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Marshall Islands: Tiny Micronesian Island Nation

The Micronesian peoples first inhabited the archipelago on Marshall Islands. In 1526 Spanish explorer Alonso de Salazar discovered it. But in 1788 the RMI was named after British captain John Marshall. In 1885 Germany made several attempt to capture Marshall Islands. During the World War I Japan seized it but after a series of battles during World War II the US overthrew the Japanese power. In 1947 Marshall Island along with Mariana and Caroline archipelagos became the U.S. territory. Between 1946 and 1958 US tested several nuclear and hydrogen bombs due to which most of the Marshall Islands remains uninhabited till today. US paid $183.7 millions in order to relocate the people of RMI. In 2000, Kessai Note became the first commoner to become president of RMI.

Marshall Island Profile: Overview of Facts and Figures
    · National Name: Republic of the Marshall Islands
    · Capital: Majuro
    · Total area: 181 sq km (70 sq miles)
    · Population: 60,000 (UN, 2008)
    · Currency: US Dollar
    · Languages: Marshallese (official) 98.2%, other languages 1.8% (1999 census)
    note: English (official), widely spoken as a second language
    · Ethnicity/ Races: Marshallese 92.1%, mixed Marshallese 5.9%, other 2% (2006)
    · Religion: Protestant 54.8%, Assembly of God 25.8%, Roman Catholic 8.4%, Bukot nan Jesus 2.8%, Mormon 2.1%, other Christian 3.6%, other 1%, none 1.5% (1999 census)
    · GDP (Per Capita): $2,900 (2005 est.)
    · Life Expectancy: Male: 68.88 years, Female: 73.03 years (2008 est.)
    · Literacy Rate: Male: 93.6%, Female: 93.7% (1999)

Geographical Information on Marshall Island:
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is a nation made up of 29 coral atolls and 5 low-lying islands in the central Pacific Ocean located mid-way between Hawaii and Australia. The Ratak Chain and the Ralik Chai are the most important atolls and islands in the Marshall Islands group. Many Pacific typhoons originate in the Marshall Islands region and grow stronger as they move west towards the Mariana Islands and the Philippines.
The climate of Republic of the Marshall Islands is hot and humid with wet season from May to November.

Culture, Cuisine and Tradition of Marshall Island:
The culture of Marshall Island reflects the influence and domination of its colonial rulers. The intermixing of traditional culture with the modern culture from colonial rule adds distinctive features to Marshall Islands. The American way of living and practices predominates the culture of Marshall Island. The people of the Marshall Island are expert in canoe building, which is the major feature of their craftsmanship.
The Cuisine of Marshall Islands is delicious and rich in nutritious value. The food is prepared in a delicate way influenced from colonial countries like Japan, Britain and America. Staple food of the island includes breadfruit, pandanus, taro, arrowroot, rice, seafood, eggs and pigs. The traditional Marshall Islands Cuisine includes pumpkin with coconut milk sauce, sliced, cooked breadfruit with coconut milk sauce and crushed banana. Seafood is popular among the people of the island and Tuna remains the center of Marshall Island non-vegetarian cuisine.

Marshall Island Economy:
The major source of Marshall Island national income comes from the vast marine resources and aids from the United States. Fishing, aquaculture, tourism are the main contributor of economy. The government of Marshall Island in collaboration with foreign investors initiated several steps to upgrade the tourists’ facilities and make it at par with global standards. The Tuna fishiculture remains the center of Marine based industry in order to meet the global demand of Tuna fish.

Tourist Attractions of Marshall Island:
Marshall Island has plethora of sites that attracts tourists from worldwide. Glimpse of 1,000 species of fish, 250 species of hard and soft coral and relics of World War II remain the center attraction for the tourists. The Laura Beach Park is renowned for it’s under water diving, sea surfing and aqua marine museum.

Peace Park Memorial: is the park that was built in memory of the Japanese soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. The granite structure and architectural supremacy remain gives the glimpses of Japanese colonial power.

