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Euro-missile defense could intercept Russian ICBMs

May 3, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The projected European missile defense system could have the ability to intercept Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles by 2020, Secretary of Russia's Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said Thursday.

Libyan ban lift paves way for Islamists to run for control of government

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Tripoli, May 3 (ANI): Libyan authorities have reportedly dropped a ban against forming political parties based on religion, tribe or ethnicity, paving way for Islamists to run for control of the government.

Bodoland gets more support, strike from May 7

May 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) With other communities backing the demand for a Bodoland in Assam, a 36-hour state-wide strike has been called from May 7.

NATO Summit offers opportunity to work for "common purpose": Albright

May 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Chicago (United States), May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): The upcoming NATO summit will be an opportunity for member states to discuss their common purpose and motivate the alliance for the future, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Wednesday.

Libyan leaders call Sarkozy campaign funding letter 'fake'

May 3, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Tripoli, May 3 (ANI): Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has said that a letter claiming slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime agreed to fund French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign is 'fake'.

Libyan leaders call Sarkozy campaign funding letter 'fake'

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Tripoli, May 3 (ANI): Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has said that a letter claiming slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime agreed to fund French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign is 'fake'.

Romney's aide claims 'Cameron was taken for a ride by Obama'

May 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): A senior aide to US Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has reportedly said that British Prime Minister that David Cameron was 'taken for a ride' by Barack Obama when he praised the president during a recent visit to the White House.

Gingrich officially suspends GOP Presidential campaign

May 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has officially dropped out of the White House race.

Gingrich announces withdrawal from Republican primaries

May 3, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Washington, May 3 (IANS/EFE) Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich announced Wednesday that he is withdrawing from the Republican primaries, leaving the way clear for the front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, to capture the party's nomination.

Egyptian army to hand over power May 24

May 3, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Cairo, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's military is ready to hand over power to a new president after the first round of the vote May 24, Egyptian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Sami Anan said.

Analysts predict exile for Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng after daring escape

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Beijing, May 2 (ANI): Analysts and Internet users have said that Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's chances of staying back in his country have reduced after his daring escape from house arrest.

UAE drafts new law to regulate domestic worker industry

May 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Abu Dhabi, May 2 (ANI): A new law has been drafted in the UAE to regulate the domestic workers industry in the country.

Facebook sets IPO date for May 18: Report

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): The roadshow for social networking giant Facebook's Initial Public Offering has been scheduled to start on Monday, according to a report.

UN to send 300 peacekeepers to Syria by May-end

May 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM

United Nations, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN will send its 300 international unarmed observers to Syria by the end of May, said Herve Ladsous, the head of the UN peacekeeping body.

Charlie Sheen threatens to sue strip club for naming VIP room after him

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

New York, May 1 (ANI): Charlie Sheen has threatened to take legal action against a New York strip club that has a VIP room named in his honour.

Kate Upton covers up for White House Correspondents' Dinner

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Kate Upton, who has a penchant for wearing revealing outfits, chose to go for the demure look for the White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend.

Radio DJ Tony Blackburn admits bedding 500 women

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Veteran DJ Tony Blackburn has confessed that he has slept with 500 women - doubling his earlier admission of 250.

Egypt's ruling military council says parliament speaker to be responsible for reports on cabinet re

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Cairo, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): A member of Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) said the one who said there will be a cabinet reshuffle in the country should be responsible for related media reports, referring to the parliament speaker, official newspaper al-Ahram reported Tuesday.

Kim would be amazing at holding office, says mum Kris Jenner

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New York, May 1 (ANI): Kris Jenner has claimed that if Kim Kardashian ever considered running for office, she'd make a formidable candidate.

Osama dead but not terrorism, say US experts

May 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) Terrorism was not dead and Pakistan remains its hotbed, said American analysts amid a political row over the alleged politicisation of the dramatic raid that killed Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden a year ago.

U.S. drone strikes "wise, legal, just" says White House official

May 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): After facing condemnation and a fresh protest lodged by Pakistan over its controversial drone programme, the United States has mentioned that drone strikes are wise, legal and just.

Rats have the best bite of the rodent world: Liverpool Varsity study

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Liverpool (UK), May 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms. Research has already shown that rats and mice can both chew and gnaw, whereas other rodents, such as squirrels, specialise in gnawing, and some, like guinea pigs, specialise in chewing.

