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The South Pacific Cook Islands with Polynesian Traditions

The tourist haven of Cook Islands were first discovered in 1773 by Captain Cook who named it Hervey Islands before the present name stuck in the 1820s. The Cook Islands is self-governed but in free association with New Zealand, which looks after its defence. The capital of Cook Islands is the Rarotonga Island, apart from this there are 14 other Islands, the prominent being the Aitutaki Island. The Cook Islands located in the South Pacific Ocean are well known for their Black Pearl export. The Cook Islanders trace their descent from a mixed Polynesian heritage including the Maori.

Cook Island Facts and Figures:
    · National Name: Kuki Airani (Maori)
    · Capital: Avarua (Rarotonga Island)
    · Total area: 240 sq. km.
    · Population: 19,569 (2006)
    · Currency: New Zealand Dollar
    · Languages: English (Official), Cook Island Maori
    · Ethnicity/ Races: 87.7% Maori, 5.8% part Maori, 6.5% other
    · Religion: Cook Islands Christian Church 55.9%, Roman Catholic 16.8%, Seventh-Day Adventists 7.9%, Church of Latter Day Saints 3.8%, other Protestant 5.8%, other 4.2%, unspecified 2.6%, none 3% (2001 census)
    · GDP (Per Capita): $9,100 (2005 est.)
    · Life Expectancy: Male: 70 Yrs, Female: 75 Yrs (2004)
    · Literacy: 95%

Cook Islands Geoghraphy:
Cook Islands enjoys a comfortable location in the South Pacific between American Samoa to the West and French Polynesia in the East. Cook Islands are divided into the northern and the southern group. The southern Cook Islands numbering nine are the major population centers and also have the most volcanoes. The southern group is sparsely populated and comprises six true atolls. Rarotonga and Aitutaki are the main islands that also have sparkling white beaches for the travelers.

Administration and Economy of Cook Islands:
Except for Defence the Parliamentary government of Cook Islands looks after all other matters. Apart from this there are hereditary councils known as the House of Ariki that govern the local traditions and customs of the various islands. A mayor heads each of these councils such as the Rarotonga council.

Black Pearls are the chief Cook Islands export apart from fishing, offshore banking and agriculture. However tourism is the main economic driver of the Cook Islands and every year thousands of tourists visit Cook Islands to experience the breath-taking beauty of islands like Aitutaki and Rarotonga.

Cook Islands Culture and Cuisine:
Owing to large tourist activity and New Zealand cultural influence, tradition has somewhat faded away in the southern Cook Islands of Aitutaki and Rarotonga whereas the relatively isolated northern islands have retained their traditional past. The Cook Islanders are largely of Maori Polynesian descent and live in big traditional joint families. Due to New Zealand’s cultural influence most of the Cook Islanders are Christian and regularly attend the Sunday mass. The Cook

Islanders love their music and Imene tuki is a popular Cook Island folk music.
Cook Island cuisine features some mouth-watering dishes. The breakfast mostly includes papaya and coconut in which lemon garnishing is a must. The Ungako or the shellfish is a local delicacy that is eaten raw or cooked. Other seafood include white crabs that are served with grated cheese and coconut garnishing

Cook Islands Tourist Attractions:
Cook Islands offer the perfect vacation spots that include beautiful beach villas in Aitutaki apart from holiday resorts like Sina’s Garden and the Maina Sunset motel to enjoy the scenic sunsets. The Muri beach in Rarotonga is a must visit for all the sunbathers. The Rarotonga Island also offers many other exotic sightseeing places that include the following:

    · The Cook Islands Library and Museum
    · The National Museum
    · Para O Tane Palace
    · Parliament of the Cook Islands
    · Black Rocks

Obama's ex-girlfriends recall his 'sexual warmth' in new biography

May 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

London, May 3 (ANI): Former girlfriends of President Barack Obama have opened up for the first time of his "sexual warmth" and disclosed the contents of love letters that he sent to them during his 20s, in a new biography.