Major Sight-seeing Places in Marshall Island include:
    · Bokolap and Aneko Islands
    · The Aquarium, Majuro
    · Kalalen Pass
    · Ebeye

World Super Bike: Rea hopes to make a podium finish in Monza

May 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Monza (Italy), May 2 (IANS) Honda World Superbike Team's Jonathan Rea is geared up to make a podium finish for the first time in Monza during the weekend race.

'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.

David Cameron's heartbroken ex becomes nun named Sister John Mary

April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): David Cameron's heartbroken former lover, a glamorous blonde who worked in London at Conservative Party HQ with her ambitious young boyfriend, has become a nun called Sister John Mary, it has been revealed.

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Washington, Tokyo sign Okinawa deal to move US Marines from Japanese Island

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): The United States and Japan have signed a deal to move thousands of US Marines from the Okinawa Island in Japan.

Briton enjoys 50 years' solitude on island

April 27, 2012 at 8:50 AM

London, April 27 (IANS) A Briton from Yorkshire has made an island in the Seychelles his home and been enjoying living there for half a century. He spends his days caring for the island's tortoises and birds that have also made it their abode.

Chinese army to safeguard national marine rights

April 26, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Beijing, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese armed forces will closely work with fishery and maritime supervision agencies to jointly safeguard national marine rights and interests, a Defense Ministry spokesman said here Thursday.

Beijing rejects Manila's claim over Huangyan Island as 'groundless'

April 25, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Beijing, April 25 (ANI): China has criticized Philippines expanded claim to the Huangyan Island in the South China Sea.

Onset prank for Julia Roberts became 'Pretty woman' iconic scene

April 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

London, April 25(ANI): A scene in 'Pretty woman' featuring Julia Roberts' character reacting with shock when Richard Gere closes a jewellery box on her hand is much loved by fans of the 1990 romantic comedy.

After five-state sweep, Romney readies to battle Obama

April 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

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

Oregano can help protect against prostate cancer

April 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

London, April 25 (IANS) Oregano, the common seasoning for pizzas and pastas, could be processed into a drug to protect against prostate cancer with fewer side-effects than existing treatments.

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.

Pizza seasoning herb oregano may help combat prostate cancer

April 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Washington, April 25(ANI): An ingredient of oregano, the common pizza and pasta seasoning herb, could potentially be used to treat prostate cancer, researchers including one of an Indian have found.

Eating pizza may help cut prostate cancer risk

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Washington, April 25(ANI): An ingredient of Oregano, the common pizza and pasta seasoning herb, could potentially be used to treat prostate cancer, researchers including one of an Indian have found.

Romney 'fully in general election mode' after sweeping primaries in five states

April 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney is in full general election mode, having won primaries in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.

Ex-Oz PM Fraser says US military 'base' in Darwin is 'mistake'

April 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Sydney, Apr 24 (ANI): Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser has said that the new American marine 'base' near Darwin is a mistake, and added that his nation's grovelling to the US is affecting relations with Asia.

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.

China denounces Philippines's call for other countries to show stance on South China Sea

April 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Beijing, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): China on Monday denounced Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario's call for other countries to take a stand regarding the South China Sea, adding that China's stance on safeguarding its territory and sovereignty is "clear" and "firm."

Sports balls swept away by Japanese tsunami found in Alaska

April 23, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Scientists in the United States have said that a volleyball and soccer ball that washed ashore on an American island are likely to be first pieces of debris to arrive in Alaska from the last year's devastating tsunami in Japan.

Pole reversal shows asymmetries do exist in sun

April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): Approximately every 11 years the magnetic field on the sun reverses completely - the north magnetic pole switches to south, and vice versa.

Dilshan murder case: Retired Army officer sentenced to life imprisonment

April 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Chennai, Apr 20 (ANI): A court in Chennai on Friday sentenced a retired Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Kandasamy Ramaraj to life imprisonment for murdering 13-year-old Dilshan in July last year.

Experts hail Agni-V, want it operational soon

April 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India's strategic affairs experts Thursday hailed the nation's successful test of the Agni-V 5,000-km long range ballistic missile as a 'significant' demonstration of technological proficiency, but urged the defence scientists to get the warhead delivery platform operationalised to put up a 'credible' nuclear deterrent.

