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International News on October 18, 2012

  • More than 1200 secret Boy Scouts' files detailing sexual abuse within the organization from 1965 to 1985 were published online Thursday. The documents, which are known as "ineligible volunteer" were published after the Oregon Supreme court has ordered its release. Media organizations had sued for the release of the documents which are part of a 2010 case.
  • A deadly airstrike by the government forces hit the town of Maarat al-Noaman in northern Syria killing at least 40. The town declared liberated just last week and was seen as a major victory for the rebels.

  • GE Healthcare Connects People through Music in Fight Against Breast Cancer with First Health Initiative powered by Spotify
    Today GE Healthcare announced the launch of ‘Give a Little Beat’, a musical initiative and a first in the healthcare industry, to connect people in the fight against breast cancer through the power of music and social media. By visiting www.givealittlebeat Business Wire India

    LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Study Shows Law Firms Consider Websites as Key Marketing Tactic, but Measuring Effectiveness is Limited
    LexisNexis® Legal & Professional (, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced results from the latest LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® study on how international B2B law firms are using their websites as part of their marketing programs. Business Wire India

    TSYS Releases White Paper on the Convergence of Social Media and Payments in India and Southeast Asia
    TSYS today announced the publication of a white paper, the third in its Emerging Market Perspective Series, titled ‘Convergence of Social Media and Payments in India and Southeast Asia Business Wire India

    GA Telesis Closes New $100 Million Credit Facility
    GA Telesis, LLC, today announced that it has closed on a new syndicated $100 million credit facility. Led by PNC Bank, N.A., the facility has a three year term and has participation from a total of six global and regional banks Business Wire India

    Jefferies Expands Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking
    Jefferies has announced that Prem Parameswaran has joined the firm as Global Head of Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking, based in the firm’s New York office. Business Wire India

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