BJP confronts Gandhis as parliament gathers

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.

Bain selling Hero MotoCorp shares worth up to $116 mln - IFR 11:27am IST

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.

The Eiffel Tower is seen at night in Paris, France, November 23, 2015. The capital will host the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) from November 30 to December 11. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Obama to meet Modi, Xi at Paris talks

U.S. President Barack Obama will meet China's president Xi Jinping and PM Narendra Modi on the first day of the Paris climate talks on Nov. 30, White House officials said.  Full Article 

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At least 70 killed in floods in Tamil Nadu

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 

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attends the 'Girl Summit 2014' at the Walworth Academy in London July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Oli Scarff/Pool/Files

Hasina's gains from hangings seen short-lived

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 

A Belgian police patrols in central Brussels as investigators search the area during a continued high level of security following the recent deadly Paris attacks, Belgium, November 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks

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 

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Indian women protest with #HappyToBleed

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 

Laquan McDonald (R) walks on a road before he was shot 16 times by police officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago, in this still image taken from a police vehicle dash camera video shot on October 20, 2014, and released by Chicago Police on November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Chicago Police Department/Handout via Reuters

Police release video of officer killing teen

(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 

Football Soccer- Barcelona v AS Roma - UEFA Champions League Group Stage - Group E - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - 24/11/15  Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the fifth goal for Barcelona with Neymar and Luis Suarez.   REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Suarez, Messi hit doubles as Barca rout Roma

Luis Suarez hit a brace and set up a double for Lionel Messi in his first start after injury as Barcelona crushed AS Roma 6-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday.  Full Article 

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