For India's dream of taking the baton of global growth from China, its savings rate is flashing a warning sign.
Long a symbol of the country's decades of war, the abandoned palace in Kabul - bombed-out and bullet-scarred - is to be rebuilt under an ambitious government plan, and women make up a quarter of the workforce.
India's $11 bln tobacco industry has urged government to take a softer line on tobacco control efforts when it hosts a WHO conference in New Delhi next month, but officials say government will not bow to "pressure tactics".
Twitter Inc said Thursday it would cut 9 percent of its global workforce to keep costs down even as quarterly results eclipsed Wall Street's beaten-down expectations, lifting shares that had fallen after a failed effort to sell the company.
The Iraqi army was trying on Thursday to reach a town south of Mosul where Islamic State has reportedly executed dozens to deter the population against any attempt to support the U.S.-led offensive on the jihadists' last major city stronghold in Iraq.