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Miss Universe hopeful sues organization for trying to dupe her into sex
11/28/2013 1:26:00 PM

Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A Miss Universe hopeful has filed a lawsuit against the Miss Universe Organization (MUO), claiming that a recruiter tried to dupe her into sex in a parking lot.

Ashleigh Blake, from Tracy in Northern California, filed the suit against MUO over her run-in with a guy she claimed promised to land her modeling jobs, Radar Online reported.

In the lawsuit, Blake said that he wanted to have oral sex in exchange for fast-tracking her career.

Blake claimed

NSA snooped on porn habits of Islamist radicals to discredit them: Report
11/28/2013 11:10:00 AM

Washington, Nov. 28 (ANI): The documents revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have reportedly indicated that the US' spy agency allegedly spied on the porn habits of Islamist radicals in order to find ways to discredit them.

The classified document, dated 3 October 2012, claims that the NSA snooped on six unnamed 'radicalisers' and their visits to pornographic websites, aimed to find their 'personal vulnerabilities' to undermine their credibility.

According

Rouhani releases own Obama-inspired 'Yes We Can' video
11/27/2013 2:46:00 PM

Washington, Nov. 27 (ANI): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reportedly released US President Barack Obama-inspired 'Yes We Can' music video.

The monochrome clip includes segments of the Rouhani's August 3 inauguration speech mixed with music, singing, and sign language, and has been released to mark the first 100 days of his presidency.

According to The Atlantic, Obama's 2008 'Yes We Can' clip was created with the participation of some 30 Hollywood actors and

CIA recruited Guantanamo Bay suspects to spy on al-Qa'ida leaders post 9/11
11/27/2013 1:30:00 PM

London, Nov. 27 (ANI): The CIA turned some terror suspects, who were rounded up and delivered to the Guantanamo Bay military prison Cuba in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, into double agents.

The programme was run from a secret facility within Guantanamo Bay from 2002 to 2006 and drew the personal attention of George W Bush who was then in the White House.

According to the Independent, a number of terror suspects were successfully turned and sent back to their countries to reconnect

WikiLeaks doubts 'unauthorized' US' Assange 'unlikely to face charges' claims
11/27/2013 1:30:00 PM

Sydney, Nov. 27 (ANI): Wikileaks has doubts over new claims by US officials that Julian Assange is unlikely to face charges for publishing secret documents.

Assange will not be coming out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London, despite the new claims.

WikiLeaks said that it is doubtful about the latest report, based on comments from unnamed officials, arguing it could be a ruse to undermine support for the Australian.

The site said that anonymous US officials with obscure motivations

Barack Obama says his ears were one of the inspirations for 'Shrek'
11/27/2013 11:06:00 AM

Washington, Nov. 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama claimed on his recent visit to the campus of DreamWorks Animation studio that he served as an inspiration behind the making of 'Shrek'.

While giving his speech, Obama asserted that not many people know that his ears were one of the inspirations for Shrek, adding that it's a true story, the Politico reported.

After watching Steve Martin and Jim Parsons record lines for their upcoming animated movie 'Home', Obama said

UN body adopts resolution to protect individuals' universal privacy rights
11/27/2013 10:45:00 AM

Wellington, Nov. 27 (ANI): The United Nations General Assembly's human rights committee has unanimously adopted a resolution to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance.

The resolution was sponsored by Brazil and Germany and comes after months of reports about US eavesdropping abroad.

The resolution seeks to extend personal privacy rights to all people, and comes after revelations that US carried out unlawful surveillance on foreign leaders, including Brazilian

Tips to keep your business staffed during holidays revealed
11/27/2013 10:45:00 AM

Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): As the festive season begins, workers tend to plan their vacations while employers try to keep their business adequately staffed without facing employee resentment.

Therefore, mashable has come up with some tips that can help employers keep their business staffed during the holidays.

David A. Weiman, a management psychologist with Weiman Consulting in Wynnewood, Pa has suggested that employers should put their vacation policy in writing, as it can help avoid

GAP's vandalized ad featuring Sikh model draws incredible response from company
11/27/2013 12:34:00 AM

Washington, Nov. 27 (ANI): A Muslim senior editor reportedly came across a vandalized subway ad for Gap, featuring Sikh actor and jewellery designer Waris Ahluwalia, and brought the designer company's attention to the racist messages scribbled on the ad, prompting a swift and incredible response from them.

Senior editor at The Islamic Monthly and founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, Arsalan Iftikhar, posted the picture of the ad on his Twitter and Facebook wall, in which the caption had been

US defies Chinese restrictions by flying bombers over Senkaku islands
11/27/2013 12:03:00 AM

Washington, Nov. 27 (ANI): The United States has reportedly flown two B-52 bombers over the disputed Senkaku Islands as part of a training exercise amid increased tensions in the sensitive region.

The two unarmed aircrafts flew from Guam to the Senkakus and back, but were not intercepted by the Chinese, nor did the Chinese attempt to communicate with them, Fox News reports.

