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Handless Kargil war soldier threatens suicide over Pak Army, govt's apathy
A Pakistani Army soldier, who participated in the Kargil War against India and lost his hands, is planning to commit suicide along with his wife and children due to the apathy and negligence of the government authorities and the army. ANI

Pak SC makes history by issuing notices to spymasters in missing persons case
The Pakistan Supreme Court made history on Friday by putting on notice the powerful spymasters of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) in abduction case of 11 citizens from the Adiala Jail, after their court acquittal on terrorism charges. ANI

Future of Pak-Afghan people linked: Qureshi
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that any ills afflicting Pakistan would have implications for peace and stability in Afghanistan and troubles plaguing Afghan society would adversely affect Pakistan as well. ANI

NYC swingers' s*x parties feeling recession pinch
A survey has found that the recession has affected even New York City swingers' s*x parties, as the scene has remained relatively tame. ANI

Pakistani Christian woman to appeal against death sentence for 'blasphemy'
Relatives of a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy have said that they will appeal against her conviction. ANI

Japan's latest pop sensation is a hologram!
Japan has a new pop sensation and she can perform anywhere and everywhere, reason for her being so accommodating - she is a hologram. ANI

Scot Labour Party outraged over decision to get flat-screen TVs for prisoners
The Scottish Labour Party is outraged over Scottish Prison Service (SPS)'s decision to order 1,600 flat-screen televisions for inmates. ANI

Texas mom jailed for targeting teenage son's friend for sex
A woman in Katy, Texas, has been jailed after investigators found she was targeting her teenage son's friend for s*x. ANI

Taliban, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi plan suicide attacks across Pakistan on Eid
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ) have planned to carry out suicide attacks in Islamabad and other parts of the country during Eid, according to intelligence reports. ANI

Kiwi man jailed for posting nude pic of ex-girlfriend on Facebook
A man in New Zealand has been jailed after he posted a photograph of his naked ex-girlfriend on social networking site Facebook. ANI

Friends win $128m with lottery ticket bought at Michigan porn shop
A group of friends were delighted when they won a whopping 128.6 million dollars through a Powerball lottery ticket bought at a Michigan porn shop. ANI

Manhattan high school principal may be fired over lesbian affair
Founding principal of the Academy of Social Action has reportedly received a death threat from her former lover, who was assistant principal, as their lesbian relationship went sour. ANI

Woman sues BBC for s*x, age discrimination
A woman television presenter has sued BBC claiming that the firm fired her for being too old. ANI

Brit man uses iPod to film naked woman in Oz resort
A British man, holidaying in Australia, has revealed that he used his iPod to film a woman undressing, using the toilet and then showering, because he "just wanted to see her naked". ANI

Brit couple wed after falling in love in online game before they'd even met
A British couple, who met through an online game, is believed to be the only second pair in UK to tie the knot after meeting in an online video game. ANI

American museums offering online Hinduism resources
Various museums and art galleries of USA are providing online resources on Hinduism. ANI

'Bush happy with living normal-sized existence after eight tumultuous years in White House'
Former United States President George W. Bush is pleased that he is once again living a more normal-sized existence, a CBS News correspondent who interviewed him this week has said. ANI

Indo-Americans laud historic signing of Hollywood-Bollywood 'cooperation pact'
Indo-Americans have applauded the reportedly historic cooperation pact signed between City of Los Angeles and Indian film producers at Paramount Studios in Hollywood (USA) on November 10. ANI

Hindus welcome Pope's overtures on interfaith dialogue in "Verbum Domini"
Hindus have welcomed Pope's overtures on interreligious dialogue in his "Verbum Domini" (The Word of the Lord) apostolic exhortation released at Vatican City on November 11, calling it "a step in the right direction". ANI

Pope finds Hinduism's "sense of the sacred, sacrifice and fasting" in agreement with Catholicism
"Evidence of a close connection between a relationship with God and the ethics of love for everyone is found in many great religious traditions", His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI wrote in his "Verbum Domini" (The Word of the Lord) apostolic exhortation released at Vatican City on November 11. ANI

Bobby Jindal- among 12 potential GOP candidates for 2012 presidential polls?
The experience of 39-year-old Bobby Jindal, the Indian origin Governor of Louisiana, is being viewed by many as his biggest selling point as one of the 12 potential Republican candidates looking at the 2012 presidential polls, according to Fox News. ANI

Sarah Palin to launch 9-day, 16-stop signing tour for new book
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is set to launch a nine-day, 16-stop signing tour for her new book 'America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag' later this month. ANI

Critics say Harry Potter game Quidditch is more joke than sport
Harry Potter's magical, fictional game of Quidditch has been slammed by the critics, who say the game is more joke than sport. ANI

Top questions on Brits' lips: What's to eat and What's on TV
"What are we having for dinner?" and "Are you OK?"- are the most common questions of modern life that Brits ask, it has been revealed. ANI

Bush justifies Iraq invasion as removal of threat even though no WMD's were found
Former United States President George W. Bush has reiterated that he does not regret his decision of initiating the 2003 invasion of Iraq, also known as the Iraq War or Operation Iraqi Freedom. ANI

Prince William to buy 190mph superbike
Britain's Prince William is apparently planning to buy a new top-of-the-range Italian-made 190mph superbike. ANI

Taliban stealing US army uniforms to "gain tactical advantage on battlefield"
Pentagon officials have warned commanders to avoid shipping uniforms through the usual U.S. supply routes in Pakistan and Afghanistan, saying that the Taliban fighters are stealing them to "gain a tactical advantage on the battlefield." ANI

