Sri Lankan hardline Buddhist links Dalai Lama to Muslim extremism

COLOMBO, July 22 - A hardline Sri Lankan Buddhist monk leading an anti-Muslim campaign accused the Dalai Lama on Tuesday of being influenced by Islamist extremists and said the Tibetan could not be accepted as a world Buddhist leader.

8:57pm IST

UPDATE 1-S.African anti-fracking group threatens legal challenge

* Green group ready to challenge fracking in highest court

8:20pm IST

UPDATE 2-Striking South African unions considering latest offer

* Stoppage follows highly damaging 5-month platinum strike

8:10pm IST

Colombian mine mechanics, gov't to seek end to 12-day strike

BOGOTA, July 22 - Mechanics at Colombia's largest coal mines will meet on Tuesday with contractor Dimantec and representatives from the labor ministry in an effort to negotiate an end to a 12-day strike.

8:04pm IST

S.Sudan rebel team quits Uganda without meeting on mending ties

KAMPALA, July 22 - South Sudanese rebels who want to mend ties with Uganda and press for the withdrawal of Ugandan troops from South Sudan left Kampala without meeting the president, blaming miscommunication between the two sides, a rebel official said on Tuesday.

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Exclusive - Lupin, U.S. firms weigh bids for GSK's mature drugs: sources

LONDON/MUMBAI - Generics firm Lupin , some U.S. drugmakers looking for a tax-saving deal in Europe and private equity funds are planning to bid for a range of older drugs being auctioned by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) , five sources familiar with the matter said.