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Chaz Bono feels 'like a man now' after the sex-change
Chaz Bono, who just traveled his journey of transitioning from female to male revealed that his body was 'literally betraying' him when he went through 'puberty' and described it as 'horrifying'. ANI

Former spy Anna Chapman's red shoe: a military distraction!
Former Russian spy Anna Chapman was one of the guests of honour at the annual military parade to mark the victory over the Nazis in World War Two in Red Square. ANI

Pak lawyer to use courts to halt US drone strikes
A British-trained Pakistani lawyer has announced that he intends to use courts in Pakistan, the UK and the United States to end the US-led drone strikes in the country's tribal areas. ANI

Commitment to peace crucial for US- Pak relations: US expert
An expert at the United States Institute of Peace, Andrew Wilder has said that a clearer commitment to a peace settlement could change Pakistan's outlook and ensure that it is a constructive partner of US. ANI

Osama killing: Musharraf denies 'secret deal' with US
Former Pakistan President Perverz Musharraf on Tuesday denied the existence of any 'secret deal' with the US that allowed America to carry out a unilateral operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil. ANI

US-Pak ties crucial for international peace: Research scholar
An international relations reserch scholar at the Australian National University, Dr. Andrew Phillips has stressed on the need for close US- Pakistan to have close ties to maintain international peace and stability. ANI

Number of Navy Seals imposters soar after Osama raid: Watchdog
People falsely claiming to be veterans of the elite US Navy Seals has "skyrocketed" since the May 1 raid that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a watchdog has claimed. ANI

Parents 'should unplug computer, phones and plug into kids more'
Techno savvy parents should switch off their phones and computers while spending time with kids, a study urges. ANI

Middletons complain over holiday bikini photographs
The latest controversy surrounding the Middletons is the release of pictures showing the Duchess of Cambridge and sister Pippa in bikinis on a yacht. ANI

China aims to double solar power capacity by 2015
China has planned to double its solar-power capacity to 10 gigawatts by 2015. ANI

Syria 'tortures activists to access their Facebook pages'
Syria has been accused of torturing activists to force them to reveal their passwords to Facebook websites that have sustained the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. ANI

University of Cambridge students to 'baby sit' drunk partygoers!
A University of Cambridge college has come up with a unique way to help their students in earning some extra pounds. ANI

'Clinically proven' cream to reduce lines, wrinkles sweeps UK market
A cream aptly named Nip+Fab Frown Fix, which the company says is "clinically proven" to reduce lines and wrinkles by up to 50 percent, has made women queued outside Boots to buy the cream when it went on sale last week. ANI

Pak intel officials will have 'egg on their faces' once 'Osama hideout evidences' are revealed
Some Pakistani government officials have voiced concerns that many intelligence or army officials in the country will have 'lot of egg' on their faces once the evidences gathered by US Navy SEALs from Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad are revealed. ANI

Brit women to join hands for first anti-sexist 'SlutWalks' rally
Thousands of women are expected to take to the streets of London next month in their first 'SlutWalk' rally to protest against those who blame the victims of sex crimes. ANI

NY libraries' p*rn policy lets kids easily access porn
New York public libraries' policy allowing clients easily watch hardcore p*rn has enraged religious leaders and politicians, because children as young as 13 are also getting to access it. ANI

Bangladesh SC declares constitution's 13th amendment on non-party govt. void
The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday declared that onstitutional provision for the creation of a non-party caretaker government system in the country was illegal. ANI

Pak SC moved against US raid on Osama's Abbottabad hideout
A constitutional petition has been filed in Pakistan's Supreme Court, seeking a high level probe into the US military operation that killed Osama bin Laden in his Abbottabad compound without the prior knowledge of their counterparts in Islamabad. ANI

Munter warns 'US will fight terrorism' with or without Pakistan's help
Amid reports that Bin Laden's ally Mullah Omar is hiding in Quetta, US ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, has indirectly warned that his country is 'committed to fighting terrorism' with or without the help of Pakistan. ANI

Michelle Obama hosts fitness event for military families
US First Lady Michelle Obama swayed her body in an active day of dancing, running and stretching to promote three new fitness facilities for military families at her White House garden. ANI

Finally, Will-Kat leave for honeymoon
It has emerged that newly-wed Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have finally left for their honeymoon. ANI

Obama beware: American attention will soon shift back from Osama to economy
The recent killing of Osama bin Laden might give President Obama a second consecutive White House term if elections are held now, but sooner than later, attention will shift back to the US economy and the deficit. ANI

Army competent to defend country: Kayani
Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has assured that the defence of the country is in safe hands and the army is capable of defending Pakistan. ANI

