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International News on March 23, 2012

'No law in Pak to stop sale and purchase of women of marriage'
There is no law in Pakistan to stop the sale and purchase of women for the purpose of marriage, a Punjab government representative has said. ANI

'Pak doesn't want Taliban to seize control of Afghanistan after NATO forces' exit'
Pakistan does not want the Taliban to seize control of Afghanistan after international forces pull out of the war-ravaged country, a leaked document has revealed. ANI

Pakistan considering allowing petrol imports from India
Pakistan is expected to bring out a notification next month allowing import of certain goods, including petrol and food items from India, Energy Secretary Ejaz Chaudhry has said. ANI

US man to plead guilty for hacking celebs accounts
A Florida man, who allegedly hacked into the email accounts of celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson to access nude photographs, has agreed to plead guilty to charges, according to court documents filed on Thursday. ANI

Chinese Police arrests 300 suspects in 10m yuan contract fraud
Chinese police have arrested at least 300 people suspected for committing contract fraud worth over 10 million Yuan. ANI

China, Indonesia to strengthen cooperation to augment strategic partnership
China and Indonesia have agreed to strengthen consultation and enhance cooperation to raise their bilateral ties to a higher level. ANI

EU to impose sanctions on Syria's First Lady Asma al-Assad
The European Union is set to impose sanctions on Syria's First Lady British-born Asma al-Assad today. ANI

Hitler's 'Desert fox' turned love rat for another woman
Adolf Hitler's favourite commander, Erwin Rommel, the "Desert Fox" who relentlessly fought allied forces across North Africa in World War Two, covered up love affair which led to illegitimate child for sake of his career, reveals his grandson. ANI

Pak SC asks spy agencies to give closed-door briefing on Balochistan violence
Pakistan's Supreme Court has asked spy agencies to give a closed-door briefing on the violence in Balochistan, identify hostile areas and explain reasons for the unrest in the province. ANI

Obama-Gilani meeting likely next week in Seoul
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is expected to meet US President Barack Obama in Seoul next week on the sidelines of a nuclear safety summit. ANI

Over 30,000 silver Roman coins found in Bath
More than 30,000 silver coins have reportedly been unearthed during an archaeological dig in Bath. ANI

Pakistan Day: Stop Lying (Disclaimer amended)
One cannot help but feel peevish at the engineered and fraudulent yet barren ecstasy that engulfs Pakistan on March 23 every year. Frustration comes from the disturbing level of collective intelligence of our citizenry to understand history and shameless lies that the state and media continue to propagate with impunity ANI

Pakistan Day celebrated across country with great zeal
Pakistan Day is being celebrated across the country and in Azad Jammu and Kashmir today to commemorate the passage of the Lahore Resolution, later called the Pakistan Resolution, which eventually led to the creation of Pakistan. ANI

China censors Internet reports on rumours of attempted military coup
China has blocked all reports on the Internet that speculate an alleged attempted coup in the country. ANI

UK kids speaking English as their main language now in the minority
The number of children who count English as their mother tongue are now in the minority at more than 1,600 schools across England. ANI

Toulouse shooting: killer 'was on US no-fly list'
France is facing calls for a far-reaching intelligence inquiry following reports that a suspected al-Qaeda-trained killer shot dead after a marathon siege in Toulouse was on the US no-fly list. ANI

US intelligence to store information on Americans without terror ties
American intelligence will be now able to store information about Americans with no ties to terrorism for upto five years under new Obama administration guidelines. ANI

Big Ben tower to be renamed after Queen to mark Diamond Jubilee
Senior MPs of Britain want the tower containing Big Ben to be renamed the Elizabeth Tower in honour of the Queen. ANI

Pakistan Day: Stop Lying
One cannot help but feel peevish at the engineered and fraudulent yet barren ecstasy that engulfs Pakistan on March 23 every year. Frustration comes from the disturbing level of collective intelligence of our citizenry to understand history and shameless lies that the state and media continue to propagate with impunity ANI

Human Rights Watch says UN rights council vote on Lanka is a strong message for justice
The United Nations Human Rights Council's adoption of a resolution on Sri Lanka demonstrates strong international support for accountability for abuses committed in Sri Lanka's armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said. ANI

Tradenext Launches in London with Enhanced Trading Experience
Entrepreneur Saira Khan, officially opened Tradenext Ltd’s London operation. Business Wire India

Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit to Attend the International Green Energy Expo in Daegu, South Korea
The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit, a world leader in developing front and back-side silver paste for crystalline solar cells, will be exhibiting at this year’s International Green Energy Expo from March 28 to 30 in Daegu, Korea Business Wire India

Digital River Globalocity to Feature Top Thought Leaders in Global Cloud Commerce
Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), the revenue growth experts in global cloud commerce, announced a lineup of some of the industry’s top thought leaders at this year’s Digital River® Globalocity™ commerce conference Business Wire India

Covidien Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Newport Medical Instruments, Inc.
Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Newport Medical Instruments, Inc. Business Wire India

CORFAC International Adds New Global Commercial Real Estate Affiliates in China, India and Greece
CORFAC International (Corporate Facility Advisors) has added new global commercial real estate affiliates in China, India and Greece. Business Wire India

Coca-Cola Releases Water Stewardship Progress Report
Today marks the 20th annual World Water Day, an occasion established by the United Nations to focus attention on the sustainable management of freshwater resources Business Wire India

NYSE Euronext Statement Regarding Decision Not to Appeal European Commission Prohibition of Merger
NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced today that it would not pursue an appeal of the decision by the European Commission to prohibit its proposed combination with Deutsche Boerse. Business Wire India

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