Four UK footballers charged with sex assault

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Four footballers in UK have been charged with sexual assault and voyeurism.

Jennifer Aniston to be Brangelina's new neighbours

May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston is looking for pads in Richmond, a suburb outside of London, where ex husband Brad Pitt and his fiancee Angelina Jolie rented last year and plan to spend much of the next two years.

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India establishes naval base in Lakshadweep

April 30, 2012 at 6:18 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India Monday took a major step towards strengthening of the security of its island territories, an issue that has acquired urgency in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai terror strikes, by commissioning a full-fledged naval base in the Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea.

Fatboy Slim comes to India, promises phenomenal evening

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) British Musician Norman Quentin Cook, known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is all set to enthrall Indian music lovers for the very first time with his performances. He says India has always been a dream destination.

Cook calls on cricket fraternity to ensure Test format remains 'pinnacle' of sport

April 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM

London, Apr 29(ANI): England one- day cricket captain Alastair Cook has called on the game's administrators to ensure that Test cricket remains the pinnacle of the sport.ook admitted the world needs to act now to ensure Twenty20 cricket does not prevent international cricket being the best versus the best.

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.

Maharashtra, Andamans, keen to follow Goa's lifeguard force

April 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Panaji, April 27 (IANS) Goa's unique beach management and lifeguard services innovation has spurred other state governments in India to emulate the example, an official said here Friday.

No damage caused by earthquake in A and N Islands: Home ministry

April 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday informed that no damage has occurred in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which experienced moderate intensity tremors earlier today.

Brit man who bagged 'best job ever' calls his work 'busiest in the world'

April 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Melbourne, Apr 25 (ANI): Ben Southall, who was hired by Queensland Tourism for the "best job ever", has revealed that it was more than he anticipated.

Moderate quake jolts Nicobar Islands

April 25, 2012 at 2:41 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted the Nicobar islands Wednesday afternoon, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official here said.

Apple quarterly results exceed expectations

April 25, 2012 at 8:08 AM

San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) Apple has released quarterly sales and earnings results that surpassed analysts' expectations.

Spirit Airlines apologises and pulls Secret Service sex scandal spoof ad

April 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Wellington, April 22 (ANI): Responding to the request of Colombian government, Spirit Airlines has issued an apology and pulled a "More Bang For Your Buck" ad spoofing the Secret Service prostitution scandal, according to NBC Miami.

Brangelina and brood jet off to Galapagos Islands to celebrate engagement

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and their brood are said to be enjoying a break in the exotic location of Galapagos Islands to celebrate the couple's engagement.

Kate and Pippa Middleton 'among few Brits' to make it to Time's 100 list

April 19, 2012 at 11:17 AM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Duchess Kate, Pippa Middleton and Sarah Burton, who designed the wedding gown at last year's Royal wedding, have been included in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Ex-Faroe Islands' goalkeeper swapped shirts with Muamba and Morosini

April 18, 2012 at 5:25 PM

London, Apr 18(ANI): Ex-Faroe Islands goalkeeper Poul Dam had swapped shirts with heart victims Fabrice Muamba and tragic Piermario Morosini in the only two internationals he played in.

China objects to Japan's decision of buying islands in Chinese territory

April 18, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Beijing, Apr 18 (ANI): China has raised objections to Tokyo's sudden announcement of plans to buy parts of the Diaoyu Islands, and claimed the island has China's 'undisputable sovereignty'.

Coral reefs will survive ravages of warming: Scientists

April 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Marine scientists in Australia undertaking the world's first large-scale investigation of the impact of climate change on coral reefs suggest that many of them would survive the ravages of warming.

Strauss denies claims of stepping down as ODI captain due to being henpecked

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

London, Apr 17(ANI): England Test skipper Andrew Strauss has dismissed claims that he gave up the one-day captaincy because he is henpecked.

