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Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber in Tour Finals

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, battling it out for the world number one ranking, are the first two women to qualify for the season-ending WTA Tour Finals in Singapore, the WTA said on Monday.

Smuggled gold may take refiners out of business

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Indian gold refiners just months ago were ramping up capacity and struggling to secure enough ore from miners.

Samsung, Tencent surge in race to become Asia's most valuable firm

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Samsung and Tencent have been more volatile than the Asia tech sector and the broader market this year.

Reporters at NY Times, other US media outlets hacked, Russian hand suspected

 If confirmed, the breach at the Times would not be the first time foreign hackers infiltrated a news organisation. (Photo: AP)

Media are frequently targeted by hackers and spies in an order to glean insights into US policies or to spy on journalists.

North Korea test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile: South Korea

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The launch comes two days after rival South Korea and the United States began annual military exercises in the South.

Pfizer's Medivation buy seen prescribing more biotech M&A

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Major drug makers are vying for a foothold in oncology because the sector promises to be single biggest contributors to sales growth.

US judge denies Texas professors who sought gun ban in their classrooms

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The ‘campus carry’ law was backed by Republican lawmakers, who said it could help prevent a mass shooting.

Taking U-turn?: Can't verify if wedding bomber was ISIS child soldier, says Turkey PM

People carry dead bodies into ambulances after an explosion in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey. (Photo: AP)

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that the bomber was likely an ISIS child soldier between the ages of 12 and 14.

Illicit gold: India's smugglers shut out refiners, banks; $1billion loss estimated

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The upsurge will lead to pressure for a reduction in the 10 per cent import duty and a rethink on recently introduced levies on gold jewellery.

Over 1,900 killed in 'chilling' Philippines war on drugs

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Duterte was voted to power promising to wipe out drugs and warning traffickers they risked death if they did not mend their ways.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is riding its old hobby horse again.

Harud is a film directed by Aamir Bashir.