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Teachers claim schools cry out for sex education material to prevent teen pregnancies and STDs
Australian high school teachers have claimed they lack the resources to properly teach sex education, which could lead to more cases of teen pregnancy and more teenagers contracting sexually transmitted diseases. ANI

David Miliband 'poised' to replace brother Ed as UK Labour leader, say friends
David Miliband is "waiting for his brother Ed to fail" as Labour leader and is "poised" to make another bid for the job, friends of the former foreign secretary revealed.. ANI

Western experts 'unclear' about Iran's nuke enrichment announcement
Western experts are reportedly confused with Iran's announcement this week that it plans to speed up its enrichment of uranium. ANI

Children as young as two to be paraded in mini Miss World contest
Child welfare campaigners have slammed a pageant that is planning to parade children as young as two on the catwalk at a mini "Miss World" contest, as "damaging, harmful and unwelcome". ANI

Bill Gates' own kids mock him with 'Billionaire' song
World's second richest man Bill Gates has admitted that his three kids sing Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars's hit song 'Billionaire' to poke fun at him. ANI

NY state law rules out woman's request to 'get buried with pets'
The state of New York has rejected the request of a 61-year-old woman who wishes to be buried along with her furry pets at the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Westchester. ANI

Gambler who died after betting Federer would win seven Wimbledons could scoop 100K pounds for charity
A gambler who bet that tennis star Roger Federer would win the Wimbledon title seven times could receive more than 100,000 pounds from beyond the grave. ANI

Palin resigned as Alaska Governor a year after thinking about quitting
A email exchange has revealed how Sarah Palin almost resigned from her job as Alaska Governor thanks to constant intrusion into her family life and rumours about an affair. ANI

US toy company to introduce Anthony Weiner action figure
A toy company in America is introducing an Anthony Weiner action figure and it comes in both PF-13 and R-rated versions. ANI

US Democrats push Obama administration on new Afghan strategy
Democratic leaders are reportedly putting pressure on the Obama administration to draw down American troops in Afghanistan faster than many military leaders say is possible. ANI

Mexican fugitive undergoes sex change surgery to avoid arrest
A Mexican fugitive, who was wanted for stealing 200,000 dollars from the government, is said to have undergone sex change surgery in order to avoid being arrested. ANI

Terrorism ends only if stakeholders reach consensus on its notion: Pak Minister
Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, (KPK) information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that terrorism can be eliminated if Pakistan, Afghanistan and USA reach consensus over the exact notion and definition of terrorism. ANI

Yemen defector says al-Qaeda terrorist crisis was manufactured to win western support
Brigadier-General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, who defected from the regime of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in April, has said the al-Qaeda terrorist crisis in the country was manufactured to win Western support. ANI

Malaysian husbands addicted to vice dens disguised as massage parlours
Malaysian men have become addicted to prostitution dens disguised as massage parlours, say the wives of men who frequent them. ANI

Hate preacher to confront UK home secretary if she travels in Muslim areas
Abu Izzadeen, a radical Muslim preacher in UK, has vowed to publicly confront British Home Secretary Theresa May if she travels to Muslim areas to promote the government's counter-terrorism regulations. ANI

Chinese aircraft carrier, a sign of rolling back West's global reach
Since the Nineties, China has been rolling back America's reach in the western Pacific. A jaw-dropping symbol of rapidly changing times is the 60,000-ton aircraft carrier in the docks behind the Ikea superstore in the port city of Dalian. ANI

Half of Oz parents overdose their children with paracetamol
A new report has suggested that half of all parents medicate their children with wrong doses of paracetamol, even if they do not need it. ANI

Brit couple tie the knot on highest peak of Scotland's Glencoe
A mountaineering couple adopted a very unique style of marriage as they tied the knot on the top of Glencoe's highest peak. ANI

90-year-old man exposed as former Nazi concentration camp guard
A 90-year-old man has been exposed as a former guard at a Nazi slave-labour camp during the Second World War. ANI

Book reveals brothers Miliband feuding like never before
The full extent of the bitter feud between Labour leader Ed Miliband and his brother David, a former British foreign secretary, has been exposed for the first time. ANI