Chavez not to attend Americas summit

April 15, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Bogota, April 15 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is battling cancer, will not attend the Sixth Summit of the Americas as advised by his doctors, said the country's foreign minister Saturday.

Ahmadinejad's visit to disputed island irks Lebanon

April 15, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Beirut, April 15 (IANS) Lebanon has criticised the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the disputed island of Abu Musa.

Jamie Redknapp' wife reveals secrets of their 14-year happy marriage

April 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

London, April 14 (ANI): Louise Redknapp, wife of former Liverpool and England football star Jamie, has opened up about their 14-year happy marriage and how she deals with other women meeting her gorgeous man.

West Indies call up Shillingford for Trinidad Test

April 13, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Port of Spain (Trinidad), April 13 (IANS/CMC) Windward Islands off-spinner Shane Shillingford has been called up for the second Test against Australia, starting here Sunday, on the heels of a disappointing performance by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo in the Kensington Oval opener which West Indies lost by three wickets.

Cook, Bresnan and Sangakkara named Wisden's Cricketers of the Year

April 12, 2012 at 10:43 AM

London, Apr 12 (ANI): England cricketers Alastair Cook and Tim Bresnan were named in Wisden's five-man Cricketers of the Year list.

Odisha CM Patnaik chairs high-level meeting on tsunami alert

April 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 11 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik chaired a high-level meeting here on Wednesday to ensure that systems are in place in case of any earthquake or tsunami warnings.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Chief Secretary plays down tsunami fears

April 11, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Port Blair, Apr 11 (ANI): With the Indonesian quake triggering tsunami fears across the Indian Ocean nations, including India, Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Shakti Sinha, on Wednesday said there is no need to panic.

India prepares for tsunami threat

April 11, 2012 at 7:47 PM

New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh on Wednesday said he has spoken to all the Chief Secretaries of the coastal states including Andaman and Nicobar Islands following the 8.5 magnitude earthquake, which struck the western coast of Indonesia.

NDMA rules out tsunami threat to India

April 11, 2012 at 5:47 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) here Wednesday appealed to people, particularly near coastal areas to not panic as there was no tsunami threat to India, after the massive earthquake in Indonesia.

India sounds tsunami warning after Indonesian quake

April 11, 2012 at 5:23 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India Wednesday asked states along its east coast to be on high alert amid tsunami fears following a massive earthquake in Indonesia.

Apple's value surpasses 600 billion dollar mark for first time ever

April 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

London, Apr 11(ANI): Technology giant Apple's value has hit the 600 billion dollar mark for the first time ever, asserting its position as the most valuable US company in the world.

Earthquake hits Indonesia, tremors also felt in India

April 11, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Jakarta, Apr 11 (ANI): A massive earthquake has hit the West Coast of Sumatra, at a magnitude of 8.7 on the Richter scale.

Earthquake of 8.9 magnitude hits Indonesia

April 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

An earthquake of 8.9 magnitudes has hit Indonesia. After which Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning. Besides Indonesia, tremors were also felt in 28 countries.

Smart robocopters to ferret out pirates' boats

April 9, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Washington, April 9 (IANS) US naval robocopters, carrying powerful sensors, will be able to ferret out small pirate boats even if they are indistinguishable from other vessels.

Pippa and ex-flame Earl Percy fuel reunion rumours on family ski holiday

April 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

London, Apr 9 (ANI): Pippa Middleton, who had taken to the snowy hills of Western Sweden just last month for a charity cross country ski event, did not need a second invitation to get back on the slopes when she joined her family in more relaxing circumstances on holiday.

Cook believes England top order batsmen 'back to their best'

April 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

London, Apr 9(ANI): England Test opener Alastair Cook believes his team's top order batsmen have finally regained their lost touch after recording their first Test win this year against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Swann reaches fourth position in ICC Test rankings

April 8, 2012 at 5:05 PM

London, Apr 8(ANI): England off spinner Graeme Swann snapped ten wickets during the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, and his brilliant performance has helped him jump six positions in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Bowling Rankings to reach fourth, just one place behind team mate James Anderson.

