A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Islamic State claims responsibility for the Berlin Christmas market attack: The strike aimed to ‘target citizens of the Crusader coalition’, the militant group said.
  2. Explosion at Mexico fireworks market leaves 27 dead, several injured: The blast may have been caused because of insufficient security measures, the head of Tultepec emergency services Isidro Sanchez said.
  3. Board exams for Class 10 students compulsory from 2018, says CBSE: The decision has yet to be approved by the government.
  4. Small traders can save up to 46% of their taxes by going digital, says Arun Jaitley: He claimed that by migrating to the banking system, these businesses will be able to maintain their books better.
  5. Rodrigo Duterte should be investigated for murder claims, says UN human rights chief: The killings are a breach of international law, said Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein.
  6. Cyrus Mistry sues Tata Sons for ‘oppression and mismanagement’: The company said it was unfortunate that the ousted chairman had not been able to ‘graciously accept the decision of the same Board that appointed him’.
  7. Airlines will be fined Rs 50,000 for dropping human excreta mid-flight, says green tribunal: The NGT also directed the setting up of a helpline number to address such complaints.
  8. Police detain six people, including shooter’s parents, in connection with Russian ambassador’s assassination: Investigators were also trying to ascertain whether the gunman had links to US-based preacher Fethullah Gülen, a senior Turkish security official said.
  9. Ravindra Jadeja’s seven-wicket haul wins India the 5th Test against England: The hosts won by an innings and 75 runs.
  10. Following criticism over ‘namaz break’, Uttarakhand government announces ‘short breaks’ for all: Chief Minister Harish Rawat and his Cabinet was accused by the Opposition of ‘indulging in minority appeasement’.