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Cops probe theft of Carla Bruni’s ‘highly intimate’ pics

 Cops probe theft of Carla Bruni’s ‘highly intimate’ picsLondon, April 29 : French police were said to be looking for burglars who had broken into a Paris apartment and stolen hundreds of "highly intimate" pictures and video of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

The photographs, taken during the ex-model's romance with philosopher Raphael Enthoven, had been entrusted with Enthoven''s brother, the owner of the apartment, to keep them at bay from any possible embarrassment to the First Lady and her President hubby Nicolas Sarkozy, as per reports.

Amnesty says Obama so far 'failed to deliver' on human rights

Barack ObamaLondon - Amnesty International said Wednesday that the US administration of President Barack Obama has "failed to deliver" on human rights during its first 100 days in office. Marking the date with an assessment of Obama's policies, the London-based human rights organization said the US government had sent "mixed messages" on its counter-terrorism efforts and made "promises for change with only limited action."

Mrs Pudsey Bear can''''t have a British passport!

Mrs Pudsey Bear can''''t have a British passport!London, Apr 29 : A Brit woman, who altered her name to Pudsey Bear after raising 4,000 pounds for Children In Need, has been refused a passport in her new name as the change was considered "frivolous."

Eileen De Bont, 37, a receptionist, had legally adopted the name of the BBC appeal''''s mascot and even updated it on all her documents, but when she applied for a new passport with the name, the application was turned down.

How swimming can help slimming, by Olympic champ Rebecca Adlington

How swimming can help slimming, by Olympic champ Rebecca AdlingtonLondon, Apr 29 : Olympic Games champion swimmer Rebecca Adlington has revealed how swimming can help one to stay slim.

Adlington, 20, who swims four miles every morning, is eager to share the benefits of swimming just a few times a week.

"Swimming does everything," the Mirror quoted her as saying.

Mickey Rourke broke his hand while wrestling with Chris Jericho

Mickey Rourke broke his hand while wrestling with Chris JerichoLondon, Apr 29 : American actor Mickey Rourke has revealed that his wrestling match with Chris Jericho was nowhere easy and he ended up with a broken hand.

Rourke, 56, had faced the professional grappler earlier this month at the WWE's Wrestlemania 25 in Houston, Texas, following a bitter and public war of words with Jericho.

The actor is said to have left his fans stunned after he stood up from his seat in the crowd, clambered over the guard ropes and delivered a punch that left Jericho reeling.

British, French foreign ministers meet Sri Lankan leaders

Sri LankaColombo- The foreign ministers of Britain and France met with their Sri Lankan counterpart Wednesday amid protests from Buddhist monks calling for an end to foreign interference in Colombo's war against Tamil separatist rebels in the north-east of the country. British Foreign Minister David Miliband and his French counterpart, Bernard Kouchner, met behind closed doors with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama and were due to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa later in the day before visiting refugee camps in the Vavuniya area, 254 kilometres north of Colombo.