India's quest for water hampered by thirsty crops

Pleas by local officials for farmers to switch from rice to oilseeds and pulses and protect dangerously low water levels are falling on deaf ears, and may be further undermined by government policies encouraging cultivation of thirsty crops.

Indian drugmaker Biocon's revenue could hit $1 bln in 4 years - MD 9:28pm IST

ABU DHABI India's biggest biotech firm Biocon Ltd expects revenue to double to $1 billion in four years as it expands in Europe and the United States with new products, its chairperson and managing director said on Saturday.

People wait in front of a hospital morgue where killed Bar Association President Tahir Elci is brought for an autopsy in Kurdish dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

Top Kurdish lawyer shot dead in Turkey

A prominent Kurdish lawyer and rights activist was shot in the head and killed in a street shootout in Turkey's troubled southeast on Saturday, much of the event captured on camera and broadcast around the world.  Full Article 

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a joint news conference with French President Francois Hollande in the East Room of the White House in Washington November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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U.S. has to "do something" about guns: Obama

Expressing what has become regularly repeated frustration on the issue, President Barack Obama said the United States needs to "do something" to make it harder for criminals to get guns after a shooting in Colorado killed three people and injured nine.  Full Article 

Handout still from "Tamasha".

Opinion - 'Tamasha' is worth a watch

“Rockstar”, “Highway” and now “Tamasha” show Imtiaz Ali is not content with telling straightforward stories. “Tamasha” is not an easy film to slot. Ali is obviously trying to push his boundaries and it doesn’t always work, but when it does, the result is breathtaking. For that alone, the film is worth a watch, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Review 

Migrants wait on the Greek side of the border with Macedonia as a Macedonian policeman stands guard on the Macedonian side, near the Greek village of Idomeni, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Police, migrants clash on Macedonia border

Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out.  Full Article 

Football - Leicester City v Manchester United - Barclays Premier League - King Power Stadium - 28/11/15 Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring the first goal for Leicester City and breaking a record after scoring in eleven consecutive Premier League games Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic

Vardy scores in 11th successive game

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy set a Premier League record when he scored for the 11th successive game with a goal after 24 minutes against Manchester United on Saturday.  Full Article 

A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

Hackers target Iceland sites in whaling protest

Activist hackers from the Anonymous collective have claimed responsibility for bringing down five government websites in Iceland in a protest against whale-hunting by the North Atlantic nation.  Story 

Singer and Oscar telecast performer Adele, nominated for the song "Skyfall" from the James Bond film "Skyfall" arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Adele's '25' is UK's biggest-selling No. 1 album

British singer Adele's "25" notched up the most sales in its opening week of any UK album, beating a record set in 1997 by Oasis, the Official Charts Company said on Friday.  Full Article | Video 

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