Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just suffered a bruising election setback, yet his party appears in no mood to compromise with the main political opposition to get stalled economic reforms back on track.
U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital is selling shares in Hero MotoCorp Ltd, the world's largest seller of motorcycles and scooters, to raise as much as $116 million, IFR reported, citing a person close to the deal.
For two weeks now, Tamil Nadu has been swamped by heavy rainfall and flooding that has left at least 70 people dead. Many parts of state capital Chennai are under water. Pumps do a little to help but it's not enough and residents are getting worried about the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue. Watch this video
The execution of two Bangladeshi opposition leaders for war crimes appears to have cowed rivals of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, but critics said her success comes at the cost of free discourse and the calm is likely to be short-lived. Full Article
An investigation into the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when French prosecutors said a man who provided lodging to the suspected ringleader must have known of a militant plot, and Belgium issued a warrant for a new suspect. Full Article | Video
Scores of Indian women have taken to social media declaring themselves "Happy to Bleed," after the head of a famous Hindu temple said he would consider allowing women in if there was a machine to check that they were not menstruating. Nikita Azad said she launched the #HappyToBleed campaign to protest the remarks made by the head of Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Full Article
(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) The video of a white police officer gunning down a black teenager, in October 2014, was released by the Chicago police department, hours after the officer was charged with first degree murder. Video | Scuffle between protesters, police
Attack in Kashmir
Three gunmen attacked and entered an army base in the disputed Indian region of Kashmir on Wednesday, a senior army officer said, raising tension over the disputed border with Pakistan that runs nearby. Read
British singer Adele has broken the single-week U.S. album sales record in just four days with her new release "25," Nielsen Music said on Tuesday. Read
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