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One in 10 of the duvet generation feign illness to avoid work
A new study has suggested that young people are 10 times more prone to feigning illness in order to avoid work than their older counterparts. ANI

How a pint-sized hero saved his heavyweight pal from drowning
In a heroic and bizarre act, a pint-sized Brit teenager saved his heavyweight best pal from drowning. ANI

JFK was 'spectacular' at making up shark eating socks stories!
Former US President John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline has revealed that her father was 'spectacular' at making up stories to fascinate people. ANI

Rushing into hair transplants can be disastrous for young men, warns top surgeon
Men should avoid having hair transplants until they are closer to the age of 30, a leading surgeon has warned. ANI

Judge Cherie Blair criticized for letting off drug smuggler
Part-time judge and barrister Cherie Blair has been criticised for not sending a cocaine smuggler to jail. ANI

Ohio man arrested for sex act with inflatable pool raft
A repeat public indecency offender from Ohio has been arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with a pink inflatable swimming pool raft in an alley, police say. ANI

US man arrested for biting pet python twice
A Californian man has been arrested for biting a pet python twice, leaving it seriously hurt, police say. ANI

Octomom's doctor denied temporary reinstatement of his license
The doctor of Nadya "Octomom" Suleman, who begged the court to temporarily return his medical license, saying that he's "barely surviving," has had his plea denied. ANI

Russia to test weather-altering technology in bid to control snow during 2014 Winter Olympics
Russia will test weather-altering technology in an attempt to avert the snowfall during the country's first Winter Olympics in 2014. ANI

Brit bureaucrats using taxpayer-funded credit cards to buy yoga equipments for quango
British bureaucrats have reportedly used taxpayer-funded credit cards to purchase yoga equipments for quangos, along with other accessories. ANI

Original Pink Panther car set to fetch up to œ100K at auction
The original Pink Panther car, which featured in the title credits of the hit children's TV series from 1969 to 1976, is set to fetch up to 100,000 pounds at auction next month. ANI

Chinese couple in steamy clinch end up dangling over edge of rooftop car park
A Chinese couple, who drove to a lay-by on a rooftop car park for a few minutes of intimacy, was left embarrassed when the vehicle they were in ended up dangling over the edge of the building. ANI

Domestic support network helped hijackers carryout 9/11 attack: Report
Individuals who carried out attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, relied heavily on a domestic support network to facilitate the plot, it has emerged. ANI

Bulletproof glass firm boss comes under AK-47 fire to show item 's effectiveness
The owner of a bullet-proof glass company, Texas Armoring, Trent Kimball, let one of his employees shoot at him with an AK 47 rifle to demonstrate his product's effectiveness. ANI

Arizona lawmaker Giffords visits Tucson for 2nd time nearly 8 months after being shot
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made her second trip home to Tucson on Friday, nearly eight months after a gunman shot her in the head during an event with constituents outside a local supermarket. ANI

Chinese hackers to rally peers against cyber theft
China's most prominent hackers plan to issue a call for their peers in the country to steer clear of commercial cyber crime. ANI

Report identifies Malaysia as major transit point for elephant tusk trade
Malaysia has been identified as a' country of concern' for being a major transit point for illegal elephant tusk trade, according to the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS) report. ANI

UN 'increasingly concerned' over Iran's nuclear buildup
The UN's nuclear agency is 'increasingly concerned' over a stream of intelligence information suggesting that Iran is still secretly developing a nuclear payload for a missile. ANI

Chinese tycoon's plan to buy bit of Iceland may fail over 'expansionist agenda' row
Chinese tycoon Huang Nubo's plans to buy a large tract of land in Iceland may hit a roadblock as his scheme is being viewed as a part of China's expansionist agenda. ANI

Revealed, a mysterious US organization that has killed more enemies than CIA since 9/11
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and paramilitary forces may have killed dozens of al-Qaeda leaders and thousands of its foot soldiers, but there is another mysterious organization that has killed even more of America's enemies in the decade since the 9/11 attacks. ANI

Pak Taliban claim responsibility for kidnapping up to 25 children
The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for kidnapping up to 25 boys in retaliation against their parents and tribesmen's support to the Pakistan military in the country's troubled northwest region. ANI

Internet, supermarkets forced shutting down of 2,000 bookshops in UK
Heavy discounting by supermarkets, the rise of internet retailers and the growing popularity of e-readers such as the Kindle have halved the number of bookshops in Britain in the past six years. ANI

An average woman owns 39 shoes to match every outfit
A new survey has found that a typical woman keeps an average of almost 39 shoes at home to match her outfits on every occasion. ANI

Russia offers to invest "millions of dollars" in Af-Pak energy projects
Russia has lamented a lack of progress in joint energy projects of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and offered to invest "millions of dollars" in those projects. ANI

Young UK woman jailed for 7 years for luring white teens to be raped by 3 Asians
A teenage British woman, who plied two young girls with vodka and drugs, and then forced them to have sex with three Asian men, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. ANI

Karachi's business community says unregistered SIMs 'mother of all criminal activities'
Karachi's business community blames mobile phone service providers more than the government for the ever-increasing extortion and 'kidnapping for ransom' cases in the Pakistani city. ANI