Upset Hindus ask apology from Australian Fashion Week organizers also over Lakshmi trivialization
Welcoming apology from Australian swimwear label Lisa Blue Swimwear, upset Hindus have repeated their appeal of apology from Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) organizers also, which was held in Sydney (Australia) from May 2-6 and showed the model with Goddess Lakshmi image on swimwear. ANI

Renewables can meet world's 80 percent energy needs: IPCC report
Renewable technologies could supply 80 percent of the world's energy needs by mid-century, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has claimed. ANI

US wants Pakistan to do more to counter militancy, says Roemer
US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer, on Tuesday said Washington has asked Islamabad to do more in the global fight against militancy. ANI

First US full-face transplant man can feel his daughter's kiss again
After undergoing a 15-hour procedure in March, the first man in the US to have a full-face transplant has said that feeling his daughter's kisses on his face was really a miracle. ANI

Osama's seized video shows him as 'vain, pathetic' man: Expert
Videotapes seized at Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound show him as a vain, pathetic man obsessed with his image, an expert has said. ANI

Australian swimwear company cancels production of Lakshmi image swimwear
An Australian swimwear company, whose depiction of image of Goddess Lakshmi on swimwear upset Hindus worldwide, claims to have cancelled production of swimwear with Lakshmi's picture on it. ANI

Americans think using credit cards is 'patriotic'
A new study has concluded that taking on significant debt has become "normal"-and even patriotic-to some consumers in the U.S. ANI

Kate's hairdresser practised wedding hairstyle with œ6.50 plastic tiara
Kate Middleton's hairdresser has revealed that he practised the bride's wedding hairstyle using a 6.50-pounds plastic tiara. ANI

US unapologetic for unilateral Abbottabad raid
The US has said that it will not apologize for launching the raid in Pakistan to kill Al Qaeda kingpin Osama Bin Laden. ANI

Syrian President's British born wife hiding in UK
The wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reportedly fled to Britain with violence escalating in the Middle Eastern country. ANI

Budgetary allocation for Pak defence likely to be increased
The budgetary allocation for the Pakistan armed forces is likely to be increased to 495 billion rupees for fiscal 2011-2012, official sources have revealed. ANI

Pak has to stop 'wasting resources' over India: Kerry
US Senator John Kerry has that Osama bin Laden's killing should lead Pakistan to change its "interests" towards many things, including 'wastefulness of its resources towards India'. ANI

Pak Prime Minister Gilani backs ISI
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has rejected the accusations of incompetence on Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) sayin7g it is discharging its duties professionally. ANI

WW2 RAF aerial photos may lead to lost Nazi gold worth 500m pounds
RAF surveillance photos shot by Mosquito fighter-bombers over Germany during the Second World War are guiding historians to find the location of a bunker believed to contain a hoard of Nazi gold worth over 500 million pounds on today's markets. ANI

CIA spy chief to remain in Pak: US official
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spy chief would remain stationed at Pakistan despite an apparent attempt by local media to leak his identity, the US officials have revealed. ANI

Afghanistan forces not prepared for security role in country: Oxfam
Afghanistan forces are not ready to take over responsibility for security from NATO, a leading British charity has said. ANI

High unemployment does not decrease insurgent attacks: Study
A new study released in a recent issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution has found there is no correlation that aiding countries with high rates of unemployed young men leads to a decrease in political violence. ANI

US' 'uninformed' raid on Osama's compound put Pak 'sovereignty at stake': Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has condemned the United States for raiding Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad without informing his country, saying that it had put Pakistan's 'sovereignty at stake'. ANI

US commander predicts little short-term change in Afghanistan
A U.S. military commander responsible for Afghanistan's eastern border with Pakistan said the conflict in Afghanistan is unlikely to change dramatically in the short term. ANI

China, US share interests more than differences: Vice-Premier Wang
China and the United States have far more shared interests than differences and nothing can hold back the momentum of cooperation, said China's Vice-Premier Wang Qishan. ANI

Pakistan complicit in hiding Osama for six years: US Senator
US Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein has said that Osama bin Laden would not have managed to hide himself for six years in Abbottabad without the involvement of some Pakistani officials. ANI

China's stealth fighter could beat US's best: Report
The next generation stealth fighter under development by the Chinese military could rival America's best fighters in terms of speed, stealth and lethality, according to a report. ANI

Diana's post-mortem samples were swapped prior to test, claims new book
A new book has claimed that Princess Diana's post-mortem samples were switched with those from another woman prior to the toxicological testing. ANI

Kayani's first concern upon hearing of Osama raid was safety of 'Pak nuke site'
Pakistan's Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's first concern after hearing about the US raid on Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound was the country's nuclear missile installations, one of which was only a few dozen miles from the killed al-Qaeda chief's hideout. ANI

