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Two officials sacked after mine flood in China

May 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Two officials in China have been sacked following flooding in a coal mine that left nine people dead, the authorities said Thursday.

Daughter of Ukrainian leader Yulia Tymoshenko claims mother being 'brutally beaten'

May 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Kiev, May 3 (ANI): Eugenia Tymoshenko, the daughter of jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, has said that her mother is being "brutally beaten" in prison.

Lara Bingle was aware of naked photos, says paparazzi boss Darryn Lyons

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Melbourne, May 3 (ANI): Australian papazazzo Darryn Lyons has claimed that his agency sent naked photos of Lara Bingle on her balcony to her last week for her approval.


Two officials dismissed after China mine flood

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Hegang (Heilongjiang Province, China), May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): Two officials who are being held responsible for a coal mine flood that left nine people dead and five others missing in northeast China's Heilongjiang province have been removed from their posts, authorities said Thursday.

Lara Bingle was aware of naked photos, says paparazzi boss Darryn Lyons

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Melbourne, May 3 (ANI): Australian papazazzo Darryn Lyons has claimed that his agency sent naked photos of Lara Bingle on her balcony to her last week for her approval.

Mark Ruffalo seals six-film deal for 'The Hulk'

May 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo has bagged a six-film deal to reprise his role as 'The Hulk' following the huge international box office success of the new superhero movie.

Chris Evans credits Robert Downey JR for 'Avengers' success

May 2, 2012 at 10:07 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Chris Evans has credited Robert Downey, JR. with the success of their new movie 'The Avengers', insisting that his happy demeanour inspired the rest of the cast and crew.

Congress not afraid of presidential contest

May 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said it did not fear a presidential contest and that BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's remark that Vice President Hamid Ansari lacked the stature for the top job was unfortunate.

Aung San Suu Kyi takes oath of office

May 2, 2012 at 4:34 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has taken oath of office to become a member of the country's parliament.

Kashmir capital moves from Jammu to Srinagar

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Srinagar, May 2 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) government on Wednesday began the proceedings for shifting its civil secretariat from the winter capital Jammu to the summer capital of Srinagar.

Suu ki sworn in to Parliament, beginning of new era

May 2, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Myanmar witnessed a memorable day in its history when leader of opposition Aung Saan Sue ki took oath

Employees willing to give up showers and spouses to work from home

May 2, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): People are ready to do and sacrifice a lot to be able to work from home, according to a new study.

Sports and energy drinks can cause irreversible damage to teeth

May 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Consumption of sports and energy drinks, which is increasing especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teeth-specifically, the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel, the glossy outer layer of the tooth- say researchers including one of an Indian origin.

Suu Kyi sworn in to Myanmar parliament

May 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Nay Pyi Taw, May 2 (IANS) Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD), took oath of office Wednesday.

Obama signs cooperation pact with Afghanistan

May 2, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Kabul, May 2 (IANS) The US President Barack Obama signed a cooperation agreement with Afghanistan as he paid an unannounced visit to the war-torn country Tuesday on the first anniversary of the killing of Al Qaeda's ex-chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Gilani pays lawyer for service

May 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has sent a thank you letter to his lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan along with a token fee of Rs.100 for his "priceless service".

Long working hours turning many into couch potatoes

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Half of people find it hard to motivate themselves to leave the house to have fun after a hard day at the office, a survey has found.

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.

Kristen Stewart's racy role in 'Cali'

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Los Angeles, May 1 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart is set to star as Mya in edgy action movie "Cali" and she would be seen dealing with murder, sex and drugs.

Verma praises Manisha for her work in 'BHHOOoo.!'

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has recently wrapped up his 3D horror film "BHHOOoo.!, says shooting in the 3D format is an uphill task. He teamed up with Manisha Koirala in the film and says they enjoy a good rapport.

Dominican woman sells her baby

May 1, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Santiago (Dominican Republic), May 1 (IANS/EFE) Dominican police are looking for a woman who sold her 8-month-old baby for 100,000 pesos ($2,500), authorities said Monday.

'Think Like a Man' tops weekend box office for 2nd time with $18m

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): 'The Five-Year Engagement', pegged by some to rule the rankings, managed only a fifth-place debut at the weekend box office, while the surprise romantic-comedy hit 'Think Like a Man' was a surprise number 1 for the week in a row.

