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German tabloid Bild to abolish front page pics of nude women
Bild has decided to end its 28-year-old tradition of publishing photos of n*ked women on its front page. ANI

Mitt Romney's campaign trail playlist unveiled
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney revealed Friday on Facebook what songs he listens to on campaign trail. ANI

Rolls Royce converted to hold champagne bar and DJ booth
A Dutch designer has created the world's flashiest Rolls-Royce, complete with its own champagne bar and DJ booth, and it's proving to be quite a head-turner at parties. ANI

BBC news presenter 'caught napping' during live bulletin
A BBC news presenter was seen napping at his desk during the live broadcast of a breakfast show. ANI

US at risk of 'full scale' cyber-attack by terrorists, warn intelligence experts
An eventual full-scale cyber-attack on the U.S. by a terrorist organization is "a certitude," and "cyberterrorists" are utilizing technology to steal money and move it around to finance their operations, a former senior intelligence official has warned. ANI

New poll suggests 73 pct Americans 'very concerned' over foreign debt
A new poll in the United States has suggested that nearly three-quarters of Americans are very concerned with the amount of U.S. debt held by other countries. ANI

Iran may have failed to declare some nuke facilities to UN: IAEA chief
International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano has said that Iran has not been forthcoming about its nuclear program and may have failed to declare some facilities to the UN. ANI

Gaddafi's son ordered to hand over œ10m UK mansion to new Libyan government
Former Libyan ruler Colonel Gaddafi's son has been ordered to hand over his 10 million pound UK house to the new government of the country. ANI

'Ex Indian-origin Rutgers student never spoke against homosexuality, claim witnesses
Former Indian -origin Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi never spoke against homosexuality, seven defence witnesses have claimed. ANI

Imran's party to appeal to SC for 'corrupt opposition leaders' disqualification'
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is reportedly preparing for a legal battle against its rivals, by seeking their disqualification from parliament. ANI

US army warns soldiers against tagging Facebook photographs to keep location secret
The US army has warned soldiers against posting photographs on Facebook that could disclose their location to the enemy and put their lives at risk. ANI

Pak house where Osama lived in 2004 up for rent for 150 pounds
A smart house in a Pakistani town, just over 20 miles north of Islamabad, where Osama bin Laden and his family lived in 2004 before shifting to their Abbottabad compound, is all set to be rented out for 150 pounds per month. ANI

Protests at Cambridge University against Strauss-Kahn's union speech
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn had to be bundled through a side door as a crowd of 200 student protesters objected to his speech at the Cambridge University Union. ANI

Creating life's building blocks in space may be a bit like making sandwich
A new study on meteorites has revealed that there is more than one way to make crucial components of life in space. ANI

Pakistan bans country's largest extremist group Ahle Sunnah Wal Jamaat
Pakistan's largest Islamic extremist group Ahle Sunnah Wal Jamaat has described the government's move to ban the group as preposterous. ANI

'Detained' Tibetan activist's wife blames oppressive China for self-immolation protests
The wife of detained Tibetan documentary maker Dhondup Wangchen broke down in New York as she blamed the Chinese government for the series of self-immolations by protesters in her homeland. ANI

American Airlines jet halted after flight attendant's 'ranting' about 9/11
A Chicago-bound American Airlines jet was halted just before take off after a flight attendant began "ranting" about 9/11, claiming that the plane was about to crash. ANI

KPMG's accountancy staff told their jobs are at risk via voicemail
Hundreds of workers in the accountancy branch of consultancy firm KPMG- once hailed as one of the 'best big companies to work for' - have been told by a pre-recorded message that their jobs could be at risk. ANI

Assad firmly in control of Syria: US intelligence officials
President Bashar al-Assad is firmly in control of the situation in Syria even after a year long uprising and is increasingly willing to use militaries on opposition groups, according to senior US intelligence officials. ANI

Senior Palestinian leader among 10 killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza
At least 10 Palestinians, including a senior Palestinian militant leader, were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza. ANI

Imran calls on Pak leaders who got funds from ISI to quit politics
Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf Chief Imran Khan has said leaders who received funds from secret agencies like the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) should quit politics, adding that he would have done the same had he been charged with such a crime. ANI

Taliban kill at least seven Pakistani soldiers in North Waziristan
At least seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in the terrorist stronghold of North Waziristan when the Taliban ambushed a military convoy on Friday, officials have said. ANI

'Pasha's exit as ISI chief a relief for US intelligence community'
There is a growing sense in the US that the exit of General Shuja Pasha as the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief would come as a relief for the American intelligence community. ANI

New ISI chief General Zaheer-ul Islam vows to overcome prevailing challenges in Pakistan
The newly-appointed Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lieutenant General Zaheer-ul Islam, has vowed to give his best to serve Pakistan and take up the challenges to overcome the ongoing difficulties. ANI

'Judgement Day' preacher admits his predictions were wrong
A Northern California preacher, who spent millions last year to publicize his message of impending global destruction, has acknowledged his apocalyptic prophecy was wrong. ANI

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