BJP hails Agni-5 launch as proud milestone

April 19, 2012 at 5:01 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday 'hailed' the successful launch of the Agni-5 missile.

Launch of Agni-V big step towards defence preparedness: Pallam Raju

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Hyderabad, Apr 19 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju on Thursday hailed the successful launch of Agni-V, saying this is a big step towards preparedness of the armed forces and a major deterrent.

Scientists express happiness over successful test launch of Agni-V

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

New Delhi/Chennai/Wheeler Island, Apr 19 (ANI): The Indian scientific community on Thursday basked in the glory of the successful test-firing of the 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V.

Roach praises Malcolm Marshall's legacy

April 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Port of Spain (Trinidad), April 19 (IANS/CMC) Kemar Roach, a member of the emerging generation of West Indies pacers, hailed Malcolm Marshall as one of the finest exponents of the art, after producing an outstanding spell on the fourth day of the second Test here.

Vice President Ansari hails successful launch of Agni-V missile

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Hailing India's successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V, Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Thursday said our scientists have done the nation proud with this splendid achievement.

PM hails Agni-V milestone

April 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday hailed India's successful Agni-V long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile test as 'another milestone' in the country's 'quest for security, preparedness and to explore the frontiers of science'.

Agni-V will add to India's security credibility: Manmohan Singh

April 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Prime Minsiter Dr. Manmohan Singh congratulated all the scientific and technical personnel of the DRDO and other related organisations for the successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V on Thursday morning.

Agni-V successful launch major milestone in India's missile programme: Antony

April 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony congratulated Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists for the successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V on Thursday morning.

India creates history, tests 5,000 km Agni-V missile

April 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday created history with the successful testing of the much awaited Agni-V long-range ballistic nuclear-capable missile, described as 'China killer', that can accurately hit targets more than 5,000 km away.

India tests 5,000-km range Agni-V missile

April 19, 2012 at 9:17 AM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday created history with the successful testing of the much awaited Agni-V long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile that can accurately hit targets more than 5,000 km away.

Agni-V missile successfully tested

April 19, 2012 at 9:09 AM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenous long range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V.

India poses no missile threat: NATO

April 19, 2012 at 5:09 AM

Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO does not consider India as a missile threat despite the country's advanced missile development programme, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

Agni-V missile test postponed for Thursday

April 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The first test-firing of India's indigenous intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V has been postponed for Thursday due to adverse weather conditions, a defence ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Agni-V test fire postponed till Thursday

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): The launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V has been postponed till Thursday due to inclement weather.

Agni-V missile test postponed for Thursday

April 18, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The first test-firing of India's indigenous intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V has been postponed for Thursday due to adverse weather conditions, a defence ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Lankan all rounder Mathews ready to bowl in IPL

April 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Colombo, Apr 18(ANI): Sri Lankan all rounder Angelo Mathews has fully recovered from a calf injury, and has been given the thumbs up to bowl in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) by team physio Steve Mount and the team management.

In UAE island, rent a house to own it

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 17 (IANS/WAM) An island resort in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has come up with a residential complex where people will be able to rent an apartment for three years, and at the end of the lease period choose an option to own it.

Promiscuous queen bees produce healthy colonies

April 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Washington, April 17 (ANI): Queen bees on isolated islands avoid inbreeding by mating with nearly 100 males and keep colonies healthy.

DiCaprio in 'Live By Night'

April 17, 2012 at 6:47 AM

London, April 17 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce movie "Live By Night" based on Dennis Lehane's new novel of the same name.

Agni-V missile test likely to take place on Wednesday

April 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Balasore (Orissa), April 16 (ANI): The maiden test of India's indigenously developed nuclear capable 'Agni-V' ballistic missile is likely to be held on Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast on Wednesday.

Maldives opposition hopes fair, free by-elections will lead to early presidential poll

April 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Male, April 14 (ANI): The Maldives opposition has expressed confidence of a free and fair poll, as voting got underway today for by-elections.

