Germany, EU demand Iran to free pastor Nadarkhani

Germany, one of the few countries with diplomatic ties with Iran, has asked Iran to stay the execution of a pastor who refused to re-convert to Islam. German diplomat Boris Ruge has summoned the Iranian charge d’affaires in Berlin on Thursday and demanded the death penalty on Youssef Nadarkhani be lifted and he should be freed. “In light of the ...

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Samsung launches new dual core ARM Cortex processor

Samsung Electronics has introduced its latest addition to its Exynos product family – the Exynos 4212 – a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 application processor, designed on Samsung’s advanced 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process. The dual-core Exynos 4212 supports a high-quality user-experience and energy-efficient requirements of smartphones and tablet devices. Samsung’s new Exynos application processor was displayed recently at ...

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NOAA: Natural disasters alone caused a loss of $35 billion so far in 2011

Now that North Carolina has begun assessing the loss left behind by Hurricane Irene, a look at how natural disasters devastated the United States economy reveals $750 billion in losses to the nation in the last 31 years. The U.S. has sustained 108 weather-related disasters since 1980 with the total normalized losses  exceeding $750 billion, adjusted to 2011 figures using ...

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Sathya Sai Baba passed away

PUTTAPARTHI — Indian spiritual guru Sathya Sai Baba passed away on Sunday morning at 6.25 am, said sources at Prashanti Nilayam. Baba, 85, was hospitalized on March 28 with respiratory problems and his condition deteriorated and he was virtually kept on machine support until the end. Sathya Sai Trust said Baba’s body will be kept for public darshan at Sai ...

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Timeline: Sathya Sai Baba’s life and contribution

Here is a brief timeline of Sathya Sai Baba’s life. Nov. 23, 1926 — Born as Sathyanarayana Raju to Eswaramma and Raju Ratnakaram in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh. March 8, 1940 — 14-year-old Sathya was supposedly stung by a scorpion in Uravakonda, a nearby town and was unconscious for hours. He woke up laughing and weeping and singing that changed his ...

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Norwegian Govt clears Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus from charges

Norwegian government has cleared Nobel Laureaute Muhammad Yunus from the charge of unauthorised fund-transfers in mid-90s. Minister for Environment and International Development Erik Solheim said in a posting on the foreign ministry website that the Grameen Bank had neither embezzled the funds of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) nor used the money for unintended purposes. Solheim’s remarks came ...

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