Swann jumps to fourth in Test rankings

April 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Dubai, April 8 (IANS) Off-spinner Graeme Swann's 10-wicket haul not only helped England to a Test victory in Colombo but also lifted him six places to fourth spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test bowling rankings - just one place behind team mate James Anderson.

'Apple to become world's first $1 trillion company'

April 8, 2012 at 8:41 AM

London, April 8 (IANS) Apple will become the world's first trillion-dollar company when its shares top $1,000 each, Wall Street analysts have predicted.

England defeats Lanka by eight wickets in Colombo Test to safeguard its top ranking

April 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Colombo, Apr 7(ANI): England will remain as World's number one Test team, as it beat Sri Lanka in the second Test match in Colombo by eight wickets.

Indian, US navies to conduct joint exercise

April 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Washington, April 6 (IANS) Indian and the US navies will conduct a joint training drill, "Exercise Malabar 2012", April 9-16 in the Bay of Bengal and west of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

China to send tourists to Xisha Islands

April 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Beijing, April 5 (IANS) China is going to open its Xisha Islands to tourists in a bid to reassert its sovereignty over a scattering of islands and reefs in the South China Sea.

Three Russian fencers held for drug dealing

April 5, 2012 at 6:08 AM

Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian fencer who won bronze at an international event in London recently has been arrested along with two teammates from the national team on suspicion of drug dealing, an official said.

Hollywood director Cameron endorses 'Luv U Mate' author's views on Mariana Trench

April 3, 2012 at 4:16 PM

New Delhi, Apr.3 (ANI): Hollywood director James Cameron of "Titanic" and "Avatar" after diving in the Mariana Trench or Marianas Trench, which is the deepest part of the world's oceans, and located in the western Pacific Ocean, supports views on the technical details related to the trench, oceanic life and the need to save environment as well as mother Earth, as conveyed in the book "Luv U Mate" by Indian author Dr Punit Sethi.

Effigy of Prince William burnt on Falklands War anniversary

April 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Buenos Aires (Argentina), Apr.3 (ANI): Argentinian leftists protesting near the British Embassy in Buenos Aires burnt an effigy of Britain's Prince William, who recently participated in naval exercises near the islands.

Smart home follows smart phone

April 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Washington, April 2 (IANS) It won't be long before our homes use sensors and software to anticipate our needs and help improve our health and energy efficiency, a study says.

Cradle of humanity found to be 25 mln yrs older than thought

March 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

London, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists have suggested new age for 'The Great Rift Valley of East Africa'-the birthplace of the human species- asserting that it may have taken much longer to develop than earlier believed.

China to reinforce territorial claims

March 27, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Beijing, March 27 (IANS) China may step up its exploration of the South China Sea to reinforce its territorial claims.

Apple eyes China expansion

March 27, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Apple Inc. said it was eyeing greater investment and growth in China as its chief executive Tim Cook visited Beijing Monday.

BJP condemns abduction of Orissa MLA, calls on govt. to wage war against Maoists

March 24, 2012 at 4:48 PM

New Delhi, Mar.24 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj condemned the abduction of an Orissa MLA by Maoists, and called on the federal government to wage a full-fledged war against the rebels.

US men held after open sex on gay cruise

March 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM

London, March 23 (IANS) Two US men have pleaded guilty to indecent exposure in Dominica after they were arrested during a stop on a gay cruise of the Caribbean.

Usain Bolt gets speeding ticket for running too fast in Visa ad

March 23, 2012 at 2:01 PM

London, Mar 23 (ANI): Usain Bolt gets a speeding ticket in his new ad, where he is seen sprinting across London in a bid to get to the Olympic Stadium on time.