Norwegian mass killer Breivik to say shooting spree carried out in 'preventative self-defense'

April 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Oslo, Apr 14 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, will argue during a trial on Monday that his shooting spree was carried out in self-defense.

Racism against rugby players rife in New Zealand, claims Samoan ace

April 12, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Wellington, Apr 12(ANI): Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu, who played for Samoa at the Rugby World Cup, has slammed the racist tirade directed at Auckland Blues coach Pat Lam after a series of poor performances by the team.

Alec Baldwin slams alleged stalker on Twitter

April 11, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Alec Baldwin has taken to twitter to lash out at his alleged stalker, Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin.

Martin Scorsese setting sights on Sinatra biopic

April 10, 2012 at 8:26 PM

London, April 10 (ANI): Director Martin Scorsese is planning to make a biopic about American singer and actor Frank Sinatra.

Meet Oz man who auctioned his life on eBay

April 10, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Melbourne, Apr 10 (ANI): A Perth man, who made international headlines for putting up his life for sale during a midlife crisis, is now living on his very own Caribbean island and has found love again.

Canadian actress arrested for 'harassing' Alec Baldwin

April 9, 2012 at 6:03 PM

New York, Apr 9 (ANI): A Canadian actress was arrested on Sunday night for allegedly stalking newly engaged actor Alec Baldwin after she showed up at his Manhattan apartment building.

Bethenny Frankel wants Mila Kunis to star in film version of her new novel

April 9, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Bethenny Frankel has chosen Mila Kunis for the film adaptation of her first novel, Skinnydipping, which will hit the stores on May 1.

Titanic explorer to deploy deep water robots to save "decaying" wreck

April 9, 2012 at 4:19 PM

London, Apr 9 (ANI): The ocean explorer who led the team that discovered the remains of the Titanic is afraid that the shipwreck is disintegrating and is seeking to dispatch deep-water robots to the ocean floor to conserve it.

Catherine to gift her portrait to Price William

April 9, 2012 at 7:46 AM

London, April 9 (IANS) Duchess of Cambridge Catherine will present a 25,000-pound portrait of her to Prince William on his 30th birthday in June.

Russian yacht goes missing in Antarctic

April 7, 2012 at 7:13 AM

Moscow, April 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A world-record breaking yacht with a crew of four Russians and four Ukrainians on board has gone missing off the Antarctic coast while performing a polar circumnavigation voyage, an expedition spokesperson said.

I'm not a good worker: Hemsworth

April 7, 2012 at 4:41 AM

Melbourne, April 7 (IANS) Actor Liam Hemsworth has done several odd jobs but says he is not a good worker and that he hates waking up early.

Amplifier wizard Jim Marshall dies at 88

April 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM

London, Apr 6 (ANI): Jim Marshall, who created the iconic amplifiers that made rock n roll noisier, died at the age of 88.

'Superdog' takes bullet to save owner during home invasion

April 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Melbourne, Apr 5 (ANI): A dog in New York saved his master's life by taking a bullet to the head and survived to "bark" about it.

'Norwegian gunman plotted to kill Obama'

April 2, 2012 at 8:08 PM

London, April 2 (IANS) Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik had planned to assassinate US President Barack Obama with a car bomb when he went to collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo in 2009, the Daily Mail reported.

First divorce expo in U.S. aims to help newly singles start over with expert advice

April 2, 2012 at 4:24 PM

New York, Apr 2 (ANI): A mother-daughter duo has brought New York's first-ever "Divorce Expo" for seminars to Chelsea.

Nearly 700 fishermen rescued from floating ice

April 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 675 fishermen stranded on a block of floating ice off Russia's far eastern region were rescued Sunday.

The dangerous implications of India's nuclear romance

April 1, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Efforts are on to squelch the months-long peaceful movement by villagers living in the neighbourhood of the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu which has delayed its commissioning. What brought the people out of their homes is the fear that the plant is a threat to their lives and livelihood. Repeated assertions by spokesmen of the national science and technology establishment, from former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam downwards, have not convinced them that the plant is accident-proof. Instead of talking to the people and addressing their concerns, the Government of India appears set to crush their movement using crude force.

