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International News on October 15, 2012


  • Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girl who was shot by Taliban is shifted to the United Kingdom for further treatment.
  • Former Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk died at a hospital in Beijing, after having a Heart attack. He was 89. Sihanouk came to throne in 1941 and led Cambodia to independence from France in 1953.
  • Relatives of the victims of the 9/11 attack can watch the pretrial hearings in Guantanamo Bay on closed-circuit television at Fort Hamilton. The sessions are closed to the public, but relatives can register to watch the proceedings. Five men charged in the terrorist attack will undergo the military commission hearings. The hearings will also be shown at forts in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland.
  • The Muslim rebels and the Philippine government which reached a peace deal couple of days ago has signed a preliminary pact. The framework agreement, is the road map to a peace settlement that is expected by 2016. The pact was signed in Manila's Malacanang presidential palace by Marvic Leonen on behalf of the government and Mohagher Iqbal of Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
  • Dozens of militants attacked a Pakistani police checkpoint in the northwestern city of Peshawar. At least six security officials were killed in the assault that occurred at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • In what would be the first execution since 2007, South Dakota is set to execute Eric Robert, 50, for killing a security guard. The execution by lethal injection is scheduled at 10 p.m. local time at the statep rison in Sioux Falls. Eric Robert and a fellow inmate Rodney Berget has killed guard Ronald Johnson and attacked several other officers in an escape attempt in April 2011.

  • ZTE Wins 13,000-Carrier Frequency TD-LTE Contract to Become China Mobile’s Largest LTE Device Supplier
    ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, today announced it has won China Mobile’s TD-LTE contract Business Wire India

    Eppendorf Announces New Brunswick CelliGen® BLU cabinet / 50L CelliGen® BLU vessel
    Eppendorf has announced the release of the next generation New Brunswick CelliGen® BLU cabinet and the much anticipated 50L CelliGen® BLU single-use vessel. The New Brunswick CelliGen® BLU system combines the trusted performance of traditional bioprocess control with all the benefits of single-use technology Business Wire India

    Mobile Telephony Steals the March over Fixed Line in the Moroccan Telecom Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan
    A low fixed-line penetration of 11.1 per cent is driving mobile growth in Morocco, especially, in remote areas where mobile telephony services are easier to access than fixed-line telecom services Business Wire India

    SoftBank to Acquire 70% Stake in Sprint
    SOFTBANK CORP. (“SoftBank”) (TSE: 9984) and Sprint Nextel Corporation (“Sprint”) (NYSE: S) today announced that they have entered into a series of definitive agreements under which SoftBank will invest $20.1 billion in Sprint, consisting of $12.1 billion to be distributed to Sprint stockholders and $8 Business Wire India

    Sprint to Hold Webcast
    Sprint (NYSE: S) will hold a special webcast at 4:00 a.m. ET on October 15, 2012. Interested investors, analysts and media should monitor the Sprint website at http://newsroom.sprint.com/news/ at approximately 3:55 a.m. for a link to the webcast for this special event. For those unable to view at this time, replays will be available. Business Wire India

    Petronas and LanzaTech to Recycle CO2 into Sustainable Chemicals
    LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, and PETRONAS, the national oil company of Malaysia will work together to accelerate the development and commercialization of technologies to produce sustainable chemicals from carbon dioxide (CO2) and natural gas. Business Wire India

    ZTE to Exhibit Complete Grand Series of Handsets at ITU Telecom World 2012 and GITEX Technology Week
    ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, will exhibit its full range of Grand series handsets at this year’s ITU Telecom World 2012 and GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. Business Wire India

    Frontier Silicon launches new Network Audio module with iPhone 5 docking at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair
    Frontier Silicon, the leading supplier of Digital Radio and Network Audio technology, has announced the launch of Venice 6.5, its most cost-effective module for network audio devices. Business Wire India

    Conair Corporation’s Plastic and Thermoforming Manufacturing Equipment to Be Sold by Heritage Global Partners via Global Online Auction November 14-15
    Heritage Global Partners (“HGP”), a global leader in asset advisory and auction services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Counsel RB Capital (OTCQB: CRBN), has announced its upcoming global online auction featuring a wide array of plastic and thermoforming manufacturing equipment from Conair Babyliss Costa Rica S.A Business Wire India

    FAB’ENTECH launches a Phase I clinical trial in Singapore for its new product against H5N1 Avian Influenza
    Fab’entech, a French biopharmaceutical company specialized in developing specific polyclonal immunoglobulins against emerging infectious diseases has announced that the company is launching its first clinical trial in humans for its product against the H5N1 Avian Influenza virus Business Wire India

    Hilton Worldwide Reinvents Dining at Full Service Hotels
    Casual dining is on the rise. According to a recent Mintel survey, sales at quick service restaurants have increased to nearly $30 billion in the past five years. This trend is being echoed throughout our hotels as guests spend less time in fine dining restaurants, opting for quick and convenient items instead Business Wire India

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