India approved a long-awaited programme to equalise pension payments for retired military personnel despite it being a "huge fiscal burden," defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.
ANKARA - Clashes between Kurdish militants and security forces in eastern Turkey killed at least four people on Saturday in the latest flare up of violence since the collapse in July of a two-year-old ceasefire.
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