Saying 'thank you' may help you handle your insecure boss

April 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Washington, April 1 (ANI): Gratitude is an essential tool to navigating the workplace, especially when that workplace is overseen by a belligerent and insecure boss, according to a new study.

What Manmohan would get to eat at Seoul

March 26, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, US President Barack Obama and 51 other world leaders can expect to enjoy a sumptuous spread of Western and Korean delicacies at official banquets during the two-day nuclear summit.

Mammoths' extinction cause by human activity, not inbreeding

March 24, 2012 at 8:43 PM

London, March 24 (ANI): The last known population of woolly mammoths did not "inevitably" die out because of inbreeding and lack of genetic diversity, but it was more likely that human activity or environmental factors killed off the healthy creatures, a new study has suggested.

Mammoths' extinction caused by human activity, not inbreeding

March 24, 2012 at 8:42 PM

London, March 24 (ANI): The last known population of woolly mammoths did not "inevitably" die out because of inbreeding and lack of genetic diversity, but it was more likely that human activity or environmental factors killed off the healthy creatures, a new study has suggested.

India should stop the West: Sri Lankan daily

March 24, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Colombo, March 24 (IANS) A leading Sri Lankan daily Saturday urged India to stop the West from enforcing its "hidden agenda", after a US resolution on rights abuses in the island was passed by a UN body.

Russell Brand's girlfriend calls him 'amazing, funny and beautiful'

March 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Russell Brand's new girlfriend, model Nikolett Barabas, has opened up about their new relationship and now she can't stop gushing about the star.

Sri Lankan dailies go to town over India's UN vote

March 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Colombo, March 23 (IANS) India's vote against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council grabbed the headlines here Friday.

Alfred Hitchcock bombarded Tippi Hedren 'with crude sexual overtures'

March 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

London, Mar 23 (ANI): 'The Birds' star Tippi Hedren has revealed that Alfred Hitchcock had become dangerously obsessed with her during his 40-year career.

Vanessa Minnillo hoping for baby boy

March 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Pregnant Vanessa Minnillo, who is expecting her first child with husband Nick Lachey, has revealed that she wants her first baby to be a boy.

Vanessa Minnillo hoping for baby boy

March 22, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Pregnant Vanessa Minnillo, who is expecting her first child with husband Nick Lachey, has revealed that she wants her first baby to be a boy.

DiCaprio to work with Scorsese for fifth time

March 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Martin Scorsese again for the film 'The Wolf of Wall Street', which is set to start filming by summer.

Russell Brand released from police custody

March 16, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Russell Brand has been released from police custody on a 5000-dollar bail after he allegedly snatched a photographer's cell phone and hurled it through a window.

DiCaprio to work with Scorsese for fifth time

March 16, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Martin Scorsese again for the film 'The Wolf of Wall Street', which is set to start filming by summer.

Russell Brand released from police custody

March 16, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Russell Brand has been released from police custody on a 5000-dollar bail after he allegedly snatched a photographer's cell phone and hurled it through a window.

'XXXX Island' to be ultimate blokes' paradise

March 15, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Melbourne, Mar 15 (ANI): An Australian beer company has secured a three-year lease on a 6 hectare Southern Great Barrier Reef island off the Capricorn Coast to create a men-only paradise dubbed "XXXX Island".

Indian captive killed by Al-Qaeda linked terror group in Philippines

March 15, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Sydney, Mar 15 (ANI): A terrorist group in Philippines has reportedly executed an Indian man who had been held captive for over nine months.

'XXXX Island' to be ultimate blokes' paradise

March 15, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Melbourne, Mar 15 (ANI): An Australian beer company has secured a three-year lease on a 6 hectare Southern Great Barrier Reef island off the Capricorn Coast to create a men-only paradise dubbed "XXXX Island".