Ban Ki-moon makes landmark visit to 'reforming' Burma with 'guarded optimism'

April 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Rangoon, Apr 30 (ANI): UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon has met Burmese President Thein Sein and other senior officials, and became the first foreign dignitary to address that nation's parliament.

Russian lawmaker held for $1.3 mn scam

April 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The speaker of a legislative assembly in Russia's far eastern region has been placed under house arrest on charges of embezzling 38 million rubles (around $1.3 million) from an oil firm, investigators said Sunday.

NHRC urged to help woman who tried to end life

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Gurgaon, April 29 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has been urged to help a woman who tried to end her life outside the Gurgaon deputy commissioner's office on April 24 after being cheated in a land deal.

'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.

Former BBC chief slams UK Culture Secretary over ties to Murdoch empire

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): A former chairman of the BBC Trust, Sir Michael Lyons, has slammed UK Cultural Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his relationship with the Murdoch empire.

NHS trying to save money by sending patient files to India for processing

April 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): Britain's National Health Services (NHS) is being accused of sending patient to India for processing to save money.

U.P.: All set to be media friendly

April 29, 2012 at 1:17 PM

As newly elected chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had hinted soon after his oath ceremony to made govt. media friendly,

Akhilesh government to roll out 'red carpet' for scribes

April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) How to create a media-friendly environment in government offices and make maximum information available to journalists? This is a key task for the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh, which is working out measures to facilitate media persons, who had "not so good" a time during the previous Mayawati rule.

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.

Former Delhi judge awarded 3-year jail for graft

April 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Saturday awarded a 3-year jail term to a former judge in a 26-year-old graft case.

Iran, IAEA to hold talks in May

April 28, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Tehran, April 28 (IANS) Iran's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog have agreed to hold a new round of talks on the nuclear issue May 13-14, the IRNA news agency reported.

Four dead in attack on Afghan governor's office

April 28, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Kabul, April 28 (IANS) At least two Taliban militants and two policemen were killed when the rebels Saturday attacked the office of the governor of Kandahar province in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.

Ukraine serial bomb blasts raise fears over threat to Euro 2012 tournament

April 28, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Kiev, Apr 28 (ANI): The series of coordinated terrorist attacks which led to four bombs being detonated in Ukraine has raised fears that the Euro 2012 football tournament scheduled to take place in June might be targeted.

Bangaru Laxman sentenced 4-years jail term in fake arm deal case

April 28, 2012 at 3:53 PM

A special CBI court in Delhi on Saturday sentenced former BJP president Bangaru Laxman to four years jail term in the connection of fake arms deal case in which he was found guilty for accepting a bribe of Rs.1 lakh as being BJP president.....................

EU cautious on fully liftting sanction on Myanmar

April 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Brunei, Apr 28 (Xinhua-ANI): Europen Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is travelling to Myanmar on Saturday and open an EU office in Yangon, a further move after the bloc suspended most sanctions on the country earlier this month. However, its members seems still divided on whether to fully and permanently lift the sanctions.

'Blind Chinese activist who fled house arrest now in protection of US Embassy in Beijing'

April 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Beijing, Apr 28 (ANI): Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who evaded about 100 guards to escape from a six-year detention is now safe at the US embassy in Beijing, his friend and fellow activist Hu Jia has confirmed.

Oust me if you can, Gilani challenges PML-N

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Islamabad, Apr 28 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has thrown a challenge to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to bring a no-confidence motion against him, saying nobody could remove him from his office except the National Assembly (NA) speaker.

Pratibha Patil decides to give up her post-retirement house

April 28, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, who was continuously facing criticism since last few days over her post-retirement house being constructed in Pune from government fund, Friday decided to forgo it as she voiced "pain" at being portrayed as insensitive to war widows........................

Under pressure, president forgoes post-retirement Pune home

April 27, 2012 at 9:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Amid a raging controversy, President Pratibha Patil Friday voiced "pain" at being portrayed as insensitive to war widows and and announced that she will forgo her post-retirement accommodation in Pune as "misgivings" continue to persist "despite clarifications" on allegations of land grabbing.

President forgoes post-retirement accommodation in Pune

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will forgo her post-retirement accommodation in Pune as "misgivings" continue to persist "despite clarifications" being offered on allegations of land grabbing, it was announced Friday.

Man held for taking hostages in London

April 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) A man, strapped with gasoline cylinders, Friday took four people hostage in a London building and threatened to blow up an office when he failed to get a heavy goods vehicle licence, a media report said. The 50-year-old was later arrested.

