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US man charged for drunk driving in three-wheeled car with baby
An American man was arrested after he took his two-year-old son on a drunken ride in a car with just three tyres. ANI

Psychiatry bestseller Sybil exposed as hoax
Psychiatry bestseller Sybil, that apparently tells the "true story" of a deeply disturbed woman with 16 personalities, has been exposed as a hoax after 38 years. ANI

David Cameron makes jibe over Sarkozy's height
David Cameron recently picked on French President, Nicolas Sarkozy's height at an annual newspaper conference. ANI

Buckingham Palace seeking 'eco-minded' gardener
Buckingham Palace is currently on a lookout for a green-minded as well as a 'green-fingered' gardener who will maintain the 42-acre garden royal garden 'to the highest standards'. ANI

Women groups outraged over sex guide reinforcing gender stereotypes
Obedient Wives Club's new sex guide has sparked resentment amongst women group who claim that the book portrays women as sex objects. ANI

Gaddafi spent last days hovering between defiance and delusion: Aide
After 42 years of absolute power in Libya, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi spent his last days hovering between defiance and delusion, surviving on rice and pasta his guards scrounged from the emptied civilian houses he moved between every few days, a senior security official captured with him has said. ANI

Obama's string of foreign policy victories unlikely to help him win 2012 election
With the announcement that all American soldiers will leave Iraq by the end of this year and the takedown of Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, US President Obama has racked up more major victories on foreign policy, but his chances of being re-elected in 2012 will ultimately be decided on the basis of his domestic and economic policies. ANI

Gaddafi's eldest son Saif captured 'alive and uninjured': Libyan officials
Killed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's eldest son Saif al-Islam has been captured 'alive and uninjured', Libyan officials have claimed. ANI

Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney 'clashed over treatment of terror suspects'
Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice clashed repeatedly with the then Vice President Dick Cheney over the treatment of captured terror suspects, a leaked copy of her new memoir has revealed. ANI

Romney, Obama clash ahead of 2012 presidential polls over Iraq troop pull-out
Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential front-runner, has attacked President Barack Obama over his announcement that all US troops would be brought home from Iraq by the end of the year. ANI

We don't know who exactly shot down Gaddafi: Acting PM
Libya's acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has said that it is not clear as of now who actually pulled the trigger that killed the country's former dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. ANI

Gaddafi's intelligence chief takes refuge in northern Niger: official
Former Libyan leader Mummar Gaddafi's intelligence chief Abdallah Senoussi has taken refuge in Niger's extreme north, a senior Nigerien official has said. ANI

Clinton won't be allowed to order Pakistani rulers to kill 'our own people': Imran
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be allowed to give orders to the country's rulers, who have stashed away millions in foreign banks. ANI

Australia gets first women commander of soldiers at war
An Australian woman, Simone Wilkie, has become the first female to command the nation's soldiers at war. ANI

Defunct German satellite ROSAT hits Earth
A 20-year-old German space telescope weighing more than two tons re-entered the Earth's atmosphere early Sunday, officials said. ANI

Pak actress Veena Malik announces plans to sponsor an Indian girl child
Pakistani actress Veena Malik has announced plans to sponsor education of a girl child and her day-to-day needs in Mumbai. ANI

CC's 'Cheese Energy' flavoured corn chips deemed unsafe for kids
CC's Cheese Energy Flavoured corn chips constitute high level of caffeine, which may trigger cardiac arrhythmia in kids and are thus reckoned unsafe for them as well as pregnant women, nutritionists say. ANI

Most BlackBerry users want different devices following outages: Study
Blackberry customers are turning their back on their favourite phones after the firm's recent difficulties, a new research has revealed. ANI

Pakistan has become den of corruption, injustice: Shahbaz Sharif
Pakistan, which was created in the name of Islam, has become a den of corruption, swindling, injustice and the 'Qabza mafia', Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said. ANI

Pakistan facing 'unannounced economic emergency': Salman Siddique
Pakistan is facing an unannounced economic emergency as its budget deficit has swelled to over 600 billion rupees, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Salman Siddique has said. ANI

Pakistan fully prepared to guard national sovereignty: Chief of Air Staff
Pakistan is fully prepared and is capable of guarding its national interest and sovereignty with full force and resolve, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, has said. ANI