Indian captive killed by Al-Qaeda linked terror group in Philippines

March 15, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Sydney, Mar 15 (ANI): A terrorist group in Philippines has reportedly executed an Indian man who had been held captive for over nine months.

Eating berries may help prevent age-related memory loss

March 8, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Washington, March 8 (ANI): There is strong scientific evidence that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on the brain and may help prevent age-related memory loss and other changes, say scientists.

Eating berries may help prevent age-related memory loss

March 8, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Washington, March 8 (ANI): There is strong scientific evidence that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on the brain and may help prevent age-related memory loss and other changes, say scientists.

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.

Julia Roberts says 'I'm a deeply optimistic person'

March 5, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Washington, Mar 5(ANI): Julia Roberts credits her optimism for the sensational heights her career has achieved.

Julia Roberts says 'I'm a deeply optimistic person'

March 5, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Washington, Mar 5(ANI): Julia Roberts credits her optimism for the sensational heights her career has achieved.

Power 'may cloud one's ability to make good decisions'

March 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have tried to explain how power can fuel overconfidence, which negatively impacts decision-making.

Power 'may cloud one's ability to make good decisions'

March 2, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have tried to explain how power can fuel overconfidence, which negatively impacts decision-making.

Loo wars break out between Chinese men and women

March 1, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Beijing, Mar.1 (ANI): Chinese women are faced with a major problem - not having enough public toilets to relief themselves.

Loo wars break out between Chinese men and women

March 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Beijing, Mar.1 (ANI): Chinese women are faced with a major problem - not having enough public toilets to relief themselves.

Garry Marshall reveals Jessica Biel couldn't stop talking about engagement

February 28, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Hollywood director Garry Marshall has said that he talked to Jessica Biel "a lot" about how happy she was after getting engaged to Justin Timberlake.

Navy SEALs' 'Act of Valor' triumphs at weekend box office

February 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM

New York, Feb 27 (ANI): Act of Valor, the low-budget, action flick featuring active-duty members of the Navy SEALs, claimed the no. 1 spot at the box office in its debut weekend, collecting over 24.7 million dollars.

Slow meteors that shine brighter than Venus bombarding Earth

February 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Astronomers are mystified over the bizarre breed of slow-moving meteors that are lighting up the skies this month.

Navy SEALs' 'Act of Valor' triumphs at weekend box office

February 27, 2012 at 8:07 PM

New York, Feb 27 (ANI): Act of Valor, the low-budget, action flick featuring active-duty members of the Navy SEALs, claimed the no. 1 spot at the box office in its debut weekend, collecting over 24.7 million dollars.

Slow meteors that shine brighter than Venus bombarding Earth

February 27, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Astronomers are mystified over the bizarre breed of slow-moving meteors that are lighting up the skies this month.

Even sharks make friends and cooperate with each other

February 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Sharks are known for being ruthless, solitary predators, but scientists say the reality is the opposite.

Even sharks make friends and cooperate with each other

February 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Sharks are known for being ruthless, solitary predators, but scientists say the reality is the opposite.

'Safe House' tops weekend box office with $24m sales

February 20, 2012 at 4:59 PM

New York, Feb 20 (ANI): Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds' starrer 'Safe House' had slim lead at the box office during the President's Day weekend with 24 million dollars.

Vanessa Hudgens hated acting underwater in new movie 'Journey 2'

February 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Vanessa Hudgens has revealed that she battled her worst fear of acting underwater, on the set of new movie 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island'.

India test-fires interceptor missile off Odisha coast

February 10, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Balasore, Feb 10 (ANI): India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile from the Integrated Test Range off the Odisha coast.

Woman sues NYC for $900 trillion for putting kids in foster home

February 9, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A woman from Staten Island has sued New York City for 900 trillion dollars for emotional and physical trauma, after a child services group removed her children from her custody and put them in foster care in 2008.

Gisele Bundchen slammed by Bostonians over Super Bowl comment

February 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): People of Boston are infuriated with Gisele Bundchen for slamming the New England Patriots team for their defeat at the hands of New York Giants in the Super Bowl.

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