President forgoes post-retirement accommodation in Pune

April 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will forgo her post-retirement accommodation in Pune following allegations of land grabbing and "misgivings" continuing to persist "despite clarifications" being made, it was announced Friday.

Big B has not said no to me: Varma

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Director Ram Gopal Varma and Amitabh Bachchan have given hits and misses together and the former says that the megastar never turns down his offer.

Medvedev accepts offer to head ruling party

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Friday accepted a formal offer to take up the leadership of the ruling United Russia party, two days after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin resigned from the post.

Chinese official given death for taking bribe

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) A 60-year-old former political advisor in a Chinese province was Friday sentenced to death for taking around $2 million in bribes and sanctioning projects in return. This was the second death sentence for taking bribes in the country announced in a week.

Denied vehicle licence, man takes four hostages in London

April 27, 2012 at 7:22 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) A man in London, reported to be "angry" at not getting a heavy goods vehicle licence, Friday walked into a building strapped with gasoline cylinders, took four people hostage and threatened to blow up an office, a media report said.

Pleasant day in Delhi, light rain expected Saturday

April 27, 2012 at 7:14 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A sunny morning was followed by a cloudy and pleasant day as strong gusts of wind prevented the mercury from rising above average in the capital Friday. The met office has forecast light rain and thunder storm in some areas Saturday.

Four people taken hostage in London

April 27, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) At least four people were reportedly taken hostage Friday in a central London area, following which snipers, explosive experts and a police negotiator reached the spot to tackle the crisis situation, Sky News reported.

Woman spits out fruit seed after 28 yrs

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Melbourne, Apr 27 (ANI): A Florida woman, who suffered from a persistent cough for 28 years, is breathing easier after finding out that a mass doctors discovered in her lung may actually be a fruit seed she inhaled years ago.

Gilani's conviction: Pakistani dailies see more turmoil ahead

April 27, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) More political turmoil lies ahead, Pakistani dailies said Friday as they debated "the gaping chasm between the weight of public expectation and the letter of the law" over Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's conviction for contempt of court.

Students clash with police in Allahabad, torch vehicles

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Allahabad, April 26 (IANS) Protesting the order to vacate hostels, students of the Allahabad University Thursday fought pitched battles with police as they torched a police vehicle and two state transport buses as well damaging varsity property. Several students were injured in the clashes and taken to nearby medical facilities.

Cher apologises after key to city of Adelaide sells for ?55k on eBay

April 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Cher has revealed that she is "upset" and trying to get to the bottom of why a key to the city of Adelaide she was given in 1990 ended up on eBay and sold for nearly 55,000 pounds.

40 dead as newspaper offices bombed in Nigeria

April 26, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Lagos, April 26 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed and 100 others injured Thursday when suicide bombers rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the office of This Day daily, a leading Nigerian newspaper, in the capital city Abuja. A second office was bombed in Kaduna state in which three people died.

Vice chancellor, officials confined in office overnight in Bengal

April 26, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The vice-chancellor of the Aliah University and other officials had to spend the whole of Wednesday night confined in an office of the university's Salt lake campus as hundreds of students demanding upgradation of the existing infrastructure forcibly prevented their exit.

37 dead as newspaper offices bombed in Nigeria

April 26, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Lagos, April 26 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed and 100 others injured Thursday when a powerful explosion hit the office of Thisday daily, a leading Nigerian national newspaper, in the capital city Abuja. A second office was bombed in Kaduna state.

Uganda Olympic Committee president suspended over mismanagement

April 26, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Kampala (Uganda), April 26 (IANS) Embattled president of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) Rogers Ddungu has been suspended by his Executive Committee which has accused him of abuse of office.

Swiss woman dies after following Indian guru's 'sunlight only' diet

April 26, 2012 at 4:03 PM

London, April 26 (ANI): A Swiss woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual journey which involved giving up food and water and attempting to exist on nothing but sunlight.

John might say I Do this year

April 26, 2012 at 3:07 PM

The ecstatic John Abraham might marry his girlfriend Priya Runchal this year.

China ups ante at T-shirts with Wen's quotes

April 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Beijing, April 26 (IANS) A Chinese online fashion retailer is being probed for promoting its latest T-shirts by cashing in on Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's popularity - an act that might have violated the country's law on advertisement, authorities said.

T-shirt retailer being probed for borrowing Chinese PM's popularity

April 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Beijing, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): A Chinese online fashion retailer is being probed for cashing in on Premier Wen Jiabao's popularity to promote its latest T-shirts-an act that might have violated the country's law on advertisement, Beijing commerce authorities said.

