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Kate's wedding gown display attracts 60,000 visitors to Buckingham
Over 60,000 people have flocked to see Kate Middleton's wedding gown on display at the Buckingham Palace in London. ANI

Oz controversial billboard banned for breaching code of ethics
A controversial advertising billboard in Australia has been banned following public outcry. ANI

Dubai to bid for 2024 Olympics instead of 2020
The UAE National Olympic Committee has announced its plans to bid for the 2024 Olympic games instead of the 2020 ones. ANI

Young Brit dies following 12-hr continuous Xbox session
A 20-year-old British guy was killed by a blood clot after he kept playing his 'Xbox' for almost 12 hours at a stretch. ANI

Fury over filming every car in and out of Brit town
In an effort to help police curb crime, spy cameras are to be installed in a sleepy market town in Britain, which will track every vehicle entering and leaving the area, but to the distress of the local residents. ANI

Bush finally 'comes clean' on his 'emotionless' response to 9/11 terror attacks
Former US President George W. Bush has explained as to why he seemed to have no response when he was informed about the attack on the World Trade Center. ANI

Casey Anthony offered $500K to pose n*ked in Hustler by Larry Flynt
Hustler magazine magnate Larry Flynt has revealed that he offered acquitted murderer Casey Anthony 500,000 dollars to pose n*ked in his magazine. ANI

NY lawsuit against ISI over 29/11 carnage can have 'disastrous consequences,' warns lawyer
A New York lawsuit filed by relatives of 26/11 victims against Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency could have 'disastrous' consequences and could fuel instability in the country that is important for America's fight against terrorism, an attorney has warned. ANI

Zimbabwean security guard faces jail for commenting against Mugabe
A security guard faces up to one year in jail for commenting on Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's health and taunting that he has ruined the economy of the country, his lawyer has said. ANI

Ed Miliband attended News International parties
British Labour leader Ed Miliband had reportedly attended a string of News International parties and held talks with former Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks. ANI

'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher's House of Lords office closed down
Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher's son Mark Thatcher has confirmed that his mother's office in the House of Lords has been closed down. ANI

UK's 'secretive Sharia law courts' probe scrapped as Muslim leaders refuse to help
The British government has scrapped an inquiry into the rise of 'secretive Sharia councils' dealing in Islamic justice following the refusal of Muslim courts to cooperate. ANI

I'm not spoilt. I'm privileged: Petra Ecclestone on buying $85m Spelling mansion
Petra Ecclestone, who recently bought the 85 million dollars Spelling mansion, has claimed that she's a hard-working girl who is not "spoilt" but "privileged". ANI

NATO bombs Libyan TV dishes following Gaddafi's 'slap on the face of UK' taunts
NATO has bombed three satellite dishes in Tripoli as the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi continued taunting Britain following the killing of rebel chief, General Abdel Fattah Younes. ANI

Now, explorer sets off on voyage to row to North Pole
An explorer has set off in an attempt to row to the North Pole. ANI

Obama's job approval rating drops to new low of 40 percent: Poll
US President Barack Obama's job approval rating has hit a new low of 40 percent, a new poll has found. ANI

India, Bangladesh ink comprehensive border management deal
India and Bangladesh today signed a comprehensive border management agreement during the visit of Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram here. ANI

Gilani calls for unhindered investment process in Pakistan
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed the Board of Investment (BoI) to bring to his notice immediately any hindrance in new private or public investment process. ANI

PML (N) says PM Gilani has 'MBBS in corruption'
The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has accused the government of targeting the bureaucracy in order to hide its own corruption. ANI

US offers help to end Karachi target-killings
The United States Ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, has offered cooperation to end target-killing incidents in Karachi. ANI

'Harold and Kumar' star Kal Penn says working in WH 'not glamorous' but 'awe-inspiring' experience
Indian-origin American politician and actor Kal Penn has talked about his work experience in the White House for the first time and said that it wasn't 'glamorous' at all, but an 'awe-inspiring' experience instead. ANI

2,000-year-old mosaic wall depicting Apollo unearthed in Rome
Archaeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-old mosaic near the Colosseum in Rome that depicts Greek God Apollo surrounded by muses. ANI

Meet the Brit kitten who resembles Hitler!
A kitten in Britain has been compared to Germany's Nazi leader Adolf Hitler all because she has a moustache that resembles his. ANI