China to boost import to balance foreign trade

May 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Beijing, May 1 (IANS) China has called for increasing imports and stabilising exports in order to promote a more balanced growth in foreign trade, a media report said Tuesday.

Osama dead but terrorism far from over, say US experts

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) Amid a political row over the alleged politicisation of the dramatic raid that killed Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden a year ago, American analysts agree that terrorism was not dead and Pakistan remains its hotbed.

A year after Osama's killing, terrorism far from dead

May 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) Amid a political row over the alleged politicisation of the dramatic raid that killed terror mastermind Osama bin Laden a year ago, American analysts agree that terrorism was not dead and Pakistan remains its hotbed.

US to release Osama files

May 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) The US will release documents seized from the compound of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan, a senior White House official said Monday.

Bin Laden complained of 'disaster after disaster' befalling Al-Qaeda in final days

May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Osama bin Laden complained of 'disaster after disaster' befalling Al-Qaeda, and was worried about the future of his terror group in his final days, a trove of documents obtained from his Abbottabad compound has revealed.

Your card details could be 'robbed by radiowave'

April 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM

London, April 30 (IANS) Millions of credit and debit card users could be "robbed by radiowave" because of a new contactless technology, the Daily Mail reported.

Remove sanction, Iran tells West

April 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Tehran, April 30 (IANS) The veto-wielding powers of the UN Security Council should work for the removal of sanctions against Iran, an Iranian lawmaker said Monday.

Martin Scorsese treats everyone as equal: Moretz

April 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) She is just 15, but actress Chloe Grace Moretz says that director Martin Scorsese treated her as he treated other senior actors on the sets of "Hugo".

Katy Perry's NYC marital home sold for $2.75 million

April 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

New York, Apr 30 (ANI): A mystery buyer has bought Katy Perry's luxurious, 1,500-square-foot TriBeCa duplex penthouse.

US counter terrorism advisor defends 'tremendously capable tool' drone attacks against militants

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): White House counter terrorism advisor John Brennan has defended the administration's campaign of using armed drones to target terrorism suspects, calling it a 'tremendously capable tool' against terrorists.

Fraudsters can steal your card details using contactless technology

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

London, April 30 (ANI): Millions of shoppers are now able to buy goods by simply waving their card in front of a reader at the tills, even if it is still in a wallet or a purse, thanks to a new contactless technology being brought in by banks.

'Unbridled' Saeed again publicly spews anti-India, US venom

April 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Islamabad, Apr 30(ANI): Jamaat-ud- Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has blamed both the United States and India for the recent sectarian unrest in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B).

Cameron denies supporting Murdoch empire in return for favourable coverage

April 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

London, Apr 30 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that there was no agreement between him and media tycoon Rupert Murdoch to support News Corp's business interests in return for favourable coverage.

Libya's ruling council decides to keep current cabinet in place

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Tripoli, Apr 30 (ANI): The head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has said that the interim government would stay in place to ensure the success of the June elections for a constituent assembly.

Kim Kardashian tweets picture with Obama

April 30, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Washington, April 30 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian tweeted a picture of her dining with US President Barack Obama at the White House.

Obama flaunts funny side at White House Correspondents' dinner

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): After his hilarious appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel, President Barack Obama bragged his sense of humour yet again with the chat show host - but this time at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, according to the reports.

Obama takes humorous shots at GOP, Secret Service at White House Correspondents Dinner

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Washington, Apr 30(ANI): President Barack Obama's humorous speech targeted this year's primaries, the 2008 primaries, the General Services Administration scandal, the Secret Service and real estate mogul Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Ahead of Osama death anniversary, US 'especially vigilant' about aviation terror threat

April 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): White House counter terrorism adviser John Brennan has said that the United States is on alert and 'especially vigilant' as the first anniversary of the death of former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin laden looms.

Google knew it was stealing emails, passwords during Street View data collection: Report

April 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

London, Apr 30 (ANI): Google's collection of sensitive data from millions of unknowing households while operating specially equipped cars for its Street View service was a deliberate and repeated choice, according to a new report.

