting 12m pounds on study to conclude fruit is good for you
EU bureaucrats are being condemned for wasting a whopping 11.7 million pounds on a study, which reached the unsurprising conclusion that fruit is good for you. ANI

99 Cents store sued for raising price to 99.99 cents
Shoppers are suing US cut price chain store 99 Cents Only for increasing the price of its most expensive items to 99.99 cents.ustomers have alleged the store of unfair and deceptive business practices and misleading advertising. ANI

Atlanta declared most efficient airport in North America, world
The Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) has named Atlanta as the most efficient airport in North America and the world for handling most traffic for the 11th consecutive year in 2008. It also declared it to be well managed financially and a competitive place for airlines to operate. ANI

Action against Mumbai attackers on must do list for Pak: US
The United States has put taking action against the 26/11 perpetrators in the must do list for Pakistan in the fight against terror. ANI

Ex-Indian origin Fiji PM charged with money laundering
Fijis ex-Indian origin Prime Minister Mahendra Pal Chaudhry has been charged with a dozen crimes relating to money laundering and tax evasion, Fiji police said on Friday. ANI

Malaysia wont ban Man Us Satan shirts
Malaysias Islamic authorities have said they have no plans to issue an edict banning Manchester United shirts in the country, despite recent tabloid reports that Muslims have been urged not to wear the shirts because the club emblem features a devil. ANI

Obama is a huge fan of Mad Men
U.S. president Barack Obama is a huge fan of hit drama Mad Men and has sent a letter to the cast and crew wishing them luck for the new season of the show. ANI

Billionaire Russian oligarchs £100m divorce costliest in British history
Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch who lives in Britain, is expected to pay his wife Galina Besharova as much as 100 million pounds after she won a divorce battle from the billionaire. ANI

Lazy Friday, the latest office perk to boost productivity Down Under
Another workplace trend that has hit Sydney is Lazy Fridays, where workers are leaving office as early as 3 pm to enjoy a drink or two at the nearest watering hole. ANI

Bootylicious Beyonce, Kim Kardashian trigger a trend for padded panties
Stars like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian with their heavy derrieres have sparked a trend for undergarments that amplify womens rear ends. ANI

Parents lose 6 months sleep in first 2yrs after babys birth
Babies cost parents six months sleep in the first two years after their birth. ANI

US man wearing Darth Vader mask robs Long Island bank
A man wearing a Darth Vader mask and cape is said to have robbed a Chase bank branch on Long Island, New York. ANI

Brit firm launches worlds strongest beer at $762 a bottle
A British firm has launched a 110 proof beer, which is the worlds strongest, selling it at 762 dollars per bottle. ANI

Worlds fastest texter types supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in 13sec!
The battle of the thumbs is set to begin again - Aussie sharp-texters are ready to punch it out for the top spot at the New South Wales texting championships. ANI

Calling boss mum or dad among most embarrassing work mishap: UK survey
Sleeping in a corporate meeting is no more at the top of the list of most embarrassing mishaps at work - calling your boss mum or dad is. ANI

Now, halal make-up for conservative Muslims in UK
A Muslim woman has launched Britains first halal makeup. ANI

Anna Chapman now a topless spy action figure
Anna Chapman, the sexy Russian spy has now been immortalised. ANI

Brit firm launches worlds strongest beer at $762 a bottle
A British firm has launched a 110 proof beer, which is the worlds strongest, selling it at 762 dollars per bottle. ANI

Worlds fastest texter types supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in 13sec!
The battle of the thumbs is set to begin again - Aussie sharp-texters are ready to punch it out for the top spot at the New South Wales texting championships. ANI

Calling boss mum or dad among most embarrassing work mishap: UK survey
Sleeping in a corporate meeting is no more at the top of the list of most embarrassing mishaps at work - calling your boss mum or dad is. ANI

Now, halal make-up for conservative Muslims in UK
A Muslim woman has launched Britains first halal makeup. ANI

Failed Times Square bomber seen hugging TTP chief Hakeemullah in latest video
Confessed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad had met the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud, a new video has revealed. ANI

Britain too broke to defend itself against every potential future threat
Britain, which is considered as one of the worlds most wealthy and powerful countries, faces the challenge of insufficient funds to protect itself against all potential threats. ANI

Two French Muslim women marched out of swimming pool for wearing burkinis
Two Muslim women wearing specialised bathing suit, or burkinis, were marched out of a public swimming pool in France ANI

Desmond Tutu to retire, drink redbush tea and watch cricket
South African archbishop Desmond Tutu, a former apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has announced plans to retire on October 7 from public life after decades of fighting human rights abuses at home and abroad. ANI

Tory ministers plans to ask UK taxpapers to fund comedy workshops, prisoners parties slammed
A Tory minister has angered British taxpayers by demanding that they fund comedy workshops and party nights for prisoners. ANI

