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Sensex rises; rupee falls to one-month low

Sensex rises; rupee falls to one-month low

Indian markets closed with modest gains yesterday, giving a guarded response to the goods and service tax (GST) council’s decision to reduce tax rate on a host of daily-use items.

India score first T20 win against Kiwis in Nehra’s farewell tie

India score first T20 win against Kiwis in Nehra’s farewell tie

A record opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a 53-run win over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 international in New Delhi yesterday.

Bank of England seen hiking rate for first time in decade

Bank of England seen hiking rate for first time in decade

The Bank of England, battling Brexit-fuelled inflation rises, is set Thursday to lift its key interest rate for the first time since 2007, according to analysts.

Orphans treated to a day of fun by Nakilat

Orphans treated to a day of fun by Nakilat

Nakilat organised a “memorable and eventful” outing for children from the Dreama orphan care centre yesterday.

De Lima sees president’s hand in Estrada’s release

De Lima sees president’s hand in Estrada’s release

The Rodrigo Duterte administration’s “trademark impunity” appeared to have reached the judiciary with the Sandiganbayan’s order to release former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Sen. Leila de Lima said.

PML-N, PTI key contestants in Lahore by-election today

PML-N, PTI key contestants in Lahore by-election today

Pakistan’s National Assembly constituency of NA-120 in Lahore, which has been a stronghold of PML-N, has witnessed a massive campaigning ahead of today’s by-poll with PML-N and PTI being the main contestants.

Air stikes hit US-backed militia in Syria's Deir al-Zor

Air stikes hit US-backed militia in Syria's Deir al-Zor

Syrian government or Russian air strikes targeted US-backed Syrian militias in Deir al-Zor province at dawn on Saturday, a militia official told Reuters.

Lotte to sell China shops in face of boycott

Lotte to sell China shops in face of boycott

South Korea’s Lotte Group is to sell some of its Chinese stores in the face of crippling measures imposed by Beijing over a US missile defence system, it said yesterday – and could dispose of them all.

Moscow says US Venezuela sanctions aim to 'fuel tensions'

Moscow says US Venezuela sanctions aim to 'fuel tensions'

Moscow on Monday slammed new US sanctions on Venezuela, saying they were aimed at damaging the Latin American nation's economy and aggravating tensions.

Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dots

Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dots

Scientists freely acknowledge they don’t know everything about how global warming affects hurricanes like the one pummelling southeast Texas.

Iraqi forces retake three districts of IS bastion

Iraqi forces retake three districts of IS bastion

Iraqi forces on Tuesday recaptured from the Islamic State group the first three districts of jihadist bastion Tal Afar as the Pentagon chief visited Baghdad in a show of support.

Oil traders expect Asia to import more Venezuela crude if US sanctions kick in

Oil traders expect Asia to import more Venezuela crude if US sanctions kick in

Asia would be the biggest beneficiary of any potential sanctions by the United States on Venezuela’s oil sector, said traders and analysts, as exports from the South American Opec member could be redirected to the region, filling a vacuum left by producer supply cuts.