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Romans may have left London due to miserable British weather
The all-conquering Romans left London as they suffered from poor health due to lack of sunlight and a poor diet, a new study has claimed. ANI

Pak nukes are 'very hard targets': Musharraf
Former Pakistan President and Army Chief Pervez Musharraf has ruled out the possibility that Pakistan's nuclear warheads were susceptible to attacks or theft from either the Americans or religious extremists. ANI

French writer Banon 'still can't bear to say Strauss-Kahn's name'
French writer Tristane Banon who claimed that former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in 2003, would prefer not to speak the name of the man who she says stole her twenties, her health, and has revealed why she now feels vindicated after the French politician was arrested over rape charges. ANI

London expected to suffer leisure tourism slump during 2012 Olympics
A new survey has found that London is set to suffer 95 percent leisure tourism slump during the Olympic Games in 2012. ANI

Many Libyans want secular leadership following end of Gaddafi era
Majority of Libyans who participated in secret meetings organized by top rebel commanders who toppled the Gadhafi regime over the last week have reportedly sought for a secular leader. ANI

South Australian minister criticized for 14,000 dollar India trip
South Australia's Opposition parties have criticized a state government minister for taking her seven-year-old daughter on a work trip to India. ANI

Gaddafi's intelligence office records tie Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to Libya
Records found in killed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence office in Tripoli show that the United Kingdom had warned his regime about a Russian arm's dealer convicted in the United States last week. ANI

Haqqani leader captured in Afghanistan: NATO
Afghan and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have captured a mid-level Taliban leader during a cordon and search operation in Afghanistan. ANI

Bullet-riddled body of journalist found in Khuzdar in Pak
A bullet-riddled body of a young journalist has been found in Khuzdar, about 300-kilometre south of Quetta. ANI

Myanmar government paves way for Suu Kyi's return to politics
Myanmar's government has introduced a revised law on political parties in an apparent attempt to encourage Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy to accept the political system and re-register as a party. ANI

Rebekah Brooks received '1.7m pounds pay-off, car, office' from News International
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, who resigned as chief executive of News International in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal, had received a 1.7 million pounds payout, a chauffeur-driven car and a central London office as part of her severance package. ANI

Cameron asked to reveal cost of bathroom 'makeover'
British Prime Minister David Cameron has been ordered to disclose the details about refurbishment of his flat in Downing Street. ANI

Prolonged sitting at work may boost cancer risk
Uninterrupted periods of sitting at work are very unhealthy, and by frequently breaking up those long bouts with just a few minutes of light exercise lowers a person's cancer risk, a new study has claimed. ANI

Dalai Lama visits Japan's 'tsunami hit' area to meet survivors
The Dalai Lama has visited an area devastated by the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan and took part in a Buddhist memorial service for the victims on Saturday. ANI

Soon, car that makes driving safer by barring incoming calls, texts
Young drivers on the road will be barred from accepting phone calls or reading text messages thanks to a new in-car safety system. ANI

Soon, cars to give crash evidence against their drivers
Those driving modern vehicles will have to be a extra vigilant now onwards, as event data recorder (EDR) installed in their car can provide investigators exact details about their driving behaviour, in case of a crash. ANI

Saudi Arabia king names new Defense and Aviation Minister
Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud has appointed Prince Salman as the kingdom's new Defense and Aviation Minister. ANI

US Navy Seals speak out on how 'Bert' Osama was killed in 90 seconds
The US Navy Seals, which carried out the operation to kill Osama bin Laden, has finally revealed for the first time that how they killed the Al-Qaeda leader within 90 seconds of entering his fortress-like home in Pakistan. ANI

'Lost Interview' with Steve Jobs to be screened at theaters in US
A 15 years old interview with Apple's visionary co-founder Steve Jobs will now be screened in theaters across America. ANI

Bigamist woman caught after hubby saw second wedding photos online
A bigamist woman was caught red handed after her first husband saw a photograph of her illegal second wedding on a social networking site. ANI

Wills-Kate to move into Kensington Palace after completion of 1m pounds refit
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided to take the Kensington Palace as their permanent residence in London. ANI

Prince Charles chats with models about his 'classic' fashion sense
The Prince of Wales chatted with the top models of South Africa about his preference for 'classic' fashion. ANI

Atheists too seek apology from Kentucky politician on Hindu ceremony remarks
Even atheists have come out saying that Kentucky (USA) gubernatorial candidate David Williams "should be ashamed of, and apologize for his recent comments" criticizing rival candidate Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear for his attendance at a Hindu blessing ceremony. ANI

Greek opposition rejects PM Papandreou's call for bipartisan coalition govt.
Antonis Samaras, head of Greece's main opposition New Democracy party, has renewed his call for early elections, by rejecting Prime Minister George Papandreou's call for forming a bipartisan coalition government. ANI

Iran calls UN nuclear weapons claims 'fabricated'
Iran has dismissed a UN watchdog report on Tehran's nuclear programme, saying that its new intelligence on alleged nuclear weapons work by the regime is 'fabricated'. ANI

5 Indian sailors drown, 9 missing as ship sinks off Oman coast
Five Indian sailors have reportedly drowned and nine are still missing after their ship sank off Oman's southern coast. ANI

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