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  • Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

    With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up...

    Flipkart announced this week that top international companies including Microsoft, eBay and China's Tencent had pledged investments totalling $1...

  • India's top e-tailer Flipkart eyes groceries; renewed push in furniture

    India's top e-commerce player Flipkart plans to move into the groceries space and make a renewed push in the online furniture business, as it expands its product portfolio and looks to outmaneuver global giant Amazon...

    Flipkart Chief Executive Binny Bansal said the home-grown e-commerce player plans to begin experimenting with grocery sales next year and scale up operations over a three year period...

  • Walmart to acquire Flipkart for $16bn

    MUMBAI: Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it will pay $16 billion for a roughly 77 per cent stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, and shares of the US retailer tumbled 4pc on news of its largest-ever deal, an effort to compete with rival Amazon Inc in an important growth market...

    Shares of Walmart fell 4pc in afternoon trade after opening at a seven-month low as the company warned it expects the deal to shave fiscal 2019 earnings by...

  • Amazon, Flipkart seek rollback of new Indian tax

    NEW DELHI: Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart are among online retailers demanding that India scale back a proposed tax on third-party sellers on their platforms, saying the burden of compliance will hurt the fledgling industry, according to documents seen by Reuters...

    The online retail industry is braced for a possible 1 per cent tax on each sale made by sellers on their platforms from April if the proposal is approved by parliament next...

  • Thais unveil restored statue at bombed shrine to boost morale

    BANGKOK: Thai authorities unveiled the restored centrepiece on Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to boost confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead...

    In the past week, police have arrested two people and identified seven more believed to be part of a network that carried out the August 17 blast, which also injured more than 120 people...

  • Little outcry as hospitals bombed in Syria, Yemen

    BEIRUT: The first missile slammed into the field hospital in the rebel-held Syrian town of Sarmeen, killing a physiotherapist inside...

    Five minutes later, the aircraft returned, firing another missile that hit nearby just as the first responders were arriving...

  • Bombed Brussels metro station reopens

    BRUSSELS: The Brussels metro station hit by a suicide attack last month that killed 16 people reopened on Monday amid tight security, with a memorial board for passengers to write messages for the victims...

    Bomber Khalid El-Bakraoui blew himself up at Maalbeek metro station near the EU headquarters on March 22, an hour after two other suicide attackers of the militant Islamic State (IS) group targeted Brussels airport...

  • Bombed Brussels Airport to reopen today

    There will be far fewer flights than normal at the start and tighter security will be in place, but the airport operator said the aim was to return to full capacity by summer...

    The country’s main airport has not handled passenger flights since two suspected Islamist militants carried out the suicide attacks...

  • US troops use vehicle to force gate at bombed Afghan hospital

    KUNDUZ: United States (US) troops drove a military vehicle through the gates of an Afghan hospital hit this month in a deadly air strike, in an incident that Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Friday may have damaged evidence relating to the attack...

    The armoured personnel carrier forced its way through the metal gate of the compound in Kunduz on Thursday afternoon and damaged the barrier, apparently unaware that MSF staff including...

  • Taliban hid in bombed hospital, claims Afghan Defence Minister

    KABUL: Afghanistan's acting Defence Minister says the hospital that was bombed by United States (US) forces was being used by insurgents who were fighting government forces...

    Masoom Stanekzai said on Monday that Taliban insurgents and possibly Pakistani operatives had used the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) facility in the city of Kunduz as a "safe place"...

  • Saudi-led coalition bombed schools in Yemen strikes: Amnesty

    DUBAI: Amnesty International said Friday that a Saudi-led coalition had bombed schools in Yemen, violating international humanitarian law and denying access to education for thousands of children...

    The London-based rights group called on "all states who supply arms to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, including the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK), to suspend all transfers of weapons which are being used to commit violations...

  • German mosque bombed ahead of unity celebrations

    DRESDEN: Bomb attacks hit a mosque and an international convention centre in the eastern German city of Dresden, police said Tuesday, adding that they suspected a xenophobic and nationalist motive...

    No one was injured in the blasts late Monday in a city that has become a hotspot for far-right protests and hate crimes following Germany's huge migrant influx...

  • Turkey mails bombed parliament debris in New Year cards

    The national assembly in Ankara was hit by air strikes in July during a failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan which was blamed by the government on the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen...

    “This piece of marble that fell from the wall of the grand national assembly of Turkey...

  • Two largest hospitals bombed in Aleppo

    ALEPPO: An air strike and artillery fire hit the two largest hospitals in rebel-held parts of Syria’s Aleppo on Wednesday, in what rights groups said was a deliberate strategy of targeting civilian infrastructure...

    President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and his ally Moscow have carried out a barrage of air strikes on opposition-controlled eastern Aleppo since Syria’s regime announced a bid last week to retake all of the divided city... ...

  • Pope condemns violence, visits church bombed by IS

    He visited an Egyptian church bombed by the militant Islamic State group in December...

    Pope Francis joined a procession from the nearby headquarters of Coptic Pope Tawadros II to the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church, where a suicide bomber killed 29 people in the December 11 attack...

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