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Cheney's dog banned from Camp David for attacking Bush's terrier
Former vice president of US Dick Cheney has revealed in his new memoir that his labrador Dave was banned from Camp David after it attacked former President George Bush's terrier Barney. ANI

Texas court upholds 'pole tax' on strip clubs that serve alcohol
The Texas Supreme Court has decided that the "pole tax", a 5-dollar-per-customer fee that strip clubs, which serve alcohol, are required to pay the state, is constitutional. ANI

Pippa Middleton enjoys night out with beau Alex Loudon at Public
Pippa Middleton was pictured enjoying an evening party with her boyfriend Alex Loudon at Public nightclub. ANI

Footage shows 'aliens walking about after UFO touchdown' in Siberia
A recent footage has shown aliens walking about after their spaceship landed in a remote Irkutsk region of Siberia. ANI

US, Israel 'carefully watching' status of Syria's WMD: Envoy
The United States and Israel are monitoring Syria's suspected cache of weapons of mass destruction, according to Israel's Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren. ANI

'Shahbaz's abductors may've been encouraged by sluggish proceedings in Salmaan Taseer murder case'
The tardy pace of the proceedings in the Salmaan Taseer assassination case "may well have encouraged" the abductors of Shahbaz Taseer into believing that they can get away with it, an editorial in a Pakistani newspaper has said. ANI

Fukushima nuke plant's caesium leak equals 168 Hiroshima bombs radiation
Japan Government has estimated that the amount of radioactive caesium-137 released so far by the Fukushima nuclear pant is equal to that of 168 Hiroshima bombs. ANI

Europe human rights treaty beneficial to rapists, killers
The European Convention on Human Rights treaty has helped killers, rapists and terror suspects to fight for their causes and escape prosecution, according to a British daily. ANI

American teen from Pak kept in US custody for helping 'Jihad Jane' recruit terrorists
An American teen from Pakistan has reportedly been kept in the US secret custody for allegedly helping recruit terrorists for the woman known as "Jihad Jane," a person close to the boy's family has claimed. ANI

Bachmann criticized for 'rock star' attitude during presidential campaign in Iowa
Soon after winning the Iowa straw poll, Minnesotan congresswoman Michele Bachmann has been criticized about the way she is conducted her presidential campaign in the state, with the organizer of a recent event she attended saying people are 'pissed' at her. ANI

'No room for Israel' after creation of independent Palestinian state: Iran President Ahmadinejad
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said there would be no room for Israel after the creation of an independent Palestine state, which should culminate in liberation of all Palestinian lands. ANI

Malaysian lawmaker calls for Indian representatives in universities' student council
Malaysia's Deputy Higher Education Minister Saifuddin Abdullah has said the country's universities must ensure that they have at least one Indian representative in the student council. ANI

Prince Harry to undergo training as helicopter pilot
Prince Harry, who is a British Army Air Corps Captain, is set to head towards the desert of Southern California and Arizona for helicopter training as a pilot. ANI

Canada stands firm on Arctic sovereignty
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sent a signal to China that his country will not relinquish its sovereignty over the portions of the Arctic lying within its territory. ANI

World's second oldest twins to celebrate turning 100
Britain's oldest twins, who will turn 100 on Saturday, believe that good genes and clean living is the secret to their long and happy life. ANI

Islamabad, Washington negotiating on recall of US military trainers in Pak
Pakistan and the United States are negotiating a fresh arrangement for allowing expelled American military trainers back into the country. ANI

Drunken Russian woman's erotic dance forces flight to turn back
An erotic dance by a drunken Russian woman in front of passengers forced the Moscow to London flight to return to its base. ANI

Human rights groups call upon Pak, Punjab Govts for early recovery of Shahbaz Taseer
Human rights activists and organisations in Pakistan and abroad have called upon the federal and the Punjab governments to investigate the abduction of Shahbaz Taseer and ensure his speedy recovery. ANI

'Libya's future after Gaddafi's ouster to be as messed up as Egypt's present': Expert
Libya's future, once embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi's decades-long reign ends, will be similar to Egypt's complicated and messed up condition following Hosni Mubarak's ouster, an expert has claimed. ANI

Three-quarters of Oz women are couch potatoes while many feel rushed
A major report has revealed that a huge proportion of Australian women lead couch potato lives while many feel rushed or pressed for time trying to balance work and family. ANI

Gilani urges US Senators to devise common strategy for promoting US-Pak ties beyond 2014
Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has urged a visiting delegation of US Senators to devise a common strategy to promote ties between both nations beyond 2014. ANI

US refuses to release information on radical Islamic cleric al-Awlaki over privacy invasion fears
The US State Department has refused to release documents related to Yemen based radical Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, despite the fact that he is the first American who is on the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) kill or capture list. ANI

