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Sensex falls; Axis Bank leads drop in financials

Indian shares fell on Wednesday, on track for a second day of losses, dragged lower by financial stocks such as Axis Bank after the lender reported a quarterly profit slump, with weak global cues further weighing on the sentiment.

Tata shake-up may distract group from restructuring efforts

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The surprise removal of Tata Sons' chairman Cyrus Mistry and his advisory team, and the temporary return of family patriarch Ratan Tata, may distract the salt-to-software conglomerate from its efforts to trim debt and reshape some of its businesses.

U.S. judge approves $14.7 billion deal in VW diesel scandal

WASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Tuesday approved one of the biggest corporate settlements on record, Volkswagen AG's $14.7 billion deal arising from its diesel emissions cheating scandal, and the German automaker said it would begin buying back polluting cars in mid-November.

Economic gender parity nearly two centuries off, WEF finds

ZURICH Progress in closing the global workplace gender gap is slowing dramatically, according to a World Economic Forum study, with a notable exception in Rwanda, a country still emerging from the aftermath of genocide that has become the world's leader on equal pay.

Women lawmakers face sexism, violence on job - report

GENEVA Women members of parliament (MPs) in all regions face sexism, harassment and violence from male lawmakers and are increasingly targeted by online humiliation campaigns, a report said on Wednesday.

Workers wield sledgehammers to tear down Calais 'Jungle'

CALAIS, France French workers began demolishing the "Jungle" shanty town in Calais on Tuesday, wielding sledgehammers to tear down makeshift dwellings as their former residents - migrants seeking entry to Britain - were moved out.

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