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Twelve dead as trains collide in northern India

Two passenger trains packed with festive travellers collided in northern India, killing at least 12 people and injuring 45, a railway spokesman said on...

Robotic tasting machine to rate Thai food across the world

On the orders of the former PM, a machine that will test the authenticity of Thai dishes cooked around the world has been unveiled in Bangkok.

Kurds seize Iraq-Syria border post Sunni tribe joins fight against ISIS

Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on...

Algeria identifies suspects in Frenchman's beheading

Algeria has identified suspects in the kidnapping and beheading of French tourist Herve Gourdel, the justice minister said Tuesday, as the North Africa...



Nomura, Goldman among firms to lead Japan Post IPO

Nomura Holdings Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are among four firms selected to lead the initial public offering for Japan Post Holdings Co.

Adidas to start $1.9 billion shareholder return program

Adidas AG, the world’s second‑largest sporting‑goods maker, said it will start a multi‑year shareholder return program of as much...

Sydney pads costing more than New York homes spur RBA review

To see why Australia’s central bank has had a change of heart on home lending curbs, look no further than Sydney’s inner city where a...

Are toilets and bank accounts connected? In India, yes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to develop India includes creating toilet access for all 1.2 billion people and opening a bank account for every...