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Yemen urges Pakistan to free bin Laden's widow
Yemen has urged Pakistan to free one of Osama bin Laden's injured widows, saying Yemen-born Amal Al-Sadeh and her four children were not guilty of any crime. ANI

'Jirgas' unconstitutional, says Pakistan Supreme Court
The Pakistan Supreme Court has termed 'jirgas' as unconstitutional. ANI

'US outgunned in hacker war', admits FBI's top cyber cop
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's top cyber official offered a grim appraisal of the nation's efforts to keep computer hackers from away from attacking corporate data networks, saying that the current public and private approach is 'unsustainable.' ANI

US apology over NATO air strikes in Pakistan 'not good enough', says Rabbani Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that only an apology by the US for the NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers is not good enough. ANI

Top US generals to hold talks with Kayani on Wednesday in Pakistan
Two top US generals are scheduled to hold talks on Wednesday with the Pakistan army chief in the first such meeting since NATO air strikes killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in November last year, the Pakistan army has said. ANI

UN envoy says Syria needs 'significant' humanitarian help
The U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Robert Serry, has said that war-ravaged Syria needs serious and "significant" humanitarian help sonner than later. ANI

Camilla pulls out gun on Danish TV show set
Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, pulled out a fake gun at a visit to the set of the show 'The Killing' in Copenhagen. ANI

Top Burmese general defends army's role in nation's politics
Burmese army chief General Min Aung Hlaing has defended the military's dominant role in national politics, insisting it is acting in the interests of the country. ANI

West wants Egypt to give military leaders 'safe exit'
Western governments have reportedly been encouraging Egypt's nascent political powers to consider offering the country's military generals immunity against prosecution and safe exit. ANI

Tibetan separatist efforts will fail, says Chinese official
A senior Chinese official has said that continuous attempts by Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and the so-called Tibetan government-in-exile to restore Tibet's feudal serfdom and split the autonomous region from China will never succeed. ANI

Xinjiang terrorist gets death sentence
A ringleader of a terrorist group has been sentenced to death by the Intermediate People's Court of Kashgar prefecture in China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. ANI

'Joe the Plumber' loses privacy suit
Federal appeals judges have rejected a lawsuit filed by Samuel J. Wurzelbacher a.k.a. "Joe the Plumber" that claimed his rights were violated by a state records search after he voiced public concern over taxes to then candidate Barack Obama. ANI

Mitt Romney's fantasy home to have separate elevator for cars
Mitt Romney's proposed California beach mansion will reportedly include a separate car lift. ANI

Photo showing 'Strauss-Kahn with hooker' proves involvement in prostitution ring
A photograph allegedly showing shamed former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn with a hooker could land him in jail, as it proves he was part of a prostitution ring. ANI

Enid Blyton classics to get 21st- century revamp
A British publisher is all set to bring Enid Blyton's most famous characters into the modern society for 21st century kids with new illustrations and contemporary phrases. ANI

'Poor parenting, fewer opportunities for youth, materialism' sparked off UK riots
Poor parenting, lack of opportunities for young people, materialism and suspicion of the police played a major role in sparking last year's British riots, an independent panel set up by the UK government has concluded. ANI

Ijaz says Yasin Malik lied before Pak Memo Commission on Monday
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Barack Obama now joins Pinterest
US President Barack Obama has expanded his online presence by joining the popular social networking site Pinterest. ANI

Seoul Nuke Security Summit: Obama says it's important to get things right with Pakistan
U.S. President Barack Obama has reportedly taken small steps during the world Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul to open a dialogue with Pakistan on how to reset its strained U.S. relationship with the US. ANI

Strong opposition delays Pak debate on terms of engagement with US
A strong resistance put up by the opposition in Pakistan has compelled the government to delay a debate on the Parliamentary Committee on National Security's (PCNS) recommendations to review terms of engagement with the US. ANI

Access to contraceptives may have allowed women to shrink wage gap
Researchers have quantified the impact of the pill on women's labour market advances. ANI

Hacker group LulzSec exposes 171,000 US military accounts
The hacker group known as LulzSec is claiming to have exposed the accounts of nearly 171,000 members of the US military. ANI

It won't be surprising to know about ISI-Haqqani Network ties: ISAF chief
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Commander General John Allen has said it would not be a surprise to know about the Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) agency's relations with the Haqqani Network. ANI

Passengers bring 'erratic' JetBlue captain under control after al Qaeda rant during flight
Clayton Osbon, a veteran pilot with JetBlue was tackled and controlled by the passengers, after he started behaving erratically, screaming rants about al Qaeda, and a possible bomb onboard in a flight bound for Las Vegas. ANI

