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International News on February 26, 2011

Chums separated during WWII reunite 60 years later!
Childhood friends separated during WWII were reunited when they found themselves lying side by side in a hospital ward-60 years later. ANI

US teen threatens to kill dad after 'sexting' argument
An 18-year-old boy in the US has been charged with threatening to kill his father after their telephone tussle over 'sexting.' ANI

Ex-Miss Colorado USA is homeless
Blair Griffith, who won the crown of Miss Teen USA back in 2006, has declared that she is homeless. ANI

Exotic India comes alive in Washington's 'Maximum India' fest
Now you can visit a street market in bustling Mumbai, a silk shop in Chennai or an airy palace in Rajasthan-all at once. ANI

'Pamper parties' sexualizing girls as young as 3 in UK!
Girls as young as three are undergoing beauty treatments like facials, manicures to eyebrow shaping, body glitter and temporary tattoos in the UK, it has emerged. ANI

Typo Bible expected to fetch œ20K at auction
A rare old Bible - complete with a glaring misprint -is likely to fetch 20,000 pounds when it goes under hammer next week. ANI

The 'Bownessie' monster sighted again in UK
In less than a week after being snapped, a mystery lake monster dubbed 'Bownessie' has been sighted again. ANI

Average Brit man spends a month of his life searching for socks!
The average British man spends a month of his life looking for socks, reveals a new survey. ANI

Italian novelist compares Berlusconi with Adolf Hitler
One of the best-known Italian novelists, Umberto Eco, has raised eyebrows by comparing Silvio Berlusconi to Adolf Hitler. ANI

Elephant has sex with car he mistook for a mate
An elephant left the passengers of a car with a jumbo-sized problem when he mistook the vehicle for a mate and started having sex. ANI

Britons returning safe from Libya speak of chaos, living hell
A total of 79 Britons and Canadians have landed at the Gatwick Airport in West Sussex on a government-chartered plane, escaping the massive uprising in Tripoli against the authoritarian Muammar Gaddafi regime. ANI

Hindus send greetings to Christians on Lent
Hindus have wished happiness and peace to Christian communities world over for the upcoming Christian season of Lent, which starts March nine. ANI

Pope's Lent message has similarities with ancient Hindu text Bhagavad-Gita
Lent 2011 message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI posted on Vatican website has some similarities with the teachings of ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita, according to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed. ANI

Dumped Hong Kong woman puts intimate pics on Facebook
A Hong Kong woman who had an affair with a married man has uploaded their intimate photos on Facebook after their break-up. ANI

Thousands welcome Wills-Kate back to St Andrews
Thousands of people flocked to the streets of historic St Andrews as the Royal couple made their first formal visit to the Fife town where they first met as students ten years ago. ANI

98 pc terrorists' acquittal blamed for upsurge in militancy in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Government has blamed the lower judiciary for a rapid increase in terrorist activities in the northernmost province of Pakistan. ANI

'Threadbare' UK forces can't sustain even small military intervention
Senior British officers have said that the country's forces would struggle to mount even a small scale military intervention because they do not have 'any protection against an unexpected' situation. ANI

Alleged Texas jihad plot underscores lone wolf terrorist threat inside US
American counter-terrorism officials seem to be now more concerned about the emergence of a lone wolf scenario - terrorists working to hit prescribed targets in an individual capacity, and not being bothered about receiving instructions or guidelines from a terror network or well known leader. ANI

UN Human Rights Council recommends suspension of Libya's membership
The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution calling on the UN General Assembly to consider suspending Libya's right to membership in the Geneva forum. ANI

US mom facing 5 yrs in jail after pleading no contest to sex with teen boys
A Californian mother, who has pleaded no contest to having sex with two teen boys, including one who was her daughter's boyfriend, is facing five years in prison. ANI

'Sexy' video game encouraging 'flirty striptease' awarded 12 + certificate
A 'sexy' computer game, in which players are encouraged to act out a 'flirty striptease', has been awarded a 12+ certificate, to the anger of politicians and parents. ANI

Christchurch quake death toll rises to 123
With the death toll in earthquake-hit Christchurch rising to 123, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has asked all New Zealanders observe a two minute silence for the victims. ANI

ISI angered by "desire of Obama administration to go through civilian govt" for visas
Pakistan's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence is enraged by the inclination of the Obama administration to go through Pakistan's civilian government for getting visas issued. ANI

Nurse 'lover' sticks by Gaddafi through thick and thin
Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's 'voluptuous blonde' personal nurse is on his side even when power is slipping through his fingers, it has emerged. ANI

57-yr-old becomes UK's oldest surrogate mum by giving birth to own Grandson
A 57-year-old woman has given birth to her own grandson to become the oldest surrogate mother in Britain. ANI

New Zealand may face further quake aftershocks; Oz seismologist
An Australian seismologist has warned that Christchurch could face earthquake aftershocks for a year and added that Wellington is at risk of experiencing bigger earthquake. ANI

Osama Bin Laden still alive, in touch with al-Qaeda, claims al- Zawahiri
One of Osama Bin Laden's close associates has revealed that the 9/11 terror leader is still alive and in touch with his organisation. ANI

Assange attacks British judge's extradition order
The Australian founder of the whistleblowing web site, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has attacked a British judge's attempts to extradite him to Sweden, terming it a "rubber-stamping process". ANI

Matt Damon says on-screen kiss with Emily Blunt was 'very awkward'
Matt Damon has revealed that his seven-second on- screen kiss with Emily Blunt was "very, very, very, very uncomfortable". ANI

Rudd says Libya in grip of civil war, urges Aussies to leave
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has urged Australians residing in Libya to get out of the country as soon as possible, as it effectively is in a state of civil war. ANI

Iran informs IAEA inspectors of Bushehr nuke plant setback
Iran has reportedly told atomic inspectors this week that it had run into a serious problem at a newly completed nuclear reactor in Bushehr. ANI

Bush cancels scheduled speech in Denver to avoid being seen together with Assange
Former US President George W. Bush had cancelled his scheduled speech on Friday after he came to know that the group that invited him, the Young Presidents Organization, had also asked the controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to take the conference stage. ANI

Davis case fallout: ISI asks CIA to unmask its contractors operating in Pakistan
Pakistan's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence has demanded an accounting by the US' Central Intelligence Agency of all its contractors working in the country as a fallout from the arrest of alleged CIA agent Raymond Davis, a senior Pakistani intelligence official has claimed. ANI

US slaps sanctions against Gaddafi regime to protect Libya's assets
The US President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions against the authoritarian Muammar Gaddafi regime, with the intention of 'protecting the assets belonging to the people of Libya.' ANI

PML-N ends alliance with PPP in Pak's Punjab province due to 'unfulfilled promises'
The political marriage of convenience in Pakistan's Punjab province has ended in a divorce as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) announced its decision to expel the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) from the provincial government. ANI

US seeks consular access to American held in Pakistan on 'illegal stay' charges
The US Embassy in Islamabad has approached Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, seeking consular access for an American citizen named Aaron Mark De Haven who has been detained by police in Peshawar on 'illegal stay' charges. ANI

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