Verizon to buy Yahoo's core business for $4.8 bln in digital ad push


NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash, marking the end of the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage for a big new internet push by the telecom giant. | Video

Nineteen feared dead after knife attack in Japan - media reports

TOKYO Nineteen people were feared dead and 45 injured after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Japan early on Tuesday, national broadcaster NHK reported.

U.N. body overturns rejection, accredits press freedom watchdog

UNITED NATIONS The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) was granted consultative status at the United Nations on Monday after the U.N. Economic and Social Council overturned an earlier decision rejecting the press freedom watchdog's application.

Searchers fail to detect emergency signal from missing IAF plane

NEW DELHI Rescuers have failed to pick up any emergency transmitter signals from an Indian Air Force plane that went missing last week with 29 people on board, an official said on Monday, in the latest setback to a search operation in the Bay of Bengal.

Arun Jaitley to meet state ministers to push GST bill

NEW DELHI Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet state ministers on Tuesday to put pressure on the opposition Congress party to back a long-delayed sales tax reform whose chances have again been thrown into doubt by a parliamentary standoff.

Train hits school van in Uttar Pradesh, kills 8 children

NEW DELHI A train rammed into a van ferrying 20 children to school at a railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, killing eight of the students and injuring several more, a police officer said.

Stranded in the Gulf, duped Indian workers call for help

CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indians workers stranded in the United Arab Emirates with expired work permits, no pay and limited food, water and sanitation have appealed to the Indian government for immediate repatriation and financial assistance.

India wrestler Yadav says foul play behind failed dope test

MUMBAI India's Narsingh Yadav has claimed his supplements and water had been "sabotaged" after the wrestler due to represent his country in the 74kg category at next month's Rio Games tested positive for a banned steroid.

Bavarian bomber pledged allegiance to Islamic State - minister

ANSBACH, Germany The Syrian who blew himself up in southern Germany, wounding 15 people, had pledged allegiance to Islamic State on a video found on his mobile phone, the Bavarian Interior Minister said on Monday.

Suspects sought in Florida nightclub shooting that left two teens dead

FORT MYERS, Fla. Florida police said on Monday they had taken three people into custody but were searching for additional suspects in connection with a shooting outside a nightclub just after midnight that left two teenagers dead and more than a dozen people wounded. | Video


Solar-powered plane circles globe, returns to UAE

ABU DHABI A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world on Tuesday, returning to Abu Dhabi after an epic 16-month voyage and demonstrating the potential of renewable energy.