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Desperate Asian women faking virginity in Britain
London, March 4 (IANS) Some Asian women in Britain are going to great lengths to fake their virginity, driven to desperation by concepts of 'honour' in a community where myths about their first sexual experience is still widely held, an Asian radio station reported.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 9:26:14 AM

Europe sees lessons to be drawn from US election
Brussels, March 4 (DPA) Even in the best of families, the eldest child will have a natural tendency to patronise his or her younger sibling. And relations between 'old Europe' and its former colony, the US, have enjoyed the usual kin-like mix of love and misunderstandings.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 9:09:01 AM

France and Germany agree on Mediterranean Union
Hanover (Germany), March 4 (DPA) A new political body for nations on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea would be open to any of the 27 European Union nations that want to join it, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have said.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 5:55:28 AM

Pakistani heart surgeon reveals details of Diana romance
London, March 4 (DPA) A Pakistani heart surgeon who had a two-year affair with the late Princess Diana has told the inquest into her death that they had discussed - but dismissed - the idea of marriage after they met at a London clinic in 1995.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 1:25:23 AM

Murthy on HSBC board as profits rise on Asian success (Lead)
London, March 3 (IANS) Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy is to be inducted as a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings, Europe's largest bank, which Monday reported second-half profits as rising 17 percent on the back of emerging market lending.

Monday, March 03, 2008 9:50:39 PM

Brown hopes for better relations with Russia
London, March 3 (DPA) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Monday congratulated Russia's president-elect Dmitry Medvedev on his landslide victory, but stressed that the new Russian government would be judged 'on its actions.'

Monday, March 03, 2008 9:06:37 PM

Murthy inducted into HSBC board with emerging market focus
London, March 3 (IANS) Global banking major HSBC Holdings Monday inducted Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy as a non-executive director and strengthened its executive board after incurring a record $17.2 billion bad debt charge mainly due to the US sub-prime mortgage crisis.

Monday, March 03, 2008 8:29:19 PM

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith charms Keith Vaz
London, March 3 (IANS) British Asian MP Keith Vaz put aside niggling political differences to dance the night away with Home Secretary Jacqui Smith at the end of the Labour Party spring conference in Birmingham.

Monday, March 03, 2008 7:23:00 PM

Russian election was not fair, says Western observer
Moscow, March 3 (DPA) Dmitry Medvedev's landslide win to succeed President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin was 'neither free nor fair,' the chief of the sole Western election observer mission said Monday.

Monday, March 03, 2008 6:49:21 PM

Medvedev is new Russian president, vows to follow Putin policies (Roundup)
Moscow, March 3 (Agencies) Lawyer-turned-politician Dmitry Medvedev was Monday elected Russia's new president by a landslide and declared immediately that he will pursue his mentor and predecessor Vladmiri Putin's policies.

Monday, March 03, 2008 6:47:17 PM

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