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.
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.
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 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
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
Pakistan are open to playing next month's World Twenty20 matches at a neutral venue if the government does not clear their tour of India over security concerns, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said. Full Article
Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, an Academy Award nominee for his performance in the movie "The Last Samurai" is fighting stomach cancer and will have to postpone plans to return to Broadway. Full Article