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World's first cube-shaped re-usable teabag hits UK market
Following the success of products such as sugar and stock cubes, world's first cube-shaped re-usable teabags has hit UK markets. ANI

Sydney girls' bloody brawl videos hit Internet
Videos showing Sydney schoolgirls as young as 14 in vicious prearranged bloody brawls had caused a stir on the Internet. ANI

Wills-Kat install 1mn Pounds alarm system at Kensington Palace
Prince William and Kate Middleton have reportedly installed an alarm system worth a million-pound in their Kensington Palace home, in a bid to keep intruders out and prevent eavesdroppers snooping on their private lives. ANI

Non-traditional family roles encourage gender equality
A sociologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has revealed that non-traditional family roles in heterosexual couples could cause changes in marital relationships that promote gender equality - the opposite effect that traditional roles encourage. ANI

Why 20s and 30s could be the most distressing time in a person's life
A new study has found that young adults are suffering from a quarter-life crisis as they're forced to make tough decisions about their future. ANI

Pippa makes fashion faux pas at friend's wedding in green dress
Pippa Middleton might have been hailed as a global style icon since stealing the show in her sister Kate's royal marriage, but this time she has made a fashion faux pas at a wedding when she arrived in a 'go green' attire. ANI

Meet the world's oldest sailor who completed his 8th solo journey around the world
A Japanese man, considered to be the world's oldest sailor, has received a hero's welcome from his homeland after he returned from an epic 1,080-day journey sailing single-handed the 'wrong way' around the world. ANI

Brits waste 9mn hours each year on holiday gossips to colleagues
A new study has revealed that Britons spend almost nine million hours per year talking about their holidays to their workmates. ANI

1297 Magna Carta on display in London
A 700-year-old copy of the Magna Carta, which includes Edward I's seal and the original writ directed to the Sheriffs of London, has gone on display in London. ANI

Westfield unveils evolution of shopping and its future
The newly opened shopping centre at Westfield Stratford City has shown the evolving sense of shopping among buyers. ANI

OZ Navy yet again hurt by sex scandal
The Australian Defence Force has been hit by by a fresh sex scandal after a young female navy member claimed that she was allegedly raped aboard a mine hunting ship. ANI

Mexican airport security tried confiscating Oz FM Kevin Rudd's vegemite
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd had a run-in with Mexican airport security after the officials flagged his jar of vegemite as a potentially dangerous liquid. ANI

Gaddafi urges 'dwindling' troops to 'do or die' in their fight for Libya
Embattled Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has reportedly urged his gradually diminishing troops to "do or die" in their fight for the nation. ANI

Bhangra dancers enthral Malaysia on National Day, Malaysia Day celebrations
A flash mob of about 50 Bhangra dancers in colourful and vibrant Punjabi costumes enthralled onlookers yuat Kuala Lumpur Sentral railway station to mark the joint National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations. ANI

Malay-Indian businessmen seek 20,000 Indian workers
Malay-Indian businessmen have sought 20,000 Indian workers to work in Malaysia. ANI

US woman gets jail for having sex with teen boy in parked car
A woman from Michigan has been sentenced to more than seven years' imprisonment for having sex with a 15-year-old whom she met online. ANI

Musharraf 'finalising security arrangements in Pakistan' for his return
Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is currently in self-imposed exile, has contacted two foreign security agencies to 'take care of him' on his return to Pakistan. ANI

Children mimic parents when it comes to healthy food
A new study has revealed that parents serve as role models for children even when it coming to eating healthy food, and a child is likely to adopt healthy eating habits if the parents indulge in more green leafy vegetables, juicy fruits and colourful vegetables. ANI

Minorities, particularly Hindus, increasingly at risk in Balochistan: HRCP
Minorities in Balochistan, particularly Hindus, are increasingly being abducted for ransom and forced to convert to Islam, the Balochistan chapter of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said. ANI

Nearly 300 people killed in Sindh floods
Around 300 people have lost their lives and another six million affected by devastating rains and floods in Pakistan's Sindh province, a new report has said. ANI

Secret documents raise concern about Blair's association with Gaddafi regime over Lockerbie bomber's release
New questions over former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's ties to fallen Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his role in the release of the Lockerbie bomber have emerged from documents discovered in Tripoli. ANI

US drone crashes in northwest Pakistan
A US drone has crashed in Pakistan's South Waziristan Agancy, according to Pakistani security officials. ANI

