France, India to launch global solar alliance

French President Francois Hollande and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday launch an international solar alliance aimed at eventually bringing clean and affordable solar energy within the reach of all.

SpiceJet to choose between Airbus and Boeing for plane order 29 Nov 2015

DUBAI SpiceJet is in talks with Boeing and Airbus to buy more than 150 planes, the airline’s chairman said on Sunday, predicting he would decide which manufacturer to place the order with by the end of March 2016.

Protesters demonstrate during a rally held the day before the start of the Paris Climate Change Summit in Berlin, Germany, November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski
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Climate rallies pressure U.N. summit

Tens of thousands of people from Sydney to London joined one of the biggest days of climate change activism on Sunday, telling world leaders gathering for a summit in Paris there is "No Planet B" in the fight against global warming.  Full Article | Video 

West Indies' Sunil Narine attempts to catch a ball during a training session at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham June 5, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

Sunil Narine suspended for illegal action

West Indian spinner Sunil Narine, the world's top-ranked bowler in both forms of limited-overs cricket, has been suspended from bowling in internationals after his action was ruled to be illegal.  Full Article 

Fighters from the Democratic Forces of Syria start a fire to boil water in the 121 Regiment base, after taking control of it from Islamic State militants in the town of al-Melabiyyah, south of Hasaka city, Syria November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Germany outlines plan to support IS fight

Germany could send 1,200 soldiers to the Middle East by the end of the year to support a coalition battling Islamic State, Germany's top defence official told a newspaper on Sunday as his minister backed an international alliance against the group.  Full Article 

Refugees and migrants board the Turkish Coast Guard Search and Rescue ship Umut-703, off the shores of Canakkale, Turkey, after a failed attempt at crossing to the Greek island of Lesbos, November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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EU and Turkey set to sign migration deal

Leaders of the European Union and Turkey were set to sign an agreement on Sunday offering Ankara cash and closer ties in return for help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, draft conclusions of their summit showed.  Full Article 

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Rosberg ends F1 season on a hat-trick high

Nico Rosberg ended the Formula One season on a winning high in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with team mate and triple world champion Lewis Hamilton following him home in a record 12th one-two finish for dominant Mercedes.  Full Article 

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Opinion - 'Tamasha' is worth a watch

“Rockstar”, “Highway” and now “Tamasha” show Imtiaz Ali is not content with telling straightforward stories. “Tamasha” is not an easy film to slot. Ali is obviously trying to push his boundaries and it doesn’t always work, but when it does, the result is breathtaking. For that alone, the film is worth a watch, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Review 

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Protesters demonstrate during a rally ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, known as the COP21 summit, in Geneva, Switzerland November 28, 2015.   REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

Climate will supplant shale as top energy disruptor

The world’s politicians may be about to get serious on cutting greenhouse gases at the U.N. Paris confab. And shareholders are pushing Big Oil to disclose global warming risks. The consequences for the industry will be longer lasting than the recent oil production revolution.  Column