Prince William back home to Kate after completing Falklands tour of duty

March 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

London, Mar 22 (ANI): Prince William had an emotional reunion with his wife Kate after flying back into the UK following his six weeks stint in the Falklands.

Prince William back home to Kate after completing Falklands tour of duty

March 22, 2012 at 2:16 PM

London, Mar 22 (ANI): Prince William had an emotional reunion with his wife Kate after flying back into the UK following his six weeks stint in the Falklands.

Danielle Lloyd thinks 'little breasts are perfect'

March 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM

London, Mar 21 (ANI): Danielle Lloyd, who has had her implants removed recently, has said that although putting a bikini for the first time after surgery was really "upsetting" she doesn't want big breasts again.

'Cash-rich' Apple to pay dividends for first time since 1995, buy back shares

March 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

London, Mar 20 (ANI): Tech giant Apple has announced that it would resume paying dividends for the first time since 1995 and buy back 10 billion dollars of its shares.

'Cash-rich' Apple to pay dividends for first time since 1995, buy back shares

March 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM

London, Mar 20 (ANI): Tech giant Apple has announced that it would resume paying dividends for the first time since 1995 and buy back 10 billion dollars of its shares.

'Falkland Islands 'were on verge of being shared by Britain, Argentina in 1974 deal'

March 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM

London, Mar 14(ANI): Britain was on the verge of sharing the Falkland Islands with Argentina almost 40 years ago, with islanders having joint nationality, it has been claimed.

'Falkland Islands 'were on verge of being shared by Britain, Argentina in 1974 deal'

March 14, 2012 at 5:16 PM

London, Mar 14(ANI): Britain was on the verge of sharing the Falkland Islands with Argentina almost 40 years ago, with islanders having joint nationality, it has been claimed.

Tulisa 'going out with Jack O'Connell'

March 13, 2012 at 9:10 PM

London, Mar 13 (ANI): Tulisa Contostavlos is reportedly dating actor Jack O'Connell, just days after her fling in Miami with 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Mark Wright.

Tulisa 'going out with Jack O'Connell'

March 13, 2012 at 7:40 PM

London, Mar 13 (ANI): Tulisa Contostavlos is reportedly dating actor Jack O'Connell, just days after her fling in Miami with 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Mark Wright.

Obama upgrades 'special relationship' for White House welcome to David, Samantha Cameron

March 11, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Washington, Mar 11(ANI): US President Barack Obama is set to warmly welcome UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha on an official visit with a state dinner" at the White House this week after describing the UK as "closest partner in the world."

Apple's new iPad must 'shatter records' if shares are to keep rising: Analysts

March 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Washington, Mar 8(ANI): Apple's newest version of the iPad must "shatter records" if shares are to keep surging, analysts have warned.

Apple's new iPad must 'shatter records' if shares are to keep rising: Analysts

March 8, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Washington, Mar 8(ANI): Apple's newest version of the iPad must "shatter records" if shares are to keep surging, analysts have warned.

Morrissey's band wears 'We Hate William and Kate' T-shirt at Argentina gig

March 7, 2012 at 9:05 PM

London, Mar 7 (ANI): Morrissey's band performed in front of 15,000 fans in Argentina wearing "We Hate William and Kate" T-shirts, courting further controversy over his stance on the Falkland Islands.

Morrissey's band wears 'We Hate William and Kate' T-shirt at Argentina gig

March 7, 2012 at 5:35 PM

London, Mar 7 (ANI): Morrissey's band performed in front of 15,000 fans in Argentina wearing "We Hate William and Kate" T-shirts, courting further controversy over his stance on the Falkland Islands.

Demi Moore back home after rehab

March 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Melbourne, Mar 6 (ANI): Demi Moore has returned home to Los Angeles after her rehab treatment.