Obama campaign defends 'fair game' bin Laden ad

April 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has defended a controversial web video that questioned whether Republican rival Mitt Romney would have approved the raid on Osama bin Laden's hide out in Abbottabad, calling the ad campaign 'fair game'.

Libya's NTC chief urges people to unite for reconciliation

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Tripoli, Apr 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) chief Mustafa Abdul Jalil on Sunday called on all Libyans to united as one with the NTC and the transitional government to bridge the gap for national reconciliation.

'Sarkozy got 50 million euros from Gaddafi'

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

London, April 29 (IANS) A document has been made public in Paris that says French President Nicolas Sarkozy received 50 million euros (around $65 million) from slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that propelled Sarkozy to power in 2007, the Daily Mail reported.

UN chief visits Myanmar in light of significant changes

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Yangon, Apr 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon arrived here Sunday on a three-day official visit to Myanmar in light of significant changes taking place in the country.

Google releases report regarding street data collection probe

April 29, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Google has released a report in connection with the charge by US Federal Communicating Commissions enquiry

Google releases full report of US inquiry into street data collection probe

April 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): Google has released a report of the US Federal Communications Commission's inquiry into the sensitive data it collected from millions of unknowing households while operating specially equipped cars for its Street View service.

Stay tuned, says Kim Kardashian of her mayoral bid

April 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Melbourne, Apr 29 (ANI): Kim Kardashian, who recently demonstrated her politically useful talent of headline-grabbing by saying she hopes to run for mayor of Glendale, California, has just one message about her possible bid - stay tuned.

Gaddafi gave Sarkozy 42 mln to fund 2007 election campaign: Report

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): Nicolas Sarkozy's hopes of being re-elected as the French President have rocked by new reports suggesting he accepted a 42 million pound funding from slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi for his 2077 election campaign.

Postpone Goa panchayat polls, says church body

April 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Panaji, April 28 (IANS) The Archdiocese of Goa's social wing Saturday sought the postponement of panchayat elections in the state, alleging irregularities in ward reservation and delimitation.

LiLo misses flight for White House Correspondents' dinner

April 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan missed her scheduled 1 pm flight from LAX to Washington, D.C., for the White House Correspondents' dinner.

Kate Upton to attend annual White House Correspondents' Dinner

April 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Kate Upton is to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Kate Upton to attend annual White House Correspondents' Dinner

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Kate Upton is to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

UN Security Council welcomes guilty verdict in Charles Taylor case

April 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 28 (Xinhua-ANI): The members of the UN Security Council said in a press statement released here Friday that they welcome the verdict issued against former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, which deemed that he is guilty of several violations of international law.

Prostitution scandal: US Secret Service tries image repair

April 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Washington, April 28 (IANS) The US Secret Service, disgraced by a prostitution scandal, Friday promulgated a set of new conduct guidelines for its agents, as it emerged that agents had in 2000 visited a Moscow nightclub known for raucous parties.

Zohra Sehgal celebrates her century with 'official biography'

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) 'Abhi na jaana chhod kar... ki cake abhi kata nahin... ki pet abhi bhara nahin (Don't leave the party, the cake hasn't been cut yet, tummy isn't filled yet), recited the blue-eyed 'baby' of entertainment Zohra Segal on her 100th birthday, punning on her favourite sonnet 'Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon' by poet Hafeez Jullundhri as she cut a large chocolate cake.

Afghan Taliban to get 'safe passage' for joining reconciliation talks

April 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Islamabad, Apr 28(ANI): Pakistan, US and Afghanistan have agreed to provide a 'safe passage' to Taliban militants willing to join the reconciliation talks and set up a working group to settle modalities for their unhindered movement.

US Secret Service agents visited Moscow strip club

April 28, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ahead of a state visit to Russia by then president Bill Clinton, US Secret Service agents had visited a downtown Moscow nightclub known for raucous parties in 2000, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

'No Syrian crisis settlement without Russia, China'

April 28, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The crisis in Syria is impossible to settle if the international community ignores the positions of Russia and China, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.

UAE elected to UN Women's executive board

April 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM

New York, April 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been elected to the executive board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or UN Women for a three-year term.

