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Civil war could split Libya into two parts
As Libya plunges into civil war, it seems that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is desperate to remain in power and may allow the country to be split in two so that he can rule over a new country, which will be called Western Libya. ANI

Al-Jazeera cameraman killed in Libya
A cameraman working for Al-Jazeera, an Arab satellite channel, was killed in an ambush near the rebel held city Benghazi in eastern Libya. ANI

Pak Govt orders contingency plan for N.Waziristan people ahead of military operation
The Pakistan Government has directed the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) to prepare a contingency plan for thousands of families, who are likely to be uprooted after a military operation in the North Waziristan Agency. ANI

Japan moved by 2.4 metres due to quake: US Geological Survey
Japan's biggest recorded earthquake appears to have moved the island by about 2.4 metres, according to the US Geological Survey. That's a reasonable number. Eight feet, that's certainly going to be in the ballpark," said USGS seismologist Paul Earle. ANI

The $35K a night hotel room in New York!
Stay at one of the world's most expensive hotel suites and you'll feel like a king or queen. But a single-night stay in this New York hotel will cost you a whopping 35,000 dollars! ANI

Was Sarah Palin added to John McCain's 'short list' for gender balance?
A campaign manager of John McCain has revealed that Sarah Palin was added to the US Senator's 'short list' of possible running mates for gender balance. ANI

Move over Barbie! Kate Middleton doll is here
A pint-sized Kate Middleton doll is the latest in royal wedding memorabilia. ANI

Virgin Blue's crew brand glam new uniform 'uncomfortable and unsafe'
It seems Virgin Blue's flight attendants are not so happy with their brand glam new uniforms. ANI

Gaddafi's son's donation was openly joked over PhD degree, says LSE insider
A senior academic at the London School of Economics (LSE) has claimed that leading members of the institution had openly joked about getting a donation from Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, before he had even been examined for his PhD. ANI

Pak committee proposes monument in memory of Shahbaz Bhatti
Pakistan's National Assembly Standing Committee on Minority Affairs has proposed the construction of an 'interfaith harmony monument' at the site where Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated on March 2. ANI

Zimbabwe opposition activists forced out of homes and beaten
Opposition activists in Zimbabwe have said that they were forced out of their homes and beaten for refusing to support President Robert Mugabe, claiming that the attacks are 'state sponsored,' as the police arrested those who complained, instead of helping them. ANI

Stem cells could cure 'silent thief of sight'
In a first, medical experts have reported a major scientific breakthrough wherein stem cells could be used in the battle to cure blindness in humans. ANI

Six killed as Yemen police fire on anti- government protesters
Police forces in Yemen have killed atleast six people, including a 15 year old student and injured many more, after they attacked anti- government protesters in the capital city Sanaa. ANI

Prince Harry to learn how to fight in Apache helicopter
Prince Harry is all set to learn how to fight in an Apache helicopter. ANI

Beauty queen disqualified from Miss Florida pageant over p*rn past
A beauty queen, who was crowned Miss Weston USA in February, has been disqualified from taking part in the Miss Florida pageant after it was discovered that she had previously won a competition at a p*rn convention. ANI

Pakistani man injured in accident with US embassy car in Islamabad
A Pakistan government employee has been injured in an accident with a US embassy vehicle in Islamabad. ANI

Meet the man who 'reunited Wills-Kate after their break-up in 2007'
Prince William and Kate Middleton have invited amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen, the man believed to be responsible for reuniting the pair after their break up in 2007, to their wedding. ANI

Associated Press sues retailers over iconic Obama Hope image
The Associated Press has filed lawsuits against several retailers including Urban Outfitters for the unauthorized use of the Hope image of Barack Obama created by artist Shepard Fairey. ANI

Chile's 'Star Wars' school to teach kids martial arts
A 'Star Wars' school called 'The Jedi Temple' in Quilpue, Chile, is set to give kids a unique way to study martial arts. ANI

Indianapolis church puts up provocative sex billboards
An Indianapolis church has put up provocative, eye-catching billboards with the intention of helping married couples in keeping the spark alive in their love life. ANI

Japan deploys 100000 troops for quake and tsunami help
Japan has doubled its troop to 100000 on rescue and relief missions after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the country on Friday. ANI

Iran using "child soldiers" to suppress anti-government demonstrations: HR activists
Human Rights activists have warned that Iran's Islamic regime is using "child soldiers" to suppress anti-government demonstrations, raising concerns that the international law to avoid using underage combatants is being compromised. ANI

Seven killed in bus attack in northwest Pak
Seven people were killed and seven others wounded when unidentified assailants opened fire on a passenger bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Hangu on Sunday. ANI