"Pak Army always in favour of resolution of all disputes including Kashmir": Musharraf
Despite the Pakistan military being perceived as "intransigent" by the world, it has always been in favour of resolution of all disputes, including Kashmir, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said. ANI

Yemen tribal leaders not playing ball with govt. in handing over Qaeda operatives
Yemeni tribal leaders are reportedly refusing to support their government to root out terrorism, claiming that handing over local al-Qaeda operatives and their American born spiritual leader, Anwar al-Awlaki, would be an offence to their customs. ANI

Brave Sri Lankan, Russian, Gabonese fighters against injustice win 'integrity' award
A Sri Lankan journalist, a Russian lawyer and a Gabonese activist have been named as joint winners of a global award for integrity. ANI

"Civil governments in Pak have never performed": Musharraf
All civil governments in the history of Pakistan have failed to deliver to the people and to the state, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said. ANI

World's oldest mother considering having another child at 72
A Romanian woman, who became the world's oldest mother after giving birth to her daughter at the age of 66, has revealed that she is considering the possibility of motherhood yet again now at 72-years. ANI

Indian-American man nailed for wanting to hire 'hit-man' to kill rape accuser student
An Indian-origin man accused of raping a New York University law student reportedly tried to hire an undercover police officer to kill his victim in exchange for 15,000 dollars. ANI

Warrant issued for Staten Island man who went nude at Obama rally
A warrant has been issued against an offender, who went naked in front of US President Barack Obama during an event in Philadelphia. ANI

70 pc of Brit women like doing housework
A new survey has shown that 70 percent of the Brit women like doing household work. ANI

'Sale' is top excuse used by women to justify shopping sprees
'It was in the sale' is the top excuse used by women to justify shopping sprees, says a new study. ANI

Sarah Palin e-mail hacker gets one year in jail
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's e-mail hacker has been sentenced to a year in state custody. ANI

Britain's fattest man has weight reduction op in India
Britain's fattest man, who weighed 50-stone, has undergone surgery in India after doctors in the UK told him that he was too fat for the operation to be conducted there. ANI

Gaddafi flies Italian women to Libya to marry them off to local men
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has flown young women from Italy to Libya with the aim of marrying them off to local men and to also educate them on the country's culture and history. ANI

Obama administration to appoint 'web privacy czar'
US President Barack Obama would reportedly introduce a more aggressive approach towards Internet privacy, pushing new laws and appointing a czar to oversee the initiative. ANI

Jiabao to visit Pak next month for "deepening strategic cooperation"
The Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, will visit Pakistan next month to "deepen strategic cooperation" and establish a mechanism for formal and structured dialogue to ensure smooth and real time communication on all issues of common interest. ANI

Musharraf refutes allegations about Pak intelligence service's support to Taliban
Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has rejected the allegations that parts of Pakistan's intelligence service- the Inter-Services Intelligence- supported the Taliban over the years, saying that such accusations were unhelpful in the fight against militants. ANI

Michelangelo's Last Judgment 'based on male prostitutes'
The Last Judgment fresco, which took Michelangelo four years to complete, is based on male prostitutes he encountered in homosexual bathhouses and brothels, it has emerged. ANI

Jihadist takeover in Pakistan "a real possibility": Terrorism expert
Pakistan is a highly volatile and combustible country right now, and is at a risk of having a coup from inside the military by jihadist sympathizers, a terrorism expert at the Brookings Institution in Washington has said. ANI

Bobby Jindal sparred with Obama over Gulf oil spill response, reveals book
Bobby Jindal, the Indian origin Governor of Louisiana, has used his new book to criticise US President Barack Obama over the Gulf oil spill, alleging that he was more focused on the political aftermath than the actual impact of the crisis. ANI

Brit teacher to marry pupil he met when she was 16
A 47-year-old UK teacher, who made headlines for having an affair with his teenage pupil, is set to tie the knot with her. ANI

Lahore Police on high alert following Karachi CID building bomb attack
The Lahore Police have beefed up their security around important government and commercial buildings in the city following the gun and bomb attacks on the CID Police Headquarters in Karachi on Thursday night. ANI

Bin Laden appoints new commander to spearhead al Qaeda's operations against West
Osama Bin Laden has reportedly appointed a new commander, Saif al-Adel, to carry out al Qaeda's offensive operations against the West. ANI

Pak, China have "unanimous stand" on India's UNSC bid: Qureshi
Pakistan and China have a unanimous stance that India should not be given the permanent member status of the United Nations Security Council, as it would disturb balance of power in the region, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday. ANI

Qantas Airways' engine crisis continues
Qantas Airways has been plagued with more engine troubles after one of its planes carrying 234 passengers to Melbourne was forced to return to Perth. ANI

Lebanon sentences Muslim hate cleric Omar Bakri Mohammad to life in prison
Islamist militant leader Omar Bakri Mohammad has said that he has been sentenced to life in prison by a Lebanon court. ANI

Bush accused of 'literary swiping' memoir stories
Former US President George W Bush has been accused of 'literary swiping' sections of his memoirs 'Decision Points' from other books and newspaper articles about his presidency. ANI

Triple amputee completes 3,530-mile run across US
Triple amputee Mark Ormrod says he has 'achieved the impossible' - by completing a 3,530-mile run across the US. ANI

US Justice Dept. urged to probe terror-linked Muslims' prayer sessions on Capitol Hill
A conservative advocacy group has urged the US Justice Department to investigate a weekly prayer session on Capitol Hill, after a media report claimed that Muslims with terrorist ties have been participating in the prayers since the September 11 terrorist attacks. ANI

Oz visa system behind slump in Indian and international student numbers: Experts
Australia is facing years of decline before universities recover from a significant slump in international student numbers, experts have said. ANI

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