Explosion outside district court in northwestern Pakistan kills two
An explosion outside the Nowshera district court in northwestern Pakistan has killed two, including a female police constable, and wounded five other people. ANI

US Senator Feinstein wants to cut Pak aid
US Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Senator Dianne Feinstein has said the relationship between the United States and Pakistan "makes less and less sense" and has questioned the need for sending billions of dollars in foreign aid to that country. ANI

Most Americans support Obama move not to show dead photos of Osama
A majority of Americans have supported President Barack Obama's decision not to release the photos of a dead Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. They also think he made the right choice in killing bin Laden. ANI

Knowing the dinner duration with disliked in-laws makes it worse!
People assume that knowing the duration of a pleasant event will 'kill the fun', whereas knowing the duration of an unpleasant event makes it tolerable. ANI

China failed to set up East Timor spy base: WikiLeaks
American diplomatic cables leaked by the whistle blowing web site WikiLeaks have revealed that China tried to establish a spy base in East Timor, but failed. ANI

Musharraf-Bush secret deal 10 yrs ago allowed US to hunt down Osama in Pak
Former Pakistani leader General Pervez Musharraf and US President George Bush had struck a secret deal ten years ago, allowing American forces to conduct a raid inside Pakistan if they located Osama bin Laden, reports have said. ANI

US was ready for military confrontation with Pak to achieve bin Laden kill goal
US President Barack Obama's decision to increase the size of the force sent into Pakistan to kill Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden indicates that he was willing to risk a military confrontation with Islamabad to achieve his objective. ANI

Outrage at screening of dying Princess Diana pic at Cannes
News that a shocking paparazzi photograph of a dying Princess Diana is to be screened for the first time in a documentary about her fatal crash at Cannes this week has provoked outrage. ANI

PML-N brought Osama from Egypt to Pakistan for treatment: Malik
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) was responsible for bringing Osama bin Laden from Egypt to Pakistan for his treatment. ANI

C.I.A., ISI tilting towards adversarial relationship in wake of name leak, bin Laden raid
All is not well between the intelligence agencies of the United States and Pakistan, especially in the wake of Pakistani authorities leaking the name of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) station chief in Islamabad. ANI

World's longest cross-sea bridge set to open in China in June
Qingdao Bay Bridge, the world's longest cross-sea bridge in China, is expected to open to automobiles in June. ANI

No one to get Osama's bounty: White House
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has said that no one would receive the government's 25 million dollar reward money for finding Osama bin Laden, because no one intentionally directed U.S. intelligence officials to the al Qaeda leader. ANI

Obama under pressure to slash Pakistan aid for sheltering Osama
The Obama administration is facing a clash with congressional leaders as they build pressure to slash billions of dollars of foreign aid the United States gives to Pakistan. ANI

Stellar Launches Advanced Photo Recovery Software to bring back Lost Memories
Stellar a reckoned name in data recovery software and services today announced the release of Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery v 4.0 to recover back lost photo, audio and video files from camera cards, mobile phone memory cards & hard drives Business Wire India

Printronix Launches First Family of TallyGenicom Branded Line Matrix Printers
Printronix, Inc., the worldwide leader in business-critical printing solutions, today launched its new TallyGenicom by Printronix branded printers, the first demonstrated effort to synergize the two most trusted brand names in industrial printing Business Wire India

Stockholm Public Transport Deploys Gemalto End-to-End Solution for World's First Customized Travel Card
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that Stockholm Public Transport (“Storstockholms Lokaltrafik”, SL) is deploying AllAboutMe, a turnkey solution to design customized travel cards online Business Wire India

Corinthia Hotel London Opens Its Doors
Corinthia Hotel London announced its doors are open to the public. Corinthia’s new flagship is a landmark property and joins the ranks of London’s finest 5-star luxury hotels Business Wire India

The Gores Group Acquires Sage Automotive Interiors
The Gores Group, LLC, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc. (“Sage” or the “Company”), a market-leading supplier of high-performance specialty fabric materials, from an affiliate of Azalea Capital, LLC Business Wire India

UxC Says Global Nuclear Power Forecasts Drop Following Fukushima, but Significant Growth Still Expected
The Ux Consulting Company, LLC (UxC), a leading provider of global market and consulting services in the nuclear industry, announced the release of new global nuclear power forecasts following the Fukushima Daiichi accident in Japan Business Wire India

Vodafone's 'Union Jack' Wrapped Heathrow Express Fleet is Ready to Roll
The first Vodafone Union Jack branded Heathrow Express train rolled into action on Saturday 7th May as part of a campaign that coincides with widespread network improvements across London. Business Wire India

Air Lease Corporation Expands Twin-Aisle Growth
Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced that it has signed lease agreements for 10 additional twin-aisle aircraft. Business Wire India

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