Dutch hi-tech company ASML profits rise

ASML, key global supplier of computer chip-making systems and high-tech bellwether, Wednesday posted record sales for 2011 alongside a fourth-quarter slump of nearly 30 percent in net income.

Alleged Russian cybercriminal charged in New York court

The Justice Department announced indictments against two Russians Tuesday for allegedly hacking into computers of US financial institutions to steal credit card numbers and stock information before running up bills.

Hong Kong clean air targets fail to impress

Environmentalists on Wednesday expressed disappointment at new clean-air targets for Hong Kong, as research showed pollution-related illnesses killed more than 3,000 residents a year.

India's IT giant TCS slumps despite profit boost

Shares in India's biggest outsourcing firm TCS slid as much as 5.1 percent Wednesday amid investor concern about the outlook for a sector dependent on demand from crises-hit Europe and the United States.

Ruthless boas know when to ditch their squeeze

Boa constrictors can sense the heartbeat of their quarry as they suffocate it, thus giving themselves the signal to know when the prey is dead, scientists say.

Wikipedia editors question site's blackout

Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The shutdown of one of the Internet's most-visited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors, who say the protest of anti-piracy legislation could threaten ...

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