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An armed standoff between Indian security forces and Kashimiri rebels at a paramilitary base ends after 36 hours and leaves eight people dead.

Gun battle at base in southern part of Indian-administered Kashmir leaves five soldiers and three gunmen dead.

Value Added Tax (VAT) has been introduced in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for the first time.

The Gulf states have been under pressure to increase state revenue in the face of lower oil prices

A boat capsizes in the north of Indonesian Borneo, leaving at least eight people dead.

Several others are missing after the vessel, whose passengers included children, sank near Borneo.

Two people are killed in a plane crash in Northland, New Zealand.

U.S. President Donald Trump tweets that Pakistan has been a "safe haven" for terrorists from Afghanistan and has given America "nothing but lies & deceit" after getting more than $33 billion in U.S. aid.

Pakistan responded to Trump’s assertion it has “given us nothing but lies & deceit” while providing, “safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afgh...

California becomes the latest and most-populated state to legalize the recreational use of cannabis.

One in five Americans can now legally purchase the drug in six states across the country.

An apparent gang riot at Colonia Agroindustrial prison in Goiania, Brazil, results in nine deaths and 14 inmates injured. Authorities report 233 prisoners escaped but now only 95 prisoners remain at large.

Attackers set mattresses on fire and burned bodies of those killed, authorities say

The U.S. state of Alaska eliminates the posting of bail in criminal cases, replacing it with a points-based system, rating the defendant on their previous criminal history, their danger to the public, and their probability of showing up to court hearings.

Ten people die at the protests overnight, with twelve deaths total so far as the protests enter their fifth day.

Alain Berset takes office as President of the Swiss Confederation. At 45 years of age, Berset is the youngest president of Switzerland since 1934.

An interview with Alain Berset, who, at 45, is the youngest politician to become Swiss president since 1934.