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  • Coal India shares hit near-3-year high as Narendra Modi explores breakup

    May 22, 2014 7:01 AM 7

    Reuters | New Delhi | Updated: May 22 2014, 12:25 IST Shares of Coal India, the world's biggest coal miner, hit their highest level in nearly three years on Thursday after Reuters reported that Narendra Modi, who will become prime minister on Monday, was exploring breaking up the company and opening up the sector. The stock was among the top gainers

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    May 22, 2014 6:48 AM 10

    22/05/14 MIRANSHAH: Pakistani air force jets pounded Taliban targets in a restive tribal area near the Afghan border on Wednesday before clashes broke out between the military and insurgents, leaving dozens dead. At least 60 people including insurgent commanders were killed in the early morning airstrikes, officials said, while separately a minimum

  • UN Committee Considers Sanctions Against Boko Haram

    May 22, 2014 6:29 AM 13

    The United Nations could impose sanctions Thursday on the Nigeria-based Islamist group Boko Haram, which has been blamed for thousands of deaths since launching an uprising against the government in 2009. Nigeria has asked a Security Council committee to add Boko Haram to the list of al-Qaida-linked entities that are subject to asset freezes, travel

  • Vietnam’s National Assembly asks China to withdraw oil rig

    May 22, 2014 5:59 AM 18

    Vietnam’s National Assembly released a public statement late on Wednesday urging China to withdraw an oil rig from waters claimed by Hanoi. “China’s deployment of the oil rig within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty rights,” the statement said. It is unusual for the Assembly to make public statements on foreign

  • The UK and the Dutch start the voting off in the EU’s parliamentary elections

    May 22, 2014 5:48 AM 11

    Voters in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are kicking off the European Union’s four-day election jamboree, being the first to cast their ballots to elect the next European parliament. In Britain public interest isn’t so much in Brussels, but more in whether political outsider, the UK Independence party come out on top. Current polls put Nigel

  • Egypt: One killed, six injured in Sinai bomb attack

    May 22, 2014 5:47 AM 13

    Civilians and security officers were among the casualties, Egyptian officials told news agency Agence France Presse (AFP). A wave of violence is currently engulfing Egypt as Islamist militants launch attacks on security forces in retaliation to the army ousting former president Mohamed Morsi in July. Witnesses who saw Wednesday's attack reported that it was carried

  • 31 killed, 90-plus injured in Xinjiang attack

    May 22, 2014 5:23 AM 18

    BEIJING (AP) — China's state-run news agency says 31 people have been killed and more than 90 injured in an early morning attack on a busy street market in the capital of the country's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang. The death toll makes Thursday's attack the bloodiest in a series of violent incidents blamed on radical separatist Muslims

  • LIVE As Arvind Kejriwal's remains in Tihar Jail, AAP prepares to challenge court order

    May 22, 2014 4:59 AM 17

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody on refusing to furnish a bail bond in a defamation case that BJP leader Nitin Gadkari had filed against him. By evening, Kejriwal was taken to Tihar jail where his colleagues and supporters had gathered, terming the situation ironical that those who attack corruption are sent to jail while

  • Coal India rallies 5% as Narendra Modi plans opening up the

    May 22, 2014 4:58 AM 19

    MUMBAI: Shares of Coal India moved higher in trade today following reports that the Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi is exploring breaking up the company and opening up the sector to foreign investment. Most PSU companies have been in an uptrend on hopes that the new government would initiate policy reforms to boost growth. "With the new government

  • Nanny Describes Alleged Kidnapper, Victim as "Perfect Couple"

    May 22, 2014 4:27 AM 29

    A man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping his girlfriend's teenage daughter nearly 10 years ago, police said Ten years after her mysterious disappearance, a Santa Ana woman contacted her sister and then police to alert them to her survival. Police say Isidro Garcia kidnapped the teenage daughter of his then-girlfriend in 2004 and has since fathered