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Name of Gilani's son surfaced in Rs. 7 billion drug scandal
The name of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa Gilani has surfaced in a seven billion rupees drug scandal. ANI

California woman charged for helping healthy man commit suicide
A California woman has been charged with illegally assisting a healthy 86-year-old World War II veteran commit suicide by giving him yogurt mixed with a lethal dose of Oxycontin. ANI

Pakistan looking forward to normalizing strained ties with US: FO
Pakistan has said it is looking forward to normalizing its strained relations with the United States. ANI

Israel security forces on high alert in West Bank for 'Land Day' rallies
Israeli security forces went on a state of high alert in the West Bank on Friday in anticipation of mass demonstrations by Israeli Arabs and Palestinians. ANI

Power struggle between Islamists, military junta escalates in Egypt
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-led parliament has begun drawing up a no-confidence motion against the military-appointed government, further escalating the Islamists' increasingly public power struggle with the country's ruling generals. ANI

'Busy' dads spend 'less than an hour a day' with sons
Fathers of young boys are able to spend even less than an hour a day with their sons, a new survey has found. ANI

Afghan cop kills nine fellow officers in Paktika province while they sleep
An Afghan policeman killed nine of his fellow officers who were asleep in a village in the country's eastern Paktika province. ANI

Hezb-i-Islami insurgent group suspends Afghan peace talks
Stalled peace efforts in Afghanistan suffered another setback on when a second insurgent faction suspended formal peace negotiations with the Afghan government after the Taliban. ANI

Romney preparing to broaden challenge to Obama's foreign affairs management
US Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is reportedly preparing to broaden his challenge to President Barack Obama's management of foreign affairs. ANI

What you know matters more than who you know for professional success
When intelligence and socio-economic background (SEB) are pitted directly against one another, intelligence is a more accurate predictor of future career advancement, a new study has revealed. ANI

China defends over 11 percent defence budget increase
China's Defence Ministry on Friday defended the government's decision to raise the defence budget by 11.2 percent, saying much of it would go towards paying the increased salaries of soldiers, for training, exercises and for acquiring new equipment. ANI

Indonesian police shoot dead two terror suspects on Jakarta outskirts
Indonesian police shot dead two terror suspects during an early morning raid on Friday on a property in the outskirts of Jakarta. ANI

Flash floods cause havoc in Fijian island
Flash floods on Friday caused havoc on the Fijian island of Viti Levu. ANI

Ex Cern scientist faces trial in France for alleged terror plots with Al Qaeda
A former nuclear scientist at Switzerland's Cern Laboratory is on a trial for allegedly plotting terror attacks with Al Qaeda in France. ANI

Dewani awaits extradition verdict in UK over wife's murder charge
Indian-origin British tycoon Shrien Dewani, who has been accused of masterminding his wife Anni's murder during their honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010, will await a decision today over his High Court appeal against an order to extradite him to South Africa to face trial. ANI

85 pc employees who call in sick 'are really ailing'
Most people who call in sick to work are legitimately ill and not goofing it, a new survey has found. ANI

Name of Pak doctor who helped CIA track Osama put on Exit Control List
Dr Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani doctor who had helped the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) track former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden to his Abbottabad compound, and has been added to the Exit Control List (ECL). ANI

US air strikes kill dozens of Taliban fighters in western Afghanistan
Dozens of Taliban fighters have been killed in US air strikes and a gunbattle in western Afghanistan after an insurgent attack on an Afghan army patrol, NATO and Afghan officials have said. ANI

Swiss woman's Yemeni captors want Osama's widows freed
Yemeni captors of a Swiss woman have demanded that former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's widows to be freed, a tribal chief has said. ANI

Pak SC grants six more weeks to memo commission for procedure completion
The Pakistan Supreme Court has granted another six weeks to the memo commission for completing its proceeding in memo scandal case. ANI

US drone attack kills four militants in Pakistan northwestern tribal region
Four insurgents have been killed on a militant compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border early Friday when a US drone launched a missile attack there, security officials have said. ANI

PENTAX Lifecare Expands Its R&D Capabilities in Germany
PENTAX Lifecare, a division of Hoya Corporation (TOKYO:7741), today announced the acquisition of Digital Endoscopy GmbH, which will expand PENTAX's global R&D capabilities Business Wire India

Credit Bank of Moscow’s 2011 IFRS Net Income up by 28.6% Compared to 2010, at RUB 3,886 Mln.
Credit Bank of Moscow: Business Wire India

Metal Detectors are an Indispensable Component of every Plastics Recycling System
Since its foundation in the year 1983 EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH in Ansfelden/Austria has specialised in the development and production of plastics recy-cling systems and technologies for the plastics-processing industry, and in these fields the company is a world market and innovation leader Business Wire India

The TPL Group Files Second Wave of ITC and District Court Complaints on CORE Flash Technology
The TPL Group announced today that it has filed a Complaint with the US International Trade Commission and a corresponding Complaint in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against 19 companies it believes are infringing its CORE Flash Patent Portfolio Business Wire India

Interstate Hotels & Resorts to Manage Khyber Mountain Resort and Spa in Gulmarg, India
Interstate Hotels & Resorts today announced that JHM Interstate India has signed a contract to manage the 85-room Khyber Mountain Resort and Spa in Kashmir, India. The all-season resort, located at the foot of the Himalayas, is being developed by Pinnacle Resorts Pvt. Ltd., and is anticipated to open this winter. Business Wire India

BIOTRONIK’s AlCath® Gold Ablation Catheter Coupled with Maximum Voltage-Guided Technique Is Optimal Approach for Typical Atrial Flutter Ablation
BIOTRONIK announced today that its AlCath® Gold ablation catheter, together with the maximum voltage-guided (MVG) technique for radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial flutter, has been shown to provide optimal clinical results Business Wire India

Catalyst Celebrates 50 Years of Advancing Women in the Workplace
Five decades of catalyzing change and still going strong! Tonight Catalyst celebrated a historic 50 years of trail-blazing leadership in expanding opportunities for women and business at its gala Catalyst Awards Dinner. Over 2,000 global business leaders, including over 100 CEOs, attended the Dinner, at which James S Business Wire India

ADT North America Commercial Security to Be Renamed Tyco Integrated Security
Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) announced today that its ADT North America Commercial Security business unit, the industry’s leading security systems integrator, is changing its name to Tyco Integrated Security. The new name will be phased into use over the coming months. Business Wire India

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