At least 42 injured in rail accident in Uttar Pradesh

NEW DELHI A passenger express train derailed after hitting a truck in northern India on Wednesday, injuring 42 people, some critically, in the country's fifth major rail accident in the past year.

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India's Sterlite to invest $1 billion annually in Brazil power lines - source 2:23am IST

SAO PAULO India's largest power transmission company Sterlite Power Grid Ventures Ltd will invest around $1 billion per year in the next few years to build power lines in Brazil, a source with direct knowledge of the plan told Reuters on Wednesday.

India to speed up state bank mergers for broader economic revival 23 Aug 2017

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Investors want former CEO Nandan Nilekani to return to Infosys board 23 Aug 2017

MUMBAI A group of 12 major institutional investors in Infosys Ltd has asked the Indian IT services company to bring former CEO Nandan Nilekani back on to its board to try to resolve a feud with the company's founders.

Dutch foil possible attack on tip from Spain; no Barcelona link 5:53am IST

AMSTERDAM/MADRID A Spanish man was detained by Dutch police on Wednesday after he was found driving a van with gas canisters near a Rotterdam venue where a rock concert was cancelled due to a threat of a possible attack.

Pakistan rejects role of 'scapegoat for U.S. failures' in Afghanistan 23 Aug 2017

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected U.S. criticism of its efforts to fight terrorism, saying it should not be made a scapegoat for the failure of the U.S. military to win the war in Afghanistan.

North Korea presses rocket programme, but amid signs of drama easing 23 Aug 2017

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered more solid-fuel rocket engines, state media reported on Wednesday, as he pursues nuclear and missile programmes amid a standoff with Washington, but there were signs of tension easing.

Ahead of Lee verdict, Samsung Group lacks leadership 'Plan B' 5:58am IST

SEOUL Samsung Group, South Korea's leading conglomerate, has no 'Plan B' for taking big decisions if its billionaire de facto leader Jay Y. Lee is jailed for corruption, people familiar with the matter said.

India's proposed pharma marketing rules hit legal roadblock 23 Aug 2017

MUMBAI India's plan to bring in marketing rules to curb unethical promotional practices in the country's drug industry faces an indefinite delay after it hit a legal roadblock, marking a setback for public health groups.

Wayne Rooney announces end of England career 23 Aug 2017

MANCHESTER Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from the England national team on Wednesday, ending a 14-year stint in which he became the country's top goalscorer with 53 goals.