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Tibet is part of China and India will help to ease tensions: Krishna
Asserting that the Tibetan autonomous region is a part of the People's Republic of China, visiting External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday said India is willing to render help in easing the tensions. ANI

China has been told about Pak's illegal occupation of Kashmir: Krishna
The leadership in China has been repeatedly updated about akistan's illegal occupation of parts of Kashmir, said External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday. ANI

India will tread cautiously on Iran, seeks peaceful solution in Syria: Krishna
India on Wednesday discussed the western squeeze in Iran and the resolution on Syria with China during the visit of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna. ANI

Sino-India boundary dispute solution requires patience, perseverance: Krishna
Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who is on a three-day visit to China, said on Wednesday that the border issue is a complex issue that requires perseverance for a solution mutually acceptable to both New Delhi and Beijing. ANI

Ex-Maldives president now claims he 'was forced to resign at gunpoint'
Ex-Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed revealed on Wednesday that he was forced to resign at gunpoint, and urged his successor Waheed Hassan Manik to also step down. ANI

Child p*rn reaching epidemic proportions in Oz
Child pornography in Australia has risen exponentially as paedophiles are increasingly exchanging images of themselves molesting a child with other abusers. ANI

Krishna calls on key Chinese leaders with aim of improving bilateral ties
Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna met with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi in Beijing on Wednesday at the start of his three-day visit to the country. ANI

Canadian spy agency ordered to use 'torture info in exceptional circumstances'
The Canadian government has reportedly ordered the nation's spy agency to use information extracted through torture in cases where public safety is at stake. ANI

Nawaz, Fazl, Zardari damaged Pakistan: Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman has caused damage to the country. ANI

News Corp faces stepped-up FBI probe into bribery allegations
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is facing increased pressure in the United States after the FBI stepped-up its investigations into allegations of illegal bribing activity across the media empire. ANI

CIA to remain in Iraq, Afghanistan after troops' withdrawal to protect US interests
The Central Intelligence Agency is expected to maintain a large clandestine presence in Iraq and Afghanistan after the withdrawal of conventional U.S. troops as part of the Obama administration plan to rely on a combination of spies and Special Operations forces to protect U.S. interests in the two war zones, U.S. officials have said. ANI

US commander to visit Pak to initiate mending of strained bilateral ties
The Obama administration is reportedly sending a senior American military commander to Pakistan this month in what is being seen as a first step towards getting a strategic relationship that has been frozen for over two months back on track. ANI

Webcam spying case: US may upgrade one charge against ex Indian-origin Rutgers case
American authorities want to upgrade one of the charges against a former Indian-origin Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, who has been accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. ANI

US says Gilani's conviction on contempt charges is Pak's internal matter
The U.S. State Department's Acting deputy spokesman Mark Toner has said that the Pakistan Supreme Court's decision to possibly convict Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on February 13 is their internal matter. ANI

Karzai tried to thwart peace talks between US, Taliban: Analysts
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeatedly tried to thwart the most focused U.S. effort to begin peace talks with the Taliban, observers have said. ANI

Islamabad HC reserves verdict in Lodhi sacking case
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reserved its verdict in the petition filed against the sacking of Lt-Gen (retd) Khalid Naeem Lodhi from the position of defence secretary of Pakistan. ANI

'Indian' hacker group leaks Symantec source code after failed $50K extortion attempt
Hackers believed to be from the India-based group, the Lords of Dharmaraja, have released the source code for Internet security company Symantec after failing to secure 50,000 dollars from the firm in an extortion attempt. ANI

Times editor apologises to UK judge for not disclosing police blogger's email hacking
James Harding, the editor of the British newspaper, The Times, has apologised to a high court judge for his failure to admit earlier that a reporter had hacked into the email of an anonymous police blogger. ANI

Appeal filed in Pak SC against Gilani's contempt charge
An intra-court appeal requesting the Pakistan Supreme Court to suspend its decision to frame contempt charges against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was filed on Wednesday. ANI

Indian -origin court clerk docked for watching p*rn during 'boring' rape trial
An Indian-origin court clerk, who was caught watching pornography right under the nose of a judge during a rape trial, has said he did so 'because he was bored'. ANI

Israeli advertisement mocking Iran's nuke program removed
An Israeli commercial that makes a mocking reference to Iran's nuclear program and mysterious explosions inside Iran has been pulled from the air. ANI

Netsize and Cityzencar Simplify Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing with Innovative Use of SMS
Netsize, a leading mobile commerce enabler and a Gemalto company (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), announces that CityzenCar, a peer-to-peer car sharing social network in France, has deployed its SMS-based communication solution to secure and simplify car rental for consumers Business Wire India

COMSYS Report Calls Hughes Dominant Force in Satellite Networking Industry
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, has again been cited by COMSYS, one of the satellite industry’s leading research organizations, as the dominant provider in both enterprise and consumer industry segments by a wide margin Business Wire India

Power Integrations Announces LED Driver Reference Design for High-Efficiency Universal-Voltage Fluorescent Tube Replacement
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NIKE, Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership to Scale Waterless Dyeing Technology
NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) announced today it has entered into a strategic partnership with DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V., a Netherlands-based company that has developed and built the first commercially available waterless textile dyeing machines Business Wire India

USB-IF Announces First Certified SuperSpeed USB Camera
The USB-IF has announced the release of the first certified SuperSpeed USB camera from Nikon Business Wire India

SES-4 Satellite Launch Re-Scheduled for February 14-15
SES S.A. (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG) announces that ILS has re-scheduled the SES-4 satellite launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on board an ILS Proton Breeze M rocket for 1:36 am local time on February 15th, 2012 (February 14th, 2012 at 20:36 p.m. CET, 14:36 p.m. EST). Business Wire India

Synova Laser MicroJet® Technology Embedded in Makino Platform
Having established a cooperation for common application development in 2009 with Makino Milling Machine Co. Ltd. based in Tokyo, Synova SA enters on January 1st, 2012 into an OEM Agreement for the manufacture of Laser MicroJet® (LMJ) machines based on Makino machine technology Business Wire India

Charles River Development Attracts 39 New Front/Middle Office Enterprise Solution Clients and Expands Managed Services in 2011
Charles River Development (Charles River), a front- and middle-office investment solutions provider, today announced that in 2011 the company increased its customer base with the addition of 39 clients encompassing all vertical markets within Investment Management Business Wire India

World’s Most Popular Cat, Talking Tom, Surpasses 100M Downloads and Kicks-off Global Brand Integration
Outfit7 Inc., a subsidiary of Out Fit 7 Ltd and the global mobile entertainment leader behind the blockbuster Talking Friends collection of apps, today announced that Talking Tom Cat has received stylish new threads that bring virtually-branded merchandise to the Talking Friends apps for the first time Business Wire India

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