World population 'could grow to 15 bln by 2100,' warns UN
The world's population could reach the 15 billion mark by the end of this century, the United Nations has warned. ANI

FBI accused of using 'racial, ethnic, religious' profiling to fight terrorism
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a national organization advocating individual rights, has accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of using racial, ethnic and religious profiling to fight crime and domestic terrorism within the US. ANI

Nayef likely heir apparent after Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sultan death
Saudi Arabia's veteran Interior Minister Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz will be the likely successor to King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz. ANI

Drunken Oz Catholic priest busted with highest ever alcohol reading!
An Australian drunken Catholic priest has been busted driving with .341 alcohol reading - one of the highest blood-alcohol levels allegedly recorded in recent times. ANI

Emirates flight from Bangkok makes emergency landing in Hyderabad
A Dubai-bound Emirates Airlines flight with 481 passengers on board, made an emergency landing at the Shamshabad Airport in Hyderabad this morning due to some technical fault. ANI

Western Australian authorities set bait for shark that killed American diver
Fisheries officers have set bait lines in an effort to track down and capture a large shark which killed an American diver off Rottnest Island on Saturday afternoon. ANI

Malaysian PM asks Indian community to 'have faith in government' for better future
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has urged the Indian community to trust the nation's government in order to foster the spirit of cooperation. ANI

Elections to be held 'within months' in Libya
Libya's new leaders will declare liberation on Sunday, officials said, indicating that elections could be held within months. ANI

Pak tells US it's ready to arrange talks with Taliban but mustn't be blamed for failure
Pakistan has told the United States that it is ready to facilitate its talks with the Taliban, but cannot become a guarantor of the reconciliation process, according to a media report attributed to a senior security official. ANI

'I am not sleeping with Prince Harry', says Californian waitress
A Californian cocktail waitress, who was allegedly spotted kissing Prince Harry in a nightclub, has admitted that it was nothing more than flirting, which happened between them. ANI

'Steve Jobs advised Bill Clinton over Monica Lewinsky sex scandal'
A new biography on Steve Jobs reveals that the late Apple co-founder had advised the Bill Clinton on the Monica Lewinsky issue. ANI

New Zealand libraries to teach "sari-wrapping" on Diwali
Auckland Libraries in New Zealand will teach you how to wrap a sari. ANI

Oz Gold Coast mosque battle turns nasty with pig's head posted on fence at site
The protest to stop a mosque being built in the Australian city of Gold Coast has turned nasty, as a pig's head was posted on a fence at the site and signs publicising the Islamic project were vandalised. ANI

Indian-American Bobby Jindal easily wins second term as Louisiana governor
Louisiana's Indian origin Governor Bobby Jindal has easily won re-election to a second term against nine other candidates in a landslide election. ANI

US embassy warns of possible terror attack on foreigners in Kenya
The American embassy in Kenya has warned that terrorists are planning a possible attack on foreigners in that country. ANI

Musharraf should be held accountable over Osama's hiding in Pak for years: Ex-CIA officer
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf should be held accountable for his role in the search for Osama bin Laden, who was hiding within earshot of the country's premier military academy for some three years while Musharraf led the country and its army, former CIA officer Bruce Riedel has said. ANI

Friend reveals that Russian spy suspect Katia 'has photographic memory'
A friend of suspected Russian spy Katia Zatuliveter has said that she has a near-photographic memory. ANI

Desperate Gaddafi offered 'money, gold' in exchange for life
Desperate Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi begged for his life by offering gold and money before he was killed, a witness has revealed. ANI

Gaddafi's body may be handed over to extended family in Libya
The body of the dead Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi could reportedly be handed over to his extended family in a deal reached with Libya's interim government. ANI

Both Pak, Afghanistan should take decisions to deal with security challenges: Clinton
Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has a point when he says that Afghanistan has to deal with its own problems instead of blaming Islamabad for them, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said. ANI

Clinton names ISI in private as Washington-Haqqani network dialogue facilitator
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told senior Pakistani parliamentarians that it was the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) which had facilitated Washington's dialogue with the Haqqani militant network, a media report has said. ANI

Afghanistan to stand by Pakistan if attacked by any country: Karzai
Afghanistan will support Pakistan in case of an attack by any country, including the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said. ANI

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