India unveils climate target to cut carbon intensity

India has promised to shave a third off the rate at which it emits greenhouse gases over the next 15 years, in a long-awaited contribution towards reaching a deal to slow global warming at a U.N. climate summit in December.

Two suicide car bombs kill at least 18 in Baghdad -police, medics 8:10am IST

BAGHDAD - Suicide car bomb attacks targeting two mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad killed at least 18 people on Saturday, police and medical sources said.

The dollar sign (R) is seen alongside the signs for other currencies above a currency exchange shop in Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Files

IMF, central banks in the spotlight

Flanked by interest rate decisions in Britain, Japan and Australia, the IMF's annual meeting in Lima takes centre stage in the calendar next week, with policymakers focussing on China's economic slide and its impact on the rest of the world. Activity in China's vast factory sector shrank again in September fuelling fears that the economy there may be cooling more rapidly than thought.   Full Article 

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President Francois Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Etienne Laurent/Pool

Russia says to step up air strikes in Syria

Russia said on Saturday it will step up air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which Moscow says is weakening Islamic State militants but which Western powers say aims to support President Bashar al-Assad.  Full Article | Video 

Football - Manchester City v Newcastle United - Barclays Premier League - Etihad Stadium - 3/10/15. General view of the scoreboard Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine. Livepic

Aguero hits five as Man City crush Newcastle

Sergio Aguero scored five times in 20 minutes as Manchester City came from behind to thrash Newcastle United 6-1 and go back to the top of the Premier League table on Saturday.  Full Article 

A woman tries on a gold necklace inside a jewellery showroom at a market in Mumbai, India, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

Gold at discount for fourth week in India

Gold prices in India continued to trade at a discount for a fourth straight week, while premiums in China fell before it went on a week-long national holiday, in signs of sluggish demand. Persistent weakness in India and China, which together account for about half of global demand, could add more pressure on gold prices, already reeling from a looming U.S. interest rate hike.   Full Article 

A backpack that may save your life

A backpack that may save your life

It's not just a backpack: A wearable device for self rescue from multi-story buildings may save lives, according to its creators. The so-called "Skysaver" safely lowers its wearer to the ground in emergencies  Video 

A Vatican flag is raised as crowds gather for Pope Francis at the Festival of Families along Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 26, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/Pool

Vatican sacks gay priest after public coming out

The Vatican on Saturday dismissed a gay priest from his Holy See job on the eve of a major Church meeting for a highly public coming out that challenged the Roman Catholic teaching that homosexual acts are a sin.  Full Article 

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