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Government orders Delhi power plant, generator shutdown as air worsens

NEW DELHI The government ordered diesel generators and a power plant in Delhi to be shut down on Tuesday as air quality in the capital deteriorated ahead of Diwali, when a night of firecrackers sends pollution levels rocketing.

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle. | Video

World, Top News 17 Oct 2017

Fiji urges 'absolute dedication' to toughest climate target

OSLO Fiji called on Tuesday for "absolute dedication" to the strictest limits on global warming as it prepares to preside over U.N. talks next month seeking to keep the Paris climate agreement on track despite a U.S. pullout.

World, Top News 17 Oct 2017

Wipro second-quarter profit beats estimates

India's third-largest software services exporter Wipro Ltd posted a better than expected second-quarter profit on Tuesday, adding that it would match industry growth rates by the fourth quarter.

Soccer: Leicester sack manager Shakespeare

LONDON Craig Shakespeare's short reign as Leicester City manager was brought to an end on Tuesday when the Premier League club confirmed he had been sacked after four months in permanent charge.

17 Oct 2017