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WikiLeaks suggests Pak Army officials knew about Laden's hideout
WikiLeaks has suggested that mid-ranking Pakistani army officials may have known about Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan, but official US statements do not back that up. ANI

Iran nuke program may top US-Israel talks next week
U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet here next week, and are likely to discuss Iran's nuclear program. ANI

Rebekah Brooks 'horse lending scandal' highlights close News International, police nexus
The UK police had lent a horse to former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, who remains on bail on suspicion of phone hacking and corruption, it has emerged. ANI

Another petition filed in Pak SC to end political interference of ISI
Another petition has been filed before the Supreme Court asking it to shut the political wing of Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) by chairman of Al-Jihad Trust, Habib Wahabul Khairi. ANI

UN report says Pakistan's half population would to be urbanized by 2025
Over half of Pakistan's population will settle in cities by 2025, a new UN report has claimed. ANI

European regulators call for 'suspension' of 'unlawful' Google privacy policy
Google's new privacy policy, which comes into effect tomorrow, is illegal and must be suspended, European privacy regulators have said. ANI

Voter turnout on Friday to determine legitimacy of Ahmadinejad regime in Iran
Iran's government is goading citizens to vote and warned them not to protest the results of parliamentary elections on Friday. ANI

Burial place of last Inca emperor 'discovered in Andes'
The location of the tomb of last Inca emperor Atahualpa has mystified researchers for centuries but now an expert has pinpointed a site in the Andes mountains, nearly 45 miles south of Quito, Ecuador, as the emperor's resting place. atrimony Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa, spoke about the ruins unearthed by Ecuadoran historian Tamara Estupinan. ANI

Tighter visa rules lead university heads to warn about overseas students income loss
University heads are warning that a tightening of student visa rules risks undermining the drive to raise income from overseas students. ANI

Nepal seeking international help to settle Everest height
The precise height of Mount Everest has been disputed ever since the first measurement was made in 1856. ANI

Hawaii named happiest US state for third year in a row
Hawaii has been found to be the American state with the highest overall well being for three consecutive years. ANI

US secures Asian countries' approval for allowing Afghan exit without depending on Pakistan
US officials have reportedly secured approval from several Central Asian countries to move military cargo out of Afghanistan without relying mainly on land routes through Pakistan. ANI

Stone marker installed in U.S. Capitol acknowledging contribution of slaves to building it
Slaves helped build the U.S. Capitol in Washington, an irony that was recognized Tuesday with the dedication of a stone marker calling attention to their role in constructing the Americans most cherished monument to freedom. ANI

Aung Suu Kyi cleared to contest parliamentary by-election
Pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, has now rejoined the political process amid reform in Burma, has been cleared to specifically campaigning for herself to get elected. ANI

Indian worker accused of molesting girl in Dubai, hiding 'love letter' in pencil case
A 33-year-old Indian worker has been accused of molestation after he kissed an 11-year-old schoolgirl because she reminded him of his dead daughter. ANI

US prosecutors have 'drawn up secret charges' against Assange
US prosecutors are drawing up secret charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a confidential email obtained from the private US intelligence company Stratfor has revealed. ANI

Would be Musharraf assassinator may be jailed for over 25 years
Majid Khan, the would be assassinator of former Pakistan president and dictator General (retired) Pervez Musharraf, may be jailed for over 25 years. ANI

'No foreign hand behind Balochistan's homegrown political movement'
Highlighting the Pakistan Government's ignorance towards the country's largest province, Balochistan Express editor Siddiq Baloch has said that the political rights movement in Balochistan is homegrown, and added that there is no evidence of foreign involvement. ANI

'Pak Intel agencies can't shut eyes to terror elements'
Pakistan's top intelligence have made it clear that they could not shut their eyes to the rebellious acts of the international and external elements involved in high profile terrorism. ANI

Incentives at workplace 'help people make better decisions'
Money, which has always been considered great for buying stuff, is also useful for keeping score and might help people make better decisions, a new study has claimed. ANI

Interpol arrests 25 suspected Anonymous hackers in international sweep
Twenty-five suspected members of notorious Internet hacking group Anonymous have been arrested in a sweep across Europe and South America, the International Police agency has said. ANI

Report claims 9/11 victims' cremated remains were dumped in landfill
The remains of some of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks were incinerated and dumped in a landfill, a new Pentagon report has revealed. ANI

