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Adani drops contractor for Australian coal mine

MELBOURNE Adani said on Monday it had canceled plans with Downer EDI Ltd to help develop and run its Carmichael coal mine in Australia after failing to secure a cheap government loan for the A$16.5 billion ($13 billion) project.

U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg - U.S., Russia say

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries.

Top News, World 8:31am IST

U.N.'s Zeid toughens warning of 'genocide' in Myanmar

GENEVA The top U.N. human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a television interview to be shown on Monday.

World, Top News 8:43am IST

Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump, when asked on Sunday if he was considering firing U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, told reporters, "No. I'm not."

World, Top News 9:22am IST

Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy in Nigeria

BAUCHI, Nigeria Four people were killed when a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy was ambushed in northeast Nigeria, a WFP spokeswoman said on Sunday, in the latest attack in the region as the conflict with Boko Haram nears its ninth year.

8:46am IST

U.S. Republicans confident tax bill to become law this week

WASHINGTON Top U.S. Republicans said on Sunday they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the bill by week's end.

World, Budget 2017, Business 8:27am IST

U.N. to vote Monday on call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a draft resolution calling for the withdrawal of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said, a move likely to face a Washington veto.

World, Israel 8:58am IST

Soccer: Brazilian midfielder Kaka retires at age 35

SAO PAULO Former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka announced on Sunday that he is retiring from football.

17 Dec 2017

Cricket: Rain leakage on WACA pitch throws final day into doubt

PERTH The start of the final day's play in the third Ashes test between Australia and England has been delayed after rainwater leaked onto the WACA pitch following heavy overnight showers, raising fears that the match could be abandoned.

8:47am IST

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' opens with galactic $450 million box office

LOS ANGELES "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" burst into theaters with a staggering $450 million in global ticket sales in its opening weekend, confirming that the celebrated space adventure franchise remained a powerful force at the box office.

8:33am IST