Briefly World: Inventor of bar code dies at 91

Inventor of bar code dies at 91

New York: The inventor of the bar code, that originated six decades ago and revolutionised product labelling, has died at 91. Woodland died on Sunday, suffering from Alzheimer's at his home in New Jersey.

Pak sends new letter for Musharraf arrest

Islamabad: Pakistan has sent a second letter to Interpol asking it to arrest former President Pervez Musharraf for failing to cooperate with investigators probing the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto. The Federal Investigation Agency attached arrest warrants for Musharraf and some pieces of evidence.

US panel approves torture report

Washington: A key Congressional committee on intelligence has voted to approve its long-awaited report on the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" under former US President George Bush.

Islamists, opponents rally before Egypt vote

CAIRO: Opposing sides in Egypt's political crisis were staging rival rallies Friday, the final day before voting starts on a contentious draft constitution that has plunged the country into turmoil and deeply divided the nation.

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