NEW DELHI/MUMBAI - The government made a push on Wednesday to bolster its strained finances, offering to sell a stake in miner Coal India and more mobile phone airwaves as it aimed to deliver on a promise to trim its fiscal deficit.
MUMBAI - Indian generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd reported a wider loss in the December quarter, hurt by foreign exchange losses and higher finance costs.
NEW DELHI - When Anando Mukerjee tells people in India that he's an opera singer, they are intrigued - and impressed. Opera is almost unheard of in a country obsessed with Bollywood spectacle.
TOKYO - The mother of Islamic State captive Kenji Goto appealed for his life on Wednesday after a new video appeared to show the Japanese journalist saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber.
MELBOURNE - Top seed Novak Djokovic and champion Stan Wawrinka set up 'The Djoker v The Man 3.0' at Melbourne Park after impressive quarter-final victories on Wednesday, while an ill Serena Williams moved a step closer to her 19th grand slam title.
LONDON - Force India will not take part in Formula One's opening pre-season test in Jerez starting this weekend, the team said on Wednesday.
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT - Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel that has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict between the militant Islamist group and Israel.
PARK CITY, Utah - In the midst of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, actors Suraj Sharma and Tony Revolori found themselves comparing notes on Hollywood's awards season, both having made their breakout in films that stormed into the Oscars race.
SAN FRANCISCO - A program used by U.S. and British spies to record computer keystrokes was part of sophisticated hacking operations in more than a dozen countries, security experts said on Tuesday, after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reportedly leaked the source code for the program.
MELBOURNE - Madison Keys overcame a leg injury to secure a 6-3 4-6 6-4 victory over Venus Williams at the Australian Open on Wednesday to reach her first grand slam semi-final.
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