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Oz politician Kristina Keneall fuming after being likened to Kim Kardashian
New South Wales' top politician, Kristina Keneally has been left "hurt and distressed" after she was compared to Kim Kardashian in a newspaper, her husband has revealed. ANI

Krishna to pay a two-day visit to Tajikistan from Monday
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna will leave for Tajikistan on Monday on a two-day visit. ANI

Duchess Kate mocked as gold-digger by Chinese tourism chiefs
Chinese tourism chiefs have sparked outrage after mocking the Duchess of Cambridge as a gold-digger in a promotional video. ANI

Queen Victoria's mourning outfit goes under the hammer
A mourning dress worn by Queen Victoria following the death of her husband Prince Albert is all set to be auctioned off in Derbyshire. ANI

5.5-magnitude quake hits Myanmar-India border region
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Myanmar-India border region at 2012-07-1 04:13:52 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ANI

Pakistan needs to decide that it cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds
An editorial in a Pakistan newspaper has called on the Pakistan Government to stop its clandestine state patronage of the Afghan Taliban. ANI

Netanyahu calls on Morsi to honor Israel-Egypt peace treaty
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appealed to Egypt's new president Mohamed Morsi to honor the 1978 peace treaty between the two nations, officials told Xinhua Sunday. ANI

5 killed as roadside bomb hits passenger bus in E. Afghanistan
At least five people were killed and 18 others injured Sunday morning when a roadside bomb blast hit a passenger bus in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni, an official said. ANI

Iran ready to confront Western oil embargo: minister
Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi said the Islamic republic is fully ready to confront the West's sanctions on the country's oil industry, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday. ANI

Japan restarts first nuclear reactor after Fukushima crisis
Japan on Sunday will restart a reactor at the Oi nuclear power plant in western Japan, marking the first such move since last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster forced all of its reactors to be shut down for checkup. ANI

Iran not to give up its "inalienable" rights to nuclear technology: lawmaker
An Iranian lawmaker said the Islamic republic will never give up its "inalienable" rights to nuclear technology, the Press TV reported Sunday. ANI

Johns Hopkins University offers MPH degree program in India
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be offering a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program in Jaipur, India, beginning in fall 2012, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR). ANI

Syrian official paper says Geneva meeting brings nothing new
A Syrian government-owned daily said Sunday that the Action Group meeting on the Syrian crisis held one day earlier in Geneva brought nothing new. ANI

Islamist fighters in Mali destroy Timbuktu shrines
Islamist fighters in Mali have damaged shrines of Muslim saints in the city of Timbuktu. ANI

Cameron hints at referendum on UK's future role in EU
British Prime Minister David Cameron has opened the door to having a referendum on UK's future in the European Union, saying any changes would need 'full-hearted support'. ANI

US urges China 'not to censor Internet, respect press freedom'
American officials have reportedly asked China not to censor its Internet after the government blocked access to Bloomberg's website. ANI

UN observers proposed in Afghanistan following NATO withdrawal from country
Two former diplomats, an Indian and an American, have proposed to deploy United Nations observers in Afghanistan to keep a watch on its borders with neighbouring countries as US-led NATO forces withdraw from the war-torn country. ANI

Tony Blair 'misses being UK prime minister'
Former British prime minister Tony Blair has said he missed being the leader of the country, and has reiterated his desire to come back to frontline politics, according to a report. ANI

Pak must lunch serious probe into Mumbai attacks to prevent further global isolation: Report
If Pakistan wants to avoid being a completely isolated country it has no choice, but to launch a serious investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks and punish those who were involved in the heinous act, according to a report. ANI

New US spy satellite launched by world's most powerful rocket
A new spy satellite launched into orbit on a secret mission for the U.S. military on Friday, roaring spaceward atop the world's most powerful rocket in use. ANI

Pippa Middleton sparks reconciliation rumours with ex Alex Loudon
Pippa Middleton is believed to have rekindled her romance with her former boyfriend Alex Loudon after she was spotted leaving his home last week. ANI

Pakistan to host one-day series against Australia in UAE
Pakistan will play a one-day series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates that starts in August, a senior Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official has said. ANI

Sikhs protest against sexual exploitation of community women by UK Muslims gangs
Dozens of far-right English Defence League (EDL) have joined protests by radical Sikhs in the town of Luton, which is about 50 km north of London, furious about the way young women in their communities are being sexually exploited and groomed by British-Pakistani Muslims. ANI

Major NATO military operations against Taliban near Pak border on anvil
NATO forces have stepped up operations against the Taliban, and are making full preparations for a major military action against the militant group near Pakistan border. ANI

Pak PM Ashraf says 'law and order is provincial issue, cannot involve army'
Newly elected Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Parvaiz Ashraf has said that the law and order situation in Sindh is a provincial issue, and added that the army cannot be sent everywhere. ANI

Nine in ten Pakistanis dissatisfied with country's state of affairs: Survey
Nearly nine in ten people in Pakistan are dissatisfied with the country's state of the affairs and the direction it has taken, according to a survey. ANI

Working mums 'chronically exhausted insomniacs' hoping for simpler lives
Working mothers are chronically exhausted, stressed parents who lie awake at night worrying about bulging to-do lists, a new research has revealed. ANI

International talks on Syria end without decision on Assad's future role
An international conference has reportedly accepted a UN-brokered peace plan for Syria, but left open the key question of whether and how the country's President Bashar al-Assad would have to step aside. ANI

97 pct Pakistanis oppose US drone attacks: Report
A majority of people in Pakistan believe that the U.S. drone strikes have a negative impact on the country, according to a survey. ANI

Imran Khan polled Pakistan's most popular leader
Imran Khan, the Chairman of the Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been voted as the most popular leader in the country, according to a new survey. ANI

Al-Qaeda planning terror attack on US airline: Report
Al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), is planning to launch an attack on an American airliner, a British paper, citing intelligence sources, has claimed. ANI

Pak PM says won't let "first-class president" bow to "third-class magistrate" over Swiss letter
Newly elected Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has made it clear that his government would also not write a letter to Swiss authorities to open graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. ANI

Murdered Brit-Indian bride's family outraged over cruel 'killer holiday' T-shirts
The father of honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani has expressed anger over selling of T-shirts carrying an objectionable slogan referring to the gruesome murder of the Indian-origin bride. ANI

4 killed, 2 injured in U.S. drone strike in NW Pakistan
At least four people were killed and two others injured when U.S. drones fired two missiles at a house suspected of a militant hideout in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan on Sunday morning, reported local Urdu TV channel ARY. ANI

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