Hundreds of tropical bird species at risk of extinction

March 6, 2012 at 8:40 PM

London, March 6 (ANI): Researchers have cautioned that up to 900 species of tropical land birds around the world could become extinct by 2100.

Several bird species on the verge of extinction

March 6, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Scientists have warned that up to 900 species of tropical land birds around the world may become extinct by 2100.

Hundreds of tropical bird species at risk of extinction

March 6, 2012 at 1:11 PM

London, March 6 (ANI): Researchers have cautioned that up to 900 species of tropical land birds around the world could become extinct by 2100.

Demi Moore back home after rehab

March 6, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Melbourne, Mar 6 (ANI): Demi Moore has returned home to Los Angeles after her rehab treatment.

Christie Brinkley's ex-hubby calls her 'narcissistic egomaniac'

March 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM

London, Mar 2 (ANI): Christie Brinkley's ex-husband Peter Cook has called her a "narcissistic egomaniac" in a court document filed countering claims that he owes her child support.

Christie Brinkley's ex-hubby calls her 'narcissistic egomaniac'

March 2, 2012 at 4:20 PM

London, Mar 2 (ANI): Christie Brinkley's ex-husband Peter Cook has called her a "narcissistic egomaniac" in a court document filed countering claims that he owes her child support.

Strauss still remains my No.1 captain: Flower

February 27, 2012 at 8:55 PM

London, Feb 27 (ANI): England coach Andy Flower has made it clear that Andrew Strauss still remains his No.1 captain despite success of skippers Alastair Cook in ODIs and Stuart Broad in T20s.

Strauss still remains my No.1 captain: Flower

February 27, 2012 at 2:55 PM

London, Feb 27 (ANI): England coach Andy Flower has made it clear that Andrew Strauss still remains his No.1 captain despite success of skippers Alastair Cook in ODIs and Stuart Broad in T20s.

Apple CEO says 'company has more money than it needs'

February 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM

London, Feb 24 (ANI): Apple CEO Tim Cook has acknowledged that the tech giant has more money 'than it knows what to do with'.

Apple CEO says 'company working on products that will blow your mind'

February 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Apple CEO Tim Cook has told the firm's investors that the tech giant is working hard on making products that 'will blow your mind.'

Apple is working on products that will blow your mind, says CEO

February 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Known for its innovative products Apple is planning to launch products that can blow your mind. Apple CEO Tim Cook said to the firm's investors that the company is working hard to launch products that 'will blow your mind.'

Apple CEO says 'company working on products that will blow your mind'

February 24, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Apple CEO Tim Cook has told the firm's investors that the tech giant is working hard on making products that 'will blow your mind.'

Apple CEO says 'company has more money than it needs'

February 24, 2012 at 11:03 AM

London, Feb 24 (ANI): Apple CEO Tim Cook has acknowledged that the tech giant has more money 'than it knows what to do with'.

In form Cook may still be England T20 star

February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

London, Feb 23(ANI): England opener Alastair Cook, who was not considered a realistic Twenty 20 candidate may soon find himself in the national squad for the shortest format owing to his blistering one-day form.

In form Cook may still be England T20 star

February 23, 2012 at 4:28 PM

London, Feb 23(ANI): England opener Alastair Cook, who was not considered a realistic Twenty 20 candidate may soon find himself in the national squad for the shortest format owing to his blistering one-day form.

Apple workers in China get 25pct pay hike following criticism of inhumane working conditions

February 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

London, Feb 21 (ANI): Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, which faced criticism over inhumane working conditions at its suppliers' plants in China, will now increase workers' salaries by up to 25 percent.

Apple workers in China get 25pct pay hike following criticism of inhumane working conditions

February 21, 2012 at 1:48 PM

London, Feb 21 (ANI): Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, which faced criticism over inhumane working conditions at its suppliers' plants in China, will now increase workers' salaries by up to 25 percent.

