FB's India stumble could embolden other regulators

India's decision to effectively ban Facebook's pared-back free Internet service is a major blow to the social network's plans, and may prompt other regulators to demand equal online access for their users.

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A worker loads iron rods in a truck at an iron and steel market in an industrial area in Mumbai September 11, 2013.   REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Insurers wary about China, India metals firms

As rock bottom commodities prices and overcapacity weaken balance sheets at beleaguered commodities firms, trade insurers fear further pressure from payment delays and defaults in China and India, particularly in metals.  Full Article 

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Ten dead, 80 injured in Germany train crash

Ten people were killed and at least 81 injured on Tuesday when two passenger trains collided head-on at high speed in remote countryside in southern Germany.  Full Article | Video 

United Nations (U.N.) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speaks during a news conference in Colombo February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Lanka war crimes probe must be impartial: U.N.

The United Nations will not force Sri Lanka to accept a role for international judges in investigating possible war crimes during the 26-year Tamil insurgency but any process must be impartial and independent, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday.  Read 

Spain's Rafael Nadal sits in his chair with ice packs on his head during his first round match against Spain's Fernando Verdasco at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Nadal to warm up for Wimbledon at Queen's

Spaniard Rafael Nadal will sharpen his grasscourt game at London's Queen's Club ahead of Wimbledon in June, organisers of the Aegon Championships said on Tuesday.  Full Article 

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The show must go on in Brazil. Carnival is dancing full speed ahead. And not even the country's Zika virus outbreak can stop Brazilians from spinning into the night.  Video 

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Indian army soldiers walk down the Siachen Glacier, in this October 4, 2003 file picture. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski/Files

Indian soldier pulled out alive after six days buried in snow

An Indian soldier declared dead has been found alive under 25 feet (8 metres) of snow, six days after he was buried by an avalanche that hit his military post in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.  Full Article