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Falling global crude prices bolster economic outlook

Customers crowding a petrol pump when price rise was announced
FALLING crude oil prices have helped lawyer Pratik Mehra get off the bus and back behind the wheel of his car, cutting his travel time to work by a third. In China, a short hop across the Himalayas, slumping consumer demand has sparked fears of deflation as it wrestles with flagging global economic growth. But in India, lower prices are allowing consumers...

Diabetic woman dies while stuck in the back of an ambulance

A WOMAN who suffered from diabetes died while trapped inside the back of an ambulance after its tail lift broke outside a hospital. Sophia Bhanji, 39, was taken to Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, north-west London, with symptoms of hypoglyc More News »

Pakistan suspends news channel supportive of Khan

PAKISTAN on Monday (October 20) suspended a television channel supportive of anti-government protests being held by cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and a populist cleric in the capital Islamabad. ARY News, a popular station, is being t More News »

Women's pay remark trails Microsoft chief to the cloud

EVEN as Microsoft ramped up Internet “cloud” offerings for businesses, its chief continued to be dogged by a comment that women should not ask for pay raises. Satya Nadella hosted a press gathering on Monday (October 20) in San Fr More News »

Modi moves to reform coal industry

INDIA'S government has pledged to open up the coal mining industry to private players in the energy-starved country as Prime Minister Narendra Modi unleashes promised reforms to revive the ailing economy. Modi's government approved an More News »
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