A broker monitors a screen displaying live stock quotes on the floor of a trading firm in Mumbai May 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

Nifty hits life high on foreign buying, higher Asian stocks

The Nifty rose to a record high on Wednesday, led by gains in blue-chips such as ICICI Bank on continued foreign-investor buying, while higher Asian shares also helped sentiment.  Full Article 

Asia stocks rise as risk aversion wanes, Aussie spikes 9:06am IST

TOKYO - Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday as risk aversion triggered by recent geopolitical tensions continued to ebb, while the Australian dollar spiked on stronger-than-expected inflation data.

A worker climbs outside an Apple store in Hong Kong April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files

China sales drive strong Apple results

A jump in both iPhone and Macs computer sales in China helped Apple beat forecasts in its third quarter, despite weaker than expected revenue and guidance. Bobbi Rebell reports.  Video | Full Article 

Flowers and messages for the victims of flight MH17 are seen outside Malaysia's High Commission in central London July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake'

The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said.  Full Article 

Relatives of Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant Abduallah El-Buhasi, who medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike, mourn during his funeral in Deir El-Balah in the central Gaza Strip July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands

The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts.  Full Article | Palestinians seek U.N. inquiry 

The Sahara group chairman Subrata Roy (C) arrives at the Supreme Court in New Delhi March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

Roy could be part of asset sale talks, firm says

The jailed chairman of conglomerate Sahara, Subrata Roy, could be allowed to take part in talks over group asset sales to repay investors sold bonds that were later ruled to be illegal, the company said after he was again denied bail on Tuesday. Roy has been in jail since March 4.  Full Article 

Customers are seen through the windows of a McDonald's store (top) in Tokyo, while others stand in line in front of cash registers, July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

'Safety violations at supplier were company-led'

Food safety violations at Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a supplier to global brands including McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc, were company-led and not the acts of individuals, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the Shanghai food and drug watchdog.  Full Article 

Malaysia's Nur Ayuni (R) and Nur Suyani pose at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files
Commonwealth Games

Malaysia wants missing jacket shooter included

Malaysia's government has launched an appeal to Commonwealth Games organisers to have rifle shooter Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim reinstated in the competition after she was withdrawn because her jacket was lost en route to Scotland.  Full Article 

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    Kishan Singh Bisht, a jail warden in Tihar, maintains a register inside a restaurant run by the Tihar Jail authorities on Jail Road in west Delhi July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

    Restaurant run by Tihar convicts wins praise for politeness, hygiene

    As India's capital baked in a heat wave, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, to be greeted by a smiling waiter who took his order for a traditional "thali" meal of flatbread, lentils, vegetables and rice. Nothing unusual, except that the employee, like most of his colleagues, is a convicted murderer serving time in Tihar Jail.  Full Article 

    Keren Blankfeld

    Life — if you can call it that — under Israel’s Iron Dome

    I’ve become pretty great at rocket dodging. As a New Yorker living in Tel Aviv while researching a book, I never thought I’d say that. And yet it’s true: since Hamas began firing rockets into Tel Aviv on July 8, I’ve learned to move quickly. I’m witnessing just a sliver of what it’s like for Israelis trying their best to live a “normal” life in a kind of twilight zone where different rules apply.   Commentary 

    Jack Shafer

    Dear Mr. Murdoch: Save yourself 80 billion bucks

    Getting bigger for bigness’s sake makes sense for a sumo wrestler. But does that apply to a media conglomerate? There’s a panic element to the Murdoch offer, too. At the age of 83, how many more deals can he possibly consummate? Of course, that’s what they all said when Murdoch was 73, and had not yet bought the Wall Street Journal for $5 billion. But 83 is not the new 73.  Full Article 

    Ian Bremmer

    What MH17 means for Russia-Ukraine

    In the wake of the taking down a Malaysian jet over Eastern Ukraine, everyone is pointing fingers. Kiev blames the pro-Russian “terrorists,” the separatists accuse Kiev of planning the attack, while Moscow blames the Ukrainian govt for pushing the rebels into this violent situation. Despite the confusion, it’s clear what MH17 means: dramatic escalation and an even more combustible conflict.  Opinion 

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    Pentagon’s big budget F-35 fighter ‘can’t turn, can’t climb, can’t run’

    Pentagon’s big budget F-35 fighter ‘can’t turn, can’t climb, can’t run’

    The U.S. military has grounded all its new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters following an incident on June 23, when one of the high-tech warplanes caught fire. The no-fly order — which affects at least 50 F-35s at training and test bases in Florida, Arizona, California and Maryland — began on the evening of July 3 and continued through July 11.  Commentary 

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