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US Navy under fire after posting 'sexual assault prevention tips' on Facebook
A post on the US navy's Facebook page meant for raising awareness on preventing sexual assaults has sparked a controversy with some followers terming the post as 'sexist'. ANI

US man indicted for giving woman yoghurt sample with his semen in it
A man working as a grocery clerk in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been indicted for allegedly spiking a yoghurt sample with his own semen and then giving it to a female shopper. ANI

Yoga guru Bharat Thakur dreams of extending 'business' to 500 cities
Despite believing in austerity, yoga expert Bharat Thakur has admitted that he wants to extend his yoga 'business' centres across 500 cities worldwide. ANI

L.A. court rules out making condom use mandatory for p*rn actors
An appeals court has confirmed that the Los Angeles County public health officials do not need to require p*rn actors to wear condoms to protect against the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. ANI

Spreading 'salacious' rumours about boss at work can get you the sack
An Australian workplace watchdog has reportedly warned employees against office gossip in the wake of a staffer being sacked for spreading rumours about her boss. ANI

Pak law enforcement agencies bar US embassy car from entering Peshawar
Pakistan's law enforcement agencies barred a US embassy car from entering Peshawar, as they did not find the No Objection Certificate on their passport for entering the city. ANI

Malay-Indian party to conduct census of Indian Muslims in country
Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress (Kimma) President Datuk Syed Ibrahim Ali has said the body would conduct its own census for the community to identify the number of Indian Muslims in the country, their level of education and low income groups. ANI

US woman sues ex lover after Facebook romance turns ugly
A woman in US is suing her former lover after their Facebook romance ended on a bad note. ANI

Cameron met Murdoch's men 26 times since becoming PM
British Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly met Rupert Murdoch's executives on more than 26 occasions in just over a year since he assumed office at Downing Street. ANI

Pak senate committee advises immediate takeover of US-occupied Shamsi airbase
Pakistan's Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs has told the government that the control of Shamsi airbase in Balochistan should be taken over from the United States immediately. ANI

'Innocent' Assange has 'immense desire for justice in the world', says his dad
Julian Assange's father John Shipton has said that his son has an 'immense desire for justice in the world' and that the sexual assault charges against him are part of a conspiracy. ANI

Plans to deploy additional troops along Pak-Afghan border in final stages: Pak army
Pakistan has finalised plans to deploy additional troops along the Pak-Afghan border, army officials told a grand jirga held in Barawal Bandi area of Upper Dir district. ANI

Nato planes once again violate Pak airspace over Kurram
Several Nato fighter jets violated Pakistani airspace over Kurram Agency. ANI

Income, job security expectations behind polarised US voting preferences since 1970: Study
A new study of political polarization in the United States has suggested that changes in the labour market since 1970s has helped to create more Republican and Democratic partisans and fewer independents. ANI

Duchess of Cambridge's old VW Golf listed on auction site eBay
The Duchess of Cambridge's former Volkswagen Golf has been listed on Internet auction site eBay for 20,000 pounds after its current owner realised its potential worth. ANI

Bail hiked for Indian-origin doctor charged with sexually abusing young patients in NY
An Indian-origin pediatrician charged with sexually abusing young female patients, has had his bail increased to 10 million dollars bond or five million dollars cash by a New York judge. ANI

UK teacher who branded Obama 'n*****', made anti-Jewish remarks escapes suspension
A teacher in Britain who made racist comments and branded US President Barack Obama a n****** in front of a class of children as young as 15 has astonishingly been allowed to go back into the classroom. ANI

$34 million of Obama's $86 million re-election fundraising came from bundlers
More than 34 million dollars of US President Barack Obama's 86 million second quarter fundraising came from big money bundlers, a Politico analysis has revealed. ANI

10 billion dollars of US aid to Pak over past decade 'unaccounted for'
Around 10 billion dollars of US financial aid provided to Pakistan over the past 10 years for the losses incurred in the war against terror is missing in Pakistani official calculations, London-based independent research institute South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) has said. ANI

The name's Bond: James 'Vladimir Putin' Bond!
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is said to be furious after his face was used in place of Britain's finest trained killer and spy James Bond for game posters in Moscow. ANI

Coming soon: Wireless nappies and 3G slippers!
Mobile phone companies are coming up with more and more weird ideas to lure customers- with the latest being the development of 3G slippers and wireless nappies. ANI

Fury over Wales' proposed ban on smoking in cars carrying kids
Wales' Labour-led Assembly has proposed a new plan to ban smoking in cars carrying children. ANI

Over 30 nations recognize Libyan rebels as country's people's representatives
In a major blow to the Gaddafi regime, over 30 countries have recognized the opposition National Transitional Council (TNC) as the sole and legitimate representative of the Libyan people. ANI

