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Kuwaiti lover's heroic plan lands him in jail
A Kuwaiti man who depleted a young woman's car tyres to get her attention ended up behind bars for harassment and for vandalism. ANI

Prince William and Kate to be Becks baby guests in July
The newly wed Prince William and Kate will be in Los Angeles on the July weekend, after their visit to Canada, to meet David and Victoria Beckham's due-to-be-born little girl at their sprawling mansion in Beverly Hills. ANI

NYU students strip for charity 'Undy Run'
New York University students stripped to under wears and bras to participate in the first ever Undie Run, a fundraiser that collects clothing for charity. ANI

NYU student 'to refund Bin Laden dead t-shirts' money'
A New York University Business School student who sold Osama Bin Laden t-shirts online has now decided to refund the money because he feels making money from someone's death is evil. ANI

Brit village clan behind œ2m global child-p*rn empire
A Brit clan from a tiny village with just 75 residents was found running a global child-p*rn empire, raking in 2.2million pounds. ANI

Mums are their own worst enemies, finds survey
A new survey has revealed that both working and non-working mothers are their own worst enemies. ANI

Angelina Jolie admits her kids are her toughest critics
Angelina Jolie has revealed that her brood of six children are her toughest critics. ANI

Brits occupy only half of UK rich list
The newly published 2011 rich list has revealed only half of the UK's 10 wealthiest people are British citizens. ANI

Kate 'hailed a superstar for boosting Brit economy by 1bn' Pounds
The new Duchess of Cambridge has been hailed as an international superstar after it emerged that her wedding to Prince William has boosted the British economy by 1billion pounds. ANI

General Pants' raunchy campaign censored after backlash
Leading Australian youth fashion retailer General Pants has been forced to tone down a racy sales campaign after a revolt by angry customers and parents. ANI

Kate's granddad 'diverted deadly German 'doodlebug' with his plane's wing'
Kate's grandfather Peter Middleton had served as an RAF fighter pilot who used the wing tips of his Mosquito warplane to divert deadly German 'doodlebug' flying bombs away from London during the World War II. ANI

Female cabin crew ordered to wear red heels to sex up Virgin airliners
Services seem to be less important for Virgin chief Richard Branson than seeing his female cabin crew in a sexier way as he specifically instructed them to wear red heels. ANI

Toronto cop's 'slut' gaffe sparks protest movement in Canada and US
'SlutWalk', a series of provocative street protests triggered by a Toronto policeman's ill-judged advice to women students to 'avoid dressing like sluts', is making its way to Canada and the U.S. ANI

Queen to display treasured family heirloom next year
For the first time, the Queen is planning to put a treasured family heirloom on display to the public next year as part of a glittering display of diamonds to celebrate 60 years on the throne. ANI

Dubai students' project turns guidebook for expats
A project developed by Dubai students for their coursework has turned into a helpful, handy guidebook for expats. ANI

Pak radar can receive Star Plus but can't detect US choppers
Pakistanis are expressing their anger through text messages over their military's failure to detect US helicopters' presence in the country, with one such SMS saying that the Army's radar, which cannot detect choppers but can receive Star Plus signals, is for sale only for 999 rupees. ANI

Chak Shah Mohammad locals deny seeing Osama
Locals of Chak Shah Mohammad, a small village near Haripur town in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, have denied ever having seen al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden there. ANI

China successfully launches environment-monitoring rocket
China has successfully launched a space environment-monitoring rocket from the southern island province of Hainan. ANI

Pak court gives FIA last chance to arrest Musharraf in Benazir murder case
A Pakistani trial court has issued a final warning to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a conclusive report on the arrest warrants issued for former President Pervez Musharraf in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case. ANI

US army creates application store to empower soldiers
The US Army is creating an online application marketplace in order to empower its soldiers and boost efficiency. ANI

Sharif returns home from UK after successful heart surgery
Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has returned to Pakistan after undergoing a heart surgery in London in March. ANI

French coach Laurent Blanc's future uncertain over 'racism' comments
French football coach Laurent Blanc's future is uncertain over his comments on quotas for black and Arab players. ANI

Pippa to be 'senior lady-in-waiting' during Kate's royal tour
After being the bridesmaid at the royal wedding, Pippa Middleton has another challenging role to play when she tours with sister Kate in Canada and the U.S. ANI

Hindus welcome efforts to install Saint Basaveshwara statue in London
Hindus have welcomed the efforts to install a Saint Basaveshwara statue in Albert Embankment Gardens in Lambeth borough of London (United Kingdom). ANI

Dick Cheney praises Obama for Osama's death, but laments end of harsh tactics
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has praised President Barack Obama for authorizing the military operation that killed Osama bin Laden, but he lamented the end of controversial Bush-era interrogations that many conservatives believe to have contributed to America's greatest counterterrorism success. ANI

Osama's likely successor is a 'divisive figure within al-Qaeda': Analysts
Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon and Osama bin Laden's longtime deputy who is likely to take charge of al-Qaeda in absence of the group's leader, could prove to be a divisive figure within the terrorist network, U.S. counter terrorism officials and analysts have said. ANI

World's smallest eco-home that has a lounge, shower, kitchen and a double bedroom!
Designers have squeezed a lounge with a table and two chairs, a 4ft-wide double bed, a full-size shower and a kitchen into a 10ft cube. ANI