US crackdown on Haqqani network to make Karzais reconciliation task tougher
Taking a step closer towards declaring the dreaded Haqqani network a foreign terrorist organisation, the US Treasury Department has frozen the assets of one of its representative Nasiruddin Haqqani along with two other Taliban commanders. ANI

Oz restaurant owner tells diner mums to keep their legs closed
A Darwin restaurant owner is facing flak over suggesting a group of mothers that they keep their legs closed after one of them brought her 11-week-old baby to his eatery. ANI

American linked to Somalian terror group appears in court
A Virginia man, who has been charged with providing material support to terrorists abroad, appeared in court on Thursday, and requested that an attorney be appointed for him. ANI

Only one in 100 Americans has confidence in US Congress: Gallup poll
Only 11 percent of Americans has confidence in the United States Congress, making it the lowest ranked institution in a new Gallup poll. ANI

Zafar Ali appeals to Zardari, Gilani to lift ban on peoples choice Tere Bin Laden
Pakistani singer turned Bollywood actor Ali Zafar has appealed to President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to lift the ban imposed on his debut movie- Tere Bin Laden. ANI

Obamas to holiday in oil spill-free Gulf Coast to end public stigma
The Obamas have changed their vacation plans and will now spend the weekend in the Gulf Coast the weekend of August, 14th, the White House announced Thursday. ANI

US states investigate Google for Wi-Fi snooping scandal
A group of 38 attorneys general of different states of the United States led by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal have asked Google for detailed information about its Wi-Fi spying serivices, including what it gathered with its street view cars as it cruised around the world, how the software was tested and who at the company was responsible for the Wi-Fi coding scandal. ANI

Spanish daily launches probe into sex trafficking-prostitution ad link
A Spanish daily, which has refused to accept lucrative prostitution ads, has launched a three-day front-page investigation linking the ads to sex traffickers. ANI

For Scots, Facebook is more important than sex
Scots can say no to sex for a year, but they cant really turn their back on Facebook, thats what a poll has revealed. ANI

US has no choice but to stay engaged with ISI despite reservations : Mullen
A top Obama administration official has said that the US has no choice but to stay engaged with Pakistans Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) considering the important role the intelligence agency plays in Pakistans strategy formulation. ANI

Watchdog says websites pose biggest terror threat to UK
The official reviewer of the British Governments anti-terrorism laws, Lord Carlile, has warned Prime Minister David Cameron to his attention instead to websites that openly advocate violence. ANI

2009 Bangladesh Rifles mutiny leaves nation open to terrorist threat: Analysts
More than a year has passed since personnel of the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) staged a violent mutiny at their headquarters in Dhaka, and yet, no one really knows why it happened. ANI

India, Pakistan agree to install telemetry system on Indus to record water flow
Pakistan Indus Water Commissioner Syed Jamaat Ali Shah has said that both India and Pakistan have agreed to install a telemetry system on the Indus River to record and transfer real-time data of water flow, which would benefit both the neighbouring nations in the long run and reduce conflict between them. ANI

World converted noble Pakistanis into warriors: Zardari
Blaming the international community for the current chaos in the country, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the world has converted noble Pakistanis into warriors. ANI

FIR lodged against senior police officials in Christian brothers murder case
A day after the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered a judicial inquiry into the broad daylight murder of two Christian brothers accused of blasphemy out side the Faisalabad court premises, an FIR has been lodged against the senior police officials who neglected directives regarding providing a full security cover to both men. ANI

Kayanis rare three-year extension only second in Pak history
The three year extension in Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayanis tenure is only the second such incident in Pakistans history when a civilian regime has increased the services of the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS). ANI

New video footage shows Swat Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah alive and in action
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistans (TTP) Swat chapter chief Mullah Fazlullah is alive, a new video footage has revealed. ANI

Burma building nuclear weapons, says Janes defence weekly
Satellite images have revealed that Burma is pursuing a nuclear program, the military journal Janes Intelligence Review says. ANI

Pak Navy chief lauds performance of Chinas F-22P frigate, keen to expand co-operation
Pakistans Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir, has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the F-22P frigate bought from China and hopes to further bilateral naval cooperation between the two countries. ANI

Facebook firm on not commenting on automated removal of Palin Post
Social network site Facebook continues to refuse to comment on why its automated systems deleted a controversial July 20 post sent by former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. ANI

CORRECTING and REPLACING United Arab Emirates Supported by Participating Governments to Host Second Clean Energy Ministerial
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VERxVE Study Demonstrates Efficacy and Safety of 400mg Once Daily Nevirapine (Viramune®) Extended Release (NVP XR) Formulation
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Huber to Expand Silica Production Capacity in India
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Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 41% to $6.57 Billion
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Microsoft Licenses ARM Architecture
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