First lady Eva Peron accepted stolen treasures to give Nazis refuge in Argentina
The former first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron, allowed Nazis to hide out in her country in exchange for treasures looted from wealthy Jewish families during the Holocaust, a new book has claimed. ANI

Top Libyan rebel negotiator was once 'tortured by CIA before transferring him to Gaddafi jail'
A Libyan rebel military commander negotiating over the future of his country has revealed that he was tortured by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents, accusing him of being an al-Qaeda operative. ANI

America funding Pak journalists in a bid to counter ISI's anti-US propaganda?
The revelation that two Pakistani journalists filing reports home from Washington are quietly drawing their salaries from US State Department funding, through a non-profit intermediary, has raised questions of transparency and also highlights the sophisticated nature of America's efforts to shape its image abroad. ANI

Nawaz says Pak Govt is Zardari's, not that of his political party
Pakistan Muslim League (N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that the incumbent government is not democratic. ANI

Gillard says she is 'not going anywhere' after calls for her to resign
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has declared that she is 'not going anywhere' after reports of some senior Labor Members of Parliament calling her to quit recently emerged. ANI

'Stigmatised' Sindhi women publicly announcing 'free-will' marriages to end harassment
Honour killings and forced marriages in Sindh receive wide attention in the Pakistani media, but what is less known is that that young women from the province frequently publish announcements in Sindhi newspapers, declaring their free-will marriages. ANI

John Cleese rues death of 'no longer English' city London
British actor and comedian John Cleese has said mass immigration has transformed London into a "no longer English" city. ANI

Secret Gaddafi office documents suggest CIA shared close relations with Libyan intelligence service
Secret documents found in Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's abandoned office have revealed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) shared a close relation with the Libyan intelligence service. ANI

Unicef expands 2009 family reunion programme in Sri Lanka
The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has said a project to reunite family members, who were separated in the last phase of Sri Lanka's civil war, is being expanded. ANI

Pak policeman arrested for allegedly trying to rape Chinese woman
A Pakistani police constable has been arrested for allegedly trying to sexually assault a Chinese woman working at the new Islamabad airport project. ANI

James Murdoch declines $6m bonus over NOTW phone hacking scandal
James Murdoch, the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, has declined a six million dollars bonus, in the wake of the 'current controversy' over phone hacking at now defunct British Tabloid News of the World. ANI

Chinese thieves using chopsticks to pickpocket shoppers to avoid fingerprint trail!
A couple of Chinese thieves have added a new dimension to the use of chopsticks by utilising them to pickpocket unwitting shoppers. ANI

'Agents' dupe Malay- Indian retirees of provident fund savings, citizenship
'Agents' have duped many retired Malay- Indians of their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) savings and citizenship by telling them that they could only withdraw their EPF savings by giving up their citizenship. ANI

Anti-Gaddafi fighters claim knowing about his hideout
Anti-Gaddafi fighters have reportedly said they know the location where Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is hiding, insisting that they will reveal it later. ANI

Death toll from rain-related incidents in Sindh rises to 66: NDMA
The death toll from rain-related incidents in Pakistan's Sindh province has risen to 66, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Zafar Qadir has said. ANI

No new jobs created in US in August: Labor Department
The United States has not added net new jobs in August, according to the Department of Labor's key non-farm payrolls figures. ANI

Fear of terror attacks among Americans hits 10-year low since 9/11 strikes
A new poll has shown that the fear of a terror attacks among Americans has hit to the lowest level since 9/11 strikes but their trust in the US government's ability to defend the nation is weak. ANI

Blair likened dealing with Brown to 'dental treatment with no anaesthetic': Darling
Former UK prime minister Tony Blair found Gordon Brown so difficult to work with, that he said 'dealing with him was like having dental treatment with no anaesthetic', former British chancellor Alistair Darling will reveal in his memoirs to be published next week. ANI

Pakistani man arrested in US for allegedly supporting LeT
A Pakistani man living in the United States has been charged with supporting the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials have said. ANI

Hitler's Eagle Nest teahouse now a tourist hotspot in Germany
Adolf Hitler's teahouse at the top of a Bavarian mountain has become one of the most visited sites in Germany. ANI

Algerian President refuses to take Gaddafi's call to avoid asylum request
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has reportedly refused to take Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's call to avoid the latter's request of granting him asylum in that country. ANI

4 suspected LulzSec, Anonymous hackers arrested in UK
Four men linked to hacker groups Anonymous and Lulz Security have reportedly been arrested in the UK. ANI

Assange could face arrest in Australia over unredacted US diplomatic cables
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could face arrest in his native Australia as a result of the organization's decision to publish its entire cache of 251,000 unredacted US diplomatic cables. ANI

'Indo-Pak confidence-building measures "will help inoculate Islamabad from extremists"'
The strongest case for moving Indo-Pak dialogue forward is to "improve prospects for Pakistan's future", a US-based think tank has said. ANI

Militant wings in Pak political parties won't be tolerated: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has warned that militant wings in any political party will not be tolerated at all. ANI

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