Struggling Indian savers threaten Modi's growth ambition


NEW DELHI/MUMBAI For India's dream of taking the baton of global growth from China, its savings rate is flashing a warning sign.

India, Pakistan to expel diplomats amid Kashmir tension

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD India and Pakistan on Thursday announced they would each expel one of the other's diplomats amid growing tension between the nuclear-armed arch-foes over the disputed region of Kashmir.

Tata group accuses ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry of malice

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Tata Sons accused its former chairman, Cyrus Mistry, of making "unsubstantiated claims and malicious allegations" against the Indian conglomerate as the gloves came off in a bitter and highly public row over his sacking earlier this week. | Video

Apple adds touch screen keys to MacBook Pro, price jump startles some

CUPERTINO, Calif. Apple Inc unveiled a revamped MacBook Pro on Thursday, adding a fingerprint reader, replacing function keys with a small touch screen and raising prices by several hundred dollars. | Video

Trump attacks Clinton on trade, says he should be handed victory

TOLEDO, Ohio; WINSTON SALEM, N.C. U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized Democrat Hillary Clinton on Thursday over her trade policies, saying she would handle trade deals so badly that the country should "just cancel the election" and name him the victor. | Video

World's largest marine park created in Antarctic Ocean

SYDNEY Twenty-four countries and the European Union agreed on Friday to create the world's largest marine park in the Antarctic Ocean, covering a massive 1.55 million square km (600,000 square miles) of ocean.

GMR says Maldives ordered to pay it $270 million for axed airport contract

NEW DELHI India's GMR Infrastructure Ltd said on Thursday that an international tribunal had ruled the Maldives government should pay it $270 million in compensation for cancelling a contract to modernise and run the archipelago's main airport.

Exclusive: Rohingya women say Myanmar soldiers raped them amid crackdown on militants

U SHEY KYA/YANGON Rohingya Muslims say Myanmar soldiers raped or sexually assaulted dozens of women in a remote village in the northwest of the country during the biggest upsurge in violence against the persecuted minority in four years.

India drug industry lobby hits back at antibiotic pollution claims

MUMBAI The head of an Indian drugs industry lobby group on Thursday said media reports linking pollution in some lakes and rivers to factories making antibiotics were not accurate and that drug factories were in compliance with local environmental rules.

Iraqi villagers celebrate freedom from Islamic State, but still haunted by terror

FADILIYA, Iraq When Kurdish fighters cleared Islamic State from the northern Iraqi village of Fadiliya, some residents celebrated by passing around cigarettes - an act that would have earned them a public whipping under the group's reign of terror.


Google parent Alphabet profit surges on mobile, video ads

Google parent Alphabet Inc bested analysts' estimates for third-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday as the search company showed it has honed its core business for the mobile era and is closing in on the next wave of computing.