Rebels warns of 'catastrophe' if Libyan forces attack Benghazi city
Rebels in Libya have warned that the attempt of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces to regain control in the rebel controlled town of Benghazi would result in the death of at least half a million people in the country. ANI

14 die in New York tour bus accident
Atleast 14 people were killed as a tour bus overturned on the highway, in the Bronx, New York. ANI

Pak Govt likely to seek more time from court to decide on Davis' immunity status
The Pakistan Government is likely to stick to its time-buying tactics during the hearing of the Raymond Davis case by the Lahore High Court on Monday, according to sources. ANI

Hindus welcome Catholic-Jewish dialogue, calling it 'step in the right direction'
Hindus have commended the four-day Catholic-Jewish dialogue which concluded in Paris on March two, and called it a "step in the right direction". ANI

Prince Andrew engulfed in new 'cash-for-favours' row
It looks like fresh trouble is brewing for Prince Andrew - he has been engulfed in a new 'cash-for-favours' row. ANI

Dennis the Menace all set to tackle Barack Obama on 60th b'day
Dennis the Menace, the hero of British children's comic The Beano, will be celebrating his 60th birthday in style - he is all set to tackle the most powerful man in the world US President Barack Obama. ANI

Arab League urges UNSC to impose no-fly zone on Libya
The Arab League has urged the United Nations Security Council to impose a no-fly zone on Libya, increasing pressure on Europe and the US to take firm action against the regime of the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. ANI

UN Secretary General calls for "utmost restraint" in Yemen
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for "utmost restraint" and "a genuine and broad-based dialogue" in Yemen to avoid further deterioration of situation in the Middle East. ANI

Meltdown may have occurred in two nuke reactors: Japanese Government
Japanese Government officials have said meltdown may have occurred in two reactors at the Fukushima power station. ANI

Oz teen denied bail for murdering Indian student
The Australian teenager charged with the murder of an Indian student last week has been formally refused bail in court this morning. ANI

Women 'get drunk before having sex because they lack confidence'
A study has revealed that millions of women consume alcohol before having sex because they lack confidence in their bodies. ANI

Sri Lanka PM retracts rebel training camp allegation on India
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister DM Jayaratne has retracted his claim that the Tamil Tiger rebels were being trained in camps in India. ANI

19 more exposed to nuke radiations in Japan
Nineteen more people have been exposed to the radioactive radiations at Fukushima nuclear plant, in addition to three cases of exposure recorded on Saturday in Japan. ANI

Coca-Cola is 'Britain's biggest brand'
Coca-Cola has once again been named the biggest brand in Britain, with sales rising to almost 1.1 billion pounds last year . ANI

Pak Govt to tell court Davis doesn't enjoy blanket immunity: Sources
The Pakistan Government will inform the Lahore High Court on Monday that double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis does not possess blanket immunity, sources have said. ANI

ISI-nurtured Lashkar-e-Taiba extends jihad campaign from India to US, Europe: Report
Pakistan's security establishment nurtured militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba for years as a proxy force to attack targets and enemies in India, but US officials, who earlier dismissed it as a regional problem, are now convinced that the terror outfit has extended its jihad campaign against the US, Europe, and foreign troops in Afghanistan. ANI

Proud Chelsea Clinton honours mom Hillary for being 'an inspiration'
Chelsea Clinton showed just how much she admires her mother as she honoured Hillary Clinton with the inaugural Inspiration Award at the annual Diller-von Furstenberg Awards in New York. ANI

Hindus call for prayers for Japan quake-tsunami victims
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, called for prayers for the victims of Friday's devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan.ed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said: His heart and thoughts go to the victims' families, injured, rescuers and relief workers ANI

Kate Middleton's 'see-through dress drawing global interest at auction'
The see-through dress, which helped Kate Middleton catch Prince William's eye, is sparking global interest ahead of its auction. ANI

Pak-US relations can't be held hostage to Raymond Davis case: Gilani
The relationship between Pakistan and the United States cannot be held hostage because of the Raymond Davis case, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said. ANI

ISI chief Pasha to get another extension in office, confirms Mukhtar
Pakistan's Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has confirmed that Lieutenant-General Ahmed Shuja Pasha will get another extension as director general of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence. ANI

"We know at whose house Benazir murder plot was hatched": Malik
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that he knows where the plot to assassinate former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was hatched. ANI

UK rejects Pak's application for repatriation of Musharraf in Benazir murder case
The United Kingdom government has refused to accept the application of the Pakistan government for the arrest of former president Pervez Musharraf in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case. ANI

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