Brit primary school teacher filmed himself abusing young girls in classrooms
A primary school teacher in Britain has been arrested after films showing him sexually abusing young girls in his classrooms, emerged. ANI

Nudist angers parents, teachers by handing out n*ked flyers of herself
A nudist has earned the wrath of parents and teachers after she handed out flyers featuring herself in the nude in a bid to stop a school from cutting down trees. ANI

Psychotherapists with neat, orderly offices invite more people
Psychotherapists need to take not just their skills but also their offices seriously, as a new study has suggested that people judge their quality and qualifications through the ambience of their workplace. ANI

Pak Taliban deny responsibility for Peshawar twin bomb attack
The Pakistan Taliban have denied responsibility for the twin bomb attack at a supermarket in Pakistan's Peshawar city late Saturday night, which claimed 35 lives and wounded over 100 others. ANI

Palin wanted to run for vice-president months before being asked by McCain
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wanted to run for the 2008 vice-presidential elections months before being selected by Senator John McCain as his running mate. ANI

Toy bear, 'Winnie the Pooh', turns 90-yrs-old
The toy bear that inspired A.A. Milne's famous children fictional stories 'Winnie the Pooh' turns 90-years-old this month. ANI

102 foreign criminals, illegal migrants beat deportation from UK
At least 102 foreign criminals and illegal immigrants have avoided deportation last year by claiming that they had a "family life" under Article Eight of the European Convention of Human Rights. ANI

'No Afghan security unit fit enough to take over from coalition forces': Report
Almost a decade after international troops were sent to establish a functioning democracy in Afghanistan, not a single Afghan police or army unit is capable of maintaining law and order in that war-torn country without the support of coalition forces, it has emerged. ANI

Oz cop silent on his taxpayer-funded business trip to India with ex-cheerleader
Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus has refused to answer questions about his relationship with a ex-cheerleader secretary he took with him on a taxpayer-funded business-class trip to India and Singapore. ANI

'Purge and organize' your spilling stuff for liberating experience
A professor of management and marketing has revealed that only "scheduled maintenance" by getting rid of all the clutters can save time, grief, stress and countless wasted hours. ANI

26/11 US trial exposes Pakistan's under-the-table support for LeT, al-Qaida
The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case in a US court has showed how a growing number of serving and former Pakistani military officers have put their lethal talents at the service of the Lashkar-i-Taiba (LeT), al-Qaida and other terrorist groups. ANI

Anti-nuclear protestors throng Tokyo streets following ' worse radiation leaks' report
Anti-nuclear protestors took to the streets of Tokyo after official reports suggested this week that the damage and radiation leakage in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant caused by the March 11 earthquake-cum-tsunami was worse than previously thought. ANI

Yemeni President Saleh having 'breathing problems' after being wounded in bomb attack
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has reportedly developed 'breathing problems' over a week after his palace came under a bomb attack. ANI

Al Qaeda extremist urges followers to blow up Scotland Yard
An extremist slated to be the next Al Qaeda leader after Osama Bin Laden's death, has urged his British followers to bomb Scotland Yard. ANI

'Sexting' Weiner off to rehab, demands temporary leave from Congress
US Democratic party Congressman Anthony Weiner has announced he would take few days off from Congress for rehab to become a 'better husband and healthier person' ANI

ISPR provides US aid figures to Pak defence forces
Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has confirmed that out of the United States' assistance worth 12.522 billion dollars provided over the last 10 years, the army has received 2.478 billion dollars under the heads of the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) and the security assistance in kind. ANI

Book on Queen Elizabeth unfurls new royal chapters of her life
Queen Mother Elizabeth's cousin and childhood playmate, Margaret Rhodes, has penned down some enchanting chapters from the Majesty's life in her book 'The Final Curtsey'. ANI

Slain Pakistani reporter Shahzad awarded Italian journalism award
Pakistani investigative reporter Syed Saleem Shahzad has been posthumously awarded an Italian journalism prize. ANI

Palaeolithic diet is not possible in this day and age, says book
A new book on the evolution of eating habits among prehistoric people has said that an "all natural diet" is not possible today, as besides attaining our nutritional requirements, we need to find the best way to get them. ANI