Kiwi Girl Guides set world record with 170,000-bra chain

February 20, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Melbourne, Feb 20 (ANI): Girl Guides in New Zealand's town of Dragaville have decided to put it on the map as "Bra-gaville" with their record breaking effort of stringing nearly 170,000 bras together.

Hafeez confident Pak team will 'bounce back and win' remaining ODIs against England

February 17, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Islamabad, Feb 17 (ANI): Pakistan opener and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has expressed confidence about the team's ability to bounce back and win the remaining one-day internationals after England, despite the latter taking a 2-0 lead in the four-match series.

Cook says playing T20 cricket for Essex helped him improve as ODI player

February 17, 2012 at 7:42 PM

London, Feb 17(ANI): England one day cricket Alastair Cook has said playing Twenty 20 cricket for Essex has helped him emerge has a better one-day player.

Bopara says Cook has worked hard to improve as ODI batsman

February 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Dubai, Feb 17(ANI): England all rounder Ravi Bopara has said Essex team mate and England one-day captain Alastair Cook has worked hard to improve himself as a batsman in the shorter format of the game.

Andaman administration reluctant to share power with panchayats

February 17, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Port Blair, Feb 17 (ANI): The Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, said last week, that elected representatives of panchayats should be treated as the "first tier of democracy" rather than the "third tier of development."

Andaman administration reluctant to share power with panchayats

February 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Port Blair, Feb 17 (ANI): The Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, said last week, that elected representatives of panchayats should be treated as the "first tier of democracy" rather than the "third tier of development."

Bopara says Cook has worked hard to improve as ODI batsman

February 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Dubai, Feb 17(ANI): England all rounder Ravi Bopara has said Essex team mate and England one-day captain Alastair Cook has worked hard to improve himself as a batsman in the shorter format of the game.

Kate sent 'undies' to Prince William for Valentine's Day

February 16, 2012 at 3:30 PM

London, Feb 16 (ANI)): The Duchess of Cambridge reportedly sent a pair of boxer shorts to her husband Prince William, who is in the Falkland Islands serving as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot, as Valentine's Day gift.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says 'tablets will overtake PCs soon'

February 16, 2012 at 2:18 PM

London, Feb 16 (ANI): Tech giant Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has predicted that tablet computers will soon become more popular than laptops and desktops.

Prince William sends Duchess Kate V-Day gifts from 7,000 miles away

February 15, 2012 at 11:38 AM

London, Feb 15 (ANI): The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed that Prince William has sent her a card for Valentine's Day, even though he is currently in Falklands Islands.

Apple asks charity group to inspect factories' 'sweat shop' conditions

February 14, 2012 at 1:57 PM

London, Feb 14 (ANI): In response to growing criticism over conditions at Apple's overseas factories, the tech giant has announced that it has asked a charity to conduct "special voluntary audits" of several facilities that manufacture iPhones, iPads and other products.

Distraction reduces pain

February 12, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Distracting yourself from pain can actually help you hurt less, suggest experts.

Distraction reduces pain

February 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Distracting yourself from pain can actually help you hurt less, suggest experts.

Prince William wants to put military service before royal duty

February 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM

London, Feb 12 (ANI): Prince William has hinted that he will extend his RAF service beyond next year, as he plans to put military service over royal duties.

Argentina accuses UK of treating Falkands as 'last refuge of declining empire'

February 11, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Buenos Aires, Feb 11(ANI): Argentina has claimed that Britain is treating the Falkland Islands as the "last refuge of a declining empire," as it urged the United Nations to stop the "militarisation" of the area.

Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell chosen 'worst romantic comedy couple'

February 10, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Melbourne, Feb 10 (ANI): Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell have topped the Worst Romantic Comedy Couple poll for their film 'Bewitched'.

England ODI keeper Kieswetter backs Pietersen to fire again

February 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM

London, Feb 10(ANI): England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter has backed beleaguered Kevin Pietersen to regain his form, which earned him reputation of being one of the finest one-days batsman in international cricket.

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