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Kerry Katona thought she was an alien

Kerry Katona thought she was an alienLondon, April 29 : Former Atomic Kitten Kerry Katona thought she was an alien during her five-year struggle with bipolar disorder.

The singer, who was at the Oxford Union with hubby Mark Croft to deliver a talk, revealed the effects the manic depression had on her.

"I sat on the bed and said, `Mark, I'm an alien' - and I really thought I was an alien," the Sun quoted her as saying.

"I didn't brush my teeth for a week. It's part of my personality," she added.

Woody Allen wins early round in ad case

Woody Allen wins early round in ad caseLondon, Apr 29 : Filmmaker Woody Allen has won the latest round of his bitter legal battle against clothing firm American Apparel after the judge ruled that he doesn't have to prove the company''s advertisements are "sleazy".

The 73-year-old director had sued the clothing giants for 6.9 million pounds last year, and claimed they used his likeness on billboards without his consent.

He also branded them "sexually gross, in a witless and infantile way".

Bangladesh charges British charity chief with financing terrorism

Bangladesh charges British charity chief with financing terrorism Dhaka - Investigators Tuesday formally charged the head of a British charity and 10 Bangladeshi agents with financing terrorism in the guise of operating a religious school in Bangladesh. A court in southern Bhola district accepted the report on last month's cache of arms recovered from a madrassa (religious school) and orphanage run by the Green Crescent charity, accusing its voluntary organisation head Faisal Mostafa and his 10 Bangladeshi associates.

Lockerbie bomber launches appeal over 'miscarriage of justice'

Lockerbie bomber launches appeal over 'miscarriage of justice'London - A Libyan man jailed for life for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing in which 270 people died launched an appeal against his conviction Tuesday claiming that he suffered a "miscarriage of justice."Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, 57, claims that his 2001 conviction by a special court in Camp Zeist in the Netherlands for the bombing of an American airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie was based on "wholly circumstantial evidence."

Now, a ''book vending machine'' that can print 540-page book in 9 mins!

Now, a ''book vending machine'' that can print 540-page book in 9 mins!London, April 28: It may take several months for an average reader to complete ‘Crime and Punishment’, but a copy of the book can be printed in just nine minutes, thanks to Britain''s first ‘book vending machine’.

The Daily Telegraph ordered a freshly bound edition of Fyodor Dostoevsky''s classic, which was one of the first tomes to drop out of the Espresso Book Machine when it opened for business for the first time yesterday.

Gustave Flaubert''s ‘Madame Bovary’ makes online debut

Gustave Flaubert''s ‘Madame Bovary’ makes online debutLondon Apr 28 : The final manuscript and multiple rough drafts of Madame Bovary, one of French author Gustave Flaubert''s influential novels, has been made available for general public on the Internet.

Published in 1857, Madame Bovary is a story of a doctor''s wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape a mediocre husband and the dross of provincial life.

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