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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 May 16, 2010

Krishna offers prayer at Ganga Sahib Gurdwara in Tehran
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, presently here on a four-day State visit, paid Obeisance at the lone Ganga Singh Sabha Gurdwara on Sunday. ANI

Setting deadline for resettlement of Tamils is unrealistic: LankanForeign Minister
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Professor G.L. Peiris has said that setting a deadline to rehabilitation of the displaced Tamils is unrealistic. ANI

India discusses Af-Pak issue with Iran
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Sunday met Iranian Parliaments Speaker Ali Larijani at Majlis and the two leaders discussed regional issues of common concern including the prevailing situation in Afghanistan. ANI

British man being probed for selling Cobalt to Iran
The HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of Britain recently raided the home of a British chemicals firm after a tip-off about the firms owners transactions with Iran wherein he sold lethal chemicals like cobalt to the country despite the enormous risk of Iran putting these chemicals to use in their weapons programme. ANI

Volcanic ash cloud may return and disrupt air-travel in UK
The volcanic ash cloud that threw the European aviation industry out of gear is showing signs of returning, as it had most recently disrupted flights in Scotland. ANI

British architect plans to recreate a medieval hamlet
A British Architect has an ambitious plan to recreate a medieval English hamlet in Home Counties by utilizing a dilapidated 30-acre site in Kent for this operation. ANI

NWFP Govt. wasted millions in procuring inefficient explosive scanners
Despite being rendered ineffective by not only certain concerned agencies within the country, but also by several foreign security agencies, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North West Frontier Province) government has purchased 50 xplosive detectors at a whopping cost of 2.8 million rupees. ANI

Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa to visit Indian on June 8
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be visiting India in the second week of June on his first state visit to New Delhi after his re-election as the head of the state. ANI

Latest YouTube hit - water walking!
Three athletic young adventurers have produced a video claiming to show one of the most impossible-looking activities that anyone has ever seen - walking on water. ANI

Six out of 10 Brits give thumbs up to David Camerons coalition government
The British proletariat has given a thumbs up to the David Cameron led coalition, silencing cynics who felt that the governments days are numbered, a survey has revealed. ANI

Nandos stripper mum ad most hated in Australia
A commercial for fast food chain Nandos featuring a topless, pole-dancing mum who serves a chicken dinner to her children is the most complained about Australian advertisement of the decade. ANI

Pakistani couple sell daughter to save sons life
A poor Pakistani couple sold their four-year-old daughter to save the life of their 12-year-old son. ANI

Meet the rocknroll jihadist!
He calls himself rocknroll jihadist and hes out to make a change. Salman Ahmad, a Pakistani musician, is in Britain to tell students to choose guitar over gun. ANI

Kiwi politicians hidden camera sex scam
A former New Zealand mayoral candidate Pat Norris, accused of publishing a sex video he made of a woman staying at a house he owned, has defended himself saying he did what any other red-blooded male would have done. ANI

Number of Malaysian women in high posts still way behind male counterparts
The percentage of Malaysian women occupying top-positions is increasing, but they have a long way to go before they catch up with their male counterparts. ANI

First Muslim woman Brit Minister accused of betraying her religion
Baroness and Tory leader Sayeeda Warsi may be the first Muslim woman to hold a full Cabinet Post, but Muslim fundamentalists see her as an apostate who is hardly representative of the Muslim community. ANI

Sex-ban on US troops not working, 15 female soldiers get pregnant in Afghanistan
The American Armys ban on sex hardly seems to be working with over fifteen pregnant women soldiers being sent home from Afghanistan. ANI

Malay-Indian MP receives death threats for highlighting corruption in sand-mining project
An Indian-origin MP in Malaysia has received death threats for alleging that there is corruption in the running of government owned sand mining companies. ANI

Film purportedly showing Russians shooting Polish crash survivors surfaces
Sensational footage apparently showing Russian soldiers shooting survivors of the air crash that obliterated most of Polands top-brass, including President Kaczynski and the three military chiefs, has surfaced. ANI

JI chief demands dialogue with Taliban in Pak
Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawwar Hasan has asked the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led Government to initiate peace talks with the Taliban, saying if dialogue can be restarted with India then there should also be no harm in deliberations with the extremist outfit. ANI

Gordon Browns chances of knighthood ruined?
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown may miss a chance to earn knighthood after his recent statement following his exit from the top post. ANI

New Brit Govt. to ask Queen to take at least five percent pay cut
David Cameron led coalition government is expected to ask the Queen to take a pay cut from the 7.9 million pounds-a-year Civil List payment the royal family receives from taxpayers money. ANI

Pak man arrested in Chile charged for illegal possession of explosives
The Chile Government has charged Muhammad Saif-ur-Rehman Khan, a Pakistani student arrested at the US Embassy in Chile, for having traces of volatile material, with illegal possession of explosives. ANI

Health food mag fattens up thin model
Holland and Barrett, one of the worlds leading health brands, is facing flak for retouching the body shape of a model on its magazine cover to make her look fuller-figured. he retailer digitally modified the image of the model in an issue of Healthy, its customer magazine, to cover up her true thinness. ANI

Irish conjoined twins separated after 14-hour operation
Irish conjoined twins Hassan and Hussein have been separated after a successful 14-hour operation. ANI

Carla Bruni eager to meet David Cameron
Carla Bruni has reportedly indicated that shes looking forward to meet David Cameron when her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, visits London next month. hile the French Prez has been shouting and bawling at Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, over the euros woes, his wife, Carla, is looking forward to improving foreign relations. ANI

Dubai - where public kissing is a taboo, but prostitution flourishes
Dubais Islamic austerity is nothing but a sham. Couples who publicly kiss are jailed, however the state turns a blind eye to 30,000 imported prostitutes. ANI

Canadian fighter jets escort Vancouver-bound Cathay flight after dud bomb-scare
Two Canadian fighter jets were pressed into action after a bomb scare on a Vancouver-bound Cathay Pacific flight leaving from Hong Kong. ANI

The story behind failed Times Square bombers turn to extremism
It was not a sudden spurge of anger against the west, particularly the United States, or an abrupt shift towards radical thoughts that forced Faisal Shahzad, the confessed Times Square bomb plotter of Pakistani origin, to take such an extreme step, but the process of him seeking answers for the killing and sufferings of thousands of fellow Muslim men has started almost after the 9/11incident. ANI

Thai Govt mulls imposing curfew after death toll from clashes touches 24
The Thai Government is now mulling the imposition of a curfew after heightened tensions between security forces and Red Shirt protestors, who showed no signs of backing down. ANI

US covertly running spy network in AF-Pak to monitor terror despite Pentagon ban: NYT
Despite an official ban, top US military officials continue to hire the secret services of private spies for information regarding militants movement and other strategic inputs from deep inside the troubled tribal regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials have revealed. ANI

Five killed in US drone strike in Paks Khyber region
At least five persons were killed and many others injured in a suspected US drone strike in Khyber region of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. ANI

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