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Bristol Palin's ex doesn't 'feel like a dad' to their son
Bristol Palin's former boyfriend Levi Johnston has said that he doesn't "feel like a dad" to his first son, Tripp with the former Alaskan Governor's daughter. ANI

Shocking extent of abused women across Britain revealed for first time
For the first time ever the number of women and children being forced out of their homes across Britain due to vicious relationships has been revealed, which has raised new concerns regarding the impact of council funding cuts on local refuges. ANI

Gilani's lawyer questions Pak SC bench's eligibility to hear contempt of court case
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan has questioned the Supreme Court bench's eligibility to hear the contempt of court case. ANI

Michelle Obama shows of exercise prowess during fitness session
Michelle Obama showed off her exercise skills, as she took on multiple sets of jumping jacks, burpees, push-ups and sit-ups in an episode of 'The Biggest Loser'. ANI

Three Quetta- based missing persons produced before Pak SC
Three missing persons from Quetta were reportedly produced before the Pakistan Supreme Court today. ANI

Almost 90 pct people 'stopped, frisked' by NYPD were black or Hispanic
Nearly 90 percent of US citizens who were 'stopped and frisked' by New York Police Department officials in 2011 were either black or Hispanic, while just nine percent of them were white, a report has revealed. ANI

Imran Khan pandering to extremist agendas instead of weaning them away: Article
Imran Khan- led Pakistan Tehrik- e Insaaf (PTI) is seemingly pandering to the hateful extremist agendas instead of weaning them away, an article in a Pakistan daily has said. ANI

'Fit' Mugabe back to Zimbabwe from Singapore
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who was believed to be fighting for his life in a Singapore hospital, has returned to his home country. ANI

Oz-origin activist claims Sri Lankan govt agents 'kidnapped, sexually tortured' him
An Australian man, who was allegedly abducted in Sri Lanka last weekend, has claimed that the Colombo government abducted him, and sexually tortured him during his three-day detention. ANI

China bans web celebrities from appearing on TV shows
China has reportedly banned web celebrities and people involved in scandals from appearing as guests on television shows. ANI

Putin accepts 2 -term prez limit in principle, but refuses to impose it on himself
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has told parliament that it would be "reasonable" to bar anyone from serving more than two terms as president, but has firmly rejected imposing any such limit on himself. ANI

UK Met Police to re-probe black bus driver's death amid racism allegations
The United Kingdom's Metropolitan Police will re- investigate the mysterious death of a black bus driver whose charred remains were discovered under a railway arch following racism claims in the first inquiry. ANI

Martin Luther King was shot dead for 62K-pound reward from Ku Klux Klan
Martin Luther King was shot dead because his assassin was lured by a 62,000-pound bounty that had been placed on his head by the Ku Klux Klan, a new book has claimed. ANI

Ijaz rejects Haqqani's claim of requesting RIM for BlackBerry data
Pakistan-American businessman, Mansoor Ijaz, a key respondent in the MemoGate scandal, has rejected former ambassador to US Husain Haqqani's claim of requesting Research In Motion (RIM) for his BlackBerry data. ANI

Romney fails in attempt to target Obama on women's issues
US presidential contender and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has failed in an attempt to target President Barack Obama on women' issues, as his allegations that 92.3 percent of all jobs lost during Barack Obama's tenure have been lost by women, has been dubbed as 'false' ANI

Pak's linking opening of NATO lines to ending drone strikes 'untenable': Editorial
An editorial in a Pakistan daily has called for de-linking the proposal of ending drone strikes with the re-opening of NATO supply routes that have been shut since the deadly November 26 airstrike, saying that Pakistan-US ties are far too vital to be held hostage by political demagoguery. ANI

No mention of foreign spies, use of airbases by foreigners in Pak US ties review
The recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) do not contain clauses regarding American operatives and defence contractors operating on Pakistani soil and a complete ban on the use of the country's airbases by foreigners. ANI

Gingrich slams Fox News for 'pro-Romney bias' from beginning of presidential fight
White House Republican contender Newt Gingrich has slammed Fox News, saying the American news channel has been biased towards former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight. ANI