Mexican lawyers promote online divorces

April 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Mexico City, April 26 (IANS/EFE) A group of Mexican attorneys wants to convince people that divorces are not difficult to obtain, rolling out a prepaid card that simplifies the process and can even be purchased at supermarkets.

'Disqualified' Mubarak-era PM allowed back into Egypt's presidential race

April 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Cairo, Apr 26 (ANI): Egypt's election commission has reinstated former premier, Ahmed Shafiq as a contender in the country's upcoming presidential election.

Cloudy morning in Delhi, rains in store

April 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning in the capital Thursday with the minimum temperature settling two notches below average at 22.6 degrees Celsius. The met office has forecast rains later in the day.

Egyptian court upholds comic actor's jail sentence for insulting Islam

April 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Cairo, Apr 25 (ANI): An Egyptian court has upheld the three-month prison sentence given to a leading comic actor, Adel Imam, for insulting Islam in his films and plays.

Egypt bars Mubarak-era PM from presidential race

April 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Cairo, Apr 25 (ANI): Egypt's ruling military has disqualified a former-premier from running in the upcoming presidential elections after approving a law that bans senior officials from the deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak's regime from running for office.

'Vicky Donor' earns Rs.13.40 crore, Shoojit Sircar ecstatic

April 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) "Vicky Donor" is going places. After receiving rave reviews from the critics as well as the audiences, it has earned Rs.13.40 crore in the opening weekend. Director Shoojit Sircar is on cloud nine and says the film's success proves that the moviegoers have matured over the years.

Sylvester Stallone to be honoured with lifetime achievement award

April 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

London, April 25(ANI): Sylvester Stallone will be acknowledged for his enduring action movie career with a lifetime achievement award at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

PPP plans to let Gilani continue as PM even if convicted of contempt

April 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Lahore, Apr 25 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has held exhaustive discussions on the possible outcomes and ways to deal with each scenario emerging from the Supreme Court's decision to convict Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for contempt of court.

Mumbai dabbawallas hike rates again

April 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The soaring inflation has pinched hard Mumbai's famous tribe of dabbawallas, who ferry lunch boxes to and fro in the city daily. From June 1, they plan to hike their monthly delivery charges by Rs.50 per customer.

UK Culture Secretary accused of being 'Murdoch cheerleader' in BskyB ownership bid

April 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

London, Apr 25 (ANI): The long-running British tabloid newspaper scandal that has rocked Rupert Murdoch's media empire has taken a new turn with the New Corporation reveling that a senior cabinet minister worked covertly with them to help win approval for takeover of the BSkyB network.

Bangladeshi editor gets death threat

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Dhaka, April 24 (IANS) The editor of a Bangladeshi daily has received death threats from unidentified people for publishing reports on a missing leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

Putin says opposition protesters are uncharismatic 'zeroes'

April 24, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Moscow, April 24 (ANI): Russian Prime Minister Valdimir Putin sees little scope for cooperation from opposition leaders as he believes they lack ideas and describes many of them as uncharismatic 'zeroes'.

Akhilesh assures all help for NIA hub in UP

April 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday assured National Investigation Agency chief S.C. Sinha all help in setting up a hub in the state capital.

N.Y. woman fired after donating kidney to help her boss

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A New York Long Island woman claims that she was fired after she donated a kidney to help save the life of her boss.

Issues with India to be resolved through dialogue: Pak PM

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said that all issues with India, including the withdrawal of troops from Siachen and the Kashmir dispute, must be resolved through dialogue.

Did Berlusconi offer to 'cover Ruby in gold' to keep her quiet?

April 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

London, April 24 (ANI): The teenage belly dancer allegedly paid by Silvio Berlusconi for sex told a friend that the former Italian prime minister offered her to give all the money she wants and to cover her in gold to keep silence about their relationship, according to newly emerged wiretaps.

18,500 bottles of fake vodka destroyed in China

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) More than 18,500 bottles of counterfeit vodka were destroyed Monday after customs officers seized the goods before they entered China's northern city of Tianjin.

EU agrees to suspend Myanmar sanctions

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

London, April 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has formally agreed to suspend sanctions against Myanmar, with an exception of its arms embargo, for a year in recognition of "historic changes" in the country, BBC reported officials as saying.