Using American Muslims to attack US was Osama's strategy
Osama bin Laden planned to damage the United States not only through persistent terror attacks, but also by attempting to inflame race and class tensions across the country, according to US officials. ANI

Osama was "under house arrest" in Pak compound: Analysts
Newly-surfaced video of the million dollar house where Osama bin Laden had been living until shot down by US forces indicate that he was "under house arrest" and was virtually "a prisoner," CBS News National Security Analyst Juan Zarate has said. ANI

Three wounded in bomb blast near Peshawar minister's residence
Three people have been wounded in a bomb explosion near the residence of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Agriculture Minister, Ayub Khan, in Peshawar. ANI

US real enemy of Pakistan: Majid Nizami
The United States is the real enemy of Pakistan under the guise of friendship, The Nation's Editor-in-Chief and Nazria Pakistan Trust (NPT) Chairman Majid Nizami has said. ANI

Pak court acquits Malik in two corruption references
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has been acquitted of two references of corruption by an accountability court. ANI

Obama's pledged Pak trip uncertain following bin Laden's discover
US President Barack Obama's pledged trip to Islamabad this year is now a headache for the White House as it tries to determine Pakistan's alleged complicity in allowing Osama Bin Laden to live on its soil. ANI

'Indian call centres targeting Queenslanders with Microsoft con'
The call centres in India are reportedly targeting Queenslanders in the latest scam to separate them from their money. ANI

French author axed from state TV 'over remarks on Nicholas Sarkozy, wife'
A French political author who described Nicolas Sarkozy as a 'child king' and dubbed his wife Carla Bruni a 'maneater' has seen his state television show shelved, sparking rumours that the French President was involved in the move. ANI

Norway's Bastoy prison's 'cushy' experiment hopes to change lives
There have forever been deeply ingrained ideas about prisons as a place of punishment and as a deterrent to possible offenders. ANI

Captured US soldier's father pleads for son's release via YouTube
The father of an American soldier apparently held captive by Al-Qaeda militants in Afghanistan, has made an appeal to Pakistan's military through YouTube to help in rescuing his son. ANI

Japan's Hamaoka nuke plant operator rejects quick shutdown demand
The operator of Japan's Hamaoka nuclear plant has refused to follow the government's demand for an immediate shutdown, saying the company's board needs more time to consider the matter. ANI

Radiation levels drop at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuke reactor
Radiation levels have dropped inside the No.1 reactor building at the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. ANI

Berlusconi's busty dental nurse to be charged for recruiting prostitutes
Prosecutors have recommended criminal charges be slapped against a glamorous former dental hygienist appointed regional councilor by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for procuring prostitutes for his 'bunga bunga' parties. ANI

Pak Army releases Osama's neighbour after interrogation
Pakistani security forces have released Shamraiz Khan, who lives in a small house opposite to the main entrance of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's compound. ANI

Brit-Indian honeymooner says he 'can't identify his wife's Cape Town killers'
Brit-Indian honeymooner Shrien Dewani has told police that he cannot recognise the alleged carjackers, who had killed his wife during their honeymoon in Cape Town last year. ANI

Mumbai attacks: US trial may further strain fragile US-Pak relations
The indictment of an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) major- suspected of helping to plot the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks- by a US court, may have explosive implications on the already strained relationship between Washington and Islamabad. ANI

'New Bin Laden' Awlaki's father 'fears for his son's life'
The father of Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni radical cleric who is thought to be the new Bin Laden, has expressed concern for his son's life after he escaped US drone attacks on a village close to his hometown in Shabwa on Thursday. ANI

'Jittery' Pak Govt bans foreign TV channels from live coverage from Abbottabad
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has barred all major foreign television channels from making live broadcasts from Abbottabad, five days after Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a US raid there. ANI

Osama maintained operational control of Al-Qaeda from his Abbottabad compound: US
Osama bin Laden maintained operational control of Al-Qaeda and was active in making tactical decisions within the group from his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a senior U.S. intelligence official has said. ANI

Al-Qaeda denies role in Morocco cafe blast
Terrorist group Al-Qaeda has denied it had any role in the Morocco cafe bombing, which killed 17 people last month. ANI

No threat to US' financial assistance to Pakistan: Hafeez
Pakistan's Finance Minister Dr Hafeez Shaikh has dispelled the impression that the United States would suspend its economic assistance to the country in the wake of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's discovery and killing in Abbotabad. ANI

Osama wasn't shot dead, but blew himself up to avoid capture by US forces: Report
Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was not shot dead by US Special Forces (SEALs) in 'Operation Geronimo', but blew himself up to avoid capture soon after they launched the raid at his Abbotabad compound on May 2, according to a report. ANI

How 'bored' Osama spent his last five years at Abbottabad hideout
Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden spent the last five years of his life behind the barbed wire and high walls of his mansion in Pakistan's Abbottabad city, his days consumed by dark arts and domesticity. ANI

Latest fad in town- temporary leopard, fishnet or glitter lip tattoos ! (re-issue)
Innovations are taking place everywhere, so why leave your lips alone? So by following the latest fad in town, you can now decorate your lips in polka dots, leopard and fishnet stocking prints. ANI

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