A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Pakistan ready to defend motherland with armed forces, says Nawaz Sharif: He reiterated that the Kashmir dispute was 'unfinished business of Partition', at a review meeting after the Indian Army's surgical strikes along the LoC.
  2. Former RJD legislator Mohammad Shahabuddin surrenders after Supreme Court cancels his bail: It asked the Bihar government to bring the process to take the local don into custody.
  3. Palestinian chief Mahmoud Abbas joins world leaders at Shimon Peres' funeral: President Barack Obama said the Israeli leader showed that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist ideal.
  4. The Rosetta spacecraft will collide with comet 67P to end its 12-year journey today: The decision to crash-land was taken after scientists realised there is very little solar power left to operate it.
  5. Patna High Court strikes down Bihar 'illegal' prohibition law: An ex-Army officer had filed a plea challenging the restriction on the sale and consumption of alcohol, saying it violated citizens' rights.
  6. Hitler killed 3 million Jews, I will slaughter as many drug addicts, says Rodrigo Duterte: Jewish groups widely decried the Philippines president’s comments as 'disgusting rhetoric'.
  7. Park Street rape case prime accused Kader Khan arrested from Delhi: Khan and his aide Ali will be produced before a local court, and the police will seek transit remand so that he can be taken to Kolkata.
  8. Nearly 15 lakh people being evacuated in Punjab from villages after Indian Army's surgical strikes: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said camps have been set up and ‘all preparations are in place’.
  9. Bengaluru-based bitcoin company Unocoin Technologies raises $1.5 million from domestic, US investors: This is the highest amount raised by any Indian startup that deals with the digital currency.
  10. France launches airstrikes against Islamic State from aircraft carrier, say reports: Fighter jets will reportedly conduct a sortie over Mosul every three minutes.