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International News on October 11, 2012


  • Vice-Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Reports say Biden interrupted Ryan 82 times. CNN polls show 48% of those who watched the debate say Ryan won it, while 44% say Biden won the debate. Time gives B trade to Paul Ryan and B- to Joe Biden.
  • Mo Yan wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for literature.
  • Malala Yousafzai is shifted to a military hospital in Rawalpindi. Doctors give her 70% chance of survival.
  • 10 militants in northwest Pakistan were killed by US drone missiles.
  • International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde says Greece should get more than two years to meet fiscal targets. She suggested debt reductions before a 130 billion-euro bailout can proceed.
  • 13 children were hurt in an accident in Victorville, Southern California when a U-Haul truck collided with a school bus carrying 40 students. Two children were seriously injured and taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center. 11 other children were taken to local hospital. The bus driver was also hurt.

  • Infineon Again Global Leader in Power Semiconductors
    Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is global market leader in power semiconductors for the ninth consecutive year. According to the most recent report from IMS Research (an IHS company), Infineon held an 11.9 percent share of the total US Dollar 17.6 billion market for power semiconductors, in 2011 Business Wire India

    ACE in Asia Pacific Launches Regional Day of Community Service
    ACE in Asia Pacific, part of the ACE Group of Companies, announced today that the company will launch its inaugural Regional Day of Community Service, during which ACE employees across the region will participate in active volunteerism and / or raise funds for charitable organizations. Business Wire India

    GSK Announces further Initiatives to Advance Openness and Collaboration to Help Tackle Global Health Challenges
    Business Wire India

    Hyperion Geocrystal Achieves Mass Production of Large Diameter Sapphire Using ARC Energy's CHES Furnaces
    Suzhou Hyperion Geocrystal Co. Ltd. announced it has achieved volume production of large diameter c-axis sapphire cores using ARC Energy’s CHES™ furnaces. Hyperion offers 50-200mm (2-8 inch) diameter cores, epi-ready wafers, and PSS wafers Business Wire India

    Rapaport Auctions Reports Record September Sales 82,260 Carats Sold for $14.3 Million
    Rapaport Auctions, the largest auction market for recycled diamonds, reported strong activity for the third quarter of 2012 with sales of 82,260cts. for $14.3 million. Melee prices stabilized, increasing 3% after a decline of 13% in Q2. Single stone sales were better than expected with steady demand from Israeli dealers Business Wire India

    CloudBase3 Apps TechZone to Showcase Demonstrations, Education and Information at the 2013 International CES
    The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® , in partnership with Living in Digital Times, today announced the launch of CloudBase3 Apps, a new TechZone at the 2013 International CES® dedicated to the explosive transition to cloud computing Business Wire India

    Covidien Announces Final Results from Landmark DEFINITIVE LE Study in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease
    Covidien (NYSE:COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced final 12-month results from its DEFINITIVE LE (Determination of Effectiveness of SilverHawk™ / TurboHawk™ Peripheral Plaque Excision Systems for the Treatment of Infrainguinal Vessels/Lower Extremities) study. Business Wire India

    Gemalto Delivers Record Activation Services for Millions of New LTE Subscribers in North America
    Regulatory News: Business Wire India

    Nexthink Expands Presence in Asia Through Partners
    Nexthink®, the leading provider of real-time: monitoring and analytics for IT Infrastructure from the end-user perspective, has announced that it is expanding its presence in Asia through the recruitment of partners in India Business Wire India

    NRI Places in the Top 10 of the FinTech 100 for Third Consecutive Year
    Nomura Research Institute, Ltd Business Wire India

    Go Daddy to Auction 42 Single- & Two-Character .ORG Domain Names
    For the first time in the Internet’s history, the domain name A.ORG and other single-character .ORG names are available to the public. Go Daddy and Public Interest Registry (PIR) are teaming up to auction 42 valuable single- and two-character domain names like I.ORG, S.ORG and TS.ORG on GoDaddy.com Business Wire India

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