Singhvi quits as Congress spokesperson, parliamentary panel chief

April 23, 2012 at 6:36 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi Monday resigned as party spokesperson and chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice in the wake of the controversy over a CD allegedly featuring him. The resignation comes a day before the start of the second phase of parliament's budget session Tuesday.

British government to unveil new measures to limit public spending

April 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

London, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Britain is to unveil new rules to further limit public spending as part of the government's efforts to meet its austerity targets.

'Think Like a Man' topples 'Hunger Games' to take box office No1 spot

April 23, 2012 at 3:08 PM

New York, Apr 23 (ANI): The ensemble relationship comedy 'Think Like a Man' raked in a whopping 33 million dollars over the weekend box office, thus dethroning 'The Hunger Games' from the top spot.

'Real-life Barbie' from Russia seeks to be world's most convincing doll

April 23, 2012 at 3:08 PM

London, Apr 23 (ANI): A 21-year-old girl, who has become an internet sensation in her home country of Russia, claims on her blog to be the most famed woman on the Russian-language internet.

Guy Pearce cast in Iron Man 3 as sinister villain

April 23, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Melbourne, Apr 23 (ANI): Guy Pearce is in final talks to play the villain, as he portrays the role of geneticist Aldrich Killian, in 'Iron Man 3'.

Better weather forecast in Kashmir from Monday

April 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) After hailstorms and gusty winds at some places Sunday, the weather office here forecast improvement in the weather across the Kashmir Valley Monday.

France votes as Sarkozy's fate hangs in balance

April 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Paris, April 22 (IANS) Millions voted Sunday in the first round of presidential elections in France, a country bogged down by weak economy and high unemployment, issues that may spell trouble for incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

China jails 24 for copyright infringement

April 22, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Beijing, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese authorities have jailed 24 persons in eight newly concluded cases involving copyright tort, among which seven were related to production and selling of pirated disks, according to a statement from the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publication (NOAPIP)on Saturday.

Sunny Saturday in Delhi, cloudy Sunday expected

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It was a clear, breezy Saturday in capital with the maximum temperature settling three notches below average at 34.8 degrees Celsius. Sunday is expected to have partly cloudy skies with possibility of rain in some areas, the weather office said.

Iraqi PM warns Turkey of becoming 'hostile state'

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Baghdad, April 21 (Xinhua-ANI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki warned Turkey of becoming a "hostile state" if continue sectarian interference into Iraq's internal affairs, Maliki's office said on Saturday.

Berlusconi 'doesn't regret hosting bunga bunga parties and would do it again'

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

London, Apr 21 (ANI): Unlike most politicians, who try to appear contrite after losing office due to a sex scandal, Silvio Berlusconi said of his infamous 'bunga bunga' parties on Friday that he "would host them again".

'Polygamous' Jacob Zuma marries sixth wife Bongi Ngema

April 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM

London, April 21 (ANI): South African President Jacob Zuma has married for the sixth time on Friday, taking his long-time girlfriend Bongi Ngema as his newest bride and fourth current wife.

Britain slams Ahmedinejad's visit to Abu Musa

April 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM

London, April 20 (IANS/WAM) Britain has described the recent visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad to the disputed island of Abu Musa as "highly unfortunate".

Ghaziabad architect caught taking bribe

April 20, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Ghaziabad, April 20 (IANS) An architect in the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) was Friday caught while accepting a bribe of Rs.20,000 from an applicant who wanted the map of his house approved, police said.

Summer corporate wear? Try Peter Pan collar or shirtdress

April 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) If you want to wear loose fitting clothes to office in summer but dread that monotonous corporate look, here's how to glam up. Put on a simple shirtdress, throw in a chic accessory or try a Peter Pan collar shirt to see the difference.

Decks cleared for fifth edition of Mammootty film

April 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Decks have been cleared for the fifth edition of the blockbuster Mammootty film 'Oru CBI Dairy kurippu', a rarity in the Malayalam film industry, according to its director K. Madhu.

Colombia's FARC rules out surrender

April 20, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Bogota, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels said they won't surrender or lay down their weapons as a precondition for dialogue with the government of President Juan Manuel Santos.

Norway killer's German lover deported

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Berlin, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A German woman who claimed she was Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik's lover has been deported from Norway.

Suu Kyi wants word changed in oath

April 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Yangon, April 19 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) Thursday asked the government to change a word in the oath of office taken by new parliamentarians -- opting for the word "respect" (the constitution) instead of "safeguard".

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