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Modi defends clampdown on cash economy

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday defended his crackdown on the cash economy that has left businesses, farmers and families suffering, saying it was necessary to keep inflation in check and ensure basic amenities for all.

Mosul residents fear cold and hunger of winter siege

BAGHDAD No food or fuel has reached Mosul in nearly a week and the onset of rain and cold weather threatens a tough winter for more than a million people still in Islamic State-held areas of the city, residents said on Saturday.

Top News, World 03 Dec 2016

Ruthless Chelsea fight back to sink Man City

Chelsea came from behind to secure a dramatic 3-1 win at Manchester City and forge clear at the top of the Premier League as their top-of-the-table clash ended in a mass brawl and two City players were sent off on Saturday.

03 Dec 2016

Residents alarmed as Iraqi soldiers spray Shi'ite graffiti in Mosul

The traditional battle cry of Shi'ite Muslims, expressing loyalty to the 7th century martyred hero of their sect, has been spray painted across buildings in Mosul by soldiers as they push out the hardline Sunni fighters of Islamic State. | Video

World, Top News 03 Dec 2016

Exclusive - U.S. standards council to investigate New Oriental after Reuters report

MIAMI A U.S. standards-setting body said it would investigate New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc in the wake of a Reuters report that detailed allegations of academic fraud at the company.

03 Dec 2016