The flight path is routine for the U.S., but there were much larger risks and implications involved in the

Digital things to avoid at work!
11/25/2013 11:10:00 AM

Washington, November 25 (ANI): Nothing stays hidden on the Web for long, so if you want to stay employed, here are five things you should avoid at all costs.

Never save your online passwords on a work computer as the office can access your work computer. So while surfing the net, use your browser's privacy mode and avoid saving passwords of your personal accounts, Fox News reported.

You should also refrain from circulating inappropriate emails and instant messages as anything

JFK's secret footage likely to unveil second shooter
11/25/2013 11:10:00 AM

Sydney, Nov. 25 (ANI): A Hollywood producer has reportedly come forward with a footage that allegedly proves there was a second shooter involved in former President John F. Kennendy's assassination.

Stephen Bowen from Waterstone Entertainment reportedly got the footage from a television news producer, who kept it hidden for over 40 years, News.com.au reports.

Bowen is now trying to sell the footage to the highest bidder, and will also hold private screenings for a number of U.S.

NSA infected 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malware
11/24/2013 3:37:00 PM

Washington, Nov. 24 (ANI): The US' National Security Agency reportedly hacked 50,000 computer systems globally and infected them with malware, according to the classified documents revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The latest claims come from a digital presentation slide, which show a world map highlighting hard computer networks and 'world-wide implants' under the category

CNE (Computer Network Exploitation), NSA jargon for malware infections.

According to

First Secret Service agent to reach dying JFK says Jackie Kennedy wouldn't let go of husband
11/24/2013 3:37:00 PM

Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): The first US Secret Service agent to reach the wounded President John F.Kennedy following the shooting has revealed that the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy had refused to loosen her hold on her husband despite repeated requests.

The now 82-year old Clint Hill, who has recorded his memories in a new book, 'Five Days in November', was the only Secret Service agent who managed to reach the wound when two shots were fired at the President's motorcade on November

The city in California where smokers can no longer even smoke at home
11/24/2013 12:17:00 AM

Washington, Nov. 24 (ANI): The California city of San Rafael has passed a smoking ban which officials have said is the strictest in the country.

The new law prohibits people from smoking cigarettes even in the comfort of their own home, the Huffington Post reported.

The ordinance bans smoking in building sharing a wall with another unit, which includes apartments, duplexes and condos.

The aim of the ordinance is to eliminate second-hand smoke from creeping through doors and

US army colonel calling 'average-looking' female soldiers 'more competent' steps down
11/24/2013 12:17:00 AM

Washington, Nov. 24 (ANI): The US Army colonel who called for pictures of only 'ugly' women to be used in promotional material has reportedly stepped down from her role in the campaign.

Col. Lynette Arnhart suggested fewer photos of attractive females in promotional material to recruit women for combat duty because she believes they are more competent than sexy female soldiers.

Army spokesman George Wright confirmed that Col. Arnhart agreed to step down as the military branch's

John Kerry traps customers into buying wife's fav chocolates in Geneva
11/24/2013 12:17:00 AM

Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): John Kerry trapped shoppers as he bought chocolates for his wife from the famed Auer Chocolatier shop in Geneva.

According to a shop employee, the 69-year-old Secretary of State purchased three boxes and had chosen the shop because it's his wife's favorite, ABC News reported.

Even though the visit was brief, his security team did not allow people to enter or leave adjacent shops.

The shop is famous for making the chocolates fresh on a daily

US, Japan 'deeply concerned' after China sets up air defense zone over disputed islands
11/24/2013 12:17:00 AM

Washington, Nov. 24 (ANI): China's announcement that it has set up a new air defense zone over the East China Sea that includes the disputed islands has reportedly concerned both Japan and the US.

The Chinese Defense Ministry said that the zone, that includes the Japan-held Senkaku islands, has been created to guard against potential air threats.

Beijing has also issued rules saying it would identify, monitor, control and react to any air threats or unidentified flying objects

Charles Manson says sex is like 'going to toilet'
11/23/2013 3:34:00 PM

New York, Nov. 23 (ANI): American criminal, who is touted to be next to Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson has said that sex to him is like going to the toilet and whether it's a girl or not, it doesn't matter to him.

The 79-year-old revealed that he is bisexual and he forced a man to have sex with him when he was 17, the New York Post reports.

Manson affirmed that he picked up a razor blade while taking shower with a man, and threatened him to have sex.

Manson is planning

Secrets behind wellbeing of workers revealed
11/23/2013 11:41:00 AM

Washington, Nov. 23 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that high levels of control at work, good support from supervisors and colleagues, and feeling cared for - support higher levels of wellbeing among workers.

The Whitehall II study was conducted amongst 5,182 London based civil servants and is one of very few longitudinal studies examining the positive effects on people at work.

Higher levels of wellbeing were impacted by:

1. High levels of control at work

2. High

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