Pak Taliban put on UN anti-terrorism sanctions list
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has put the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on its international anti-terrorism sanctions list in a move highlighting the growing threat from the group. ANI

Gilani seeks Pak artists' help to fight terrorism, extremism
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the country's artists were an asset and the government was seeking their views to help devise a policy to project Pakistan's soft image to the world and fight extremism and terrorism. ANI

Pakistan opposes US-backed treaty to ban production of fissile material
Pakistan has reaffirmed its opposition to a US-backed treaty banning production of fissile material used as fuel for nuclear weapons and warned that the country would boycott any process to negotiate the proposed treaty outside the deadlocked United Nations Conference on Disarmament. ANI

Pakistan desires to have 'good neighbourly relations' with India: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has reiterated that his country desires to have good neighbourly relations with all regional countries, including India, in the larger interest of the welfare of the people of South Asia. ANI

Pak Taliban wants Aafia Siddiqui released in exchange for kidnapped Swiss couple
Pakistan Taliban has admitted that it has a Swiss couple as hostages whom they kidnapped a month ago in the Balochistan province. ANI

US slaps 'tit for tat' curbs on Pak diplomats' movement
The Obama administration has reportedly slapped curbs on the movement of Pakistani diplomats and embassy staffers in the United States. ANI

General Younus' death threatens split in Libyan rebel movement
Western diplomats are scrambling to prevent a damaging split in the Libyan opposition after its top commander was killed, possibly by his own side. ANI

Pak's water and power body fails to make hydel projects operational despite heavy borrowing
Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has reportedly failed to achieve a hydel power generation capacity of 6,720 MW despite borrowing heavily from the Water and Power Ministry for initiation and completion of the ongoing hydel power projects. ANI

Last year's Pak flood victims still struggling for survival: UNICEF
Over 18 million victims of last year's floods in Pakistan, almost half of them children, are struggling to rebuild their shattered lives amidst dwindling humanitarian funding and fear of new monsoon floods, according to a new report issued by the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF). ANI

Pak police arrests four suspected terrorists in Islamabad, suicide vests seized
Pakistani police officials have arrested four suspected terrorists and recovered two suicide vests, hand grenades and three pistols and ammunition from their possession in a raid on a house in Islamabad. ANI

China says building aircraft carrier won't change its defensive military policy
China's efforts to develop an aircraft carrier program will not change the defensive nature of its defense policy, the country's military has said. ANI

Stalemate looms as US Senate rejects Boehner Debt Bill
The US Senate has rejected a Republican fiscal plan, also called Speaker John Boehner's debt limit plan, immediately after being approved by the House on Friday after a 24-hour delay and concessions to conservatives. ANI

Agatha Christie was 'one of Britain's first to try stand-up surfing'
In a startling discovery, it has emerged that Dame Agatha Christie was "one of Britain's first stand-up surfers". ANI

Former US Intelligence Chief calls for halt to drone attacks on Pakistan
Former US Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair has said that the United States should stop its drone campaign in Pakistan, and reconsider the 80 billion dollars it spends to fight terrorism. ANI

'Take priests to football matches or for glass of wine so they don't become paedophiles' says Baroness Scotland
The Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Patricia Janet Patricia Janet has said Churchgoers should take priests out for a glass of wine or to football matches so they are not tempted to become paedophiles. ANI

First ever Sikh judge appointed to UK High Court to be allowed to wear turban
The UK High court has appointed its first ever Sikh judge, who will be allowed to wear a turban rather than a traditional judicial wig. ANI

UK judge brands extremist jailed for inciting Muslims to murder MPs a 'viper in midst'
A British judge branded a Muslim extremist jailed for using the internet to incite Muslims to murder MPs, a 'viper in our midst' and a 'corrosively dangerous threat' to the country's democratic process. ANI

Murdoch's 'pie attacker' pleads guilty to assault
The man who threw a foam pie at News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch as he gave evidence to MPs over the phone-hacking scandal, has pleaded guilty to assault. ANI

Al Qaeda responsible for Libyan rebel chief's killing: Gaddafi regime
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime has claimed that the Al Qaeda is responsible for the killing of the Libyan rebels' military chief Abdel Fatah Younes. ANI

US planning India-style civilian nuke pact with Saudi Arabia
The United States is secretly moving ahead with its plans to hold talks with Saudi Arabia next week over a potential civilian nuclear pact, similar to the one it had recently concluded with India. ANI

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