UN chief lauds India's role in Security Council

April 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Backing the United Nations reforms process, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday lauded India's leadership role as a non-permanent member of the Security Council and its contribution during the critical debates in the last year-and-half, particularly during the dramatic transformation in the Arab world.

Pakistan, Afghanistan, US hold talks on Afghan peace

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US officials Friday agreed to form a group at the UN to coordinate activities in New York and accelerate the process of reconciliation in war-torn Afghanistan.

UN chief asks Syria to end violence before 300 monitors arrive

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) UN chief Ban Ki-moon Friday discussed what he called the "alarming situation" in Syria with India and stressed that violence must end immediately before for the deployment of 300 monitors which has been sanctioned by the Security Council.

Saeed defies Pak govt 'advice'; protests against restoring NATO supplies

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Quetta, Apr 27 (ANI): Rejecting the Pakistan Government's 'request' to limit his public appearances and activities, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who has a U.S. bounty on him, protested against restoring of NATO supplies, in Quetta.

Ricky Martin to host fundraiser for gay rights supporter Obama

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): Ricky Martin is set to host a fundraising event for Barack Obama to thank the US President for his support of gay rights.

MJ's brothers recording first album in 25 years

April 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): Michael Jackson's brothers are set to record their first new material together in almost 25 years after their summer tour, Jackie Jackson has revealed.

LiLo invited to White House Correspondent's Dinner

April 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan has been invited to this Saturday's White House Correspondent's Dinner, along with fellow Hollywood stars George Clooney and Josh Hutcherson.

Lohan to dine at White House

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Lindsay Lohan is all set to attend this year's White House Correspondent's Dinner.

Ricky Martin to host Obama fund raiser

April 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Gay singer Ricky Martin will host a fund raising event for US President Barack Obama to thank him for supporting the rights of homosexuals.

Bob Dylan to be honoured with Presidential Medal of Freedom

April 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): Bob Dylan, who became a figurehead of the US civil rights and anti-war movement of the 1960s, is to be presented with America's highest civilian honour - the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

US law enforcement to undertake surge ahead of Osama's death anniversary

April 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): US law enforcement officials are planning a major security surge at airports and transportation hubs across the nation and in other countries ahead of next week's first death anniversary of former Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

US told to apologize for tarnishing Cartagena's image

April 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Bogota, April 27 (IANS) The Colombian government has asked the US for an apology for tarnishing the image of Cartagena, a key Caribbean resort on the northern coast of Colombia, over a prostitution scandal involving US Secret Service agents and military personnel.

US House passes cybersecurity bill

April 27, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Washington, April 27 (IANS) US House of Representatives Thursday approved a controversial cybersecurity legislation, which will make it easier for companies to share information with the government about threats their networks face.

European group calls for UNSC arms embargo on Syria

April 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Strasbourg, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Thursday called on the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria.

White House gate crasher Tareq Salahi to run for Virginia governor

April 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Washington, April 26 (ANI): Tareq Salahi, who achieved notoriety for crashing a White House party, says he will run for governor of Virginia.

Russia seeks US explanation over post-2014 Afghan presence

April 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Moscow, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The terms and goals of the projected US presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 need to be clarified, the Russian foreign ministry said Thursday.

Libyan Islamists challenge ruling council's ban on religious, tribal and ethnic parties

April 26, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Tripoli, Apr 26 (ANI): An Islamist party in Libya plans to challenge the country's ruling council's decision to ban political groups based on religion, tribe or ethnicity from taking part in upcoming elections.

Obama reveals innermost secrets as he lands cover of Rolling Stone

April 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Barack Obama, who has landed the cover of Rolling Stone, has revealed his admiration for aging rocker Mick Jagger, torn into likely presidential opponent Mitt Romney and declared his own confidence in his singing ability in the latest issue of the magazine.

US replicates Pak-drone model of killing terror suspects at sight in Yemen

April 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): The Obama administration has given the Central Intelligence Agency and US military the freedom to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by allowing them to target fighters whose names aren't known, but who are deemed to be high-value terrorism targets or threats to America.

Rick Perry endorses Romney for President after Gingrich signals exit

April 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ended his bid for the White House race in January, has endorsed Mitt Romney for President.