Gaddafi's third son gave $100m to LA studio for movie that went to DVD
One of Muammar Gaddafi's sons is said to have invested 100 million dollars into an LA studio for a film that went straight to DVD. ANI

Audible farting banned for downrange mariners as it offends Afghans
Audible farting has been banned for some Marines downrange as it is said to offend the Afghans. ANI

King Arthur's Round Table found by archaeologists in Scotland
Archeologists searching for King Arthur's Round Table believe that have found a "circular feature" beneath the historic King's Knot in Stirling, Scotland. ANI

Padlocked house indicate Lockerbie bomber may have fled Tripoli
The gates of Lockerbie bomber Mohmed al-Megrahi's house in Tripoli remained firmly padlocked on Friday, suggesting that he might have fled the city. ANI

'Unlawfully detained' UK asylum seeker to win damages despite series of crimes
An asylum seeker guilty of 26 crimes within six years of arriving in Britain is likely to win damages after a judge ruled he had been unlawfully detained by immigration authorities. ANI

Gaddafi wanted Dennis Kucinich to visit Libya in last attempt to stop NATO airstrikes
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi wanted Dennis Kucinich, US Representative for Ohio's 10th congressional district, to travel to Libya in his last attempt to stop Washington backed NATO attacks, a new report has suggested. ANI

Oz MP Thomson brings evidence to clear 'union cash for prostitutes' allegations
Australian Labor MP Craig Thomson has claimed to have 'travel documents and witness statements' that would prove that he was not the person using union money to pay for prostitutes. ANI

Pak Punjab Governor assails provincial govt over Shahbaz Taseer's abduction
Sardar Latif Khosa, the Governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, has said that the blame for the abduction of Shahbaz Taseer rests squarely on the provincial government. ANI

China favours Palestinians' right to independent state through peace talks: Envoy
China's envoy to the Middle East, Wu Sike, has said that his country fully supports the Palestinians' right to establish an independent state through dialogue process. ANI

Users protest Chinese Twitter equivalent website's suspension notification to bloggers
The Chinese operators of one of the country's most prominent websites have protested online against the notification sent to bloggers by the website's authorities, threatening to suspend the accounts of those who spread unfounded rumours, for one month. ANI

Pak minorities slam Shahbaz Taseer's abduction
The All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) has condemned the abduction of Shahbaz Taseer, the son of slain former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, and demanded that the provincial government recover him at the earliest. ANI

Pak investigators suspect militant involvement in Weinstein, Shahbaz abductions
The possible involvement of militants in recent 'targeted abductions' spree taking place in Lahore cannot be ruled out, top Pakistani investigators have said in the wake of two high profile kidnappings in the provincial metropolis within a fortnight. ANI

Retired Pak Army officer abducted, killed in Kohat
A retired Pakistan Army officer, who had been abducted near his residence in Pakistan's Kohat district early Saturday, has been found dead in a car. ANI

German cow flees slaughterhouse then taunts pursuers on CCTV after 92 days
A cow in Germany, which fled a slaughterhouse, has after 92 days of disappearing popped up to taunt her pursuers on camera. ANI

Prince Harry's life and loves to be immortalised as cartoon strip
Prince Harry's life, loves and escapades are to be immortalised in the form of a cartoon strip. ANI

Gaddafi's presumed dead daughter may be alive and working as doc in Tripoli
The daughter of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi who was thought to have been killed in an US airstrikes in 1986, may be alive and working as a doctor in Tripoli, documents found in the dictator's house have suggested. ANI

Zardari vows all-out efforts for recovery of abducted Shahbaz Taseer
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has assured the widow of former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer that the Pakistan Government would extend all-out efforts to recover her abducted son. ANI

Hurricane Irene: 350,000 New Yorkers told to evacuate homes
Over 350,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in New York as Hurricane Irene was set to hit the city, bringing the threat of heavy winds, a foot of rain and the first-ever mass transit shutdown. ANI

China blasts Pentagon's report over its rapid military buildup as 'irresponsible'
China has voiced its firm opposition to the United State's annual report warning about the nation's rapid military buildup. ANI

7-year-old Asian girl in UK dies after rubber ball bounces down her throat
A seven-year-old girl in Britain was choked to death after a small rubber ball she was playing with bounced into her mouth. ANI

Pak FIA, Punjab police jointly launch probe into Shahbaz Taseer's abduction
The Pakistan Federal Investigation Agency's special investigation team and the Punjab police have jointly launched a probe in the abduction case of Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer. ANI

US Senator asks Pakistan to curb flow of explosive material into Afghanistan
A delegation of four Senate Democrats visiting Islamabad are putting pressure on Pakistan leaders to help crack down on the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by extremists across the border in Afghanistan. ANI

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