|Official: US, Afghan Taliban talks to be held 'in next few days'|
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)-- Peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban over the war in Afghanistan will likely be held "in the next few days," a senior U.S. administration official told CNN on Wednesday. The official, who spoke on condition of ...
Singapore chokes on haze as Sumatran forest fires rage
(CNN)-- Singapore was shrouded in haze on Wednesday as smoke from forest fires in nearby Sumatra drifted across the Malacca Strait in the city's worst pollution crisis in more than a decade. Buildings in the city of 5.3 million people have been ...
Myanmar constitution likely to dash Suu Kyi's presidential hopes
A year ago, the Nobel Peace Prize winner was feted at home and abroad and flush from her National League for Democracy (NLD) party's landslide wins in April 2012 by-elections, which swept her into parliament. Even a military-drafted constitution ...
Outbreak of deadly piglet virus spreads to 13 states
A swine virus deadly to young pigs, one never before seen in North America, is spreading rapidly across the United States and proving harder to control than previously believed. The virus now has spread to 13 states - with more than 100 positive ...
Stocks to fasten fortunes to Fed
However, Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average bucked the downward trend in Asia, adding 1.8% to 13,245.22. In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 index was down 0.5% as was France's CAC 40 index. Germany's DAX 30 index was slightly higher. Benchmark oil for ...
Battles beyond the Great Firewall: India shuts out Chinese tech companies
Late last week, news broke that India?s Intelligence Bureau had fingered Chinese chat app WeChat as a potential threat and that the app was under investigation; some reports even say that the Intelligence Bureau wants the app banned outright. Chinese telecom equipment companies ZTE and Huawei are similarly under investigation for posing potential national security threats. It makes you wonder ...
VIDEO: India flooding death toll rises
The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rain in northern India has risen to 70, media reports say.
Google Launches 'Start Searching India' Campaign
Google India today launched a campaign which is aimed at simplifying the web for the country's internet users.
Groupon India expands team
Groupon India, which has daily deals on its Web site, has expanded the roles of its team to take on the mandate for key emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region, comprising India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.