Jundallah claims responsibility for deadly bus attack in Pakistan's Kohistan region
Outlawed Sunni militant group Jundallah has claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus in northern Pakistan, which killed 18 people on Tuesday. ANI

Osama hid coded clues of future terror attacks in Bible in Abbottabad hideout
The demolition squad sent in to raze the white-walled mansion of killed terror chief Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan's Abbottabad has unearthed two Bibles, containing coded clues to future terror attacks. ANI

Romney wins native Michigan and Arizona primary
Republican Mitt Romney took a big step toward setting himself back on a path of his party's presidential nomination by winning a crucial primary in his native Michigan, and avoiding an upset that could have affected his White House chances. ANI

Air Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt to be new Pakistan Air Force chief
The Pakistan government has decided to name Air Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt as the next chief of the Pakistan Air Force. ANI

US congressman asks Obama to 'personally intercede' in Pak doc who helped CIA track down Osama case
US Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has asked President Barack Obama to personally intervene in Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi's case, amid reports that the doctor who helped the US track down Osama bin Laden, had his assets seized by the Pakistan government. ANI

Investment Values Intelligent Energy at $0.5 Billion
Intelligent Energy, the clean power technology company, today announced the completion of its latest round of funding, raising in excess of $35 million (£22 million) from existing and new institutional shareholders. This investment, achieved through a placement at £2 Business Wire India

‘GREAT’ Ads Launched to Encourage World to Choose Britain
Details of VisitBritain’s largest ever image campaign(1) have been unveiled today by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The national tourism agency’s overseas advertising offensive will be seen across 14 major cities in nine key inbound tourism markets(2), reaching an audience of some 90 million people Business Wire India

Wipro Research Report Offers the Communications Industry Winning Insights on the Enterprise Mobility Market
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today released a research report describing how the communications industry can capitalize on opportunities in the high-growth enterprise mobility market Business Wire India

Oberthur Technologies to Integrate Interop Technologies CDMA Platform into Its Global OTA Management Solution
Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced a key partnership agreement with Interop Technologies, a leading provider of mobile device management, connectivity gateway, and messaging solutions for CDMA operators Business Wire India

O3b Networks Assigns Regional Vice President for the Middle East and Asia-Pacific Regions
O3b Networks the developer of a new fiber-quality, satellite-based, global connectivity solution, announced today the appointment of Mr. Imran Malik, as Regional Vice President for the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. Business Wire India

ZTE 2007-2011 Managed Services CAGR Hits 81%
ZTE Corporation ("ZTE"), a leading global provider of telecommunications network and service solutions, announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona its compound annual growth rate (CARG) for its managed services business was 81 per cent from 2007 to 2011 Business Wire India

Toshiba Signs Agreement with Western Digital on Acquisition of HDD Manufacturing Equipment and Transfer of HDD Manufacturing Facility
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Western Digital Corporation (NYSE: WDC) on Toshiba's acquisition of certain of Western Digital's 3 Business Wire India

Arcadia Biosciences and Bioceres Form Verdeca, an Agricultural Technology Joint Venture
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc Business Wire India

Quintiles Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Providing Biopharma Solutions
In 2012, Quintiles marks the 30-year anniversary of the company’s incorporation, transforming from a small statistical consulting firm housed in a university campus trailer to the world’s largest biopharmaceutical services company with 25,000 employees and offices in 60-plus countries. Business Wire India

Ultrabook Productivity To Make Its Way to Tablets
from MWC 2012 - Analogix Semiconductor and LUXSHARE-ICT today announced the LUXSHARE-ICT SlimPort™ Docking Station, a technology that elevates the ability of smartphones and tablets to serve as the hub of personal digital content as well as a complete office productivity tool. Business Wire India

Frontier Silicon announces Venice 8.1 module for sub €100 colour touch screen DAB/DAB+ radios
Frontier Silicon, the leading supplier of Digital Radio and Network Audio solutions, today announces the launch of Venice 8.1, the latest in their successful Venice range of modules. Business Wire India

Oberthur Technologies to Acquire MoreMagic, a Leading Mobile Money Solution Provider
Oberthur Technologies, a leading provider of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire MoreMagic Solutions, a leading mobile financial services solutions provider, based in Waltham, MA. Business Wire India

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