International News on March 7, 2012
Women dominated workplaces turn 'pink ghettos' with less male presence
Industries like public relations and human resources are becoming highly feminised industries dominated by women and are branded 'pink ghettos', according to a new report. ANI
TSA apologises to 'humiliated' nursing mother for US airport incident
The Transportation Security Administration of the US has apologised for humiliating a mother of four by forcing her to pump breast milk in a crowded airport bathroom in order to satisfy a clueless officer. ANI
Marriage 'acts as powerful heart drug'
Married adults who undergo heart surgery are three times more likely to survive in the next three months than single people who have the same operation, a new study has revealed. ANI
'HuT has formed shadow govt. for Pakistan'
Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HuT) chief for Palestine, Brigadier Amir Riaz, has claimed that the banned group has prepared a new constitution and a shadow government for Pakistan and that the group is ready to take over anytime. ANI
Obama 'was thinking of daughters when he called Sandra Fluke'
Obama said that concern for his two young daughters drove him to reach out and comfort Sandra Fluke, who was labeled a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh. ANI
US Air Force being sued for First Lady's travel record
The US Air Force is being sued by a conservative legal group for access to Michelle Obama's travel records from a 2010 vacation to Spain. ANI
Morrissey's band wears 'We Hate William and Kate' T-shirt at Argentina gig
Morrissey's band performed in front of 15,000 fans in Argentina wearing "We Hate William and Kate" T-shirts, courting further controversy over his stance on the Falkland Islands. ANI
US CENTCOM chief to visit Pakistan to discuss NATO ground supply route
Top US military commander General James Mattis has said he will be visiting Pakistan in the next ten days to discuss re-opening NATO supply routes, with officials. ANI
Now, five-step 'best fit' approach to get perfect bra size
Researchers have come up with five-step approach that may help women ditch measuring tape for a perfectly fitting bra. ANI
Romney achieves narrow victory in Ohio caucus, edges past Santorum
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney achieved a narrow victory in the Ohio caucus, beating his rival Rick Santorum by 38-37 percent after winning in Vermont, Virginia, Idaho and his home state of Massachusetts. ANI
'Egypt wanted to swap US- detained terrorist in exchange for lifting travel ban on Americans'
Egyptian demonstrators wanted to swap one of the most notorious terrorists in U.S. custody in exchange for lifting the travel ban imposed on Americans, an NGO worker has revealed. ANI
Tribal leaders declare eastern Libyan city of Benghazi 'a semi-autonomous' region
The eastern city of Benghazi in Libya has been declared a semi-autonomous region by tribal leaders backed by armed militia, in a move that could break up the country. ANI
Neo-Nazi German clothing brand causes outrage for opening shop named after Norway slaughterer
A German clothing brand, which is understood to be famous with neo-Nazis, has caused indignation among officials in the city of Chemnitz in eastern Germany, after it opened a store with a name similar to the Norwegian fanatic, who killed scores of people in a callous attack last summer. ANI
Pak Hindus want to return to India over safety concerns
Hindus living in Pakistan reportedly want to return to India, as they are reportedly terrified about a rise in the killings and kidnappings of the community members. ANI
Pakistan SC adjourns Gilani's contempt of court case hearing till March 8
The Pakistan Supreme Court has adjourned a contempt of court case hearing against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani till March 8. ANI
Most popular password for office computers revealed
The business world's most popular password has been found to be the predictable 'Password1'. ANI
European commission withdraws advertisement depicting Indian, Chinese as racist
The European commission has been forced to withdraw a video showing promoting the EU amid accusations that it depicts Chinese, Indian and Brazilian cultures in a racist manner. ANI
Foreign Minister Jiechi says US must respect China's regional interests
China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has called on the United States to respect his country's interests in the Asia-Pacific region. ANI
China determined to drive forward 'Six-Party Talks'
China has asked pertinent parties to put together astuteness, and make joint efforts for an early recommencement of the Six-Party Talks, intended at appropriately solving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. ANI
French President Sarkozy says 'too many foreigners in France'
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said there are far too many foreigners present in France and vowed to reduce the number of new arrivals by half. ANI
Lankan party demands bishop's persecution for slamming govt's rights record
A Sri Lankan party has called for the persecution of a leading bishop for condemning the government's human rights record. ANI
After sack, Pak Taliban deputy leader still favors talks with Pak Govt.
