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Indians mourn Kansas shooting victim in home-town funeral

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NEW DELHI Dozens of people gathered in Hyderabad on Tuesday for the funeral of an engineer shot dead in the United States last week, an attack that has raised fears for the safety of Indians abroad.

Stateless Rohingya refugees sucked into booming Bangladesh drug trade

LEDA, Bangladesh Rohingya Muslim refugee Ali Hasan is desperately looking for a bride for his 14-year-old son, jailed last year in Bangladesh for carrying the popular drug ya ba. He hopes the girl's family would pay the $620 needed for Mohammed Hasan's bail as dowry.

Samsung Group dismantles nerve centre as chief faces bribery charge amid scandal

SEOUL South Korean prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office, the latest developments in a scandal that has rocked the country for months. | Video

Kansas man curt as he faces charges over Indian engineer's murder

OLATHE, Kan A white U.S. Navy veteran charged with murdering an Indian software engineer at a Kansas bar gazed at a camera from jail and gave curt answers to a judge by video during his initial court appearance on Monday over the shooting, which federal authorities are probing as a possible hate crime.

SpaceX to send first paying tourists around moon next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, the launch company announced on Monday.

Bengaluru to offer up 'sporting' pitch for second test

NEW DELHI Barring a last-minute intervention from the home side, the second test between India and Australia will be played on a "sporting" pitch which will be fair to both teams, organisers in Bengaluru have said.

Trump seeks 'historic' U.S. military spending boost, domestic cuts

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a "historic" increase in defence spending, but ran into immediate opposition from Republicans in Congress who must approve his plan and said it was not enough to meet the military's needs. | Video

ANALYSIS - Facebook's virtual reality ambitions could be threatened by court order

Facebook Inc's big ambitions in the nascent virtual reality industry could be threatened by a court order that would prevent it from using critical software code another company claims to own, according to legal and industry experts.

Indian markets mark time ahead of Oct-Dec GDP data

Indian shares were little changed on Tuesday after snapping a six-session winning streak in the previous session as investors took a pause ahead of key economic growth and fiscal deficit data due later in the day.

Tweeting accountant blamed for Oscar best picture blunder

LOS ANGELES An accountant for the Academy Awards botched the meticulous procedure for announcing the Oscar for best picture when he handed victory to "La La Land" before declaring "Moonlight" the real winner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said on Monday. | Video

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Samsung Group says dismantling corporate strategy office

SEOUL South Korea's Samsung Group on Tuesday said it has dismantled its corporate strategy office, the nerve centre of operations for the sprawling conglomerate, following its chief's arrest amid a graft scandal that could bring down President Park Geun-hye.