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International News on October 16, 2012


  • Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauds European Union sanctions against Iran.
  • Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hits southern Maine. The quake was felt in Boston and Connecticut as well. The quake first occurred at 7:15 p.m. and was centered about three miles west of Hollis Center. The magnitude was first reported to be of magnitude 4.6 but was later downgraded to 4.0.
  • Two U.S. Navy sailors were arrested by Japanese authorities in connection with an alleged rape of a local woman on Okinawa.
  • Second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. Obama bounces back dominating Romney in the debate.

  • Hilton Worldwide Joins Feeding America and The Global FoodBanking Network to Minimize Food Waste and Alleviate Hunger
    Today, on World Food Day, Hilton Worldwide announced multi-year partnerships with Feeding America and The Global FoodBanking Network to secure food and reduce hunger in communities where it operates around the globe Business Wire India

    WIN Consortium and Oracle Join Forces to Accelerate Personalized Cancer Care
    Worldwide Innovative Network (WIN) in personalized cancer medicine consortium proudly announces that Oracle Health Sciences has become a member of the consortium Business Wire India

    ZTE Unveils Innovative OTT Solution Supporting Low Bit Rate HD at Broadband World Forum 2012
    ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063 Business Wire India

    Major Breakthrough in Malaria Reduction, and Reduction of Mosquito Bites Now Possible with New Receptor-Blocking Chemical Technology
    Olfactor Laboratories, Inc. has advanced a world-class technology that could make mosquito bites a thing of the past and is preparing to take that technology to market as early as 2013. Business Wire India

    Kronos Celebrates 35 Years of Innovation
    At an event held at its world headquarters in Chelmsford, Mass. today, Kronos Incorporated celebrated 35 years as a pioneering innovator in the field of workforce management. Since its founding in 1977, the company has grown to be the global leader in the workforce management software market with more than 3,500 employees and annual revenues of more than $865 million Business Wire India

    Wipro Flagship Data Center Awarded LEED® Green Building Gold Certification
    Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), today announced that its flagship data center at King’s Mountain, North Carolina has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Business Wire India

    Is Lao PDR Any Place for Business? Lao Government Considering Arrest of Sanum Investments' Foreign Executives upon Their Re-entry into the Country
    Business Wire India

    Jefferies Granted Capital Markets Services License by Monetary Authority of Singapore
    Jefferies today announced that it has been granted a Capital Markets Services License by the Monetary Authority of Singapore for the regulated activity of trading in futures contracts, for the firm’s Jefferies Bache Futures & Options business. Business Wire India

    Emmy Winner Aaron Paul to Play Lead in DreamWorks Studios’ “Need for Speed”
    Aaron Paul has been cast to play the lead in DreamWorks Studios action film “Need for Speed,” it was announced by DreamWorks’ President of Production, Holly Bario. Scott Waugh (“Act of Valor”) is attached to direct, and the project has a target production start date for early next year and a theatrical release on February 7, 2014. Business Wire India

    Investors Trust Assurance SPC Inaugurates Its New Branch Office in Kuala Lumpur
    Following its global expansion plans, Investors Trust Assurance SPC (“ITA”) has announced the recent opening of its branch office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the renowned Petronas KLCC Business Wire India

    Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) Advances Sustainability Goals with ISO 26000 Standard
    Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has received an Advanced level rating in SGS’s independent assessment for ISO 26000 social responsibility standards, making it the first in its sector in Asia-Pacific to receive this recognition from leading independent global industry auditor Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS). Business Wire India

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