Washington, July 12 : Alina Kovalevskaya, a real-life Mattell doll who claims that she has never gone under the knife, has revealed that she is not in talking terms with the controversial human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova .
The 21-year-old who resides in Odessa, Ukraine said that she looked like a doll with big eyes, little nose, small plump lips and a meter long hair, Us Magazine reported.
Kovalevskaya who was once friends with Valeria said that she ceased to communicate with her rival because of misunderstanding and added that Valeria was not a person with whom she would like to talk to or even be friends.
New York, July 12 : Newly uncovered With House tapes have revealed that Richard Nixon had a relatively progressive attitude towards the gay community.
The 37th president of US admitted in the audio recordings posted by Vanity Fair, that gays are "born that way" but also called being homosexual "a problem", the New York Post reported.
Nixon said that he was the most tolerant person when it came to gay rights but also feared that being too tolerant could mean the fall of civilizations, just like the Romans and Greeks.
New York, July 11 - Human Rights Watch has said that Pakistan should take immediate steps to improve the healthcare needs of thousands of displaced people in violence-hit North Waziristan province.
Shortage of sanitation facilities, healthcare and potable water in the city of Bannu in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp had increased the risk of communicable diseases, said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Pakistan Country Representative.
Houston - Six members of a family, including four children were killed by a lone gunman following a domestic dispute here on Thursday as police pieced together details of the latest horrific shooting rampage in the United States.
Ron Lee Haskell, 33, the capital-murder suspect in the shooting deaths of six members of a family at their Spring home apparently posed as a delivery man to gain entry to the house, police said.
He was wearing a FedEx pullover shirt when he arrived at the home said Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman.
Washington: US President Barack Obama has appealed to the Republican leadership of the Congress to pass the comprehensive immigration reform to address successfully in future problems like the current humanitarian crisis on the country's Southern border with Mexico.
"In the long run, the best way to truly address this problem is for the House of Representatives to pass legislation fixing our broken immigration system, which would include funding for additional thousands of Border Patrol agents," Obama said.
Washington: Expressing concern over reports that NSA and FBI monitored emails of prominent Muslim- Americans under procedures intended to target terrorists and spies, a coalition of South Asian organisations has appealed to the US to end surveillance on "innocent" community members.
The National Coalition of South Asian Organisations (NCSO), in a statement, said that it was deeply troubled by the reports that the US security agencies have engaged in surveillance of Muslim-American civic and civil rights leaders , including Indian and Pakistani Americans.
Los Angeles: Flight delays can make passengers grumpy but not when the pilot orders pizzas for them as a treat.
That is exactly what a Frontier Airlines pilot did, when the airline's plane bound for the Mile High City, Colorado, from Washington was diverted after thunderstorms and lightning pummeled the Denver area.
Gerhard Bradner, the captain of the Airbus A320, ordered 50 pizzas -- enough for the whole plane -- when severe thunderstorms on Monday forced the plane to divert to southern Wyoming. He paid out of his own pocket for the pizzas.
Washington, July 9 - The former President of the United States (U. S.) Warren G. Harding carried on a sensational correspondence with his mistress in a selection of love letters, it has been revealed.
The spicy love letters, that have been released by the New York Times, detail Harding's year-long affair with his one time neighbor Carrie Fulton Phillips, People Magazine reported.
Washington, July 8 : A recent study has revealed that teen dating is taking a violent turn as 1 in every 6 youngsters reports act of physical violence.
A survey carried out by University of Michigan Medical School of more than 4,000 adolescent patients ageing 14 to 20 seeking emergency care, indicated that dating violence was common and affected both genders.
The study Found out that those with depression, or a history of using drugs or alcohol, had a higher likelihood to act as the aggressor or victim.
Washington, July 7 - The Republican National Committee (RNC) is selling George W. Bush's t-shirts in a new fundraising pitch emblazoned with a picture of the former president next to the caption that says, "I MISS W."
A page on the RNC's website where users can buy the shirt explains that the former US president led their nation through some of the most challenging moments of their nation's history and they missed him and his leadership, CBS News reported.
Washington/New York, July 7 - The Transportation Security Administration in the United States has tightened security restrictions further for passengers taking international flights into the country in view of an anticipated terror strike.
According to a CNN report, passengers will now have to pass their cell phones and other electronic devices through additional inspection before boarding planes.
Washington, July 6 - China reportedly showed off a mock-up of its next-generation nuclear-powered attack submarine at its submarine academy, People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in Qingdao, China.
With this move, speculations are rife about China investing heavily on advanced submarines. According to The Washington Post, the show may just be a means of inspiring students at the academy. However; it also added that the move may also signify PLAN's preparation to bring out its next generation submarines.
Washington, July 03 - Thirty-three percent of American voters have voted President Barack Obama as the worst President since the Second World War in a poll. Only eight percent of voters voted Obama as the best in the list that included George W. Bush, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and others.
Released on Wednesday, the poll conducted by Quinnipac University revealed that Bush followed Obama closely as the second-worst at 28 percent. On the other hand, Nixon came third in the list with 13 percent of the votes.
New York, July 3 - At least 142 Pakistanis arrested in police sweeps in Sri Lanka in June 2014 are being detained and are at risk of deportation, Human Rights Watch said today.
It further said that the Sri Lankan controller general of immigration should not deport members of Pakistani minority groups until the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has had full access to them and determined their need for international protection.
Washington: Barack Obama is the worst US President since World War II, 33 per cent of Americans have said in a new poll released today which gave negative grades for him for his handling of key issues like the economy, foreign policy, terrorism, heatlhcare and environment.
America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election, 45 per cent of voters say, while 38 per cent say the country would be worse off, according to the Quinnipiac University National Poll.