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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 14, 2018, 08.48 AM (IST)

Live: Fintech can be used to make the world a better place, says PM Modi in Singapore

We are in an age of a historic transition brought about by technology. The character of the global economy is changing. Technology is defining competitiveness and power in the new world. And it is creating boundless opportunities to transform lives: PM Modi in Singapore

Death toll climbs to 48 in California's most lethal wildfire disaster

The remains of six more victims were found on Tuesday in and around a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 48 in a wildfire disaster already ranked as California's most lethal and destructive in state history.

Indians are very good traders and negotiators, says Trump during Diwali celebrations

US President Trump while celebrating Diwali at the White House joked that Indians are "very good traders" and "very good negotiators".

"I am grateful for my friendship with Prime Minister Modi. We are trying very hard to make better trade deals with India. But they're very good traders. They're very good negotiators, the best," the US president said.

Harry Winston jeweller buys 'Pink Legacy' diamond for record $50 million

The "Pink Legacy", a diamond weighing just under 19 carats, fetched a record 50.375 million Swiss francs ($50 million), purchased by US-based luxury jeweller Harry Winston, Christie's said on Tuesday.

US judge to hold hearing on CNN's lawsuit against Trump administration

A federal judge said he would hold a hearing on Wednesday on CNN's lawsuit against the Trump administration seeking the speedy reinstatement of press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a frequent target of President Donald Trump.