"Cleaner" coal fights for space in emissions debate

The global coal industry is trumpeting "cleaner coal" technology to fight bubbling competition from renewable energy, but the high costs of greener plants are proving a major obstacle in selling them to power-hungry countries such as India.

France, India to launch global solar alliance 7:53am IST

PARIS 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.

A labourer carries iron hand pumps through an alley at a wholesale market in Kolkata, November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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India's economic growth seen picking up

India's economic growth likely picked up in the July-September quarter, outpacing China on improving domestic demand and manufacturing activity that could persuade the RBI to keep interest rates unchanged on Tuesday. Analysts say the goods and services tax - which seeks to unify India's 29 states into a single market - could help raise GDP growth to around 8 percent in the next fiscal year.  Full Article 

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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"No Planet B", marchers worldwide tell leaders

More than half a million people from Australia to Paraguay joined the biggest day of climate change activism in history on Sunday, telling world leaders gathering for a summit in Paris there is "No Planet B" in the fight against global warming.  Full Article | Pictures 

September 28, 2015; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is interviewed during media day at Toyota Sports Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers' great Bryant to retire at end of season

Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, arguably the best player of his generation, announced on Sunday he will retire after the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season.  Full Article 

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) and European Council President Donald Tusk greet each other after a news conference following a EU-Turkey summit in Brussels, Belgium November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman

EU and Turkey seal migrant deal

Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish PM called a "new beginning".  Full Article 

A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in Singapore in this January 2, 2014 photo illustration. Picture taken January 2, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su/Files

On China's fringes, cyber spies raise their game

Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say are China-sponsored hackers using techniques rarely seen elsewhere.  Insight 

A Tibetan pilgrim prostrates herself at the Jokhang Temple in central Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China early November 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Tibet's fragile peace could unravel

Every morning hundreds of Tibetans come to pray at the Jokhang, one of Tibet's holiest sites. A few years ago they would have done so under the watchful eye of security forces. Now the troops have vanished, replaced by a comprehensive network of lookout posts. Seven years after deadly rioting ripped through Tibet, increased surveillance has helped restore calm. But violence could break out again.  Video 

Norwich City v Arsenal - Barclays Premier League - Carrow Road - 29/11/15. Arsenal's Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring their first goalAction Images via Reuters / John Sibley. Livepic
English Premier League

Arsenal miss out on joining leaders

Arsenal missed the chance to heighten the congestion at the top of the Premier League and suffered fresh injury blows when a frustrating 1-1 draw at Norwich City failed to take them alongside leaders Manchester City and Leicester City on Sunday.  Full Article | Related Story 

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