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International News on August 8, 2012

Fire reported on the 88th floor at One World Trade Center
Situation under control at I World Trade Center after reports of fire Andhra News

Ex of David Page arrested on weapons charge
Misty Cook arrested for possession of a gun even though she was a felon Andhra News

Afghan's defense minister Abdul Rahim Wardak resigns
Afghan Parliament votes to dismiss Abdul Rahim Wardak and interior minister Bismullah Khan Mohammadi Andhra News

Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf summoned by Supreme Court
Prime Minister fails to reopen corruption cases against President Zardari Andhra News

Taiyo Pacific Partners Becomes Major Shareholder in Matsui Securities Co., Ltd. with Stake over 5%
Taiyo Pacific Partners announced today that it has accumulated in excess of 5% in Matsui Securities Co., Ltd. (8628) to become Matsui Securities’ fourth largest shareholder. Taiyo Pacific Partners is known for its cooperative investment style working with senior management to enhance shareholder value. Business Wire India

KBR Secures Contract for Custodial Infrastructure Program Expansion Project in Western Australia
KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has been awarded a contract to serve as engineering consultant for the 387-bed expansion of Acacia Prison in Wooroloo, Western Australia. Business Wire India

Bregal Sagemount Invests $20 Million in Vital Insights
Vital Insights, a leading provider of enterprise customer experience management (CEM) software solutions, has announced the company has received a $20 million growth investment from Bregal Sagemount Business Wire India

Hanna Instruments, Inc. Launches New Handheld Colorimeters for Consumer and Field Use
Hanna Instruments has announced the release of twelve new Checker® HC Handheld Colorimeters. Business Wire India

Rockwell Automation To Acquire Medium Voltage Drives Business of Harbin Jiuzhou Electric Co., Ltd.
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) has announced it has agreed to purchase the assets of the medium voltage drives business of Harbin Jiuzhou Electric Co., Ltd. The purchase price is RMB 530 million (approximately $83 million U.S. dollars). Closing is expected in October. Business Wire India

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