U.S. and India consider joint patrols in South China Sea

The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a U.S. defence official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely anger Beijing, which claims most of the waterway.

Sensex ends 1 percent lower to close at May 2014 lows 4:05pm IST

Indian stocks fell more than 1 percent for a third consecutive session on Wednesday, pushing indexes to their lowest since May 2014 as state-run lenders were hit hard by a slew of earnings that showed a spike in bad loans and provisions for sour debt.

A Google self-driving car is seen inside a lobby at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/Files

Google computers can qualify as drivers in U.S.

U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads.  Full Article 

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during his victory speech as his wife Melania, looks on at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Manchester, New Hampshire February 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Trump, Sanders take New Hampshire by storm

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, thrashing traditional politicians in a display of anti-establishment power.  Full Article | Video: Trump thanks voters 

3-in-1 'wearable shelter' for Syrian refugees

3-in-1 'wearable shelter' for Syrian refugees

UK students have devised a three-in-one garment that quickly transforms from a jacket to a sleeping bag to a tent. They want their 'wearable shelters' to be distributed among refugees arriving in Europe. Matthew Stock reports.  See video 

A sign with a logo is on display at a Toyota car sales and showroom in St. Petersburg, September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk/Files

Millennials shifting car ownership model

When Toyota Motor looked to the future at the turn of the millennium and aimed its new, edgy Scion small-car brand at twenty-somethings, it could not have guessed that the model would be dead after just 12 years.  Full Article 

Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, (2nd L) waits with colleagues for a bus in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Thailand tells businesses to hire more elderly

Thailand population is rapidly ageing, unlike its neighbors with more youthful populations. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries.  Full Article 

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