REUTERS - India's stock markets rose nearly 1 percent on Thursday, looking to snap out of three straight sessions of losses as investors bought beaten down stocks while upbeat U.S. markets overnight also improved sentiment.
A village council in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh has denied allegations that it ordered two young sisters to be raped because their brother eloped with a higher caste woman. Members of the village council have told Reuters they passed no such order. Family members of the two sisters also said they are unsure if the ruling was made, and police deny any such directive was given. Full Article | Video
Australia wants to join India, the United States and Japan in joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, widening participation in multilateral drills as China's influence in the region grows. Australian Defence Minister Kevin Andrews said expanding the exercises to include more countries would help avoid military mistakes in a region where China and India are increasingly competing. Full Article
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc has reached a settlement agreement with nine former employees who had filed a lawsuit claiming that their personal data was stolen in a 2014 hacking tied to the studio's release of a comedy film set in North Korea, "The Interview." Read
The rise of selfie photography in some of the world's most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating risk-taking that has resulted in a string of gruesome deaths worldwide. Full Article