Ilyas Kashmiri still alive and active on Af-Pak border, claim sources
Harkat-ul-Jihad al Islami (HuJI) commander Ilyas Kashmiri, one of the five most wanted terrorist leaders by the US, is still alive, sources have claimed. ANI

Scot couple 'tickled' after hitting 161m pounds lottery jackpot
A Scottish couple are 'tickled' after becoming richer than the likes of actor Sir Sean Connery and the Duke of Roxburghe, having won 161 million pounds in a lottery. ANI

Carla Bruni describes pregnancy as 'unexpected and unhoped for'
French First Lady Carla Bruni, who is expecting a child with President Nicolas Sarkozy, has described her pregnancy as "unexpected and unhoped for". ANI

Now, UK school heads to get powers to sack teachers with extremist Islamic beliefs
School heads in Britain will now be given the power to sack teachers who express extremist Islamic beliefs and stage lessons that undermine 'fundamental' British values such as the rule of law, democracy and individual liberty. ANI

French First Lady Carla Bruni confirms she's pregnant
French First Lady Carla Bruni has confirmed that she is expecting a child with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. ANI

Aisam Qureshi set to get engaged to UK-based Pak girl in Karachi today
Pakistani tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi will get engaged to British-based Pakistani girl Faha Akmal Makhdum at a ceremony in Karachi today. ANI

Indo- US nuclear deal stuck in a 'logjam', fear analysts
The 2008 Indo-US nuclear deal seems to be stuck in a logjam, with analysts voicing concerns that India has not shown the political commitment to see the deal through. ANI

Pakistan, US spy chiefs meeting helped mend 'soured' ties: Officials
The spy chiefs of Pakistan and the United States made progress in mending ties that had soured in the wake of the US Navy Seals raid, resulting in the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on May 2, officials said. ANI

Pak senate committee rejects US policies infringing Pakistan's sovereignty
Pakistan's Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs has stressed the need of maintaining good relations with the United States, but rejected its policies infringing upon the country's sovereignty. ANI

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Chile
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Chilean coast on Friday, about 88 kilometers south-southwest of the port city of Valparaiso, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). ANI

Pak calls for boosting economic ties with Sri Lanka
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has stressed the need for translating Pakistan-Sri Lanka ties into economic terms and taking advantage of each other's economic expertise and opportunities. ANI

Iran arrests 'dissident' actress ahead of covering Women's Soccer World Cup in Germany
A popular Iranian actress and a supporter of the country's opposition movement, has been arrested in Tehran after attempting to travel to Germany to take part in coverage of the women's World Cup. ANI

UNSC removes 14 ex-Taliban members from sanctions list
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has removed 14 former Taliban leaders from an international blacklist in order to encourage peaceful reconciliation in Afghanistan. ANI

Saudi man beheaded for sexually assaulting another man's wife
A Saudi man was beheaded in Tabuk city, situated in the northwestern part of the country, after being convicted of sexually assaulting another man's wife. ANI

(T / C) x (F + S) = I is the formula for the perfect pair of legs
Wearing short skirts and dresses during the summer means showing off a lot of leg, and in order to find out if you have the perfect pins, scientists came up with a formula. ANI

Scientists seek US, Oz naval security to save climate programme from Somali pirates
Environment scientists are seeking the help of the United States and Australia to help fight Somali pirates who are threatening key climate monitoring programmes in the Indian ocean. ANI

New campaign seeks arrest of ex-CIA legal chief for drone strike 'murders' in Pak
Amid growing international concern over the use of drones in Pakistan, a Gandhi International Peace Award winner is leading a campaign seeking the arrest of former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) legal chief John Rizzo for approving the attacks that killed hundreds of people. ANI

Al-Qaeda's terrorist tool kit now includes ISI training manuals: Report
Al-Qaeda has introduced a new online course in operational security in which militants can directly study from some of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)'s training manuals, according to a new report by a Jordan-based intelligence expert. ANI

US praises Pak stand on 13/7 Mumbai blasts
The United States has thanked Pakistani leaders for condemning the 13/7 Mumbai bombings. ANI

'Harold and Kumar' star Kal Penn dumps White House job again for TV series
Indian-origin American film actor and politician Kal Penn is set to wrap up his job with the Obama administration for a role in popular television series How I Met Your Mother. ANI

NotW hacking scandal claims another victim, as Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton resigns
Heads continued to roll in the News of the World phone hacking scandal as Rupert Murdoch's top executive and Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton has become the latest high-profile personality to resign from his post. ANI

Osama's 'hit list' included Obama, Petraeus and kamikazi crash at sports event
Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden had a hit list that included US President Barack Obama, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Commander David Petraeus and a major US sporting event, according to the treasure trove of intelligence found at his compound in Pakistan's Abbottabad city. ANI

'Miffed' China urges Obama not to meet Dalai Lama
China has reportedly asked the United States to cancel a planned meeting between President Barack Obama and the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. ANI

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