Markets tumble across the world
World stocks racked up more losses on deep-rooted jitters about the U.S. ratings cut, but signs the European Central Bank was buying Italian and Spanish debt gave some respite to battered bond markets.
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Obama takes in grand Republic Day parade in show of solidarity between US and India
Barack Obama laid a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial at Rajghat and planted a sapling in the complex.
Funeral for Saudi King Abdullah got under way in a cavernous mosque in the capital.
Contestants present a colourful spectacle as they take part in the national costume show