Easing ban on doping drug clenbuterol to be considered
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is likely to consider relaxing the absolute ban on clenbuterol, a drug used illegally by athletes to build muscle. ANI

Hacker adds 'iconic' Conan the Barbarian to faculty of Irish college
A hacker reportedly broke into Dublin's Trinity College website and added a new professor to the school - 'Conan the Barbarian'. ANI

Brit docs make medical history by separating conjoined 'twins in 10 million'
A team of British doctors has separated twin sisters who were born joined at the head, thereby making history in the medical world. ANI

Vaccination against the sexually transmitted infection doesn't encourage teen sex
Texas Gov. Rick Perry's attempt to mandate that girls get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted infection HPV was disapproved by the country's legislature after conservative Republican presidential candidates argued that the vaccine would encourage teen sex. ANI

Wealthy Indian expats in UAE capitalise on falling rupee
Wealthy Indian migrants are flocking to money exchanges to take advantage of the continued decline of the Indian rupee against the US dollar, exchange houses and currency specialists have claimed. ANI

Pakistan threatens to block Google, YouTube for non-cooperation in cyber crime cases
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has warned that popular websites like Google or YouTube could be shut down if they did not cooperate with the government to prevent terrorists from using them. ANI

Musharraf's wife seeks stay on Pak court's 'property confiscation' order in BB murder case
Sehba Musharraf, wife of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, has filed a petition with an anti-terrorism court, seeking a stay on its order to confiscate the properties and freeze the bank accounts of her husband in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case.haudhry Fawad Hussain, the counsel for Sehba Musharraf, submitted the petition to the court, the Dawn reports. ANI

More flak over alleged Pak-Haqqani network links expected during Khar-Clinton talks
The forthcoming meeting between Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will reportedly focus on Islamabad's alleged links to the Haqqani network. ANI

5ft5in Berlusconi 'ordered women supplier 'to bring girls, but not tall ones'
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi asked a businessmen, who is charged with recruiting female escorts for his famous 'bunga bunga' sex parties, not to bring tall girls, because he and his other guests are not tall, according to leaked taped telephone conversations. ANI

Berlusconi brags about bedding 8 women in one night
Looks like the scandals surrounding the sexual activities of Silvio Berlusconi are getting more and more sordid. Italian media has published transcripts of phone calls in which the embattled Italian premier allegedly boasts of having sex with eight women in one night. ANI

Now, cartoon faces to grade food safety in Chinese restaurants
China's food safety watchdog plans to use cartoon faces to grade the country's catering enterprises over their food safety conditions. ANI

Massive protests erupt over harmful waste pollution by East China factory
Over 500 villagers in East China's Zhejiang Province protested for the third day against a solar panel manufacturer for emitting harmful waste, which has killed large amounts of fish in a nearby river. ANI

Nazi's WW 11 'Enigma' code machine up for grabs
An encoding machine used by Nazis during the Second World War to encrypt messages will be auctioned later this month. ANI

Obama plans 'Buffett Tax' on rich Americans
US President Barack Obama has reportedly planned raising taxes on the richest Americans to make sure they are taxed at the same rate as the less wealthy people. ANI

Edward Kennedy's daughter Kara dies at 51
Former US Senator Edward Kennedy's daughter, Kara, had died after collapsing of a suspected heart failure at her health club in the Washington DC. ANI

NATO air strikes killed 354 people in Gaddafi stronghold Sirte: Moussa Ibrahim
Fallen Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's former spokesman has claimed that NATO air strikes had killed a total of 354 people in the loyalist stronghold of Sirte on Friday night. ANI

India, Afghanistan 'deliberately' trying to destabilise Balochistan, Musharraf told US
Former President Pervez Musharraf had asked the United States to intervene on alleged attempts of India and Afghanistan to destabilise Balochistan, according to a 2007 diplomatic cable released by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks. ANI

Calra Bruni mesmerises young girl by her burgeoning belly during day out
French First Lady Carla Bruni was spotted catching the attention of a little girl with her growing belly, while she was out on a public walkabout. ANI

Pak warns US against unilateral action in country
Pakistan has conveyed to the United States that it will not allow any hot pursuit into its territory, and that any such move would have disastrous consequences for bilateral relations, according to a news report. ANI

Mumtaz Qadri pleads guilty to killing Salmaan Taseer over 'blasphemous' statements
Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri has pleaded guilty before an Anti-Terrorism Court in the Salmaan Taseer murder case, saying that he had killed the then Punjab Governor on January 4 for his 'blasphemous' statements. ANI

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