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Romney's wife doesn't want him to debate again
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife Ann has said there wont be anymore debates, and even if there is one, Mitt would sit in the audience and watch her. ANI

Gilani, Aitzaz still undecided over writing letter to Swiss Govt. over contempt case
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's counsel Aitzaz Ahsan has said that the PM office has not yet decided whether or not to write a letter to the Swiss authorities to reopen money-laundering charges against President Asif Ali Zardari, despite the Supreme Court's instructions. ANI

'Baloch nationalist parties may boycott next polls'
All Baloch nationalist parties may boycott the next general elections in Balochistan, as pressure builds from separatist groups to abandon parliamentary politics. ANI

PTI will end corruption in 19 days, terrorism in 90 days once in power: Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that his party will end corruption in 19 days and terrorism in 90 days once it comes into power. ANI

Politics still in my blood: Hillary Clinton
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that politics is in her blood, and she couldn't help it when she that she believed President Barack Obama would win reelection. ANI

Vote for someone else if you don't like my success: Romney
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has dismissed critics who say he's too rich, and out of touch with regular Americans. ANI

An hour, $260 can get you phony green card, soc. security and license in US
Jackson Heights, in New York's Queens area has acquired a notoriety of sorts, for believe it or not, you can get you phony green card, social security and a license in just one hour and for 260 dollars. ANI

Nepalese man declared world's shortest at 54.6 cm
Nepal, which is home to the world's highest peak -Mount Everest, has added another height-related record to their collection - that of the world's shortest man. ANI

Now, banned jihadi group delivers hate speech at Peshawar campus with impunity
The authorities of the University of Peshawar (UoP) seem to be hand in glove with jihadi groups, with reports saying that activists of one such group delivered a lecture on the campus on Friday with the support of some university students, without being disturbed by the local police. ANI

To stop Assange deportation to US, WikiLeaks releases Swede FM Bildt's correspondence
Whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks has released correspondence linked to Swede Foreign Minister Carl Bildt in a bid to stop the Swedish Government from deporting Julian Assange to the United States to face possible espionage charges. ANI

Khamenei asks Revolutionary Guards to ensure his supporters election victory
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has asked the Revolutionary Guards to ensure that his Conservative Front wins the majority of seats in Friday's parliamentary seats at the expense of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's supporters. ANI

Sarah Palin nominated for 'worst actress' Razzie
Sarah Palin has been nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award as worst actress for her "performance" in the documentary "The Undefeated," a film about her political career. ANI

'Pak Govt. demolished Osama's house because it was monument to their ineptitude'
A retired Pakistani General and Security analyst has said that the government demolished Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound to stop people from raising a shrine there in support of the killed al-Qaeda leader. ANI

Balochistan Govt. quashes cases against top Baloch leaders
The Balochistan government has received a notification that formalizes the quashing of the cases registered against top Baloch nationalist leaders. ANI

Restoring NATO supplies before parliament verdict is a disgrace for Pakistan: JUI-F chief
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that restoring NATO supplies before the verdict of parliament is a disgrace for the nation. ANI

Balochistan Govt. receives 'amnesty' notification
The Balochistan government has received a notification that formalised the quashing the cases registered against top Baloch nationalist leaders. ANI

Mandela discharged from Johannesburg hospital
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital here, after undergoing treatment for an abdominal area problem. ANI

Tough times leading to stricter dress-code policy at work
Many employers in Australia have reportedly asked their workers to dress smart all five days a week in the wake of global financial crisis, thus bringing an end to their casual Friday policy. ANI

JUI-F chief terms US Balochistan bill 'direct interference in Pakistan's internal matters'
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chairman Fazlur Rehman has said that the US Congressional bill for an independent Balochistan was a direct interference in Pakistan's internal matters. ANI

Gillard wins Labor leadership vote against Rudd
Former Austrlian foreign minister Kevin Rudd has pledged his loyalty to Prime Minister Julia Gillard after his failed leadership push. ANI

JI chief Liaquat Baloch says Balochistan crisis has reached 'point of no solution'
Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Secretary General Liaquat Baloch has blamed the political leadership and Army for the Balochistan crisis, which according to him has reached the "point of no solution". ANI

Major Baloch, Pakhtun political parties to boycott Difa-e-Pakistan organized meeting
In a major setback for the Difa-e-Pakistan Council, all the main Baloch and Pakhtun political and nationalist parties have decided not to attend today's meeting organized by the banned group. ANI

'Gilani seriously considering extending ISI chief Pasha's tenure for 4th term'
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is reportedly considering offering an extension in service to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief, Ahmed Shuja Pasha, for his 'meritorious services' to the country. ANI

ZTE Expands Windows Phone Portfolio
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has expanded on its commitment to the Windows Phone platform and introduced the new ZTE Orbit smartphone. Business Wire India

TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012- Underlying Theme: Spreading Smiles through GAMES
The Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA; Chairman: Yoichi Wada; Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo), in cooperation with Nikkei Business Publications, Inc Business Wire India

Acquisition Will Make GlobalCollect Leading Payment Service Provider in Latin America
GlobalCollect today announces a definitive agreement to acquire Sub1, the leading Payment Service Provider (PSP) in Latin America. Headquartered in Buenos Aires, Sub1 has a 70% market share in Argentina and is growing throughout the Latin America region Business Wire India

Usablenet Partners with dotMobi for Mobile Device Detection
Mobile innovators Usablenet and dotMobi today announced that dotMobi’s DeviceAtlas mobile device detection solution now provides Usablenet’s multichannel content platform with device awareness capabilities. Business Wire India

Polaris Receives Highest Score in the Supply Chain Finance Enablers Index by AITE Group
Polaris Financial Technology Ltd. (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology Company, today announced that AITE Group, a leading independent research and advisory firm focused on business, technology and regulatory issues, has positioned Polaris among the highest rated vendors in the matrix of SCF (Supply Chain Finance) Enablers & SCF Components Maturity Index Business Wire India

Groupon Announces Record Mobile Purchases and Customer/Merchant Partner Engagement
Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) ( today announced record mobile performance in North America in December 2011 with one quarter of all Groupon vouchers purchased via a mobile device and both consumer and merchant app usage up significantly year over year. Business Wire India

Antenova Chosen by Telegesis for ZigBee Smart Energy Modules
Antenova Ltd., the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced their 2.4GHz ZigBee antennas have been selected by Telegesis for their latest range of ZigBee Smart Energy Modules Business Wire India

Gemalto Launches UpTeq NFC: the EMV-ready Advanced SIM Vault with Unmatched Security and Enhanced Post-issuance Servicing Capabilities
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, launches the new UpTeq NFC SIM vault to offer mobile operators higher return on investment from their NFC roll-outs, and unmatched security for protecting mobile transactions Business Wire India

Gemalto Showcasing New Innovations in NFC, M2M and LTE at Mobile World Congress 2012
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, will showcase a broad range of innovations in the NFC, M2M and LTE domains at the Mobile World Congress 2012 Business Wire India

ZTE Launches Industry First TD-LTE Pico Base Station at MWC 2012
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today launched an industry first, next-generation TD-LTE multi-mode Pico base station at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Business Wire India

nxtControl - Market Breakthrough With IEC 61499 Automation
nxtControl, a pioneer in ground-breaking IEC 61499 automation, presents further reference projects for both building and process automation. This is further proof that customers see nxtControl as the most efficient solution for applications with multiple distributed controllers. Business Wire India

MEF and Bob Metcalfe Announce Carrier Ethernet 2.0
Bob Metcalfe, the Inventor of Ethernet and MEF Advisory Director, announced the launch of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2 Business Wire India

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