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Nicolas Sarkozy forced to hide in bar by mob of angry protestors
French President Nicolas Sarkozy hid in a bar when a mob of protesters pelted him with stones and eggs and threatened to beat him up, during his re-election campaign. ANI

Sarah Palin spoofs 'Game Change' in 2-minute trailer
Sarah Palin has released a trailer mocking HBO's new movie 'Game Change' in which Julianne Moore plays the former Alaska governor. ANI

I want a real job, says Princess Beatrice
Princess Beatrice wants to be a career-woman and find a job for herself after declining the chance to undertake royal duties for the Queen. ANI

New York man gets 27 years for attempting to join Al Qaeda
A federal court in Brooklyn has sentenced a New York resident to 27 years in prison for attempting to join al-Qaeda to avenge Muslim abuse. ANI

Britain's tallest horse set to perform at Queen's Diamond Jubliee parade
Britain's tallest horse is being trained to be a Drum Horse so that he can participate in the Queen's Diamond Jubliee celebrations in June. ANI

PM Noda says Japan has learnt key lessons from Fukushima nuke disaster
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told reporters here on Saturday that Japan has learned some key lessons from last year's tsunami and earthquake, as also from the disastrous radioactive leak in the nuclear reactors in Fukushima prefecture. ANI

China all set for its first ever manned space docking
China is all set to undertake its first ever manned space docking after completing the assembly work of its upgraded carrier rocket. ANI

Webcam spying case: Clementi's date grilled in court
A lawyer representing former Indian -origin Rutgers student grilled a witness about his relationship with gay student Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide after he came to know that his tryst had been web- streamed. ANI

China cuts holdings of US government bonds
China has made the first annual diminution in its holdings of US Treasury bonds in ten years. ANI

Violent relationships during pregnancy 'may be harmful for good parenting'
Couples who are married or living together will probably have more trouble parenting as a team if they have been violent towards one another during pregnancy, a new study has claimed. ANI

Perception and work-life balance may help prevent on-the-job injury
A worker's perception of safety at workplace and the work-life balance established by businesses has an important impact on workplace safety, a new study has suggested. ANI

UK Police invite private security firms to bid for probing crimes
Two of England's largest forces, the West Midlands Police and Surrey Police have invited bids from private security companies to investigate some crimes and patrol neighbourhoods under plans being drawn up for the England and Wales police force ANI

Pak PM Gilani says he's not going anywhere
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that he is going no where, and that his government would present its fifth budget in May. ilani stressed the need for all institutions of the state to work within the ambit of the constitution. ANI

Obama's birth certificate added to Facebook Timeline
President Barack Obama switched to Facebook's new Timeline feature on Thursday, and one of the images it included was his birth certificate on the Obama campaign's "Made in the USA" coffee mug. ANI

Suu Kyi ill after rally, consults doctor
Myanmar's Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi has consulted a doctor after feeling sick at a large campaign rally. ANI

One soldier killed, three wounded in Yemen suicide bomber attack
At least one person has been killed and three soldiers were wounded in a suicide bomber attack on an army camp in a central town, a Yemeni security official has said. ANI

China to broaden international cooperation with more foreign visits
China intends to expand international cooperation through continued high-level visits to foreign countries, the country's top political advisor, Jia Qinglin, revealed on Saturday. ANI

Obama thanks college student for backing his birth control policy
U.S. President Barack Obama has thanked a Georgetown University law student for publicly backing his regulations on mandating contraception coverage in an election year fight over the administration's birth control policy. ANI

Time to get rid of 'strategic depth' hangover on Pak-Afghan ties: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said she hopes for a relationship with Afghanistan based on trust and called for leaving behind the past associated with interference in that country and support for the Taliban. ANI

Cuba releases photographs showing Venezuelan President Chavez recuperating from cancer
Cuba has released photographs showing Venezuelan President ugo Chavez smiling and chatting with former leader Fidel Castro after undergoing surgery for malignant tumour. ANI

US obstructed data BlackBerry chat verification over memo issue: Ijaz
Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the key man in the Memo Gate scandal, has said that the Obama administration had blocked the validation of his BlackBerry set that he had used for chatting with former ambassador Husain Haqqani. ANI

Santorum leading White House race in Ohio with 35% votes: Poll
A new poll has shown former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum leading by 35 percent to 31 percent over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in Ohio for the White House race. ANI

Five U.S. troops involved in burning of Koran incident last month: Report
Five American soldiers were directly involved in the burning of KoranS at an American base late last month, a joint US-Afghan probe has found. ANI

Romney projecting himself as physician for ailing US
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is trying to project himself as primary care physician for an ailing nation in the run-up to the 2012 presidential race. ANI

Haqqani to appear before Memo Gate commission on March 15
The Memo Gate commission has asked former Pakistan ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani to appear before it on March 15. ANI

7 people injured after suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a NATO convoy in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar on Friday, wounding seven people including four soldiers, an official has revealed. ANI

US Special Forces working in India to contain LeT, says military official
The United States had its Special Forces in India and is working with the Indians to contain the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a senior American military official told a congressional panel. ANI

US slaps sanctions on Taliban top bomb-maker
The US Treasury has slapped sanctions on an alleged top bomb-maker of the Taliban to further cut off his and the Afghan insurgency's access to financial support. ANI

Israel has right to defend itself against Iran: Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stressed that his country has the right to defend itself against Iran, which he claimed, is working for Israel's destruction. ANI

Both Gaddafi forces, anti-Gaddafi protestors committed war crimes in Libya: UN report
Both forces loyal to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and opposition fighters committed war crimes during the conflict in the Arab country last year, a United Nations report has said. ANI

Obama warns US is 'not bluffing' on considering military action against Iran
US President Barack Obama has warned that he is "not bluffing" on the issue of considering military action against Iran to prevent that country from developing a nuclear bomb. ANI

Cameron accuses Syria of perpetrating 'medieval barbarity'
British Prime Minister David Cameron has accused Syria of perpetrating "medieval barbarity" and called on the international community to condemn mass killings in the country. ANI

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