A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Pope Francis proclaims Mother Teresa a saint at canonisation ceremony in Vatican City: The pontiff said Saint Teresa of Calcutta shamed world leaders for the 'crimes of poverty they themselves created'.
  2. Separatists reject Mehbooba Mufti's invitation to hold talks with all-party delegation in Kashmir: Syed Ali Shah Geelani refused to meet a group of delegation members who tried to meet him separately, but Mirwaiz Umar Farooq met AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.
  3. BRICS must 'intensify joint efforts' to fight terrorism, says Narendra Modi: In remarks that seemed aimed at Pakistan, the prime minister said terrorists 'do not own banks or weapons factories' and whoever funds them must be stopped.
  4. AAP appoints Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi its Punjab unit convener: The party had removed Sucha Singh Chhotepur from the post following allegations that he had taken money from a volunteer and promised a government office.
  5. Syrian forces seize areas in southwest Aleppo, says human rights monitor: Government troops and allies launched an offensive and retook neighbourhoods, including Ramousah locality's Weaponry College and Air Force Technical College.
  6. Indian officials indicate an end to DCNS proposal for three new submarines after Scorpene data leak: A spokesperson for the French defence contractor said they were not informed of the decision and that talks were ongoing with the government.
  7. At least 36 die in bus-tanker collision along the Kandahar-Kabul stretch in Afghanistan: The road is prone to militant activity, compelling drivers to increase vehicle speed to avoid any confrontation.
  8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds 'constructive talks' with Chinese president Xi Jinping at G20 meet: The bilateral meeting was held in the backdrop of the two countries disagreeing on a range of issues including India's membership to the NSG.
  9. India says it cannot ratify Paris climate change agreement this year: Sherpa to the Prime Minister Arvind Panagariya said the country is committed to joining the international accord, but has ‘sought flexibility’ in the matter.
  10. Muslim law board faces flak for saying triple talaq is ‘not appreciated’, but allowed under Shariat: Activists have decried as 'obstinate and rigid' the body's stand that the practice cannot be done away with ‘in the name of social reforms’.