Chelyabinsk meteor #2? Massive flash over Russia’s Urals stuns locals & scientists
An extraordinary bright orange flash has lit up the sky in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region in the Urals.
by RT
Female Indonesian police recruits forced to undergo ‘virginity tests’
Two-finger examination that leaves women traumatised, humiliated and in pain is listed as requirement to join force.
by Kate Hodal

Russia deports several diplomats, warns it will defend separatists in Ukraine
Tit-for-tat expulsions have accompanied mounting tensions between Russia and European governments over Ukraine crisis.
by Andrew Roth
Is This a Joke? British Police Push for Ban on Pointy Knives
It’s not a joke anymore.
by Joshua Krause 

Switzerland to Vote on Gold Initiative
Swiss fight off bank policies.
by Axel Merk
Mistaken identity: French plane entered Swedish air space – not Russian as reported
French Embassy in Stockholm says they are currently investigating the air violation.
by RT

Putin leaves G20 summit citing a need to catch up on sleep
Kremlin played down reports the Russian President was leaving due to the frosty reception awarded to him by other world leaders.
by Latika Bourke
REPORT: Putin to leave G20 early after 'tense' meetings
Western leaders blame Putin for instability caused by Soros.
by Steven Swinford

Russia to build Iran nuclear reactors
Moscow signs deal with Tehran to build two reactors, likely to be followed by another six.
by AlJazeera
NATO says Russian troops crossed border
Russia has consistently denied sending troops into eastern Ukraine.
by BBC

India mass sterilisation: women were ‘forced’ into camps, say relatives
Brother-in-law of one victim says women were ‘herded like cattle’ after 12 die and scores injured following botched operations
by London Guardian
Spain: No Negotiation on Catalonia Independence
Spain continues to dismiss secession.
by Euronews

Poland's Independence Day Ends in Violence
215 arrested as Polish residents reject EU dictatorship.
by Associated Press
11 women die after sterilisation surgeries in India
“Twelve hours after the operation, I started vomiting.”
by Pavan Dahat

Nusra Front captures more towns, villages in northern Syria
Captured town is Minnig, in Aleppo province.
by McClatchy
Mexican Protesters Set Door of Ceremonial Presidential Palace on Fire
Country’s attorney general said the 43 student protesters missing since September were likely massacred.
by Ben Mathis-Lilley