The sacked deputy leader of the Pakistan Taliban, Maulvi Faqir Mohammad, has reportedly said he still favors peace talks with the Pakistan Government. ANI
Obama slams violence in Syria as 'heartbreaking', but rules out US military action
US President Barack Obama has described the situation in Syria as "heartbreaking," but added that his country's unilateral military intervention would be a mistake. ANI
Pakistan lawmakers condemn Quran burning episode at US base in Afghanistan
The Pakistan Senate has passed a unanimous resolution condemning the burning of Qurans at a US base in Afghanistan and demanding that those responsible be punished. ANI
Assad vows to crush 'foreign-backed terrorism' as army targets new cities in Syria
Syria President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to crush "foreign-backed terrorism" in the wake of the army turned on new targets after subduing Homs. ANI
Five 'top LulzSec hackers' to face charges in New York
Five people accused of being top members of the computer hacking group, LulzSec, have been arrested, and will face charges in New York. ANI
Anand Sharma hopes India Indonesia trade target to hit US 25 billion dollar by 2015
The Union Minister for Commerce, Industry and Textiles Anand Sharma has said India and Indonesia will reach target trade worth US 25 billion dollars by 2015 ahead of schedule. ANI
World powers agree to reopen talks with Iran
The United States and five other countries have reportedly agreed to reopen talks with Iran, offering Tehran a diplomatic path to resolve an ongoing nuclear crisis after months of bellicose rhetoric. ANI
Oklahoma gives Santorum second Super Tuesday win
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has won the Oklahoma primary. ANI
China accuses Dalai Lama of instigating self-immolations
The Dailai Lama's clique has been warned for instigating separatist activities like self-immolations in a small number of monasteries and disrupting the stably-developing trend in the Tibetan-populated regions, said Li Changping, a member of the standing committee of the Sichuan Committee of the Communist Party of China Wednesday. ANI
Indian family of 10 to set record for world's biggest albino clan
An Indian couple along with eight other family members are set to land a Guinness World Record, as the biggest albino clan in the world. ANI
Tibetan teenager burns himself to death in China
A young Tibetan teenager has reportedly burnt himself in China, human right groups have said. ANI
Karachi HC orders Pak police to find Hindu woman 'forced to marry' Muslim under 'politician's influence'
The Karachi High Court has ordered the police to find a Hindu woman who was allegedly abducted and forced to marry her Muslim husband. ANI
Top Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri still alive
One of Al Qaeda's main operational commanders and the chief of the Harkatul Jihad al-Islami (HJI), Muhammad Ilyas Kashmiri, who was reported to have been killed in a US drone attack in South Waziristan last year, is reportedly still alive. ANI
Osama family likely to be extradited from Pakistan soon
The Pakistan Government has reportedly made arrangements to extradite the family of killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. ANI
Nargis Sethi to testify in PM contempt case today
Pakistan Cabinet and Defence Secretary Nargis Sethi is poised to testify before the Supreme Court today (Wednesday) when its seven-member bench resumes the hearing of a contempt of court case against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. ANI
'Bin Laden's body was flown to U.S. for cremation at secret location rather than buried at sea'
Leaked e-mails from an intelligence analysis firm have suggested that former Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden's dead body was actually sent to the United States for cremation. ANI
ARINC Planning to Expand Business in Vietnam with Major Airport Construction Projects
ARINC plans to expand its business and assist Vietnam in modernizing its airports was revealed during a recent trade mission to Vietnam organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Business Wire India
Energy Intelligence Group: Sinopec’s Fu Chengyu Voted “Petroleum Executive of the Year” By Peers
Energy Intelligence Group announced that Fu Chengyu, chairman of Beijing-based Sinopec Group (China Petrochemical Corporation), is the first leader of an Asia-based company to earn the distinction of his peers as “Petroleum Executive of the Year.” The 2012 award, as selected by top global industry executives, will be presented to Mr Business Wire India
Smith Micro’s QuickLink Mobility Provides Wireless Communication Manager for BRE Bank’s Mobile Workforce
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AmerisourceBergen to Acquire World Courier Group, Inc.
AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase World Courier Group, Inc., a privately held leading global specialty transportation and logistics provider for the biopharmaceutical industry, for $520 million in cash Business Wire India