At least 20 people were injured, some critically, when 11 train coaches derailed early on Wednesday in Uttar Pradesh, the country's fifth major rail accident in the past year and only days after 23 people were killed in another derailment.
The Sensex and Nifty traded higher on Wednesday, on track for a second straight gain, but were confined to a narrow range for want of fresh triggers after a tepid results season.
TOKYO Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday, taking a breather after the previous day's surge, lacking the momentum to keep up with a global rally spurred by gains for tech shares on Wall Street and miners in Europe.
Diversified miner Vedanta Resources said its quarterly core earnings rose about 48 percent as zinc production at its Indian unit jumped.
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SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the production of more solid-fuel rocket engines, state media said on Wednesday, as he pursues nuclear and missile programmes amid a standoff with Washington, but there were signs of the drama easing.
PHOENIX Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday after being pelted with rocks and bottles, police said.
HONG KONG Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets.
MADRID An Islamist militant cell that last week used a van to kill 13 people in Barcelona had planned one or several major bomb attacks, possibly against churches or monuments, one suspect told a court on Tuesday, according to sources close to the investigation.
BARCELONA Barcelona are suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros ($10.00 million) for breach of contract as they want him to return the bonus he was paid when he signed a new five-year deal just nine months before joining Paris St Germain, the Spanish club said on Tuesday.