US man builds world's tallest sandcastle breaking own past record
An American man has broken his own past record by building the world's tallest sand castle, which stands at almost 38-feet high. ANI

Now, 'Rent A Grandma' who doesn't text or tweet while watching your kids!
No one can take care of your little kids and your house better than a grandma does, given her long experience in this field. ANI

Muslims to call for action against Islamophobic attacks in Britain
Britain's largest mainstream Muslim organization, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), will today call for "robust action" to combat Islamophobic attacks in the wake of fears of growing violence and underreporting of hate crimes against the Muslims. ANI

Pakistan agrees to do 'whatever Kabul wants' to end Afghan conflict
Pakistan has pledged to help Afghanistan end a near-decade-long insurgency, expressing its commitment to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process for sustainable peace in the region. ANI

Punjab won't say no to WB, ADB despite CM's 'foreign aid over my dead body' vow
Pakistan's Punjab government is a partner of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, and it will continue to avail loan facilities from these banks, Zulfiqar Khosa, Senior Advisor to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, has said. ANI

'Suspicious' US treasure-hunter to search N. Arabian Sea depths to discover Osama's body
Treasure-hunter Bill Warren of California has reportedly launched a search operation in the North Arabian Sea to discover the body of Osama bin Laden, as he does 'not believe in the statement given by the US government' that his body was buried at sea. ANI

FBI investigates 'major breach' of IMF security after 'sophisticated' cyberattack
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reportedly sought the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after it came under a 'serious and sophisticated' cyberattack. ANI

UK hands out passports at 'astonishing' rate of 'two every five minutes'
The UK handed out passports at an 'astonishing' rate of almost two in every five minutes, making it the continent's most open to immigrants county. ANI

China to push for global anti-terrorism cooperation efforts
Chinese President Hu Jintao has said China is ready to work with all relevant parties to push the boundaries of global anti-terrorism cooperation further. ANI

Oz TV host's 'pizza gag' falls flat leaving Dalai Lama puzzled
Karl Stefanovic, the Australian Channel Nine's host has revealed that he was left embarrassed during an interview with the Dalai Lama when his Holiness could not get his joke. ANI

Analysts doubt Af-Pak peace forum efforts on truce with Taliban will yield results
A joint Af-Pak peace commission met for the first time on Saturday to try to settle the near-decade-long insurgency in Afghanistan, but analysts are sceptical of results from the unwieldy body, and the process is further undermined by the United States' opaque position on negotiations. ANI

Gaddafi hiding in 'labyrinth of 600 feet underground tunnels' to avoid NATO airstrikes
Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is reportedly hiding in 13 feet wide desert water tunnels, some of which are 600 feet deep, in a desperate bid to avoid being attacked by NATO airstrikes over ground. ANI

Baba Ramdev's Scottish 'Peace Island' project 'all gone quiet since big launch in 2009'
Yoga guru Swami Ramdev's Scottish isle, meant to be a pioneering yoga retreat remains untouched, with just two caretakers living on site to carry basic maintenance. ANI

Grand-opening of Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida
Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers (Florida, USA) is holding three-day grand opening ceremonies on June 10-12. ANI

UK's Nottingham University secretly films students at risk of Islamic radicalization
Security staff from a leading university in UK have been secretly filming students on campus as a method of monitoring potential extremists, it has emerged. ANI

Panetta leaves Pakistan without deal on CIA-ISI relationship
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief Leon Panetta has left Islamabad without a deal on resetting the relationship between the spy agencies of the United States and Pakistan. ANI

'Fearful' Hindu community in Pak province feels safety lies only in India
Seeking asylum in India appears to be the only option for the 'unsafe' minority Hindu community in Pakistan's Balochistan province. ANI

Pak Taliban's twin bomb attack kills 35, injures over 100 in Peshawar
A twin bomb attack at a supermarket in Pakistan's Peshawar city has claimed 35 lives and wounded over 100 others. ANI

Taseer murder case hearing deferred for fifth time over judge's non-availability
The court hearing into the Salmaan Taseer assassination case has been deferred without any proceedings for the fifth time. ANI

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