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Kerry presses India on global trade deal as deadline looms


NEW DELHI - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Wednesday for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country's commitment to advance economic liberalisation.

Landslide near Pune kills 10, scores feared trapped

NEW DELHI - Heavy rain triggered a landslide near Pune that killed at least ten people and trapped up to 150 more after thick mud came crashing down on thatch huts and brick houses on Wednesday, a disaster official said.

30 Jul 2014

Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza Strip

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street market on Wednesday, Gaza's Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting.

Israel 6:42am IST

Tribal affairs minister wants say in industrial projects

BHUBANESWAR India - India's new tribal affairs minister wants the government to consult his ministry before considering any industrial project in a tribal area, which he said could speed up projects by resolving people-displacement issues early.

Business 30 Jul 2014

CBI presses ahead with Finmeccanica helicopter probe

NEW DELHI - Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Wednesday it would press ahead with an investigation into a scrapped helicopter contract with Finmeccanica , a day after prosecutors in Italy agreed to settle legal proceedings against the Italian firm.

30 Jul 2014

Khosla-backed startup hopes to bring doctors to patients' mobiles

SAN FRANCISCO - HealthTap Chief Executive Officer Ron Gutman believes paying the doctor a visit is expensive and time-consuming. So why not bring the doctor to the patient - digitally?

Tech, 6:13am IST

Air India staff found smuggling gold

NEW DELHI - Authorities have found 13 cases of gold smuggling by employees of the national carrier, Air India, over the past three years and the current year, the junior civil aviation minister said on Wednesday.

Business 30 Jul 2014

U.S. economy back on track with strong second-quarter rebound

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy rebounded sharply in the second quarter as consumers stepped up spending and businesses restocked, putting it on course to close out the year on solid footing.

Business, Economy, 12:01am IST

Kallis quits ODI format months before World Cup

CAPE TOWN - South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup.

30 Jul 2014

Trezeguet signs up for Indian Super League

MUMBAI - Former France and Juventus striker David Trezeguet has followed compatriot Robert Pires by becoming the latest overseas recruit for India's new franchise-based soccer league on a one-year deal with Pune City.

30 Jul 2014

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