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12-year-old sister of Britain’s youngest mom pregnant

12-year-old sister of Britain’s youngest mom pregnant

London, May 5 (IANS) The younger sister of Britain's youngest mother has fallen pregnant at age 12 and nobody it seems is very surprised.

The schoolgirl told her shocked friends that she was pregnant, but later said she had suffered a miscarriage, The Sun reported Wednesday.

The girl, now 13, shared the

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Uttar Pradesh cops can be Good Samaritans too

Uttar Pradesh cops can be Good Samaritans too

Hamirpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 4 (IANS) They may have a heartless image but the suffering of others moves them too. Police in this Uttar Pradesh district have begun adopting abandoned elderly people they come across during their visits to villages and pay for their upkeep from their own salary too.

'From

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Joint bank accounts losing their shine

Joint bank accounts losing their shine

London, May 3 (IANS) Joint bank accounts, which newly weds used to open almost immediately after getting married, are losing their appeal as 'most people like to have their 'own' money to spend without having to -justify it to another person', a new study in Britain has revealed.

The survey by

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Terrorism forces many Assam women into prostitution

Terrorism forces many Assam women into prostitution

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Decades of violent insurgency in Assam have forced many women, including homemakers, to take to prostitution after their husbands or close family members were killed or maimed in terror attacks. The busting of a sex racket here bears testimony to this.

During her questioning by city police,

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Advertisment mocks short Sarkozy

Advertisment mocks short Sarkozy

London, April 28 (IANS) 'Be like Madame Bruni, take a small French model', says an advertisement that mocks President Nicolas Sarkozy's short stature and has caused a stir in France.

Sixt, a German car hire firm, has urged customers to rent a small Citroen C3 hatchback through the advertising

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Nudists ban clothes on British island

Nudists ban clothes on British island

London, April 27 (IANS) Nudists banned clothes over the weekend on a British island that is famous as the site from where Marconi sent the first ever radio message across water over 100 years back.

British Naturism members from across the country arrived at Flat Holm Island in the Bristol Channel

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New Zealand couple served blood-soaked burger

New Zealand couple served blood-soaked burger

Auckland, April 24 (IANS) A couple ordered burgers at a popular restaurant chain here and were shocked to find one of them soaked with human blood, a media report said Saturday.

Tim Hughley noticed the blood at the Westgate Burger King restaurant in West Auckland when his wife Rachel was about

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Egypt discovers 2,000-year-old bronze coins

Cairo, April 23 (IANS) Archaeologists have discovered bronze coins dating back to the era of King Ptolemy III Euergetes who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C., a media report said.

An Egyptian archaeological team has found 383 bronze coins in northern Qaroun Lake in Fayoum, 80 km southwest of Cairo,

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Traditional parasols vanishing from Varanasi’s ghats

Traditional parasols vanishing from Varanasi’s ghats

Varanasi, April 20 (IANS) The faded parasols dotting the banks of the Ganga in this Hindu holy city for years, under whose ample shade priests received their clients or tourists sat for a bit of idle chatter, may soon become a thing of the past.

The bamboo parasols, or chhatris,

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Your best friends are in your family

Your best friends are in your family

London, April 17 (IANS) When it comes to finding a shoulder to cry on or share your worries, family relations come first and then friends, a study has found.

The study showed that a typical close friendship lasts 18 years with most best friends meeting at school, work or university. But

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