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India’s annual growth slows to 7.1% after controversial note ban

India’s growth slowed to 7.1 percent last year, according to official data released Wednesday, weaker than analysts expected but still the

Sri Lanka tightens building laws as monsoon rain toll tops 200

Colombo (AFP) – Sri Lanka pledged Wednesday to tighten construction laws as the toll from heavy rains rose to

Earth’s space junk crisis could lead to catastrophic collisions and damage the global economy, researchers warn

The growing amount of fast-moving space debris orbiting the Earth could lead to catastrophic collisions with satellites, hurting economies,

89 gunmen killed in Philippine urban battle: military

Philippine troops have killed 89 Islamist militants during more than a week of urban battles but a final showdown is expected

China’s ex-statistics chief jailed for life for graft

China’s ex-statistics chief was jailed for life on Wednesday for accepting 153 million yuan ($22.4 million) worth of bribes, becoming the

Trump cryptic ‘covfefe’ tweet trends on social network

Not for the first time, a Donald Trump tweet has lit up the internet. But this time, users the world over

US says no laptop ban on board flights from Europe for now

US aviation security officials stepped back from imposing a ban on carry-on computers on flights coming from Europe, which had been

Trump tipped to pull out of Paris climate deal

President Donald Trump teased an imminent decision Wednesday on whether to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, promising an announcement “very

Indian court suspends Modi government’s ban on sale of cattle for slaughter in India

NEW DELHI (AFP) – An Indian court on Tuesday (May 30) temporarily suspended a ban imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s

India will cooperate on probe of national carrier deals: minister

India’s civil aviation ministry said Tuesday it would cooperate with a federal inquiry into alleged irregularities in the purchase of 111