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Indian father and son battle for billion-dollar empire

Indian father and son battle for billion-dollar empire
New Delhi - 

Vijaypat Singhania thought he was keeping his billion-dollar Indian textile empire in the family when he gifted control of the Raymond Group to his son Gautam three years ago.

Tear gas fired as dozens of migrants try illegal crossing to US

Tear gas fired as dozens of migrants try illegal crossing to US
Tijuana - 

US Border Patrol agents used tear gas and pepper spray to counter rock-throwing migrants when a group of about 150 tried to illegally cross the border from Mexico, leading to 25 arrests, the agency said on Tuesday.

Disasters rock Indonesia's '10 New Balis' tourism push

Disasters rock Indonesia's '10 New Balis' tourism push
Tanjung Lesung - 

Picture-postcard Tanjung Lesung was a cornerstone of Indonesia's bid to supercharge its tourism industry, boasting palm-fringed beaches, a towering volcano in the middle of turquoise waters and a rainforest sanctuary for endangered Javan rhinos.

North Korea could consider change of tack, warns Kim

North Korea could consider change of tack, warns Kim
Seoul - 

Nuclear-armed North Korea wants good relations with the US but could consider a change of approach if Washington maintains its sanctions, leader Kim Jong Un warned in his New Year speech Tuesday after 12 months of diplomatic rapprochement.

'Volcano' tsunami kills at least 168 in Indonesia

'Volcano' tsunami kills at least 168 in Indonesia
Carita - 

A tsunami following a volcanic eruption killed at least 168 people when it slammed without warning into popular beaches around Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Saturday night, cutting a swathe of destruction and triggering mass panic as it swept inland.

28 drown in India bus crash, many of them children

New Delhi - 

At least 28 people, many of them children, drowned Saturday after their bus plunged into a canal in India, police said, in the latest tragedy on the world's deadliest roads.

Death toll in California fire rises to 87

Death toll in California fire rises to 87

Los Angeles - 

The death toll in northern California's so-called "Camp Fire" rose to 87, officials said late Saturday, adding that the blaze was almost fully under control.

12 dead in suspected Mozambique Islamist attack

12 dead in suspected Mozambique Islamist attack

Maputo - 

Twelve people have been killed in a suspected Islamist attack in northern Mozambique, with thousands of villagers fleeing the area into neighbouring Tanzania, police sources said Sunday.



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