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Shujaat meets Imran in quest of common ground in Pak Politics
The Pakistan Muslim League-Q, which has of late been on a trail to meet every politically active party or leader, discussed performance of the PPP-led government with Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan on Saturday. ANI

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary used rented railway viaduct arch as headquarter
Radical hate preacher Anjem Choudary and his now banned group, Islam4Uk, had been using a rented viaduct arch under one of England's busiest commuter lines as their headquarters. ANI

'Shariat Court verdict seeking reversal of provisions discriminatory against Pak women'
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm at the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) decision seeking reversal of several provisions of the Women's Protection Act, 2006. ANI

Zardari vows to be guarantor of Pakistan's better future
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has vowed to be a guarantor of the better future of the country, saying the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government will create a better country than what it received. ANI

Lost cat reunites with owners after 4 years
After being missing for more than four years, a cat has been reunited with its owners. ANI

'Octomum' Nadya Suleman could be homeless for the holidays
It looks like the holiday season will not bring happiness to octomum Nadya Suleman and her 14 children. ANI

Oz men to outspend women in Boxing Day sales
A new survey has revealed that Australian men would splurge more than women this Boxing Day, while New South Wales residents plan to be the most economical. ANI

Prince William, Kate Middleton spend Christmas apart
Prince William and Kate Middleton, who are set to tie the knot in April 2011, had to spend this year's Christmas apart as the Royal Family gathered for celebrations at Sandringham. ANI

Hindus want Diwali as school holiday in Cambridge
Hindus have applauded Cambridge School Committee (Massachusetts, USA) for reportedly declaring Eid as a school holiday from the next year in Cambridge Public Schools. ANI

Tamilians greeted on upcoming Pongal
Well known Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has sent early greetings to Tamilians world over on Pongal festival, praying for their happiness, peace, and prosperity. ANI

Indian restaurants-on-wheels becoming hip in USA
Food trucks serving cuisine of India are becoming hip across USA. ANI

Auckland cabbie Hiren Mohini's wife wants to confront murder suspect
The widow of slain Indian-origin taxi driver Hiren Mohini has said that she wants to confront her husband's murderer, who is in custody and awaiting trail in Shanghai. ANI

'Cuddle class' only the start of things to come, says Air New Zealand
The innovations on Air New Zealand's new 777-300 aircraft are only the start of things to come, says the airline. ANI

Cops 'threatened to rape' Belarus Free Theatre director after election protest
Natalia Koliada, the artistic director of the Belarus Free Theatre Company, has revealed how she was threatened with being beaten and raped after her arrest during protests over disputed election. ANI

MQM criticises US court order against Pak intelligence personnel
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has strongly reacted to a US Court order seeking appearance of top Pakistani intelligence personnel to testify in a compensation suit connected with the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

Bizarre addictions you may not have heard before
Ever heard of someone who likes to keep hair dryer on while sleeping or can't move out of the house without puppets? Well, if such things fascinate you, there's a lot in store for you on the new TV show 'My Strange Addiction.' ANI

Sri Lanka releases 100 LTTE rebels held in military-run camps
The Sri Lankan government has released 100 former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels during a ceremony held in Vavuniya district in Northern Province. ANI

Jinnah's vision made Pakistan nuclear power: AQ Khan
The motivation behind making Pakistan a nuclear power after continuous hard work of seven years was the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, according to disgraced nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. ANI

Tony Blair earns a profit of œ710K from mysterious web of companies
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair earned a profit of at least 710,000 pounds last year, it can be revealed. ANI

Mobile phones are a classroom distraction
A study conducted at the University of New Hampshire has found that college students use cell phones in class, despite knowing that it adversely affects their concentration. ANI

Hurling sweets at panto 'too risky for kids': Cumbria officials
The tradition of hurling sweets into the audience during a pantomime may soon become a thing of the past, as Cumbria officials have ordered amazed actors to lob marshmallows into the crowd instead. ANI

Obama condemns 'outrageous' suicide attack in northwestern Pak
United States President Barack Obama has condemned Saturday's deadly suicide bomb strike in northwestern Pakistan as an "outrageous terrorist attack", in which dozens of people were killed at a World Food Programme project. ANI

How to run snitches inside a terrorist group
What's the best way to penetrate a terrorist organisation? Think as they do - pick out the outcasts and prey on their anxieties. ANI

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