UK woman jailed for having sex with teen in car and flashing b**bs on net
The wife of a coach firm boss has been jailed for having sex with a teenage boy in a car after flashing her br**ts on the Internet. ANI

US Congressman calls 'Taliban supporter' Pakistan an 'enemy of US, freedom'
US Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has said Pakistan is an enemy of the United States and freedom because it supports the Taliban. ANI

Monitors say nearly 10,000 dead in Syrian uprising
Around 10,000 people have been killed in Syria since the beginning of uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's rule, a UK-based human rights organization has claimed. ANI

US Senate panel calls on China to cease 'repressive policies' against Tibetans
A US Senate panel has called on China to cease what it describes as 'repressive policies' targeting Tibetans. ANI

Nelson Mandela's vast digital personal archives posted online
Thousands of documents, photographs and videos of South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela have been placed online in a mass digital archive. ANI

African syndicate targeting Malay Indians to be drug mules
An African drug smuggling group is reportedly targeting the Indian community in Malaysia to be drug mules. ANI

Strauss-Kahn lawyers says 'to be a libertine is no crime'
A lawyer for shamed former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has said that the case of his alleged involvement in a French prostitution ring will collapse and stressed that living a libertine lifestyle was not a crime. ANI

Indian businessman mysteriously found dead in Muscat
An Indian businessman has been mysteriously found dead in Muscat, the capital city of Oman. ANI

Akustica Leaps into High-Volume Mobile Device Market with New Analog MEMS Mic
Akustica, Inc., inventor of the first single-chip complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) microphone, today announced the expansion of its microphone product portfolio with the addition of a new analog MEMS microphone. Business Wire India

LifeSize Expands Video Collaboration to Regus Office Spaces in 40 Countries
LifeSize, a division of Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) (SIX: LOGN), is joining forces with Regus (LSE: RGU), the world’s largest provider of flexible workspaces, to bring LifeSize HD video conferencing to businesses and the public at more than 240 Regus locations worldwide Business Wire India

BGH verdict - unitedprint wins patent litigation against Vistaprint
The online printers unitedprint.com SE http://www.unitedprint.com and their subsidiary print24 GmbH http://www.print24.de have won a landmark patent dispute against Vistaprint. On Thursday, March 22 the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) handed down its final verdict on the legal dispute initiated in 2007 Business Wire India

Gemalto Wins Two Excellence Awards in China
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces its Allynis Trusted Service Manager (TSM) has won the “2011 Payment Industry Editor’s Choice of Excellent Products Award” awarded by PayNews, China’s first online portal for payment industry Business Wire India

AmInvestment Bank Chooses FlexTrade to Replace Broker Front-End (BFE) System
FlexTrade Systems, a global leader in multi-asset algorithmic trading systems, today announced AmInvestment Bank, one of the largest investment banks in Malaysia, has selected Mottai, a web-based broker trading platform, to replace Winscore, its current front-end solution which is being phased out by Bursa Malaysia. Business Wire India

Heraeus To Exhibit SOL9383 and New Pastes for N-Type Cell Design at The Green Energy Expo in Daegu, South Korea
The Heraeus Photovoltaic Business Unit, a world leader in developing front and back-side silver paste for crystalline solar cells, will be highlighting its series of pastes for N-Type cell designs at this year’s Green Energy Expo in Daegu, Korea, March 28-30, booth A510. Business Wire India

New Yardi Data Centre in Hong Kong Expands Yardi Cloud Services in Asia Pacific
Yardi Systems, one of the leading developers of real estate software for investment, asset and property management, has announced the opening of a new data centre in Hong Kong as the company continues to see rapid adoption of the Yardi Voyager™ software platform in Asia Pacific Business Wire India

Women Poised to Effectively Lead in Matrix Work Environments, Hay Group Research Finds
Top-ranking women demonstrate a higher proficiency than their male counterparts in a number of the key skills required to lead in a matrix work environment, according to new emotional and social intelligence research from Hay Group, the global management consultancy. Business Wire India

Cynar plc Awards $11M Waste-to-Energy Process Order to Rockwell Automation
Cynar plc, a leading technology company in the waste-to-energy market, has awarded an $11 million contract to Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) to design and build a new end-of-life plastic to fuel conversion plant in Bristol, UK for SITA UK ltd, a Cynar customer and partner in the development. Business Wire India

Fujitsu and Medi+Sphere Development Planning Strategic Alliance to Deliver Customized NuVola Private Cloud Appliances to the Global Healthcare Market
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA), a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions, and Medi+Sphere Development, Inc Business Wire India

ADDING and REPLACING EPAM Systems Reports Earnings Results for Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011
Add after the table titled "CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME": two tables "CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS" and "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Measures." Business Wire India

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