Indian army commandos killed three militants holed up in an officers' mess and another person was shot dead during a six-hour gunbattle at an army base in the disputed Kashmir region on Wednesday, a senior army officer said.
NEW DELHI The idea of setting a relatively low rate for a new sales tax seemed to be gaining traction on Wednesday, as politicians of all stripes met to debate what would be the country's biggest tax reform since independence.
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey did not want any escalation after it shot down a Russian fighter jet, saying it had acted simply to defend its own security and the "rights of our brothers" in Syria. Full Article | Russian pilot picked up by Syrian army - envoy
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
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
A professional modeling school for girls with a fuller look opens its doors in Moscow. The Plus Size Fashion academy trains fresh faced talent to break into the highly competitive modelling industry. Founder Dilyara Larina is an author and plus-size model herself. She says her mission is help others who dream of hitting the catwalk. Video
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. 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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