JuD Chief Saeed rejects Pak gov. appeal to maintain low profile

April 24, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Co-founder of banned terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Chief of Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has reportedly rejected the Pakistan government's appeal to limit his public appearances and activities, as United State has announced a bounty of US$10-million upon India's most wanted militant........

Girl 'embarrassed' after spilling yoghurt on Obama

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Melbourne, Apr 25 (ANI): A girl spilled yoghurt on President Barack Obama while he was meeting and greeting outside a popular local restaurant 'The Sink', in Boulder, Colorado.

Limbless Frenchman plans to swim around the world

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

London, Apr 25 (ANI): A French swimmer, who has no arms or legs, has announced his plans to swim around the world.

Secret Service sacks two more agents for alleged involvement in Colombian scandal

April 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Washington, April 25 (ANI): The Secret Service has announced that two more agents have been sacked for their alleged involvement in the Colombian sex scandal.

US Senator suggests prostitutes involved in Colombian sex scandal were Russian spies

April 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Washington, April 25 (ANI): Prostitutes involved in the Colombian sex scandal could have been Russian spies, believes Senator Chuck Grassley.

China approves international border cooperation zone

April 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Beijing, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it has approved the establishment of an international cooperative demonstration zone in northeast Jilin province to boost cross-border cooperation in the region.

Indonesian MPs' sex tape leaked online

April 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Jakarta, April 25 (IANS/AKI) A sex tape reportedly featuring two Indonesian lawmakers has been leaked on internet.

China to invest 4 trillion Yuan in water resources by 2020

April 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Beijing, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): China's Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei said Wednesday that the country's investment in water resources will reach four trillion Yuan (634.8 billion U.S. dollars) by 2020.

Standard and Poor's revises India outlook to 'negative' from 'stable'

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): United States-based rating agency Standard and Poor's has revised India's economic outlook to negative from stable, citing a slowdown in investment and economic growth and a widening in the current account deficit.

Amid shaky truce, 2 more UN monitors expected in Syria

April 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Damascus, April 25 (IANS) As the UN-Arab League envoy voiced concern at the "bleak" situation in Syria, Neeraj Singh, spokesman of the first UN monitoring team in the country, said two more observers are expected to arrive here to lay the groundwork for the deployment of up to 300 monitors sanctioned by the Security Council.

Apple's quarterly profit surges 94pct to $11.6bn

April 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Tech giant Apple Inc's profits in the first three months of the year have reached 11.6 billion dollars, smashing Wall Street expectations.

Romney sweeps five states, readies to battle Obama

April 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Washington, April 25 (IANS) Mitt Romney has swept five Republican primaries to effectively clinch the Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in the November general election.

UAE students to train in France

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Abu Dhabi, April 24 (IANS/WAM) Seven UAE engineering students will receive training on aeronautics in France, it was announce here Tuesday.

Indian constitution among models to be inspired by: Tunisian minister

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Tunisia wants to learn from India's experience of pluralistic democracy and looks at the Indian constitution as one of the models to be inspired by in writing its new constitution, the country's foreign minister says.

Prince Harry to receive humanitarian award

April 24, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Prince Harry will be honoured with the Atlantic Council Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership in Washington.

US House Speaker Boehner urges Democrats to work to regain majority

April 24, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Washington, April 24 (ANI): House of |Representatives Speaker John Boehner believes that the Democrats have a very good chance of dominating Congressional elections this year, but warned party leaders and activists hoping to secure a seat that would have to work hard to secure a win.

Sri Lankan Muslims denounce 'radical' Buddhist's attack on mosque

April 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Colombo, Apr 24 (ANI): Sri Lankan Muslims have accused 'radical' Buddhists of trying to damage peaceful co-existence between the country's main ethnic communities.

Saeed rejects Pak govt's request to maintain low profile

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24(ANI): Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has rejected the Pakistan government's 'request' to limit his public appearances and activities.

Iran making overtures to China on access to captured US spy drone technology: Report

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Tehran, Apr 24 (ANI): Iran, which claims to have hacked software of an advanced US spy drone, is reportedly making overtures to China to potentially give them access to the sensitive aircraft technology.

US confronts China over North Korean rocket launcher

April 24, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Washington, April 24 (IANS) The White House has accused China of supplying North Korea with technology for a missile launcher that was showcased in a military parade in Pyongyang last week.