Dozens of youths under age 20 die from work-related injuries each year
Researchers have called for better safety standards for young workers, who are vulnerable to work-related injuries. ANI

'Dead' baby found alive in morgue coffin after 12 hrs
A stillborn baby girl in Argentina was discovered breathing 12 hours after she was buried in a coffin. ANI

United States p*rn filmmaker cheers Rick Santorum exit
Republican presidential nominee hopeful Rick Santorum exit from the White House race was cheered by the United States p*rn film industry. ANI

Egyptian ultra barred from Presidential election over parent's dual citizenship can stand for poll
An Egyptian court has ruled that an ultra-conservative preacher is eligible to contest in the upcoming Presidential election, saying there are no documents to prove his mother is a US citizen. ANI

Saif Gaddafi expresses preference 'to be tried in Libya' even if it leads to execution
Slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif-al Islam has said that he wants to face trial for alleged crimes in his home country and not in the International Criminal Court in The Hague. ANI

Coffin in Jerusalem tomb 'may hint at Jesus' resurrection'
'Jesus Tomb' debate has gone a step further with archaeologist working in Jerusalem finding human bone boxes and inscription on an ancient coffin lid that says 'Divine Jehovah, raise up'. ANI

Ex-French President Mitterrand 'ended life assisted by euthanasia' reveals book
Former French President Francois Mitterrand was given a fatal intravenous injection to end his life at his own request, according to a new book. ANI

Dubai passenger alleges fraud by IndiGo over cancellation without prior notice
A Dubai-based passenger is alleging fraud against Indian airline IndiGo after his online bookings for two flights were cancelled for what he slammed as dodgy reasons. ANI

Philippines warns of defending itself if attacked by Chinese vessels in South China Sea
The Philippines has warned that it would defend itself if attacked following a standoff between a Philippine warship and two Chinese surveillance vessels over fishing rights in the South China Sea. ANI

Nepal Army takes over control of Maoist camps, completes peace process
Nepalese soldiers have taken over the control of former Maoist rebels camps, as part of securing peace six years after the end of civil war in Nepal ANI

Focused on being governor, not vice presidential nominee: Jindal
Indian-origin Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, who has supported Mitt Romney as presidential nominee, has made it clear that he is focused on being governor and not the Republican vice presidential nominee. ANI

Pak SC slams spy agencies over prisoners' miserable condition
The Pakistan Supreme Court has expressed anger over the miserable condition of seven Adiala Jail prisoners, who are detained in an internment centre in Landikotal and issued notices in this regard to the attorney general, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) advocate general and counsel for the ISI and MI to submit their replies by today. ANI

Gilani confers status of minister to ambassador to US Sherry Rehman
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has conferred the status of a federal minister on the country's ambassador to the United States, Sherry Rehman. ANI

Family of Indian journo stranded in Oman fighting legal battle against 'unfair dismissal'
The family of an Indian journalist in Oman, who is fighting a court battle for an year against his alleged unfair dismissal, is stranded without visas as the newspaper he worked for did not renew residence visas of his wife and two young children. ANI

No one could breathe for 30-35 mins' while watching bin Laden raid: Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reveled how she and the fellow White House officials were so astonished while watching live footage of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden that they "could not breathe for 30-35 minutes." ANI

South Korea's ruling party wins parliamentary polls
South Korea's ruling Saenuri party has won a majority of seats in the parliamentary elections. ANI

North Plains Acquires Xinet -- Brings Together Best-in-Class Solutions to Manage Rich Media Throughout the Entire Lifecycle
At the Telescope User Group (TUG) Conference, North Plains, the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM), today announced that it has acquired Xinet. This acquisition combines two best-of-breed DAM companies to address the broader rich media management needs of creative workgroups, marketing departments and enterprises Business Wire India

X-Rite Announces New i1Pro 2 Professional Color Management Solutions for Photo, Pre-press, Publishing and Digital Printing Markets
X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, announces its new portfolio of i1 Professional Color Management Solutions which now include a redesigned i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer. Business Wire India

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